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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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

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4.6

service

4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

special occasion (142)
romantic (111)
good for groups (78)
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fit for foodies (51)
notable wine list (28)
kid-friendly (19)
neighborhood gem (16)
great for lunch (13)
hot spot (12)
late-night find (12)
vibrant bar scene (5)
great for brunch (5)
scenic view (2)
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Melting Pot Mailing List

Dined 5 days ago

Melting Pot is a bit pricey (you get a lot of food, but it's not an every-day kind of place), but you can save a lot of money if you join their mailing list and watch for specials. We saved almost $20 when we went during a recent promotion. The entree portions were a LITTLE smaller during the promotion, but since we usually leave uncomfortably full, this just meant we were only stuffed when we left. (We have zero self control with fondue and we can eat a LOT!) Service is sometimes a bit TOO discreet- they don't hover, but sometimes this means your drink sits empty for awhile before it gets noticed. Everyone is very nice when you ask for something, but I'd prefer not to have to wait and ask for a water refill.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Good place for special occasions

Dined 5 days ago

Our first time at the Melting Pot was a memorable experience. We went based upon reputation and recommendation of relatives. The occasion was our 33rd wedding anniversary. We chose the four-course meal and it was outstanding. However, you must pace yourself because there is so much food. The quality of the food and the service were both outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive and seemed to want us to have a good experience. Also, the manager stopped by to make sure we were happy. When she found out it was our anniversary, she congratulated us, and then later surprised us with two glasses of free champagne. The prices are high, but the food and service are very good. I would recommend it as a place for a special occasion. It would also be fun for a small group of friends if they expect ahead of time for the prices to be higher than average.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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ambience5
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So much fun! Most unique dining experien ...

Dined 6 days ago

So much fun! Most unique dining experience I've had in awhile!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My family of 6 had an incredible time. I ...

Dined 6 days ago

My family of 6 had an incredible time. It was our kids' first time; my husband and I have been there twice before. Every thing was excellent! Of course it is more expensive than Chick-fil-a, but you pay for the experience and it made quite a memorable evening.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Awesome

Dined on May 17, 2016

Who doesn't love Cheese? The manager was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. Server was prompt and informative. Everyone was friendly and warm.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

We are regular customers. The food was ...

Dined on May 16, 2016

We are regular customers. The food was good as expected. The service was a little disappointing on this occasion.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience4
service4
value2

Melting Pot....not so much

Dined on May 15, 2016

After hearing all of our friends rave about the experience at the melting pot, we decided to make a Birthday Dinner date last week. We arrived, were quickly ushered to our own little private booth and sat down for dinner. The staff was excellent, the restaurant was clean, and the ingredients and raw materials of the meal were great. Unfortunately that is the only positive things I can say about this restaurant. SALTY: Every course with the exception of the desert fare was so overly salted that I could barely eat it. My personal taste for salt is a bit skewed toward very rarely using it, but even so the level of sodium in the fondue course and entre course was nearly beyond belief. Cook your own food: My wife and I had no idea that all of the cooking of the meal was to be done by us. I understood the concept that the fondue and desert courses were self serve, and even enjoyed this part but I had no idea the main course would also be cooked by us. They brought out a platter of excellent meat (at least before the SALT and seasoning were added) and gave us instructions on how to "cook" i.e. boil all the ingredients. Fine quality lobster, duck sausage, and filet minon should never be boiled as it destroys the texture and is the last possible way anyone should ever prepare such ingredients. Couple this with a very SALTY broth to boil it in, and we felt like we just wasted a ton of fine quality cuisine. Also, we went to a restaurant to avoid cooking, not a fan of cooking my own food when I go to dine out. So, overall, emphatic thumbs down for The Melting Pot, we won't be going back and did a do-over birthday dinner the next night at a more traditional restaurant that cost half as much and served a meal that was perfectly prepared by an expert chef (which we are not....) with tons of panache from all of the various staff.

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Our server was amazing! She was attenti ...

Dined on May 15, 2016

Our server was amazing! She was attentive and make the experience fun. We can with 3 small children ages 7,5,&3 and she did everything to keep them happy and entertained. I have been to the melting pot 6 times now and have always felt like we were the servers only table! Love this place!

food5
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The waiter needs to be a little more fri ...

Dined on May 12, 2016

The waiter needs to be a little more friendly. She should not force anybody especially when it's religious preference.

Tags: romantic
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ambience3
service5
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we recently dined with a large group and ...

