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The Melting Pot - Newport News

4.7
4.7
724 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, American, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 655-9300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer chocolate parties at offices and businesses.

  • Private party facilities

    We have 2 private rooms and a patio area that can be utilized for private events. The sun room holds parties of 12, the patio seats up to 20 and the VIP room seats up to 32. There is a large party menu available and we can customize it to fit your needs and budget.

  • Private party contact

    Jason or Tommy: (757) 655-9300

  • Neighborhood

    Newport News

  • Cross street

    757.655.9300

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Romantic

  • Virginia

    Good for special occasions

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  1. JaneenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mikayah l is outstanding thank you for my first experience.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. From start to finish the service was excellent! Our server Kaitlyn was friendly and gave fabulous recommendations. She made sure our special meal was perfect. I definitely recommend The Melting Pot in Newport News.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Our server, Hailey, was exceptional. This was our first fondue dining experience and we had a great time.
  4. JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and a quiet atmosphere to spend with whoever you're with. We loved it!
  5. KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From time we walked in door, we were meet with friendly staff. Once seated was greet by our waitress. She explained how everything works and helped us have a great experience.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason, an owner, helped me set a really good, four-course meal for 12 people in the private room. Everything went perfectly!!
  7. llama

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time trying lunch - great service but I wish they would develop a "Lunch menu" since your choice was the dinner menu!
  8. Shanice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fire as always. 2nd time here. Service was a little slow but that’s okay it was a large group party so we understood. Just wish that other customers would watch their language and volume. A table diagonal to us was loud and used profane language with no consideration for others. Other than that my boyfriend James and I truly enjoyed his birthday dinner. Shoutout to the manager James who coincidentally shares the same name as my birdied. He took great care of us and took an excellent photo as part of our package. He was outstanding and hilarious. This is why we love coming to this location. Never tried the VA beach one but I doubt we will - truly are loyal customers to this location!
  9. DakodaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The melting pot has always been a fantastic place to have dinner for a special occasion, this time did not stack up to the value for my dollar however, could be that we were a party of 4 this time versus the usual of myself and my fiancé.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    I took my husband to dinner for his birthday. Upon our arrival the hostess informed us that, although we had a reservation, she couldn’t tell us when we’d be seated. We got a table about 30 minutes late. We were seated in what appeared to be a back hallway with very little ambiance. As we walked back I noticed how dirty the floor was with trash and food. While we sat at the bar having a drink before they seated us, I noticed the barstools had torn leather and the bar was sticky. Yuck! Once seated, our server didn’t turn on our pot before bringing the first course which led to an awkward delay while he stood there waiting for the pot to heat up. When he brought out our entrees and the accompanying sauces, he didn’t have any spoons for us to use to get the sauces. When we asked for some he noted they were being washed. I have no idea how he thought we were going to get them onto our plates. Bottom line, it felt like a second rate experience. Not one I’m used to at the Melting Pot. Won’t be back.
  11. VanessaQ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Just do dessert, that price is high for amount of food. Came home hungry n spent 170$ ...just not worth it...dessert always very good- Banana foster ❤
  12. TamaraK

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The enviroment was pleasant. The arrangement of the tables enables you to enjoy your meal without being disturbed by the aromas from other patrons cooking at their tables. The menu has a variety of choices including gluten free and vegetarian selections. The pace of the meal was not rushed, and the quality and quantity was worth the price.
  13. Noelia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Your paying over a hundred something for the experience which requires you to cook your own food. Now if the food was already cooked, that’s something but it took us literally over two hours to get through dinner. Not worth it unless your going just for dessert
  14. NormH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there for special occasions and we are always pleased with the service and overall experience. Awesome place....
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was absolutely incredible and really went above and beyond! The food was amazing, we can’t wait to be back ☺️
  16. QuinnT890

