About The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest

13343 N Highway 183 Suite 350
Austin, TX 78750
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The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won’t find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, an award winning wine list & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & delectable chocolate fondue desserts.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Swedish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Anderson Mill Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 401-2424

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/austin

Entertainment:
We host periodic wine dinners, wine tastings and "Girls Night Out" events. We offer e-mail event listings. Please let us know if you would like to be included in our e-mail list.

Catering:
Chocolate Fondue & Chocolate Covered Strawberries are available for catering events & take out.

Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot in Northwest Austin has two private dining rooms. Our large room can accommodate up to 32 guests, while our more intimate room can seat 12.

Group menus are available for your convenience.

Private Party Contact:
Andrea, andrea@austinmeltingpot.com: 5124012424x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Melting Pot - Austin - Northwest Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Our waiter Jose took great care of us. P ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Our waiter Jose took great care of us. Provided a nice anniversary gift of champagne and a gel-paint sign that read "Happy Anniversary". Continuously checked on us and provided good recommendations for food. Would recommend someone to sit at one of his tables.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

New Fun Experience..it was great!

Dined on April 3, 2016

Great new experience. This was my first time and my wife wanted to go since she went with friends in the past. It was very enjoyable and the service was great. We did the wine pairing with the meal and I enjoyed it completely. Definitely will be back with friends for a Happy Hour. Thank you!

Tags: good for groups
food2
ambience3
service2
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Overpriced for what it is

Dined on March 25, 2016

The restaurant really needs to do something about venting. Our eyes burned through the whole entree phase as the burner was "all or nothing" as the waiter put it. The batters are not good at all requiring burning the batters to cook the meat enough. We decided on the oil cooking as our first visit several years ago showed that boiling the meats did not taste good and just left us hungry from waiting so long for cook times. We arrived at 5:45 p.m. and did not get to eat anything until 6:30. Very long wait times and the place wasn't even busy. By the time we got done with dessert it was after 9p.m.

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Great Place

Dined on March 20, 2016

Perfect place to go for a special occasion. Always a memorable experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
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ambience4
service5
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pot

Dined on March 19, 2016

The food was good but Solomon is the star,he was amazing to me and my first time friends

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
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service5
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Throughly enjoyed

Dined on March 19, 2016

This is becoming a tradition where we have birthday celebrations at the Melting Pot but it's so worth it. Everything was fresh, delicious and fun. We'll be back next year!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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The Melting Pot is the perfect date night spot!

Dined on March 12, 2016

We enjoyed another exceptional dining experience at The Melting Pot last Friday. The food was delicious and the service was on point. I really appreciate the pacing of dinner service at this restaurant. You never feel as if you're sitting around waiting for the next bite, but you're not being rushed through your meal either. The staff really allows you to take your time. This is truly the perfect date night spot. My husband and I have been going for years, and will remain loyal patrons as long as they will have us!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Service was great--clear instructions; GOOD FOOD!

Dined on March 11, 2016

Brandon, the server, knows his customer base and approaches them with instructions as if talking to peers--very, very comfortable ambiance! The food options were superb! Plenty of time and very low volume music--we stayed more than 3 hours, and were WELL SERVED!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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ambience3
service4
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Birthday Dinner

Dined on March 7, 2016

Took my wife for her 60th birthday. She loves fondue and especially The Melting Pot's chocolate fondue dessert. I'm a foodie or gourmand, so I really like delicious, as well as healthy food, which is not exactly what you get at The Melting Pot. The experience is unique, as cooking your own meal in a pot is not what you typically do at any other restaurant. The pros: the fondue IS good, the experience unique, and the service is usually very good. The cons: very expensive ($50 to $60 per person), the entire table must choose one cooking style, and the difficulty getting a reservation.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience2
service4

This time was a disappointment. Luckily ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

This time was a disappointment. Luckily our server, Jorge made it worth staying. We usually love going to the Melting Pot because it's so relaxing and the service is attentive but not obnoxious. We sat at our table for 20 minutes, completely ignored. We finally flagged down a waiter and apparently there was a huge misunderstanding about who was serving our table. Once we finally got glasses of water, no one came to refill them. The food courses were far apart so that it took 3 1/2 hours for a 4 course meal. And a manager NEVER came to our table to apologize for our long wait, or to say anything. I'm not sure how many other tables were sat and completed their meals in the time it took for us to have our meal. We felt like we were last on the priority list even though we had a reservation. I'm not sure if we will be back.

