The Melting Pot - Richmond
The Melting Pot - Richmond

The Melting Pot - Richmond

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/richmond/specials
  • Phone: 8047413120x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 11:45 Saturday - 5:00 to 11:45
    Lunch available for parties for 10 or more. Please call for details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, French, Swiss
  • 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot has a semi-private to private dining area that can seat up to 40 guests. For parties of 15 or more, one of the pre-set menus is required. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager on Duty 8047413120x
  • Special Events: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month we offer our Ladies Night Out. Special menus and drink prices are extended on these nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gaskins Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have ample parking. Most guests will drop off at our front door and then drivers will go park.
A word from The Melting Pot - Richmond
The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, an award winning wine list & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue desserts. To highlight your meal we also offer over 600 wines with a Wine Manager on premise. Make reservations today & come dip into something different. NOTE: OpenTable reservations are for full meal service only. Please contact The Melting Pot directly for cheese & dessert or dessert only service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Melting Pot - Richmond reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (81)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (31)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • The best we ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was me and my wife 2 yr anniversary and she has mentioned the melting pot multiple times to me so I said we will make a special trip to the melting pot and it was the best experience ever great food great customer service everyone was polite
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent service ,one on one attention with your server. Very secluded dining booths and beyond delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most romantic spot in Richmond
    LuvRomance
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Perfect private table...perfect food...perfect night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of experience
    KJ1990
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love it!!! The best restaurant I ever been to. Expensive, but worth ever dollar.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    Maola94
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant is my favorite.. Good excelent.. Service perfect.. The manager is good person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice and Romantic atmosphere!
    TPSmith
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Awesome Restetaunt to start! The greeters were very welcoming as soon as we walked in! It was a little dark walking to our seats though, but server did guide us carefully to our seats and told us to watch our step..lol!! Our Waiter was very pleasant and Informative! He told us the history of the restaurant and recommended his favs on the menu! The Beginnig Fondue was very good which was the Spinach Artichoke! The salads are a bit small(in my opinion) The food was pretty good! THE DESSERT WAS AWESOME!! We got the Chocolte Truffle Fondue!! Over all Fun and Romantic Experience! My Wife loved it,so I'm HAPPY!! :-)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    From beginning to end the staff was amazing... Very pleasant and helpful being that this was my first time there. The food was awesome. Definitely won't be my last time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience, expensive
    Ricmonster
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The Melting Pot is a unique and very tasty dining experience not found in other venues. This is my wife's favorite restaurant. They have a spectacular wine list and a good variety of main courses. Dessert is included in their feature four course menu - If you are a chocolate lover, be sure to save room. My only complaint is they are a little pricy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Cya1117
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Not my first time there but the service was amazing and food was delicious. Lots of unexpected notice though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jojo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fantastic experience; this is our new go to for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    brianh
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was an enjoyable experience. Nice atmosphere, good food. Fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dinner
    Keith
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    What a great place. We had another awesome dinner - great food and great service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great ambiance, small portions
    shopper24
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The melting pot is a great place for a romantic dinner, and is a fun experience. Don't go if you are very hungry, as portions are quite small. We paid well over a hundred dollars for two and left hungry.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special experience!
    waited4years
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Upon receiving a gift card for this restaurant (FOUR YEARS AGO!), I finally had the pleasure of dining at the Melting Pot for the very first time this past Saturday. Our server was SUPER and patiently explained the entire process, as the fondue experience was new to my boyfriend and i. This special dinner was well worth the wait. A bit pricey but as to be expected at such an elite establishment. I definitely recommend, and hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Krileydog
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A nice quiet restaurant to enjoy a relaxing dinner. Our server Megan was excellent. She gave us some great suggestions. The service was excellent from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Guests
    Foodvacationer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed our latest meal at Melting Pot, same as the few previous occasions. The service is always spot on, the food is delicious and great wines to accompany every selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Quilty
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had never been there before. It was better than i expected. The food was amazing and the staff was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb, again
    VirginiaBrit
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Second time dining at the Melting Pot Richmond and a second great experience. Friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable staff who are present all the way through your meal without being overbearing. The seating is nice and private and the food goes without saying - outstanding steak fondue and desert helped along with a $25 voucher from our last visit. Can't wait to be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, good food for fondue
    Corovabeach
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A Greg experience if you've never been! The food is good but keep in mind it's fondue! The atmosphere is nice, very dim lighting. The ripped seat cushions were a bit of a turn off compared to the rest of the setting! The service is always good. Seems a bit pricey for what ya get but you do leave full! Overall a good dining experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as in the past
    Allabouttheexperience
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Have visited several times before. Cheese fondue and salads this time were only average. Service was average. Not running back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • far from romantic
    pookie1979
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    To start off with, the waiter was just gross looking needed a hair cut and a bath. Also he just sounded like a recording, fast talking and we couldn't hear a word he said. Nobody ever refilled our drinks or even asked. The two lemonades we got were were not worth the $11 we payed, they didn't have alcohol in them. We were there for our anniversary, we were sat near two screaming and crying kids the whole meal and another family across the way complaining about their service and how they weren't leaving a tip. Not even close to a romantic evening for the high price we payed. On top of all that the desert plate didn't have the cheese cake on it. i looked forward to that since it was on the desert plate every other time I've been.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dining experience!
