The Melting Pot

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 2 ratings

14 Grove St, Darien, CT 06820

(203) 656-4774
Notes
Worked with Gluten Intolerance Group on their gluten-free menu. Special training is required for staff.
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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    Went for my birthday, first time. It was amazing! My husband and I both loved it - it was a fun and romantic experience, and the food was great. The menu was confusing, but the server was very helpful explaining it and providing suggestions. I am gluten free (celiac) and they have a separate menu to accommodate. The server was also knowledgeable and attentive to my diet, and since a lot of the food is prepared at the table (so you can see what goes into everything) I felt pretty safe. To be extra cautious in the kitchen, she confirmed the severity of my diet. In terms of food, everything tasted amazing. We had the cheddar fondue as a starter, shared an entrΓ©e (my husband loved the curry dipping sauce), and then ended with dessert. It is a bit pricey, but the food quality was really good and it was a great experience.

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2012

    Excellent great food and service

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    1 ratingDecember 01, 2016

    166 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

    If you want to cook, stay home. My arms got tired holding my food while cooking it. You would be better off going camping.

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    5 ratingNovember 23, 2016

    751 Easton Rd, Warrington, PA 18976

    Lots of gluten free options for all courses! Many options and no cross contamination for me! One of my favorite places to go.

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    1 ratingNovember 13, 2016

    2 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    They recently closed!!

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    5 ratingNovember 12, 2016

    232 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

    Great options, careful staff, excellent experience!

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    5 ratingOctober 31, 2016

    14 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

    Great gf menu options. You'll need to make sure your whole table does gf bread and options for sharing the pot(s) for cooking broth and cheese, but they probably won't complain! Dessert options also amazing - gf brownies and yellow cake along with everything else.

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    4 ratingOctober 25, 2016

    11730 Plaza America Drive #100, Reston, VA 20190

    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

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    1 ratingOctober 23, 2016

    250 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675

    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!!!

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    888 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    Went for cheese and chocolate and had no issues. Gluten free bread available for cheese and GF brownies for chocolate. Great food!

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    4 ratingOctober 15, 2016

    707 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

    Delicious food! Perhaps a bit spendy for what you're getting but good food. Good service.

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    3 ratingOctober 06, 2016

    3685 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    5 stars for training and knowledge. 1 star for cleanliness.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2016

    300 Riverwalk Terrace, Tulsa, OK 74037

    pricey for a chain but the food was delicious, service great, and celiac safe... so i guess you get what you pay for here!

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    19420 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308

    We love this place. The staff is extremely accommodating and generous gluten free options during all courses.

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    8980 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122

    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.

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    2377 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735

    came here only for dessert. it was delicious! gluten free brownie and the menu was clearly marked

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    3 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

    No really able to separate gluten free because of the need to have everything going in the same melting pot.

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2016

    166 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

    Very knowledgable staff. Great food. Easy to make adjustments to the menu to make it GF. Love all the choices. Great drinks too.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    751 Easton Rd, Warrington, PA 18976

    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!!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    111 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

    Very knowledgeable staff and son enjoyed his meal!

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2016

    150 Allendale Rd #2100, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    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!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    Died and went to heaven. Don't bring me back. best dining experience ever since being diagnosed with celiacs. thank you Melting Pot

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    1 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    831 Rte 10, Whippany, NJ 07981

    My brother worked here and said that the people in the back always mess up and contaminate "gluten free" ingredients. If you have celiac, definitely don't go here.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    3100 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

    I had a great experience here. When I made my reservation I asked about gf and the guy taking the reservation was very knowledgable. When we got there our waitress was great and the menu was clearly marked for gf with a lot of options.

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    1 ratingAugust 11, 2016

    11811 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

    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.

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    4 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    4014 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219

    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.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    30 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    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.

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    4 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

    We ordered the cheese and chocolate fondues. They had a gf bread cubes for the cheese and gluten free brownie bites for the chocolate. It was delicious and they seemed to be understanding of cc.

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    1 ratingJuly 29, 2016

    418 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL 32502

    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.

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    1 ratingJuly 24, 2016

    2001 S Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    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.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Great experience! Very knowledgable and celiac safe. Nearly the entire menu is gf and noted in bold on menu. good gf bread for cheese course and gf pound cake and brownies with dessert.

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2016

    200 N 6th St, Boise, ID 83702

    Incredible place. Such a fun experience.

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    3 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    5294 Corporate Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    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.

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    4 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203

    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.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    1 E Broad St #100, Bethlehem, PA 18018

    There were lots of gluten free choices. Great atmosphere and everyone was very nice and helpful.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2016

    2090 Celebration Dr NE #130, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    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.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    1618 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    What an amazing experience! Everyone was very aware and knowledgable about gluten-free. Didn't make me feel like an oddity. Would return in a heartbeat!

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2016

    150 Allendale Rd #2100, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    amazing restaurant and perfect with gluten free. the staff is very knowledgeable and they have gluten free options for everything (bread, cake, brownies, marinades, etc) a definite must try.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2016

    14855 Blanco Road #110, San Antonio, TX 78216

    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!!

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    3 ratingJune 21, 2016

    2112 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    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.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2016

    2295 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914

    Great food! I love that they even have a pretty large selection for the gluten free desserts to dip into the chocolate fondue!

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2016

    1 E Broad St #100, Bethlehem, PA 18018

    My hubby and I shared off the gluten free menu. It was amazing and our waitress was very friendly & knowledgeable about the GF menu too. I will definitely be back!

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    2 ratingJune 03, 2016

    294 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, MO 63017

    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!

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2016

    232 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

    Such a great place for GF options! We will definitely be going back.

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2016

    2348 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401

    I love this place. It serves gf dinner and dessert plates. In fact the dessert plates for celiac are bigger than the regular onesπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸΏπŸΏπŸ©πŸ©πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜—πŸ˜˜

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2016

    9704 Gayton Rd, Henrico, VA 23238

    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.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2016

    5455 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487

    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.

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    3 ratingMay 10, 2016

    7011 Fayetteville Rd #101, Durham, NC 27713

    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.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2016

    1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

    This was so fun and delicious. Our server was very gluten free knowledgable and careful. Extensive gluten free menu, including gluten free bread, cake, and brownies.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2016

    732 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027

    Have been here a number of times. Always a good experience with alot of gluten free choices.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2016

    294 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, MO 63017

    Gluten free menu including desserts! YUM!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    10451 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

    I love their food and they are always good about accommodating my gluten allergy. They have substitute dipping items including gluten free brownies and bread that are delicious.

Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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