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The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/charlottesville/specials
  • Phone: (434) 244-3463 x4
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th & Water
  • Public Transit: There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two parking garages and a parking lot located in the area. One garage is on 5th and Market and the other two are on Water Street. One is a parking garage and the other is a parking lot. We validate for 2 hour parking.
A word from The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Here fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience, where you can really dip into something different. Enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of tasty entrees, including tender beef, boneless breast of chicken, duck, lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more. All are available in many different combinations with a variety of special dipping sauces. Cheese fondues can be ordered separately and are included with the purchase of any combination dinner. Along with every entrée, you’ll get breads, savory vegetables, and even a choice of three different fresh salads. As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you’ll also love the Melting Pot’s wide selection of creamy, mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts. In addition to the Melting Pot’s ever expanding fondue menu, there’s also a growing list of fine wines. So come, relax and dip into an exciting new experience at the Melting Pot.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was excellent.....food delicious and service outstanding!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time to the Melting Pot. It was very different but great! The food was delicious, the service was great, even the owner stopped by to say hi. Loved where they sat us. Little hidey hole that is perfect for a romantic evening out."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu was amazing and we had a great time conversing and enjoying the wonderful food."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I came here with a party of 6 for restaurant week in Charlottesville. Our server was patient despite our group's (but mostly my) tendency to blabber and be confused about how the restaurant week deal was supposed to work (it was my first time there). My husband has a shrimp allergy and they were kind enough to sub the shrimp included in his portion of the meal for more of the other meats. All of the fondues we had (cheese, oil, chocolate) tasted great and no one left the restaurant hungry."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was plentiful. Server was excellent, very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Overall for our first time, the location was great. Our main complaint was that we asked our waitress for water three times throughout the meal and did not receive it until we received the bill. The food and experience was great if you enjoy fondue dining."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had dined here before, we decided to make a second visit and take our kids. We knew they would love the experience of fondue. We had a great evening and as before the food and experience was unforgettable."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was my second trip to the Charlottesville branch of the Melting Pot and about my seventh trip overall, with the other trips being to the Reston restaurant. We loved both of our trips, the first being on Valentine's Day and that was an unforgettable experience with the special flowers I was able to add but the gift card brought us back, and the small private table we were able to reserve made it wonderful for our date. Having such an intimate space along with great service from someone who had only been working there for a month was excellent and the crab imperial cheese was excellent as well. My girlfrien, who doesn't typically like cheese even enjoyed it. Thanks for another great meal, my girlfriend and I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at The Melting Pot. The experience was wonderful. I loved the decor of the restaurant and was ver romanatic and fun for a date night. Our server Angela was awesome.. She did very well at explaining the fondue experience and was sure to check on us several times. She went above and beyond."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Terrific food...terrific service. Only minor complaint is that we had been to several Melting Pot locations before (mostly in Arizona) and we were accustomed to the private, romantic tables in the entire restaurant. It was surprising to have a more traditional looking restaurant and not the private tables. Still had a great time and our server was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I loved this place. Great dining experience. Cozy corner seat. Very private."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "They were extremely accommodating and even when our party closed down the place they made us feel welcome and at ease and there was no rush. The manager and our server did an excellent job of keeping our 4 course meal moving along. They also had a special that they let us know about as soon as we arrived as well as an addition that was just a little more. Overall we had a great family dining experience and would highly recommend this establishment!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Lots of fun and interaction for families! An experience other than just sitting and ordering! Create a memory."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We always enjoy the Charlottesville Melting Pot. Food is good. Services is outstanding. Just wish we loved closer so we could eat there more often."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took my daughter for her 17th bday and we had such a fun time. Kat was our server. She was so attentive and took time to explain the menu/experience, etc. A birthday card from the staff was waiting at the table and they definitely made the effort to make my daughter feel so special. Great experience, delicious food...we will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you love the melting pot then you'll love this location. The staff is amazing at this location as well- masked things great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My mom, sister, and I took advantage of their ladies night special. It was plenty of yummy good. Our service was great. The manager stopped by to say hello. The bussers were quick to clear and refill waters. We felt very well taken care of but not hovered over. It was a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Love that they had this promo for father's day. We always love to dine here, but having a promo is a great deal. Our server was also great!