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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Promotions

Happy Hour-Available at the bar only

Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details
Happy Hour. Time to loosen the tie and melt the stress away. Half price cheese and chocolate fondues and daily drink specials are the perfect excuse to relax and unwind. Enjoy our happy hour specials from 5-7pm Monday-Friday in the bar only. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Jan 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016 on Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
We will be opening at early Saturday and Sunday of Mother's Day Weekend. We will have a four-course feature available for $35 per person in addition to the regular dinner menu
Military Mondays

Mondays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details
Our way of saying "thank you" to those that serve. Military personnel and one guest receive 20 percent off all food with a valid military ID. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Jan 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016 on Mondays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
Ladies Night-Second Tuesday of Every Month

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details
Ladies, are you looking to dip into something different? Grab your girlfriends and enjoy an evening out at The Melting Pot for a special
 four-course dinner. $27 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Fabulous drink specials are always available. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Jan 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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romantic (101)
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vibrant bar scene (5)
great for brunch (3)
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Never Disappoints

Dined 5 days ago

I took my husband to the Melting Pot to celebrate his birthday. Not only was the food delicious, as expected, but our server brought out dessert on a plate with "Happy Birthday!" spelled out in chocolate, which was nice. We have always enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful catch-up fondue!

Dined 7 days ago

Had a wonderful experience catching up with a girlfriend for dinner. We haven't been here in a very long time and the service was exceptional. As soon as we arrived, the host made sure to ask if we needed our parking validated, which made the parking $2. That was great as we probably would have forgotten upon leaving. Unfortunately, we weren't very hungry so just settled on a cheese and chocolate fondue instead of an entree, which were perfect. We had the spinach and artichoke cheese fondue, which was very good. We also had the flaming turtle chocolate fondue that was delicious! We were probably there for 4 hours, but not because of slow service, but because we had a lot to talk about while we ate our delicious food. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great service, fun evening

Dined on April 24, 2016

The service was excellent with the manager even walking around to check on dinners. The food is always delicious

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Highly recommended! Ask for Savanna.

Dined on April 24, 2016

I went to the Melting Pot in Arlington, VA with my sister. It was great from the moment we walked in. They validated our parking ticket so we only pair $2 for parking instead of $5. Our server, Savanna, was delightful. She was entertaining and had us laughing the entire time. She made perfect suggestions for our appetizers, salad and entrees. The food was delicious. Everything was fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this particular Melting Pot. We went early on a Sunday when it wasn't crowded. Ask for Savanna. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Family Experience

Dined on April 23, 2016

The Melting Pot was a great experience! It was interesting, fun and fulfilling. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Even the ambiance was low key and intimate. The high back booth seating makes for a intimate and sage way to cook your good. I'll definitely visit again!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

A nice meal

Dined on April 15, 2016

We went with my in laws after they raved about it. It was good! The cheese sauce was delicious as well as the main course. The chocolate was delicious and our server was super sweet!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

LOVE LOVE THE PLACE

Dined on April 9, 2016

what a great time had by all, we so much enjoyed just hanging out and taking our time to eat a great dinner, we will be back again because it is so relaxing and very much enjoyable place, thanks for the great customer service your employee's show their customers, be proud

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

My dining experience was wonderful! My f ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

My dining experience was wonderful! My first time at the melting pot is definitely one to remember. Food, service, & ambience was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent menu, excellent cuisine, great service.

Dined on March 27, 2016

I never had a bad experience at The Melting Pot. Love this place!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

The Melting Pot is a great place to go f ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

The Melting Pot is a great place to go for that special occasion. I think it is a bit pricey but there is plenty of food and the service is rather quick. Derick, our waiter was always there when needed.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Still like it despite the cutbacks

Dined on March 25, 2016

It was great overall. We are loyal customers. The big disappointment was that the cheesecake was no longer included with the chocolate fondue dessert. It was available at an additional price. Several years ago the salad was included and now it is available at an additional cost. It is a great restaurant and a great place. We will continue to be loyal customers. We go there frequently enough to recognized the changes in their pricing structure.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Melting Pot

Dined on March 18, 2016

We had a really nice server. We were 15 min late and I called to inform them they were very nice. When we came they asked where we parked and I'm glad they did otherwise we would've been towed. While my friend moved the car I was seated. My server came over introduced herself and for our drink orders. She was knowledgable and friendly. Our food choices were good as well, especially the yummy fiesta fondue. And the drinks were great. Overall it was a good experience. I've been to other Melting Pot establishments and this was my first time to this one but I would have to say this I enjoyed myself. Thank you to the Melting Pot staff.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

New St. Patty's Day Tradition

Dined on March 17, 2016

We chose to go to the Melting Pot for St. Patrick's Day this year because their menu looked very unique. We were not disappointed. I think it may have been one of the best menus we've tried at the Melting Pot. The entree consisted of corned beef, cedar plank salmon, shrimp, chicken, and duck and bacon sausage. We paired it with a fantastic bottle of Merlot. Our waitress was phenomenal with bringing us more sauce and dippers. We will definitely go back next year if they have a similar menu.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome Service

Dined on March 13, 2016

I honestly have nothing bad to say. Our server was amazing since we were newbies she took the time to explain everything to us and made recommendations according to what we wanted. I love the fact that our booth was semi secluded. Which was perfect for our date night. If you have some extra cash to spend I honestly suggest you give it a try.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service1
value3

I brought my daughter to the melting pot ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

I brought my daughter to the melting pot for a special mommy and daughter date. The service was horrible. Destinee was really slow. it took 20 mins to get our drinks. Then I asked for a new side plate because my daughter put raw meat on her clean plate and it took 10 mins. The server was slow and rude. It ruined are whole experience. She took so long that i asked for the check with the chocolate and she brought us togo chocolate instead. The manager saw that Destinee was struggling and didn't do much to help her or her tables. Oh and my lettuce was brown. The other food was pretty good though.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great date night

Dined on March 13, 2016

Came to the Melting Pot after a symphony concert and had a wonderful time at our late night dinner. Delicious food, wonderful service, and a quiet, romantic atmosphere.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great family birthday meal

Dined on March 12, 2016

This was the perfect dining experience to celebrate a teenager's birthday! Fun, family time for all!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service5
value2

It was okay, wish we knew to...

Dined on March 12, 2016

First, we did not realize that there would be 1 pot per table. There were 2 in our party, one with a seafood allergy. We did not know we had to request a 2-pot table. The server said they give the 2-pot tables to large groups and people with allergies but because we didn't make the request we couldn't switch. So we were limited to what we could order. The table seats were so low the table top came to below chin, we couldn't see into the pot. We both got the same 4-course meal, Pacific Rim, but we had to substitute the shrimp (had to, only 1 pot). The cheese course was yummy after our server willingly added additional cheese to make it less soupy. Though towards the end of the cheese course, it started burning. The entree course was okay. I enjoyed the meat, it was very tender. But my dinner partner thought the steak tasted funny. The dessert course was okay, wish there was more fruit to dip. The server was wonderful but the food was an okay experience. The best part of the dinner was the very inexpensive $2.00 parking after validation.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome date night with my wife.

Dined on March 12, 2016

The whole experience was great, food, service, and price.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience4
service4

We had a very good time there. We would ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

We had a very good time there. We would highly recommend that place to our friends. The only thing that is disappointing about Melting Pot is that staff tried to forget about our complementary strawberries.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Love this place

Dined on March 1, 2016

It would have been 5 star all around but the $29 pp special kept the staff too busy. Service was subpar and I have been here over a dozen times.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Melting Pot was Excellent

Dined on March 1, 2016

I took my fiance to Melting Pot in Arlington to celebrate our engagement and it did not disappoint. The food, service staff and everything was outstanding. Keep in mind though that if you do go, it is an experience. It can take well over 3 hours to eat a 4-course meal. We will be definitely going back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

I love fondue and the artichoke cheese d ...

Dined on February 29, 2016

I love fondue and the artichoke cheese dish.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Send us your fondue kits!

Dined on February 29, 2016

Really good four course dinner. The house salad with the tangy vinegarette dressing is wonderful. Just a fun place to have dinner, with the cheese dip and then cooking your shrimp and meat. Food and fun. Not since I was a kid and played with my food have I had such fun!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great Date night spot

Dined on February 29, 2016

The Melting Pot in Arlington is always wonderful. Great service, great food, and always a great experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

An amazing night!

Dined on February 28, 2016

For the first time visiting the restaurant with my husband I have to say it was amazing! The food, the ambience and the waitress she was outstanding. My husband and I were celebration our wedding anny and she definitely went out of her way to make it the best experience ever. Definitely a place I have been talking about and recommending with my friends!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service5

We had a very nice birthday dinner for m ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

We had a very nice birthday dinner for my husband here. The restaurant is somewhat old but they're keeping the lights low so you can't really see much. The service was exceptional. The server found out that we are originally from Russia so when he brought a plate with a candle there was happy birthday written in chocolate and in Russian!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great date night!

Dined on February 22, 2016

Jeremy was our waiter. He made us laugh and gave us the best service.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service5
value1

Not Worth The Money :(

Dined on February 20, 2016

I'm gonna cut right to the chase: you are not paying for amazing, exquisite foods when you go to the Melting Pot, you're paying for the novelty. Everything is SO expensive, and at the end of the day you are the one doing the work--not that it isn't fun, but it isn't $100+ for more than 1 person fun. I would say go once to have the experience and feel fancy, but at the end of the day the food was not amazing and definitely not worth the price. Save your money and go to a fancy French restaurant or something like that.

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Superior Service

Dined on February 20, 2016

Our service made the evening very special. The food was very good - we especially enjoyed the dark chocolate fondue. Our waiter was first class! He visited our table often enough to find out if we were enjoying out dinner and dessert. He was the best. Thank you for such lovely evening.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Fun with Fondue

Dined on February 19, 2016

The four of us had fun and ordered both the cheese and chocolate fondues, not sure any of us could possibly eaten an entree as well, but the various fondues were fun and yummy. Wine list and service were competent. Table was super dark - I guess to be romantic? Needed our phone/flashlights to read the menu - seriously overdoing the low light thing. Although guess it's a bonus if you hate looking at your date.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Valentine's Day Delight

Dined on February 14, 2016

Dined in at the Melting Pot for Valentine's Day. We had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time, which we were not pleased with, but as soon as we were sat our mood towards the place changed instantly. Our server was very warm and welcoming and got us started right away with our first course. She was very informative on the wines and offered us more food with all three courses of fondue. We enjoyed delicious lobster, steak, chicken, and shrimp, but the highlight of all three courses was most definitely the dark chocolate burbon pecan fondue. Service was outstanding, food was delicious, and the romantic setting was on point for the occasion. We will definitely be making another trip back to the Melting Pot.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

FABULOUS FONDUE DINING IN ARLINGTON!

Dined on February 14, 2016

we were celebrating Valentines'Day and were very pleased to have a very attentative waitress, Elizabeth! She was very good and helped us navigate how to order from the menu, as it had been many years since we had visited, and now, we realize that we definitely should not have stayed away for so long!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesomeness

Dined on February 13, 2016

I made reservations for Valentine's Day with my wife. My experience surpassed my expectation. The food was excellent and the service was great. I got the ultimate valentine deal where the table was decorated with rose petals, roses and balloons, champagne,and a picture. My wife and I had great time and cant wait to come back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Valentines Date

Dined on February 13, 2016

Dining at The Melting Pot was perfect. From the service, to the atmosphere, to the food everything was spectacular. The pre defined menu for the night was plentiful, while touching every aspect of the menu for a reasonable price. I look forward to the next time I have the opportunity to eat here again. No complaints!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service2

Service was terrible in terms of trying ...

Dined on February 9, 2016

Service was terrible in terms of trying to place a drink order and receive it in a timely manner

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food and service!

Dined on February 8, 2016

The food was great and they had a lot of variety. I was there with my sister and 3 year old nephew. It was his first visit. He really enjoyed the cheese and chocolate fondue. My sister and I had the fondue delight and it was delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Very Enjoyable Dinner

Dined on February 7, 2016

I took my daughter and 2 of her friends here to celebrate her birthday. Her friends had never been to a melting pot, which made it a lot of fun. Everybody really enjoyed it. Savannah was our waitress and she was outstanding.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Love the Ambiance

Dined on February 7, 2016

This is a place to take someone very special. Very good date night restaurant.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5

One of the best deals I found during res ...

Dined on February 2, 2016

One of the best deals I found during restaurant week- a full four course fondue dinner that was delicious and very filling. I especially enjoyed how they let you customize our experience even though it was a prix fixe menu.

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