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The Melting Pot - Reston
The Melting Pot - Reston

The Melting Pot - Reston Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/reston/specials
  • Email: meltingpotrest@aol.com
  • Phone: (703) 435-1277
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00-11:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Executive Chef: Corey Randolph
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Hills
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Reston
Fondue is a fun and interactive dining experience - and for more than three decades, The Melting Pot has defined the niche across the American dining scene. A visit to the sophisticated The Melting Pot introduces diners to the traditional and fun Swiss cooking style.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Melting Pot is one of our favorite places for dinner. The food and service are always fantastic. However, our most recent visit was not the best showing for the Reston Melting Pot. The beer was warm and I had to request another. The bread which is normally very fresh was extremely hard and seemed old. When the waiter did the Flambé at the table for the chocolate s'more dessert, he did not do it properly and burned the graham crackers. The entire dessert had a burned taste to it. He forgot to add the marshmallows which is key to that dessert. 9 out of 10 times this is our favorite place but they flopped last week for a family celebration dinner. I am hoping it is better next time and this is not a trend."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Lucy and the crew at the Melting Pot put on a show that none can top. Celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary, hubby and I chose to go to the MP of Reston because we know that we always enjoy our meal there. I always try NOT to indulge in the cheese course or salad so I can enjoy the meats and cheeses but it never works out. I delight in each course and save room for chocolate in the end. I always enjoy our meals there. Wish it were more reasonable...it can be pricey, but always worth it! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Dinner was perfect. Adam was an awesome server and he met our every need. The food was well prepared and delicious. We look forward to coming back!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is the 5th year my daughter has requested to dine here for her birthday. We enjoy the food and the exceptional service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We used a Living Social deal and the waitress was so nice - sometimes I've felt like the company issuing the deal considers them a hassle when you go to use it, but not here. She explained that there was a set menu for the deal (which was what we would have ordered anyway - it was fabulous). The manager stopped by the table to let us know our waitress was a little busy and would be with us shortly and brought us water. Did not feel rushed and was a great night out."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Always love Melting Pot. This location was great, cool private tables and the food was amazing. Only problem was I think I ate too much!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband and I always enjoy Melting Pot's service as much as we enjoy the food. The staff is kind and personable, allowing for an all-around great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a late reservation and unfortunately another reservation ran behind which put us behind. Instead of our group splitting up, manangement was able to have our table ready before our appetizers were served. My parents had never experience fondue dining and the staff was very helpful in explaining the concept. I have always enjoyed the Melting Pot and having my family partake of this experience for my birthday was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was delicious. However, the individual cheese portion quantities has substantially reduced from 2013. We had ordered 4 cheese fondues for our group of 5. And it was barely sufficient. We ended up hungry and ate at another place on our way home. It appears as there is not enough value for money at your restaurant anymore Of note, the server who prepared the fondue ended up wasting a lot of the cheese and spinach that she brought for our portions. She did not empty the bowl thoroughly, about 20% was wasted."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed the fondue experience. Surprised to find vegetarian options."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We go to the Melting pot to celebrate special occassions. Food and experience is always a good one!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "One loud table of party girls ruined the atmosphere for everyone. But the service and food was excellent as always."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "First off im USED to be a huge fan of this restaurant! But my last trip will be my final, as the price is still the same, but the food and the amount of food i received was a quarter of what i USED to get. The cheese fondue was horrible, the amount of things to dip into it was NOT worth the money i paid. Think of it in kids portions!! FOR THE ENTIRE MEAL!! VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Not your every day dining experience. Awesome to be able to pair foods with different cheeses and chocolate and getting a yummy wine too. Lovely."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband and I love Melting Pot restaurants, and chose to spend dinner there for our 'date night' while at a local marriage retreat. This was our first time dining in Reston and expected the same high quality that we have experienced at other Melting Pots. Unfortunately, our server appeared to be way too busy that evening and her ability to make our night out special was lacking. For the chocolate fondue at the end, she lit it, told us to wait for the chocolate to get warm, and walked away. By the end of dinner, I felt we had been forgotten. While we still had a nice time, I don't know that I would return to this particular Melting Pot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had 10:15 p.m. reservations after movie on a Sat night. Was just getting 2 courses. I work in a restaurant so I pay attention to these things but it took us 8 mins to get greeted by our waitress. No other servers greeted us either even thoguh 3 others walked by and a manager who looked at our table and even though we didn't have anything on the table not even water yet, he still didn't stop by. Would not suggest this location past 10 p.m. Our fondue almost scorched during because we ran out of dippers because the waitress took so long in between visits to the table."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The four of us really enjoyed our dining experience at the Melting Pot. Wonderful and fun food. We were able to converse and have fun too. Our server was fabulous and funny and accommodating. Will definitely go back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is my favorite restaurant. The food is great, service is always wonderful (really, I've never had a bad server or ever a mediocre one), and the whole experience is fun. The price is always a little shocking which is why this is very much a special occasion type place but worth it for the experience every once in awhile."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had never been to a Melting Pot before. This dinner was for my girlfriend's birthday. I had added the roses, balloon, and picture package. Requested a romantic table. We were very pleased with the results! Cozy quiet booth type setting. No one else within earshot. Attentive waiter. Great food. A VERY enjoyable experience. The birthday woman loved it! Will be back again. 5 stars!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was great. We were able to substitute ingredients to make the food more appealing to us. The waiter even offered to bring more of my favorite desserts to dip into our chocolate fondue. My only complaint is that despite our being there at an early hour on a Tuesday night we were not seated near a window. