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The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/arlington-va/specials
  • Phone: (703) 243-4490
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfax Dr
  • Public Transit: From the Metro - Orange Line: Take Metro to the Ballston Metro stop. Come out of Metro station onto Fairfax Drive. Make a left onto Fairfax and walk about 3 blocks to Glebe Road. Make a right onto Glebe Road and walk about 1 1/2 blocks. The restaurant is on the left.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: After 4:30 pm pay discounted Melting Pot parking rate of $2.00 for 4 hours with validation; After the 4 hour period, validation is void and posted rates apply.
A word from The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Open table said this was part of restaurant week and restaurant saiid it ended day before."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My dining companion and I went on Sunday, 6/17, as we had reservations for 6:30pm. This was an excellent time. When we arrived, there were only a few occupied tables; we were seated immediately. Since it was the last day of restaurant week, we chose from the restaurant menu. Our server was attentive and served our meals without delay. Oh yeah...the food was delicious and fresh. We enjoyed the cheddar cheese fondue along with the flaming turtle fondue for dessert. Overall, we had an excellent dining experience. Can't wait for the next meal there."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "the Food was good. Jonathan our server did an EXCELLENT job. And we loved the music selection"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was wonderful for our late dinner Saturday. While our server was a little high and scattered, the food was great. As always, it's a somewhat loud restaurant but we were easily able to be heard. Service is a little inconsistent overall because of how the restaurant works but I would still highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We go to the Melting Pot in Arlington once in a while, and we went to there most recently for Washington's latest Restaurant Week. We were very pleased with the quality of the food and wine, and particularly with the superb performance of our server (at this fondue restaurant, the server does some of the cooking at your table). We would go to the Melting Pot a lot more often than we do, except that we feel they are more expensive than they ought to be when compared to other high quality restaurants we go to in the same community. Still, we always have a fine evening there. And they offer a good value during Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "How I love this place, let me count the ways. You really can't go wrong with anything here. I can't help but take on the four course special every time I come here... I always leave beyond stuffed, but sooooo very happy! Great for group fun, something to do on an awkward first date, or a place to take parents if you're forced to spend time together! It works for every occasion!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food never disappoints and I easily forget how the seemingly small portions add up! This was not my first time at the Melting Pot and once again I started to feel full before the entrée arrived! A very loud table was right next to mine and that was a distraction/annoyance. This is not unlikely to occur on a restaurant week, so you take what you get. Great food, decent environment, romantic lighting (not good for photos/video, but great for enjoying a long meal and conversing). It takes hours to eat 4 courses, so only visit with someone you like to talk with at length!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I've been to melting pot several times before, none during Restaurant Week. This time we went during restaurant week and it was severly disappointing. The food was mediocre, the service was extremely slow (took us 2 1/2 hours to get through the courses), and it just generally felt disappointing."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I always love the Melting Pot. I have only been disappointed once with the service, but 99.99% of the time I am extremely happy. The manager whom I have seen multiple times is always very kind. The waiter this past visit was outstanding. He was phenomenal, and I hope to have him again some day. I recommend this restaurant to everyone because it is a experience, and a great one at that."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This place is amazing. I went in with my husband and 5 month old daughter. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and my daughters 2 month post operation for Craniostynosis. Our server Jeff was so awesome. We had never been there or any melti g pot before. There was another server that we didn't catch his name but he brought our daughter a pink wand and tiarra. Everyone kept coming over to play with our daughter and entertain her as well as us. It was the best customer service and dining experience I have ever had. A perfect night!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I've been to the melting pot a few times before and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately this was a very poor experience. Waited for awhile, even though we had a reservation. Once seated, we had to flag another waiter after 15 minutes to bring water since our waitress hadn't even passed by yet. Our waitress just acted as though she didn't want to be there and was very stressed. Our order was wrong for two of the four courses and we had to ask several times (give reminders) that the drinks hadn't arrived, or that a wine was needed for the next pairing. She was apologetic, so we still tipped 20% but I am hesistant to go back now. It was restaurant week, but I don't think I need to have a bad dining experience because you are busy."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Definitely the most fun I have had at a restaurant in a long time. You are going to pay for it for sure, but the food was delightful and struggling with the fondue tongs was worth a few laughs. I had the four-course meal with the French Quarter for the entree. Everything was seasoned well enough that I didn't need the dipping sauces, and the standard vegetable bouillon to cook was enough. Our server was perfectly attentive without being overbearing, and the cocktails were well-mixed. Only complain was the bar. The bartender had three friends at the end of the bar, and I didn't see him serve a single person other than those three. Five or six other people eventually gave up to go wait for their tables without getting served."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We were there for Restaurant week but found that "ladies night" was a better option, we have a 4 course meal, the waiter did a great job even though it was clear he was very busy. We never waited more than a few minutes between courses but were also not rushed."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I think there should be a little cooking time "Cheat Sheet""
