The Melting Pot - Newport News

4.8
579 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Our popular fondue restaurant is perfect for everyday occasions as well as birthdays, holidays, and special group events. From a romantic dinner with your one-and-only to a fun, after-movie dessert with friends, The Melting Pot Peninsula offers a dining experience like no other in Newport News. Customize your dining experience according to your tastes with a variety of cooking styles and freshly prepared salads with signature dressings, artisan cheese blends, and delicious individual entrée options, ranging from lobster to steak. And don’t forget dessert! We have several decadent chocolates to choose from, or you can ask about creating your own recipe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the new year fondue style. We will be offering a pre set menu for New Year's Eve. Our regular menu will resume on Saturday January 1st. A credit card number will be required to hold all reservations.

What 579 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was something fun to do with family visiting from out of town.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded 2 days ago

Ho Ho Ho!!! We hope to earn all 5 stars on a return visit. Until then, Happy Holidays!!

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Winealot
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant was very welcoming, from the moment you walked in the door until the time you left. Our server, Jacob, was very helpful and accommodating. There were three adults in our party, but ordering three full meals seemed like overkill. We asked him if two meals could adequately feed three. He suggested that we add a salad and some additional protein and we would be fine. He was correct.

We ordered two vegetarian meals. There were some things on the plate we had not seen at our local Melting Pot, including a pasta pocket and plant-based "meatballs" that tasted like Swedish Meatballs.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on November 19, 2021

Winealot, we're glad to know that Jacob took such great care of you and your party. Also, we're glad that you liked the veggie polpettes. We've had other vegan & vegetarian guests insist that there's meat in them, because of the fennel, but that isn't the case. It truly is 100% vegetarian. We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there tonight to celebrate my son and my birthday. The customer service was outstanding! Tommy, the general manager, went above and beyond to make it a truly special evening for us. We will be back there again very soon! Highly recommend!

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We're glad to know that Reagan and Tommy gave you such a great experience. Happy birthday to you and your son. We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamal was the best server ever! He went above and beyond for us. His personality made the whole night better. I hope he is able to see this comment!

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on October 19, 2021

Jamal has been a great asset to the team since he started with us. We're glad he gave you such a great experience. We can't wait to serve you again, soon! Cheers!!!

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Kaseymaye
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff, our server was great!

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We think Jeff is great too! We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on October 11, 2021

We're glad you had a great time. Thank you for the 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lauren our waitress was wonderful and the food was excellent. Great experience all around.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on October 4, 2021

We're glad to hear that Lauren did a great job. We think she's pretty great, too! Thank you the 5 stars. We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Next time, ask for Lauren by name. Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jacob was amazing. Other Staff was friendly as well.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! Jacob is amazing. Our other staff is great, too. Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server MJ was amazing & knew what was good and had full knowledge of the menu and was very sweet ! Would only really go back for him tbh ahah the food was good but I felt like melting pot is a bit overhyped food wise and it was really expensive for the small portions of food we got but it's a great place to go for celebrate your loved ones or anniversary! 10/10 recommend for that but just to eat you're better off going to a place for a big portion of food for your money.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on September 20, 2021

We're glad MJ did a great job serving you. Give us a thought for dessert. Our guests don't have to do all 4 courses. And, if you do come back, ask for MJ. I'm sure he'd love to serve you again.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and Nice service restaurant
Enjoyed dinner
I will be there again soon.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on September 20, 2021

Sara, thank you for the 5 stars! We're glad you enjoyed the experience. We can't wait to serve you again, soon! Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for my vegan date.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on September 7, 2021

If this is Stephen, you two were great. Lauren loved serving you two. We're glad your date liked our vegan offering. We can't wait to serve you again, soon! Thank you for the 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!!

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on September 6, 2021

We're please to know you had an AMAZING experience. Thank you for the 5 stars!

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CaseyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was exceptional

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on August 29, 2021

Casey, we're glad you had a great time! We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Cheers!!

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LeahG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love fondue nights, such a fun dining experience to share with someone.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on August 27, 2021

Leah, we're glad you love fondue nights. We love that! We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Cheers!!

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SherrieMac
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience. The food is always great, and the service is top notch. I do wish that they would provide more portion of the seafood. I had two tuna steak bites, and three shrimp, but 7-8 pieces of the steak and duck. Other than that always a pleasure.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on August 24, 2021

SherrieMac, thanks for the 5 stars! We appreciate it. It sounds like you ordered the Pacific Rim entree. All of the "chef curated" entrees do have pre assigned portions that all locations must follow. However, you can order the Create Your Own entree option next time to get more of your favorite proteins. Then it's not just great service, but you'll get great service, all the great entree fondue items and leave completely satisfied. And, when you're happy, we're happy too! Cheers! See you soon!

