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The Melting Pot - Richmond
The Melting Pot - Richmond

The Melting Pot - Richmond Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/richmond/specials
  • Phone: (804) 741-3120
  • 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, Swiss, French
  • 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 (804) 741-3120
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "I loved the overall dining experience. I've already shared with my family and friends."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for my wife's birthday and took our college age daughter. We loved it. We had not been to the Melting Pot for a long time. We took our time, really enjoyed the Alpine cheese fondue. Try not to fill up on that! The classic salad with the sweet and tangy dressing was great. We shared the Classic entrée and got two types of beef, chicken, pork and shrimp. The vegetables in the cooking liquid were very good too. The classic fondue with peanut butter was great and we loved the blond brownies and brownies dippers especially. I would recommend getting the chocolate and cheese fondue for two for three people. It was more than enough. We also shared the entrée course. Very fun event. Our server was great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always a treat!! We come here 2-3 times a year and enjoy every minute spent. Now that we know about some additional specials, we are going to be coming more often!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I love the food! However I asked for a private booth when I booked my reservation the early part of May and when we arrived we were seated near a family with small children. It was our evening out without our kids. So I didn't want to hear someone else's crying. The food was awesome so we made the most of it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Not what it used to be and not worth the price. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been going to the melting pot for many years. Whether it was a celebration, a date, prom, or for the food and wine: it was my favorite fine dining experience...until this past time. When my fiancé and I went, we were greeted like we normally would and that's when we noticed some changes. It was loud, really really loud. Small children were screaming and running around the restaurant. People were coming in wearing yoga pants, t shirts, and flip flops. Yes, I understand about being in a relaxed environment, but not here. The food and staff were amazing, but the whole meal felt rushed. Some people like to get their food sooner, others enjoyed the experience of the spacing. Sometimes change isn't always good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Regrettably, my recent visit to the Melting pot - Richmond was not what I had hoped for. As a big fan of the restaurant, I wanted to take my girlfriend there for the first time, since she had never been. Unfortunately, she has seafood and nut allergies, which were explained to the waiter when making our food selection. While we obviously did not order the entrees with seafood, the waiter failed to mention that the salad dressing selected had a walnut ingredient. As a result, she experienced a severe allergic reaction, which caused her tongue and neck to become swollen and I had to get the Manager to get Benadryl for her from the grocery store around the corner, while I stayed with her. I am still waiting for a response from corporate."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My husband and I like to dine at The Melting Pot when we want a romantic date night or when celebrating big moments in out lives. The service is always friendly and wonderful, food is always perfect and the ambient is really romantic."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Kids enjoy The Melting Pot -- but it is expensive for what you get."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food is outstanding and if you leave hungry it is your own fault. Great place to go with another couple or family. Great food and ideal place to sit and talk. Prices on the high side, but you should be OK with that as long as you know before entering."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The fondue is good but over -priced. We had the crabmeat fondue and I had stomach cramps the entire next day. I had to come home from work and lie down. I wish we had just gotten the plain cheese. The chocolate fondue was of course delicious, especially with the strawberries."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband's birthday is 05/30 and mine is 06/02, so we always celebrate our birthdays together at The Melting Pot. We affectionately refer to our celebration as "Gemini Jam." We thoroughly enjoyed our 5th Annual Gemini Jam and made wonderful memories. The food, the laughs, and the experience will always be treasured. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The entire experience at The Melting Pot was amazing. Leo set us up with a very private booth (with a curtain no less)and a great memento package including a framed photo of the evening and a single red rose for my wife. Dave, the manager on duty made sure everything was just perfect for our evening. And "Captain" Morgan, our waiter was outstanding. The entire food selection was superb. It was very hard to pick a favorite between the cheese appetizer, the salad course, the entree, or the dessert. It was all fabulous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion. Thanks to everyone at The Melting Pot Richmond."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was quiet. If you are looking for great food and a quiet night with your spouse, this is a great place to visit."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As always the Melting Pot has provided an amazing dining experience. The atmosphere is great and the food and service is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Original Swiss fondue was just great. But then, the chocolate fondue for dessert was superb. A wonderful place if you like to fondue."