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The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

4.7
4.7
2722 reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
Cincinnati's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment," declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, Girl's Night Out, or birthday The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting, warm atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fondue

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 530-5501

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate a party up-to 20 comfortably. If a higher count is required please call the restaurant about room fees and availability. 513-530-5501

  • Private party contact

    Thomas Reiff: (513) 530-5501

Experiences

  • Thursdate

    US$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Keep the romance going with our new decadent date night! Make a reservation with us any Thursday and ask for our "Thursdate" special. We'll seat you at a table with rose petals covering your tabletop. You'll also enjoy our Thursdate menu which features a 4-course dinner for $49 per person and our exclusive Sparkling Chocolate Fondue.
  • Celebration Dinner Experience

    Multiple dates available
    Only select this experience to add one of the Melting Pot's retail packages to your reservation for an additional charge.
  • Valentine's Four Course Meal

    US$67.50 per person

    10 Feb - 19 Feb 2023
    Enjoy our Four Course Valentine's Meal from Feb 10-13 and Feb 15-19. Cheese Fondue Choice of: Green Goddess Cheddar, Bacon and Brie or Quattro Formaggio Salad Wisconsin Wedge or California Entree(Choose One) Fusion: Irish Whiskey Salmon, Sweet & Spicy Shrimp, Ahi Tuna, Filet Mignon, Roasted Garlic Chicken and Chicken Potstickers Feast: Filet Mignon, Garlic Pepper Sirloin, Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin, Roasted Garlic Chicken, BBQ Pork and Chicken Potstickers Dessert Any Chocolate Fondue

What 2,722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from beginning to end! Food fabulous and the service was over the top terrific! Thank you MP for a great dining experience!!!
  2. L

    Lauraohio

    Cincinnati

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The food was great and probably too much. We went with the 4 course package. The cheese fondue was delicious (it comes with vegetables and bread), we asked for two different salads (they are small and probably not needed), the protein fondue was outstanding but too much (lol!), my husband had the all beef while I chose the one that had shrimp, ahi tuna, chicken and duck. It also comes with veggies. The chocolate fondue was extraordinary! It comes with strawberries, bananas, marshmallow, Rice Krispie and different type of pond cakes. We left the restaurant bouncing! We had a great time!
  3. MP

    MPck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took advantage of the $30 per person anniversary special for 3 course meals. We added the cheese course as well. My 2 family members had never been to Melting Pot. They were absolutely amazed at this unique experience and already were discussing visiting again. Jill was our server and was very knowledgeable of our dinner choices. She kept up with our beverages very well. The Coq Au Vin broth choice for our meats was so good. How can you go wrong with PURE CHOCOLATE for dessert. We were overly full and left smiling. Thank you for a delicious meal .
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We booked a reservation to celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary and also a huge job change. We usually are offered getting our picture taken and everything and barely had anything even said to us about any of what we were celebrating. It’s sad we paid so much to eat and enjoy the experience, and the only thing that was worth eating the is the appetizer plate and a couple of the desserts. The food was overly seasoned, making it very spicy. We usually come here often, but now we don’t see us coming back anymore, due to our experience this time around. We always enjoy the picture frame and getting our picture taken each time we’re here, and usually make this place a tradition to come to multiple times a year! But, I believe that is going to change now! Very disappointing!

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded 4 days agoAnonymous, I am so sorry that this visit fell short of our standards and yours. We are dedicated to making it right if we aren't meeting the expectations of our guests. I appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback on your experience. We hope that we are able to make it up to you and will look forward to doing just that when we speak to you. You should expect a call from a member of our management team. Thank you again for dining with us and making us aware of your experience. Jarred W. GM

  5. KK

    KaiyaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was overall pretty good and it was good enough to feed 2 people.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Did not like sitting in the back by back door. That was awful

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 16 January 2023Anonymous, Sorry to hear that you weren't happy with where you were seated on your visit with us. We are happy to provide seating accommodations that would prevent this in the future. We like to build guest profiles that allow us to customize guest experiences. If you could provide me with more details, such as the name on your reservation, we can be sure your profile reflects your preferences. Feel free to call or email me at 513-530-5501 or cincinnatimelt@live.co m. Jarred W. -GM

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We waited 25 minutes to be seated after our reservation time.

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 16 January 2023Anonymous, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies that you had to experience such a delay in service. I would love the opportunity to make it up to you so we can hopefully restore your confidence in our location. To do so I would like to speak to you or possibly exchange emails so that we can begin that process. Please feel free to call me at 513-530-5501 ext. 3 or email me at cincinnatimelt@live.co m to discuss further. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Jarred W. GM

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Braden, was great! Personally plus+
  9. AS

    AlexS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First experience at the melting pot and we received great service from polite and friendly staff. Food was delicious and if we needed anything staff was ready to bring it even though they were busy the whole time. The general manager was helping staff and checking on tables and was super friendly. Staff was helpful in choosing our courses since it was our first time and we were absolutely not disappointed.

