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The Melting Pot

1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5367
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Ranked #166 of 593 Restaurants in Albany
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington Ave
Transit: Public Bus Stop located near main entrance.
Description: fondue
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English first
Schenectady, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was a friends birthday so 3 of us set off to visit the melting pot. We made a reservation which wasn't necessary. We were the only ones there. We had said it was a birthday and they gave her a card so she can fill something out on line to get some strawberries NEXT YEAR! Really? We ordered the... More

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Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I recently dined on a random Sunday night with my boyfriend at melting pot and was so surprised by the interior-we sat in a cute couples cove that felt very private. The wait staff was very knowledgeable on the menu and i would recommend splitting a cheese appetizer and the steak was good quality. The signature cocktails weren't spectacular, yet... More

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Guilderland, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I can't provide feedback on the food because we didn't even get to a table... If I could rate a zero I would since the only experience we had was waiting for a hostess to seat our party of 3. After waiting 10 minutes for someone to seat us and the couple in front of us my boyfriend finally decided... More

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Long Island, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I wasn't pleased that we experienced a 30 minute wait even with reservations. But the rest of the evening made up for it. A very private table with excellent service. Be prepared to spend 2-3 hours at this and all Melting Pot restaurants.

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westglenville new york
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Ok so the positives....very fun to be able to sit, converse, and take our time to dine, and chat with good friends. Perfect! Thats is where the restaurant should have taken off. Instead, the restaurant was mearly a place to sit .... Being a fan of fondu and having prepared and served it many times for my friends....Oh my goodness....... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited the Melting Pot for the first time with a groupon which was offered. This was my first (and most likely last) fondue experience. The groupon entitled us to the 3 course fondue dinner package. Let me start off by saying, our waitress was phenomenal. Since it was our first time, she careful explained the menu and how everything... More

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Laval, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was a little skeptical about trying this place because of the cost. We are from Montreal, and have a lot of fondue places here that are great. I love fondue, so I convinced my husband to go with our 2 girls since they never had this experience. The staff was really accommodating and helpful on what to order since... More

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Waterford, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went out for an anniversary dinner. We have been there before, but it had been a few years. I know it's a novelty, and a bit expensive, but it still wasn't that bad. We had 2 espressos and a glass of wine each, plus the 4 course experience, for $97. We missed the Groupon for them so sadly it... More

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Fort Edward, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We live an hour away and try to eat here at least once a month. Atmosphere is fantastic, the booths are built into the walls so it's very private. Service is always exceptional. Staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Food is always excellent.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A novelty, really. Cooking at the table, with a waiter who takes great delight in taking you through 'your experience'. Kids enjoyed the cooking of everything, but when it comes down to it - whatever you have dunked in cheese or boiled in broth tastes the same! Dessert fondue good, though - nice range of chocolate stuff. A one-off little... More

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