Melting Pot

(801) 521-6358 | View Website

340 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84101

40.761809 -111.891413

 
Restaurants, French, Asian Fusion  more

Price: $$

Tags: Business Dining, Carry Out, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Prix Fixe Menu, Quiet, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Rio Grande

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Menu
The Melting Pot House Salad, Spinach Mushroom Salad, Caesar Salad, California Salad, Big Night Out Salad, Land & Sea, Seafood Trio, Shrimp & Sirloin, Pacific Rim, Teriyaki-marinated Sirloin... more

Reviews for Melting Pot

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Go for appetizers and dessert only – My family and I went here to celebrate a college graduation. It was the first time for fondue for all 8 of us, so we really didn't know what to expect. The cheese appetizer, specifically the fiesta cheese, was delicious. Everyone liked their salads too, so we really had high expectations for the main course. The main course was where we ran into some big problems. First, there were only 2 pots for all of us. Talk about chaos. The fondue forks were all colliding with each other and everyone had to move their fork when somebody wanted to take his or her own fork out. Second, the two cooking "methods" were vastly different from each other and no meat was suited for either of them. We had the court bouillon (a broth) and the bourgeinonne (spelling?), and the only good foods for these were the "fried" shrimp in the oil and the potatoes in the court bouillon. The filet mignon was gross.. think about it--would you want poached or fried filet mignon? Lastly, we tied up our meal with the dessert fondue, which was absolutely delicious and totally worth it.

Conclusions: Go for the cheese appetizer and chocolate dessert and expect a high price. In a restaurant like this you're paying for the amount of time spent at the table because there is hardly any turnover (our group was there for 3 hours). Skip the entree unless you like poached or fried meat. The main problem with the food is the cooking method. Also, a timer really would have been nice for those of us concerned about food safety.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Only good for desert!! – Girls night has never been so expensive. Good thing we were able to share!! The cheese was DELICIOUS we had the spinich artichoke and fiesta and that was wonderful. The Cesar slad tasted like miricle whip and the dinner....well to my surprise you have to cook it all on your own and I was not impressed!! However the dessert is the only reason that I would ever go back!! I now have a new craving for chocolate covered anything.Don't go if you are in a hurry we were there just eating for 2 hours!! Oh and if you have a tendancey to faint over sticker shock definitly stay away. My meal which included appitizer, salad, 5 different types of meat, and dessert was $76 before tax and tip!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst food for the biggest price. – Firstly, I have never complained about a restaurant ever! But, this was by far the worst service I have ever experienced. The water alone took about a half hour to get out to us and the waiter looked as though he was dead on his feet. I was with 6 people and the total bill came out to $273.00. For this amount of money I would have expected an amazing presentation and amazing food. (Oh, and when I checked our account the next day, they had overcharged our card, and when I called to mention this problem to a supervisor she told me that it was a common problem and offered for me to come back for a free dessert to try the experience again! )

The food was sub par and the service, again, was far below inadequate. I got this membership for this account simply to write this review to warn others considering this option. All in all, next time you head to salt lake city, I would suggest somewhere else.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food – The food is great and it's different. Dipping your food is fun and a unique experience. Best of all is the dessert, the choices of chocolate fondue and fresh fruit is delicious!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Love it! Service could be better though. – Love this place! Fun atmosphere, fun concept. It's not an inexpensive place to go, but it's a great date restaurant and awesome for a nice night out. Love cheese, wine and dessert! What could be better than that! I recommend the coq a vin, there was one base that I tried for the fondue that was just oily and gross. Service could be better though, and although it seems like a good place for large groups I went with a group once and the service could have been improved in that situation even more. Overall though, I would recommend this restaurant highly.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

good, but not a main meal – We had the Wisconsin cheese fondue on a girls night out. It was delicious, service was friendly yand fast, and we had fun. The desert was awesome-yin yang chocolate. So good with marshmallows and cheesecake! I'd go back just for the desert! The pomegranite martini was tasty, but I would never order alcohol there again. The drinks were small, weak, and expensive. It was $80 for cheese, chocolate, 1 beer, and 1 martini with tip so be prepared to shell out! I would definitely go back, but not for a whole meal.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Fun Place to Eat – The food is very good. The Fondue is fun to eat. The service is slow. We've been several times now and know that you need to plan hours to eat. It's best to dine here when you have time and you with friends you haven't seen for a long time.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best pizza in town – I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....I loved it....

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Awfully expensive melted cheese and chain restaurant service. – If you head to the Melting P0t expect perfuctory service and relatively high prices ($30-50/person.) Save your cash and head to one of the restaurants next door for better service, better food, and an outstanding experience. Great idea for a restaurant, poor on execution.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

I feel like im melting – The fundo was cheesy and the chocolate was creamy. But they had lazy servers who sat in the back yapping on and on about some tasty pizza from around the corner.

Eat there if you want good strawberry cream.

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