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“Great Evening Experience”
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
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Ranked #119 of 1,415 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pennsylvania
Description: The Melting Pot is the original fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads, and unforgettable desserts. But we’re more than just a restaurant; we’re a unique destination offering a dining experience unlike any other. Our fondue restaurant is perfect for the everyday occasion, from a night out with friends or a romantic dinner with your special someone to a promotion celebration with colleagues. Enjoy a wide range of seasonal and fixed menu items, and you choose the way you want it all. Of course what’s delicious food without a selection of wines and craft beers to really make it great? No matter what the occasion or how many courses you choose to partake in, The Melting Pot provides an unforgettable, interactive dining experience that turns moments into memories. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped to when the last nibble of dessert is savored, you'll have the time to discover new things about people you thought you knew, and those you're getting to know.
Wichita, Kansas
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Evening Experience”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Here's the deal. You go to The Melting Pot to enjoy a relaxed, long meal with several courses. Expect to actually have to have conversation with each other over dinner and enjoy the moment. If you go with this mentality, you will have a fabulous time. Our meal lasted almost 3 hours and our 8 and 10 year old were never bored, enjoyed waiting for each course, and had a ball cooking in the fondue pots. The cheese, meat, and chocolate courses are all excellent, as is the service. Yes, it is somewhat pricey, but given that they are not turning and burning tables, it has to be. And, heck, what do you expect when you eat on The Plaza anyway? Try the Melting Pot. With a relaxed attitude, you will love it.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank JDJD911
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Emporia, Kansas
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun experience, Service could be better”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated my brother's 60th birthday yesterday; it was our first time to eat fondue. Our party of five had a fun experience with the 4- course meal (took approximately 3 hours). The food was good and we would return for a special occasion again sometime (bill came to $200).

Two suggestions for improving their service : the waiter needed to be more attentive - we had to ask for drink refills and we ran out of cooking bouillon and dipping batter. We had to wait for awhile for the waiter to come to the table so we could request those things. He was very courteous; he just needed to check in with us more frequently to ask if we needed anything. (There were very few patrons because of the weather on this particular day).

Secondly, when instructions are given for cooking the entree, those need to be written on a small card. So much cooking information was given at once and at the same time as a description of the 6 dipping sauces that it was impossible to remember it all. Also, we had 2 Smartphones at the table we could use for timing the cooking, but it would be helpful if each guest could be given a small timer to use for their own cooking.

We would recommend it for special occasions. Just allow enough time for a leisurely meal if you do 4 courses. And tell your waiter you'd like for him to check back with you every 10 minutes or so to see if you need anything.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not Now What It Was Then ...”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Our great memories of what this restaurant used to be - and the experience of dining there - were brought into the 21st Century by our family dinner here. No reason to detail all the failings here ... Draggy service by an overloaded server ... Small food servings ... A periodic faint odor of sewer gas ... All sad indicators of that which is now being well removed from that which was then ...

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Happy W
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Olathe, Kansas
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Nice place for a romantic night out”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I ate here for a special night out recently. It was a good choice.

The service has always been top notch every time we have eaten here, and this was no exception. Drinks were refilled quickly, and the waitress always seemed to be there when we needed something, but not overbearing.

The food is very good. It is quite a novelty to get to cook some of the food yourself, and all including chocolate covered fruit, rice krispy treats, as well as the main course and desert were all fantastic. This is a great place to go for a romantic night out.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank joshua b
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Kearney, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really enjoyed it”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

If you're not in a hurry this is a great place to eat. Food is amazing. It's fun and something different. If you eat here ask for Josh to be your server. Great service, great food, and we left happy.

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