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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Fun (36)
Romantic (35)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Cozy (25)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Kid-friendly (14)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Family Style (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Modern Decor (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Private Room (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Molecular Gastronomy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an extraordinary dinner. The four course extravaganza is the most value for the money, although a tab for two without liquor will run more than $100. Cooking our own protein was so much fun; and what a selection, even for the vegetarians! When we didn't like the cheese fondue we selected, they didn't hesitate to offer an alternative. The biggest disappointment was the mint chocolate fondue. It was thin and didn't taste minty or chocolatey. The service was beyond good. The AC wasn't working well but they set up a fan. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. And the staff surprised us with a chocolate-drizzled strawberry holding a birthday candle! Can't say enough good things about them!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to the Melting Pot for our anniversary dinner and the food and our server were great. Loved the mixed drinks, 4 course menu, desert was fabulous, etc. It IS a bit pricey. Given the cost, we will probably only go 1-2 a year. Very special occasions only.

I have ONE complaint about the ambiance. It was SO HOT. The steam from the fondue is like having a space heater in the booth with you. I had to remove a layer and was still sweating, make up smudged, could not even CONSIDER having a hot coffee at the end, etc. Cranking up the A/C to be a bit chilly would be a good idea to offset the heat at each table!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time there with my family... We enjoyed the entire meal and our server was patient and helped us with our meal choices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great evening. Our waiter was excellent. Good was good.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Waitress was wonderful, very attentive.Fun place for families, especially teens.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The manager and our server were so pleasant and made a special occasion even more special.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We went to the Melting Pot for our daughter's birthday and very much enjoyed it. Our waitress was very good -- had to explain how the menu options worked. The food was delicious. We skipped the salad course and were glad we did because the fondue options alone filled us up easily. It's a little pricey ($200 for the 4 of us, only one alcoholic drink) but worthwhile for a special occasion.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Loved it, been eating here for about 15 years and the menu keeps getting better

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Date night with the husband went well. He always looks forward to the chocolate fondue.

Dining Occasion:Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The service was phenomenal. From making my reservation online, to having to call to make a last minute change to the reservation for my large group, to the actual dinner, The Melting Pot staff and service was phenomenal. I'll definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The meal was outstanding from making the reservation to walking out the door! The reservation was just the time we wanted and the restaurant directed us to very convenient parking. I am handicapped and use an electric scooter to get around. The staff was very helpful in locating us in a table that was very convenient to my scooter. We started with the classic cheese appetizer and ended with the classic chocolate fondue. Both were delicious. Each of the three of us had separate entrees and cooled them in the burgundy broth. My guests were blown away! It was a going away dinner for my friend's mother who was flying home to Mongolia the next day. She loved the meal, as it was the first time she had European style fondue. I posted photos of the meal on my Facebook account, and by the next day it had over 50 likes and numerous positive comments on the meal.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We came for our wedding anniversary and had a great time. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and our seven year old loved the food and experience. We will definitely be back!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Very fun dining experience cooking your selection at table.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Second time at this melting pot in the past month. The staff was great and our server, Alyssa, who we had both times was excellent. She thoroughly explained the process and answered any questions that we had. The second time we went it was very busy but Alyssa still did an outstanding job. The manager, greeter, and team overall at this Melting pot were excellent. It was work that drive into Virginia.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful evening, great food, totally satisfying.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

My daughter and I went for dinner here on a mother-daughter date. The place is great for conversation for a small group. Food is good. It is fun to cook your food while you talk. Our waitress was amazing. She customized a lot of things for us and made the dining experience very enjoyable.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Kids, SCREAMING for 30+ minutes, Manager unwilling to quiet them down or ask the parents to control they kids. Totally unacceptable. Kids finally stopped when one of the 4 ran into a wall cutting her head.

Dining Occasion:Date
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Family reunion

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food was great. Very unique style of restaurant. I really enjoyed myself. The servers/host are also very well mannered and kind.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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!

Dining Occasion:Date
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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Nice selection on new menu!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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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vip
 (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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fun, Romantic
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food4
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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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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.

Dining Occasion:Date
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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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food3
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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.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Modern Decor
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food2
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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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 .

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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.

Dining Occasion:Date
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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.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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