The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

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Fondue
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.
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Denver
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great as well as our server! The ambiance could be better since the music was pop & too loud for nice, long dinner. Also, the restaurant was freezing cold!

A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 6th anniversary at the restaurant, and the entire staff was amazing. Our waitress made incredible recommendations, and we had an amazing time.

CP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious experience, my girl and I absolutely enjoyed each course, the wine was top notch, the ambience was perfect, dimmer lighting and intimate, private booth. Perfect date night! We will definitely be back!

Z
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Sara was so friendly and nice, she had us laughing and made our dinner very enjoyable. Chris the manager was also very helpful and nice. The environment is just so welcoming, the food is delicious and the service is wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

We attended The Melting Pot for my son 18th birthday. I paid for the ballon package in which I thought the balloons were going to be the ones they had on the website but wasn’t which was disappointing. Our waiter was always in a rush when we tired to order, in which we did state to her this our first time here. She could had been alittle more considered and patient with us. I don’t know if I would return to this location if so I wouldn’t want her to be my waiter I don’t forget faces. And for this to be my son 18th birthday celebration a very special day he wasn’t all that pleased

j
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a fun experience

The Melting Pot experience is always enjoyable if you are in the mood for an interactive and somewhat chaotic evening. The cuts of meat are good and the food is always tasty - if somewhat overpriced. Some of the serving logistics could be improved (it doesn't do much good to have two varieties of cheese, cooking oil or chocolate when only half the table can reach the respective pots). Also, the inside burner is inaccessible to the wait staff. Finally the skewers tend to lose the meat/shrimp/fruit, etc. especially with multiple parties trying to cook/dip. Still, all in all, it is a novel experience for a special occasion.

BJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of families with children on Friday night so would suggest another day of week if you prefer a quieter environment.

OT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joe was an excellent server, food was good, and we had a lovely evening!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous family dinner celebrating my daughter’s 11th birthday. Supper fun for the kids. Our waiter was great and the food was yummy. They also brought out a special bday dessert!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice as usual!

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G
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Not worth a $120 tab. It would have been even more if it wasn't on wine night.

DP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good value with the Groupon. Otherwise, a little expensive

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We normally love this location but this visit was not our best. The food was still excellent, but the server was very forgetful. He was nice, but had to be reminded of things quite frequently, which got a little frustrating.

GA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I loved the food and creativity however i booked a table online I especially mention it would be my wife birthday but looks like noone cares it is special occasion also the and server wasn’t helpful for someone who’s first time there
I was kinda disappointed personally and embarrassed in front my wife because I expected someone at least says happy birthday to my wife but nothing..!!

YC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It has been quite a while since we have been to Melting Pot. The dinner was very nice and the servicer was very personable.

P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Melting Pot to celebrate a birthday. The site was chosen by the birthday person. It was very festive and we enjoyed the food and service very much.
The restaurant is very dark so we were fortunate to get a seat near the street where the blinds were open.

OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and fun atmosphere.

UC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The waiter dropped and broke a glass, not that big of deal, gave us the wrong bottle of wine not that big of a deal either then dropped a full tray of dishes and glasses on my head, which broke all over the floor and they did move us to a different table but all the broken glass scared my niece so a crying child and sore head was the last nail in the coffin then a $250 bill to top off the night was ridiculous on behalf of the Melting pot, second visit there in a month and I won’t be back

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday pre-theater dinner and dessert excellence!!

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food is just ok. Not worth the money. The entree ia very small and its hard to determine if the food is cooked really. They provide very small portions of meat and shrimp. Took 4 hours for dinner!! Wayyt to long to be sitting at a table.

OT
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to The Melting Pot for a special date night. Our individual server was fantastic and personable. The remainder of the staff was ok. The service and ambience were a bit lacking for the type of dinner and price. When going to The Melting Pot in Atlanta and elsewhere, there seemed to be more personalized and deliberate effort placed into customer service. All in all, it was a decent experience and good food.

NS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation with Open Table. Left very late from my house. Encountered traffic and was nearly 1 hour late for reservation. Fortunately, the hostesses were very accommodating and there were plenty of tables available. The rest of the evening was Melting Pot fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food.👍🏻

t
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food recommendations were okay, but I went for my anniversary during restaurant week so the value to food quality was fine. Had I paid full price my expectations for service and food quality would have been much higher.

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This eating experience was everything I could ever want and more. You eat slowly, and every course is well sized. Mike was a joy as our server. So incredibly glad we tried this for restaurant week.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. All around great experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

21st Birthday!!!

LP
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

We enjoyed our time until we discovered that my daughters bracelet fell in the restaurant. We called as soon as realized it was left there.. It’s clear that one of the employees took it, but everyone says they didn’t see it.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved waitress Tamara! Great personality and fun to talk to

TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Arlington Melting Pot! We feel like we are always treated special and the food, hands down, BEST of any restaurant we go to!!!! Great service and management. We could not have had a better experience or have been more satisfied!

KO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

very unique restaurant and dining experience. xxxx

MJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Five of us had a nice time. It is all about the company and the time shared with food.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food was delicious as always. Our server, Steve, was fantastic and he even gave me a birthday surprise which was very much appreciated :-)

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great momma daughter dinner. Friendly service and fun experience. Lots of choices.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Server was incredibly slow. It took over 3 hours and we had to skip the desert course. It wasn’t busy at all. She just spent a lot of time at each table telling stories and chatting to the detriment of all other customers. When we tipped only 10%, she asked what was wrong. We told her service was too slow and she threw a fit. Actually tossed the bill on the floor and commented that she didn’t even want to clean our table now. I steered my young daughter away quickly to avoid seeing it. Food was amazing and we may return but would not accept same server.

D
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

put instructions to do flowers and picture for an extra 25$

they did none of it

and waiter visited our table a whole 2 times all night

lucky I always tip good

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Would not recommend. Food is only eatable and not worth the price you pay.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The server was amazing . This was birthday celebration and the birthday boy had never had the melting pot before. However the grill idea is horrible . It’s just unseasoned dry meat.

HJ
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid choice. Good service. Excellent food. It's a lot of fun.

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