    EK0422
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first time to the Melting Pot and it now officially my favorite restaurant. Our waitness was very knowledgable and able to help us make the best choices. It was not only a meal - but a realy experience. I would recommend this place to anyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TLG2
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Melting Pot. It was our first time and we loved the atmosphere and the food was great! Our waitress did an excellent job and the other staff was very friendly also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place to eat
    Smileysamiam
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The melting pot is a phenomenal restaurant. Great food and impeccable service. It's not just a meal, it's an experience. Ask for Rohit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another successful anniversary
    JBDines
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Another successful anniversary dinner by my wife and I. That is by far her favorite restaurant, so I try to reserve it for special occasions. As usual, the staff is always prepared for our arrival. They cater to our needs very quickly and completely. I'm glad to see the menu change a bit. Nice to have a bit more options to choose from. As usual, the lighting and atmosphere are always up too par. Overall, I have to give another set of thumbs up to The Melting Pot. Always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Servivce - Poor Food
    Ranger6
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    this is a very "different restaurant. It has a great name - and a great followiing. However, for the price - not for me. I dine out all over Eastern US and would have to say that the quality and quantity of food at Melting Pot is pretty sad. Waiter could not have been nicer - and I probably would have not gone here except for a gift from a dear friend. I can assure you that I am "one and done" The dessert was by far the best part of the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst Service
    kirstie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I made reservations and when I showed up, the hostess told me they didn't have an available table and it would only be a minute wait, which then turned into 35 minutes so my party and I left. When I make a reservation, I expect it to be honored.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • atetoomuch
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    have been here at least 5 times and will continue to return for the great experience. awesome food and service. Way too noisy for an intimate romantic night this time thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Dinner
    NicaraBrown
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was amazing! I loved it! Awesome experience! Will definitely dine there again!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasions
    cheeselovers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoy the cheese fondues. Service is always superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service and a wonderful experience for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    RomanticCouple
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love coming to Melting Pot. Always great service. The food is fun and the wine is very good. Have great happy hour at the bar apparently too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the Top
    Offwhite
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I loved the overall dining experience. I've already shared with my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful As Always!
    Jess
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've been to the Melting Pot quite a number of times. I'm glad to say that the experience is still as amazing as ever. I highly recommend taking advantage of the Endless Entree option, when it comes along. There is no better value for this type of dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeanne and Melting Pot are awesome
    Wildmanwes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I always enjoy going to the Melting Pot and this time was no exception. Our server, Jeanne, did a great job explaining all the choices we had, making sure we didn't need anything, kept the flow of the dinner going well. Next time we eat there we are going to try to get Jeanne as our server. Our meal as always was great. I certainly recommend the after dinner drinks they have.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and beyond
    Qristina
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We love fondue, but this restaurant went above and beyond to make our celebration of having a daughter more special. Waitor was extremely attentive to make sure we were enjoying our meal and surprised us with the cutest teddy bear. The food was outstanding as normal, and with the addition of the "search and rescue" spoon, we didn't miss out on any delicious pieces.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fond of Fondue
    Wikcia
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have been to several Melting Pot restaurants throughout the country. They have never disappointed me with the quality of food and service. That's why my husband and I continue to eat at the Melting Pot. We usually go for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First viist - WOW!
    MeltingPot1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The was my first time to The Melting Pot. I was on a second date and it was wonderful. I owe a big thank you to the person who recommended it to me. It was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The overall Melting Pot experience was phenomenal. I had friends join my wife and I and it was their first time. My wife and I were very pleased and our guests had a great first time experience and will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went for our anniversary. Had the 4 course meal. The food was fantastic and since we were early for our reservation we had the section of the Resturant we were seated in all to ourselves. The staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. 2 things made it the almost what we were looking for: 1) about the time we started the second course another table was sat with a very loud speaking woman making it difficult to converse with each other at our table which limited our conversation for the rest of the meal and 2) while the staff is VERY friendly we did not go out to converse with the staff at the Resturant. We had constant interruptions with 2 managers checking on us, waitress checking on us way to frequently etc...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.