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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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The Melting Pot - St Petersburg Ratings and Reviews
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.
Julio was fantastic. Well versed in the ...
Julio was fantastic. Well versed in the menu and knowledgable about the Melting Pot overall!
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.
The food is always fresh and I really enjoy the more secluded seating in the back for a more romantic dinner, and the experience is always a lot of fun.
Too much noise from the party next to us ...
Too much noise from the party next to us. They shoved everyone into one small room and failed to disburse us out around the restaurant. Not very pleasant dining.
Fantastic time! We had so many laughs wi ...
Fantastic time! We had so many laughs with our family and it was because of the atmosphere and professionalism of our waitress Sam. The Food was excellent and we are so thankful we chose the St. Pete Melting Pot to celebrate our special occasion. We will definitely be back.
Absolutely love the melting pot. Food i ...
Absolutely love the melting pot. Food is great. Service was a little slow however.
Great food and atmosphere
Food was incredible and the atmosphere was terrific. Celebrated mother's day with my family and couldn't have been any happier. My only complaint and it is a small one, is that there were no blinds on the window in the room we were in and the sun was directly in my eyes for about 20 minutes. Couldn't see the person across the table from me, but after the sun was down, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Nort worth the money
First you start out ordering a cheese fondue but you only get to pick one flavor for the table so everyone must agree. Everyone is charged $10 each. You dip apples, celery and bread for an appetizer. Then your 3 inch piece of meat comes out on a tiny plate with a bitter side dish. You can order as many of these as you want for $10 each. The tablespoon of mashed potatoes they serve is mostly Horseradish. The side of corn is drenched in vinegar. The same goes for the red cabbage. The quinoa was soaked on lemon juice. None of us could eat any of the side dishes. But dessert was the most fun. Once again you can only choose 1 flavor per table yet you pay $10 per person again. You get half a banana sliced, 3 strawberries sliced, a few marshmallows and a couple pf pieces of brownies and rice krispies. Very expensive just to dip into some chocolate.
I picked this one myself for dinner with the my teenagers. I wanted them to experience something different and unique. While very entertaining, my daughter (15) was not a fan. My son (17) loved it. He especially liked the duck. I ordered lobster and I don't recommend that. It gets rubbery. Otherwise, the shrimp was delicious and the deserts are yummy. This might be good for a group night out with friends; I don't see this as a romantic restaurant.
Did not like the revised menu, new price ...
Did not like the revised menu, new prices are high and not likely to ever return!
Went for a quick dessert for our anniver ...
Went for a quick dessert for our anniversary and were just as pleased as always, excellent staff and fun meals always make this a pleasant trip.
Food and service was excellent. Erin ou ...
Food and service was excellent. Erin our waiter made our visit even more enjoyable . He was kind and very helpful explaining the menu. Will definetly be back!
Staff was great, waiter was great as well (Eduardo: ask for him and you will enjoy your experience even more).
Aaron E was the best server in any restaurant we have encountered! He truly made our anniversary dinner superb!! He should be promoted!! The Melting Pot St. Pete is such a great dining experience! Happy Hour is the best in Tampa Bay!
This is at a minimum, an annual event: anniversary dining at the Melting Pot. Has been for over 16 now. The restaurant had gone through some changes this past year, so there was some trepidation, but the evening may have been the best yet! Food was perfect service was exceptional. Truly a delightful evening.
Nice quiet booth in back. Private feeling/romantic
Nice quiet booth in back. Private feeling/romantic. Always an enjoyable experience! The menu has changed and I don't like not having the choice of past menu items like "The big night out" or having to choose each item individually but none the less it was still delicious. It would be great if they had BOTH options available. Also wish they prepared the cheese at your table like before, but all that said it was still very enjoyable and will return again an again lol
The Melting Pot not only needs a facelift inside & out, but a better menu. Portions were small and overpriced. The seafood did not seem fresh and was sent back due to taste & smell. It was once a hot spot for special events, but I will chose more wisely next time.
The service was slower than usual. We wa ...
The service was slower than usual. We waited quite a while for our entree and then dessert. Our server was very nice, however, and the food was excellent, as always. Also, and this is picky, but I'd like better music. Maybe some jazz instead of top 40? On date night, I'd really like to stay away from Taylor Swift and Coldplay. Love both, but not really romantic.
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service.
First Date Gem
It had been a long time since I've fondued and it was great to once again linger over an aromatics pot of steaming liquid cooking fluid. My date date, Bridgette, had never done fondue and it was a real treat for both of us. This is a "must visit".
Great dessert place
I loved the cheese and chocolate fondues but I would skip the meat. The prices for the individual meat plates were not worth the price. Great waiters though.
