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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.
San Antonio, TX 78216
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
We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews
This place was definitely a let down. I went with three friends for my birthday and it was honestly a waste of money. For 50.00 I would expect our second course to arrive way sooner then it did. It took us 2.5 hours to go from the cheese to salad course only because we complained. Our server seemed to be drunk or high. Overall I will probably never go back. We got there at 8:30 and the whole meal to 4 hours
Very disappointing experience. We will not go back. We were sat at a back section of the restaurant that wasn't even apart of the restaurant. It was a hallway they squeezed a couple of booths into just to have more tables. The booth had walls all the wall up to the ceiling and faced the wall, so you are squeezed into this small cube with no room. The booth was a small corner booth for 2 with one entrance where you had to slide around the seat. Under the table was this large metal bar (joining the booth to the table), so you couldn't put you legs under the table properly. My husband had to keep his legs in the isle just to sit.
If that wasn't bad enough, the meal took 3 hours...not because we took our time, but because the restaurant brought us the wrong meal so we had to wait for them to redo our order. We sat in-between our courses for a good 15 min before they brought the next course.
The bread was hard as a rock and old...but the best part was that because of the horrible booth that had no ventilation of open circulation...there was no place for air to go. This means as we cooked in our fondue pot, the steam had absolutely no place to go...so it went directly in our faces the entire time. I physically had to keep waving the steam out of our faces just to see. The waiter finally turned down the burner to help it a little but could only turn it down a little so that the food could still cook.
Absolutely would never go back.
This was fun for something different, but the service took forever. Our reservation was at 6:15 and we didn't get to leave until 11pm! It took much to long between food settings. However the food was good, pricey but good, and our server was knowledgeable. It was definitely a unique experience and I really enjoyed my birthday dinner overall. The Melting Pot team even left me a nice birthday card at my table, signed by the staff.
My 11 year old son wanted to have a family dinner at the melting pot for his birthday - it was just four of us and we were seated in a cozy booth. He loved everything and we had a great time interacting over dinner as we shared cheese, salads and delicious steak, chicken, and shrimp. Our server told us about a "secret menu" item for dessert: the Snickers chocolate fondue. Omg, amazing. She refilled all our dipping items several times and was super helpful and friendly throughout the entire meal. We loved it.
It was our 5th year wedding anniversary. Our waitress was clumsy and a bit odd. She spilled our hot broth onto the cook top and table. She just walked away. She also allowed the chocolate fondue to get too hot such that I had to turn off the cook top myself even though she said she would be back to do so. My wife is deathly allergic to bananas and we told our server. Not even 5 minutes go by and she brings the dessert dippers to include a large portion of sliced bananas. Aside from these issues, it was still a memorable celebration and the food was excellent.
This was our first time at the Melting Pot and we were so disappointed. I had heard wonderful reviews so took my mother here for her birthday. We got the 4 course experience. First with the cheese, it was nothing out of this world. It was good but not something fantastic. The salad was decent but again, nothing spectacular. The main entree was terrible. We were so overwhelmed and lost as to how to prepare the food. The server explained it to us but it was so rushed. I ended up not even eating half of the meat. Also there was a lack of variety in the sides. We had a young child with us and he wasn’t a fan of the veggies or potatoes so didn’t really have much to eat aside from the chicken. The chocolate was the best part. All together, we feel that we wasted a lot of money and time for food that was subpar. We will not be returning.
Boiling main entrée. Was not expecting to personally boil said dinner if one is into that sort of thing. Great service though. Waitress was extremely patient with explaining the process. Manager checked up on us. Cleanliness wasn't too bad aside from the old lady acquiring some type of sticky substance on her hand from the booth at initial seating. Took about two hours from start to finish if you have the time.
Was our anniversary and first time there. There was a card there waiting for us wishing us a happy anniversary, which was very nice. Our waiter explained everything to us and was very nice. The food was amazing. We will definitely be going back and the price was just right.
Melting Pot was lots of fun. All four of us enjoyed the slow dining experience as we talked and ate through our four course meal. Fondu is our favorite way to converse and eat. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. This is a great place not only for special occasions but for catching up while enjoying nice wine and food.
We love The Melting Pot and decided to try the special Restaurant Week menu. The cheese fondue dippers didn't make sense. It was called Chicago deep dish cheese fondue, but the dippers were celery, carrots, apples. It just didn't make sense. They could have changed the dippers to match. It could have included mushrooms, black olives, zucchini, and perhaps chunks of pepperoni or Italian sausage. They missed the boat with that one. Also, do not like that we have to request cocktail sauce now before we arrive. What kind of restaurant serves shrimp without that?
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