The Melting Pot - Reston
Fun, tasty but proceyFood is great and the experience of fondue and cooking fondue is lots of fun. It is pricey. though. It i a great idea to go for a special occasion - but the cost is too much to do all the time. Waiter was really great. Not only great service - but talks to you and makes the experience that much more pleasant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasingAll was great. Haven't been in a few years and was again delighted.
Will definitely make my husband take me.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usualWe enjoy going to the MP for special occasions. Wait staff is fast, friendly and really know their menu. This is not a huge deal, but the booth we sat in was fairly small. I'm 6'2 and have long legs which were pretty crammed under the table. But like I said, not a big issue.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceMy family and I had another great meal here! It was the perfect place to celebrate Mother's Day. The atmosphere was great, and the service and food were top notch as always.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the four-course dinner,We had the four-course dinner, and it was delicious--much better than I remembered it being about 10 years ago. The cheese and chocolate fondues were great and the meat and shrimp fondue was wonderful--everything was seasoned to perfection and the dipping sauces were also wonderful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!!The food was really great! But it seemed a bit odd that price-point was so high and ALL of the weight staff and hostesses were so underdressed. It seemed like a big mismatch to be served by someone who was so underdressed. Also, I called before making the reservation to make sure that we could use a special and was told that I could. When I got there, our watress said that special was over but did give it to us anyway. It was nice of her to give it to us, but she seemed irritated with us for the entire meal - which felt not so good. I would think that someone working for such a high price-point tip would act a bit friendlier. We like the melting pot but decided to try the one near McLean next time because of our experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013I took my mom to this restaurant for Mother's Day and we had a wonderful time. Our waitress was excellent and the food was incredible. I'd been to The Melting Pot a few times before (although not the Reston location), but it was my mom's first experience.
There was a special menu and when they called to confirm my reservation, I had the option of having a gift bag with a balloon, lotion, a small candle and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for her on the table. It's definitely a little pricey, but it's worth it (once in a while!).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun FondueOur favorite thing to do is just order cheese and dessert courses. Only downside is that it is relatively expensive (~$25pp) for not that much food, but it is fun for a special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a birthday dinnerWe ate there last Saturday night for my wife's 35th birthday and had a good experience. For those that haven't been there in a while, note that the restaurant is now at Plaza America (across the Toll road) . The food was good, as usual. Also, we told the waiter we don't eat mushrooms, broccoli, etc., and they brought out more of the other foods, to compensate. My only comment/compliant is the front desk would make rounds, I assume, to check to see where people were with meals for seating purposes, but I think they did it a little too much (a few people in the span of a few minutes). Overall good food, if a little pricey, and great ambiance.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMsolid as always!Main courses are enough for 1.5 people easy. Groups may consider sharing accordingly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date nightEnjoyed a much needed date night - great food and service. We sat in the dining room but the bar was packed and there were a number of older (7+) kids seated in the dining room so it truly is good for almost everyone.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experienceFood was great. Our server Beth was exceptional. It did take a full 2 hours to finish everything but my kids (8 and 10 years old) andn I enjoyed every moment. I especially LOVED the lobster, filet mignon and mushrooms during the entree course. Veggie (broccoli and mushrooms) were unlimited refill which was great for us needing some fiber. We used the LivingSocial 4-courses for 2 voucher and they were nice enough to let me use it for 1 adult and 2 kids. And we were all stuffed!