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great waiter (Chuck) made the night! He encouraged us 3 ladies in our shenanigans, gifts, silly cards, took pictures with us, all while being incredibly professional and attentive to all his customers. Surprised to discover he had only been there 5 months! Seemed like a pro! Food and atmosphere were terrific and made the night very memorable!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The resturant was ok. I didn't realize it was quite old and furnishing were a little worn down. I normally go to the one in Reston thought I'd try the Arlington location. Again the resturant was not bad, I was just disappointed because I thought it would be as modern as the one in Reston."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went with family including my 9 month old daughter who happened to fall asleep in my arms right before the main course. Out waiter cooked all my items for me so I could eat and was extremely freindly and accommodating to my daughter. Was an overall amazing experience."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My nephew was visiting us in DC for a week during his summer break from school. We were looking for somewhere fun and different to take him and decided on the Melting Pot. It was a great choice. Service was great and the food was good, especially the dessert! It's pricey but you get a lot of food for what you pay."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Our server and the entire food courses were amazing. There was a group of five of us that enjoyed the "Crave Combo," which consisted of cheese, salad, and chocolate. Our server did a great job and even got all of our checks right, which is sometimes an issue when dining in groups. Unfortunately, the night ended on a negative note. When all of us were leaving the garage, we are told to exit at the validated ticket booth so we only pay $2.00 for parking. That exit was blocked with a cone, so the only other way to go out was through an automated machine. The machine charged each of us $11.00 to exit. It is unfortunate that this happened since none of us were expecting to pay an additional $11.00 that night on top of our dinner/drink costs."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I went to the melting pot once when I was about eight with my family. I decided to go back 18 years later for a date and it felt like they had not changed a thing since I went back in the 90's. I don't usually notice things like ambience too much, but it was pretty bleak in here...The place was very dimly lit with wood paneling borrowed from a red lobster lining the walls and an ever present stench of old oil. My biggest issue with this place was how poor the quality of the food was given the ludicrous rate they charged for it. The meat had no flavor, and even the bread for the fondue was stale. For the price I would much rather go to a high end steakhouse, it is NOT worth the money."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "One word, awesome! Our bartender was great. (Not sure of his name). We were there July 30th at 5:00PM. Maybe that will help with the Bartender on duty. He was Handsome and bald. Very friendly. Destiny was an awesome server, smiled the whole time. Food was great. It was a great Anniversary dinner. Nice romantic/secluded table. We will be back. Best regards, Jill & Jim Hamilton Winchester, Virginia"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I've been going to this particular Melting Pot location for the last 3 years. Every time, the service was amazing. The management and server went out of their way to make sure my day was extra special! The food is always consistent and good. The ambiance is romantic, but this most recent visit was on a Sunday and there were a lot of kids at other tables. It's not an issue, just an observation if you planning a quiet, romantic night out. The noise level was much lower when I went during the week. I love going here. It is the perfect spot for special occasions. :)"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We chose to go to the Melting Plot for a double date with good friends. The hostess offered us a table with two burners, which allowed us to try additional cheese, cooking style and chocolate. Our server, Chuck, was wonderful. He had a great sense of humor and was attentive without being intrusive. It was a fun, relaxing evening."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "As always a solid night out, great service and food was great"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We love coming here for a night out. Servers are friendly but not overbearing. They let you enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to eat at the Melting Pot for our 11th Anniversary dinner. We were greeted by the hostess and sat promptly at a cozy booth. It was a corner one, so the burner was a bit far for me to reach, other than that it was a nice location. Our server was Christi and she was amazing!! She offered suggestions and provided great service to us the entire time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is a great restaurant for special occasions. It's a little pricey for everyday meals (and honestly, if you ate there every day, the cheese would kill you!), but it is a GREAT change of pace. We had the four course meal and it took nearly 2 hours, but we never felt neglected. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Attended on a Sunday at 5:15. The restaurant seemed closed from the outside. very quiet, one of the least bustling melting pots i have been to, but if you like quiet then this place is perfect for you."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I reserved on-line in Arlington, TX but there was an error that converted it to Arlington, VA."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Whether you are looking for a great dessert place or a full mean, you cannot go wrong here. If this is to be your first time at this restaurant I would suggest the 4 course meal to get the best of the experience. This way, when you come back you'll know exactly what you want. The Servers are amazing as I've yet to have a bad experience and the rest of the staff is very friendly. Highly recommended and perfect for a date night."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Every year I have a group of friends meet me at the Melting Pot for dinner to celebrate our friendships. It is the best place to have a fun group who wants to try different foods and fun drinks. We always have a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lots of groups with children, not a great atmosphere. Concept is great for a date night, but the atmosphere is not."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent service, and fun experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Fondue.. Unique style.. Always fun.. Fondue.. Unique style.. Always fun.. Fondue.. Unique style.. Always fun.."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband I and I enjoyed a delicious dinner made better by our waiter and we were able to truly enjoy one another's company without a lot of ambient noise... parking was convenient and we were promptly sat at our reservation time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate our granddaughter's HS graduation. Had reservation for 10. We had an area to ourselves which made it nice when we wanted to talk and share around the table."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Melting Pot in Arlington. A unique dining experience, with always friendly, helpful wait staff, good mixed drinks, and nicely prepared and presented food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "You don't go to the Melting Pot to have something you've never had before. You go there to enjoy familiar food, cooked in unique way (by you), and to enjoy a 2 hour experience with friends and family. That's what we got for this Father's Day/Birthday celebration and that's why I'll go back for other special occasions. Great service this time, as always."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Melting Pot never disappoints! Everything is delicious and the service is always top notch"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had loads of fun here. Its a but on the pricey side, but the experience is worth it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014