My wife's favorite restaurant in Dayton. She was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and we thought we had lost this as an option. We were wrong! We had a terrific experience, staff was knowledgeable and asked if food should be prepared separately (Celiac vs intolerance). Bread for cheese fondue was from local GF bakery (Sinfully Gluten-free) and they used GF lager for cheese fondue. Our favorite part: the GF menus was professionally printed and leather bound, not an afterthought like some places. Great place for special occasions!!
They had a leather bound gluten free menu that looked as professional as their regular menu. I was surprised at how well suited they were to Celiac patrons and we had a wonderful experience. There were good options for each course with few modifications and our server was very knowledgable. In our experience gluten-free is not an afterthought at The Melting Pot - I felt pampered rather than accommodated and that's a rare thing in chain restaurants.
Everything is fondue or cooked on a tabletop heater used by the entire table. Our waitress was not knowledgeable about what is GF.
Gluten free menu including desserts! YUM!
As long as you go in expecting to spend a pretty penny, you're good to go! There are plenty of GF options and they're all amazingly delicious. Also, the booth seating provides for a cozy/more private dining experience than being in the middle of everything! I loved going with my boyfriend and spending time to actually enjoy the food, the ambiance, and did I mention the food! The waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgable, very kind and helpful. Overall, a great dining experience!
One of the best dinners of my life! The staff was extremely well trained on cross contamination and ensured that I got a table with double burners so I could have a separate gluten free fondue pot to remain uncontaminated. Gluten free bread was served with the cheese fondue, and gluten free brownies and pound cake with the chocolate. Many of their entrees were also gfree, and everything was delicious. No sickness the day after. They also had an extensive gluten free cocktail menu and coffee menu! As it was my birthday, they brought me out a gluten free cupcake to end the night, and the manager came out and spoke to me personally to ensure I enjoyed my meal. His wife is also gluten free, so he makes sure to use high quality breads, etc. The brownies were delicious!
Excellent with gf options, even had dessert! Our waiter as also celiac and was very knowledgable!
They have a gluten free menu but staff was not very educated to it. Spent most of our evening for waiter to go ask if something was gluten free. Brought food to the table several times that he came back and removed because he realized it had gluten. Be careful.
Eaten here twice, never been glutened. The bread they use is local and really good. Even my non-gf friends are happy with it. For vegetarians, the entree options are very limited so I usually just do cheese and chocolate fondue. Servers are knowledgable about gluten.
My boyfriend surprised me with a wonderful dinner at The Melting Pot. We ordered all gluten free, and since everything is cooked at the table there is very little risk of cc. The staff was knowledgable and helpful. And the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.
I went here for a girl's night with 3 other friends that were kind enough to eat gluten free with me, since you do share the same pot. They have a gluten free menu with a lot more selections than I anticipated. Even with the cheddar cheese fondue, they used corn starch instead of flour and gluten free beer! it tasted just as I remember from before I was diagnosed Celiac. Their gluten free bread is well, you know.. gluten free bread. But I didn't even care. Even for dessert, they have gluten free brownies, marshmallows, chocolate.. Everything was delicious and I did not get sick!
We stopped here for dessert fondue. I figured there would be only fruit for mine. So pleasantly surprised to have gluten free pound cakes and brownies. The brownies were great. The pound cake a bit dry. But I'm certainly not complaining because it was wonderful to have gluten free dessert!
Amazing staff!! Very knowledgeable about gf needs!! No cross contamination at all!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
Great and knowledgeable staff. Manager came out to speak with me. I got my own pot, since my nd and his parents are not gluten free. best part as usual is the cheese and chocolate fondue. I was so excited to learn they offered gluten free bread and brownies. it was such a great experience.
It was the first day for my waitress but she asked everything about celiac to the manager. He came and checked on me also. They have a gluten free menu and everything is prepared by you or the waitress at the table so you can make sure it is done correctly. It is an experience not to be missed! They even had a gluten free brownie and cupcake for my birthday although this was not on the menu.
Food is as great as I remember (last time I was there was 10+ yrs ago), the server didn't know too much about gluten free foods, but with my help and other staff he was able to give me answers. Also don't go in expecting to get your food quick, this is a fondue based restaurant meaning you have to wait for it to cook.
Went there for a birthday celebration. Wonderful cheese fondue, but the best is the entrees. Peppered steak is amazing when you cook it in the broth. Next time I think I will get all beef and seafood. They are very careful about bring separate fondue cookers for those who are celiac.
Gluten free bread with gluten free cheese fondue .... Need I say more? Since you asked - gluten free brownies and cupcakes with gluten free chocolate fondue.
This place is amazing! Not only do they have an extensive gluten free menu, but the manager was extremely sensitive to my dairy allergy as well. He brought out a special dessert caramel fondue for dessert since I cannot have milk chocolate. They really bend over backwards to make sure you have a great experience.
Not only do they have GF options, but they have a full GF menu, and not just a laminated piece of paper, their gf menu is bound in leather just like their regular menu! The staff is pretty knowledgable, but the friendliness and atmosphere will win you over. They have gluten free bread for the cheese fondue appetizer, several gf dipping sauces for the entrée, and gluten free brownies AND cupcake bites for the chocolate fondue desert. If you ever thought about participating in the fondue experiencing but wrote it off because you are gluten free, reconsider, because this restaurant will meet all your needs and will not disappoint! I highly recommend the wine flight pairing to go with each of your courses. We even used a Groupon and the restaurant was very accommodating. Carl was our server, he was excellent and a pleasure to dine with. Even if you don't get Carl, the place is fantastic!
This restaurant is phenomenal! Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and pretty much anything on the regular menu can be made gluten free. They even brought out gluten free brownies and cake for chocolate fondue dessert! The only issue you may run into is the cross contamination in the fondue pot. However, the guests that came with you can order gluten free too with barley any difference to their meal. As long as they're okay with doing that, this place is considered 100% GF in my mind! :)
Finally in Mexico, my favorite place for dessert
Terrible waiter. After making a snide comment about "I get it, you're gluten free", he brought me regular bread. He was rude about explaining dessert options and did not understand cross contamination. Manager was nice and tried to make up for it. But wouldn't go back.
Very excited to see they had GF options with cheeses and desserts. The brownies were delicious! There GF menu had a great selection and our waitress was knowledgeable when asking questions. We put gluten free on reservations and those were the menus they handed us without us asking. Would differently go back for the cheese and chocolate!!
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