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 16 January 2023AlexS, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us! We truly appreciate the kind words. We look forward to many more celebrations with you in the future. Thanks again! Cheers, Jarred W. -GM

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    What you would expect from a fondue restaurant. The service is seemingly elevated in comparison to some peers. Every attempt was made to assist with anything necessary from a service standpoint, while nothing of note was mentioned as a must try dish or experience.

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 16 January 2023Anonymous, I appreciate the honest feedback. While I am happy to hear you had a positive experience I understand the areas of opportunity noted here as well. We will be sure to use this feedback to elevate our service for you and other guests in the future. Thank you, Jarred W. -GM

  11. DC

    DylanC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (shein?) was amazing. Very helpful through the night.

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 16 January 2023DylanC, Thank you for taking time to leave this review! I believe Shen was server and I'm happy that you enjoyed your time with Them. We hope to have you back again soon! Until then we are wishing you well. Cheers, Jarred W. -GM

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday as that is one of her favorite places. The recently completed the remodel of the interior. Not a huge fan of the new interior. It’s nice don’t get my wrong, just feel like it takes away from the former ambiance and intimacy of the restaurant. The food is still great and the service was nice. Didn’t care for the new check processing, as they bring the card reader to you. I guess I am a little old school in that aspect of fine dining still. Other then that a great place and a good time. Still Recommend!!

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 16 January 2023Anonymous, Thanks for leaving us some honest feedback on your experience. We would be more than happy to provide accommodations for the check processing if that was off putting for you. I am sorry that you aren't a big fan of the remodel. There are tables in the back that more closely reflect what you remember about us pre remodel. If you can provide more details about your reservation name we can update your profile to reflect all preferences. I look forward to the opportunity! Jarred W -GM

  13. d

    dustynr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angie was a fantastic server that turned our worst day into the best night ever! Server assistant (Braden) even brought my wife a Flower to cheer her up. The service every time we go there is above and beyond!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were treated very well. Everyone was super polite and helpful.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We booked the romantic experience and didn’t receive it. Waitress was terrible. Didn’t pay attention to us even though the restaurant was empty. Three other staff members helped us out. Just a ridiculous experience for the $250 meal. I guess waitress knew she’d still be tipped well with awful service

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 9 January 2023Anonymous, I am sorry that you had such a negative outing with us when you were here on the 4th. If you would reach out to me via phone or email I would be happy to discuss the details of your visit. Please know that we are dedicated to getting it right and would love the opportunity to have you back in so that you can receive the proper dining experience from our restaurant. I can be reached at 513-530-5501 ext 3 or cincinnatimelt@live.co m Thank you, Jarred W. -GM

  16. JB

    JoannaB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Melting Pot. Food was great. We love that they keep service notes on us and know how we like our cheese and food prepared
  17. T

    Temp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was all super sweet and the food was just delicious. They made us feel so welcomed and were great when explaining how everything worked!

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 10 January 2023Temp, Thank you so much for the kind words and praise of our staff! We love Mary and we're happy that you enjoyed your time with her when you visited us. We look forward to more fun memories with you soon! Cheers! Jarred W. -GM

  18. BM

    BigMick

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Melting Pot for New Years Eve and had an amazing time the food and service was 5 stars plus
  19. KT

    KarenT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I have always brought family and friends here for the experience as much as for the food. Was so dissppointed last night as the experience was so disappointing...from great gaps of time between courses to a server that couldn't be bothered to provide the experience tables around us were getting, to food that was meh. Didn't even see a manager the entire time we were at are table. You can bet I will take my $400 and spend it elsewhere next time!!
  20. SS

    SteveS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was simply not our style. Unseasoned meat mixed together, poorly identified, boiled in broth, guessing at how long it was “cooking”. Adequate taste. So many people gave it a 5 star so perhaps it was just us. It was an interesting experience but we won’t be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Made reservations for New Years Eve for my husband, College age daughter and myself. I knew it was a set menu, however they didn't tell me the price. We live is St. Louis and have been loyal customers for over 20 years. We dined there for many anniversaries in the past. It always felt relaxed and not rushed in anyway. It always felt intimate even when the restaurant was at capacity. We were in town bringing back our daughter to college and thought what a special way to end our trip. The Cincinnati location I can not say the same. The tables are all out in the open. Like a fast causal restaurant. We placed our order and drinks. Wait staff was very rushed! She brought out our waters quick which was fine. However the appetizers did not all come out at the same time. My daughter and I got our first and my husband had to ask where his was after my daughter and I had finished ours. Than it went down Hill from there! Waitress brought our cheese course premade. Something I've never had at any other location! She brought out 1 tray of dippers for 3 adults. When asked about getting another she huffed and took her time bringing the second tray as she was waiting on her other orders before ours. I get it's a holiday and they were busy. But we felt rushed and I don't believe we got the attention for which we paid for! 3 faults and tip cost $388! When we paid the check didn't even get a chance to discuss her tip as she was standing there tapping her foot wanting us to hurry up so they could flip the table. We won't ever go back to this location. Especially for New Years Eve!

