Didn't ever see a gluten free menu but the staff was very knowledgable of all the gf options they have...which are a lot. They can make any cheese gf and they even have gf BREAD! They also have a whole dessert plate with gf Rice Krispie treats, gf cake and gf brownies. It was a real treat! I had to share the pot with my non gf companions so they brought me my own bowl to put cheese and chocolate in. We were all able to cook our main courses together. Highly recommend this place for my fellow Celiacs!
100% gluten free now. Great food and desserts.
While the melting pot is one of my favorite restaurants, I will not be visiting this location. My husband called and made reservations and it was noted on our reservation that we needed gluten free menus and that my son had an allergy and needed to be seated as far away from te bar which allows smoking as possible. When we arrived, the hostess paid no regard to our previously discusses requests and tried to seat us directly next to the bar. When we asked for a different location, she was very irritated. She finally walked us to the back table after trying to seat us too close multiple times. Then she handed us regular menus. When we requested gluten free menus, she was even more irritated. She finally brought the Menus back and we were prepared to order...however, no wait staff had even so much as said hello. In fact, we waited so long to even be spoken to that we had time to get angry about the wait, look up the contact information for another restaurant, call said restaurant, speak to their kitchen manager about our allergies, and get up to leave before anyone even so much as looked twice at our table. Very poor service with no regard to serious allergies.
Dedicated gluten free menu, and knowledgeable waiter. I brought in my own gluten free bread precubed, and they provided me with fruit to dip into the chocolate fondue (instead of the cakes).
Had a fun tasty meal. I brought my own udi's baguette precubed. I should have brought some GF brownies, cookies, or cake. I think that the restaurant could offer some of these items, but at least u can bring it in. Only one burner per table for four, so everyone eating will have to eat gluten free!
We had a great night at the Melting Pot in Reston, Virginia. The server was sweet, but and very willing to check EVERYTHING to "make sure" we were safe. As a Celiac, with an intolerant daughter, we enjoyed every bite. Be careful of the chocolate course, and check the labels on the toppings. No symptoms at all today! Yay! Ask for Bryanna!Enjoy
My wife has a gluten allergy and this was clearly explained to the waiter, but lo and behold, we received dessert cakes with gluten in them. When we asked the waiter if the desserts were in fact gluten free, he realized he made a mistake and brought us the gluten free desserts (gee thanks!) after she already had a couple of them. The worst part about it was that the waiter didn't seem to care - at all. DON'T GO THERE!!!
5 stars for training and knowledge. 1 star for cleanliness.
The Melting Pot has an extensive selection of Gluten Free items on their menu. Servers are well informed and provide a seperate fondue pot to prevent cross contamination. Their GF bread and GF brownies are made on site and are delicious. We went there to celebrate birthdays and were extremely pleased and highly recommend other Celiacs to dine there.
Wonderful dinner here! Server was great and knowledgeable...they had gluten free bread for the cheese fondue, all salads were gluten free without croutons, so many entree choices were gluten free and the best part according to my kids was the gf pound cake and gf brownies to dip in chocolate for dessert!!
This was our first restaurant after discovering a family GF intolerance, they were perfect! I had to remind my daughter to not expect such amazing service re: gluten free options/knowledge/acceptance when dining out. It was her birthday dinner and was chosen prior to changing our diet, we did not feel like we missed out on anything!!! Love them!
I am giving one star because a friend of mine knows someone who recently quit as a cook there because they were breaking safe serve rules and cross contaminating in the kitchen. I don't eat here often due to the expense however, I will be very reluctant to go back now.
They do offer really great gf options but with a shared fondue pot in the middle they brought me all gf dippers but not my husband so he had to use a spoon to dip & pour on his dippers then had to wait until I was finished cooking all my meats before he could eat his that had gluten. It was good but they should have brought him gf dippers to make it simple or sat us at a table with 2 fondue pots.
Love all the gluten free dippers (bread, brownies, pound cake)! Staff seems very knowledgable... However last time I was there, there was a new drink menu with mixed drinks labeled GF and non GF. I talked to the bartender about what appeared to be inconsistencies (drinks with alcohols I thought were safe were not labeled GF and then drinks with unsafe ones were some labeled GF and some not). He said he didn't think the labels were correct and advised me what to get... so I would be careful to trust the gf on the drinks and make sure you let them know you are gluten free.