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Owner - Derek and waiter were awesome. Food was great as usual"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very friendly and helpful staff. The menu takes a little getting used to but a patient server made choices easy. Great wine list. Both had the four course event with NO complaints except that we were very full when we left. Many great choices; the sea food selections were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great place. Our second time there. The service was friendly and fast. The food was tasty. Our drinks were refilled instantly. The style was great for discussion while eating. Desert was really special and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I am a melting pot fan, I've just arrived from TN and I was so enthused to have a melting in the same town. The staff was wonderful and I truly had a great melting pot meal."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our two year anniversary. It was a great restaurant for a romantic dinner! I recommend it for any special occasion and for a new and different experience! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a ladies night out, 5 friends. Got the ladies night out special, 4 of us got the wounded warrior deal. We were there almost 4 hours eating and chatting. The staff was great, food was even better, we will go again for another ladies night out! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything about our experience at the Melting Pot was wonderful! It was our first time visiting this restaurant and we were highly impressed. I noted in my online reservation that this was a date for celebrating our first anniversary and requested a private-ish table. When we arrived the staff at the door wished us a happy anniversary and escorted us off to a secluded table for two with a beautiful view of the wine cabinet. There was even an adorably card on the table signed by all the staff. It was perfect! The waitress, Lisa, was wonderful and talked us through the experience helping us figure out what to do since it was our first time there and the manager Johnathon checked on us several times. We loved it and will definitely go again! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Every month there are a few days when the Ladies Night discount is offered - that's the best time to come."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Waiter very knowledgable. Helped us understand the many chices available. Excellent food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great atmosphere for relaxing and catching up. Food is always excellent."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to go there for dinner to celebrate her birthday. This was my first time and my wife's second. The food was wonderful. I didn't think I would get enough to eat but by the time the dessert came, I was stuffed. Our waitress was simply amazing!!! Will be going back and highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere was unbelievable!! The service was outstanding and everything about the night was special. We definitely will be coming back again in the near future. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was really good but I was disappointed in the meat portion. I got the Ladies Night Out meal which had 2 pieces each of 4 different meats (total of 8 pieces). My friend with me got the Classic meal which had 5 meats but with at least 3-4 pieces to each portion (total of about 15-20 pieces) and it was only $5 more than my meal. Considering this, I think that the Ladies Night Out meal should have 3 pieces of each instead of 2. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a special outing! Whenever a friend visits from out of town, this is a must for us. Great restaurant specials make it affordable and allow for a great experience"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was our first time at the Melting Pot and it was a great evening. The service was excellent and the food supurb. We will definitely come back again and recommend to our friends. Our waiter shared he had only been there a brief time but he did a fantastic job. I think his name was Dave."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had an amazing time! It was such a great experience. Will go again :D"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My first visit and it was well worth the wait! The food is delicious and such a selective menu. The staff is extremely attentative (and not hoverly), accommodating, and friendly. Great atmosphere, and the pace is for those looking to enjoy the experience (not looking for a quick drive-thru meal). I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Wanted to get together with a good friend and was looking for a fun, different place, which The Melting Pot is. We took advantage of the Girl's Night Out special which was just the right amount of food, plus everything was very tasty. The server was very friendly and made the evening even more enjoyable. she also had good suggestions on which choices to make for our meal. I would most certainly go back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Our waitress, Angelique, was fabulous! We were celebrating a birthday and she was very personable and engaging!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I and best friends attended the melting pot last Friday. This was the first time dining at the Melting Pot in Charlottesville, Service was wonderful, attentive. A great corner booth with cooking tops for two couples, so the best of both worlds. We all 4 chose the 4 course which is plenty of food and excellent pairings. A great time, will be back"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have heard a lot about the Melting Pot and I think I had very high expectations. The food was subpar to me and my husband. The service was good and almost a little too much. I just wanted to be left alone to enjoy my dinner, but our server wouldn't leave us alone. Or the drink filler. I was getting a new drink, which was only water before my first glass would be empty. It's important to keep the drink refreshed, but it was just too much!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went for my son's 13th birthday. The food was amazing, and the service was excellent. They brought him a special dessert plate and a card, and all the staff was extremely attentive and helpful. I commented on how much I liked the appetizer fondue, and the manager emailed me a recipe for it. Definitely a wonderful night."
    Dined on 3/5/2014