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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
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Melting Pot - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant continues to impress. The only issue we had was with our server not being personable and up to the standard we normally see in the Melting Pot. A conversation with the manager helped alleviate any thoughts we had that this place has lost it's touch with excellent service. We will be back!
Always a great experience at melting pot! The service is always outstanding and accommodating. I always request a dirty martini with blue cheese olives and they always deliver. We have never had a bad waiter or waitress. This is always one of my favorite places for a special occasion.
We came here for a little birthday dinner for my 7 year old who is a chocolate fanatic. We arrived for an early seating and were actually the first people there so the service was much faster than the first time I came here. The items we selected were delicious (Wisconsin Cheddar fondue, Mojo style, Yin Yang chocolate). The only (small) downsides were that our server seemed to be in a rush even though the place was empty, but he did check on us and explain the menu. Also, the cost of course. It is very high quality food and the experience is fun, but definitely not budget-friendly. Will come here again when I can!
We've been to The Melting Pot before for anniversaries and birthdays, but today we decided to just go for a quick dessert and to take our 4 year old for the first time. He LOVED it! The atmosphere and staff were both great and of course you can't go wrong with the turtle chocolate fondue! So yummy!
We will never come back again. The hostess had us sit in a noisy room, we called and asked for a table, not booth and she sat us in a 1/2 table, and an empty table was near and she said that our table was the only table she could offer us. We were there almost until closure and the table we asked for was never being used. We hate the arrogance of your staff! And we were regular customets but the arrogance of your employees is the same every time; even if you spend $200 usd in a check.
The only complaint would be that it was our anniversary and we put that in the notes when we booked yet we were sat by a couple with a baby that cried the entire time. The staff was great, the food was amazing but I think they should not have sat a couple with a baby next to the private tables. Not that I don't love kids and any other time I could have handled it, just not when a private table for your anniversary is requested. We were stuck in the corner listening to a baby cry throughout our whole date. Not fun when you are spending the night away from your own kiddos. Usually when you have a private table, it is because it is a special occasion.
NORMALLY, Melting Pot is superb across the board. We eat here about 3/4 times per year. This time we decided to try the fry oil cooking style, BOURGUIGNONNE (copied and pasted for correctness). It was awful. The tempura batter was OK but nothing special and when cooked in the oil nothing else had much flavor or wow factor, definitely not worth the money had we finished it. The staff was gracious enough to let us swap out for the seasoned court bouillon, our normal choice midway down the plate, before we had cooked much. Aside from this the meal ended up how we expected, delicious. Service as always was perfect from start to finish.
So, for the past 8 years the wife and I have went to Melting Pot for our anniversary. And this one unfortunately is a little sub par. I'll preface this by we did not complain at the restaurant at all. Our server was swapped for another server partway in.
Service was slow.
The main course was not set to the right temperature so food cooked very slowly until they came back and realized it was not set to the right temp.
There was less food than we ever remember being in the meal.
The food was okay. Not crazy about the "entree" part of the meal. Best part was the chocolate fondue. Our waitress was aware of this being our first time here which seemed to annoy her. SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE!! Waitress was rude, not helpful, and just seemed to want to go home.
I had made special reservations online for my wife and I as a romantic dinner. The reservations were perfect. There was no waiting to be seated and the requests for the roses was perfect. Out waiter explained everything to us since it was our first time dining there. The lighting and the location of the table was perfect. Only draw back was the table was kind small in the corner for a couple who both are at least 6 feet tall. There was a group away from us that was a little loud but other than that the service, food, and restaurant was amazing. Definitely will be going back.
This was our 1st visit to the Melting Pot so we had no idea what to expect. From start to finish, it was a great experience. Our waiter was very good and explained everything to us. We had the whole meal, cheese fondue, salads, meat and then dessert fondue. Everything was good. My favorite was the dessert fondue because I am a big chocolate lover. We will go back and just have the dessert, it was so good.
I took advantage of their 2 Dine for $59 offer and took my boyfriend. I had previously been here with my friend and her daughter and I LOVED it!! He also had a great time. It took us total 2 hours to eat because things go at their own pace. You start off with your cheese and enjoy dipping a bunch of stuff into it (bread,pretzel bread, apple slices, etc.) and that took us some time and then you move on through the courses, you really can't rush it nor should you. It is fun and because it so well paced by the time you leave you are full but satisfied. This is not a dining experience where you feel rushed by your waiter. Our waiter Reo was wonderful! We spoke to him and asked him about his favorite cheeses, the dining experience etc. He was very friendly and made us feel welcome.
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