I made a reservation here for my birthday knowing that Melting Pot's are notorious for being great with gluten free options and training of staff. Not the case at this location. I even noted IN THE RESERVATION I made that I had a gluten allergy but apparently that made no difference. Server was completely clueless. First they did not have any GF beer to make the cheese (ok not a biggie) then she brought out a bowl of regular bread for dipping. I explained AGAIN that I could not have bread anywhere near or in my fondue. I asked for the GF bread (listed on the menu), she said they didn't have any. I asked to speak the manager - 20 minutes later he shows up, he was very nice and did apologize for her ignorance, apparently she was new. Needless to say I spent the rest of the meal paranoid about everything and the service was terribly slow on top of all that & they were totally dead that night. Terrible experience for something I was looking so forward to for my birthday :( will not be back.
Maybe other locations in this chain are better, but I will not be returning to this one. Ever. The service was beyond slow and the server was not trained on GF. The GIG should revoke their mark from this location. Our dessert course was the regular plate of dippables, and our server was no where to be found to correct it. Very disappointed.
We had our reservations about everything listed as GF within the first few minutes. I ordered The Melting Pot Mule which was listed as GF. I had to run to the bar to have them change the vodka because it was supposed to be made with Stoli (which is made with wheat and rye). They were out of gluten free bread and brownies, but didn't tell us until we requested them. We were very clear from the beginning that I have Celiac. As for the special training for staff, I don't believe it. The server admitted to not knowing what gluten actually is.
I took my boyfriend to the Melting Pot for his birthday and we had a great time. The only complaint, which we caught, was when we ordered the dessert fondue, the waitress brought out a plate of gluten-filled desserts. We knew it didn't look right so we asked her about it. Even with the minor snafu, I'd go again. Definitely for the cheese and dessert fondues.
I've dined here several times. The staff is very accommodating. The gluten free menu is extensive. If you have problems with cross-contamination, you should make your entire party order from the gluten free menu. Everyone cooks their food in the same pot at the table. But, since almost everything is prepared at the table, you can see the ingredients being used.
San Antonio Melting Pot was SUPER about me being GF. I was the only one at a table of 7 and they made sure everything from my cheese course, to my main course, all the way to my dessert, was completely taken care of. Every time I tried to ask/remind our waitress about GF, she was always one step ahead of me. I was super impressed!!
My husband is gluten free and I've always loved the melting pot. We go here every year for my bday. However, on our most recent visit we were not as pleased. They decreased the amount of gluten free items. They used to offer gluten free loud cake/brownies for the chocolate fondue. No more! It was very disappointing. Will try a new place next year.
The waiter was not very knowledgable or accommodating. I told him about my dietary restriction and asked for a salad with no croutons. He brought me a salad with croutons. I told them, and they said they would fix it. I thought they did, but as I finished, I found a crouton on the bottom. My guess is they just picked off the croutons. I went with a large group and the waiter decided which items he wanted to make gluten-free (like cheeses) so be sure to tell him which one you want gluten-free! (I thought I did) If I go back, I will ask for a different waiter and make sure they know about my celiac! I might give it another chance because the food is SO GOOD!
I don't think you can find a better combination of GFree safety, fabulous food, incredible dining experience, and in my multiple visits to this location - caring and attentive waitstaff. They were very knowledgeable about ingredients. They have a separate GFree menu that includes bread and deadly desserts. Nice full bar and super wine list. My go-to place to celebrate.
I was concerned that my son and I would not have many options but my daughter wanted to go to the melting pot for her birthday. Wow was I wrong. They were so accommodating!!! We had 2 pots, one regular and one gluten free. They had gluten free bread and brownies. Staff was knowledgable about what items were gluten free. We had a great time and everyone still feels great.
This was a safe meal but that's about all I can say for this restaurant. Staff was extremely rude about my gluten free questions and made the experience stressful. Luckily I didn't end up getting sick. Cheese fondue was the best part because it came with good gf bread. The rest of the meal I could have skipped. Certainly not worth the expense. If I have to go back I will but it's not a place I would recommend.
Gluten free menu including desserts! YUM!
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