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ambience4
service3
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Some problems

Dined on March 5, 2016

I enjoyed the food but my mother's order was wrong and it took a while to get a replacement and my father's filet had some fat/gristle in it. We also felt the chocolate portion seemed reduced compared to previous visits based on the amount of strawberries, marshmallows remaining with no chocolate remaining. For what ending up being right at a $200 dollar meal I definitely hold the restaurant to a higher standard.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience5
service4
value2

Brunch

Dined on March 5, 2016

Went for brunch but misunderstood the pricing. It was my wife & I and I was under the impression that the 1 pot of cheese fondue we shared was $7.50 total, not $7.50 per person. This was also the way desert was structured and our "entree" being $16 per person resulted in an $80 brunch bill for 2. Definitely will not do brunch here again.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Mmmmm fondue!

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Dined on March 4, 2016

I skip the Big Night Out 4 course dinner because I'm not a fan of any of the salads at Melting Pot. Not sure if they still do it now that the menu and pricing structure is different, but there's a 10% discount on a bottle of wine if you order the Big Night Out. I just the build your own fondue option but I always ask for "Cheese for three" when dining with my date because the cheese is my favorite part. They have a chocolate martini that's really good but you have to ask for the "clear one" otherwise it comes as a creamy version that isn't as good, in my opinion. Our waiter was okay but he kept pushing that his favorite was a white cheese blend (Alpine, I think they called it?). It was weird that even after we ordered Cheddar cheese he kept going on about how good the Alpine blend is and how well it compliments the dippers. I wanted to say "Uh, okay...so are insinuating I ordered the wrong thing?" It's also strange that they let people in from the back door/fire exit. The first time it happened I thought it must be to surprise a guest by sneaking people in through the back door. But then it happened two other times and from what I can tell, they weren't part of the same party. Did I mention it set off a fire alarm noise when they opened the door? Very strange and distracting to have to wait for an alarm to stop so you can finish your conversation. Otherwise the food is good and I'll go back when I have another craving.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service2
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Amount of food has decreased

Dined on March 1, 2016

The first time I went to this restaurant was in 2012. At that time, I remember it was great in every aspect. This year I went back with my boyfriend on Leap Day and I didnt have the same experience. I had a reservation scheduled for 7:30. We got there at 7:33 and were seated at 8pm. It took a while for the server to show up between courses which I didnt think it was a big deal. I got disappointed when i saw the amount of food. It was a way less than the first time I went there. The deal was 29 dollars on that day. When we got the check, it charged us an extra 10.00 for the "special" broth that I never knew we would get charged extra for that. Because of this, the server gave us a box of dipped strawberries. I think it was nice of her, but my experience was ok. Fondue was good, but not as I was expecting taking into consideration my first experience. I am glad I didnt pay the full price( 59.00) for that amount of food. I am sure I would be mad if that had happened. We left pretty full but that was because we were eating a lot of vegetables to get stuffed. Meat course was just a few pieces. Very disappointing.

food5
ambience5
service5
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Disappointing

Dined on February 29, 2016

Our waiter did the best he could & I'm not sure who dropped the ball, but most of the drinks we tried to order, they were out of some of the ingredients. These were drinks they had advertised on their table. We love the Melting Pot & have eaten there many times but for what they charge it was disappointing. We were celebrating a college graduation. We'll go elsewhere for our next celebration.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent as always

Dined on February 28, 2016

We've had lunch and dinner here several times. Each time the service is impeccable, the food choices abundant and the experience amazing. On our most recent visit we took family members who had not previously dined at a restaurant such as this. They loved it! Kid friendly as well. If you leave here hungry you're doing something wrong.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
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Delicious!

