About The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

1110 N. Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
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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.

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:
After 4:30 pm pay discounted Melting Pot parking rate of $2.00 for 4 hours with validation; 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, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Brandied Bourbon
Ahi Tuna, Shrimp And Filet Mignon
Chocolate S'mores Fondue
The Classic
M.P.'S Grand Sangria
Sunshine Sangria
Dipping Sauces
Coq Au Vin Cooking Style
Cheese Fondue Dippers
Quattro Formaggio Cheese Fondue
Dessert
Steak Lovers Fondue
Cheese Fondue
Cheese cake
Uncooked Vegetables
Cesar Salad With Pine Nuts
French Quarter
Fiesta Cheese Fondue
Yin & Yang Chocolate Fondue
Dark Chocolate Fondue
Desert
Original Chocolate Fondue
Peppered Bacon And Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Assorted Meats & Fish
Pre-Dipped Assorted Goodness
Ceasar Salad
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Boston Lager Cheddar Fondue
Strawberry Basil Lemonade And Tangerine Dream
Sam Adams Boston Lager Cheese Fondue
Chocolate Fondue With Disarrono
Campfire Smores
Sam Adams Lager Cheese Fondue
Milk Chocolate Fondue

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Romantic (72)
Good for Groups (46)
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Fit for Foodies (31)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fun (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Family Style (8)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Modern Decor (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Scenic View (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
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It was a wonderful experience, the servi ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 6 days ago

It was a wonderful experience, the service was excellent as well as the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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DESTINEE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL, FRIENDLY ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 18, 2016

DESTINEE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL, FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SERVER. SHE MADE OUR EXPERIENCE FUN! IT HAS A GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND LOTS OF FRIENDLY STAFF WORKING THERE. MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR GARAGE TICKET WITH YOU SO THEY CAN VALIDATE IT (AFTER A CERTAIN TIME YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY $2 FOR PARKING) IT IS WORTH IT!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Casual, Modern Decor, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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The waiter was so willing to write and g ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 17, 2016

The waiter was so willing to write and gesture for my friend who is Deaf. It was quiet and very great place for a deep conversation and celebrations.

Tags: Romantic
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We were celebrating my son's 13th birthd ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 17, 2016

We were celebrating my son's 13th birthday. We had a great time. The staff was effecient, friendly and knowledgeable. My son felt so special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food was good but the service made the e ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 15, 2016

Food was good but the service made the experience even better. Our server, Steven, was informative, attentive and friendly. He seemed to know when we needed something and was always there without hovering. He was the best!

Tags: Good for a Date
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Service was rushed, and we were still ea ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 10, 2016

Service was rushed, and we were still eating each course when the next was served. The restaurant was also uncomfortably warm.

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Our server was awesome and very helpful ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 9, 2016

Our server was awesome and very helpful with a good sense of humor. Would return in future for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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First time Melting Pot diner. Service st ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on September 2, 2016

First time Melting Pot diner. Service staff was excellent...walked us through the entire process with very clear explanations. We artived early to our appointment and was still sested immediately with no issues. We had the 4-course meal...cheese (initial course) was our least favorite. The 2d course - salad - was standard for most restaurants. The 'classic' meat selection (3rd course) was OK, but the last course was excellent and our favorite - the chocolate dip.

In our future trips we will probably come back for just the chocolate course.

I was a little disappointed that the booths were not more sheltered and private. I had in mind a romantic setting and it wasn't that at all - so while not private - it would be an OK location for a family or multiple couples.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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We had a horrible experience at first, b ...

 
 (Richmond)
·Dined on September 1, 2016

We had a horrible experience at first, but our server Javier made a change of heart for us. He was wonderful. Ambiance is romantic; food was mediocre.

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The server should have mentioned that th ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 30, 2016

The server should have mentioned that the Coq au Vin broth cost extra.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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Come hungry. Take your time. Four course ...

