The Melting Pot - Reston
The Melting Pot - Reston

The Melting Pot - Reston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/reston/specials
  • Phone: 7034351277
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Reston reviews from OpenTable diners
229 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (195)romantic (135)good for groups (116)fit for foodies (57)kid-friendly (40)notable wine list (28)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (15)great for lunch (13)hot spot (12)great for brunch (10)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had been to other Melting Pots, before. It was my Girlfriends first time. We both had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy as always
    kgoldenh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    prices have stayed the same over the years more or less but the portions have gotten smaller. Not something for dinner often due to cost but for special occasions it is a nice place. It used to be a romantic spot but the new Reston location was filled with kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Reservation was noted at arrival even when I had changed it to an earlier time less than 45 minutes before. Table was prepped and ready for us, including the additional setup noted at reservation. Hostess and staff were courteous and made the evening great for the special night. Everything went well for the 4 course dinner and of course, dessert was the BEST... Couldn't have asked for a better night out at a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change is Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've been dining at the melting pot since '08 and things have changed. There is no more "Big Night Out" menu. Instead it's priced per person, however you still have to agree on the Cheese, Cooking Style and Chocolate if you did the four courses. The Love Martini is my absolute favorite! Everything was wonderful and the server we had was fantastic as well!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    Love2fondue
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Would definitely recommend the melting pot for a romantic and fun dinner date. They were attentive and impressed us with their service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dates and business
    DonnaP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have gone to the Melting Pot for both date night and business and highly recommend it! The staff is very accommodating to all your needs and making certain your evening is one to remember.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food!
    TheCetins
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As always, food was excellent...bring back the baby red potatoes and cheesecake though. The only issue was we had was the potatoes, if you get yellow/gold potatoes, cut them smaller than what the prep cook does because they won't cook. We had ours in the pot for 45 minutes and they never cooked fully. Shame. But still a fab date place for me and the hubby!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great end to restaurant week
    Amcbentoo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We are not new to the melting pot and enjoyed a special evening out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite what I remembered
    RachelTz
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my first time dining at the Reston location. We went for restaurant week and got the special entree selection. Fairly good quality, but nothing wow'd me. The waitstaff wasn't very attentive. After the waiter spilled ice water on us, we had to ask for more napkins three times. Overall nothing all that special and I won't be rushing back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The waiter gave great recommendations and was always on time when we needed refills on drinks, dippers, etc. Even when someone in my party accidentally spilled their drink, he did not make her feel embarrassed and even got her another drink at no charge! Even though it was restaurant week, he was still very attentive. Truly a unique experience with great food and service! I'll be going again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    DiningDeb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Melting Pot is always a great choice for getting together with friends. Food is good and the atmosphere is fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    Madison
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was great. The waitress went out of her way to take care of us. The prices were quoted wrong, but the manager took care of it. The only issue I had was towards the end with the chocolate. It took a very long time for the chocolate to heat up, and when we told the waitress she stirred it with a spoon and stuck her hand in it. We both thought that was a little strange and unpleasant. Aside from that, the meal was good, and they should be open for lunch more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server India was amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our server India was amazing! She really made the night stress free. It was our first time and she explained everything and was very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    Leona
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was the best I have experienced there. The food was very good as usual. The Sangria and the Pineapple Margarita were exceptional and the bar staff was as friendly as was our waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out with the old
    samellecooke
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I had dinner here for DC's 2014 Restaurant week as we do every year. The food, service, everything was phenomenal as always. My only gripe was, at least at the Reston location, they seem to have phased out some of the tried and true cheeses and chocolates! Luckily, I asked if they could still do the Wisconsin Trio and they had the ingredients for it but if you're looking for an old favorite when you go next, don't get your hopes too high. I'm sure the new additions are just as delicious but we're stuck in rut and like what we like. We were pleasantly surprised to find cubes of ahi tuna on our entree plates though which we've never seen before. Also for the first time they had a chicken dumpling instead of the usual ravoli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gross
    Okthatsfine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Only the desert was good. The rest of the food was either expired or just poor in quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night at Melting Pot
    CarJack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fabulous food, friendly service and sophisticated atmosphere all make this place a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Melting Pot - Reston
    tatertots83
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Melting Pot in Reston, VA was a date night delight. It was our first time visiting the restaurant franchise and we enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Nathalia
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I have been coming to this Melting Pot location for the past 3 years every year for our anniversary. We love this place and will definitely still continue to come every year for our special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mmmmmmmmm!!
