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The Melting Pot - Newport News
The Melting Pot - Newport News

The Melting Pot - Newport News Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/newport-news/specials
  • Email: ortizlia@gmail.com
  • Phone: (757) 369-9500
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View
  • Private Party Facilities: Large party room seats 32-34 people. Small party room seats 12-14 people. Credit card is required to hold reservation. Preset party menu is also required.
  • Private Party Contact: Donavan Manning (757) 369-9500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Operations Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Shopping center parking lot.
A word from The Melting Pot - Newport News
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won’t find at any other restaurant. Here you'll discover all of the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot is certain to please. Make reservations today and come dip into something different.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Normally we love the melting pot and decided to go here for Easter with our group of six. Previously Easter at the melting pot has included some food specials and our waiter had written "Happy Easter" on a plate in chocolate for us. This year nothing was special for Easter. Our waitress also had zero personality. In addition we were upset that with six people at the table we received one bowl of bread, two half filled bowls of veggies and apples to share between us and our two pots of fondu. We asked for additional and it took forever for our waitress to bring them out to us. The meat was not cut into pieces properly and were hunks of meat on the plate that required a knife to cut before going in the pot. We were not please with this visit!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "What a great place to celebrate my 50th birthday. We had a wonderful time and so enjoyed the entire experience which lastest almost 3 hours. We never felt rushed and our server was very attentive. We chose the 4 course meal. Started with yummy cocktails (chocolate fontini is awesome) and the new bacon cheddar fondue...so good! We all picked a different salad and a chose different meat plates to share...so many to pick from. We finished our evening with the delightful turtle chocolate fondue...outstanding. A truly wonderful experience for all of us."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience at the Melting Pot in Newport News. The food was fantastic and our server, Jean, was excellent! Her recommendations were spot on! Thank you for helping to make our 29th wedding anniversary a memorable one!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I made reservations, only had to wait a couple of minutes. atmosphere was nice and quiet. waitress was very attentive to wants and needs. waitress was knowledgable about most of the wines and suggested a few to sample. awesome food, will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Normally this restaurant is one of my favorites. Unfortunately the one in Newport News is the pits. The service is deplorable at best. Had this been my only experience with this location I wouldn't have written a negative review, 3 times, 3 different days and times and still horrible service. I will never go back to the one in Newport News. Take the extra drive to Virginia Beach you will have a much better time with excellent service."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Whether you are going out for a romantic night with your loved one or having a girls night this is the place to go. I have found that one way to cut the expensive is for a girls night just split wine and dessert - still super filling and what girl doesn't like a good glass of wine with delicious chocolate. Overall it love this place! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had an early dinner reservation (5:45) and expected there to be more families at this seating. Although there appeared to open tables, my husband and I were seated beside the semiprivate room with a small infant who cried 75% of our meal. We mentioned to the waitress we were celebrating my husband's 50th birthday and it was a special occasion yet we were still not moved. In hind sight, we should have asked but I feel it is the staffs' responsibility to make their customer's experience a memorable one."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The price is a bit high for a regular dining spot for us but the food and service are fantastic!!! This is my "GO-to" place fro special occasions and outings with new friends."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Got an email telling us it was complimentary cheese fondue night. We went and had a great time there. We ordered the 4 course meal which was reduced due to the free cheese fondue. Food was great as always and our server was fantastic! We go twice a year to this location and it is always great."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This Melting Pot has become a regular stop for me because the fondue concept is so different from every other restaurant. This visit was with two friends who had never been before and they absolutely loved it. I typically go on Sundays when you can get a cheese fondue, salad and dessert fondue for $11.95 per person when you sit at the bar. Unless you are really hungry, this food combo can serve you well even if you aren't at the bar or it isn't a Sunday. The salads are of good quality but if you like dressing, ask for a side of it. My favorite dessert fondue is bananas foster - love the combo!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great food and environment . Only complaint was we felt rushed by our server"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The dinner choices seemed to be too "themed". For example, there are seafood, vegetarian, and steak lovers. Why not a combination of foods? Put a portion of chicken, shrimp, and a bit of steak on one meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As with most of our visit to the Melting Pot, the food, the service, and the Sundays special price was outstanding. We didn't buy any wine or alcohol beverages this visit, but it was still a nice evening. I would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I LOVE the MP. Any time that my husband and I are able to schedule a lengthy date, or date night, the MP is always our top choice. Always a romantic atmosphere, always great service...we will ALWAYS be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was an amazing venue for a romantic date night. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. My only complaint was where we were seated upon arrival. We were escorted to a large dining room that was completely empty except one other table. Instead of separating us so we could have some quiet time before other guests arrived, we were sat right next to the other table. It was very awkward."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went on a Wednesday evening to take advantage of their half price wine special and ordered a wonderful Pinot Grigio and a delicious Chianti. Their menu has changed a bit since our last visit. The new menu did not disappoint. The new California Salad was delicious. We moved on to our favorite cheese fondue, the Wisconsin Trio. For our main course we had the special "for two" they were offering that evening with the new MOJO fondue (carribean seasoned bouillon with garlic and citrus). It was very good and one we will absolutely try again. Our waitress was exceptionally friendly, informative, and took excellent care of us all evening."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I will tell people about it but it is very expensive. Definitely only special occasions. If you like spending lots of money for food this is the place to go. For me way over priced."