Dined on February 23, 2016

The food was amazing. I loved that there were so many options. Watching everything cook in front of you is definitely an experience and a great time to hang out with friends.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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LOVE The Melting Pot!!

Dined on February 20, 2016

We celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary and this was our 2nd time at the Melting Pot. The experience from the 1st time to the most recent, did not change a bit. The food is fantastic, the staff are wonderful and the ambiance is perfect for a Romantic dinner for 2. Our waiter, Drew, was awesome and very attentive. I can't say enough good things about him. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend the Melting Pot to anyone. I would also highly recommend purchasing the garlic & wine seasoning they sell. If you want to try your hand at Fondue cooking at home, I would recommend buying The Melting Pot cook book as well. We did, and are already planning a Fondue Party at home. Thank You Melting Pot for a wonderful & memorable evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Great Food and Fun Ambiance

Dined on February 20, 2016

This restaurant was very nice. We didn't have a specific occassion, but we had talked about going as a group together. Other than not being able to get my chicken cooked, the food was good. Our waiter was super and he was great with giving suggestions. He was always attentive to what we needed.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Love the whole experience. Booths were l ...

Dined on February 19, 2016

Love the whole experience. Booths were little tight but manageable. Lots of fun.

food4
ambience3
service5

We just had the most amazing service. We ...

Dined on February 18, 2016

We just had the most amazing service. We gorged to an embarrassing degree, and our server totally catered to the 7yr old birthday girl. Brandon let her help make every table concoction, and he customized a birthday tower for her and gave both girls blackberry toast mocktails. What a fun experience. Delicious, too! The reason I down-scored the ambiance is because the decor sort of lacks character. We loved our experience and will splurge again. Worth it!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I love this place!

Dined on February 17, 2016

I first heard about The Melting Pot in late 2014 and instantly fell in love. I've never had a bad experience there. The staff was friendly and it's always fun to try new items on the menu and the different desserts. It's a bit pricey for us so my husband and I said we'd go AT LEAST once a year haha. We're 3 for 3 so far but since we just went this week and it's early in the year, I may try to squeeze another visit out of him in a few months ;-). I'd definitely recommend for a romantic night out!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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Great Find!

Dined on February 16, 2016

Had a magnificent time. Food was great. Our Waiter was the greatest ever. Exciting and a nice adventure. I will be a regular from now on!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great treat

Dined on February 16, 2016

We celebrate all our birthdays here.everyone there are fun and fabulous.

Tags: special occasion
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Perfect for romantic occassions

Dined on February 14, 2016

We come here for our anniversaries and Valentines. The food is always very good, and it's a unique cook-at-the-table experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

everyone that you feel at home

Dined on February 13, 2016

Everyone made you feel comfortable it was great to be there. Josh was my server he was magnificent when I come back I hope he is still there and I would love for him to wait on us again. One of the hostess was walking around greeting everyone having a brief conversation making us feel very comfortable. It was my 3 week anniversary

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
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Wonderful romantic Valentine's dinner

Dined on February 13, 2016

The ambiance and service were outstanding, the food was really good as well. I felt it was a bit overpriced for what it was, but I do understand it was a special Valentine's price. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great date night or special occasion dinner. The desert course with the chocolate pot was my absolute favorite!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

Melting Pot

Dined on February 12, 2016

It was better when you got 2 class of champagne with the meal instead of a sticky shrimp cocktail. Also you use to get a thin slice of cheesecake with the chocolate fondue now you just get a bowl of strawberries. Melting Pot charges more every year but cheapens up the courses.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Such a Romantic Valentine's Day with Great Food

