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About The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
Arlington, VA 22201
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please use the LAZ parking garage below the restaurant. There is an access road to the right if you're facing the restaurant. The entrance is at the end of this road on the left. Bring in the ticket for validation, which lowers the price to $2.00. Validation lasts for 4 hours from the time you enter the garage. After the 4 hour period, validation is void and posted rates apply.
From the Metro - Orange Line: Take Metro to the Ballston Metro stop. Come out of Metro station onto Fairfax Drive. Make a left onto Fairfax and walk about 3 blocks to Glebe Road. Make a right onto Glebe Road and walk about 1 1/2 blocks. The restaurant is on the left.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We will open as early as 11:30 am for parties of 10 or more with a set menu. Please contact us to set up your next banquet!
The Melting Pot - Arlington VA Ratings and Reviews
We had an extraordinary dinner. The four course extravaganza is the most value for the money, although a tab for two without liquor will run more than $100. Cooking our own protein was so much fun; and what a selection, even for the vegetarians! When we didn't like the cheese fondue we selected, they didn't hesitate to offer an alternative. The biggest disappointment was the mint chocolate fondue. It was thin and didn't taste minty or chocolatey. The service was beyond good. The AC wasn't working well but they set up a fan. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. And the staff surprised us with a chocolate-drizzled strawberry holding a birthday candle! Can't say enough good things about them!
We went to the Melting Pot for our anniversary dinner and the food and our server were great. Loved the mixed drinks, 4 course menu, desert was fabulous, etc. It IS a bit pricey. Given the cost, we will probably only go 1-2 a year. Very special occasions only.
I have ONE complaint about the ambiance. It was SO HOT. The steam from the fondue is like having a space heater in the booth with you. I had to remove a layer and was still sweating, make up smudged, could not even CONSIDER having a hot coffee at the end, etc. Cranking up the A/C to be a bit chilly would be a good idea to offset the heat at each table!
We went to the Melting Pot for our daughter's birthday and very much enjoyed it. Our waitress was very good -- had to explain how the menu options worked. The food was delicious. We skipped the salad course and were glad we did because the fondue options alone filled us up easily. It's a little pricey ($200 for the 4 of us, only one alcoholic drink) but worthwhile for a special occasion.
The meal was outstanding from making the reservation to walking out the door! The reservation was just the time we wanted and the restaurant directed us to very convenient parking. I am handicapped and use an electric scooter to get around. The staff was very helpful in locating us in a table that was very convenient to my scooter. We started with the classic cheese appetizer and ended with the classic chocolate fondue. Both were delicious. Each of the three of us had separate entrees and cooled them in the burgundy broth. My guests were blown away! It was a going away dinner for my friend's mother who was flying home to Mongolia the next day. She loved the meal, as it was the first time she had European style fondue. I posted photos of the meal on my Facebook account, and by the next day it had over 50 likes and numerous positive comments on the meal.
Second time at this melting pot in the past month. The staff was great and our server, Alyssa, who we had both times was excellent. She thoroughly explained the process and answered any questions that we had. The second time we went it was very busy but Alyssa still did an outstanding job. The manager, greeter, and team overall at this Melting pot were excellent. It was work that drive into Virginia.
My daughter and I went for dinner here on a mother-daughter date. The place is great for conversation for a small group. Food is good. It is fun to cook your food while you talk. Our waitress was amazing. She customized a lot of things for us and made the dining experience very enjoyable.
Our meal was excellent and our waiter Todd, was not only very nice but did an excellent job with informing us of all of our options and giving great suggestions. He made the already great experience of both food and ambiance that much better. Great experience and service! We will for sure be returning. We would recommend this place to anyone.
Always a great experience when we go to The Melting Pot. Pricey, which is why it's a great place for formal occasions, such as anniversaries or birthdays. They never disappoint; leaving us satisfied and looking forward to dining there in the future!
Nice decor and great ambiance. Our server, Carlos was amazing! Very personable and knowledgeable about the menu; he made great suggestions. Although the meal was a bit pricey, the food was delicious and the experience was fun! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will definitely visit again!
Another amazing meal and fabulous service. This is a restaurant that is set up where you feel like you are having a semi-private dining experience. The quality of food and service is worth the fare. We were especially impressed by the service of the waiter who we found out just recently began working at the Melting Pot, but felt like he had been there much longer. Thanks again for a wonderful evening.
We had a fantastic meal at the melting pot. Everything was wonderful. This was an incredible value. We pay extra and added the fourth course chocolate fondue and that was amazing. If Groupon offers this deal again we will grab it in a heartbeat.
And overall outstanding experience with the family with a nice change of pace it was different and allowed all of us at the table to interact with each other more. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming answered all of our questions.
We knew what to expect as far as price. To me it is very overpriced but I do make the exception and go when I crave the yummy cheese and chocolate. Having said that, this location has very slow service which makes the already overpriced food not go down quite as well. We will be trying the Reston, VA location when the cheese and chocolate craving strikes again.
My first time going to the Melting Pot and it was an amazing experience. The ambience was great and the service was outstanding. The waitress was very patience and explained everything i needed to know about the food and service that would be provided with my first experience there very clearly. The wife and i really enjoyed ourselves and will be going back again.
Very disappointed . Booked table for 5 with high hair. Table was not ready had to get the high chair ourselves which was dirty with food all over the seat so had to ask the waiter to clean it off. My daughters fondue fork was dirty she requested a clean one but it never came. There was food on the floor around our table . Waitress was very nice did her best but had to leave us to attend to another table after ordering dessert another waitress arrived and asked us if we wanted dessert and we had to explain that we had already ordered!! I ordered a second cocktail and it took 20 mins to arrive . Food average and very over priced for what it was . There was definitely not enough chocolate fondue for the amount of fruit served you could get more at an additional charge . Love the concept but felt the standered was poor at this location .
Food was great, service was very good.
Ambiance was lacking due to the temperature. My date and I sweat throughout the meal due to the high temperatures in the restaurant. I had to get up and use the bathroom to douse my face and dry my forehead. You could actively see sweat on the unfortunate staff who have to wear long sleeves and pants. You can always add more layers but can only take so much off, please lower the ambient temperature of the restaurant.
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