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JohnG
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at any Melting Pot. Our waiter, MJ, was attentive, polite and very sociable. Well done MJ.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on August 23, 2021

John G! Thank you for the 5 stars. We're glad MJ treated you like family and didn't disappoint. Our goal is to provide the Perfect Night Out to every guest, every shift, from every server, no exceptions. We'll pass along the kodos to MJ. We can't wait to serve you again, soon! Cheers!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really fantastic experience!! The manager is very personable and our waitress was so sweet with us as this was only our second time and things were so different the last time we’ve visited a melting pot! Thanks for a good date night!

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on August 21, 2021

We're happy to know that you had such a fantastic experience this last time in. We do our best to deliver the Perfect Night Out to every guest, every shift. Thank you for the nice review. We can't wait to serve you again, soon. Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciate the host and waitress. They make you want to come back

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars. We're glad you had a great experience! We can't wait to serve you again, soon!

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SethW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion place. Great service. Decent reasonable wine selection.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Had a excellent experience there. Will definitely be going back.

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EverettH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 46 Anniversary and it was really a great place to share together. Beautiful atmosphere, absolutely delicious food and Jacob our waiter really help make the celebration there wonderful! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday.

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars. We hope you had a fantastic birthday!

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LuvMy2Girlz
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are long-time loyal customers of The Melting Pot in Newport News. Last night's visit was another outstanding experience! The food was amazing and the server was engaging and attentive. Our visits to the The Melting Pot are typically limited to Date Nights, as one of our children is an excessively picky eater. She's away at summer camp this week, so we were able to bring our older daughter along to enjoy the experience with us. It was truly a wonderful evening. Thank you for yet another amazing dinner experience!!

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the beautiful review. We're glad that our servers were able to deliver on that exceptional experience that you've grown accustomed to. And, for your "picky eater", you can always come in for just chocolate fondue dessert. Cheers! We can't wait to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with a phenomenal waitress who explained everything she was doing for us as far as food preparation without us having to even ask

The Melting Pot - Newport News
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank yo for the 5 stars! We're glad to know our servers are delivering exceptional experiences! We can't wait to serve you again, soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for daughter & friends

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MJ was our waiter, he was energetic, & even engaged with our daughter. She cannot wait until her birthday dinner so we can go back and have him serve us again. The food & service was amazing. We cant wait to go back again for this experience.

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EricaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot was great. We celebrated my daughter’s 19th birthday and we could not have been happier with the service and the quality of the food. It was a great experience.

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HowardW
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time dining at the Melting Pot. Service is always on point. Food is always excellent. Thanks for another fabulous evening!

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Carleay
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Our holiday weekend was ruined by the rain so we decided to try something different but was extremely disappointed. We were a party of 7 seated in a bright room in the back beside the kitchen. The staff was louder than us, constantly dropping dishes and items in the hall. One of the cooking tops was broken...burning their food. They used 3 different pans to get through their meal. To top off the bright room an industrial fan was brought in to help with the smoke and salad that didn’t have any green lettuce for our $400 experience. My chocolate fondue barely had chocolate for 2 very grown men. 1st and last visit for me, we could have went to BJ brewery had drinks and a decent meal and paid less. Too much hype ....not worth the cost.

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DebraJ
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here is such a fun and different experience beyond the norm. We enjoyed our evening very much!

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JudyB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only real complaints had to do with cleanliness. The floor under our table had obviously not been cleaned. Our shoes stuck to the floor.
And the ladies bathroom was basically dirty. The floor had been washed down..it was still wet, but it looked dirty and there was toilet paper on the floor and just a general feel of dirty.
Food & service were great.

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KerryG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was super busy for Mother's Day, our service was still excellent and the special menu items were delicious.

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RodgerW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went there for Mother's Day. Service was mediocre at best. Forgot utensils. Forgot twice that there were three people at the table and only brought food for two. Boasted how Melting Pot boosts there prices for Valentines Day, but they don't feel right doing that to Mothers. Guess who won't be back for Valentines Day.

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vipgreyhoundva
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like this location and the fondue concept. We have been there several times and have always experience quality food and attentive service. Really like the extra enhancement like flowers, that were offered. On this particular night the restaurant was crowded but we still receive attentive service and the entire experience was really nice. We will be a return customer. Thanks for a pleasurable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

James thoroughly explained everything to us, gave us awesome recommendations, and was on point with his service.

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NicoleT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Water wasn’t hot enough and ruined the experience and taste

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience with our family. Everybody enjoyed the food and drinks.

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StevesWife
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!

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TonyP
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and ambience were exceptional. The food was most enjoyable, as were the beverages.

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MelissaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the stars! Everything was so fresh and waitress was phenomenal.

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Newport News offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 655-9300.

The Melting Pot - Newport News is rated 4.8 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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