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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), 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
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.
Wonderful catch-up fondue!
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.
Great service, fun evening
The service was excellent with the manager even walking around to check on dinners. The food is always delicious
Highly recommended! Ask for Savanna.
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.
Great Family Experience
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!
A nice meal
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!
LOVE LOVE THE PLACE
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
My dining experience was wonderful! My f ...
My dining experience was wonderful! My first time at the melting pot is definitely one to remember. Food, service, & ambience was excellent.
Excellent menu, excellent cuisine, great service.
I never had a bad experience at The Melting Pot. Love this place!
The Melting Pot is a great place to go f ...
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.
Still like it despite the cutbacks
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.
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.
New St. Patty's Day Tradition
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.
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.
I brought my daughter to the melting pot ...
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.
Great date night
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.
Great family birthday meal
This was the perfect dining experience to celebrate a teenager's birthday! Fun, family time for all!
It was okay, wish we knew to...
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.
Awesome date night with my wife.
The whole experience was great, food, service, and price.
We had a very good time there. We would ...
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.
Love this place
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.
Melting Pot was Excellent
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!
I love fondue and the artichoke cheese d ...
I love fondue and the artichoke cheese dish.
Send us your fondue kits!
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!
Great Date night spot
The Melting Pot in Arlington is always wonderful. Great service, great food, and always a great experience.
An amazing night!
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!
We had a very nice birthday dinner for m ...
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!
Great date night!
Jeremy was our waiter. He made us laugh and gave us the best service.
Not Worth The Money :(
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.
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.
Fun with Fondue
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.
Valentine's Day Delight
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.
FABULOUS FONDUE DINING IN ARLINGTON!
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!
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.
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!
Service was terrible in terms of trying ...
Service was terrible in terms of trying to place a drink order and receive it in a timely manner
Excellent food and service!
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!
Very Enjoyable Dinner
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.
Love the Ambiance
This is a place to take someone very special. Very good date night restaurant.
One of the best deals I found during res ...
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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