The Melting Pot - Reston
The Melting Pot - Reston

The Melting Pot - Reston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/reston/specials
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Melting Pot - Reston reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (196)romantic (146)good for groups (126)fit for foodies (87)kid-friendly (43)notable wine list (30)late-night find (18)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (15)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    We went for teacher appreciation night and it was crowded but we had reservations. The service was awesome and the food amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great food. I felt our waiter was just a bit "over-worked" and was ready for us to leave and/or finish our order so he could move on. He was nice, but I felt like he was a bit tired of having to explain things to us and we just weren't that needy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner! Lots of fun and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonya
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was so much fun! We were there for my kids good report card and they brought them a special treat, which was so nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Christine
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    As usual, The Melting Pot did not disappoint! Great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration of Life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    A great place to sit back and enjoy the evening with my 3 sisters and celebrating what would of been my oldest sister birthday. The 4 course meal was the way we went. The only thing we all agreed on what the lighting. We had to use a flash from our phones to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    Familydiner
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Not great value. Too pricey for the quality. You are paying for the experience (of cooking your own food) not the meal. Main course is soley the meat/fish with very little vegetables or anything else. Don't think we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dave
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I had a great experience and my gluten free child loved all the options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for our anniversary.
    GnoRules
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a great time and the food was great as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best spots in reston
    foodguru
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great food fun for everyone, a little expensive but its well worth it I recommend ordering a 4 course meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate Fondue for 13th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We took 8 girls for Chocolate Foundue and as a group of 10 we were able to sit at the large table in back and have three choices of chocolate. We tried the milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate with caramel. We enjoyed all three, but preferred the basic chocolate. They were great about bringing out extra items to dip and the blondies and strawberries were a favorite. We purchased the extra package for a group picture (and teddy bear and balloon and chocolate covered strawberries) and the manager kindly emailed us a copy. Now we can print a copy for each girl and include it with the thank you note.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    LuvF00d
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It was our first time there. Our server, Frazier, was fantastic. He gave us an introduction on how the 4-course meal was done. He showed us how to fondue. Frazier made it stress-free for me. He took care of us. The kids had fun. It was a great experience for both kids and adults.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Fondu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time trying fondu and was very confused by the menu. However, my server explained everything very well and made it very uncomplicated. I could truly enjoy my evening without having to think about the complicated menu! I went home and raved about this place to everyone that would listen. Such a nice atmosphere, and the food was great, but you're going for the experience more than anything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great service. Great food. Good "walk thru" of how it works by the server-for first timers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Experience
    Leticia
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I always take advantage of the Living Social deals for Melting Pot since the place is pretty pricey but the atmosphere is definitely a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dining Experience
    DiningDeb
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The Melting Pot is always a great place to go for more than just a dinner. The selection is great and the fondue experience is always fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food is very expensive given the quality. Don't understand why it cost $10/person for cheese fondue. Our tuna was very fishy. Our waiter talked to a Mgr. who said he took money off bill which was extremely confusing to understand given our wine discount (special on Wed) and Living Social offer. As we looked later, nothing much was taken off for the tuna we never cooked/ate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    TrueNaturalista
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was delicious but definitely not worth the price. Our experience would have been better if we had a better server. Overall I was not impressed and won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dining experience
    speleotherm
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent service. I marked Ambience as "good" only because I generally favor smaller, cozier places. But it made good use of the space it was in, and the evening was a pleasant one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time, great staff
    LynE
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went here for my husbands birthday. We have been before and my kids, 13 and 8, love it. We had a Living Social deal that I did not notice, was not able to be used on Saturdays- the day of our reservation. The management said we could use it anyway, since it was so close to it's expiration date. THANK YOU! Lucy, our server was fantastic. She brought us more vegetables and fruit to appease my kids. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great time at the Melting Pot - Reston. The food was great and the atmosphere was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night, something different
    Kristy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Melting Pot is not the kind of place you'd go to every week, but it's a fun thing to try for something different. It would be good for either a romantic dinner for a couple or a lively group gathering
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    foodielover
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent service, knowledgeable about recommendations, thoroughly enjoyed our dinner date and can't wait to return! Danny was our server and he was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a good time
    tk71