    MrsManager
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very fun experience, and the Melting Pot has fondue down to a perfect science! Portion size is huge, and incredibly delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience
    EmNTee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went to the Melting Pot with my husband for my birthday, as we wanted to experience something new. We were newbies and we were greeted with a friendly server. The food was great and we had a really nice time. During the elaborate, 4 course meal we also had tried the cocktails and wine and we're genuinely pleased.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They got cheaper
    KaylaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We go here about 6 times a year, for Restaurant week there was really no discount. I actually ordered the Surf and Turf which is $8 more than the Restaurant week special. The 4 courses they serve was really SAD. The chocolate foundue was super cheap they didnt give us enough of anything. I had another two friends at another table get the same treatment. TOO expensive for too Little Food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD_LUVR
    Gwen
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Really enjoyed the Melting Pot Reston. They were very accommodating and was able to seat us quickly even though we were 30 minutes late for our reservation. We really enjoyed the cheese and chocolate and will definitely be coming back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I went here with a couple of my girl friends for their Ladies Night Out special and we were not disappointed.For $27 each we got more food than we could handle. It was easy to talk with each other and our server was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot review
    Dancemom1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had a wonderful dining experience. The food, company, service and ambience was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More fondue please!
    InMyOpinion
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My reservation and was expeditiously seated in a very comfortable booth...consider taking a sweater, it was really cool. The server was Beth and she was awesome and so very friendly. Beth kept the directions, food explanations and food presentations at a steady pace. This was my first visit to The Melting Pot - Reston Should have went sooner. Food portions are very decent. Coq Au Vin cooking style is awesome! The Pure Chocolate (Milk Chocolate) fondue will satisfy any chocolate feind you don't admit exists! Awwwww!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went with our 12-year-old daughter. Food was good --- not great -- but it was a fun evening. Chocolate course was pretty heavy and probably could have been shared. I wouldn't go here often -- it's more of a special occasion thing -- but we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing great
    RickE
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Expensive seeing you are cooking all your own food and they fill you up on bread and cheese fondue before the actual meal comes. I made the reservations through OpenTable and had the option of adding 3 roses, a balloon and a framed photo to the meal for $25. I assume they would have taken our picture before dinner. I don't know. Even though I paid for it, because it was my wife's 40th Bday, there was no balloon or photo/frame. There were roses at the table. The food is mediocre at best. Won't be going there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rookie
    Rookie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had never eaten here before. We had a blast. The experience was different than any other restaurant we had been to. It was kind of like driving a stick shift. We had more control over our dinner than normal. Most restaurants are " automatic" and the Melting Pot lets you change gears and eat/cook at your own pace. Awesome!,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What's not to like ...
    Badgerland
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Well, maybe the price - but it's worth it. We've made a tradition of our Anniversary dinner being here. The Servers go above & beyond to ensure a great night. The manager always comes by as well. We enjoy the choices provided in the price fixe 4 course dinner. Since the WI trio has left the cheese menu :-(, go for the New Orleans. For the entree - we opted for mojo style & took advantage of the exchange ability - substitute more steak and no chicken for example. Dessert - save room if you can -- you do not want to miss any of this. Suggest reserving for early times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding ambience special event
    ZBnATC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I felt like we were special people as soon as we walked in. The server explained clearly how the fondue system would operate for all courses of the four course meal. Since this was our thirty-fifth anniversary the management treated us to a bottle of wine, two glasses of champagne, and a digital photo. Thank you to The Melting Pot for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DayRN
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The experience overall was very good. I reserved on open table and selected the package which came with roses, because it was my wedding anniversary. However, when we got there we were told that this had to be booked in advance. I was a little disappointed. Then manger was very nice came out to talk to us, so that was appreciated. Over all great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Melting Pot is a fantastic spot for a long dinner with friends to catch up or a romantic dinner with a significant other. I always recommend it because the food and service are always fantastic, a rare find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    peglegninja
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and ambiance. Tables can be a little small or awkward for a pair. Delicious food, and awesome staff and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just get the cheese and chocolate
    Kate
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The entree was now where near as amazing as the cheese fondue (cheddar) and the milk chocolate dessert fondue, wish we had only gotten the two courses and left out the entree.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot is great for groups
    swill
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fondue is a great food for groups and special occasions. It's fun to eat, provides variety, and gives you time for conversation. Melting Pot does it all well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Iluhvfewd
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and the service was wonderful. Although it was a little pricey, it was worth it. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends going out on dates or for any special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for social dinners but pricey
    Dale
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Melting Pot is a good special event place, especially when you want to encourage socializing with the people you are dining with. The food tastes good, but it is not nearly up to the quality you'd want for the price you pay. It is basically the fondue version of a Japanese hibachi/steak house. The reason to go and pay so much is more for the experience than for the food, especially if you are going for the full multi-course meal. Going just for the chocolate fondue dessert is a much better option for your money, because while boiled meats and vegetables aren't anything spectacular, dipping various dessert items in melted chocolate definitely is. Tip: for the classic Swiss fondue, ask what else they can use instead of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    DCRocks
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great time for my wife's birthday. The cheesecake with candle was an added bonus. Our 6 year old son joined us for the first time and he did well with chicken/salmon from the kids menu. Chicken potstickers aren't something I'd get again but the chicken and meat were very good as was the shrimp. The Caesar salad is excellent. The dessert was excellent as usual. The service was excellent. It was an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    loads of fun foods, cheese, chocolate! Good for those who have special dining needs!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.