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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg
The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/gaithersburg/specials
  • Phone: (301) 519-3638
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: 4 course wine dinners with wine representatives from all over the world. Enjoy 4 courses of fondue paired with exquisite wines from selected vinyards around the globe. Second Tuesday of every month is Ladies Night. $30 per person for all 4 courses.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shady Grove Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg
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
  • "My fiance and I celebrated our anniversary at the Melting Pot, and as always, were blown away by the food, service and drinks. Even though we didn't note a celebration in the reservation, Isaac asked and made sure we had a special evening. Isaac was very attentive and informative and kept the meal going at a perfect pace, while allowing us to enjoy our evening together. Thanks for another great dinner!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was my first visit, taking hubby for his birthday. Call it ambiance, but it was difficult to read the menu. am a vegetarian ( I do eat cheese) and dove head first into the cheese fondue. (Yum) Small salad, but tasty. The broth with Burgundy was good, but having to cook my veggies in with meat, chicken, salmon and shrimp was a stomach turner. Service started out good, but waiter must've gotten busy, because we didn't see him all too often. I think the place is very overpriced, need to rethink the veggie plate (can't stand tofu, but could add broccoli and potatoes) .. A way so that veggies don't have to intermingle with (ugh) seafood, fish and meat? A split fondue pot? Is there such a thing?"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A nice venue for people of unique foods. The host was very professional and the cost was reasonable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Time and again I have gone to the Melting Pot and I am never disappointed. We try a different style of cooking every time. I especially like the fact that they are able to accommodate our specific food requests since I do not eat shellfish, beef or pork. The salad choices are great. I especially like the California salad. We primarily go to the Melting Pot for special occasions and will make up a special occasion sometimes, just for that reason. The best part of all is that the prices are very affordable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nice and Fun experience. The cheese fondue and desert is fabulous."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was delicious as always. This is our third melting pot we've been to and we've always had a great time. Server did fine but water refills took a while. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was great.....server explained everything to us. Food was good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was ok. Some of the meats we liked. Some not. Waitress did not tell us about the extra charge for liquids to cook in - so were surprised (annoyed) when it showed up on bill - but manager removed the charge which was nice. Does get hot inside due to cooking apparatuses. Dark and quite - would be great for romantic dessert."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been to the Melting Pot before, but this time it was not my family, it was with three friends, two of which had never been there before. I was trying to impress them so they would invite me to parties at The Melting Pot (:-)) and they were definitely impressed. There was something for everyone. The one who just got braces and could barely eat, the vegetarian, the picky eater...it was definitely a good experience. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the process to us, and it made choosing 2 things out of so many good foods a little easier. Overall, I really loved my experience at the melting and will most definitely come again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my 5th time coming here. Different occassions, but no matter the occassion wether is taking my sweetie on our anniversary or taking my sister for her birthday, the experience always great!!! The staff awesome....but I do have to give props to our waiter this most recent time...GREAT!!!!! Everyone should experience this place!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "They always ask to go here on special occasions. What kid doesn't love warm gooey cheese and liquid hot chocolate!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The service here is impeccable. Our waiter Isaac was friendly but not overly intrusive. He always came around at the right moments to make sure we had everything we needed. The food is good though it feels like they keep tweaking their menu pricing structure. I would recommend people not go beyond the complimentary bouillon broth--nobody at the table could taste the difference between that and the added $$$ mojo (though the mojo did smell amazing coming to the table). One minor criticism I had was the music. At times it sounded like the background music for an adult film, which was amusing but annoying. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It has been several years since I have been to The Melting Pot. Our server, Megan, was friendly, patient and very knowledgeable of the menu. The dining experience was a lot longer than I remember. I didn't mind because I had great company, but it is not a place for a quick meal. I am 6 months pregnant and the booths were extremely uncomfortable. I had to switch between the booth and chair throughout the evening."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We first noticed that after being seated, that we were unable to read our menus with the table lighting. Several of us had to use the lights on our phones. Our server was polite, prompt and personable at the beginning, but near the end of the meal her presence trailed off, especially as we requested our table cleared so we could give presents to the birthday girls (and film it). The menu is quite a bit different and they were explained well enough. The food was very good! The table size was a bit cramped for 6 people trying to eat fondue. The real shock came when we got the bill. With 2 adults (3 drinks apiece) and 1 teenager, the total was $225 before tip. It was a great one-time experience, but was way too expensive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I was disappointed with the chicken. The chicken had too much seasoning and I couldn't eat them after cooking two pieces. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We attended the Teacher Appreciation night out and it was so much fun and they provided a great four course menu along with two specialty cocktails! We were probably the loudest ones in there but we had fun! They also do ladies nights out, so I will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We chose the 4 course dinner. There was absolutely way too much meat on the orders. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Took 7 9 year-old girls for my daughter's birthday celebration. All the staff were helpful, patient, and delightful. The girls were in heaven!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We visited the Melting Pot in Gaithersburg as a Mother's Day special and it was wonderful! This was our family's first time eating at a Melting Pot and we are definitely fans. I can't wait to go back. Even though the restaurant was very busy for Mother's Day, the server did a superb job. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our second time at a Melting Pot restaurant. The first was Mother's Day in Atlantic City two years ago.Very pleasurable experience both times. The wait staff are friendly, courteous, and very attentive"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Melting Pot has become a tradition for special occasions especially Mother's Day and Anniversaries. The service, food and atmosphere is consistently excellent. We look forward to our dining out experience whenever we dine there."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has wonderful ambiance, much like most Melting Pots'. The service was impeccable and food was great as usual. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went there for my sisters bday. We ordered the balloon package which was beautiful and waiting for us at the table! what a great surprise gift for her because it came with a gift card and chocolate strawberries! the food was amazing! Our waiter Nick kept up with our large group, took our picture for us and joined in with our jokes! i cant wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent service and friendly stuff. Great food. Very accommodating and you never had to look for your server. You felt pampered and the Manager stops by to ensure you were satisfied with the service. If it's a special occasion they help you celebrate it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "food was fantastic and service was excellent ask for the server bryan when you get there he was awesome"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Was looking forward to Banana Foster fondue, they no longer have."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were @ Melting Pot in the Fall, 2013 for my wife's birthday. Had a great time. This round, like watching a movie you loved for the second time, was not as good. The salad was not good --- they seemed to be skimping on the volume compared to last time and the variety of ingredients was wanting. The service/ambience was great, but the food just came up wanting. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I love this place! It's nice to have a change and this is it. Great food and service,too!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I took my husband for his birthday, and we both enjoyed everything About the melting pot. The food was awesome and our waitress Naomi was very sweet and on point. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food... Experience.. recommendations from the waiter... every thing was great!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Hosted a birthday party for my sixteen year old son. The service was great in the beginning; however, once the food was delivered our server was no where to be found. Given this dinner cost over $400. and was a special occasion I would think a server would come to check to see if we needed refills or extra vegetables...especially since we were only give two small bowls of vegetables for six people. I would also think that since the birthday package included a photo that they would remember to take the photo. I spent the last half of our party trying to track down our waiter to refill our drinks, order dessert, request our bill and take a photo of the birthday boy and his friends. Our waiter was clearly given too many tables..."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This is the third time we have visited this place, and all three times we have been completely satisfied by everything. The food and options were great, the beer and wine list had many options, and the service was tremendous. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Melting Pot in Gaithersburg, Maryland. We enjoyed our evening so much! Things were perfect from the time we walked through the door until the time we left. Great service, food and drinks! This place is great for a date night since you have to cook the food at the table, and that requires interaction between those at the table. The ambiance is nice and we loved the balloon/strawberry/photo package. I strongly recommend The Melting Pot!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The romantic booths can have individual speakers with romatic music. maybe an option to connect your own phone or ipod"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Fantastic food especially when paired with a coupon you get a great selection for the meals. They recently revamped the menu and added some new cheese dishes and chocolate dishes to try out. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was our second visit & it was just as amazing as the first! Cliff was our server & he is absolutely fantastic! GREAT guy! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Always have a great time at the Melting Pot!! Been there many times and have never had any issues or problems."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great server, quick service a little on the pricey side, but good to do for romantic evening or maybe girls night out. Good restaurant! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Right to the point...the food was just ok. The service was great, and the chocolate fondue was awesome. The quality of food was just ok. Not bad but ok. Go for the experience! But ask for Brian the waiter. He was just fantastic! The manager came by twice to insure a good dining experience. This is more restaurant preference of food suppliers not service. The restaurant seemed very clean, dark though. Could have used some background music as I listened to my loud dining neighbor's conversation by force and not be choice. Minor detail. Just go and have some fun. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I set up my reservation for a Thursday night through Open Table (and received a conformation email) on Wednesday morning. When I called Thursday morning to alter my reservation, the hostess said that they did not have me in the books. I told her that I booked through Open Table, and received a confirmation email. Once I told her this, she said "well I guess we can squeeze you in tonight." When we got to the restaurant the service was wonderful, but the hostess on the phone was not. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014