166 Second Ave. N,, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720136.163875 -86.776312
Monday To Thursday From 04:30 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 03:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 03:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Great Service - Great Experience! – My wife has been begging me for years to take her to the MeltingPot. I finally broke down and made reservations for our anniversary. I thought who wants to cook thier own food at an expensive restaurant. Well was I wrong. The host offered to have a rose arrangement waiting for my wife at the table. She insisted that I think of something nice and lasting to say to my wife and then had a custom printed card waiting along with the roses. Everything could have been horrible after that and my wife wouldn't have cared. She was blown away when she saw them. Robin was our server and he took great care of us. We spent a leisurely 2 hours enjoying each other and savoring each bite. The servers actually prepare the cheese fondue course in front of you and we had a good time cooking the entree. We were full by the time our chocolate fondue and dippers arrived but managed to feed each other a couple of dark chocolate dipped strawberries. We'll be back even though it was a little expensive, but the time we spent there was well worth it.
Arrogant staff – Remarkably arrogant wait staff appears to believe this restaurant is on par with Per Se and Aureole, but the food and service have much more in common with Denny's.
Romantic! – My husband and I went to the Meltingpot for dessert after a evening in downtown Nashville. The Chocolate Fondu is amazing and they bring all the dessert items for dipping that you want. Dessert for two was $15 and totally worth it. We were stuffed. Dinner looked pricey but smelled amazing. If you don't want to spend the cash for dinner, eat across the street at Ichiban (sushi) then cross over for dessert!
Great for Tourists – Yuck... overpriced and who the heck wants to pay this kind of money and have to do so much work in preparing your own food? As a local, won't be back... but I'm sure it would be of interest to people from small towns who are visiting Nashville
1st time and Id go again! – We went for my birthday. The service was ok even though I do have to say the manager was more on top of trying to make sure we had everything than the server that we had. I tired the seafood trio with and califoria salad had their tradiontal swiss cheese fondue and it was a lil stout. but i highly recommend dessert or a salad b/c mine was the greatest. For dessert we tired the orginal which tasted like a reese cup and i suggest ordering extra marshmallows the oreo covered are the best & extra brownies.
Pointers from a long time customer – First of all, make reservations! This should be done preferably a few days to a few weeks in advance. Second, leave the kids at home. Third, come hungry and get the four course meal. In the long run it is well worth it. Expect to be there roughly 2 hours. This means come with someone you enjoy talking to. Don't be put off by cooking your own food. It is quite fun. However the servers do prepare the cheese and chocolate courses and the presentation is well worth the 18 to 20% gratuity. Keep in mind as well that a dress code of no hats is enforced. I believe this is a recent development. The atmosphere is a little tacky but the service and good food more than make up for it.
User review by scrappyred – This past weekend was my first visit to The Melting Pot and I have to admit that I was a little put off by the previous review. After going, I was glad that I had given it a chance. I found the atmosphere to be very relaxing. All of the staff that we came in contact with were very friendly, hats off to all who were on-duty! This may not be a place that you go every week because it is a little pricey, but it is an awesome place for special occasions or a once in a while treat.
Over priced and over rated. – Melting Pot has a nice gig going -- you cook your own food in a poorly ventilated room, deal with spotty service and get overcharged in the process. The dim lights and tucked away booths make you easier to be ignored by wait staff. And they're extremely conservative with their drink limits. Go for dessert - go for an appetitzer but by all meals don't get suckered in to staying for an entire meal.
Fun, Romantic, Interactive and Unique – What a wonderful experience. The food was plentiful and delicious. It's a fun and interactive meal in a cozy, romatic setting. I would not recommend this restaurant for children under 12. It's pricey at 130$ per couple but the staff, food and fun is well worth the money for a special occasion. Make reservations and have plenty of time - you'll be there a couple hours, at least. Tip was added to the check automaticly... they were generous to themselves at a full 20%. I dont know if you can make that a standard 15% or not. There is only 1 fondue pot per table unless you reserve a table that has 2... you must ask.
Love everything about it... – The Melting Pot is a great experience. If you let them, the service staff will guide you through your experience so you have little to worry about. This is a fantastic choice if you are willing to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. If you want to take your time, go on a weekday. Don't go in and become angry at the service staff for having to cook your own food, because there is nothing they can do about it. This is NOT a restaurant to bring small children. Great for special occasions, and they'll even help you out with flowers and balloons if you reserve ahead of time!
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