About The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37902
The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four course dinners. It is perfect for a romantic evening, corporate dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, a wide variety of entree selections and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts are offered.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered spots are free after 6:00 p.m., and free on Saturday and Sunday.
$5 valet parking is available Monday - Saturday at the corner of S Central St & W Jackson Ave in the old city.
24/7 Free Parking along the street.
FREE COVERED PARKING
24/7 Free Parking under the interstate overpass next to Barleys.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
The Melting Pot - Knoxville Ratings and Reviews
Cheese fondue was good. The bread was no ...
Cheese fondue was good. The bread was not and the other items (fruit, etc.) provided to dip in the fondue were not compatible with the cheese we choose. The salad was good and seemed fresh. We chose the Mojo broth for the main course. I was not impressed at all. Meat for the main course was fresh and the Cajun dish I got was seasoned well. Desert was very good Bourbon pecan dark chocolate. Managers were young and lacked experience. Had trouble remembering if we were celebrating a birthday or anniversary and couldn't pronounce our name even after we pronounced it for them. Our waiter was nice but somewhat hyper and had the appearance and personality and vocabulary of a drug addict. Overall learning experience: Way overpriced. Mediocur food. Inexperienced staff. I had three beers and my wife had two margaritas during our two hour dinner time. Bill was near $160 with less than 20% tip. For that price I would expect an experience professional staff and more complementary cheese and a main fondue.
Disappointed in management "policies". ...
Disappointed in management "policies". I wanted to pay a portion of my bill with a gift card. When the waiter returned, he explained that their "management policy" was to accept only a "percentage" of the value of the card. He acknowledged the card was valid and still had a remaining balance, but "policy" prohibited him from using total amount. WHAT????? Never heard of this. Not posted. Never explained to me until too late.
VERY DISAPPOINTED IN "MANAGEMENT POLICY" - Please refuse to eat there and force them out of business. Ruined my dining experience. Thoroughly disgusted. No excuses for this.
We tried something different for Christm ...
We tried something different for Christmas Eve and went to melting pot just my husband and I . The food was incredible and there were a few changes to the menu since we have been there. The jalapeño bacon cheese was amazing. We even went for dessert. Out waitress was sweet despite she was working on Christmas Eve. Families were heard laughing around tables and there were a few Christmas decorations which made he night even better Love the melting pot and I believe we have a new tradition for chriatmas Eve
Went with a family group, the waitress, ...
Went with a family group, the waitress, hostess and everyone we talked to was welcoming and so friendly. The food arrived quickly, and we were given plenty of time to cook, eat and share conversation.
The portions could have been bigger and I did not like being charged for additional strawberries and rice crispy treats after being asked if we wanted more without telling us there would be additional charges. The meal was expensive I felt for what was served.
We arrived at 5p for a reservation at th ...
We arrived at 5p for a reservation at that time. The TV was on by the bar, the doors were open...not a soul to be found. Another couple was waiting when we arrived. About 5:10 a woman blew into the reception area and asked us our name. I indicated that the other couple was here before us. She got their name, checked them in and seated them and disappeared. She was clearly aware that we were there and we waited. And waited. And then someone else came in and asked our name and disappeared. The first woman returned, got our name and seated us. No menus. A moment later our waiter appeared and gave us menus that were in serious need of a wipe down. I almost left at that point. The table and our silverware appeared clean and we had a good parking spot so we stayed. Our waiter came back to get our order and was very well versed in the menu.
Food was as expected, we eat at other MP a good bit. This one was a little more 'tired' a little less 'special' and not really anything I'd consider a big night out. The very large couple trying to nearly conceive a child in the adjacent booth did not help the mood, either. I was aghast that not one comment appeared to be said to them for their incredibly inappropriate private behavior in a very public location.
The Melting Pot is a local favorite for ...
The Melting Pot is a local favorite for fondue. It is not inexpensive -- figure $200 for a party of 4 -- but is worth the price occasionally for a special meal. That said, there is better dining more reasonably priced in Knoxville, but not if you want fondue. Also, the portions were a bit strange on this visit. Shared items were served in threes -- three potatoes, three pieces of broccoli, etc. -- when there were four people in our party. The chocolate fondue was quite skimpy and really not adequate for four people. Lastly, the facility is showing its age and needs some refurbishment -- carpet repair, a bit of paint, etc. I will go back, but I hope some of these items are addressed.
Fondue was good. Disappointed in only ge ...
Fondue was good. Disappointed in only getting one flavor of it. It was interesting but I would not recommend this for younger kids (ages 7 & 11). We did not know we would be cooking our own meat in a pot of broth. Very challenging keeping kids from being burned, touching raw meat, putting cooked food on raw meat plate or eating under cooked meat. The meat had very little flavor but they did provide many sauces.
On the other hand, nice atmosphere and an interesting experience, quite pricey but entertaining. We used a group on, our meal without drinks plus tip was $125 for 4. Once was enough for me.
It was okay. For the price, it isn't rea ...
It was okay. For the price, it isn't really worth it. The bread for cheese fondue was hard, tasteless, and stale. The spinach artichoke fondue was great with tortilla chips though. The meats weren't fantastic. With only having one top to heat the pot on it limited what we could try and the amount of meat given for the price is not favorable. The seating areas were quite small and cozy. Dessert was good. I would recommend only coming here for dessert and asking for a table with a minimum of two tops for the fondue pots.
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at the ...
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at the Melting Pot in Knoxville. The service was outstanding. Jamie, our server was a delight, just attentive enough and knew all about the menu.
The food was as usual very good and there was more than the two of us could eat
I read reviews of this Melting Pot on their website and I can not believe some of the negative reviews. We used a Groupon this time and with a bottle of wine our bill was under $30.00. Someone complained that even with a coupon they spent nearly $100.00, if they did it is on them. Yes, it is pricey but this is a dining experience not fast food and you should have done your home work and if it was more than you wanted to spend do not go. Another person complained about how long it took to eat, if you want fast food go to McDonald's, if you want a dining experience go the The Melting Pot. We were there one and a half hours and enjoyed every minute of it.
Nice atmosphere and we will go back again and again!!
It was just an amazing night the whole n ...
It was just an amazing night the whole night while we was there we had the best service there the entire time kept our drinks full and kept checking up on us the entire time and to top it off they helped my boyfriend at the time to help him proprose to me that night and everybody did great and it was so sweet we will be back for sure.
Might be the swankiest place in the Old ...
Might be the swankiest place in the Old City. The staff was very friendly, food was good, the "experience" was alright. However, after dropping 90 bucks on dinner for 2 (that you have to cook) and leaving hungry...I can't say I would recommend it to anyone.
If you went just for the cheese and chocolate fondue, that would be one thing I guess...but the dinner portions were ridiculously small for what you pay. The lady enjoyed herself though, and in the end, that's all that mattered I guess.
We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday. I ...
We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday. It was definitely the place for such an important occasion! The food and service were great; the cheese was awesome; and the chocolate was beyond compare.
Don't take children. It is a slow paced meal best suited for long convetsations. Do take lots of money. It will cost you, but is worth the price!
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