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was soooooo good and service was so sweet! Our waiter Jeff was top notch, love you man - noel and quinn (thanks for the best prom dinner ever)
  17. StormyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food. Insanely great service from the melting pot team. Comfortable lighting and seating areas. 10/10 will be going back to request the server we had that night.
  18. BULDZR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent birthday dinner for our 9 year old granddaughter. The food was great. The process of cooking and sharing the food was fun. Our server did an outstanding job and made the birthday girl feel very special.
  19. angelas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was absolutely amazing!! He went above and beyond!!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was my birthday. The food was great. But we had a couple mishaps in the beginning. The server spilled ice cold water on the table that fell onto me and my son. The server never apologized. She left and got another glass of water instead of cleaning up the mess right away. They wiped down what they could. We sat down and it was still went. She then spilled another glass, but this time I caught it. Again, no apology. At the end of our meal she did end up apologizing after the server that was shadowing her told her it was her fault both times. I tried not to let it get to me in the beginning, but still not a great start to our dinner. Everything ended well though.
  21. LM6697

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Pleasant and attentive staff. Quiet dining space. Good food; desires more veggies with entree. Will return again.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They met my request to the best of their ability. Thank you.
  23. RichardK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike was our server. Greatest personality for a server and we had a blast. We couldn’t believe we spent 4 hours there but after a friends long deployment, it was much needed. Jen was the manager on duty. I love to see when a place is busy that managers step up and help. That’s how things should be. Overall a great team here and lots of teamwork going on, at least with who I encountered.
  24. JonathanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was one the greatest most understanding servers we’ve ever had, he was top tier, brought the right energy with him. He Made sure our drinks and food were on time and tasty. It was our first time at the melting pot and he did great informing us of cooking times and how the menu works being that it’s a little more complex than your traditional menu. 10/10 would definitely recommend
  25. AbiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice location and had a nice time with my family.
  26. GEORGE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time but the waitress was very nice and answered all our questions. We did the 4 course 2 person option and it was enough food for 4 people. Everything was great.
  27. LakeshiaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughter here to celebrate her 23rd birthday. It was a wonderful first experience. Our server was awesome!! She explained everything, she made sure that we were enjoying ourselves. She gave us champagne to toast. Highly recommended.
  28. TaraB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!! Great for date night! Reccommend for sure
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arranged this for my sister’s birthday. She loved it and said she had the best time.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been to Melting Pot until my wedding anniversary. Now, it's my favorite place to go for a special date night. They have my favorite wine too! My husband and I will alternate around the different cheeses, but we always get the dark chocolate. It's my favorite! I'd eat here once a month if the budget allowed for it lol service was phenomenal today as well! Can't recommend this place more.
  31. Jaleesa

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ve always enjoyed melting pot, The food was amazing and it’s such a unique experience. The banana foster was our absolute favorite and the meat and vegetables were fresh. The owner went above and beyond in ensuring that we were satisfied.
  32. Amber

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and extremely quick but not rushed service. Our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our 16th anniversary. Everything was amazing. Our waiter was kind and knowledgeable and also paid special attention to our daughter who was with us. Food was amazing as always.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Was our 32nd Anniversary and The Melting Pot did not fail to disappoint. They have consistently provided a wonderful experience throughout the years. So much great food in a nice private quiet atmosphere. No complaints at all.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good customer service. Wait time in between courses was a bit slow, but it helped make room for more food. Will definitely return
  36. KatelynL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a nice anniversary dinner with my wife. Our waitress was phenomenal! Definitely made our experience amazing!
  37. RickS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique experience, excellent service. Food was great. Very relaxed atmosphere.
  38. FreyaC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and experience. We were the first to arrive at 5 and sat outside. Our server, who was also the bartender, was exceptional. The manager came over several times to make sure we were having a great experience. Very professional and helpful staff. The food is always delicious here. We were stuffed and had to take most to go. Love it here!!
  39. PaulK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly and attentive. Easy to set up reservation. Pricey, but a good experience.
  40. MichelleR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Perfect way to celebrate late Valentines Day.

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

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 4.7 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Newport News

12233 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 3, Newport News, VA 23602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    757.655.9300

  • Neighborhood

    Newport News

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, American, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 655-9300

  • Catering

    We offer chocolate parties at offices and businesses.

  • Private party facilities

    We have 2 private rooms and a patio area that can be utilized for private events. The sun room holds parties of 12, the patio seats up to 20 and the VIP room seats up to 32. There is a large party menu available and we can customize it to fit your needs and budget.

  • Private party contact

    Jason or Tommy: (757) 655-9300

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