About The Melting Pot - St Petersburg
We are the premier fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. At The Melting Pot Restaurant, we offer a dining experience like no other. A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends.
Fondue, American, Swiss
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Saturday - 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
Parking is available in the main lot and second parking lot behind the restaurant adjacent to the JMC Center Office building
Chef Jason Miller
Private Party Contact:
Steve Nunemaker: 7278956358x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Melting Pot - St Petersburg Ratings and Reviews
I was kind of hoping for a private booth ...
I was kind of hoping for a private booth since we have been there before for dessert and sat in a very private booth. We were seated in a booth in the corner but other tables close by. I told them when I made the reservation it was for an anniversary dinner. The server was very patient with us as we did not eat there for dinner before. He discussed numerous options what to order. Overall we had a nice relaxing experience.
This melting pot did most of the cooking ...
This melting pot did most of the cooking and prep behind closed doors which ruined the best part of this restaurant. They brought out the cheese already blended and melted. We saw nothing go into it except the onion. Oil was also made in kitchen and dessert. So ruined the whole melting pot experience. I was on vacation and glad this is not how our local melting pot is. There, they bring out all the ingredients and make it and blend it all on your table. That is fun for us to watch it all come together. Will not be returning to that location again. But other than that, the service and food were perfection. Nice staff. Ah one more note! The suggested tip on the receipt was %2 off, which in my eyes is fraud and highly disturbing they do this. Basically the suggested %15, %18 and %20 tips were actually 17%, 20% and 22%. Mistake or not, this is very bad telling the guest they are tipping 20% when they would actually be tipping 22%. I brought this up with management and they are going to look into it.
I've been to various Melting Pots and, w ...
I've been to various Melting Pots and, while it provided a tasty and satisfying meal, the St. Pete Melting Pot missed the mark. It took a very very long time to receive each of our courses even by Melting Pot standards, our waiter had not even tried the entree (and was unable to make knowledgeable recommendations), and the fondue was not prepared at the table, which has always happened at every other Melting Pot I've visited. Additionally, although Melting Pots are normally romantic settings for a nice meal, the lighting in the dining room was kept very bright and there were screaming children nearby. Needless to say, we were disappointed with our experience and will probably only eat in this Melting Pot's bar in the future.
It was fine. I took my niece out for a ...
It was fine. I took my niece out for a happy 15th birthday dinner. She enjoyed it.....i didn't expect it to be that expensive (dinner for 2 = $103.00) but she enjoyed it so it what's a good Aunt to do? Would go back maybe but only for the desserts course.
Extremely disappointing. They were out o ...
Extremely disappointing. They were out of 2 of the 3 sauces we ordered and didn't let us know until out food was served. They then told us that the sauces were being made and would be out shortly. The sauces never came out. If I had known that the sauces were gone I would have selected another item from menu. Although I had been looking forward to this meal all day it was ruined. We weren't asked what we would like in lieu of what we ordered, we were brought replacement sauces that we didn't like and would have never ordered. The restaurant comped our entrees but when you don't get to go out very often and you're only out because it's a special occasion it ruins your entire night. We will never go to another melting pot again. I'll just buy my own fondue set and do it at home.
Our server was top notch! He was prompt ...
Our server was top notch! He was prompt with refills, he explained the menu and offered suggestions that would tailor the meal to our desired preferences. He was knowledgeable about the food choices and was funny without standing at our table just to chit chat.
I was extremely impressed with the food we ordered and the deserts were out of this world!!!
Always a fun experience and generally go ...
Always a fun experience and generally good service although the bar was a bit slow. All of the options we tried were delicious and a fun time was had by all. If you haven't been there before the regular seasoned court bouillon is a great option, tasty and doesn't overpower the meats or vegetables.
The cheese app was great and the dessert ...
The cheese app was great and the dessert was amazing. the server recommended just a bit too much food for 2 people. the main course was a bit labor intensive. if I go again, i'll do the chef prepared option. overall, it was a very good meal.
We had for many years been reticent to v ...
We had for many years been reticent to visiting Melting Pot (MP) due to the fondue format, time commitments and price point. We were pleasantly surprised that we should have tried it years ago, the food, service and dining pace exceeded our expectations. MP appears to be very dynamic and can accommodate groups and couples easily under the same roof and with the ambiance you desire. MP will become a new go to spot for romantic/date night dinners, and I would not hesitate to take a group of friends. The Price point on an all-in basis was very comparable to similar upper end restaurants.
Our server Destani did an amazing job of ...
Our server Destani did an amazing job of making our two-year anniversary a beautiful experience. We had fun and she was very informative as to what we were eating. We were put in a romantic location which allowed us to enjoy ourselves.
My husband and I were seated in some sor ...
My husband and I were seated in some sort of a closet in the back of the building even thought there were many "normal" tables available.
I had to look at this ugly bare wall 2 ft from my face. Started to get a little claustrophobic.
