The Melting Pot - Tacoma

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Situated in the hub of Downtown Tacoma, the Pacific Ave. location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a concert at The T Dome, a visit to the Chihuly Glass Museum, or a family outing at the zoo.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
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4.3
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gustavo is an amazing waiter that gave the perfect meal and wine recommendations. Very personable and helped make my moms birthday a great experience (she almost cried when he brought the birthday plate out). Other staff also contributed to the experience including Ennye and another woman whose name we didn’t catch. It was our first time at the Melting Pot and I can assure you with this visit and the staff that helped us, we will be back again!

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Nursejrs
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Eating here on New Year’s Day should of been discounted when we sat down to enjoy our evening. We learned how our server got burnt by someone else who didn’t cover her pot. Then our salads were delayed coming out of the kitchen. Our server informed us that is was because the spring mix was all welted. So we need to order either the house or ceasat salad. For our main meal when the dips came out you can tell that they were placed in cups probably the night before as you can turn them upside down and none of the dip would come out!!! For dessert they ran out of cheesecake.

Just very disappointed for a 400 meal it sure wasn’t worth it!!!

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BethanyB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

While the food and atmosphere were great, our evening was off to a rough start as the restaurant had been over booked. We understood that to be due to a technical glitch and it appeared like the staff was trying their best to accommodate but we weren’t seated at our table until 40 minutes after our reservation and it took another 30-40 minutes to even get our first course from there. Needless to say we were quite hungry by the time we finally did receive our food And the delay left a bad impression with my boyfriend as it was his first time at the melting pot. The staff was apologetic for the delays, and again it appeared as if everyone was trying their best. The food was overall good and we did ultimately enjoy our time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Even though we had a reservation that required a credit card deposit, still had to wait > 40 min to be seated. Explanation was that place was busy, which is understandable but management should do better in managing customer flow, especially if requiring them to place deposits for reservations.
Next, we were taken to the table. Carpet around it extremely dirty but table was OK. At first. No one cleaned the table throughout our session between courses. This being a fondue place the table was pretty messy but waitstaff did not notice or preferred not to deal with it.
We has drinks we got from bar so more drinks weren’t even offered.

Compared to previous visits at same site, our experience felt abbreviated and rushed. The bill was not abbreviated though.
Again, was a special night so place was very busy. But one of the main reasons to go to a restaurant on a special night is to have a nice experience. If Melting Pot Tacoma cannot deliver it to such a large number of customers, they should adjust how many reservations they accept to provide good service.

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vipVinceC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

My wife and I had a 7:00 PM reservations for New Years Eve. At 7:30 PM, we had still not been seated. Apparently there were a large number of customers that were slow to vacate their table when they had finished their meal. When we asked about our table, the hostess who was under a lot of stress snapped at us and advised us a table would be ready when its ready. She suggested that we eat in the bar, and we found a table. The Bar was noisy and crowded and not the usual nice and quiet table location we were looking forward too. The meal was average and it took quite a while to even get our water and to place our order. The food was not up to the standard we have come to expect from the Melting Pot. To be fair the manager did take a substantial portion of our bill, however it was still somewhat pricy. Based on this experience, I don't think that we will be patronizing the Melting Pot for special occasions in the near future.

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kllh260
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Went out for the special 2020 New Year’s Eve dinner menu. It was utter chaos. I appreciate that it’s super busy and they are probably short staffed, but water glasses not refilled all night and an hour between salads and entrees with an automatic 4% ‘surcharge’ AND a 20% tip added to the bill ($230 for two people) - not kosher. I have slightly higher expectations that weren’t quite met tonight. Still a good meal, so will probably be back, just not on such a busy night!

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HaleyH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent and knowledgeable staff and cozy ambiance! A great special date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had News Eve dinner with my daughters

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was amazing and super friendly

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DougS
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! Attentive and informative. We hadn’t been I. 16 years. Glad we went back!

