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
Jeff, our server, was OUTSTANDING!! His ...
Jeff, our server, was OUTSTANDING!! His knowledge of the restaurant, menu items, ability to make changes/recommendations to suit our needs, and overall attitude was FABULOUS. We visited another Melting Pot location recently and had written off going again because it was not a pleasant experience. The Arlington location, due to Jeff's service, will be the one we visit again when we want to come to The Melting Pot. Kudos to Jeff for making our evening (celebrating a family birthday with 9 people, including 4 active kids!) memorable.
We were seated promptly but waited quite ...
We were seated promptly but waited quite a long time for anyone to come to our table. We thought they forgot about us and we were correct. When a waitress finally arrived she apologized and told us that she just received our table ticket. Then the manager came over and apologized but never offered us anything (a dessert, drink, something!). After that the service was good until the end of the entree course when our waitress disappeared. I had to ask a woman sweeping up the floors (they were very dirty) to get our waitress because we wanted dessert. The food was okay...meat had some fat and gristle on it and the chunks were huge. With only one knife per person, I had to cut the raw meat because it wouldn't cook through being so large, then wipe the knife so I could cut the cooked meat. Since the concept itself is fun, we enjoyed our time talking and hanging out in spite of the poor service. If you want fondue, go but keep your expectations low so you won't be disappointed.
The server was very inattentive. It was ...
The server was very inattentive. It was at least 15 minutes after our food was served that the server even came by to check on us. By that time most in the party were in need of drink refills. The service was also incredibly slow. Additionally items that the waiter offered and we requested be brought to the table, such as additional sauces, were not brought until we asked for them a second time. This Melting Pot experience was the worst I had ever experienced and was certainly not up to their normal standard.
I always enjoy the food at the melting p ...
I always enjoy the food at the melting pot. Myself and my wife always go here for our anniversary. The one thing i do not like is that you do not get asked if you would like a private area unless you buy a package from them. We were seated in the bar area. It was noisy and busy. This was our 8 year anniversary and was far from romantic.
Not everyone has the money to splurge on the packages on top of the high prices you pay for your meal. There should be an option when making your reservation that you could choose a more private area. The bar area should be reserved for larger parties that are going to be more noisy.
The food was good but the ambiance left much to be desired.
The melting Pot is a favorite place of o ...
The melting Pot is a favorite place of our for something different. Fondue is something we like to do once or twice a year. The whole meal was great but the cheddar cheese and the chocolate fondues were especially outstanding
The melting pot has become an annual tra ...
The melting pot has become an annual tradition for my best friend's and my birthday (which we share!). It's great fun for a group of 7-8 to spend a few hours devouring fantastic foods and drinks. Among the wines on their list are several of my favorite local Virginia wineries, which I really appreciate. The service has always been fantastic and they do a great job of making it special for us birthday girls.
I've been going to the Melting Pot for y ...
I've been going to the Melting Pot for years and it's just as great every time. I would recommend it for birthdays, business meetings, family get togethers, and date night. Be prepared to set aside time for it though, the courses could take well over 2 hours to get through! My only issue is the consistency of the servers checking on the tables. I understand it may be hard to check on you since the waiters have to cater to many tables and personalize the experience, but it can be difficult to get simple things such as drink refills!
This is one of our favorite family resta ...
This is one of our favorite family restaurants, and one of our favorite locations. Atmosphere is wonderful. Food and service is consistently good and attentive. Great place to relax, talk and enjoy fun food and conversation.
This was my first time here and I enjoye ...
This was my first time here and I enjoyed my experience!! The staff was wonderful and so was my waitress. I def recommend this restaurant for ppl that's on a date.. the food was very delicious and you get your money worth for the 4 court meal.. it was very different and I all def return again with my boyfriend!!!!
I was taken to the Melting Pot for my Bi ...
I was taken to the Melting Pot for my Birthday, it was very nice the service was excellent as well as the food. Our waitress even brought me a special surprise for the occasion. Very unexpected. Definitely recommend the Melting Pot.
We visited The Melting Pot in Ballston o ...
We visited The Melting Pot in Ballston on an early Friday evening, and everything was lovely and very tasty! The staff went above and beyond. We were celebrating getting our marriage license, and the staff was more than accommodating. My fiance and I both got the four course meal with wine pairing, which was perfect. Can't wait to return for another special occasion!
As always, food was spectacular. I mean, ...
As always, food was spectacular. I mean, you cook it yourself, but the selection is always great. Being able to substitute certain meats for something else or 'can I get this instead of that' is fantastic. I think it says a lot when you are able to substitute something and there isn't a big issue. We were able to get more dippers as well (I am not one to say no to extra brownies for my chocolate).
Service was better than I've ever had at a Melting Pot. Eli, our main server was great, as well as the helper he had with him. She was wonderful to chat with whenever they came by to bring us another course or check on us. The manager, David I believe, was good as well! He came by a few times to check on us and wish us a happy anniversary.
The space itself is just ok. I wish it had more of a premium feel to it like some of the other locations do. I think it needs a bit of an update. Everything was also too bright and I wanted it a bit more romantic.
Overall, it was wonderful! Will definitely go back to this location!
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.
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