Use desserts for chocolate fondue from local gf bakery! So good!
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.
Update- Had dinner there 1/3/19. They were fantastic. They have gf down and are extremely knowledgeable. I had a great meal. I had dinner there two days ago 6/19/18. It was amazing. I dined with non-celiac friends so needless to say I was concerned about cross contamination. It was great! We had cheese and chocolate, which were both gluten free. Instead of having the whole table deal with the gluten free dippers ( bread), I opted to get separate bowls to put my cheese and chocolate selections in although there was no way to keep it hot. I took my portion first. They brought out separate dippers for me on a glass tray, not the wooden one. The waiter told me about each ingredient as he put everything together. They used Udis multigrain rolls which worked well with the cheese along with apples and veggies. I also got GF brownies, snickerdoodles, and marshmallows to go with my fruit for the chocolate. Definitely would recommend. They are also approved by the GIG. https://www.gluten.org/branchnews/gluten-intolerance-group-awards-melting-pot-restaurants-inc-gffs-certification/
Would give them ten stars if possible. Amazing food and experience. They even have cocktails marked! Plus gf bread, cupcakes, and brownies for dessert. Most of the menu is gf and they are very competent in cross contamination. Did not get sick and left stuffed. I recommend a reservation though.
Omg people this is the best place in the world such a beautiful food experience they have the best options for gluten allergies if you can get your own burner u don't have to worry about getting contaminated by the people in you crowd it was so awesome my kids loved it everyone has to go there at least once
They really know what they're doing in regard to GF, but also in regard to extracting money from you! This may be my wife's favorite restaurant but it sure is a lot of cash to dip stuff in cheese. I am happy to let her go with her friends so my wallet hurts less.
I ordered gluten free at the bar area where they do cheese and chocolate fondue - and salads After I told the server I was celiac with our cheese order - and we had the same server for our cheese course as our chocolate course —— we were then given wheat “dippers” for the dessert. I almost dipped a wheat treat in the chocolate when he came back and asked “would you like to have gluten free dippers”. AAAARRGGHHH. I spoke to the manager before leaving and asked him to please bring this up at the next employee meeting. They should have comped our dessert for this scary of a mistake and close call.... and didn’t. We won’t be back.
Our server was very knowledgeable and made sure everything at the table was gluten free for our anniversary dinner. My husband had to eat gluten free but the only thing he missed wad the teriyaki sirloin. They knew that nothing containing gluten could go in the pot with my food. They also had a gluten free dessert plate for the both of us. It includes brownies, pound cake, marshmallows, strawberry, banana and pineapple. Great experience!
My best gluten free experience! Everything GF is clearly marked on the menu, which is most of the menu. All sauces and salad dressings are GF. They brought me out GF bread to go with the cheese fondue and a special GF plate with brownies and pound cake with the chocolate fondue. I’d definitely go back!
Great experience with many gluten free options. Be mindful of dining with non gluten free people since you share oil and chocolate (you get 1-2 burners depending on party size). But this can be worked around by pouring chocolate and cheese on your plate rather than dipping and cookie glutened options last (and asking for multiple burners)
Amazing!!! 4 course meal, all gluten free! Everything from gluten free bread for our cheese fondue to gluten free pound cake and gluten free brownies for our chocolate fondue! Our server was very careful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend- just tell your server you need the table to be gluten free from the start.
Yes they have gluten free choices, but the service is so painfully slow and food is overpriced. If someone else at your table wants gluten they need a separate pot, which seemed to keep confusing my server. She kept saying we could pick two cheeses or two sauces and all share. No we can't. I have an allergy!! Wanted to strangle her by the end of the night for constantly telling my gluten eating friends that they could use my pot. It took us 4 hours to be served our 4 courses and we were clearly trying to rush things along and get out of there. Two hours to get a refill on my coffee. No joke. Slow and incompetent service.
All I can say is WOW!! This was our first time eating here and decided to go to celebrate our anniversary. We made reservations for 7pm and were seated as soon as we arrived. We tried to take a selfie outside the restaurant on our “date night” and the man opening doors came out and offered to take our picture. Our waitress/cook was Raven. She was absolutely AMAZING! Literally the best service we had the whole week! My husband has celiac so we ate together. Raven was very knowledgeable about GF options. We got the 4 course meal. We started with the Fiesta Cheese Fondue with Redbridge beer base. WOW!! I could have made this my whole meal! Next came our house salads. Again, the freshest salad I had eaten all week! Our main course was filet, sirloin, and dry rub pork. So tender and delicious! Last, but certainly not least, we got the dark chocolate fondue. It came with strawberries, marshmallow,s gf cake bites and gf brownie bites. THE. BEST. MEAL. EVER! Not only was the meal wonderful, our waitress was amazing and answered all of our questions and concerns. Highly recommend and will be returning!
