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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

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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based on recent ratings
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4.5

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4.4

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4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (50)
Fun (40)
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Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Cozy (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Family Style (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (16)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Kid-friendly (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Modern Decor (7)
Private Room (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Fireplace (1)
Spicy (1)
People Watching (1)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious and fun, but a little pricey. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We were served faster than anywhere I have ever been! I was impressed!

We tried the recommended cheese and didn't like it at all - too strong for us. Our server, Kat, replaced it with a different cheese of our choice with no charge, no questions asked. We loved the second cheese. Then the chocolate was fabulous as well. Wonderful service!

If you just do a cheese and chocolate fondue the meal is very affordable, especially for such a nice restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Such a delicious restaurant! A very fun experience with amazing food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

this is my second time at the melting pot. in South Carolina and Virginia. both locations were excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Modern Decor, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Anniversary/Easyer

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great place for Easter fondue! Service is amazing and it's a great place for family fun. The cheese is awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

It is a very nice experience I highly recommend it for friends and family, great service, good food especially the dessert.thank you

Tags: Modern Decor, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The menu for Ladies' night was complicated and difficult to understand. Server didn't even care to explain it. It was my first visit and no one cared to explain anything to me about how the ordering works. Most of the cheese selections if not all contained alcohol. Not alcoholic friendly, not kid friendly. Plates are overpriced and the menus are too wordy. Seriously need to redo your menu ! No one explained to us that everyone's fondu selection would be served in one pot. The service was poor, server was clumsy and kept dropping things, he left the drink menu on the table even after we completed ordering. Tables were cumbersome, he had no idea how to place plates on the table so that we all had access to it. When we first sat down the table smelled like it was wiped with a dirty cloth, very repulsive. I wanted to leave from the time I arrived. This was reserved for a teen birthday and the waiter refused to sing happy birthday like ALL restaurants do when it's a birthday celebration. IF YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY OFFERING BIRTHDAY PACKAGES WHY ARE YOU REFUSING TO SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THE GUEST, ESPECIALLY WHEN THIS WAS RESERVED! Mushrooms were served with dirt on it, very unhygienic. To top it all of the package I paid for was supposed to include a photo and they completely forgot to take the picture. I had to ask about it at the end of the meal and at that point they told us to stand against a wall and they will take the picture. I was very disappointed and repulsed by this service and I will never return. I will also make sure I tell everyone I know about how awful it was!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Proposed to my girlfriend. My whole experience was amazing. Great food and great staff. Management was amazing

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Private Room, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great experience i would definitely go back. The dessert was Devine 😋

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Private Room
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Our 6 year old son was in heaven when we got to the dessert. I'm still stuffed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Not sufficient food for money paid and service was extremely slow

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Always a great experience at the melting pot, Carlos was a great server and entertaining. Never had to wait for the next course. Very attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great service. Wonderful food. I didn't love our seating (by a fire exit) otherwise I would have given it 5 stars

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We frequent The Melting Pot for special occasions. It's not an everyday meal so it's fun and exciting each time! Loved that we got sat at a corner booth for two this time. That's our favorite!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The Melting Pot is a fun fondue place with great happy hour deals, and delicious cheeses and chocolates. You also cook your own meats, which is fun. It's a great place for happy hour or a date. Kids also would love the cheese and chocolate fondue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Family Style, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2017