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Dinner at The Melting Pot is a decadent affair, starting with a cheese course, then salads, then the main event, and last, the chocolate. We always get the Fiesta Cheese, which is cheese, beer, salsa, and jalapeños, all mixed to the perfect queso consistency. It comes with chips, cubes of bread, and apples and vegetables for dipping. The house salad is a good salad. The house dressing is a nice, sweet and tangy, honey-mustard dressing. Then we get the French Quarter. Chicken, Shrimp, and Sirloin cubes all rolled in cajun spices. And some Andouille sausage, too, along with some vegetables. Pick a nice chocolate for desert. Like, the S'mores chocolate. Yum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The Melting Pot is a unique restaurant with a romantic atmosphere, great service, and excellent food. Good for a special occasion or just for a dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • valer
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary. It was relaxing and a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyed the expirence
    SpecialOcassionDinner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our waiter was great! Very nice and checked up on us frequently but no too much. We did the ultimate romance package for my birthday and the waiter brought out a candle and decorated plate with "happy birthday" written on it. He changed the menu around a little bit for us so that we could get what we wanted and brought out any extras of the deserts that we wanted. Only complaint is the other waitress was very loud when serving the table behind us. And she stood there talking to them for 10 minutes. Then the man who was supposed to take our picture kept not showing up until the very end and then took a blurry picture. The food was very good tho and our waiter definitely made it a great night
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time with friends
    Shiori
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had 4 in our party and enjoyed a meal-experience together. Great food, our waitress was exceptional, fun time "cooking" and dipping our own food. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reeally enjoyed our time
    Good
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was a wonderful experience. My husband (the guest of honor) was his first time. He really enjoyed our time here,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Wonderful
    tricor17
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was only my second time at The Melting Pot. My husband took me there on our first date. Now, ten years later, I surprised him with our first date all over again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we were celebrating our anniversary and this was our first time there. it was all we expected and more! only negative is a lot of restaurants we have been to at least acknowledge our celebration when we put it in the notes of our reservation. this place didn't say a thing unless we paid for the extras like a balloon or flowers or a picture for a hundred dollars. just would've been nice if they had acknowledged what we were celebrating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Will
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very accommodating staff. They made something for us that wasn't on the menu. They also gave us a complimentary glass of champagne for our celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    Southernfoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been a patron of the Melting Pot franchise for many years, including several visits to this particular restaurant. The food quality continues to be excellent, but for the first time I was markedly disappointed in the staff. The timeliness of service, accuracy of the order, and responsiveness were all sadly lacking. Though the manager came by and quickly addressed the shortcomings, the fact that it rose to his level was unacceptable. In fairness, it is possible the restaurant was understaffed for the evening, but I did not notice similar challenges at adjacent tables. I sincerely hope this was an aberration - time will tell.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    DoubleDels
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We recently celebrated our 40th anniversary at The Melting Pot. We selected it for the quality of food and service, and the unique dining experience. We were not disappointed. We chose the most popular items on the menu and they were delicious. Our server, Melody, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Our one suggestion would be to kick the lighting up just a notch. As the evening progressed, our little booth got rather dim. It's nice to be romantic, but it's nice to see what you are eating as well. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good value restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by long time client. We called in for a reservation and asked for 6-piece strawberry and "happy birthday" balloon favor, for party of 4. When we got there, there was a stuffed bear with box of 3 strawberries and a "congratulations" balloon. The hostess initially insisted that is what we must have ordered but we didn't and I didn't want to insist and ruin the fun. I asked if we could get 3 more strawberries and she came back with box of 6 do that was ok but she didn't change the balloon and the overall surprise was gone. I could have overlooked this to some extent but the quality of the meat was subpar and for what we paid, there is not excuse. The chocolate desert was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic date night place
    FunCouple
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The waiter Oscar was outstanding he was excellent It is a fun experience not an everyday thing but I had a good time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Birthdays!
    Mhkitty06
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went there for my birthday. The staff was very enthusiastic and wished me HB several times. Meal was wonderful as always. My only minor gripe was that our server forgot 2 of the few requests we made for refills, very minor but annoying all the same. Still he was very nice and quite attentive otherwise. Love this place and will continue to come back again and again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It is a great place for friends to get together and have a lot of fun as well as great food. You are not rushed through. The wait staff was always right there for whatever your needs were.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Russ0164
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Have been to a few fondue restaurants in the past. The Melting Pot was to shelf in every way. Service was excellent and the food good and very filling. Ate too much desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great service - friendly, detailed and attentive - pace was just right, allowing for just the right amount of talking during and between courses. Wish the seating was better - I am 5'4" and barely made it to the comfortable eating height and there isn't enough room for 2 ladies 100 lbs and 140 lbs each with their jackets on one bench so wish it was a little bit more spacious. But food was great, service was super and it is a fun place to go spend 2-3 hrs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.