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
102 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)romantic (75)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (30)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
  • Wait time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had reservations for 7:30 we got there at 7:15 we didn't get sat until almost 8:00 pm. Then it took a while for the waitress to come to our table. Once we ordered things started flowing better, but it was not ok for us to wait 45 mins and we had reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Birthday
    Nerak1818
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I took my best girlfriend for her 40th birthday. I paid extra to have balloons, strawberries and a digital photo taken. However, I was so busy enjoying the meal, that I forgot about the photo. I had assumed the staff would have remembered and was supposed to take the photo. Kinda of annoyed that I paid for something that I didn't get. That said, Isaac was a great server and the food was delicious. We ordered the flaming turtle for dessert, which was good. Hoever, the dark chocolate oreo I had last time was better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    AmyH
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I heard about this place from a friend on Facebook. I looked it up online and it seemed really interesting. My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary and it was awesome! The food was really good but the dessert was by far the highlight of the night! It's kind of expensive, but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You should give the diners
    Chantel
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    You should give the diners who have the living social coupon an opportunity to choose their entree for diet restrictions. However, the coupon was fixated for certain choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dining Experience!
    jspang91
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I had an awesome time here. Great service, great food, and great overall experience. Good for dates or groups of friends, but because of price and the hot tabletops, I wouldn't recommend it for kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Melting Pot is a great
    carmel
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The Melting Pot is a great restaurant. The food is good, the service outstanding. Nice for an intimate meal or a great place to share a food with friends. The food selection is broad enough to meet most diners' needs. You never feel rushed or like you are an inconvenience. My favorite restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    LisainMD
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    This is a fun-interactive dining experience. The whole evening is spent talking and "cooking" with your family/friends. Great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow N dusty
    Frenchy6886
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We arrived for our 7pm reservation. And we greeted by a nice hostess. The food was good. The service was slow.. We asked for more sauce and when the waitress that helping out our waiter brought it she just slid it across the table. We had Six people so there was a lot of plates to be cleared.but no-one helped our waiter. There were several waiters goofing off near the bar. Towards the end on the night.we waited nearly 20mins for the chocolate to come out and when it did we had to wait some more for it to melt. Which we didnt want to do as it was 10pm at that point.the strawberries looked a bit tired. And there was heavy dust on the lights above our table right where the pots are sitting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    TomFondue
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The Melting Pot is great for a special occasion. Today was my son's 20th birthday. He really enjoyed the food and we all had a great time. I'd highly recommend this restaurant - good service, great food, fun environment, attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    Mdrob242
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It was my first time and it was great! Only wish they had more food. Im a pretty big guy that can eat so I was still hungry. Other than that... I would give it two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.