First time to a fondue restaurant and its a fun experience. Good good and good service. The chocolate pot is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great venue for a birthday! Fun experience and good food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Exquisite dining experience. Quaint seating for couples, plenty of good food and options. Remember that the price pays for both the food and experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The service & food were amazing!!! It was our first time here and we can't wait to take friends back for an even better time!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Great food, but honestly kind of expensive for a chain restaurant. Also, we weren't informed upfront that extra dessert dippers cost extra; when we naturally ran out and asked for more, we were given extra but warned for next time. Again, our food was great, but I wouldn't return unless there's a happy hour special or something to offset the high costs.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Loved the cheese and chocolate options! Will be back for sure!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This was our six year old's first "fondue" experience and she loved it! Their children's menu was perfect for her and she loved being "in charge" of the timer for cooking - kept her interested throughout the whole meal.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Family Style, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Being parents, we have the pleasure of experiencing the melting pot with children and without children. The first experience can only be described as an anxious ridden event that is as enjoyable as watching a horror movie all by yourself in an abandoned insane asylum. After all, there is a hot pot with boiling oil just inches away from your five year old who has no intention of sitting through the next hour discussing world politics. It can of course be done, either with discipline or screens, but there are other more kid friendly venues (e.g. Cracker Barrel). Of course, melted cheese isn't every kids thing either. Mine begged to stay home the second time around because they were not crazy for the food. So when we went without kids for a second time, it was way more pleasurable. We loved the food, and despite not having reserved on a Friday and being squeezed in the bar, had a great dinner date. It is still a chain, so I'd hesitate to recommend it for real special occasions (i.e. anniversaries), for the same money you probably can get a nice restaurant in DC. However, it's OK for young couples, Valentine dates, birthdays and any other bigger occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Was good overall, the small corner table is too small. We didn't have enough room for our meal. The service was great until the main course dinner, then they kinda forgot about us and drew out our dinner to over 2 hours. Otherwise, staff was friendly and the duck was delicious. Dessert was fabulous. If you don't drink alcohol, the menu is very limited but they can make substitutions...although might not taste as good. California salad was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Had a wonderful, relaxing dinner. Liked the atmosphere. Service was exceptional. If an unhurried, unique dining experience is what you seek, The Melting Pot is worth the trip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Modern Decor, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Our server was great. Great place to eat and super cozy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Family Style, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Nice intimate atmosphere. Good was pretty good, took longer than usual but was due to a slight mix up.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Yummy food and excellent service. It is a little too pricey for a regular night out but great for special occasions. Don't feel like you have to do the 4 course meal either. We shared two entrees for 3 people and it was more than enough since we had the cheese course to start. Of course we saved room for chocolate too!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Wonderful early Sunday dinner!! We got there right at 4pm and had a wonderful dinner of a cheese fondue and an entree of filet mignon in a lovely broth. The service was wonderful and the food was great. Everything was timed perfectly and the house wine was a treat and went great with the filet entree. The location is quite out of the way for us, but the food and service were worth the trip. We'll be back for a special occasion in the future!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Not a place to go if your actually hungry...great for a nice lounging dinner, the actual experience outways the meal...

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Love the food and service. Good music in the background too. Fun choice of veggies including sweet potatoes which were great with the curry sauce.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great experience ! Will definitely be recommending this place to friends and will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The manager made us feel so welcome! And our server Anthony made our date fun. Those two made the experiences very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Private Room, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We were celebrating our 3 yr anniversary and decided to do the couples 4 course deal. The service was horrible! Took us an hour just to get the first course. Took way too long on drinks. 20-25 minutes because the bar was "busy" I honestly think our waiter forgot to put the order the second time. The whole thing took about 3 hours. We left disappointed and slightly angered that our special occasion was spent at this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I've been to a couple different Melting Pot locations before, but this was my first time at the Arlington location. It didn't disappoint! Food is always consistently delicious and the whole fondue experience is just super fun. I've done it with a party of eight (including 3 kids) and it was a ton of fun. This time, it was a cozy birthday dinner for two and was just perfect. We had a super quiet booth in the corner and felt totally secluded and out of the way... was just great! The interior could do with a refresh, but that's the only improvement area. We'll definitely be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Family Style, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

For our first course, we got no plates to eat. Had to eat our fondue straight from the pot. How does that work out? After we had our chocolate fondue, our server got us the check right away, didn't even ask if we would like to order something else. It was a terrible experience and like everyone else said, it's overpriced. Will not return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Pricey but an experience you have to try at least once in your life.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Pretty pricey but if you can spend the money, it's a really cool experience!! Not somewhere to go once a month but every now and then.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We booked our table at 9pm and walked in restaurant around 815 pm. Of course we had to wait for our turn. Around 840pm there were people leaving and there should be an open table. The staff could have called us and sit us. It was 9pm and still...no one called my name. We needed to wait until 905pm and ran out of patience and asked when it was our turn. They didn't even apologize and just took us to the table. The waiters were nice but not the staff at front. Food was good until the Hearty Europe cooking style. We didn't see the point of frying everything in batter. Oh well first time. We ll try another location at another time.

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