 
 (Palm Springs)
·Dined on August 29, 2016

Come hungry. Take your time. Four courses, starting with fiesta fondue, ending with dark chocolate Grand Marnier fondue and fruit. Leave happy.

Tags: Family Style, Special Occasion
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Always great food, and the service at Me ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 28, 2016

Always great food, and the service at Melting Pot Arlington is always fantastic. We love going here for our Anniversary

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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It was good my server was a bit overwhel ...

 
 (Atlanta)
·Dined on August 27, 2016

It was good my server was a bit overwhelmed because his party included children and they were running wild all over the place !!! The parents didn't even stop them and it was just annoying. He tried though :) he was awesome I love the melting pot and will be back today lol

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Family Style, Happy Hour
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I dine at Melting Pot multiple times a y ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 26, 2016

I dine at Melting Pot multiple times a year for special occasions (birthdays, graduation, farewell, etc.) Up until this visit, we've always had a great experience. Unfortunately, this most recent visit was very disappointing. I felt like the waitress was trying to rush us through our meal. During every course, she started clearing dishes while some people at the table were still eating. She even cleared the sauces while one of my guests was still cooking her food! This detracted from the experience and I came away from the meal very dissatisfied.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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Best service we have ever had at a melti ...

 
 (New York Area)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

Best service we have ever had at a melting pot. Jeff spoiled us!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Family Style
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Service was slower than normal when we w ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

Service was slower than normal when we went but the server was attentive and food was good.

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We went for dinner for Restaurant Week a ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

We went for dinner for Restaurant Week and the food and service were outstanding. Our server in particular paid close attention to our requests and was very prompt and charming when meeting the requests. The only slight drag on the evening was the price of drinks. For 4 people it was an extra 20+ dollars, only one person having alcoholic drinks.

Tags: Family Style, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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Too good. Waaay too much food. Great ser ...

 
 (Palm Springs)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

Too good. Waaay too much food. Great service. Loved the fiesta fondue starter and the Grand Marnier dark chocolate dessert. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Family Style, Business Meals
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Great service and as always great food!

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

Great service and as always great food!

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Desserts were the best. The meat was jus ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 20, 2016

Desserts were the best. The meat was just okay. A bit overpriced even for restaurant week. But it was a good experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Fun, Special Occasion
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The food and overall experience were ama ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 20, 2016

The food and overall experience were amazing. However, our server was very inattentive. We rarely saw him and often finished entire courses before he noticed and would bring the next. The manager was extremely nice and stopped by our table to introduce herself. She even brought us a second round of dippers while we were waiting for our waiter to come by again. Overall, the experience was great and I will definitely be returning, but sitting in a different section.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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Great flavors. Will go back in the futur ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 20, 2016

Great flavors. Will go back in the future. Can be a bit pricey depending on what you order but worth it. If it's a busy night have some patience for your servers. It's a very popular place.

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My wife and I love going to Melting Pot. ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 19, 2016

My wife and I love going to Melting Pot. The staff and management make the place great for enjoyable dinning.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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It was the perfect setting for a girlfri ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 18, 2016

It was the perfect setting for a girlfriends gathering! The food was excellent and the portions perfect! You don't realize how much food you're getting until there is still another course coming! Our server was lovely and the manager made the 8 year old junior diva feel extra special with the tiara and wand! Perfect choice for restaurant week!

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Absolutely a great dining experience I ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 17, 2016

Absolutely a great dining experience I cant wait to go again

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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Loved the Wisconsin cheddar cheese exper ...

 
 (New England)
·Dined on August 16, 2016

Loved the Wisconsin cheddar cheese experience and the salad with the toasted pine nuts was exceptionally good plus the pure chocolate fondue with dark chocolate was a great way to end the meal. By far the best dinner I have had. Totally worth the 5 star rating. Great atmosphere and the wait staff are very attentive and kind. Plus they're all extremely safety conscious. I'd come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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great food and our waiter Fabian was exc ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 15, 2016

great food and our waiter Fabian was exceptional. We had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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Went for my wife's birthday as it had be ...

