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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.

1110 N. Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, Dessert, Swiss

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

Cross Street:
Fairfax Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 243-4490

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/arlington-va/specials

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

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4.5

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4.3

value

4.0

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (39)
Romantic (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Fun (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Casual (10)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Private Room (2)
Molecular Gastronomy (2)
Modern Decor (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great Beer (2)
Family Style (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Bar Seating (1)
People Watching (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 17 hours ago

Staff was very accommodating. We were late for our reservation and they quickly assisted us. Food was good and manager constantly checked on us. Service was fast. Will be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

As always this place was amazing. The house-made ravioli was probably the best part of the entree. The cheese and chocolate fondues were delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Took my sin there for his birthday because it is one of his favorite places and it did not disappoint

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Anthony was an outstanding waiter! the only complaint we had was we had reservations for 7:45 but did not get seated until around 8:00 and it did not look very busy, other than that it was great!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Love melting pot and our server Calos was amazing we absolutely loved him.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

I had never been to a fondue restaurant before this one. It was excellent. I got a great deal from Groupon and would definitely go again. The waiter patiently explained everything to myself and my fiancee. The cheese was excellent, along with all the different foods that were brought to be dipped in either the cheese or the broth. The sauces provided with the entrees created a very delicious complexity of flavor that I enjoyed. Place is a little pricey, but not sure if that's just how it is for fondue places or not, either way, I'd like to eat here again, and I'm sure my fiancee would too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

While the restaurant itself can use a bit of refresh of the decor and the new plastic card menu leaves one wondering how they're paying as much as they are, the service is consistently decent, the food yummy, and the experience fun overall.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

I adore Melting Pot. I have been to 5 of them all across the country and have never been disappointed. Definitely come hungry and plan to make dinner an experience. This is not where to come if you are in a rush.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

We absolutely love the food at the Melting Pot! The service was good, the food fantastic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Every time I have been to this place, I have had great time. Great food, great service, lot of privacy. Definitely place to make memories.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

That was our third visit to Melting Pot. Atmosphere is nice and romantic, service is quick and attentive (our server was Destiny and she is a sweetheart), food is fresh and all experience is very unusual and truly special!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I were traveling from Southern Maryland and ran into traffic and knew we wouldn't be able to make it for our reservation time. The restaurant was very accommodating and switched our reservation time. When we arrived we were seated very quickly. Our waiter Carlos was very thorough with his explanation of the menu and he made sure I could enjoy the four course menu while accommodating the menu for my food allergies. Overall one of our best dining experiences.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We had a great time. Our waiter was awesome and we had a lot of fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

A nice different type of dinner. Not sure why I am required to submit at least 50 characters

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The melting pot never disappoints. Always a hit with te family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Pretty cool experience as it was our first time here. Brings your party together. Not for those that don't want to share.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We went for my wife's birthday and they made sure to spoil her. They even took and gave us a picture at the end of the meal. Super service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Jessica served us. The best of the best! The food was very fresh and tasty. The service was magnificent. You have to go and check it out.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very unique night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent service from the entire staff!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very different. If I'm paying hundreds of dollars I would prefer my food cooked already. I'm just saying. Neat experience but definitely wouldn't do this again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Used to love and frequent this restaurant long ago, but this trip was my husband's first visit to any Melting Pot location.

The items that come with each course have become too numerous and quite distracting. Sometimes simple is better. For example, you used to get fruit, poundcake, and marshmallows with the chocolate fondue. Now, you get rice crispy treats, brownies, and the marshmallows are covered in cookie crumbs etc. These new items come at the cost of fewer pieces of fruit for dipping.

The server was very good but could have let it be known that we accidentally chose an oil with red wine in it, not exactly a good pairing with the shrimp we ordered.

Needs more low key, acoustic music to set mood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I was looking for an experience for my daughters birthday and it was just that. Different and I loved that you could pick out gifts for occassions. My daughter left all smiles.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

My favorite restaurant ever! I'd eat here every day if I could. :)

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Had a great time as always. Love the cheese fondue and the proteins were excellent in coq au vin broth. Dessert chocolate fondue with heath bar was delicious. The assortment of dessert dippers were awesome

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The Melting Pot was amazing!! The food was delicious, the service was great! My husband and I went for our one year anniversary, and they brought us champagne, took our picture and framed it for us.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This was my first time there with my family... We enjoyed the entire meal and our server was patient and helped us with our meal choices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great evening. Our waiter was excellent. Good was good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Waitress was wonderful, very attentive.Fun place for families, especially teens.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The manager and our server were so pleasant and made a special occasion even more special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Loved it, been eating here for about 15 years and the menu keeps getting better

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Date night with the husband went well. He always looks forward to the chocolate fondue.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The service was phenomenal. From making my reservation online, to having to call to make a last minute change to the reservation for my large group, to the actual dinner, The Melting Pot staff and service was phenomenal. I'll definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The Melting Pot is definitely expensive, but a great place to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We came for our wedding anniversary and had a great time. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and our seven year old loved the food and experience. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very fun dining experience cooking your selection at table.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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