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed and understood all of our choices of food and how to cook it. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is one of our go-to spots when the kids deserve a special treat or we want to treat ourselves to a date night. They have tons of specials (kids eat free, ladies night, etc.) which you find out about if you sign up for their mailing list."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I enjoyed dining at the melting pot so much I am constantly looking for groups to go back. the food is always exceptional and the server is always pleasant and encouraging."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had a great meal at the Melting Pot. The service was friendly. The food and atmosphere were very good, yet casual enough that we could bring the kids for a special meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The melting pot is hit and miss. The food is almost always excellent, as it was this time. The service was poor however. The server was not attentive, somewhat rude, sent over the bartender with half of the order, even ignored water dropping on us from a vent. I even stood up to dry it off with my napkin, which she saw and did nothing. But hey, the food was great and we didn't have to wait too long for anything. I even tipped over 20% because I just almost always do. It was the first poor experience I've had there over the past 4 or 5 times and it was probably just due to one poor server. So I'd go back, but you expect more from this place and it it happened again, it would probably be my last. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've lived about 5 minutes from the Melting Pot for 10 years, but Sunday for Mother's Day was my first time. We had a wonderful time and I earned a ton of points with my wife! Great service, great food, great restaurant, great opportunity to enjoy the food. It is a bit expensive, but if you take into account the whole experience, it is well worth it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dining at The Melting Pot is always consistent and the focus the staff puts on their guests is top notch to make the experience memorable and special. Highly recommended for special nights or dates. I only wish all of the tables were private."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Fun dining experience and the food is delicious! The experience can take time though, so I would not suggest this restaurant if you are pressed for time. Even without delays, the 4 couse meal took two hours. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very romantic evening out and the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was as great an experience as I have heard. It is pricey but well worth it... Great ladies night out."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Had a fantastic meal and the service was excellent! Would highly recommend! The managers were welcoming and the waitstaff was so attentive!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Although the Melting Pot in general has always been a family favorite for special occasions, our Easter dinner could best be described as entertaining but not in a positive way. The service was just “over-the-top”. Servers who try too hard typically make the experience unenjoyable for their customers. I very much appreciate excellent service. I do not appreciate having the server attempting to gain popularity with a comedy show. In a restaurant, such as the Melting Pot were the atmosphere is quiet and intimate, the service should be excellent and subtle. Servers in a restaurant of that quality should be able to read their guests and determine if personal interaction is something they are looking for from their server. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend this place to family and friends! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was is an awesome concept in dining. The full 3 course meal option is what both my husband and I picked. It was excellent. The whole meal experience was unique. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it! It's a must see."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Server told inappropriate jokes, of a sexual nature. An attempt to upsell our table on everything was annoying and took away from the sincerity our server attempted to convey. Overall, the food wasn't worth the cost of the meal, the quality of the products was not up to par. I hadn't been to a Melting Pot in a few years, and after this meal will not choose to go there again in the future."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband & I were very impressed with our first outing to the Melting Pot. Eating "foundue-style" is unique but by far, the food and service were outstanding. Our server, Dan, was very knowledgeable about the courses. In a very friendly non-patronizing way, he guided us in understanding portions, choices of oils, seasonings, and basic "foundue skills". The manager, Dave, took time to ask about our service, food, interest in the restaurant, over and beyond just asking if we liked our food. The food earned our highest praise in both portion amount and complementary oils and sauces. While our server was attentive to us, he was not intrusive, giving us ample time to talk with each other. The ambience was quiet, romantic, and comfortable."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner on Saturday night. Our waiter was excellent with great suggestions and food was excellent though deceiving. We had the 4 course dinner and when looking at the portion sizes you might think they are small. But we were stuffed when we left. So the portion sizes aren't small at all. As I said, deceptive. The 4 course meal was a bit pricey so this is more of a special occasion restaurant for us but well worth every dollar! If you sign up for there newsletter you are notified of specials like unlimited cheese and dessert nights. We highly recommend The Melting Pot. If you enjoy a leisurely dining experience, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014