Fantastic Bridal shower location
I hosted a bridal shower for 12, and it was fantastic! We did 3 cheese pots and 3 chocolate pots. The food was delicious!!! And the service was outstanding > I highly recommend.
Changed menu equals WAY overpriced.
The melting pot changed its menu to ala carte, and it is overpriced, to say the least, for what you get. It will be our last time going there. So disappointed.
We went during the leap year special where it was $29 a person. I love the melting pot but tend to not go as often because it's pricey but this deal made it reasonable for what you get. I tried the fondone for the first time which was different but good. I don't like that you don't get vegetables with it when it's cooked in the kitchen but I managed to live without them.
Great wait staff.
Ryan was amazing. He was funny, patient, and personable. The food took a while to come from the kitchen but he checked on us often and kept us updated. This was the last night of the $29.29 special so it was a little busy. We will go back and hopefully get Ryan again.
Not what it used to be
We had been going to the Melting Pot at least once a every year for the last 25 years. This year, we made the decision after going there that unless we see a REALLY GOOD deal, we probably won't go back. Manager argued with us about an email for free 4 course for my husband's Feb 29 bday, the choices were not what they used to be and the portions are about 1/2 what they used to be. Very disappointed as we used to look to the Melting Pot as our "special place".
The wild mushroom risotto was amazing!
The wild mushroom risotto was amazing!
Great food with an interesting experience
A great variety of options to have for a fondue experience. Everything from the cheese fondue to start to the entree to fondue and the delicious chocolate fondue to top off a fun evening. Cocktails were fantastic also.
Not a great value
I understand that expensive food is tiny food but it's not like the melting pot has any Michelin stars. Also the waiter kept forgetting to turn on the burner, but I didn't realize it until I bit into a piece of very, very rare orange duck.
This was our first experience at a fondue restaurant and we were excited about this. Unfortunately the outcome was not as positive as hoped. The menu and pricing options are confusing and needed to be explained twice by the server. The portion sizes were extremely small and we were advised that often people would order 2-3 entrees each. That would mean 30-35$ for each guest. For Two adults and two kids are bill ended op being $110 with only one entree each, one appetiser each and chocolate fondue for dessert. Overpriced, under sized, not something I will partake in again.
WAY overpriced, bland food that you have to cook
My first visit was my last. The first course was basically apples and Velveeta cheese. I declined the salad course. The next course was food and the beef was tough and all meats were bland. We were given three forks to use to put three bites at a time into boiling vegetable broth. We had to time each batch or guess if it was done or not. The dipping sauces weren't very good, either. The chocolate course was last, but we were already so full (after only 2 plates of entrees, instead of the three they recommended), that we could only try a few bites of the chocolate. It was good, but nothing spectacular. The table was far too small, even for just two people, so it was uncomfortably crowded and we had to constantly rearrange plates and glasses so that we could each get to the dipping sauces. Once they put down the boiling veggie broth, they made us wait about 20-25 minutes before they brought out any food. It isn't like they had to cook it, so I don't know why there was a delay. It was the day after Valentine's day, but it wasn't busy. Also, I ordered the $20 balloon/picture package and I was expecting a Mylar Valentine's day balloon, but got a few little Melting Pot branded latex balloons that sank within hours. At least the picture came with a frame. I wouldn't recommend going there for a date or romance, either, because I ended up dripping cheese onto my husband's drink glass once (almost into it) and there's nothing romantic about dripping chocolate all over the table or stretching cheese from the pot to your mouth. All in all, we paid $130 for mediocre/bland food and no leftovers (because of the fondu, you can't really do leftovers there). I've paid $50 for two at a regular restaurant and gotten delicious steaks that someone else actually *cooked* for us, drinks and a full meal of leftovers. The Melting Pot was a huge disappointment and was about quadruple the price it should have been.
I have been dining at The Melting Pot for years. I have always enjoyed it and continue to enjoy it, even as the menu has updated and progressed.
Not a good experience for us
Went there with friends for our anniversary. Waiter was not helpful explaining menu, and wanted us to order much more than we needed. Disappointed when we didn't order dessert. 20% tip added automatically to our bill, not good. Food was mediocre and portions expensive . Do not like their presentation. Waiter and trainee? were not very good at their jobs. Will not be back.
I would be go back for dessert and skip the dinner. Service was fair we didn't receive all items we ordered.
I took my 8 year old daughter for the first time to the Melting Pot to celebrate her report card. I tried to involve the waiter in the conversation so he could help "hype" it up and involve her in the process. He wasn't interactive at all. He seemed preoccupied. On a more positive note, love the fun done option!
As always we had an amazing dinner as al ...
As always we had an amazing dinner as always at the melting pot. Looking forward to having our wedding reception there in march.
I came here with friends for my birthday and it was a great experience. The chocolate was delicious and the staff very friendly.
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