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived and was almost equally empty when we left, so the only conclusion that I can draw is that because we were using a LivingSocial coupon we did not deserve a better table."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I've been to Melting Pot quite a few times over the years. I just went again last week and my opinion hasn't changed. It's nice for a quiet dinner for 2 or for a fun group of 10. The food is very good...though they seem to be skimping on the veggies with the cheese fondue. The meats are excellent. Of course, the chocolate is always to die for. Service there is always the best. They take plenty of time with you helping to prepare your fondues and have always been on top of everything. I'd recommend this to all."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our family had a great dining experience. Our server, Corey was fantastic. Food was delicious although seemed a little pricier than when we went a few years ago w/ less quantity since they revamped the set-up of the menu. A super restaurant for a special occassion meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love the new Reston, VA location. Much bigger and lots of tables. The food is always exceptional!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Out waiter was kind and knowledgeable of the menu. Even asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Manager was pleasant and cared about our experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 17th birthday here this weekend. Amazing service. Our waiter was full of information, suggestions, and completely on the ball. The Big Night Out deal remains the way to go at The Melting Pot."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Upon arriving we were quickly seated and our wait person made a prompt appearance as soon as the Hostess seated us. He asked if we had ever experienced eating there before to check if we needed any instructions on how the ordering was done. With each course he explained what each ingredients were being put in the pot. Gave through instructions for each course on cooking and the best way to do some of the dessert items. He checked back often to see if we needed any additional items delivered to the table. Only problem we had is the serving size of the Green Goddess dipping sauce, it was in too small of a container there fore not providing enough for two people out of one serving container, and we had to ask for more."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "As always this is a great special occasion restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I took my girl friend here as a surprise for her birthday. They knew her name and mine from booking with you. When I told them we were only doing dessert they brought out her surprise chocolate covered strawberries and a ballon that I had ordered ahead of time. She was so thrilled and very curious about what everyone around us was having as well. She had never eaten at the Melting Pot. She said thst she enjoyed it and can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "First time we had been to the melting pot, took our two teenagers and have a wonderful time. Good quality time since the meal was paced, interactive and provided us a fun time as a family."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "While the experience is a great one for 1st timers, large parties of 8 can be daunting and consufing when there are a total of 16 skewers in 2 cooking pots and the meats do NOT get remotely done in 2 min. like the watress tells you. We would have to leave skewers in the pot at least 5 min to get med rare steak (depending on the cut). We were afraid to eat the chicken (classic entre) b/c of that and also could not see very well with the lighting at the large round table to know if the chicken was pink inside or not. I would go back for the cheese and chocoate fondue but not purchase the meat and vegatables with a large party of 6-8. The packages for special occasions are a great idea! I purchased the 3 roses, balloon and picture w/frame"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I wanted to have a very special dining experience with my girlfriend and this was it. She had never had fondue before so I made reservations for the four course meal for two with a booth. The staff had the rose petals on the table with a nice vase for the roses and the chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us when we arrived. All of the food was absolutely delicious and the service was spot on. The champagne was chilled and the restaurant even took our picture after dinner so that we would have a nice photo to remember the event. This really made a memorable experience for us both. Can't wait to do it again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cheese fondue was mild in flavor. texture was excellent. The Classic meats on the entree were good, but not stellar in quality. The Filet was excellent. The service was good but not great. We had to keep clearing our plates to front of the table. At the end of the meal take the plates away. Do not forget to keep service up till patrons leave the table."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My experience at The Melting Pot was absolutely flawless! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have delicious fondue alongside a great experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We took our son out for his birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was great, the servers were wonderful! They even gave him a special birthday plate with a candle for his birthday. We really appreciated the special touches."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went to the Melting Pot for a romantic night out. Everything was wonderful and we will going back again soon. Wonderful food, service and a very romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants. My husband and I typically go on special occasions like Valentine's Day or birthdays. However, on Tuesday, my best friend and I went to Lady's Night and had a blast!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My fiance and I went to the Melting Pot to celebrate our anniversary. The food has always been amazing, and this evening was no exception. Melting Pot is the only restaurant I go to that I consistently over-eat to the point where I need to rest and digest before leaving, the fondue is that good! The service is phenomenal as well. My fiance ordered flowers from an outside company to be delivered during our meal, and when they didn't show up, the staff worked with him to get an emergency bouquet ready. Our server, Melody, was attentive and extremely professional. As soon as we find something else to celebrate, we're heading back!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Melting pot has a great ladies night out on tuesday but really its a fun spot for a special dinning experience unlike most others and good girl time or a romantic setting but really its a girls dream, bread, cheese, chocolate... I mean who could resist. We also had a fabulous wine and a great server it made my freinds birthday dinner pretty great. :)"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Took our elementary aged boys for the first time. Service was very good; attentive and friendly. Food was very good. Overall very good experience. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Went for a romantic birthday celebration. The experience lived up to our expectations. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a quiet dinner. It is also nice not to be rushed through our meal. We were there almost 2 hours - the pace for the 4 course meal was perfect. Looking forward to going back for another special occasion!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014