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 6 January 2023Anonymous, Very sorry that we did not meet the standards of service for you on such a big day. This is not acceptable and we are prepared to make this right if given the opportunity. I have reached out to you privately with contact information on resolving this matter. We look forward to the opportunity to have you dine with us again and make this right. Thank you, Jarred W. GM

  22. TL

    TLKRA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We went on New Years Eve for our daughter's 23rd Birthday. There were 4 in our party and we had to BEG for another burner. The waitress failed to explain anything about the experience. The waitress failed to tell us what meats were what. Other tables around us receieved full explanations. We made our reservation 11/4/22 and they sat us at a table with one burner, should have been two. We felt rushed through the dinner. OVERALL- will likely NEVER go back- NOT WORTH THE MONEY.

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 6 January 2023TLKRA, I want to apologize for your experience that failed to meet the expectations of both your guests and ours. We are dedicated to making it right though and if you would reach out to me via email or phone I would love the opportunity to do just that. Thank you for coming to dine with us, and I hope to hear from you soon.(cincinnatimelt@live.co m 513-530-5501, ext 3) -Jarred W. GM

  23. ML

    MadisonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a fantastic meal experience! Great servers and great food and drinks!
  24. SH

    StaceyH

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Melting Pot never fails to deliver! It is great for special occasions but also for just adding a little fun in your life!
  25. H

    Happydiner

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for a delicious celebration that isn’t rushed. We’ve tried nearly everything on the menu and never get tired of the options.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always fantastic here. Slightly expensive but worth it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so awesome! So much food for a great price.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time! Went for anniversary dinner & loved it! Service was amazing.
  29. JD

    JustinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This has become a tradition my my girlfriend and I. The food was excellent and always enjoy the full coursed of the big night out. Splurged for the bigger night out last night and it did not disappoint. Service was a bit slow but was made up for by the great customer service. Jameson was an excellent waiter and had a great personality when it comes to his job. Will definitely be back!
  30. BA

    BrentA

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We go here once a year. Had 6:30 reservations, stood in lobby with about 20 other folks . At 7:00pm we were seated. Not what I expect with an average bill plus tip around $300. Our server Brett and his team did an outstanding job but could tell they were stretched thin. Am sure I will go back at request of someone else but I just didn’t like the vibe as crowded, disorganized and staff seemed overwhelmed. Again, our server Brett was a wonderful guy, up beat and busting his tail… it’s the feeling you get when you walk in as if it’s a cattle call system,
  31. B

    Bareandbilly

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our grandkids first time and we had an absolutely wonderful time! Every aspect was wonderful and our server made it even more special!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Service was just right and the food was delicious!
  33. K

    Kathleen

    Cincinnati

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the four course experience. It was perfect, we will be back soon. 👍 restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. 🎄
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lit
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    We unfortunately did not have great service. Everyone else around us seemed to have awesome service but our waitress barely checked on us, was not personable and honestly, not helpful.
  37. SY

    ShaneY

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Melting Pot has become our favorite restaurant. And weirdly enough the salad might be my favorite part. 🤯 So simple, yet with the Garlic and Wine seasoning so favorable. We go for special occasions, date nights, and even just as an excuse to make the kids dress nicely. Yes, that is right, even our kids love it. It is a bit pricey but totally worth it. If you are considering booking it then do it and be ready for a treat that will have you coming back as often as you can.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so sweet and funny :)
  39. r

    richclift

    Cincinnati

    144 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The restaurant is in need of a major update. The lighting was too bright and many of the fixtures had burned out lightbulbs. Our server, Doug, was excellent. He was very helpful with the menu and was always on top of the situation.

    The Melting Pot - CincinnatiResponded on 10 December 2022richclift, I am sorry to hear that you felt our facility was not up to par. I would love to discuss this further with you if you don't mind. If there are areas we are lacking we want to improve upon them as quick at we can. Please email me at cincinnatimelt@live.co m at your earliest convenience. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Doug, but would love to learn a little more about where you were seated so that we may tend to anything that needs updated. Thank you, Jarred W. -GM

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time at a fondue restaurant. Enjoyed the experience. Great staff. Great training on walking new customers through process.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings

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The Melting Pot - Cincinnati is rated 4.7 stars by 2722 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Cincinnati

11023 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Additional information

  • Area

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (513) 530-5501

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate a party up-to 20 comfortably. If a higher count is required please call the restaurant about room fees and availability. 513-530-5501

  • Private party contact

    Thomas Reiff: (513) 530-5501

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