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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
  • "I reserved on-line in Arlington, TX but there was an error that converted it to Arlington, VA."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is a good once-in-awhile place. Good for dates and kids. The fondue aspect will be appealing to kids as they can have fun and play with their food, to some respect. I went on a weekend night with two family members. It is a little expensive but this is the kind of place you go to for the experience rather than the food. Food quality and service were both mediocre. Our waiter had a slight attitude the entire night."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The Melting Pot never disappoints! Everything is delicious and the service is always top notch"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "We had loads of fun here. Its a but on the pricey side, but the experience is worth it."
    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
  • "This is a great date night spot, also great for a girls night out as you linger over your meal so there is lots of time for good conversation."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We went to the Melting Pot to celebrate my daughert's 16 birthday. We were seated on time but that was the last of our good service. We knew when we made the reservation that it would be pricey but figured it would be worth it. However, when you pay high prices you expect good service. We were truely disappointed, at one point our server was gone more than 45 minutes and my husband had to go to hostess stand and ask if someone could bring us some drinks and addition sauces. The manager stopped by once very early on, before we knew how bad the service as going to be, had he come back we would have said something then."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "If you want to have a long leisure dining experience, the Melting Pot is excellent. It is a great place to have good food, drinks and conversation with friends, family and love ones. My last experience at the Melting Pot involved taking our graduating girl scout troop for their last bridging up event to adults. We had a wonderful time talking while choosing our items to dip, cook and eat. I would highly recommend the Melting Pot for any special occasion or social dining event."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great night out with the girls. The Melting Pot's Ladies Night is a great value and a good time!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The whole experience was phenomenal! The food was outstanding and the service, with Bemar was FANTASTIC!!! He is a great waiter!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Fondue at the melting pot is never a bad time-- it's hard to go wrong with melted cheese and chocolate. During my most recent visit to the Arlington location, however, the real gem was our server, Jeff. The hostessing was strange-- they wouldn't let my date have the table I had reserved for us before I arrived, and insisted on validating my parking the moment I walked into the restaurant (by the way, they only validate $3 dollars when parking is $5, leaving you with an unexpected $2 charge when you exit the parking garage). But, once we were seated, the service was great. I highly recommend Jeff. He was extremely nice, had many good suggestions, and worked very hard to anticipate our needs. It was some of the best service I've ever had!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Chuck, our server, was outstanding. He was kind, observant and made sure we were taken care of. My only complaint would be the noise level even at 9pm hour. We were there for 2 hrs and couldn't hear each other speak due to the larger more festive crowds."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place is amazing! Our server Juan was the best!!! Such a nice guy and very very on top of things!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fiesta cheese has been discontinued. That was the draw for me. I wanted to enjoy the experience, but really didn't. The table was one of the very small ones and there wasn't enough room on the table for everything. The server was great, but the Arlington location has lost some of it's appeal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The fruit, vegetables and dessert quality was poor. Mentioned to wait it and he brought out fresh; but very disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were celebrating our son's 20th birthday and indicated this in the remarks when booking our open table reservation. Unfortunately, no one in the restaurant acknowledged my son's birthday. Birthdays are important and this is one mistake that shouldn't be repeated."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This experience was typical for the Melting Pot. Quiet and romantic. Always delicious."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I had my birthday dinner here with my closests friends, It was a great time. We were sitted in the back of the restaurant, party of 12, at a long table. I was worried that we would be split between booths. It was a great time, good food and good customer service. The special occasions night, Ladies' night on the 2nd Tuesday of every month was a great opportunity for a party and for new ppl to try the fondue experience."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This was a nice dinner date spot. Our server Destinee, was so friendly and provided great service! She even brought us some complimentary champagne when we mentioned we were celebrating something special. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Took our daughter here for her 13th bday. The service was great and the food was good. The cheese course is always the best."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It was my first time at the Melting Pot and I had a great experience. Food was good. The best part was the chocolate fondue."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "While the service was great, I'm not sure the food was worth the expense; especially considering the partons cook their own dinner. Overall, the food was pentiful and we had no space for dessert, which we took home. The seats were either too low or the table set too high. It was unconfortable trying to use the fondu pot. This is definately a place for a special occasion. I plan to go back in a couple of years, as we will try other resturants for birthdays, anniversaries etc."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I bought my mother, mother in law, father in law and sisters for Mother's Day. It was a first time experience for some of us it was great our server was very knowledgeable and patient. It was way more than I expected and it was worth every dollar and more. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I live up in Maryland with my wife and we love The Melting Pot! This was one of our first dates a few years ago before we got married. Being in a same-gender relationship, we weren't sure how we would be treated, but we were thrilled with The Melting Pot in Arlington! The setting is very romantic, with two-person booth settings that give you a sense of privacy while enjoying a wonderful, elegant meal. Our server (Tasha?) was fantastic when we visited again this past Saturday in celebration of our two years of marriage. It's definitely not an inexpensive dining establishment, (especially if you love the Yin/Yang drinks as much as I do!), but I find it well-worth the expense for a romantic evening out to celebrate!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The fondue was great. We got the 'big night out' and was able to sample a wide variety of items. My favorites were the cheese and chocolate courses."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had a great time ! Food was great! Steak was surprisingly tender. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my time at The Melting Pot. I look forward to the next time. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This was our first visit to The Melting Pot. We had fun cooking our own food at the table. Our server Jeff made the entire experience fun and enjoyable. We appreciated his suggestions about the food and especially about the Fiery Pineapple Margarita -- fantastic!!! We will definitely return for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food is always great, but our server Chuck was fantastic. He was responsive, courteous, professional, joked with us. He even made it a point to memorize our names!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Nice dinner-Service was a little slow, but still very good. Food was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Plan to invest three hours in eating and it's worth it "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I like going to Melting Pot but without a Groupon/Living Social deal, it can be pricey. That being said, service is always friendly and good (sometimes a little slow because the server is cooking things at each table). I liked all the different dipping sauces and the meat/seafood selection was good. We liked the filet and the teriyaki steak as well as the shrimp and mushroom ravioli/purses. Sometimes all you need though is just the cheese fondue and the dessert fondue. We were pretty full from the cheese fondue and then the meat/seafood portion came! Be sure to make reservations though and allow extra time to eat. We had 4:15 reservations on a Sunday and didn't finish until 7:15! But that could be because we ordered the 4 course menu."
    Dined on 5/4/2014