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The Melting Pot - Buffalo

4.6
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1299 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fondue
Welcome to The Melting Pot. We offer a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.

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Special menus

  • Thursdate 4-Course Date Night

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     $39.95 per person
    Starting Jul 23, 2020
    Keep the romance going with Thursdate, our new decadent date night every Thursday! Enjoy a private, candlelit booth with rose petals on your table and a 4-course dinner for two. Enjoy your choice of any cheese fondue, any salad, an entree of filet mignon, teriyaki sirloin, herb-crusted chicken, and any chocolate fondue. Not valid with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Minimum of two guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1299 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charles was an amazing waiter, he made the experience as if it was my first time visiting the Melting Pot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came for a birthday dinner. The service was great! The food was delicious! It was very romantic and I loved it. Thank you. I will for sure come again!

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vipCrunch
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dani was a great server. The pace of the meal was perfect and we felt welcomed.

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Cat66
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful exquisite dining

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Dolly1217
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to go with friends or children! My kids love it here! Look for specials online or sign up for their emails otherwise be prepared to spend money for great food and fun!

CS
CaseyS
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a GREAT experience! Our server Sarah L. was awesome and helped us with any questions we had! Wish we lived closer so we could visit again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Very quiet. Excellent service and good food but VERY expensive

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vipNeal
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipanumerix
28 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent quiet evening. Service was at exactly the right pace and all courses were delicious, particularly the dark chocolate desert. Two big pluses: all safety precautions were in place, making us enjoy the evening even more - and the wine flights are a very good idea, complementing each course nicely.

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McSlickRick12
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Really good date night. It would be nice if melting pot had an app with a timer for cooking the entree. It was a very great restaurant and I would love to come back again.

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PaigeB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and helped my fiance navigate the menu with his dairy allergy. Even checked the mint box at the end to see if they were safe for him!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Not happy with our experience

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, my son and date had a nice time and they got a great table in the back. They love going there for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing ! Had a great time! Loved the separate booths in the romantic package ! Loved the experience ! Would definitely go again !

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were pleased with our experience ! We had a belated valentines dinner and enjoyed the menu. We came hungry and left satisfied! It’s a different type of dining. You definitely need time set aside for the cooking but it allowed me and my fiancé to really take our time eating our food but to continue to hold conversation. The service was excellent and every one was attentive to our needs. The manager on shift even came by and gave us his best jokes ( which were funny) . I will definitely go back to continue to try out the different fondues as I haven’t been disappointed yet! It is well worth the cost and I will gladly suggest it to my friends.

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LeighM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I just love the staff at our Melting Pot. They're really great :-)

MJ
vipMelissaJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little pricey, especially if you order drinks, but food is delicious.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love the concept. The quality of the food is fantastic and it all tastes amazing. The service was amazing as well. It is costly though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Thought the meal was mediocre for the cost. Will not be going again.

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LisanneW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were first timers and did this is part of our Birthday weekend festivities! Really neat concept. Enjoyed everything we tried, didn’t burn ourselves. Our waitress was extremely friendly and fun! It was an expensive dinner for two but there were little extras, photos of us, newspapers of our birthday in history and a seasoning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Me and my wife came here on Valentine’s Day and had the best meal!

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Bill7
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Different but enjoyable.Server was excellent, it was our first time and she explained everything to us .Food quality was good.Not for anyone that has no patience, very slow dining compared to your normal restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

No flow led to a lot of waiting. Automatic 20 percent tip when it should have been lower. Did not bring enough dippers-he to ask.

The Melting Pot - Buffalo
Responded on 18 January 2020

Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry you didn't have an excellent experience. I'd be happy to discuss further to address the issues and try to make it up to you. Please call me at 716-685-6358. George Kotsis General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding! I believe her name was charicee. She made our experience amazing.

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LindseyK
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very disappointing to be charged $17 for a glass of wine.

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ALocal
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a fun experience, good environment, but overpriced for what you get cheese, bread, chocolate, and a few bits of meat. Not for the hungry.

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LynnC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately our server didn’t check on us very often. The food wasn’t as good as usual. The dessert chocolate was VERY minimal. Couldn’t even dip the items we had. We visit every New Year’s Eve for over 10 years but may change our land for next year.

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crash
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey but the experience was enjoyable. A nice idea with friends and conversation.

CB
CherylB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nick our server was awesome! He moved us to a quiet table in the back due to a couple larger louder tables in the main dining area. We were so happy to enjoy a quiet romantic fondue for two!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was a patient and amazing server. She explained everything and gave us plenty of time to decide but also checked in at the right moments.

DH
DebraHeart
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and exceptional

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vipBuffalove
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We have been customers since it opened years ago...we always loved the food and experience. We even had our daughter’s 16th birthday here...but things have changed. No longer about the experience...the cheese and cooking style are prepared in the back. Our server barely spoke to us, put our main course down and didn’t explain cooking times, sauces and no “search and rescue spoon” until we asked. The asst manager stopped by and saw our “broth” was boiling and said it shouldn’t be that way and turned it down.
We ordered the chocolate and the plate of goodies was freezing cold...the brownies and Rice treats were hard as a rock. Server never asked if we wanted more drinks or coffee and we searched for him to give us a bill. All the while the table next to us sat with dirty dishes on it....definitely not worth $175 or the Melting Pot we know.
We always looked forward to dining here and it was a treat for us. This time is fell WAY SHORT

The Melting Pot - Buffalo
Responded on 22 November 2019

I'm deeply sorry you were not happy with your recent visit. Please feel free to call me at 716-685-6358 to discuss. I would like the opportunity to correct these issues. -Best, Wayne Koteles Manager

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SharonC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st time there. Enjoyed the experience in a relaxing setup. Food was good and selections on menu were abundant. Looking forward to a revisit and try other offerings. Recommend others to enjoy !

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Chooch
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Apparently they were short staffed and so we were not seated for our 7:30 reservation until almost 8:00. After that we were seated in the bar area when there were lots of open tables in the main restaurant. Our waiter was very nice but was playing bar tender as well and so our food took a long time to come out. It was not the service we have come to expect at The Melting Pot. The food was still good however and we did enjoy our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Our server was super friendly and helped us decide on the menu choices . Our food was fun to eat and excellent. We had a great time!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Buffalo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 685-6358.

The Melting Pot - Buffalo is rated 4.6 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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