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The Melting Pot - 17 Reviews - 1219 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 922-7002

The Melting Pot

1219 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-7002
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 The Melting Pot  - Philadelphia, PA


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The waitresses were very friendly. They made sure that we understood how to order since it was our first time there. The food was outstanding, especially their spinach or artichok...



My one and only experience at The Melting Pot was a birthday gathering. I assume it was because of our somewhat large (8) party that we, too, got shoved into that corner table li...

Great food 8/8/2009

The waitresses were very friendly. They made sure that we understood how to order since it was our first time there. The food was outstanding, especially their spinach or artichoke dip for appetizer. The chocolate fondue is to die for. I would definitely go back again. Pros: food's great Cons: no parking more

good times 7/13/2009

before going to this restaurant, i read a review that warned diners to only go with people they enjoyed spending time with. after a 3 hour dining experience, i am glad that i took that advice. service was friendly and satisfactory. they clearly explained everything that went into fondue, and came quickly when we had problems or questions. food takes a long time to cook though, leaving a lot of lull time that is best filled with conversation. i wouldn't recommend this place for a first date, but if you're going with a group of friends, it's a great way to unwind and enjoy each other's company Pros: fun experience Cons: pricey more

My 22-year-old's favorite! 3/21/2009

My son LOVES this restaurant and has since it's opening. The food is excellent, especially the fondue (of course) and the Teriyaki steak. But ... it is extremely expensive. They make it seem like ordering a combination dinner (appetizer, entree, dessert for one price) is a good deal but it's not. Order separately! more

Great Time, Every Time! 11/15/2008

After reading some of the reviews on this place I can tell its definitely not for everyone, but I have been here multiple times and have ALWAYS received GREAT service and food. A little pricey, but you have to remember you are paying for the experience, don't forget to bring some extra $$ for your server, because they work their butts off!! I would recommend this restaurant for couples because of its romantic atmosphere. Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Convienent Location more

Pretty Good 11/13/2008

I had a group experience at the Melting Pot, it was myself and 5 other people. The food was good, the experience was nice. The bill was CRAZY! I always expect to pay a lot more when I go to Center City, but, this was a lot more then I expected. It seemed to me the liquor was way over priced. This is a good one time a year type place, nothing I would do on a monthly basis. more

meh 7/18/2008

My one and only experience at The Melting Pot was a birthday gathering. I assume it was because of our somewhat large (8) party that we, too, got shoved into that corner table like the previous reviewer - I'm assuming it's the same table. Our waitress was very helpful and courteous. The service is what I expected at a more upper-crust establishment, so no complaints there. My complaint mainly has to do with the fare itself, namely the wine, beer and other spirits and liquers. It is VERY overpowering. So much so that I gave up about two bites into the appetizer and changed my main entree choice to the bullion (had originally chosen coq au vin). The dinner, cooked in the bullion, was somewhat bland but was acceptable. The dessert wasn't anything to write home about. They do, however, offer a nice selection of iced teas. Overall, I was underwhelmed and most likely will not be returning. more

horrible horrible!!! 2/18/2008

We got put in the corner of the dining room where we had no interaction with anyone else in the entire restarant and no view of anything that was going on. Honestly the could have put our table in the bathroom and their would have been no difference. The food was absolutely discusting, who wants to eat cheese overpowered with nasty cheap sherry wine, or a ceasar salad that tastes like they poured sugar on top of it? Not to mention the fact of our entrees being so cross contaminated with the meat on top of the chicken, or even the shrimp on top of the meat, all being in the raw state. Then they gave us a pot of court bouillion which wasn't even a tradition court bouillion because it was smothered in red wine, in which case your told to boil your meat. I dont know who boils meat, but if this is the way you want to eat this is the place to go. I didnt even order desert i was so discusted with this trashy place. more

Melting Pot 2/4/2008

The melting pot is amazing! The prices are a little high, but it is totally worth it. They have four course dinners (for couples) that will cost upwards of 80$, depending on whether or not you order drinks. It great jst to go for dessert too. I'd highly recommend it! more

Lots of Fun 1/12/2008

I think this is a great novelty restaurant. The first time you go there is a lot of explaination; but if you ever go again- it makes a lot more sense. The staff is always looking to please and offers you lots of extras if you ask for them. That goes for the dippers during the cheese and dessert!! wahoo. I think anyone who goes there should of course know what type of restaurant it is. You do cook the dinner yourself, and use the sauces yourself. If that is not your style- don't go there. I can understand if you wouldn't like doing 'work' but don't bash the whole concept. I like mixing it up sometimes and think it's awesome! Pros: the novelty! more

great fondue 9/29/2007

It was my first time. it's ok if you don't know what to do. Friendly waitress will explain to you. Food is good. wine selectoin is great. It was fun. I will go back again soon. Pros: Fondue, wine selection more

Poor quality food, poor presentation, but good service 4/20/2007

It's not the raw food per se...its the overly perky Applebee's type wait staff, the poor presentation, the plastic jar of Garlic/Wine powder placed at your table, the dipping sauces, and the quality of the food that is the problem. Pros: perky wait staff (if you like that), nicely decorated Cons: the FOOD dummy more

NOT recommended 4/19/2007

Hey MizMelissa, Pros: RAW FOOD Cons: AMBIANCE,STAFF more

Destinyschild..... not worth listening too 4/7/2007 you sound like the biggest idiot on the planet. It is a FONDU restaurant. Did you really think your food was going to come out cooked. The point of fondu is that you cook it yourself! The meltingpot is awsome. Its fun and they have an amazing wine list. I feel sorry for this location for getting a bad rep all because of the stupidity of someone who obviously has no culture or knowlage of food. ok, why dont you go to maggiannos for some non authentic crappy food. and stay there. Pros: fnodu Cons: not enough fondu more

Worst Place Ever 3/5/2007

This was the worst dining experience ever.... We started out with being shown to the bar, while we waited for a table.. the hostess was pretty nice and the staff was friendly. We waited for about 20 minutes, enough to have a couple of Martinis' which surprisingly were pretty good. Well at $10.00 a pop, they should be. Pros: Ambiance, great Martini's Cons: Too overpriced, raw uncooked food more

Nice place, fun 1/31/2007

it is what it is here. The fondue was delicious, the ""entree"" was just so-so. I call it an ""entree"" because they give you raw meat to cook yourself in a boiling-pot of water/wine/spices. Pros: Wonderful tables, food is ok, good wine Cons: eh, I guess nothing really more

good time out 8/27/2006

The Melting Pot is a very high class and quality fondue restaurant. They offer six selections of cheese.... more

good time out 8/27/2006

Geoff Provided by Partner
The Melting Pot is a very high class and quality fondue restaurant. They offer six selections of cheese. The selection of meats for the entree f... more
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Owner Message

  • The Melting Pot in Philadelphia is a fun and interactive dining experience. Our gourmet fondues are perfect for a romantic evening, casual get together, or to turn an ordinary day into a magical...


  • In Short
    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...

  • 10/6/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sunday: 4:00PM-9:00PM Monday: 5:00PM-10:00PM Tuesday: 5:00PM-10:00PM Wednesday: 5:00PM-10:00PM Thursday: 5:00PM-10:00PM Friday: 5:00PM-11:00PM Saturday: 1:00PM-11:00PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Center City East