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The Melting Pot - Newport News

4.4
255 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue, American, French American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 3pm - 11pm
Sunday 3pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(757) 655-9300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer chocolate parties at offices and businesses.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
757.655.9300
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 255 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MandaF 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

this was our first time at the melting pot and it was great!! My boyfriend and I went for a late valentines dinner because I’ve always wanted to go. You definitely get enough food that you will not leave hungry!! It’s a bit pricy, something you wouldn’t do all the time but it’s definitely worth the every once in awhile!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful place, great food and great service

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Dion (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The experience was awesome the staff very knowledgeable and food good.

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Quilty (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food, good service. The only negative point is that this restaurant is more "open" seating than other melting pots. Its not really a negative i was just surprised. Good food, good service I would go back.

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KiaraJ (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was a great first experience a little pricy but it was good

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Zach (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I enjoyed the meal and our waitress. She was extremely nice and helped us out, with figuring out the menu and how to order. This was me and my girlfriends first time there, and I wanted to take her somewhere special for Valentine’s Day. The food and service was excellent and they helped up every step of the way. Definitely will be back for a double date with friends

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The cheese was incredibly watery and not at all good. The waitress took my salad before I could finish eating it because she wanted to put the entree down. We had raw meat sitting in cold oil for five minutes before we realized it wasn’t even turned up. The waitress was nice, she just came around way too often and didn’t seem to know what she was doing. I’ve been to this location twice and both times have not been as good as it could be. Might not consider this one again.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful experience ... the food was not worth the cost paid.

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valentines (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

we had a wonderful time. our waiter was very attentive and outstanding.

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ThomasS (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

was amazing experience. we loved the food and our waitress was super sweet and helpful

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PaulP (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent service from start to finish! The staff was very accommodating and knowledgeable!
I will be dining there again!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The server was very nice & the food was amazing !!! Very very pricey and we didn’t find out we could split until after we had eaten so I suggest doing that ! It’s a lot of food too

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Paid way to much for what we received, not happy with the value of food. Not happy.

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MatthewH (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I think that the experience of trying the different foods and cheeses was enjoyable but not worth the expensive price that it costs. It is a good place for a special night out!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and Outstanding service. Our server Katherine was a great help and lovely person.

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JeanetteH (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was fine until my daughter almost ate a baby spider off the chocolate covered strawberries. But of course, the Melting Pot wouldn't accept responsibility for that. Would they?

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MonicaW (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed our visit! The food was good and our server was great. The only thing I would change was the fact that it took her forever to bring our check.

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YvetteW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was delicious and service wonderful. We were in a booth next to a room with large party who were extremely loud. My companion & I had to talk over their loudness. It was a let down for the evening as my friend had never been.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife and I love this restaurant we only get to go on special occasions because of pricing but have never had a bad experience when we visit

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Burners should be recessed in the table. You are expected to prepare your own food and I couldn't see into the cooking vessels. Much too much work.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Perhaps it was due to the anticipation, as I have wanted to eat there for a very long time, but I was disappointed in the overall experience. The first annoyance was not the Melting Pot's fault; we were sat next to the most OBNOXIOUS table. I honestly thought they were children because I couldn't see them. Imagine my surprise when they got up and they weren't. I'm really not a stick in the mud, but for the cost, I expected a more formal atmosphere.
The first course was wonderful. The salad was good too. However, the third course, the meat, was a true disappointment. I had never "done" fondue and felt like the directions were minimal. I wished we had ordered something different in a different"style." We ended ordering dessert, which my daughter said was delicious, but not worth $9.
I will not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything was very nice. Went for my birthday and left very full :)

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MoonFox (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, great staff. New ownership has brought it a long way and it's back up to it's standards as it should be. Prices have went up due to the ever changing economy and some of the food recipes have changed due to that bill or something that stated you should be able to pronounce all of the ingredients in your foods, but other than that, it's still very good. It's a great place for couples or a small group. It's not a place you should bring children who cannot behave. It's a quiet spot, similar to a coffee shop or library atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service. Our waiter was Brendan and he walked us through everything. My wife is a vegetarian and they were able to easily accommodate her with an excellent menu. The food was very good from the cheese course to the main course to the desert course. Well done. Big props to Brendan. He made the experience even better.

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Gravitydancer (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

A friend and I had a nice Girl’s night out and enjoyed the experience. Our waiter was very friendly and often came to the table to see if we were good.
It was a pricy dinner but as our first visit, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

We love going to The Melting Pot! One of our favorite date night spots!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Our daughters’s choice for her birthday. Excellent food and service. Our waiter Brendan was outstanding. We will definitely come back again for our next special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Had another great time at the Melting Pot. I am so excited that they brought the Big Night Out. The artisinal dippers were an amazing enhancement to the cheese course. The scallops and lobster paired nicely in the "mojo" cook style. Our server Dennis was on point. Thanks!

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WA358 (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Lots of problems trying to get our 2 fondue burners to work. We had to wait for 10 minutes for the burner to work after the other members of our party were nearly done with their food. Happened a second time with the desert fondue. Mine was still cold while the others were nearly done. Very frustrating for the prices you pay here.

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