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vipDomP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. Our waiter was great and we enjoyed the food. We did have to wait for about 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation time but it was worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You should eat here, that's all that's to it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. The food was exquisite. Our server was fantastic. Our food choices Devine The Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese is our favorite. House salads to go for a late night snack. Mojo cooking style with natural chicken, Memphis Pork and shrimp for dad and Natural chicken and Memphis pork x2 for me. Finished off with flaming turtles

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

I would say normal experience for every time I go to the melting pot, except this time.. the water that makes the steam under the pot ran out and made this horrible burning smell and smoke and she awkowledged it but didn’t fix it... it was very bad smelling and making the whole room smoky and smell...

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Astra248
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Melting Pot experience! They've scaled down the menu quite a bit so it is a little more complicated to decide what to order. The bill was complex as well. We made it through, though! The food and ambiance was wonderful. Our waitress was awesome as well.

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vipTeresaG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant only for the convenience of parking and dining before an event at The Tacoma Dome. However, on our day the service in the bar for one of the six-top tables was ridiculously slow, and the bar & restaurant was far from busy. The server laughed at one of our guy's orders of a lavender cosmo (he's a big burly guy, but...) and then things just went downhill from there. Everything from cutlery to drink orders had to be reminded several times. Perhaps they just had an off-day.

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wardogzzz
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We don't get in here often, but when we do we do it up right. Another fantastic meal. We are always thankful for great meals like we get here.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Dinner

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KImS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite spots to go for date night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was great. Wish I knew his name. Ugh

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Burgandi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

What makes this place so great is the unique concept. Dipping your food into cheese, broth, and chocolate is fun and it forces you to slow down and visit more. Our kids love this place, but my husband and I would never go here on our own.

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vipAngelaW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lexi was our server and she was great! Food was delicious as always and restaurant week offered a great deal :)

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homeden
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! The food was very good. We had the 4 course weekday dinner special, which included a chocolate decadence...and ate way too much of everything. Good thing we walked back to our hotel!

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved the Melting Pot. You are greeted by a warm fire at the entrance. The meal was entertaining and delicious. We left with chocolate cookies as a thank you for parking with the valet. It was a bit pricey though. I would save it for a special occasion.

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Jeter
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. My two little boys have never been and were upset I made them go, but after we were done and they were all smiles. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Our server was very helpful

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice and tasty

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vipSallyM
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the BEST service ever. Leilani is exceptional. Great service, without exception. The food was great. Fantastic way to celebrate our daughters 16th. We were here in September celebrating our other daughters 20th.

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LuanneR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughters birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional. The experience was great. Our first time to the melting pot. The fondue is mixed and prepared at the table. Unforgettable evening

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WyattC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time and is now my new favorite restaurant!

AW
vipAngelaW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of of favorites, we frequent as often as possible.

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vipnickdlc
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been regulars for over 10 yers food service and experiece are always great. Honestly have not visited as often lately as there have been three significant price increases over the past year with no additional benefit to the customer. I understand the 4% cost of living surcharge as minimum wage in our state has rocketed recently but thats in addition to an across the board increase on the menu of 10% to 15%. Plan on spemding over $200 a couple.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Service was great and food was yummy. I do enjoy the melting pot but think it’s a bit over priced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The server came to the table and introduced herself then asked us “what do you want to do”. No have you been here, do you know how this works etc. Luckily we have been there before and knew the drill. In the beginning, it seemed like she was rushing us. Wanted us to order drinks and meal all at one time. She forgot my wine flight twice.
We were seated next to the kitchen and could constantly hear the staff talking. The light above me was so bright and tight in my eyes.

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vipSallyM
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating daughters 20th. Great service from start to finish. Must try the cast iron grill - the meats were delicious grilled Enjoyed the manager stopping by to visit. Great waitress too. Another great experience at The Melting Pot, Tacoma

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Gina9475
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fun treat for the kids to eat here. Definitely do groupon as it is expensive. Fondue cheese, and chocolate delicious! Entree and Salads just as wonderful! About 2 hours of eating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was super nice and the food was very good!

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LindaV
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a nice birthday celebration! A different experience cooking at the table, but the food was great and everyone stuffed when leaving! Fun experience.

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Our waiter was the worst. He never brought us water. Even after asking him for it twice. We had our cheese and salad before we finally asked someone else. He never came back to check on us. It was a very underwhelming experience. I have another reservation there this weekend. I hope for a better experience this time.

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