About The Melting Pot - San Antonio
At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Fondue, European, French
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
Blanco and Bitters
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews
My fourth time here, it never lets me do ...
My fourth time here, it never lets me down. I love the themed meals for couple's. From top to bottom all 4 courses were perfect. We did the San Antonio night out, our waiter was great and the ambiance was perfect.
From the time we walked in the staff was ...
From the time we walked in the staff was present and very friendly. I loved the interaction and table side presentations. Everything felt very personal. As a couple with kids, my husband and I don't get many date nights, so when we do we want them to be interesting, delicious, and generally worth the effort. We were able to talk and it felt very intimate. The drinks were very good, including one of the signature Food Across America drinks, and the food was quite good as well. It seemed a bit on the high end, but we both walked away unable to complete dessert in our 4 course meal. Also, what we realized was that 3 alcoholic drinks and a coke came out to just over $40. Higher than usual, but we chocked it up to part of the overall experience. And we really did enjoy it, and will be back.
When we were let into the establishment, ...
When we were let into the establishment, we believe the Manager was not appropriately dressed as his shirt was not tucked in. In my opinion if the staff is not ready, take the added minute to make sure you are tidy beforehand, especially if you are the Manager and opening g the place for the evening. The food selection was well presented and tasted great on our Four Course Experiences but too expensive to choose as a regular place to have a quiet dinner without having a special occasion to do so. Overall, this establishment appears to be outdated and needs some attention. Additionally, we sat at a table next to the class wine cellar and could see dust and dirty glass on the other side in the bar area.
Our waitress on the other hand, really shined. She was super polite and made us feel comfortable while explaining everything. I really think she went out of her way to bring my partner a piece of rice crispy treat with a birthday candle in it on a plate with Happy Birthday written in Chocolate on it. A way more personal option than if I had ordered the Birthday ballon bouquet for him at an additional $20.
We visited this Melting Pot while travel ...
We visited this Melting Pot while traveling in San Antonio. We always enjoy the experience of the Melting Pot, but this one really great. Our waiter, Kaleb, was outstanding. He was very good at explaining new items on the menu and was very attentive. My wife and I had the four course meal and our daughter, a very picky eater, had the kid's menu. It takes upward of two hours to dine and nearly $120 for the three of us, but for a special occasion it is worth it.
The dining experience was fun. I have en ...
The dining experience was fun. I have enjoyed the Melting Pot experience with my children for many years. Now that they are adults, they still choose the Melting Pot for their special celebrations: birthdays, graduations, etc.
Honestly, the food is delicious -- but there is just too much of it! I was so stuffed and miserable when I left. I need to figure out a way we can enjoy the restaurant without eating WAY too much!
The Melting Pot provides a distinctive d ...
The Melting Pot provides a distinctive dining experience that may be best left for special occasions, so that one does not spoil oneself and can continue to fully appreciate it.
The interior design, quite surroundings, and the opportunity to cook your food at your own pace together contribute to creating a truly intimate atmosphere for a couple or small group. The sauces that complement the meat, chicken, and seafood are superb. The flavors and textures of the dessert course are all that one could want, or stand, given the mixture of chocolate dipping sauces, fruit, and cake.
The price is not what the average person would want to spend on a regular basis, but, as indicated, eating at this restaurant is to be savored slowly. If one could afford to go often, then I think that would make it seem less special that it is.
Great food and experience. I had the fou ...
Great food and experience. I had the four course meal, with the French quarter as the main entrée. It was a bit over-seasoned, but still delicious. Dessert is always the best part of the mean, even when it's gluten-free (especially the brownies).
I booked my reservations a week in advance by phone. Girl told me all the cost and I was told by a friend about a Bachelorette party she threw and how there was a discount. It's called petite one. I was going to have at least 12 people in my party. The person over the phone failed to mention we would not be seated until everyone arrived or at least 5. Reservation was for 8 didn't get seats until almost 9. We had plans to go out afterwards. Plans ruined because someone couldn't informed me of this. Overall service was good and food. I'll be coming back for girls night out but now I know what to expect.
Delicious food and excellent service but ...
Delicious food and excellent service but be prepared for the table of people who think they're the only ones celebrating an occasion and the restaurant won't tell them to stop shouting (literally) over each other. It's been 20 years since my last visit and will probably be a long time before I return.
Our experience dining at the Melting Pot ...
Our experience dining at the Melting Pot was great, our server was polite and professional, we were celebrating my wife's birthday. We ordered the 3 course meal which was great, the only issue i have are the portions of food, I appreciate the quality of the food, but I feel the quantities of portions of food on the main entrees could be better, other than that our experience dining was great.
Its all about the experience
This was our Silver Anniversary, so we wanted something special. The price may seem scary for the budget conscious, but you're buying more than a meal, you're experiencing an event. From cocktail and appetizer selection, through the meal, and into dessert, it is the literal sharing of the meal that makes this a worthy evening. Our server, Annie, was a confident tour guide, helping us navigate our way through the evening. What could have been more daunting, she made seamless.
We'll likely go again for our next celebratory event.
Romantic/Fondue and dessert is amazing!
The fondue was great but boiling meat not my thing! They started with the cheese fondue which was delicious and then moved to a salad. When the meat was brought out it was raw on a plate. You have to boil it and cook it for 2 minutes. I have to say I like my meat grilled or seared but not boiled unless it is a soup. We liked that we experienced it but if you like meat (not boiled) it won't be for you unless you go for cocktails, fondue and dessert! The service was awesome and they even seated us earlier than the reservation.
Great Prom date spot
Went here as a pre prom date and was not disappointed. The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. She steered us along the best path making plenty of suggestions and giving helpful information. On the expensive side though so its not the type of place you would just go for any occasion. Definitely recommend it as something new and fun to do.
Great Place for Dates
I have been here twice and always get great service. It is a place to get to know someone and you can make the fondue very fun my dipping and dropping it lol. It's a joyful place with a great vibe. If you've never been to the 2 for $80 because you get a variety of meats. I'm definitely going again.
Great!! Even with dietary restrictions!!
My husband and I ate here for the first time and LOVED it!! I have celiac disease so am gluten free, and he is not. We had reviewed the menu beforehand to ensure I could eat, and were happily surprised. The waiter and staff were very accommodating and knowledgable about my special needs and took extra special precautions to prevent any cross contamination with gluten. Had a great experience, enjoyed the food (more than the alcoholic beverages) and will certainly go again!!
Celebrated our 13th anniversary
HonestlY I had my doubts, but as the evening progressed I was amazed! The restaurant was clean and quiet, probably not the place for babies, or small children. But perfect for a quiet date night. The food was spectacular, the waitress did a wonderful job explaining how things worked. She was the perfect waitress. Some waiters tend to hover, or ignore you. She was the perfect between. Not to intrusive, but she kept our glasses full! Would definitely recommend to anyone, and will certainly be coming back!
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