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“Fun but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
Ranked #48 of 880 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $49
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Melting Pot of Spokane! We are located across the street from the Apple Store, in Downtown Spokane. Winner of the 2014 "Most Romantic Restaurant" from Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine! We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie. Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about.
St. Ignatiusus, Montana, USA
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“Fun but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We thought it would be fun to eat at the Melting Pot, which is a fondue resturant. It was fun, but expensive! We were thinking about it after and wondered why it was so expensive since all the food is raw and you cook it and the portions are pretty small! I guess it is for the experience... Don't know if I would go back, maybe just for the cheese and/or the chocolate!

Visited September 2012
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Spokane
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“Don't go with a big group or want to dine within 1 hour”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Let me say that the food was good; and service and drinks were OK; location hard to find at first (second floor of the building and no signs...so had to wander around a bit to find the place) and it's a bit pricey for what you get. They are definitely NOT prepared for large groups so when our group of 8 arrived for Thursday Ladies Night we had to wait for seating (although they clearly were not busy at 5pm) and we were squished into a table so elbows and plates were constantly bumping each other. We had to move out of the way for the server to prepare our pots (which was nice that there's a little presentation and description of what goes in each pot) and with only 3 burners at the table there was continuous jockeying around to get at the different pots. By the time everything was served and people were done eating it took 3.5 hours to get out of there. We had to leave part way through our dinner to run out to pay for more time in the parking meters. The surrounding parking meters only go for 1.5 hours. Don't go if in a rush or want to dine within an hour or so.

We each ordered the special which was $22 per person for two people to split a cheese pot, chocolate pot, and you get a small salad. The drinks on this specialty menu were $5 each but they were only $5 if you get the special...can't get the $5 drinks by themselves. So if you had the special and two drinks with tax and automatic gratuity it came to $40.54 per person!! Since we had a big group we did get to sample a lot of different pots. Our favorite was the Artichoke & Spinach (we also tried the Beer, Fiesta, and Blue Cheese) and the Marshmellow cookie dark chocolate pot was really good. You get a small bowl of tri colored tortilla chips; veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots); bread which gets hard really fast; and with the chocolate pot you get a nice assortment of pastries and fruit.

With this being said, this restaurant might be a great place for a group no larger than 4 people and ideal for a couple on a special night out. I will never come here again for Happy Hour with a group again.

  • Visited August 2012
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“It's a very different kind of restaurant. The ambiance was exceptional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

It's a very different kind of restaurant. The ambiance was exceptional but table was somewhat cramped since elbows were everywhere while cooking your own food. If you have two hours to spend for dinner then it's okay. It just wasn't my thing!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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“Love the cheese.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

My honey and I have been doing our anniversary date nights at the Spokane Melting Pot for several years now and have always enjoyed ourselves. I like the service except if you don't make a reservation in advance and you walk in they will tell you they can not seat you for at least a half hour even if the place is clearly not busy. I suggest a nice dry martini as a starter. Our server was helpful with coming up with a solution to allow us experience an enjoyable meal without the overstuffed feeling we have had in the past - buy a single but ask for a regular cheese and chocolate service. It worked perfectly and we enjoyed a red wine with the dark chocolate dessert fondue. I still recommend this place for an relaxing good fondue experience. Love the cheese the most.

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Spokane, Washington
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“Ugh! Expensive, small portions and terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

A group of friends and I ate there last night: the service was incredibly slow and a bit stilted. We ordered two pots of cheese - when prepared there was barely enough to feed 4 people and that combined with our paltry side salads already totaled $50, add the desert pots and a glass of wine and each of us was paying about $33 not including tip. The "uniqueness" of the experience was okay - but honestly, don't go there if you are expecting portions to fill you up. If we had ordered even one meat entree our per person total would have shot up to $41 each. Not worth it.

Visited June 2012
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