We have been here for anniversaries and birthdays, but decided to let our 4.5 year old try it out on a special occasion. The servers were wonderful with him and we had an excellent meal as always.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great, relaxing
This was a great, relaxing dining experience. Knew that this was not a great place for kids, but we were traveling with a six year old, and my husband really wanted to eat there, since my other daughter and I had recently been in Phoenix. We fed our smaller kid at McDonalds ahead of time, and ordered the four courses, with extra plate of dessert so she could enjoy that with us. The server was great and each time she came to the table brought something to keep her busy or crackers or veggies to munch. I really would not recommend bringing small children unless they have great patience or mature taste in food. It is pricey, but great for a special occasion.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Night
My trip to the Melting Pot was truly an experience worth having. Food was amazing. I felt you could come to this restaurant an infinite number of times and never have the same combination of food. The staff was friendly; the manager inquired how everything was. A great time!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great fun night!
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we chose The Melting Pot in Charlottesville. The food was excellent! Our waitress was wonderful too. Every portion of the meal had unique flavors, all was fresh & very good! I can't say enough about the food & the fun....it was a great dining experience.
The only negative about the whole evening, was where we were seated. I had asked for a private table, some where back in a corner because it was our anniversary, but they seated us in a booth was right near the front door of the restaurant. We should have asked to be moved but we didn't. So, that was probably our fault. But other than that, it was a great night.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big price with a little but of food
I really enjoyed the melting pot. my husband , nephew and i went for fathers day. the experience was wonderful. but i wasnt expecting to pay as much as I did,I had a coupon but since I told them we had never been there and didnt know how things worked (ordering wise) they changed the way the coupon was used and gave us 20% of on the whole bill instead of the 25 per person as the coupon stated. Because its so expensive this is definately a place i would go to once a year. Anywho the food was delicious it took us 3 hours to get through everything but overall I loved it!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, excellent food. Got to restaurant a few minutes before reservation time and was able to be seated immediately. Waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. Was fathers day so their were quite a few families with children, but noise level was not more then one would expect on any night. Management ended up giving us a discount on our meal since it was father's day. Don't know if they did they did this to all patrons or just because we did not have our kids with us. Due to this though we were able to leave our server a much bigger tip then would have. We always leave 20% for great service but this time we added extra. Service was wonderful as always.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
birthday celebration @ Melting Pot
attentive and fun server
great for special occasions
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upon walking into The Melting Pot, I was very impressed with the elegant ambience. Although I had made my reservation the night before, the host was very quick to greet us, lead us to our booth, and explain the menu. The waitress was very friendly and sociable, and genuinely eager to answer any questions about the restaurant, menu, and food items.
The food portions, initially and upon first glance, seemed rather small. However, by the end of the dessert portion of our four-course meal, I was surprised to realize how full I was.
I am confident to say that this was a worthwhile dining experience, and that, although it can be quite pricey, I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
When you receive a reservation for two, don't assume that it's a romantic couple and try to put then in a cozy little nook.
A girlfriend and I went for Ladies Night, and I felt like they were assuming we were a couple because they tried to put us in a little nook that stairs led to that was dark and cozy. Yuck! We remedied the situation, but that was awkward. Later on, a mother/daughter couple came in and I noticed they put them in that spot. When we asked the host why he was putting us in that nook at first, he said, "Well, the reservation was for two so we just assumed it was for a couple." That is ridiculous! Simply ask!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dessert saved it
Our waitress did an outstanding job caring for me, my wife, and nursing infant. Three stars for food... it was less than I expected for $50 per person. The salad was spectacular; but the main course, while presented well, just didn't wow me with flavor like similarly priced restaurants have. It wasn't bad food, but not worth the amount I paid.
All that said, the dessert saved the experience for me. The turtle chocolate fondue au flambe was glorious, and unlike any dessert I've experienced before.
I will most likely return to this restaurant, but just for the dessert. I'll get my main course at a nearby burger joint first.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The experience was a lot of fun and the food and service was incredible.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food isn't the tastiest, but making it is a lot of fun and a cool experience now and then.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as Always
The Melting Pot was great as always. Service was attentive. The food was delicious. The new menu is a great change so you can order more to what you and your table want.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for girl's night or celebrating pretty much anything. Love the new menu, just wish our waitress didn't talk so fast!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleased with the food. our waitress was very helpful for it being our first time visiting the restaurant. it was my wife's birthday and she has been raving about it to all of her friends. I greatly appreciate the hospitality and dinning experience. Thanks to the waitress and the rest of the staff for making her birthday a great evening for us.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service, incredibly
Fantastic service, incredibly friendly staff, delicious food, overall best dining experience I've ever had.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as Usual
Great place to come for a special treat. The after work meltdown in the bar area is great.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at the Melting Pot
We had a nice dinner celebrating my daughter's 30th birthday. The food was very delicious, and it is also fun cooking in the fondue
pots. The adults enjoyed our dinner as well as our 8 year old granddaughter who greatly enjoyed the fondue dipping process.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our anniversary dinner. We had been to Melting Pot before in groups but not alone. It was a great choice. We had fun and the food was great.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique dining experience-excellent service-just all around enjoyable
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely, relaxed service and
Lovely, relaxed service and accomodating staff. Always, consistently enjoy my dining experience at the Charlottesville Melting Pot.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Anniversary Spot
My husband and I decided to try the Melting Pot for our wedding anniversary. I put in the text box when I made the reservation online that we were celebrating a special occasion. Throughout the whole dinning experience and every staff member we came in contact with wished us a happy anniversary. We also were seated in a private two person booth above the dinning room which made the night even more special. Thank you, Melting Pot, for a wonderful experience and anniversary. We will be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice way to change up the routine
I have been to a few different melting pot restaurants and I have never been disappointment at any location. This is a way to change up the normal dinner routine, especially if fondue is new to you. I went for the ladies night out promotion with 3 of my girlfriends and we had a ball. Cocktails were delish!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time (again) at the Melting Pot in Charlottesville. The staff is always friendly and accommodating, and the food was delicious as usual. This is one of our favorite places!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to The Melting Pot. Our server Joseph really helped make our first visit GREAT!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fun night
My wife and I have always enjoyed the Melting pot. So after we got married we wanted to take both of our parents to the Melting Pot. Non of our parents had ever been there before. We all had a great night and a lot of fun and great food. The only criticism I have is that during dinner it was getting a little hard to keep track of everything being there were only 2 pots for 6 people. But other than that we had a great night.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice for something different
If you're looking for something unique and different for a special occassion this could be it. We took our daughter as a sending off to college treat. She really enjoyed it and so did we. THE CHOOLATE FONDUE is worth the trip all by itself! It's a bit pricey in my opinion so we would not visit frequently but would definitely go back.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't go hungry!
