The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
Melting Pot in Arlington is great!My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant for our anniversary, and it was definitely a great choice. It was a romantic setting and we both had a lot of fun.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting PotWonderful place. The service was fantastic, all of the employees were friendly, funny, and extremely helpful. Not to mention, the food was outstanding and presented in a brilliant fashion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the placeIt is a great place for friends & family to get together. You spend along time at he restaurant so I would not recommend it for little children especially since the burners are at the table and are very hot.
It is great because you can have an assortment of different foods. It is interactive and fun.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceOur server was knowledgable and very kind. Definitely recommend the 4 course option if it is your first time going.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic timesI've been here before and was ecstatic when Living Social had a deal. My boyfriend and I decided to wait for our 2 year anniversary to redeem the deal. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing and was very helpful in picking out a wine for the night. The food was good (as usual) and came at a good pace so we didn't feel like we had to rush. Overall, great place for a romantic dinner, we certainly will be coming back with our without a deal.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but....The Melting Pot was great- they gave us a secluded booth and great service. Unfortunately, halfway through, a group of middle-schoolers came in for a birthday party and were loud and obnoxious which ruined the whole thing. I wish I could say this was the only time this happened but a couple of years ago on Valentine's day- a group was having a 6-year-old's birthday party......6 years old! On the most romantic day of the year.....screaming and crying..........it makes us think twice about going to The Melting Pot.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time toThis was my first time to the melting pot the whole experince was EXECELLENT and the server he made my visit there even better a great service!!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is wonderful.. AllowThe food is wonderful.. Allow at least 2 hours to cook and eat. Can be pricey...not a weekly dining out event. BUT....so worth the experience. We'll be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThursday Night Perfect for a DateThursday Night is date night. There were 4 courses, all delicious. Lots of options. And the meal came with a bottle of wine and a champagne toast with dessert. We were placed in a quiet, mood-lit corner, so the environment was private enough for a date atmosphere. And our server was great! He was attentive and offered some great food suggestions. A+ Experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe Melting Pot is always a great experience. The food is top notch and the service is always wonderful5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fairytale Fondue eventThe Fairytale Fondue event was a great hit with my 4 year old daughter and 6 yr old niece! I also enjoyed the fondue experience, it was my 2nd time there and I'd forgotten how delicious and enjoyable it was.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion, Great ServiceMy boyfriend and I went here to celebrate six months together. The staff was great at guiding us through the menu options for our LivingSocial coupon for a four-course meal. The food, as always, was superb. Highlights: lobster tail and bbq pork both became tender and buttery in the bouillon broth. We had the Flaming Turtle (chocolate and caramel with toasted pecans) for our dessert dip - divine. The real star here is the service: we received friendly, attentive service from everyone, including the hosts, the servers, even the folks who confirmed our reservation by phone. No one rushed us - in fact, plan to spend awhile here as the food takes time to cook. This is a great special occasion dining spot!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot - First TimersFirst timer: Very impressed with the range of options and quality. Not so impressed with the prices, a wee bit high for the family out looking for something different. Servers were very good describing options and courses. Very attentive staff. Good presentation.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were having a girls nightWe were having a girls night out with a dear friend from out of town and the food and service were great. A good time was had by all.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was excellent.Our server was excellent. He took time to explain the menu for us. We do miss the wedge salad, though.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! We came here to celebrateAmazing! We came here to celebrate a special occasion and the staff was very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was an unforgettable one. I would definitely be back here again! Food was amazing as well!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWish it wasn't so spendy -Wish it wasn't so spendy - I'd go there more often if it didn't cost so much.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMJoel was our server--veryJoel was our server--very friendly and outgoing and enthusiastic and knowledgable regarding food and fondue pairings. A thoroughly enjoyable and memorable (and filling) experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJazyne was one of the bestJazyne was one of the best wait staff we've ever had!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was terrific.The food and service was terrific. This was our second time eating at the Melting Pot, but the first time at this particular one. Our server's name was Matt and he could not have provided better service or advise. Will consider for future dining.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Fondue Restaurant --Great Fondue Restaurant -- we left the Restaurant about 4 hours after we got there and the time flew. Great food mixed with great company. Our server was fantastic, knew his way around the menu and then some. I would recommend this restaurant if someone was looking for a restaurant that has a different flair about it. Our 4-course meal was FANTASTIC!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent serverWe had an excellent server who bent over backward to make sure we enjoyed our time while there. The meats were very tender and cooked up perfectly! The dipping sauces were tasty and added something to the meal. The dessert (Yin/Yang) was divine!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe much prefer the older menu.We much prefer the older menu. It is unfortunate the salad is no longer included with the entree. (Previously, at the Melting Pot, it was, and at most restaurantes it still is). On a previous visit, the spinach, artichoke ravioli was ordered (as an entree, not as part of a 3-choice selection). Much to my surprise I was billed $23 as though I ordered the ravioli as all three of my selections. I re-ordered the ravioli again on Sat. and clarified that it was as an entree. I noticed the serving size was exactly the same as the previous visit. I was billed correctly this time.
