The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Dipping not DrippingTook the whole family-teenagers to Grandparents for Graduation weekend. Should have left Grandparents at home, but that wasn't the resturants fault! The Graduation Special menu was fantastic!The presentation of the food for cooking was so nice you almost didn't want to cook it. The variety of cheese and dessert fondues was really nice. Definitely want to come again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service!The Melting Pot does fondue extremely well, and provides service to match. Our waitress was friendly, polite, knowledgeable, and efficient. She made the ordering process easy by explaining and recommending. Extra dipping items for the cheese, court bullion, and hot oil fondue pots appeared almost magically, empty dishes were promptly whisked away by an attentive and polite bus staff.
They provide a proper martini as well as a decent wine list to compliment.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!We like to celebrate our anniversary at The Melting Pot every few years. We moved to Harrisonburg from Indiana last year and decided to try The Melting Pot in Charlottesville and were very pleased. We love the experience of the fondue and think it is very romantic and nice for special occasions.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA special occasion mustLooking for a special-occasion dinner? The Melting Pot has it all, a good wine list, great food, super service.
We selected the cheese fondue and fusion dinner, and started with the California salad which had mixed greens, pecans, blue cheese, and a delightful dressing. The lettuce was appropriately just a few degrees below room temperature, letting us know that it had just been prepared. The cheese fondue was wonderful, and not so much it spoiled our main course.
The fusion dinner and white chocolate dessert (with bananas foster, strawberries, marshmallows and more for dipping) were mouth-watering, filling, and excellent quality.
A hint - there is plenty of food, so don't necessarily place one meal order per person.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife had a birthday andMy wife had a birthday and her son was visiting from London so this was a special occasion. We had not eaten at a fondue restaurant before but it was a fun experience. The food quality was excellent and we availed ourselves of the special offer for a half price bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. Our server was fun and explained the system and options well. She was not quite so attentive later in the evening and we had the distinct impression we were being hurried and she wanted to leave early. Needless to say this did not really bother us as we had a lot of catching up to do. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or for a group of people.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!My husband and i dine here for our special occasions or if we feel like a nice meal. Such a fun concept, service is always great, and food is always delicious. I highly recommend it to all.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticEvery time I go to The Melting Pot I am reminded of why I love it. The food is fantastic, the service is outstanding, and if I could afford to go there every day I would. My only complaint is that it is pricy. I only go when there is a special going on. The mothers day special was phenominal. I highly recommend this resteraunt.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came for Mother's Day andWe came for Mother's Day and had a reservation. We were 20 minutes early but were accomodated within 5 minutes. The food is always fabulous, but more than that: because the food is served in courses and not hurried, the conversation with my wife was wonderful and we enjoyed our time there tremendously. The server was engaging and experienced. The manager came over at the end to check on us. The service was very attentive. A great time!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Moms Day MealOur server was top notch....friendly and spot on with her recommendations!
The food was awesome as always!
Great fun for the family!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Dining ExperienceThe food was amazing and the service was top quality. I couldn't have been happier with my experience and plan on returning very soon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome RestaurantI wish I could describe the sensation my taste buds feel when biting into a piece of bread covered in cheese fondue or chocolate fondue with sea salt on a cheesecake. This place is the best.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful experienceI had a wonderful experience at The Melting Pot. My waitress was very attentive and sweet, while the food tasted divine. It was the perfect place to take my girlfriend for our 7th month anniversity. I recommed this place to anyone whos up for a new experience in fine dining.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the gluten free choicesI love the gluten free choices but, would like to see gluten free bread and cake offered.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience - asWonderful experience - as usual! Always my top choice for special occasions4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat servicePhenomenal customer service. The food was good but honestly the server and management create a wonderful experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I come here forMy wife and I come here for dates all the time. We live in Lynchburg, so it's a bit of a drive, but it's always well worth it. The food is excellent, and the reduced prices mean that we can visit more often. The Melting Pot is definitely the place to go for a big night out!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting potThis was my first time, the experience was wonderful! The waitress explained the menu and how everything works great, can't wait until we go again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place, nice atmosphere,Fun place, nice atmosphere, great service, and good for trying new foods and flavors. Love the dipping sauces!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMour waiter colin was supurb,our waiter colin was supurb, as was the private table we had. The restuarant was a bit noisy but being in the private table made it good4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDuring this vist, I was wellDuring this vist, I was well impressed with my server and the food offered. My server, Meagan is the benchmark by which all other servers should be judged. She explained each course thoroughly, offered advise on her "favorites", provided suggestions for the sauces and checked on our table often. Her serving team would stop by with refills on our beverages before we even had a chance to ask...what service!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Extraordinary as usual. This was the first visit since the menu changed earlier this year. We absolutely loved it all. I liked the ability to choose completely different entrees. The single serving was far too much for my wife, but was perfect for me. I finished hers and we both left completely stuffed.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timerThis was our first visit and could not have been more pleased. The food and service was wonderful. Our waiter, Jessie, was wonderful. We will return and recommend the Charlottesville Melting Pot to all our friends3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time...food wasHad a great time...food was great...service was great...this was our 3rd time and we love it
We tend to go on special occasions as it is expensive3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were welcomed at the doorWe were welcomed at the door and seated immediately. The menu and cooking process was clearly explained since this was our first time with fondue. The server was helpful and attentive but not intrusive. Food was fresh and served promptly. Too expensive for a weekly visit but definitely a special occasion kind to place.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM