Good stuff, but you pay for it..
I have been a few times now, and I must say the food is VERY good and the portions are nicely sized.
Every time I've been there it is always busy so I would recommend getting a reservation (even then you still may have to wait a moment or two...but then again this isn't fast food and should not necessarily be expected to act as such).
You really can't go wrong on the menu with so many options but there is a MUST when it comes to desert. The Flaming Turtle (I believe is what it was called) is by FAR one of the best deserts I have ever enjoyed. With its rich, flavorful chocolate over different arrays of food from fruit, to rice crispies, to cakes...its was incredible.
Even though the menu is a bit pricey, you really do get what you pay for. From the great food to a very neat environment the Melting Pot will always be a place I recommend.
disappointment for my 30th b'day.
I made reservations a week prior & we still had to wait quite a while.
Our waitress spoke so fast, did not have a friendly personality, acted bizarre, and did not come to our table often.
Our Wisconsin Trio Fondue(cheese) was just a strong...how do i describe it...not tangy...not bitter, some where in between, that we were actually making faces when we tried it.
I had the mushroom and spinach salad and it was blah.
Our entrees WERE NOT impressive. I ordered the vegetarian entree and had to cook it with everyone's meat.
The chocolate fondue & wine were the only things good(although several times the wine was brought out, it was almost room temperature).
I ordered a Ying & Yang drink, & while it was pretty, it wasn't delicious.
My husband, my parents, and I drove over a hour to eat there for my 30th birthday & i was not impressed.
For the money you spend, I was so disappointed. I thought the food would taste so good & i t didn't.
NOT a good place to eat!. I HATED my experience here. I arrived and had to wait an hour despite reservations. My waiter kept whispering to me which is hard to hear and just plain creepy. The food was alright and definitely a different experience, but unfortunately someone spilled my fondu all over my lap as he walked by. The manager did not offer to pay for it and it ended up being a terrible night.
Absolutely fantastic!!. I just visited this restaurant for the first time. I had heard so much about it that we decided to go there for the Valentine's Day special. The drinks were superb, the employees friendly and fun. The food was absolutely incredible. When I went to the bar area to ask where the restroom was, a man who worked there didn't just point me in the right direction, he had me take his arm and personally showed me where it was. I have never had that type of personal service before. Raphael, our server, was fun, very conscientious and thorough explaining how to cook our food, what the sauces were, and knowledgeable about the ingredients and made helpful suggestions to help us pick our perfect menu.... Unfortunately for me, I got very quickly very ill sitting at the table half way through our meal (or more accurately "experience"). IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM OR THE FOOD. What amazed me was that the staff there was extremely considerate of me once my boyfriend asked the manager for a cold cloth for me. She immediately brought it over along with a bag of ice and a cup of water. We had to leave before the desert which was bitterly disappointing, however what will stay in my mind is how Raphael helped my boyfriend walk me all the way outside to the car to make sure I got there OK as I was light headed and dizzy. To say they went "above and beyond" hardly seems to cover it. They were so kind to me and my feelings of stupidity getting sick. They truly made the experience an enjoyable one (all things considered). I will go back and would recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants a special night out and experience. While it is an expensive evening, it was well worth it!! Thanks to everyone there.
Not Kid friendly. This place is nice very fun and something different and exciting to do but as far as being listed as kid friendly I say not at all they only have 2 highchairs for the entire establishment and while the kids loved the idea of cooking their own food and dipping it in the various cheeses chocolates and sauces its impossible to do when they have no place to sit or no place for there baby sister to sit in our case so I would suggest they remove kid friendly from there search critera how kid friendly can you be when you offer no place for kids to sit?
It's hip to dip at this cozy fondue-lover's paradise..
Booths equipped with tabletop fondue pots are clustered together inside the intimate dining room. Start with a cheese fondue, including an assortment of breads, veggies and fruits for dipping. Entrees include lobster, center-cut filet, fish, chicken and vegetarian selections served with a variety of dipping sauces. For dessert, try the flaming turtle, a mix of chocolate and caramel flambéed tableside, served with nut-covered marshmallows, fresh fruit, pound cake, brownies and cheesecake.
