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
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.
It was good my server was a bit overwhel ...
It was good my server was a bit overwhelmed because his party included children and they were running wild all over the place !!! The parents didn't even stop them and it was just annoying. He tried though :) he was awesome I love the melting pot and will be back today lol
I dine at Melting Pot multiple times a y ...
I dine at Melting Pot multiple times a year for special occasions (birthdays, graduation, farewell, etc.) Up until this visit, we've always had a great experience. Unfortunately, this most recent visit was very disappointing. I felt like the waitress was trying to rush us through our meal. During every course, she started clearing dishes while some people at the table were still eating. She even cleared the sauces while one of my guests was still cooking her food! This detracted from the experience and I came away from the meal very dissatisfied.
We went for dinner for Restaurant Week a ...
We went for dinner for Restaurant Week and the food and service were outstanding. Our server in particular paid close attention to our requests and was very prompt and charming when meeting the requests. The only slight drag on the evening was the price of drinks. For 4 people it was an extra 20+ dollars, only one person having alcoholic drinks.
The food and overall experience were ama ...
The food and overall experience were amazing. However, our server was very inattentive. We rarely saw him and often finished entire courses before he noticed and would bring the next. The manager was extremely nice and stopped by our table to introduce herself. She even brought us a second round of dippers while we were waiting for our waiter to come by again. Overall, the experience was great and I will definitely be returning, but sitting in a different section.
It was the perfect setting for a girlfri ...
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!
Loved the Wisconsin cheddar cheese exper ...
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.
Went for my wife's birthday as it had be ...
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.
The portioning' a little weird, as "one ...
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!
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