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The Melting Pot

1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5367
518-862-1292
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Ranked #191 of 598 Restaurants in Albany
Hours:
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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Schenectady, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

My husband and I went to the Melting Pot for his birthday dinner. I love the way the tables are laid out. Every table has a sense of privacy. The server was very knowledgeable about how the menu and dining experience worked. The food was excellent. The only note I have is to plan on a 2+ hour dining time... More 

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Troy, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

As a Chef there is nothing like having your dinner made from fresh ingredients and thats what you get from "The Melting Pot". This was Fondue done right. Our server, Casey was amazingly efficient, patient, and funny. The atmosphere and decor was great and very contemporary. Every employee we came in contact with treated us like we were the only... More 

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

My fiancé and I LOVE the Melting Pot. Some people dislike the concept of cooking their own food when they go out... but we enjoy the experience. I highly recommend the Spinach & Artichoke cheese fondue. So far, it has been our favorite. I was pleasantly surprised by a buffalo chicken selection in the entree course. While I've tried a... More 

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is a dining experience so plan accordingly. Expensive for the area and location. Atmosphere is very nice. Service was excellent. Make sure you have the chocolate fondue for dessert. Save room!!

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Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I went to The Melting Pot with friends for New Year's Eve and had a blast! The food was great and the fondue experience was very cool. Our server was very attentive and though the cost isn't inexpensive, it's well worth it. Would definitely go back.

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Guilderland, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Went here with the family after dinner for some dessert. It was not crowded at all so we were able to get right in. We had a fruit platter and chose the white and milk chocolate. The prices are very high for what you get. Atmosphere was very nice.

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Albany, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The most obvious difference between the Melting Pot and other area restaurants is the atmosphere. Making and eating your own food is a strange experience (especially for those of us who weren't around in the 70's). However, the Melting Pot puts you in ceiling-high booths that are partitioned from other patrons, so you can't see anyone other than your company.... More 

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Scotia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The menu offers a great selection, the prices are high and you should plan to be there for 2-3 hours. Different experience, but seems to take forever, even during lunch hours!

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Niskayuna, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
922 helpful votes 922 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

A disclaimer: I did not want to go to The Melting Pot and I would not have gone if I hadn’t received a $100 gift card, so I made reservations, predisposed NOT to like it. I had also been given a sample menu to peruse and I was frankly incredulous that a restaurant could charge such prices and have its... More 

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Albany, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I've been to the melting pot quite a few times over the past couple of years. The food and service are excellent! It's definitely on the pricey-side but well worth it for a romantic dinner or couples night.

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Additional Information about The Melting Pot

Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5367
Phone Number: 518-862-1292
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Eclectic

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