Horrible. The waiter had no clue about cross contamination. The whole place was really outdated and reeked of fryer grease. I ended up excusing myself early and rushed home to shower from the stench. Worst dining experience of my life.
I was impressed with the extensive GF items on this menu. Clear indications on the main menu. Tons to choose from even though there is lots of sharing. Only issue issue is that all parties sharing pot will need to get the GF items if your avoiding cross contamination.
Our waitress was so knowledgeable about the gluten free offerings and helped me navigate the menu. I felt totally secure that what I was eating was safe, and the menu is well marked. My cousin and I shared the meal, so we just made sure everything she ordered was also gluten free. The chocolate fondue and gluten free dessert dippers were incredible!!!!
This was our first time at the melting pot. They did not explain what it was or what was going to happen. They just said to pick your cheese, pick a salad and pick meats. The waiter did not explain the meat would be brought to us raw and we would cook it in vegetable broth. Boiled meat? Who eats boiled meat? For $30 sum per person for just the meat course. It should have been cooked by the chef for that price. We left.
The staff was fantastically knowledgeable and conscientious. They used gluten free beer for the base of our cheese dip. Chocolate fondue included cupcakes and brownies that were very tasty. Previous reviews of not GF friendly are several years old. Our experience was out of this world!
We did our entire table gluten free and they did a great job. Many GF options including bread and desserts. They gave us the option of a two burner table which would allow my son to gluten free and the rest is the family to have non gluten free options.
Such a fun place when you are looking to turn a meal into an event. Extremely knowledgeable staff. Just have to go with others who understand gf as pots are shared at the table.
Amazing food. The cheese with their gluten free bread was so good. I got shrimp, the duck,tuna, and filet mignon. They had so many Gluten free options and the desert was seriously AMAZING best brownie and snickerdoodle cookie pieces I've ever had. I wanted to ask for extras to take home. It was so good. I'm trying to find a good reason to go back because it is expensive but so worth it.
Been going here for a few years now for my anniversary (since it can get pricey very quickly). They have so many options. Our servers are always very knowledgeable and the manager always makes it a point to talk to us and ask how our meal is. I highly recommend going here for a special night out!
The menu specifically stated what was gluten free or what could be excluded to make it gluten free. They are not limited at all in what sides they could give us for our fondue. They had GF bread, cookies, brownies, etc. There was plenty of variety and the waitress was extremely knowledgeable and sensitive about our dietary needs. Very impressed!
Their gluten free menu is extensive and I really didn't feel like I was missing out at all. They have gluten free beer to substitute for regular beer for their cheese course and yummy gluten free salads. I would highly recommend for celiacs to come here but only if everyone in your party is willing to do everything gluten free. If not there would be cross-contamination all over the place. I was there with two non-gluten free people and they also didn't feel like they were missing out because the gluten free bread and dessert dippers were really good! Just make sure to specify with your server that you want all gluten free things to dip. Great food and great service!
Safe food gluten wise, but you have to cook your own meat, which I find weird because I paid $80. I've never cooked duck and I was nervous the whole time because I don't know the proper meat temperature for it or how red it's supposed to be. Maybe I'm not skilled enough to eat here, but I'm worried I might have undercooked my own food. The experience for the cheese fondue was great, but I'd never get the meat again.
Great experience here. Our server was knowledgeable and and very helpful. Had the Wisconsin cheddar cheese fondue and they used Redbridge beer. Came with veggies and fruit and Udi’s bread (maybe a roll? It was brown ). Our server let us know that one of the dipping sauces (teriyaki) is not GF so she did not bring that it as an option with the meat.
I thought the staff was knowledgeable until recently I found out there is Worcester sauce in the cocktail sauce. I was getting glutened every visit despite reminding them I am celiac. Unfortunately, after finding this out the manager was not very helpful saying it was “only a little Worcester”. Super disappointing. I did appreciate the server who finally told me.
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Worked with Gluten Intolerance Group on their gluten-free menu. Special training is required for staff.