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The Melting Pot

1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5368
+1 518-862-1292
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cheese fondue” (13 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5368
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

it's an experience. You literally cook your own food (boil steak, etc.) and dip odds 'n ends into various cheeses or chocolate at the end. It's not a lot of food and it's a process, but cheese/chocolate/fondue lovers will certainly appreciate it. I was rather...More

Thank Beth O
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great experience. The restaurant has private dining areas the you can escape from the rest of the restaurant and enjoy a romantic date.

Thank iamforgiven22002
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was our first visit to the Melting Pot and really didn't know what to expect. Our waitress, Kayla, was exceptionally helpful and guided us in our ordering and how to go about the fondue process. There was such a large selection we will have...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to go when I was living upstate. The food is always delicious and it's fun to watch them make it right in front of you ! Always a great experience, always had awesome servers.

Thank AshleyCamara
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I didn't expect that much fondue, but it was a great meal! The wait staff was very punctual and friendly!

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Went there to meet with girl cousins. One cousin had been to this restaurant prior which helped. The atmosphere I liked the best. The seating arrangement was mostly booths but the way it is configured there was not a lot of background noise despite the...More

Thank longoverdue
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Plan on spending some time here and spending some money. It's a fun dining experience and the food is great. The service is friendly. The place is clean. There are plenty of tables that allow for an intimate dinning experience as well, so it's perfect...More

Thank wormer82
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

1 Groupon per reservation/table. Don't think about going at the same time as your friends unless you want to shout across separate tables. They won't honor groupons for individual checks for unrelated individuals if they all sit at 1 table. Lame. Have a friend with...More

Thank SqueakFro
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This was our first time at the Melting Pot and my wife and I were very pleased! The food was great and the fondue experience was fun. Great flavor and variety. The staff was friendly and helful. Nice ambiance and privacy too. You'll enjoy all...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday and pre-ordered the "lovers lane experience" package. This included 2 four course dinners, salads, desserts, a dozen red roses, half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne and romantic candles at our table. It definitely...More

1  Thank disneyguy333
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203-5368
    (Washington Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus Stop located near main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-862-1292
  • E-mail
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