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Melting Pot was a very fun experience. However, the food quality was just OK. (Maybe because I was cooking it!) The dessert fondues were great. But it is way over-priced for what you get. OK for a very special occasion. But I will go to a better restaurant for other occasions."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I loved everything about this restaurant. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely go again"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The meal was outstanding and the lighting and noise levels were just right to enjoy talking without feeling like someone was listening in on our conversations. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I go to the melting pot (many different locations) and this is the first time i can say i was quite upset. We had a new waitress. She told us she was new, and that it was her second night. It was clear to me she had no clue what was on the menu at all. The cheese was not made properly all 3 dinner orders were screwed up. She fixed them to the best of her knowledge but was not consistent in the times she gave us to eat each coarse. The fiesta cheese does not have garlic in it, the first time all we tasted was garlic, so salsa or jalapeno at all. She re made it but still brought garlic after we told her there was no garlic in it. She melted the cheese and gave us the stuff to mix in on our own. It was very frustrating."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was my first time ever going to the melting pot and I was very disappointed in the service. As soon as I walked in the receptionist did not make eye contact at all the whole time I was standing there, come to find out she was in training and didn't notify anybody of this just let them stand there. We had a reservation and was not seated until 20 minutes after (and no it was not valentines day weekend) We were finally seated and had our first entrée brought to the table but no silverware, we waited for about 5-10 minutes until our waitress finally made her way back to the area and asked her for some. The food was delicious and it was defiantly an experience but the customer service was horrible."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My husband and I came to the Melting Pot for the first time to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. We had the Fondue for Two special. The overall experience was really cool! We enjoyed the four courses and cooking our own food at a restaurant was a new experience for us. We both enjoyed our dinner and experience at The Melting Pot!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Our family (2 adults and 3 teens- age 16 and up) had a great 16th birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. Excellent service, great menu, fun dinner. The Melting Pot is our absolute favorite place to eat, we've been several times and it never disappoints!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This was our 3rd time at The Melting Pot. We go here for special occasions such as the big 25th birthday celebrations for our daughters.We enjoy the atmosphere that the restaurant has to offer within it's private booths and the fun of cooking and dining together. We chose a four course meal and the portions are more than ample sized. You will not leave hungry!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The experience was very romantic,we had a great time. The restaurant was quiet and sexy . Very grown up. I've already recommended it to several of my friends and co workers for Valentine's day. But overall best restaurant around!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed the experience. The environment was wonderful for the occasion. I have recommended the restaurant to several people."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. It was us and another couple. Everyone but me had been here before. It was very nice. Great food, great waiter, just great all around. It was a little pricey but when you look at what you are getting it isn't that bad. I would definitely recommend it and will be going back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I usually only have VERY good things to say about this restaurant. My Boyfriend and I love this place and try to re-visit monly. When the snow hit on Tuesday evening, I called the restaurant to see if my reservations were still in place for Wednesday night. I didn't get a call or an email telling me that the restauant was not even opened. There was not a message on their answering machine simply stating that it was closed. I just thought that as nice as a restaurant as of the Melting Pot, the staff would at least contacted me. I rated the food outstanding because I know that it would have been an excellent evening."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "we love the melting pot... we took our 6 year for the first time and he had a great time!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had a group of six adults. or server was awesome and we really appreciated how other servers that were not ours chipped in with smiles on there faces when needed. great place !"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed our time at Melting Pot from beginning to end.. wine list is very reasonably priced and the meal was excellent!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We went to The Melting Pot to celebrate my birthday. It was my mother's first visit, and we all enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the complimentary 6 pack of chocolate covered strawberries! Yum!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything was pristine! Great food and service, will be back again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everytime we visit this Melting Pot, we have a good experience. I would totally recommend it to anyone. The price is a bit expensive, but the food and the service make up for it."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "My husband booked a date night dinner after a movie for our very first visit to The Melting pot. We both were pleasantly surprised at the entire dining experience. The food, service and overall experience exceeded our expectations. This may have been our first visit but will definitely not be our last."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Nice quiet restaurant with good food to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I have been to The Melting Pot several times and every time has been a great dining experience. The staff are wonderful and very kind and appreciative. The food is always excellent. Never a complaint from me. Thanks The Melting Pot for another wonderful experience."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was an enjoyable time for couples date night. The fondue cooking experience is unique and limits use of cell phones as everyone is busy cooking and enjoying actual face to face conversation."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I visit Melting Pot quite often and really enjoy my experiences. I won't go as far to say it is a great place for a date even though that is how it is set up. To me, it is better with 2-3 friends all sharing in the experience. It can seem pricey but it has to be taken into context. This is an upper scale experience and if you are used to Appleby's prices, it will be considered pricey. If you are used to Bonefish prices you won't be surprised. For between $29-$46 you can get a full 4 course meal. However, I usually go with friends and we get a cheese fondue, salad and dessert and that is more than enough to satisy us at $20 pp. Take advantage of the Sunday bar special where those three is @$12 per person- that is a good deal!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014