The Melting Pot - Reston

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3210 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! On Saturday, June 13, we are dipping again together with conversation and laughter. WE are highly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment with the highest of standards for our guests and team members. Therefore, our doors will reopen with 50% capacity in accordance with Governor Northam with reduced dine in hours. Reservations highly reccommended.

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  • Thursdate Dinner for Two Special

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     $44.95 per person
    Starting Jul 24, 2020 · Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    We're turning up the heat on Date Night! The Thursdate™ special four-course menu starts with your choice if cheese fondue, followed by a fresh salad course, your entree includes filet mignon, salmon, teriyaki sirloin, and more. Your meal finishes with our new sparkling chocolate fondue! Rose petals and candles will be waiting at your table. Handcrafted drinks or a bottle of JNSQ Rose can be added to your meal.
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Brooklyn2eat
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress, was awesome! She listened to our crazy animal stories and took her time explaining the menu. We told her about how it was one guests birthday, another’s anniversary and she went out her way to make us feel special. Really appreciated the kindness from her.

It was clean, safely spaced and everyone wore masks when not at their table.

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BudA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Our server, Emily, was the best. She was very attentive and took very good care of us. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than I remembered!

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MIchaelM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You were open for business and it was good to enjoy a meal away from home again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! fabulous service! Cory and and Jose provided us with a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always

JC
JoseC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was super nice and the server was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Cameron was an excellent server. Took amazing care of us. The food was delicious and the precautions they are taking to keep everyone safe made us feel super comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was there for my anniversary and the ballon they gave us barely had air in it. The service was horrible. It took them over 20 minutes to have someone to greet us. The food wasn’t that great either. Just a horrible experience for my first time there.

The Melting Pot - Reston
Responded on 10 July 2020

We're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't the best. Would you be willing to contact us at 703-435-1277? We'd love to make things right!

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LeslieJ
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant experience since COVID-19 and they knocked it out of the park. The restaurant was very clean and tidy. They sat every other table. The fondue experience was as fabulous as ever. Our waiter, Oscar, did a fantastic job taking care of us.

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vipGroupie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate Father’s Day!

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RachelK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner to celebrate Father's Day. Food was fresh and delicious. Service impeccable!

MP
MichelleP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No compromise in service or quality despite the constraints of dining under COVID-19 rules. Had a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Good for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was very different than it was in the past, before covid. It was very quiet. Our server, Oscar, was very helpful, polite, and kept our drinks full. He was able to answer the questions we had about the food and he even took the time to chat with us a bit. The food was as delicious as it always is. Overall I would highly recommend the Melting Pot to anyone who asks. It is a bit pricey, so it’s certainly not an every day kind of place, but for special occasions it is well worth it.

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MarkW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was excellent - love the Bigger Night Out for two

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back eating at the melting pot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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Sarah
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Loved getting out again! Great, clean and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, thank you!

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Maria
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place and it’s choices in cheese and chocolate fondue!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The meal took over three hours ..it took about 20 minutes to get water...don’t know if they have enough staff..it shouldn’t take that long

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My sons birthday. Our waiter was great with accommodating my gluten sensitivity allergies and other than them forgetting to get us the right type of steak which they fixed immediately it was fantastic. Management and staff was on point.

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vipDawneH
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We've been there before for a gluten free experience, but last night proved they need to retrain their staff. We went to celebrate my daughters birthday. She has celiac disease so has to follow a strict gf diet. We ordered the cheddar fondue telling the waiter to be sure it was gf beer due to allergy in the fondue which he remembered, but then he brought a small bowl of gf bread, and all gluten bread on the same plate as all the other dippers. So everything was cross contaminated as would the cheese be if we dipped gluten in it. Apologies made, he brings new gf tray. Fast forward to dessert and we remind him of allergy. He brings a cute plate for her with happy birthday on it and lets us know the candles are in gf brownies. Great. So i ask what is sprinkled on the chocolate letters.....he responds oreos and graham crackers. Ugh! Overall he wasn't a great server, slow, not very attentive then add this in made for a stressful, expensive meal. Please train your staff!

