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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
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I had the best time and the food was amazing! We left so full and very pleased. Would love to do it again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a great time, we were late but when we called to change the reservation they had no problem, we were stuck in Norfolk after the big storm that day, great good, great service. One of my favorite restaurants"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was an amazing experience that I hope to get to repeat in the future!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My daughter and I went there for the first time to celebrate her graduation from college. It was such a wonderful experience. We especially loved the cheese dip with artichokes. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is pricey. My husband and I both liked the cheese fondue. Peppercorn Ranch dressing was very good. For the main entrées the sausage and Shrimp were good. We didn't care much for the BBQ or Teriyaki. We like our steak medium-rare and it was hard to get the temperature just right. My husband didn't really like his meat boiled. We had the Turtle fondue for desert. I couldn't see or taste the caramel. The chocolate was a sauce. Not pure chocolate. We got 6 entrees between us. It was a lot of food. We were both stuffed. The staff were friendly."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I wish I had known it would take over three hours to eat here. I wish I had known that everything..and I mean everything...would be raw. If I wanted boiled meat I would just stay home and do it. We waited over thirty minutes for each course with nothing to do in between. Drinks went dry...even my coffee after dinner was ice cold. This place is just to gimmicky. Not worth your time."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a romantic dinner. Fondue naturally makes the process slower so we had nice relaxing conversation. Booths are cozy. Our server showed us how to make her favorite combinations which was great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The only thing that I could not understand about this place was that I had called repeatedly on Sundays and was always told that there were no reservations available. When I finally did get a reservation on a Sunday, I found that most of the tables were empty. I couldn't understand how they always had no reservations available, but yet the restaurant was half empty. Other than that, I think this place would be #1 on my list for a special occasion romantic dinner. It is too expensive to go there on a regular basis. I also think as much as you pay for the entree, that the salad should be included in the meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The cheese fondue , salad, and chocolate fondue was delicious. But the raw meat was disgusting. We lost our appetite. Then had to cook 4 people's food in one pot...basically boiling meat. Gross! And then raw chicken and pork ...had to remember which utensils touched raw meat. Very disgusting."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I hadn't been to the Newport News location after several bad experiences, but they have redeemed themselves!! Jamie was an amazing server and the food has greatly improved."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was fabulous! Every single bite of everything was absolutely delicious! Our waitress was so great, friendly, attentive but not over bearing. From the cheese to the entrees it was perfect. Even the salads were top notch. Can't wait to go again! Not just a restaurant, but and experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It started off pretty bad, we were traveling from Chesapeake and running a bit late due to traffic. I tried to call at least ten times without an answer. We made it there about ten minutes late and were told to have a seat it would be twenty minutes to seat us. Meanwhile I watched the hostess run around and twice I watched her ignore the phone. I could see our table from where I was sitting, because I had purchased a Groupon that came with roses. Finally we were seated. From then on the night was awesome. The food was to die for and our waiter was very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I liked it a lot. I will return soon. Just make sure you have time to enjoy the whole meal."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Melting Pot was so much fun. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and the service was top notch. There are so many great choices. I would recommend it for your next very special occasion."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was my first time at The Melting Pot and let me just say that I was not impressed. I stood in the lobby for 15 minutes before anyone came to greet us. I heard talk from the others waiting to be sat that either the host didn't show or walked out, something of that nature. Finally the manager came up, did not apologize for the wait, and sat us without any conversation. There was no "how are you tonight" or "are you celebrating anything." I just found our presence to be a nuisance. The server was very nice and pleasant; however, our drinks stayed empty most of the night. We went too long without seeing her. The food was average."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is fantastic! However, the night we were there the service was slower than would be expected."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have always wanted to go to melting pit so when the grouping was made available, I jumped on it! I didn't expect to like it but have heard so much about it, I was rather excited to go."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We LOVE The Melting Pot but only go once every couple of years. I really can't justify spending $130.00 for two adults and one child for dinner. It is a great experience and I am glad that we went."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful Food, Wonderful Server, ..Very Rude and Condescending Manager who charged us $32.00 for ordering Non Alcoholic Fruit Punch when the $69.00 Group on we purchased stated clearly that the only drinks that were omitted from the price were Alcoholic drinks. He then proceeded to argue with us profusely. I've never been treated this poorly in any restaurant ive been to."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I went to the Melting Pot as an wedding anniversary celebration. I ordered the romance package which was to include a dozen roses for my wife. As we were served our dinner I asked about the roses and the server was not aware we had the romance package and said she would have to ask. When dessert came around and we had not received the roses yet I asked again. She again apologized and said she would probably have to make them herself if they had not brought them yet. She came back very quickly and said they were out of roses and would it be possible for us to come back tomorrow and pick them up. A good offer but not a good option for me. In all other aspects our server was excellent and very personable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time, the food was good, the service was great, I have no complaints. We'll definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have loved the Melting Pot for years. I recently moved to Hampton Roads so this was my first time at this location. It is smaller than other Melting Pot locations and you do hear people talking a little more but still great. Their wine and cocktail list is amazing, something for everyone. They are a little expensive but for a special event or just a dessert or drinks, it is affordable. $120 for four courses for two, normally. This location was a little slower but we didn't mind. The server was fantastic and the food is always amazing."