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Dined on May 10, 2016

we recently dined with a large group and they were very much accommodating to our dietary restrictions and out group size. they are gluten-free friendly, something I didn't think would be possible. definitely a great get together for a lot of people. next time i would do double cheese and one chocolate. the meat course was good, but just like, different.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Mother's Day Idea 2016

Dined on May 8, 2016

Mother's Day was my parents first experience at the Melting Pot and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They've never had such a unique and refreshing experience and they look forward to returning in the future. I recommended Restaurant Week ;) . Overall this was my 3rd time visiting in less than a year and the service is always steller!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4

I over the knowledge and friendliness o ...

Dined on May 6, 2016

I over the knowledge and friendliness of our waitress

food5
ambience2
service5
value4

Good Food but Seats were INCREDIBLY uncomfortable

Dined on May 1, 2016

They need to seriously do something about these seats. I love melting pot but I will not be returning to this location for that reason. This is not a dine and dash kind of place. You need to plan to stay in it for the long hall at a restaurant like this. So suffice it to say, we were NOT happy that our backs started hurting half way in to the first of four courses. Maybe it was just our booth (doubtful), but I've never been in so much discomfort at a restaurant in my life...it really kind of hindered the entire experience. :-/

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Never Disappoints

Dined on April 30, 2016

I took my husband to the Melting Pot to celebrate his birthday. Not only was the food delicious, as expected, but our server brought out dessert on a plate with "Happy Birthday!" spelled out in chocolate, which was nice. We have always enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful catch-up fondue!

Dined on April 28, 2016

Had a wonderful experience catching up with a girlfriend for dinner. We haven't been here in a very long time and the service was exceptional. As soon as we arrived, the host made sure to ask if we needed our parking validated, which made the parking $2. That was great as we probably would have forgotten upon leaving. Unfortunately, we weren't very hungry so just settled on a cheese and chocolate fondue instead of an entree, which were perfect. We had the spinach and artichoke cheese fondue, which was very good. We also had the flaming turtle chocolate fondue that was delicious! We were probably there for 4 hours, but not because of slow service, but because we had a lot to talk about while we ate our delicious food. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great service, fun evening

Dined on April 24, 2016

The service was excellent with the manager even walking around to check on dinners. The food is always delicious

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Highly recommended! Ask for Savanna.

Dined on April 24, 2016

I went to the Melting Pot in Arlington, VA with my sister. It was great from the moment we walked in. They validated our parking ticket so we only pair $2 for parking instead of $5. Our server, Savanna, was delightful. She was entertaining and had us laughing the entire time. She made perfect suggestions for our appetizers, salad and entrees. The food was delicious. Everything was fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this particular Melting Pot. We went early on a Sunday when it wasn't crowded. Ask for Savanna. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
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Great Family Experience

Dined on April 23, 2016

The Melting Pot was a great experience! It was interesting, fun and fulfilling. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Even the ambiance was low key and intimate. The high back booth seating makes for a intimate and sage way to cook your good. I'll definitely visit again!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience5
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Nice romantic atmosphere.

Dined on April 16, 2016

Nice romantic atmosphere.

food5
ambience5
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A nice meal

Dined on April 15, 2016

We went with my in laws after they raved about it. It was good! The cheese sauce was delicious as well as the main course. The chocolate was delicious and our server was super sweet!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

LOVE LOVE THE PLACE

Dined on April 9, 2016

what a great time had by all, we so much enjoyed just hanging out and taking our time to eat a great dinner, we will be back again because it is so relaxing and very much enjoyable place, thanks for the great customer service your employee's show their customers, be proud

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

My dining experience was wonderful! My f ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

My dining experience was wonderful! My first time at the melting pot is definitely one to remember. Food, service, & ambience was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent menu, excellent cuisine, great service.

Dined on March 27, 2016

I never had a bad experience at The Melting Pot. Love this place!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

The Melting Pot is a great place to go f ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

The Melting Pot is a great place to go for that special occasion. I think it is a bit pricey but there is plenty of food and the service is rather quick. Derick, our waiter was always there when needed.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Still like it despite the cutbacks

Dined on March 25, 2016

It was great overall. We are loyal customers. The big disappointment was that the cheesecake was no longer included with the chocolate fondue dessert. It was available at an additional price. Several years ago the salad was included and now it is available at an additional cost. It is a great restaurant and a great place. We will continue to be loyal customers. We go there frequently enough to recognized the changes in their pricing structure.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Melting Pot

Dined on March 18, 2016

We had a really nice server. We were 15 min late and I called to inform them they were very nice. When we came they asked where we parked and I'm glad they did otherwise we would've been towed. While my friend moved the car I was seated. My server came over introduced herself and for our drink orders. She was knowledgable and friendly. Our food choices were good as well, especially the yummy fiesta fondue. And the drinks were great. Overall it was a good experience. I've been to other Melting Pot establishments and this was my first time to this one but I would have to say this I enjoyed myself. Thank you to the Melting Pot staff.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

New St. Patty's Day Tradition

Dined on March 17, 2016

We chose to go to the Melting Pot for St. Patrick's Day this year because their menu looked very unique. We were not disappointed. I think it may have been one of the best menus we've tried at the Melting Pot. The entree consisted of corned beef, cedar plank salmon, shrimp, chicken, and duck and bacon sausage. We paired it with a fantastic bottle of Merlot. Our waitress was phenomenal with bringing us more sauce and dippers. We will definitely go back next year if they have a similar menu.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome Service

Dined on March 13, 2016

I honestly have nothing bad to say. Our server was amazing since we were newbies she took the time to explain everything to us and made recommendations according to what we wanted. I love the fact that our booth was semi secluded. Which was perfect for our date night. If you have some extra cash to spend I honestly suggest you give it a try.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service1
value3

I brought my daughter to the melting pot ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

I brought my daughter to the melting pot for a special mommy and daughter date. The service was horrible. Destinee was really slow. it took 20 mins to get our drinks. Then I asked for a new side plate because my daughter put raw meat on her clean plate and it took 10 mins. The server was slow and rude. It ruined are whole experience. She took so long that i asked for the check with the chocolate and she brought us togo chocolate instead. The manager saw that Destinee was struggling and didn't do much to help her or her tables. Oh and my lettuce was brown. The other food was pretty good though.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great date night

Dined on March 13, 2016

Came to the Melting Pot after a symphony concert and had a wonderful time at our late night dinner. Delicious food, wonderful service, and a quiet, romantic atmosphere.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great family birthday meal

Dined on March 12, 2016

This was the perfect dining experience to celebrate a teenager's birthday! Fun, family time for all!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service5
value2

It was okay, wish we knew to...

Dined on March 12, 2016

First, we did not realize that there would be 1 pot per table. There were 2 in our party, one with a seafood allergy. We did not know we had to request a 2-pot table. The server said they give the 2-pot tables to large groups and people with allergies but because we didn't make the request we couldn't switch. So we were limited to what we could order. The table seats were so low the table top came to below chin, we couldn't see into the pot. We both got the same 4-course meal, Pacific Rim, but we had to substitute the shrimp (had to, only 1 pot). The cheese course was yummy after our server willingly added additional cheese to make it less soupy. Though towards the end of the cheese course, it started burning. The entree course was okay. I enjoyed the meat, it was very tender. But my dinner partner thought the steak tasted funny. The dessert course was okay, wish there was more fruit to dip. The server was wonderful but the food was an okay experience. The best part of the dinner was the very inexpensive $2.00 parking after validation.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome date night with my wife.

Dined on March 12, 2016

The whole experience was great, food, service, and price.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience4
service4

We had a very good time there. We would ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

We had a very good time there. We would highly recommend that place to our friends. The only thing that is disappointing about Melting Pot is that staff tried to forget about our complementary strawberries.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Love this place

Dined on March 1, 2016

It would have been 5 star all around but the $29 pp special kept the staff too busy. Service was subpar and I have been here over a dozen times.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Melting Pot was Excellent

Dined on March 1, 2016

I took my fiance to Melting Pot in Arlington to celebrate our engagement and it did not disappoint. The food, service staff and everything was outstanding. Keep in mind though that if you do go, it is an experience. It can take well over 3 hours to eat a 4-course meal. We will be definitely going back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

I love fondue and the artichoke cheese d ...

Dined on February 29, 2016

I love fondue and the artichoke cheese dish.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Send us your fondue kits!

Dined on February 29, 2016

Really good four course dinner. The house salad with the tangy vinegarette dressing is wonderful. Just a fun place to have dinner, with the cheese dip and then cooking your shrimp and meat. Food and fun. Not since I was a kid and played with my food have I had such fun!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great Date night spot

Dined on February 29, 2016

The Melting Pot in Arlington is always wonderful. Great service, great food, and always a great experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

An amazing night!

Dined on February 28, 2016

For the first time visiting the restaurant with my husband I have to say it was amazing! The food, the ambience and the waitress she was outstanding. My husband and I were celebration our wedding anny and she definitely went out of her way to make it the best experience ever. Definitely a place I have been talking about and recommending with my friends!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot

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