This fondue chain provides you with plenty of food, from cheese fondue to open to the main course to the chocolate fondue for dessert. The 4-course option we chose seems to be the most popular, and there are enough choices to keep most people happy. Our server did a great job of explaining everything to us, and getting us started. It is not a cheap dinner (about $50/person), but it was an enjoyable experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a fabulous experience
I love dining at the Charlottesville Melting Pot! The wait staff is always amazing, the management is very attentive and go out of their way to make the dining experience top notch. Their wine list is one of the best in the area, and they offer some great specials year round.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time
My friends and I try to get out to the after work meltdown as a special treat every couple months. It's a great time and great value. The staff is always great and never fails to be attentive.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for the first time, it was an enjoyable experience . Great food and really Good service. Will go back again.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous server with A personality
Can't wait to come back
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Melting Pot
This entire dining experience was just that-A very interesting and delicious experience!
The food and service was very good, but definitely expensive. I would recommend this for a special occasion.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect! The wait staff as well as the management was so nice and prompt. They even surprised us with 2 glasses of champagne with dessert to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. The food was amazing and we left there very pleased and planning our next trip there!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth it!!
The Melting Pot is a great place to go for an experience in dining. It's a little pricy, but for an experience like no other, it's well worth it. You will definitely not leave hungry - it's a lot of awesome food cooked just how you want it because you do the cooking, and dipping! The cheese and chocolate choices are amazing - it's very hard to pick one. Once you try it, you will definitely want to come back. We go at least a few times a year, mainly for special occasions, but sometimes just because we have that fondue craving!!!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very great time! Waiter and manager were great! Best restaurant experience!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Melting pot is always a go-to for special occasions and the times we feel like treating ourselves. The food and service is always great.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were hesitant to take kids. It is not one for kids play but being able to cook food kept them occupied. Just all out fun occasion for once in a while experience
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we walked in, our table was ready & they even had a birthday card waiting. We had a wonderful time.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. Server was nice the whole restraunt was great.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ultimate Experience
First time impression is the lasting impression. Great place! Everything A1! Comfortable environment. Worth every dime spent! Highly recommend!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my son there for his 13th birthday. MP is his favorite rest. We had a great time. He is a vegetarian so having a nice veg plate was important.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
For my wife's birthday, I made a reservation for dinner for two. When we got there, they had prepared the special two-person table in the back that is reserved for special occasions. They even wrote out a little birthday card for her. That was a nice touch. The food was great, the service was amazing, and my wife had a great birthday dinner!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family of five had planned this special night for about a month. It had been a while since we had been at an MP, so we had to reacquaint ourselves with a new menu. After we did, it was great! Everyone got what they wanted and all left very satisfied!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
A lot of people say the Melting Pot is overpriced, but you're paying for the experience. We had a group of five and our server, Austin, was spot-on with reccomendations. The wine list is extensive and features local wines, too!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I came to Melting
My friend and I came to Melting Pot and it was our first time at the restaurant. It was very helpful that the waiter was knowledge about the menu and was able to make great recommendations. It took a lot of stress away from trying to figure out the style of the restaurant. We were able to just enjoy each others company and the environment. It was a great time!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alex, our waiter, was outstanding and made our first Melting Pot experience wonderful. The food was exceptional and all of the employees that we had contact with were great.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great night at the melting pot. Our server was fantastic, he was very friendly!! Can't wait until we get to go again. The manager is also very great.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun and unique dining experience
We celebrated my husband's birthday and we wanted to go some where different so this was the place. My adult kids loved it. Even my son who wasn't hungry just cooked his meal and took it home for the next day. In fact my son was the only one we had taken here before. At the time he was only 10 so we went one late afternoon and sat at the bar and ordered a chocolate fondue for him and he loved it! A young child who can not sit still may not be best to bring here. The only confusion was how to order off the menu but we pulled it off. They also validate parking from the Water Street Garage.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy All Over
The atmosphere was very friendly and our waiter was very cordial and came back to check on our needs just the right number of times without being a bother while we ate. We also had a nice little chat with the manager on duty. It was a very nice dining experience. We'll be back.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM