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, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews
My sister & I went for Restaurant Week. ...
My sister & I went for Restaurant Week. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He explained every cooking style to us in detail so that we could make the right decision as to what we wanted. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful evening. Blanche Bongiorno
We had NO idea we were to prepare our ow ...
We had NO idea we were to prepare our own food in a pot! Disappointed!!!! And, then it seemed it took FOREVER!?!?! We landed up dumping everything in the pot at the end!?! Then, the best part of the dining experience was the desert and we hardly even got any chocolate in the fondue pot? Unlike the Cheese? We had so much leftover fruit, deserts, to still dip? But, then again, maybe that is done intentionally so that we would have to purchase "another"
chocolate fondue? " Sadly, never again ...
I loved the melting pot both times me an ...
I loved the melting pot both times me and my fiancé have visited. The food was great! A little pricey but it's worth it! Split meals to make it more affordable, definitely would recommend it to all my family and friends!
I have never been to the Melting Pot, so ...
I have never been to the Melting Pot, so restaurant week was a perfect opportunity to try it for a reasonable price. Our server, Yesenia, was attentive and helpful. Overall the food was good. The ceviche salad was ok. The best part was definitely the cheese fondue! If was a fun experience.
This was our first time at The Melting P ...
This was our first time at The Melting Pot. It did not disappoint! From the time we walked in everyone was nice and friendly. Our table was ready when we arrived. Angel was our server. He was most gracious and knowledgeable. He explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions. He knew just how long to leave the table for us to enjoy and when to return with the next course. He was fantastic!! We thought it was quite a bit of food for the price. Plan on returning soon.
Overall the food was great. We went wit ...
Overall the food was great. We went with the 4 course meal and it was perfect. It was fun cooking our food and trying all the different sauces. You will not leave this place hungry! Service was great, the waiter went over everything and had a great upbeat personality.
Dinner last for a while so make sure you give yourself enough time here to enjoy everything. We were there for about 2 hours.
This was a very special occasion. We wer ...
This was a very special occasion. We were a table of 4. We each got the four course meal. Our server was amazingly helpful and kind. She even let us try 2 different dessert fondue styles since my brother and I couldn't decide. I really love this place, but since it's so pricey, its definitely a special place for special moments.
I always enjoy coming to the melting pot ...
I always enjoy coming to the melting pot for a special occasion. San Antonio's venue has typically been pretty good, although this most recent experience was a bit less than spectacular. Our waiter just seemed awkward and timid, the cheese fondue was thin and we had to request more cheese to it, every time the waiter said "ok your ____ is ready to eat now" it wasn't, usually due to still being just Luke warm. Despite this, he was still friendly and fixed any concerns we had, which we appreciated
We go to Melting Pot for special occasio ...
We go to Melting Pot for special occasions. It's a bit pricey, especially considering you're the one doing the cooking...at the table. But that's part of the fun. The cheese fondues are always interesting, salads are pretty tasty, but the main courses (meats and seafood with various spices are just so-so for me. Unless you get the hot oil option and fry, which I wouldn't recommend with kids(the food gets too hot), you're basically cooking in a broth. Whatever they spice the meat/seafood with tends to come off in the broth, so flavor is really dependent on the "sauces" you put on afterwards. Get plenty of green goddess for the potatoes and mushrooms. Cooking times they give you aren't long enough if everyone is putting three forks of food at the same time. Helps to have a phone stopwatch running to keep an eye on times. The desserts are great, but I'm always full by the time that comes around. I've never left the Melting Pot without feeling stuffed and have always had great service!
My wife and I went to the melting pot fo ...
My wife and I went to the melting pot for our 24th anniversary. I prearranged our dining and was informed they offered a couple's package that included a private table and a dozen roses and framed couple portrait for $179. The food was excellent and service was great. We sat at our table and took our time to enjoy the evening and the meal. If you don't mind spending the time and sharing the work in cooking your food at the table you can experience a nice evening with great company and food. Our only con was the lighting was actually a little too dark.
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.
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