We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Overwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
Reserve with OpenTable
The Melting Pot is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #288 of 2,880 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kingsland Ave.
Description: At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Missouri
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overwhelming”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place was a bit overwhelming. My wife and I shared a private booth with uncomfortable seats which is unfortunate because we spent a long time here. The first course was the standard cheese fondue and had so much food that by the time we were half way through with it, we were stuffed. We then had to order our main course and decide what sort of cooking style we wanted, which was very confusing and vague. Our waitress tried to help us, but in the end, we still had no idea what was going on. The main course was brought out to us raw and the waitress told us to cook the seafood for a minute and a half and the rest for two minutes. We followed these directions, however my wife still ended up getting sick from the under cooked lobster tail and spent three hours throwing up.

If you have a while for dinner and just really think you want to do this, I would suggest going ahead and trying it once. Just make sure that you cook your food longer than they suggest and don't eat at all the entire day before going.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Landa2002
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    49
    31
    15
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Romantic Dining Experience”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

With private booths and a dim ambience about it, the Melting Pot provides an intimate dining experience. Although quite expensive, the unique experience of cooking and flavoring the food is super fun and memorable.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Taylor D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Herrin, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous for a special ocassion”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was the first time my husband and I ate at a Melting Pot. We went for my birthday. This is something that is more my style than his. We both had a great time and very good food!

We had to wait 5-10 minutes to be seated (we had a reservation). Our server explained the menu to us since it was our first time. We chose the 4 course option. We had the traditional swiss fondue which was good but we would try a different variety in the future. Salads were good. I loved the entree. As soon as our mojo broth was brought out my mouth was watering it smelled so good. Initially the wrong entree was brought out for my husband but it was corrected very quickly. Our server was very attentive and checked on us often, but not too much and brought more veggies out for us.
Chocolate was the BEST part. It was my birthday so the cheesecake had a candle in it and we were brought complimentary glasses of champagne.

I already told my husband this is what I want to do for my birthday next year too. We live 2 hours from this location and will be back in the future for special ocassions.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Megan O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Buford, Georgia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Melt in your mouth food”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Expect to spend about 3 hours dining here. It's a unique experience and a fun one. Not only do you choose your fondue pot ingredients (cheeses, broths, chocolate, oils,) but you also choose what you want to cook in them: different types of breads, meats, veggies, even fruits and such for dessert.

Helpful?
Thank slabeaume
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Waste of Money”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

What is the point of paying (A LOT!!!) to cook your own food, and if you know nothing of oils, dips, marinades, broths, etc., good luck figuring it all out. What a waste!

Helpful?
Thank Kaycee H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Melting Pot also viewed

 
Clayton, Saint Louis
University City, Saint Louis
 
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis, MO
 

Been to The Melting Pot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing