The Melting Pot - Darien

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Fondue
Fairfield County's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment" says the NY Times. The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our private, elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Remember to leave room for our prize-winning chocolate fondue.



We are THE venue for Bridal and Baby Showers, Bachelorette Parties, birthdays or any occasion that has to be fun and different.



Fondue is fun and nobody does it better than The Melting Pot in Darien.



Winner "Award of Excellence" Wine Spectator magazine.



Zagat Rated "Excellent".



- Accredited by the American Vegetarian Association 2004 - 2011.


* For parties of 7 or more please call the restaurant.
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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love coming here. Our family makes it a tradition once a quarter. We love the Darien location. We’ve not been happy with our server. Second time we’ve had him and both times we felt rushed - hurry to take our order and then gives us the bill before we even begin desert! When we ask questions we get very dumbfounded look. We did complain and ask we do not get him again! Still recommend the location and restaurant!

BT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion. The food and drinks was great!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was wonderful

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, service was excellent and fondue was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!!!!

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been to the Melting Pot many times, but I was a little disappointed by the Valentine's Day special. We usually split a single order since they have significant portions. However for the special, we each had to order our own which ended up being $189, quite pricy! In addition there was a very limited menu compared to what we usually choose from, a nightmare for a vegetarian picky eater like myself. Otherwise it was a great experience as always, the servers were all very friendly and the restaurant was very quiet. We will be back, just not for Valentine's Day.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day was amazing me and my girlfriend loved it, it was very intimate and the service was incredible!

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 9pm, when we got there they said 9:15. Did not get seated until 9:20. Whats the point of making reservations for.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and a great meal!
The staff really made us feel special!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Brendan the waiter was awesome. Our hot plate didn’t get hot enough which is tricky when cooking shrimp and chicken. And the lights in the bathroom were completely covered in dust which doesn’t breed confidence.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host, Amen, was great and very fun to have! The drinks were great as well as the food. I am never disappointed when I come here. The Melting Pot - Darien has always been a family/friend favorite for years and they haven't disappointed us yet. Thank you again!

GS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great belated anniversary dinner with my wife at the Melting Potin Darien.
The wait staff was great and the fondue was really delicious.

All in all a great date night

TC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's a fun cold winter night with the family. The table in the back room wasn't great, but we made the reservation late. Ask for a booth in the main room.

f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is the best!

W
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A fun night out, but very very expensive for a ‘theme’ meal.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special New Years date night! We always love melting pot ! The wine flights are amazing !!!

CM
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Plentiful options accompanied by generous portions and strong service make the Melting Pot an excellent value! Careful not to over order. The quantity of food is more than you might assume!

MS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great end to 2019! Really enjoyed our dinner!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

We went because we received a gift card for Christmas. We didn’t know all of the entree selections were to be boiled at the table. The food didn’t taste seasoned and by the time it was removed from the boiling chicken broth it was both odd and unappetizing. The service was great, but the price was a bit outrageous for the small pieces of food you’re served. The dessert portion was delightful and I would recommend the bananas foster to anyone going. I’m not unhappy I went, but I would be really upset if I had to pay for it without the gift card.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Fun atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

YM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual family dinner on Christmas Eve.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brandon was superb. The food was delicious. Great way to spend xmas eve

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot always has good service. We have all been very happy with the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for my wife’s birthday. We were greeted by multiple servers who wished her a happy birthday. My wife was overly excited and happy with the overall outcome. I appreciate the workers who delivered that A+ service.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at the Darien Melting Pot!

MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Every time I go, I ask myself why I bother. I’ve never had a server here who didn’t have a terrible attitude.

You will always wait for a table, even if you have reservations and there are plenty of empty tables throughout the restaurant.

The portions have gotten smaller and the prices have gotten higher, and you can expect your hair and clothes to stink when you leave.

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nick was excellent! Food is always good

The Melting Pot - Darien
Responded on 17 November 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your server. Make sure to request him on your next visit : )

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very fun experience! Ordering the 4 course option is A LOT of food. Definitely worth it.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambient was perfect for a date night. Tables were very private, service and food were phenomenal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn’t our first visit to The Melting Pot. It is consistently great! We drive over a half hour to get there and it’s worth it!💞

The Melting Pot - Darien
Responded on 17 November 2019

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your returning visit. Hope to see you again soon!

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SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great option for a special occasion.

OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Had 2 pieces of inedible chicken and we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time.

PW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was the 1st time I have been to a Melting Pot and it was just okay. I am glad I checked it off the list. Only ding to teh ambiance was every piece of flatware was bent including the spoons.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Their menu is a little confusing for the first time being there and the waiter was horrible at explaining anything. Ended up charging us DOUBLE for what we got because we added one thing but it- well whatever. Just be careful and concise when ordering. And the staff is very friendly our waiter was just a d*ck. And this part is my fault but I thought we'd get to dip our entire meal into cheese not just a small plate of crap bread and cold carrots and broccoli. That part was a huge let down. And the dessert was good. All in all it was meh. But we won't be going back there.

SC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Family friendly. One of our favorites.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there for our 10th anniversary. The Melting pot staff were great, very attentive. They also gave us complimentary champagne and cheesecake with happy anniversary written on the plate. Several of the. Rad came by to wish us a happy anniversary. The food was great, and it gave us an opportunity to try some foods/styles that we don’t have regularly

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great and everyone was very friendly. There was even a magician who was quite good and came around to each of the tables. Our service was great initially however drastically changed at the entree course where we sat around for at least a half hour/forty five mins waiting for dessert. Overall, great experience.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered a balloon with picture frame. They were supposed to take a picture for the frame but their camera wasnt working. Other than thar was great

AF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating at the melting pot and my husband and I had a great time! The service was great! The food was great! We will be returning customers for sure!

The Melting Pot - Darien
Responded on 12 September 2019

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us!

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