The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg
The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/gaithersburg/specials
  • Phone: 3015193638
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: 4 course wine dinners with wine representatives from all over the world. Enjoy 4 courses of fondue paired with exquisite wines from selected vinyards around the globe. Second Tuesday of every month is Ladies Night. $30 per person for all 4 courses.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shady Grove Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)romantic (79)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • The Melting Pot review
    meltingpotfanatic
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been to the Melting Pot before, but this time it was not my family, it was with three friends, two of which had never been there before. I was trying to impress them so they would invite me to parties at The Melting Pot (:-)) and they were definitely impressed. There was something for everyone. The one who just got braces and could barely eat, the vegetarian, the picky eater...it was definitely a good experience. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the process to us, and it made choosing 2 things out of so many good foods a little easier. Overall, I really loved my experience at the melting and will most definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My kids love it
    Cork58
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    They always ask to go here on special occasions. What kid doesn't love warm gooey cheese and liquid hot chocolate!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME!
    luvchoc
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was my 5th time coming here. Different occassions, but no matter the occassion wether is taking my sweetie on our anniversary or taking my sister for her birthday, the experience always great!!! The staff awesome....but I do have to give props to our waiter this most recent time...GREAT!!!!! Everyone should experience this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a fun evening here
    twoTined
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service here is impeccable. Our waiter Isaac was friendly but not overly intrusive. He always came around at the right moments to make sure we had everything we needed. The food is good though it feels like they keep tweaking their menu pricing structure. I would recommend people not go beyond the complimentary bouillon broth--nobody at the table could taste the difference between that and the added $$$ mojo (though the mojo did smell amazing coming to the table). One minor criticism I had was the music. At times it sounded like the background music for an adult film, which was amusing but annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long meal
    KimB
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    It has been several years since I have been to The Melting Pot. Our server, Megan, was friendly, patient and very knowledgeable of the menu. The dining experience was a lot longer than I remember. I didn't mind because I had great company, but it is not a place for a quick meal. I am 6 months pregnant and the booths were extremely uncomfortable. I had to switch between the booth and chair throughout the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very expensive but enjoyable
    BDEinMD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We first noticed that after being seated, that we were unable to read our menus with the table lighting. Several of us had to use the lights on our phones. Our server was polite, prompt and personable at the beginning, but near the end of the meal her presence trailed off, especially as we requested our table cleared so we could give presents to the birthday girls (and film it). The menu is quite a bit different and they were explained well enough. The food was very good! The table size was a bit cramped for 6 people trying to eat fondue. The real shock came when we got the bill. With 2 adults (3 drinks apiece) and 1 teenager, the total was $225 before tip. It was a great one-time experience, but was way too expensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken
    chicken
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I was disappointed with the chicken. The chicken had too much seasoning and I couldn't eat them after cooking two pieces.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out!
    Cabmum
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We attended the Teacher Appreciation night out and it was so much fun and they provided a great four course menu along with two specialty cocktails! We were probably the loudest ones in there but we had fun! They also do ladies nights out, so I will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too much food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We chose the 4 course dinner. There was absolutely way too much meat on the orders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diva Birthday Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Took 7 9 year-old girls for my daughter's birthday celebration. All the staff were helpful, patient, and delightful. The girls were in heaven!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simply amazing
    stephsr
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent service and friendly stuff. Great food. Very accommodating and you never had to look for your server. You felt pampered and the Manager stops by to ensure you were satisfied with the service. If it's a special occasion they help you celebrate it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, great food
    davelena
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our second time at a Melting Pot restaurant. The first was Mother's Day in Atlantic City two years ago.Very pleasurable experience both times. The wait staff are friendly, courteous, and very attentive
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    jello2111
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited the Melting Pot in Gaithersburg as a Mother's Day special and it was wonderful! This was our family's first time eating at a Melting Pot and we are definitely fans. I can't wait to go back. Even though the restaurant was very busy for Mother's Day, the server did a superb job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great place to celebrate
    camygramy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Melting Pot has become a tradition for special occasions especially Mother's Day and Anniversaries. The service, food and atmosphere is consistently excellent. We look forward to our dining out experience whenever we dine there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance and service
    meltingpotfan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant has wonderful ambiance, much like most Melting Pots'. The service was impeccable and food was great as usual. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, lots of fun!
