The Melting Pot of Albany

Restaurant
1 Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany, NY 12203 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany Directions
Today 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
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90% of 980 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Fondue, Asian, Cafe, Fusion, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Fondue, Asian, Cafe, Fusion, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 2 days ago
Allow time. It is a pleasant , evolving meal.
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Report | 8 days ago
Great place with good food and nice staff
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Report | 15 days ago
This is not a quick meal, so be prepared to be there for a couple of hours. It is a fun evening and the food is very good.
Verified
Report | 24 days ago
Good food and service
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Report | a month ago
This restaurant is extremely pricey and the groupon only covered a minimum worth of choices, without entrees and no drinks. Very disappointed the bill was 25. more than the groupon, even with sharing one entree and one dessert.
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Report | a month ago
Lots of different tastes to enjoy.
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Report | 2 months ago
Very nice place for a quiet evening
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Report | 7 months ago
Amazing place!!!
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Report | 7 months ago
A fun way to spend the evening with friends. Our waiter Sean was great. Be warned that there are hidden costs and it ends up not being an inexpensive evening, even with a Groupon, but it's tasty and fun.
Verified
Report | 7 months ago
Fabulous !!
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From Our Editors

When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company—now owned by the trio of siblings—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

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Sun
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon-Thu
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Many people described the Dining Experience as Amazing.
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