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.
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
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.
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, Indoor Smoking Area, 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
DESTINEE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL, FRIENDLY ...
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!
Food was good but the service made the e ...
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!
First time Melting Pot diner. Service st ...
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.
It was good my server was a bit overwhel ...
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
I dine at Melting Pot multiple times a y ...
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.
We went for dinner for Restaurant Week a ...
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.
The food and overall experience were ama ...
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.
It was the perfect setting for a girlfri ...
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!
Loved the Wisconsin cheddar cheese exper ...
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.
Went for my wife's birthday as it had be ...
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.
The portioning' a little weird, as "one ...
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!
We sat at table 24 and our waitress bubb ...
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.
If I could give five stars for service, ...
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!
We had a wonderful server (Stephanie) an ...
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."
I have been before, but my cousin had no ...
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!
We reserved via OpenTable App. Excellen ...
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.
This is, of course, a chain restaurant. ...
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.
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