    luvinfondue
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went there for my sisters bday. We ordered the balloon package which was beautiful and waiting for us at the table! what a great surprise gift for her because it came with a gift card and chocolate strawberries! the food was amazing! Our waiter Nick kept up with our large group, took our picture for us and joined in with our jokes! i cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Nice and Fun experience. The cheese fondue and desert is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mothers Day
    Family
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Was looking forward to Banana Foster fondue, they no longer have.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good
    disappointed4round2
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were @ Melting Pot in the Fall, 2013 for my wife's birthday. Had a great time. This round, like watching a movie you loved for the second time, was not as good. The salad was not good --- they seemed to be skimping on the volume compared to last time and the variety of ingredients was wanting. The service/ambience was great, but the food just came up wanting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    eat2live
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    food was fantastic and service was excellent ask for the server bryan when you get there he was awesome
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice change
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I love this place! It's nice to have a change and this is it. Great food and service,too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first experience
    tryingnewthings
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took my husband for his birthday, and we both enjoyed everything About the melting pot. The food was awesome and our waitress Naomi was very sweet and on point. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night Spot
    Karens247
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Melting Pot in Gaithersburg, Maryland. We enjoyed our evening so much! Things were perfect from the time we walked through the door until the time we left. Great service, food and drinks! This place is great for a date night since you have to cook the food at the table, and that requires interaction between those at the table. The ambiance is nice and we loved the balloon/strawberry/photo package. I strongly recommend The Melting Pot!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Time is a Charm
    DelightedDiner
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This is the third time we have visited this place, and all three times we have been completely satisfied by everything. The food and options were great, the beer and wine list had many options, and the service was tremendous.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melting Pot- Poor Service
    AmysExperience
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Hosted a birthday party for my sixteen year old son. The service was great in the beginning; however, once the food was delivered our server was no where to be found. Given this dinner cost over $400. and was a special occasion I would think a server would come to check to see if we needed refills or extra vegetables...especially since we were only give two small bowls of vegetables for six people. I would also think that since the birthday package included a photo that they would remember to take the photo. I spent the last half of our party trying to track down our waiter to refill our drinks, order dessert, request our bill and take a photo of the birthday boy and his friends. Our waiter was clearly given too many tables...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • better romantic booths
    platano005
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The romantic booths can have individual speakers with romatic music. maybe an option to connect your own phone or ipod
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu Showing
    Whodey985
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Fantastic food especially when paired with a coupon you get a great selection for the meals. They recently revamped the menu and added some new cheese dishes and chocolate dishes to try out.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!!!
    OurRomanticSpot
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This was our second visit & it was just as amazing as the first! Cliff was our server & he is absolutely fantastic! GREAT guy!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    danderson1964
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Always have a great time at the Melting Pot!! Been there many times and have never had any issues or problems.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice!
    USBrit1
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great server, quick service a little on the pricey side, but good to do for romantic evening or maybe girls night out. Good restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    18thBirthday
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food... Experience.. recommendations from the waiter... every thing was great!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Right to the point...the food was just ok. The service was great, and the chocolate fondue was awesome. The quality of food was just ok. Not bad but ok. Go for the experience! But ask for Brian the waiter. He was just fantastic! The manager came by twice to insure a good dining experience. This is more restaurant preference of food suppliers not service. The restaurant seemed very clean, dark though. Could have used some background music as I listened to my loud dining neighbor's conversation by force and not be choice. Minor detail. Just go and have some fun.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't have my reservation
    cey913
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I set up my reservation for a Thursday night through Open Table (and received a conformation email) on Wednesday morning. When I called Thursday morning to alter my reservation, the hostess said that they did not have me in the books. I told her that I booked through Open Table, and received a confirmation email. Once I told her this, she said "well I guess we can squeeze you in tonight." When we got to the restaurant the service was wonderful, but the hostess on the phone was not.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, As Always
    BEAMSS
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    You really cant go wrong with the Melting Pot, especially with a fantastic Living Social Deal. The food was excellent, and our server Lauren, could not have been nicer. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    jtgoskins
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I have been to the melting pot numerous times and it is always excellent. From the first course to the dessert course. My wife and I have decided to make it a point to go more often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't go here very often.
    KitR
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I don't go here very often. It's a special treat restaurant for times when family or friends are visiting. But whomever I bring, we always have a wonderful time. The fondues are fun and they give the whole group gathered around the table a pleasant communal atmosphere. I have never been disappointed by the cheese or chocolate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    EmilyandBrian
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We dine at the Melting Pot once every 1-2 months. Typically for a special occasion, or I will go for a night out with the girls. The food and service are always fabulous. The Melting Pot never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Staff
    SuperFoodLover
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was terrific and the staff was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My girlfriends and I love
    Beccalips
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My girlfriends and I love getting together here - great food and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Bit of Everything!
    Gypsy
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I really enjoy going to restaurants where they do all the prep work and you 'customize' your plate. We had a voucher for the 4 - course experience and didn't know what to expect. Brian, our server, was exceptionally personable, patient, and knowledgeable.All of the food was of a very good quality and presentation was attractive. It was fun to try different combinations of proteins (shrimp, teriyaki beef, herbed chicken, and unseasoned beef) with the 6 different sauces provided. The app course with cheese fondue ( really tasty combo of cheeses) was good with fruits and veggies but would have been fine with just bread cubes. Nice, balanced, tasty salad and way too good morsels for dipping in chocolate for dessert. MMMM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate