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“Be prepared for "up-selling"”
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
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Ranked #17 of 1,992 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Thank you for considering The Melting Pot Restaurant, Cincinnati's most unique and interactive restaurant. Celebrate any special occasion with us, fondue style. Whether it's a romantic dinner, a birthday, anniversary, holiday party, guest in from out of town or an evening of family fun. The Melting Pot Restaurant is always relaxed and easy to enjoy.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

It was challenging to come up with a date for our group of 10 to get a reservation. Understandable during their 20th birthday month of Jan. & with their special. When we finally got a time and date, with the intention of paying the $20 for each person, we were disappointed that our server immediately began to "up-sell" us from the 3-course to the 4-course meals. Some caved but others stood their ground. THEN he neglected to tell us that they different styles of cooking, also entailed an additional charge ! The bar was extremely slow as was refilling the water glasses. The bills were very confusing because of the additional charges that we did not anticipate. Overall the amount of food was good & decent & we were not rushed, but please do not offer a "special" and then upon arrival, claim that it isn't !!

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Thank CSuhre
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I had never had fondue until my wife took me here. Skeptical at first, but I have to say this was the best and most unique dining experience ever. The meats are good quality and you cook them to your preference. The appetizer is awesome, desert as well. We get the swiss fondue for the appetizer, bullion for dinner, and any chocolate fondue for desert. Nothing like a piece of rye bread covered in melted swiss cheese. Except maybe a piece of filet mignon cooked in coq au vin. Or maybe a piece of chocolate brownie smothered in chocolate smores fondue...

Thank William P
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was my first and last trip to the Melting Pot. The restaurant ambiance and service were superb. But:
1) the server brings pots of boiling spiced water. The table has hot stovetop eyes. Everyone puts their meat in the pot on skewers. You need to use your cell phone to time your meat to ensure that it's cooked.
2) all the meat (beef, pork, shrimp, lobster, and fish) go in the same pots...hope you don't have allergies OR an aversion to a meat choice
3) expensive considering you are cooking your own food in boiled spiced water, about $40+ pp
4) bland (I mostly ate salmon)
5) not for the lactose intolerant

I won't go back.

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Thank Lori C
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We love the Melting Pot as a special occasion restaurant or when they have a great special which they often do! We have gone alone, with another couple or with a group of friends. It is such a calm, relaxing atmosphere and the food is wonderful!

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Thank MimiJoy2
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Reviewed June 27, 2012 via mobile

This was my husbands and my first trip to a Melting Pot. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Our server was attentive and amenable. He even brought me a free drink! Wonderful food, atmosphere and service! Dinner takes at least two hours, so don't plan to rush through. Just set back and enjoy! We will be back!

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