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful managers and staff!We showed up for our reservation a few minutes early and were told there would be a short wait for our table to be ready. A few minutes into waiting the hostess and manager recognized my fiancé was wearing a Washington Capitals shirt under his jacket and immediately struck up a conversation about the game that was happening that evening. She said unfortunately they were a little behind and asked if we would like to have a seat at the bar while we waited. We agreed and she showed us to the bar where she promptly changed the channel to the game! Talk about amazing hospitality and customer service!!! It truly was a great start to an incredible evening!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMtime after timewe have been coming to the melting pot for years to celebrate our birthdays and on several other occasions. everything has always been great5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, Interactive Evening!This is especially a great place to take friends who might be a little shy or less talkative because it is so much fun talking about the process of dipping and cooking your own food, discussing the various sauces, and chocolate dessert options.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals ever!We had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious. There were a lot of options on the menu, good vegetarian options. The chicken, steak adn shrinmp in broth were among the tastiest I have ever had. The S'mores fondue was fabulous! One thing is it takes over 2 hours to complete a meal, but it was a great way to spend an evening. Very entertaining as well as delicious.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThe Melting Pot is the place for Fondue. The Cheese was excellent, the salads are always outstanding, the new 4 course selections are amazing, and of course the chocolate desert is delectable.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightThe food was very good, I could just have the cheese and dessert course. We went with the cheddar cheese fondue and it was so good with the veggies. The resteraunt was dim and made for a nice romantic dinner. I have to mention the dessert, we went with the flaming turtle, I am so glad I saved room for that. All in all it's a great place for date night to change up the same old routine.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting Pot ReviewThe food and service were fantastic. Good selection of food and drink choices. The server did a great job of informing us about specials, making suggestions, and taking care of us for the evening. Overall, a great anniversary dinner!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPrincess Lunch was a royal treat!My friends and I took our daughters their for their "An Enchanted Event" lunch with a princess and it was a great choice. When we walked in they had Princess Belle in the front making balloon animals for the little princesses. She was great, super friendly and interacting with the girls. They also passed out little tiaras and wands to each girl. My daughter is balloon crazy so she loved this. The whole food experience was amazing. The only things I was diappointed in was the "Fiesta" Cheese wasn't very spicy even after we added a container and a half of jalapenos (it must have been a mild jalapeno day) and whatever the adult chicken was marinated in wasn't to my taste. :0) Overall it was an amazing experience and was a lot of fun!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPrincess-tastic!We attended the Princess Day. My daughter love meeting a Princess and getting a balloon wand, a crown and a magic wand. It was the most enjoyable meal we've had in a while. The food was fantastic. And our waiter was great. I actually went to high school with him so it was great catching up. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLong time 'special Event'Long time 'special Event' choice. Must be relaxed, though because you must take your time. Not too good for young kids because of the hot surfaces, but fun for those of the 'right' age.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Melting Pot locationThis Melting Pot location is both cozy but airy as it has high ceilings unlike most other locations in the area. It's a great place for dinner if you'd like dinner to be the evening's event (which was our intent); expect to take at least two hours eating. The menu has a great variety of all four courses. We highly recommend trying the chedder, and the bananas foster.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodYou all pre-set the table with flowers and a gift for my wife before we were seated. Very thankful for that and it was a great suprise. The food was great as usual but our waitress made us feel rushed and was fairly rude. We have never had bad service at the melting pot previously.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and FoodThe food was great. There are a lot of things to choose from on the menu. Our server was fantastic. It's a bit pricey, but I'd go back for a special occasion.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot is a greatThe Melting Pot is a great place to go to celebrate a special occasion because the activity of dipping the fondue is kind of a ritual and it's easy to make conversation there because you can always talk about the food!