A couple of weeks ago I visited the Melting PotResturant for my wife's birthday. We came
with another couple. We received 2 separate checks. We paid one and they paid
the other. I few days later we received a call from a manger asking if our
experience was pleasant. Mind you my wife and I frequent the restaurant about
every 3 to 4 months and we have never received a call asking about our
experience. When it comes down to it he was asking why the couple with us only
tipped the waitress $2.We tipped a generous amount since we had no bar tab and
only got the big night out. It totally took us off guard that they called.
I find it not my business to ask someone what they tip at a restaurant. I have
been going to that restaurant for 4 to 5 years and no one has ever called. Did
they call so I would call the other couple in Kentucky to send more money? Or to embarrass
them? Or for us to handle the tip? What was the real reason of the call? I was
so shocked when they called to single us out. I find it really tacky for an
establishment so high end to expect big tips or we'll call you to get our money.
We do no longer feel respected or welcome at that restaurant. We also are not
comfortable knowing that management watches over all including tips that comes
to the restaurant. I have always have recommended that restaurant to family and
friends, but now I am not comfortable doing that anymore because of their call at
home tipping policy. I did contact the owner and his response was that when a Guest leaves a very low tip or no tip at all, that tells me that something is wrong.The tip is the way that Guests tell us that something didn't work for them.They like to find out so they can address the issue and fix it. But like I said my wife and I frequent the restaurant about every 3 to 4 months and we have never received a call asking about our
You can make your own opion but I think the whole situation was tacky on their part!
questionable manager. i have lived in st. Louis for 8 years, and a restaurant everyone keeps talking about is the MeltingPot. there are two locations, however the one i visited is in university city located on Delmar. the entire staff seemed to be very happy to be there. i could tell that they were all friends, which me feel like a friend when I'd ask for anything special. our waiter, Patrick, provided us with excellent service, he had many good recommendations for how long to cook our meats and which sauces would go well with which meats. but Patrick isn't the only person who made our experience enjoyable, everyone from the person my wife asked to find the bathroom, to the bartender was more than willing to make us feel comfortable. the manager on duty greeted our table, thanked us for dining with them, and asked if we needed anything, to the bare eye he would seem like a responsible man. And then on our way out we saw that same manager was at the bar drinking alcohol. that is the only reason they got a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star rating. we were shocked that someone who was in such a powerful position would take their job so light heartily. we now realize why the wait staff works together so well, they have no help from management. But, no matter what i would recommend this restaurant to anyone. the food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and my wife and I enjoyed my birthday. please go and experience the fun for yourself.
Overall disappointment. I'm new to St. Louis but have eaten other restaurants in this chain around the country. To celebrate my wedding anniversary, I made reservations. On making the reservation, the staff member asked if I'd like balloons (for a fee) which I agreed to. We arrived at the reservation time. We were told that until diners finished eating that there would not be a table available for us. We waited 45 minutes. Other people who came after us were seated, including several couples and a party of 8. After being re-buffed by the hostess several times, I was more insistent. She checked the computer and found that someone had been seated at our table. She said she'd seat us immediately. She then proceeded to provide service to three more parties who were just arriving. Our 45 minute wait in the bar was frustrating. The guitarist, who was not particularly talented, had the amplifier overly loud for the small bar. We were regaled with "adult contemporary" music for the 1970's. Having lived through that era, I didn't need to revisit it. I won't return to this restaurant. Overall, the staff at this location was incompetent. Given that most of the patrons were in their early 20's, I assume that they don't know any better than to tolerate staff and service like we experienced. Thanks you, MP, for an anniversary evening we will truly remember!
Recommend it highly. I have been there twice and its been an excellent experience both times--these reviews just show how ill informed and conservative this city really is---if you can't grasp the concept of FONDUE (cooking yourself), a three hour dining experience or are too cheap to embrace a $150 bill, take your 6 kids and go to Cracker Barrel where you belong. You WILL find: great ingredients: good service and a great atmosphere for real conversation with your spouse or friends--no pun intended, but after that it is what you make of it
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