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“Overpriced blandness”
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
Ranked #119 of 1,843 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, French, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Marquette
Transit: We recommend using the 5th Street stop on the Light Rail of any Metro Transit bus stop on Nicollet Avenue downtown.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The melting pot just does not seem worth the price for dinner - even if for the the 'experience' or for a group gathering ... with the various broths, sauces etc, nothing is substantial or stands out. Its almost like a cold cut platter ... everyone can pick their own meats, broth, dipping sauce (meat cheese, condiment if you follow my analogy) etc and then put it together for their own flavor profile, but at the end of it all, there is nothing special being offered by the kitchen.

If you really want the group table experience for a group gathering then just go for appetizers - veggies and bread with different cheese profiles; or for dessert - fruit, warm chocolate .

But the dinner just doesnt make sense.

Thank somedayanexpat
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

First time dinner at MP. Table of 6, had ordered two cheese fondues both great; not a steak lovers dining establishment unless u like boiled meat! The seafood however, turns out incredible! The dessert was incredible as well.
Service was great and management stepped up and helped w my food allergy!
Go for the cheese, seafood and dessert not the steak!!!
Restaurant ambiance needs a fresh look!

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Thank dancingdiva11
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We went to The Melting Pot for lunch. Service was slow, our waiter lacked professionalism and $25.00 per person for lunch, with very small portions, was a total disappointment. The place was virtually empty and I wonder how long they will stay in business, unless they draw a heck of a dinner crowd.

Once we finished with lunch, the waiter never came back to clear our dishes and I was bothered by his cocky attitude. It is doubtful I will try this restaurant again; however, I wish them the best.

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1  Thank Annie-MN
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This was an anniversary visit and it delivered. The service was superb and the food was well portioned and delicious. This type of dining might seem intimidating but let me tell you after you get past the initial idea it is a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The service was great and the atmosphere was conducive for a pleasant date night. Give it a try!

Thank Andy G
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Food is good (should be you make it yourself) it's a fondue place, cool restaurant and fun experience. Only thing make sure you have 2-3 hours for dinner, it takes a while.

Thank Chris D
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