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great anniversary dinner. Just be prepared to stay for at least 3 hours."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This place was wonderful. Being reservation only, the restaurant was very quiet, very serene. Everything was lit with just the right amount of light, making a beautiful atmosphere. They were able to accomodate our special needs, and provide a wonderful meal. Everything was delicious. The drinks were the perfect blend of alcohol and flavor. The cheese fondue, a bourbon bacon cheddar cheese, was absolutely delicious. The main course was perfect (though of course, we wish there had been more meat in the servings, we were a bit dismayed at how small the portion sizes are). The chocolate at the end, the yin yang fondue, was absolutely wonderful and overall, the entire experience was one we'd like to repeat."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "10 minutes late on reservation, host and manager were rude."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a great time at the Melting Pot. It was our first time going, and we found it quite enjoyable. From the ambience, to the food, to the servce. Our waitress friendly and so super helpful assisting us with our menu selections. The bartender not only provided recommendations on drinks, but the food selections as well. He even made a miniature smoothie for our two year old. The food was delicious. Especially the dessert!!! We will definitely be going back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoy everything about the melting pot...just wasnt enough food for a heavy size person but will do it again with a groupon"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The title says it all. Too Slow. Too Slow. Too Slow."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "my second time dining at the melting pot....outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I saw this as a groupon and just thought it would be the perfect birthday dinner for my fiancé I drove 23 miles to this restarunt and got nothing but the best overall experience. Everything was delicious. The waitress was very poliet. The setting was amazing. Perfect for a romantic date or for a long date night over due! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went for an anniversary dinner; it started great with our (new) server Savannah. The first three courses came in a timely manner with a full explanation of how to cook the food. Our server started taking longer to get back to us; I have to assume she was busy with other tables. Dessert eventually showed up; a free photo took forever, didn't turn out so good and I wasn't about to ask for a do over. I had to ask for the check after waiting a lengthy time at a cleared table. Thankfully I paid with cash or I might still be waiting to check out. After cooking/boiling my own dinner, 90 minutes would have been a reasonable length of time. The evening was 2.5 hours, possibly the longest dinner in a restaurant in my life.Once was enough."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Arrive early, sit at bar. Happy hour prices are Excellent. The BACON AND GORGONZOLA fondue is outstanding. The salads are limited but tasty. The entree portions are small but sufficient for this type of dining experience. The desert, what can I say, it's chocolate fondue. IMHO, Fish and shrimp are OK to fondue cook, but red meat, not so much. Grill it. Overall: The Melting Pot was a delightful and pleasant eating experience. Pricey, but a worthwhile & delightful experience to be enjoyed on a special occasion rather than dinner date with the wife. I recommend a two burner cook top for allergy concerns. Now that we have a better understanding, we will be returning with friends and family, on special occasions. Bar & wait staff were excellant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had an awesome night at the Melting Pot. It was the perfect environment to celebrate our anniversary and we were very satisfied with all of the tastes and portions of the four course meal. From the food to the wait staff, all these things made for a very special night at the Melting Pot."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were planning a weekend in Virginia Beach and found this interesting Groupon for a 4 course dinner at The Melting Pot Newport News VA. It was perfect because it always to taste a bit of everything. The food was really good (although the white wine in the gruyère and swiss cheese fondue made it a little bitter), and by the time of dessert we were already full. They have a lot of choices on the menu, good cocktails, and the chocolate fondue for dessert is amazing. The service is very good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We celebrated our 47th anniversary at the Melting Pot in N/N and were glad we did. The service was very good and our waitress was very personable and helpful. The food was very good and to top it off they took our photo and presented it to us in a frame. It was a two-hour four course meal and made our anniversary even more special"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We were celebrating our son's end of school year, so we had 6 in our party. I can not say enough good about the food. It's always enjoyable! But this time our waitress was very disappointing. Clearly disinterested and disengaged. With 6 people, the table is always full of dishes. She was constantly bringing out the next course before clearing the table of previous course dishes! We were knocking things over and almost spilling food just to make room. It was annoying. Also, fondue takes time! But she hovered a lot and kept asking if we were done when clearly we still were enjoying a certain course. Again, the food was good but the service was not up to The Melting Pot standards. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "First time visit. VERY impressed with selections and cuisine. We used the Romantic groupon and got a dozen roses as well. I have paid more at a flower shop, and gotten less quality. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here while we were visiting Newport News during our honeymoon. The food was amazing and the staff was exceptionally nice. As always, the Fiesta Cheese fondue, main course, and S'mores Chocolate fondue were absolutely delicious, and our server wished us a "Happy Honeymoon" in chocolate. If we were back in the area, we would certainly visit again!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The evening started well enough, we had reservations and arrived 15 minutes early, we were told we'd have to wait until our reservation time, not a hardship, but I figured, 15 minutes? went window shopping in the nearby shopping center. We returned and were seated promptly, and noticed that about 1/3 of the tables were vacant, by the time we left the number of vacant tables had dropped, but there was still room for walk-ins. We ordered Caesar salads and were not impressed by them, normally they come with pine nuts, but most of our party opted to skip them, a good call as they were more of a distraction, I presume, from the tasteless dressing, I've had ranch, and plain sour cream with more bite and flavor. The fondue was great, dessert too."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My first time here. Very good experience. The waitstaff was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 5/27/2014