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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The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (105)
Romantic (85)
Good for Groups (59)
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Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (22)
Kid-friendly (17)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Modern Decor (1)
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Service was slower than normal when we w ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 3 days ago

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

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Too good. Waaay too much food. Great ser ...

 
 (Palm Springs)
·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Great service and as always great food!

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

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 4 days ago

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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Great flavors. Will go back in the futur ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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We really had a great time - great food ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 23, 2016

We really had a great time - great food and GREAT service.

Only complaint was the temperature - with the 'hot pot' in the middle of the table it quite warm and I really feel they could have lowered the temp to compensate.

I HIGHLY recommend the restaurant!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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Our server was very personable and did a ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 22, 2016

Our server was very personable and did a great job.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Service was excellent, as was the food. ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 15, 2016

Service was excellent, as was the food. The restaurant itself is a little dated (decor is dark and the bathroom is oddly configured), but overall it was a great experience. Server asked if we were celebrating anything special (we were) and brought us a lovely complimentary dessert at the end of the meal, which was a very nice touch. Manager also came over to fix a burner issue and then spent some time chatting with us. Customer service was awesome!

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Food was great, was a little lacking. O ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 14, 2016

Food was great, was a little lacking. Our server, Greg, didn't seem to interested in us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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We had a wonderful time at the melting p ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 12, 2016

We had a wonderful time at the melting pot we came to celebrate my boyfriend birthday and he loved it thank you to the staff that helped out and to out waiter stephen we really enjoyed him

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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This was our first time visiting The Mel ...

 
 (Hawaii)
·Dined on July 6, 2016

This was our first time visiting The Melting Pot and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! The server was amazing and exceedingly patient. The food was incredible and the ambiance was perfect! Thank you!

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We had a wonderful evening at this Melti ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 2, 2016

We had a wonderful evening at this Melting Pot celebrating our daughter's birthday. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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We had a lovely anniversary celebration ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 1, 2016

We had a lovely anniversary celebration at the Melting Pot in Arlington. I love the pace of the meal, where you cook the food yourself and enjoy it together. The flaming turtle desert is the perfect ending.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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While I would not recommend this restaur ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 26, 2016

While I would not recommend this restaurant to families (it fits in the romantic date night or girl's night our category), nor would I list it as "kid appropriate' the staff and menu were actually very kid friendly. It was wonderful to be able to have a sophisticated night out with my entire family. Even my vegetarian teenager was pleasantly surprised by the diverse menu options. The staff was very accommodating. Loved every minute of it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Love the experience. The setup is beaut ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 19, 2016

Love the experience. The setup is beautiful and private. Food and service were wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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I enjoyed my tenth birthday celebration ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 11, 2016

I enjoyed my tenth birthday celebration at Melting Pot. The staff was great. They pulled out all the stops to make sure I felt special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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Fabulous Service

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 4, 2016

This location has amazing service. Our waiter was amazing and explained everything perfectly. He was a good sport whenever we messed up our fondue. We tipped him well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Great Anniversary

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 1, 2016

Great place for our third anniversary dinner. We actually got engaged here and I asked to reserve the same table. The manager was very pleasant and made us feel extra special. Our server was very nice and gave us excellent recommendations with mixing the dipping sauces and combining them with our veggies to cook. Only hiccup was we did not realize half price bottles of wine on Wednesday are for the $40 and under ones only!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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My date and I enjoyed every aspect of Th ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 27, 2016

My date and I enjoyed every aspect of The Melting Pot; it was a first time experience for both of us, but it definitely will not be the last. Thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Teacher appreciation day meal was everyt ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 25, 2016

Teacher appreciation day meal was everything! My guest and I had such a great time with fantastic food! It was both of our first time here and will definitely be back often!

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 22, 2016

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
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Good place for special occasions

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 21, 2016

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: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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