 
 (New England)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

Went for my wife's birthday as it had been awhile since we'd last gone to the Melting Pot. Unfortunately our three month old was feeling ornery so I spent most of the meal calming her or taking her outside. Perhaps not the best venue for ornery babies.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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The portioning' a little weird, as "one ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

The portioning' a little weird, as "one portion" is just when the pot is filled very little, but the experience is fantastic. The food and the fondues are made very well and everything was delicious. The service was great, and enthusiastic. It's not often that you encounter a dining experience that's "fun," and the Melting Pot is just that!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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We sat at table 24 and our waitress bubb ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

We sat at table 24 and our waitress bubbly and accommodating. She also worked as a bartender and knew extensively about the wine and alcohol list. The cheese was good but dipping snacks poor for the fondue. But for the price I would totally reccomend to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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great restraunt for special ocassions of ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

great restraunt for special ocassions of fine dining

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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If I could give five stars for service, ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

If I could give five stars for service, I would. I was delighted with our server and the pace at which she brought each course. Their Swiss fondue is spectacular! The choice of meats for the next course was broad. My son had all beef, while I was fish and chicken. Of course you must save room for the chocolate course at the end! This is a favorite restaurant, but this ovation excels!

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We got so much confused and the ordering ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

We got so much confused and the ordering and billing and became very upset.

Tags: Special Occasion
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We had a wonderful server (Stephanie) an ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

We had a wonderful server (Stephanie) and she really made the meal great. She made a great cheese fondue and was just very sweet. We were celebrating my daughters promotion and Stephanie made a great dessert fruit plate for her saying "Congratulations."

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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I have been before, but my cousin had no ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 5, 2016

I have been before, but my cousin had not. I was hoping she would love it, and she did. The food was great, but the staff was stellar - everyone from the awesome and clearly knowledgeable bartender to the waiter who was still in training. Their personalities shone through every bit of the process and were delightful. Whoever is in charge of hiring, well-done, you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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The Melting Pot's food, service and ambi ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 3, 2016

The Melting Pot's food, service and ambience are always good. This time was a surprise birthday for one of the guests, and the Melting Pot's manager and server made it easy and festive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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We reserved via OpenTable App. Excellen ...

 
 (Miami)
·Dined on August 1, 2016

We reserved via OpenTable App. Excellent way of booking a reservation. Made a note that we required 2 burners for our dinner.

We arrived to find a table available for 1 burner. as they were very busy that night, however, the Manager - Tanya, requested that we wait for a short while and she was able to accommodate. She also stopped by to ensure we were comfortable and enjoying our meal! Exceptional service and great food.

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This is, of course, a chain restaurant. ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

This is, of course, a chain restaurant. If you are familiar with one, you are familiar with them all. This particular location did not differentiate itself from the others I have visited.

For those uninitiated, this is a meal that requires some patience while being very filling. We went for the four-course deal, as it allowed my date, who was a first-timer, a chance to sample a bit of everything: a cheese fondue with bread/fruits/vegetables, a small salad, a main course with a coq au vin broth to cook various meats and pasta, and a chocolate fondue with various desserts and fruits.

Our particular table was in a fairly busy spot. The noise level was still acceptable and allowed for normal conversation. Our waitress was polite, however, she was very inattentive when it came to refilling my water.

My date was enthusiastic about all the courses, which is somewhat surprising as she is sometimes a picky eater. I would describe the courses as not particularly adventurous, however well curated and satisfying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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The food was good and the service was ex ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 26, 2016

The food was good and the service was excellent from both our server, Phil, and the manager, Brian. Fondue is always a fun group meal. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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I am a long time customer of Melting Pot ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 24, 2016

I am a long time customer of Melting Pot. The service is superb and the food is fantastic. It is a wonderful place to have a fun, leisurely meal with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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