We brought up the issue but were never offered a different table.
1st off would like to state that i have ...
1st off would like to state that i have been a long time fan of melting pot st Pete and Tampa location but after this last experience i will nor be there any time soon! party was originally for 3 a 4th was added the hostess acted as if it was a hug inconvenience maybe i was disturbing her smoke break ? i our waitress ok she talked very fast i had 2 new people whom had never had the melting pot experience my daughter and granddaughter fondue was served along with appetizer the when we had salads my 9 year old grand daughter had not gotten her mac and cheese when waitress finally came back she was reminded and still no mac and cheese well almost 20 minutes to 1/2 hour later she came back and i told her no mac and cheese and my grand daughter was starving !!! she claimed she thought someone else brought it to table in the past i have never had more then on waiter unless it was a large group or someone in training this was none of the above so about 40 -45 minutes later she finally had her food !!! not good basically a nine year old was made to eat last we tried waiting but she was upset and felt her food was a major task as we told her it was not she was not happy she did enjoy the meal but was upset at the wait which was no reason you where not that busy !!! i spend and average of $150 to $500 per visit depending on company that evening i dont think that will be happening any more the money is not a problem it was the lack of training of the staff always considered melting pot upscale fun dining but seemed wait staff at least in my section was not trained our waitress did not even warn about hot forks out of fondue and as i watched other waitstaff around me i t was very lack luster ?!?!?! dont see any visits in future maybe ill try tampa again ... maybe
VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!
Had dessert only and it was incredible. ...
Had dessert only and it was incredible. Everything tasted fresh and looked appealing but the service was pretty terrible. A young manager introduced himself and mentioned it was his second night managing this location. Good luck, man.
Our first time to the Melting Pot and th ...
Our first time to the Melting Pot and this was for our first Anniversary. The service was good, the ambiance good, the food flavor good, however, we were extremely disappointed with the portion sizes relative to the cost. BEWARE if you order the sausage plate from the meat selections, it will cost you $7.95 for 4 (four) small pieces of sausage about a quarter of an inch thick and the size of a quarter. Yeah, this was the same stuff that Hillshire F@rms sells for $3.95 for a whole rope of sausage. Very disappointing! The cost for our meal, start to finish was $100. If you are okay with that, then you will enjoy the Melting Pot. It was a unique experience, but one that we only need to do once...
I have dined at The Melting Pot for spec ...
I have dined at The Melting Pot for special occasions with my kids for years. This was my daughter's 13th birthday. The prices have increased and the portions have become jokingly small, forcing you to spend more. We waited an unreasonable amount of time for everything, drinks, food, missing place settings, refills of drinks and dippers...Everything! We didn't receive our drinks untill we were done with the cheese course, after asking repeatedly for drinks. It continued like this for every course. I helped myself to place settings from empty tables. We walked up to the front hostess and other waiters, and even the manager to ask for assistance. The service wasn't friendly either. They knew it was a dinner party for my daughter's birthday, but never once acknowledged it and wished her a happy birthday! Usually, they give a complimentary box of chocolate covered strawberries, or something else chocolate to the guest of honor, but we didn't even get mints with our check of over $400! We arrived at 6pm and didn't leave until 10:30pm! Even fondue shouldn't take that long!
Neither my wife or I liked the new ala-c ...
Neither my wife or I liked the new ala-cart menu. I understand the intention but I would rather order the "Land and Sea" and be done with it. It would be better to have both options.
We also did not like that each protein came on a separate dish with veggies. By the end, we had about a dozen plates/glasses/etc on a small two top table: 5 proteins, 2 "dinner" plates, 2 sauce plates, 2 drink glasses.
We also feel this is a way to charge more for the same amount of food we would previously get.
The house dressing, kind of like a tangy honey mustard, was completely different than before it was being made in-house. This dressing tasted more like mustard and had very little tang to it. For consistency and taste, I would go back to pre-bottled dressing.
The cocktail sauce was weak. I really liked the original "angry" cocktail sauce.
It was disappointing that the "show" of making the cheese fondue is gone as it was prepared in the kitchen and brought out.
With all the said, the server and food quality is still very good.
melting pot burner
During my dinner, our burner stopped working 3 times. Instead of moving us to a new table they kept messing with the burner. Also, 3 different people stuck their heads under the table without asking me or my wife to get out of the booth. It was very uncomfortable for my wife, who was wearing a dress.
Excellent customer service
Our server was Myke at the 4th Street location in St. Petersburg, FL. Superb customer service. I highly recommend Myke. Food was great. Muy only complaint is that we were say in the room directly off of 4th street. The ambiance in this room is different than all other rooms, and not in a good way. There are large windows with no shades. We were all getting burned by the sun. We had to eat with sunglasses on because the sun was in our face. We tried covering ourselves with napkins, but they were too small. We ending up leaving completely drenched in sweat. The ambiance in that room should be the same as the others, it takes away from the experience.
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