Dined on February 12, 2016

We came on Valentine's day weekend and were served the 5 course pre-set menu. I was a little concerned about the food being worth the price, but in our case it definitely was. The cheese was delicious, but the star was the main course of fillet mignon, lobster, ravioli and so much more. The creme brulee fondue dessert was amazing and they give you so many treats to dip and are happy to bring extra out of your favorite. It was our first time at the Melting Pot, but it definitely won't be our last.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

They really made this special. We had a great time

Dined on February 12, 2016

Wine, perfect. Lighting, perfect. Waiter, attentive and awesome. Great night to lean back, relax, eat and stay a while.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Special Anniversary

Dined on February 11, 2016

Our first visit was a great success! We celebrated our 26th. Anniversary. Even the management brought champagne to us and wished us well. Thanks for making it such a special celebration!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

ok

Dined on February 10, 2016

I loved the food and the place I didnt like that I had a reservation got there about 7min early and didnt get seated till 30min after my reservation time

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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Great Night Life

Dined on February 7, 2016

This is a great place for a first date, date night or any other type of get togethers. The atmosphere is great. The mood is vibrant and the entire staff will exceed your every expectation. No matter what the occasion is this is a great spot.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

Room for groups was NOISY

Dined on February 6, 2016

We had a party of 8 & were seated in the group room with 3 other tables of 8. While the restaurant is usually pretty quiet this room was uncomfortably loud. Our dinner was spent yelling across the table. Our servers were excellent.

Tags: kid-friendly, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Anniversary experience.

Dined on February 4, 2016

First time to The Melting Pot, 10 year anniversary. Hands down the best anniversary experience to date. It was an easy event to plan which for a guy is a plus. Our server Brandon was excellent, he explained each course of the meal and helped us pick out the perfect meal. We arrived 45 minutes early and they said no problem and had our table ready to go in 5 minutes. The whole experience was great. Great place for special occasions and will be going back soon.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Our service was very personal, outstandi ...

Dined on February 3, 2016

Our service was very personal, outstanding, and accommodating!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Special Birthday Dinner

Dined on February 3, 2016

This was a fabulous night. Natalie was our server and she was excellent. She suggested a great wine after hearing what we like. She was friendly without intruding. We chose the Fondue by you 4 course meal. The brie and bacon cheese course had a bite if sherry that was great with the rye bread. The salads were fresh and crisp. The duck, shrimp, and pasta choices were perfect in the mojo pot. And of course the turtle chocolate dessert was yummy. Thank you for a great evening!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fun Sunday Brunch

Dined on January 31, 2016

We arrived for our 12:30pm reservation and were seated promptly by a welcoming host. We sat at a table in the bar area because it was next to windows. The restaurant can be dark and cozy which seems fitting for dinner, but brunch, I have to have light! Our server Josh did a great job taking care of us. He was patient and helpful with questions regarding the menus and cooking times. They have a great brunch menu and brunch cocktails at reasonable prices, however we chose to order the 4 course dinner option. We started with the Alpine Brie and Bacon fondue. We pretty much devoured that! 2nd course were the salads. Caesar for me and Spinach for the hubby. Both were good. Then the main course. We both ordered the Fusion plate. This had lobster, shrimp, duck and a filet. Great variety. Unfortunately after the main course we were too stuffed for the 4th course, Desert, so Josh packed it to go. Overall everything was perfect and was a fun way to start our Sunday Fun day. We would also like to give a shout out to Abbey the bartender who made us a perfect French 75, and a Deep South tea.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

This place never disappoints! This is ou ...

Dined on January 30, 2016

This place never disappoints! This is our go to restaurant for special occasions!

food2
ambience5
service5
value1

A little expensive for what you get.

Dined on January 30, 2016

The service was great the food was so so for the prices. If you are going for the experience it might be worth it, but the for food is so so.

Tags: special occasion

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