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Memorable and interactive dining experience

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Regular Hours

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Fax: (508) 875-1138

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Price Range
$$$
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The Melting Pot of Framingham

The Melting Pot Restaurant

The Melting Pot - Framingham

Categories
Restaurants, Bars, French Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Dessert Restaurants, Fondue Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes, No

Cuisines: Fondue, Fine Dining, French, Dessert, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, American Food, American, Private Functions, Parties

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11/29/2010

Overall
Mediocre food and expensive

I've had fondue MANY times in French restaurants as well as at home which I made from scratch. I love fondue so I was excited to try The Melting Pot. What a disappointment! I ordered the Swiss Cheese Fondue which was acceptable but nothing spectacular. The portion was extremely small and the bread was awful! Instead of fresh crusty French bread, I got chunks of hard, dense bread that was tasteless (and cold). I got a tiny (and I mean TINY) bowl containing 3 pieces of raw vegetable and a small bowl of Granny Smith apple chunks which were underripe. The spinach salad was OK but swimming in dressing. Overkill. I thought OK - the chocolate fondue HAS to be better than this. Wrong. It was watered down chocolate which barely stuck to my desserts. The cheesecake was cold as ice and hard as if just taken out of the freezer - just awful and I got three 1/2" cubes of brownie which also tasted hard and as if just taken out of the freezer. Absolutely deplorable. These people should be ashamed of serving such mediocre food at such overinflated prices. Do yourself a favor and AVOID this place and go to a REAL restaurant where they serve the REAL DEAL. There is one in the South End, Boston (can't remember the name) that's very good. You'll pay about the same (maybe even less!) and get REAL fondue. I will never return to this place ever again.

12/03/2007

Overall
Great dining!

Unique dining experience! My husband and I had so much fun at the Melting Pot. Cheese fondue was made for us table side and was delicious! Cooking our own meat in the wonderful hot broth was so much fun! Chocolate fondue is to die for!

10/06/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fun Time- Good Food

I've been a few times, and have even attended a Bridal Shower here. The food is awesome- so unique and absolutely delicious. The staff has always been really helpful and super entertaining. You can tell they really enjoy their jobs and love the food. Ask for staff recommendations- they always are right on target! Highly recommended!

07/18/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Expensive but worth it

The MeltingPot is expensive but one word sums it up. DELICIOUS. The Cheese, Oil, and Desert Fondue were AMAZING. I Highly Recommend going to this Fabulous restaurant.

04/12/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Most entertaining waitstaff i have ever encountered

So my and a few of my friends decided to go out last weekend to the meltingpot. I had heard several people talk about it and decided to go try it out for myself. We waited for a bit to be seated (about 40 min with a reservation for a party of 4). Eventhough there seemed to be available tables, it seemed like the hostesses had no idea what they were doing. That was the only real problem. Once we were seated our waitress greeted us promptly. She was smiling and joking with us which at least made me forget about the wait. She was very helpful, and brought us our drinks promptly. We had the wisconsin cheese fondue on her reccomendation (afterall I just think cheese is cheese) and it was excellent. She jokingly said she was a ""cheese master""---but i believe her, it was delicious! We all shared an entree for two (i forgot the name of it) and some filet which we cooked in the oil style. Now apparently this is a difficult style to cook in but we had no problem. They go over how to cook and its not difficult at all,
For dessert we got the s'mores. DELICIOUS. Then again i am partial to chocolate. You get fruit, brownies, poundcake, cheesecake, marshmallows...mmm.
All in all we spent about $50 a person cause we also had some drinks. The MeltingPot has a great wine list and liquor selection. However they do not have draft beer which would be excellent. I started with a bottled beer which seemed flat. I sent it back and got a mojito instead which was excellent. I didn't mind spending the money. Other then waiting for our table, the rest of the night went really well. It was probably some of the best service I have had. Very friendly waitstaff.

02/12/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Most incredible dining experience ever!

After hearing rave reviews from my friends about this new restaurant, I knew I had to try it. I went in with my wife for our anniversary and was seated promtly. The decor is extremely pleasant, and the wait staff seemed to flow with ethusiam. Me and my wife were seated in a private booth area as the waiter introduced us to the menu and made us feel very welcomes. We tried the Wisconsin trio was cheese and it was fantastic! Our salads came out next and were top notch which was surprising considering that their forte is fondue. When our entrees came out, our eyes lit up. We were explained how to cook our foods (very painless and fun!). Different types of sauces were mouth watering and I thought to myself this meal couldn't get any better. That is until the dessert came. Everything you could possibly want to dip in chocolate was there. From pineapples to oreo-covered marshmellows to strawberries and cheesecake. Service was incredible. Even one of the owners came over to us and wished us a happy anniversary. They made us feel right at home. I have never had a dining experience like this one and can't wait to go back. You need to try this place out!

12/04/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Bad service, mediocre food, a ripoff!

We went to this restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday expecting a fun and classy experience. We were severely disappointed. The place is extremely expensive (around $100 for a meal for two people), which I wouldn't mind if we would have had nice service and delicious food.

The waitresses all seemed inexperienced and kept forgetting and confusing our orders. The plate of food that you get for $100 is miserable. The fondue which is what you go for is just plain OK, our Quattro Fromaggio fondue was watery and chunky and just tasted like wine.

We totally felt ripped off, they charge you extra for each person that dips into your fondue but they do not add any extra cheese or refill it more often because of the extra person!

I would definitely not recommend this place, way to expensive for what it is!

10/29/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best dining experience ever - make reservations!

This is the first fondue type restaurant we have been too and what an excellent experience. Expect to spend a couple of hours dining on great cheese/meat/choc fondue.....wisconsin fondue the best - turtle choc fondue out of this world!! Order less than you think you might need - huge amounts of food. Had reservations and were seated promptly. Can't wait to go back again!

10/25/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Delicious Fondue!

What a fun night out! I went with a bunch of girlfriends recently and we had the best time. The wines are delicious, the cheese fondue - amazing, the meats were so good and the chocolate fondue is a MUST. You definitely have to save room for the dessert! I honestly think the cheese fondue was the best part. Plan on being there for awhile. This is a real dining experience. Ah, I'm craving the fondue again...

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