The Melting Pot - Reston
Responded on 13 March 2020

Hi Dawne, we would like to apologize for this experience with us. Would you be willing to provide us your preferred contact info so that we may speak a little more and make things right?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJason
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We've had this server before and he's regularly slow. It was very busy that night, but, having had him before, I can't blame it solely on the volume of business the restaurant was doing. It was fine, but it wasn't great. The longest wait was when he took our chocolate order. 20 minutes later he finally came back, to take the chocolate order again because he'd forgotten what it was in the meantime.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, just a bit slow. Took over two hours to get through the courses.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

IT WAS AMAZING

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KimC
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and his girlfriend enjoyed the Melting Pot experience very much! They went for the 4 course classic meal with the bourbon bacon cheddar (which they loved) and s'mores for dessert.

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vipRuth
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent waitress!! She was very attentive and did a fantastic job of putting us at ease. The food was top notch - definitely my go to spot when the fondue craving hits.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Went here for date night with my boyfriend. Food was good, but not worth the $90 bill. The service was excellent though. Wouldn’t mind coming back in the future.

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WendyR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great experience, but save 3 hours! Good food, friendly waitress, but they move very very very very slowly there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and we had fun. Our server Lorenzo was great and friendly. We enjoyed it so much.

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TaylorL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter knocked over a glass of water at our table so we had to move to a different one. When he was making the cheese and broth he sloshed it all over the burner at the table. He brought us one too many dessert trays of which he over charged us for. The food was mediocre and not worth the price. Overall, I would not recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentine’s Day here was a complete bust. The server left us sitting with the broth hot pot boiling for 20 minutes without food to put in it. It was like sitting in a broth steam room. When they finally brought food, they immediately threw in onions, which I am allergic to. The server never spoke to us long enough for us to tell him about any food allergies. It was a nightmare. We paid in full and left before the food we paid for was delivered because it was such a nightmare. It was definitely a date we will never forget.

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RestonReviewer
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their biggest day of the year is Valentines Day. Luckily, I made reservations about three weeks in advance. Everything was great, except a little rushed ‘cause it was such a special day. We’ll do it again next year regardless. Highly recommended.

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TammyF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We don't eat at Melting Pot often, we kind of keep it as a special occasion kind on thing. We have been to both the Arlington and the Reston locations and have always had a lovely time. I am sorry to say that was not the case this time. It was the hubby's birthday so I made the reservations for us to have a nice relaxing romantic dinner. I indicated on the reservation that this was for a birthday. Our server A.J. was a total bust. He would disappear for extended periods of time. The waitress at the next table ended up removing used dishes from our table because when he did come by with stuff for other tables it did not occur to him to bus our table on his way back out of the alcove. He forgot to turn up the heat on both the cheese and the chocolate courses so that the contents would melt for smoother dipping. The Manager came by on his regular rounds doing the standard check in with all tables on the floor and found us captives at the table waiting for our server to come back with the bill. Nothing was EVER mentioned about the birthday and we were (okay really just me ) so frustrated by what was a lackluster waiter that we just took off after we finally got the bill paid. We have come to expect exceptional service from this establishment and were very sadly disappointed this time.

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Paisana
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Aside from the busboy, service was awful - water glasses never got filled. I had to ask the manager to do that. Server that delivered our pots was so rude. Our main server seemed annoyed the whole time. The reception area was fine and staff polite.

Too much was poured in one of the cheeses and temperature setting did not allow for it to cook off - awful. The food is extremely overpriced! Ingredients were not fresh. We dropped $200. with 3 out of 4 of us drinking water.

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The Melting Pot - Reston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 435-1277.

The Melting Pot - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 3210 OpenTable diners.

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