The Melting Pot continues to be one of our favorite restaurants, but it is very obvious they have raised their prices in a very subtle way.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Melting Pot was reallyThis Melting Pot was really good. The service at this location was beyond great! Will go back soon.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot is a priceyThe Melting Pot is a pricey place to take the whole family, so we reserve it for special occasions; but we always enjoy the experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience. I hadExcellent experience. I had the Living Social deal and it was my first experience at the restaurant. Service was excellent and food was very good. I don't think I'd spend full price for it but it was a great experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great and overallService was great and overall had a wonderful evening4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYeah, it's a chain, but they'veYeah, it's a chain, but they've got the fondue market cornered. Service is always excellent, and you can't go wrong with a menu that heavily features cheese and chocolate.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience - theWonderful experience - the waitress was great, food was delicious.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I had a niceMy boyfriend and I had a nice table in a little corner with a window that looked out at the street. It was very nice. We had great service. I was happy the garage was only $2 upon validation. We used a Livingsocial deal with no snags, which was wonderful. Had fun, and enjoyed the food. Very pleased by the experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchWe went for Easter Brunch. For $32 each, we received four courses which were all wonderful and the food was plentiful. They also had great $2 mimosas. I would go back again but only when they were offering a special such as the Easter Brunch. Ordering a la carte is just too expense. The only down side was that the garage doesnt except validation until after 4pm even on Sundays.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, the staffVery good food, the staff was good and friendly. It's a fun way to have a meal.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose this restaurant forI chose this restaurant for my husband and I to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. It was a magnificent choice. We have experienced The Melting Pot at another venue before, but this was our first time at this restaurant because of a Living Social deal. It was very special.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Was my first timeExcellent! Was my first time and te experience was amazing... Food is delicious!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMnice, but wait time was anice, but wait time was a bit long between entrees, and staff could've used a bit more help. overall good experience though. i say this every time - the cheese, salad and dessert are exceptional. the main course, i could skip, although it was delicious, I prefer seared meats as opposed to "boiled," which is esentially what fondue meat is. Good experience, good atmosphere, very romantic restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA great way to celebrate our marriaWe had an amazing experience and our server was so great too. We had a certain way we wanted to celebrate our marriage and melting pot fulfilled that dream. We really do appreciate you all making our experience a romantic and memorable one. Thank you!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful time at a great foodCame here for my daughters 13th birthday. It was a great time, wonderful wait staff and great food. I was shocked by the check at the end, expected something much higher than what it was, was very pleased.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had reservations at 4 PMWe had reservations at 4 PM and we arrived in the parking lot at 3:45 PM. Being considerate people, my friends and I decided to wait until 3:54 PM before heading towards the restaurant so the employees did not have to feel rushed to open the restaurant. When we arrived and greeted by the host, I informed them that I had made reservations for 4 PM dinner, which I had made three weeks ago. We had to wait an additional 15 minutes be. I guess I was being overly optimistic to expect to be seated by 4 PM when we have a 4 PM reservation.
The food was good overall. Apparently, our waitress could not multitask because she was trying to talk and clumsily stir the pot. Much of the cheese splattered on the sides of the pot, the burner, and the tabl3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot in ArlingtonThe Melting Pot in Arlington always has outstanding service. I've been there 3 times already and each time, our server was very personable, knowledgeable and attentive. You can't go wrong with melted cheese and chocolate! We had the monthly cheese special which was brie and bacon -- they should make this a permanent addition to their menu! And we always order the flaming turtle chocolate fondue. I love the fact that they will bring you more bread, apples, and vegetables for the cheese fondue; and more dippers for the chocolate fondue. Feel free to ask for more! This was the first time we had the lobster, filet, chicken and shrimp combo -- very good! And we found out about their M-F happy hour at the bar - 1/2 off cheese and chocolate fondue3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at the Melting Pot and all the servers were very patient in explaining how it works and in offering suggestions. The food was delicious and the service impeccable, making my daughter's birthday very special.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to melting potFirst time to melting pot for my birthday dinner. Food was really good - I liked the interactive way to eat. Wait staff was attentive and nice. Overall, had a really good time.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. The only hiccup was that I had brought a coupon for free chocolate covered strawberries for joing the Melting Pot Club. As the coupon was printed so small, I failed to see that I had to reserve this in advance so we were told they had no extra. This was very disappointing as this meal was in celebration of my daughter's birthday. My daughter is developmentally disabled and would have been thrilled to have received this gift.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was good - theThe service was good - the server was informative and polite. I thought the first serving was good with the vegetables, bread and fruit.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat special treatWe love to come here a couple times a year and bring our kids, they love it and we always have good food. We did think that the portion sizes seem to have shrunk. The cheddar fondue is my all time favorite.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot is one ofThe Melting Pot is one of our favorite restaurants and we regulary eat there. We much prefer the older menu. We were dissapointed a salad is no longer included with the entrees. We were also dissapointed the 9 oz. filet mignon option has been discontinued.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very private tableWe had a very private table for a special occasion. Delicious food!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting Pot always offersMelting Pot always offers an amazing experience. The process takes about two hours, so only go with someone you like! Great food, great service, great drinks. And make sure you know what fondue means before you go!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious 4 course meal!The staff was very nice and constantly checked up on us. The manager on duty that night came by every table to check up on everyone as well. We had a 4-course meal, which was very filling. The house salad with the sweet and tangy dressing was very good. I had the entree platter that came with lobster tail, duck, teriyaki sirloin, and pork tenderloin. Everything on the platter was delicious, but my favorite was the duck! Mixing the Teriyaki Glaze and Curry sauce made a very yummy dipping for all the meats. And of course the Chocolate fondue was delicious. Too bad I was very full by the time dessert came around, but it was still good. We had the flaming turtle and opted to have dark chocolate instead of milk and it better than I expected!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot in ArlingtonThe Melting Pot in Arlington is one of my favorite restaurants in the DC area.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. A perfect place for a special evening.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM