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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Special Occasion (56)
Romantic (45)
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Fun (42)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Cozy (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Good for Groups (29)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Casual (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Family Style (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Modern Decor (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Private Room (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Molecular Gastronomy (3)
Vegan (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our meal was excellent and our waiter Todd, was not only very nice but did an excellent job with informing us of all of our options and giving great suggestions. He made the already great experience of both food and ambiance that much better. Great experience and service! We will for sure be returning. We would recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience when we go to The Melting Pot. Pricey, which is why it's a great place for formal occasions, such as anniversaries or birthdays. They never disappoint; leaving us satisfied and looking forward to dining there in the future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice selection on new menu!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a very enjoyable family birthday celebration. Our waiter gave us excellent service and the proper amount of attention. The food was top of the line.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Melting Pot always delivers fine food and fun. We went for Mother's Day and enjoyed their special menu. It was very delicious and varied. Cooking your own food is lots of fun.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is a great choice for that special occasion and service was excellent. Will most definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food, terrible service just from server (Hector). His $60 dollar tip went to $30. Host and managers were great. Experience was still great, will go again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wonderful meal and excellent service!!! Restaurant was very clean.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Nice decor and great ambiance. Our server, Carlos was amazing! Very personable and knowledgeable about the menu; he made great suggestions. Although the meal was a bit pricey, the food was delicious and the experience was fun! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will definitely visit again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Another amazing meal and fabulous service. This is a restaurant that is set up where you feel like you are having a semi-private dining experience. The quality of food and service is worth the fare. We were especially impressed by the service of the waiter who we found out just recently began working at the Melting Pot, but felt like he had been there much longer. Thanks again for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Molecular Gastronomy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at the melting pot. Everything was wonderful. This was an incredible value. We pay extra and added the fourth course chocolate fondue and that was amazing. If Groupon offers this deal again we will grab it in a heartbeat.

Tags: Romantic, Molecular Gastronomy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

And overall outstanding experience with the family with a nice change of pace it was different and allowed all of us at the table to interact with each other more. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming answered all of our questions.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 9, 2017

We knew what to expect as far as price. To me it is very overpriced but I do make the exception and go when I crave the yummy cheese and chocolate. Having said that, this location has very slow service which makes the already overpriced food not go down quite as well. We will be trying the Reston, VA location when the cheese and chocolate craving strikes again.

Tags: Modern Decor
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The Melting Pot always has great fondue choices. Food was excellent but service was a bit slow on a Monday evening that was probably busier than usual.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

My first time going to the Melting Pot and it was an amazing experience. The ambience was great and the service was outstanding. The waitress was very patience and explained everything i needed to know about the food and service that would be provided with my first experience there very clearly. The wife and i really enjoyed ourselves and will be going back again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food is good, service decent, but bill is much higher than you would expect for what you get.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Birthday for daughter, we had a great time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very disappointed . Booked table for 5 with high hair. Table was not ready had to get the high chair ourselves which was dirty with food all over the seat so had to ask the waiter to clean it off. My daughters fondue fork was dirty she requested a clean one but it never came. There was food on the floor around our table . Waitress was very nice did her best but had to leave us to attend to another table after ordering dessert another waitress arrived and asked us if we wanted dessert and we had to explain that we had already ordered!! I ordered a second cocktail and it took 20 mins to arrive . Food average and very over priced for what it was . There was definitely not enough chocolate fondue for the amount of fruit served you could get more at an additional charge . Love the concept but felt the standered was poor at this location .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are always great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Food was great, service was very good.

Ambiance was lacking due to the temperature. My date and I sweat throughout the meal due to the high temperatures in the restaurant. I had to get up and use the bathroom to douse my face and dry my forehead. You could actively see sweat on the unfortunate staff who have to wear long sleeves and pants. You can always add more layers but can only take so much off, please lower the ambient temperature of the restaurant.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on April 30, 2017

My only complain was that it was warm, like the air conditioner wasn't on. My 2 year was sweating and it started to get uncomfortable for the adults too. Other than that, the food and service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Ok food too pricey

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Our waiter was great & engaging. He helped make our date memorable. He provided great recommendations! With his help, we decided on the brie and bacon with a touch of truffle oil for our starter and it was divine. We had refreshing salads and the salmon, duck, the pork, and filet mignon were great with our coq au vin cooking sauce. Our waiter also made superb red wine recommendations.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Experience was nice, service was amazing... food was ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Excellent service, 2 iced teas for $10 is excessive...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Modern Decor, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We had a very nice time here. Our server Ashley W. was great and attentive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We had a great time, and the food was delicious. Especially liked being able to take dessert home! The chocolate fondue was a big hit with my husband's co-workers the next day! :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Had not been to a Melting Pot in about 15 years. Had a terrific table for 2 and food was amazing. So glad to have gone. Hardest thing was figuring out where to park. Next time I'll call for guidance as there is parking in the building which was a little hard to find as there is construction all around and on a Sunday night not all entrances are open to the general public.

Tags: Fun, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Was not impressed with server. He took my plate before I was finished eating. I requested to have my salad prepared to go instead of eating it there. He did not do that.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

As always the food was excellent as was the service. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

Tags: Private Room, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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 on April 21, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Amazing as always!

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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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