We were there to celebrate a special birthday and I ordered a drink I did not like - there was nothing wrong with it, I just didn't like that flavor. The waitress switched my drink to one I preferred for no charge which was very nice of her and really helped me enjoy my meal.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - great fun!Excellent food - great fun! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will return and certainly recommend to others!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceIt was our first time at The Melting Pot. Our waitress, Lucy was very helpful and attentive. We will definitely go back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect birthday dinner celebrationWent for an 11 year olds birthday celebration and were able to get a table in the back room that easily sat us comfortably with ease of movement to reach the fondue pots and the noise level was quiet. The food was delicious and the menu choices could satisfy any ones desires. The wait staff was right on top of everything and the flow of the food presentations couldn't have been better.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went to theMy husband and I went to the DC restaurant last year for our anniversary and this year went to Reston. I love this restaurant. It is fun and relaxing. Our server was great.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous living socialWe had a fabulous living social deal. You can't beat the price of one meal for two. Everything was wonderful. :)4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place forThis is a great place for a long and leisurely dinner. Plan on spending at least 1.5 hours for the meal. It great for talking and sharing good food.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur service was great, weOur service was great, we enjoyed being private and not rushed4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNew menu means skimpy portions!Disappointed in the new food portions/menu. For $38 I got three shrimp, three bit size pieces of beef, and three bite size pieces of chicken? We actually left there still hungry!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMloved the experience. wishloved the experience. wish it was a little less expensive.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to the MeltingWe have been to the Melting Pot many times before, but this Easter Sunday we had an excellent evening of delicious food which was well-priced. The only slight glitch was waiting a few minutes for our table; otherwise, perfection!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Melting Pot is a greatThe Melting Pot is a great place for a fun night out. They have tables that are great for groups, but also have tables that are semi-private so are great for date night. Food is wonderful and the servers are so helpful!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a great meal atWe enjoyed a great meal at the Melting Pot in Reston, VA. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was not as great as we have experienced in the past. We had to wait for drink refills, bread refills and to order our dessert. Also, it appears that brewed iced tea is no longer on the menu. Instead, you have to order a bottle of iced tea. This was a disappointment. Overall, though, we had a great time and a great meal.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMelting Pot AnniverseryThe new location for melting pot in Reston is a great improvement. We had a lot of fun.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I go to the MeltingMy wife and I go to the Melting Pot 2 or 3 times a year and it is always a great experience. The service was a little bit slower than usual this last time and the restaurant was not packed at the time. I also noticed that the manager went around to the different tables to ask customers how their dinner was and to show he cared---he forgot to stop by our table. Not a big deal, but hard not to notice since he kept coming to our section to talk to everyone but us.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the atmosphereI really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I think everything was a little over priced and I probably would not come back unless it was a special occasion or if The Melting Pot offered another living social deal. However, I have to say that the staff was exceptional! Our waitress and the manager was incredibly friendly!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy food, happy anniversary!If you are celebrating a special occasion, anniversary or just a romantic date, this is the place for you! When I made reservations, I noted that we were coming to celebrate our 4th anniversary. The staff, from check in to server each wish us a wonderful anniversary and made us feel very special. Food was amazing and a definite must try. Guys, you will score major points with your lady if you take her here.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was fantastic. IService was fantastic. I went with a group of 5 other ladies and after a great four course meal, we were able to sit and chat for an hour! I love the privacy of the booths and options for every type of diet.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingWe had a great time. The food is wonderful and doing the the fondue cooking is really fun. They have lots of gluten free options and really go the extra mile for their gluten free guests. The waiter was friendly and knowable. I would defiantly return. It is a expensiveness place, about $50 a head, but there is value in that because you get so much. Since you get 4 courses and and do the fondue cooking the meal can be 2.5-3 hours for a table to two.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for TeensMy son took his girlfriend to the Melting Pot in Reston. She said she had never been. Her response to her experience was, "that place rocked" (They're teenagers). They also said the waiter was great and made the dining fun.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time with ourWe had a great time with our friends who attended Melting Pot for the first time.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner spotWe have always enjoyed The Melting Pot, but really love the flexibility of the new menu -- it was a nice evening out without our little one :)3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service and food!!Fantastic service and food!! Can't wait to go back!! Reid was a fantastic server, we recommend asking for him!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, thoughtful serviceThe food was amazing. Between us we had a vegetarian, a red meat lover and a seafood lover, and we were all delighted. Even the salads were great - and none of us are salad lovers. The service was friendly, thoughtful - just what you want in a 4-course meal.
We got the first-timer spiel - helpful but a little jumbled - and some even more helpful recommendations. We were celebrating a birthday, which the server asked about and provided a special dessert for - made for a good time as well as a good meal.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy myself at theI always enjoy myself at the Melting Pot. We had the bacon and brie cheese fondue and it was yummy. For our main course we had fondue fusion and replaced the duck with shrimp. All of the sauces were good as usual. We were so full by the time dessert came around we took it to go. I didn't know that you could take it to go so I was pleasantly surprised by that. Everything was perfectly packaged and really easy to heat up. Our waitress was friendly and chatty but not to chatty.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM