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The Melting Pot - Richmond

4.6
4.6
1859 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Swiss, French

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (804) 741-3120

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Inquire with management about catered cheese and chocolate parties as well as cocktail receptions at 804-741-3120

  • Private party facilities

    The Melting Pot offers the most interactive dining experience for business or social events. We have three unique spaces that offer private, semi-private and happy-hour style events. We have a dedicated Events Manager to help customize your menu and details to create exactly what you have in mind.

  • Private party contact

    David Chantrell: (804) 741-3120 ext. 1

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Gaskins Road

  • Parking details

    We have ample parking. Most guests will drop off at our front door and then drivers will go park.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • VDay Weekend 4-Course Starting at $75 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 13, 2023
    Join us this Valentine's Weekend for our exclusive 4-Course Dining Experience starting at $75 per person. Our set-menu Valentine's package includes a gourmet four-course experience with a sparkling wine toast and $25 gift certificate per couple for a future visit at The Melting Pot. *** Our Regular menu will not be available 4 Course Menu Cheese Fondue: Green Goddess Cheddar Monterey Alpine Quattro Fromaggio Salad: Strawberry Caprese Bacon Parmesan Ranch Entree: Cupid's Feast: Filet Mignon Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Roasted Garlic Shrimp Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin Wild Mushroom Pasta Chocolate Fondue: Strawberry Mascarpone Shortcake Flaming Turtle Raspberry Dark Chocolate * Vegan, Vegetarian, & Gluten-Free options available.
  • VDay 4-Course Experience starts at $85 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us this Valentine's Day for our exclusive 4-Course Dining Experience starting at $85 per person. Our set-menu Valentine's package includes a gourmet four-course experience with a sparkling wine toast and $25 gift certificate per couple for a future visit at The Melting Pot. *** Our Regular menu will not be available 4-Course Valentine's Day Menu Cheese Fondue: Green Goddess Cheddar Monterey Alpine Quattro Fromaggio Salad: Strawberry Caprese Bacon Parmesan Ranch Entree: Cupid's Feast: Filet Mignon Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Roasted Garlic Shrimp Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin Wild Mushroom Pasta Chocolate Fondue: Strawberry Mascarpone Shortcake Flaming Turtle Raspberry Dark Chocolate * Vegan & Gluten-Free options available.

What 1,859 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Good for groups

  • Richmond

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Good for groups

  • Richmond

    Healthy

  • Richmond

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to the melting pot is always a pleasure and our server Sam was phenomenal. I would love to have her as our server again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They didn’t make the cheese and chocolate fondues at the table like they always do. When the server forgot the spoon to make the chocolate fondue, she asked to use one of personal forks to use for the entire table. Also, we stated it was our daughters birthday and they confirmed it twice while we were there and they never brought any “birthday” acknowledgment for her to celebrate.
  3. MK

    MikeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waiters great service 👍 good food. I would definitely recommend to family or a friend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our food was amazing. But the service needs allot of improvement. Our first time there was good . Love to try it again but better service. The table top cooking is fun for date night.
  5. S

    Service

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean R. was a great server and we if Kelsi is not available we would like him too in future. Daughter (Kayla) would be interested in talking to Sean more. If he would like to do so he can text her at 804-822-2228. See you on our next reservation!
  6. JR

    JasonR

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I dined with a friend, who willingly came as the “third wheel.” Our server Haley was laid back and super helpful with ordering for three people and ultimately splitting the check three ways on two tickets. The food was delightful, as always and once again we left with no room in our stomachs.
  7. TC

    TaraC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. We have been doing NYE with our children there for close to 8 years. The staff and the manager could not have been more welcoming, accommodating, and gracious. Such a special treat for a special night.
  8. RL

    RichardL

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the family to the Melting Pot for a New Years Eve dinner before everyone went to their respective gatherings. The set menu though with a large table offered some choices on the cheese fondue, broth for the food and chocolate for dessert. Waitstaff was very attentive and did a nice job on a very busy night.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Very slow service. Clearly not enough staff for a busy night
  10. R

    eatRva

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great. Nice pace experience
  11. AM

    AlysonM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean was a great server
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great experience
  13. JT

    JordanT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean made our anniversary night very special and the food was amazing as always! 💖
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got to the Melting Pot every Christmas Eve. I think this was our 9th year going.
  15. KL

    KeriL

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was great! Everything was great! Shout out to the awesome group working on the busy night to give many families a great holiday experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had never been seated in the open seating area at this location. I had come to expect the quaint and cozy booth seating from my prior visits. A table in the middle of the floor with other tables all around was a bit of a disappointment. Service and food were excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Kelsey was very informative and helpful. I mentioned to her that I haven’t found a wine that I like and she went of her way to get me a sample of one she prefers. That wine is my new go to and will definitely get that the next time we visit. She treated my Fiancée and I more than just a customer and continued to go out of her way to make our night extra special. Thank you again Kelsey
  18. HM

    HollyM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing and our server, Jacob T, was awesome as always!!
  19. RD

    RichmondDiner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  20. MS

    MorganS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had an enjoyable birthday dinner! We were in a corner so it would’ve been very romantic but we ended up next to a couple parties of just friends. It was a bit louder than previous visits but the service and food and everything else was so great. We love the melting pot and really enjoyed our server tonight!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing as always. Food and drinks were delicious.
  22. R

    Richard

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, novel food experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Was a nice evening with friends
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience all around.
  25. DS

    DavidS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service and overall experience but be prepared to apply for a mortgage when paying the check.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in this little tucked away booth so the experience was super private and romantic. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Some of their menu items had changed from earlier this year, but the changes were good ones! Always the sauces are the true stars!
  27. ET

    ElizabethT

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We love the Melting Pot. This was our 2nd year in a row taking my daughter there with her friend for her birthday. She loves it there. When we got there they asked if there was a special occasion and we said yes, her birthday. Then the waitress asked and we said the same and the manager stopped over and asked and same response by us. They didn't do anything or say happy birthday or anything. Why ask? Last year they gave her something extra (which we didn't need as their fondue is amazing) but again she asked me (she turned 11), why did they keep asking? So, feedback is dont ask if you are going to do nothing. We were fine with nothing but especially for a child, dont get their hopes up. It was a conversation on the way home that could have been avoided.
  28. r

    rvafoodie400

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cheese fondue course had to be sent back due to temperature. Normally a nice quiet place but we unfortunately got seated next to a couple who spent a long time on the speaker phone. Not the fault of the restaurant but did temper our experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience at the melting pot and I really enjoyed myself. I will definitely be coming back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were good. Fun dinner idea!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Took a group of teenagers to celebrate a birthday who had never done fondue before. The waitress gave zero instructions and the kids immediately cross contaminated raw and cooked foods because they weren’t given any instructions. Refill dippers were slow, as well. Very disappointing for the price.
  32. TD

    ToniD

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    4-Course meal (Salad, Cheese Fondue, Entrée, & Chocolate Fondue) for $47.00 was not bad. Food & Drinks- 4.5 Stars. Service-4.5 Stars. Restaurant: Inside-3 Stars; Outside: 3-Stars. 3-Star rating because: booth tables and seats too small for the amount of plates, glasses, & cooking tools; and comfortable dinning; parking lot is TOO dark-needs more lighting for customer safety. Good place for a different experience in dinning out.
  33. S

    Service

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with husband. Kelsie was awesome. Very attentive the entire time we were there!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Great friendly service. Plan on at least 2 hours if you’re doing all 4 courses, maybe 3. Cheese, chocolate was delicious. Can be pricey.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  36. 1

    161mr

    Orlando

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the intimate and cozy dining with my family. The cheese coarse was very good and we tried the cast iron grilling which we enjoyed and everyone loved the chocolate coarse. We will return.
  37. YS

    YolandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, service, atmosphere and food
  38. JJ

    JungleJayne

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We ordered the special. However we didn’t want the dark chocolate that came with the special. We asked for another chocolate. Was told no problem. They brought out the wrong chocolate. When we were done we asked for the leftovers to be packed up with some additional dippers as the special did not include as many as a regular dessert does. The bag had the chocolate and an empty container to put the dippers we didn’t want in to take home. Had to ask again. For some fruit to take home. First time we ever had issues getting extra dippers. Just seemed like he didn’t want to go get them by the look on his face. He was over tipped based on that.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th Anniversary — it was a perfect evening with great ambiance, food and service. We enjoyed our dining experience. Thank you.
  40. GF

    GladysF

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I go to The Melting Pot about once a month. We always like our waiters but we, especially, like Matthew. He always remembers us and makes our dinners very pleasant. He’s one of the reason we keep conning back. We love it there!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Richmond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 741-3120.

The Melting Pot - Richmond is rated 4.6 stars by 1859 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 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Richmond

9704 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gaskins Road

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Swiss, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We have ample parking. Most guests will drop off at our front door and then drivers will go park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 741-3120

  • Catering

    Inquire with management about catered cheese and chocolate parties as well as cocktail receptions at 804-741-3120

  • Private party facilities

    The Melting Pot offers the most interactive dining experience for business or social events. We have three unique spaces that offer private, semi-private and happy-hour style events. We have a dedicated Events Manager to help customize your menu and details to create exactly what you have in mind.

  • Private party contact

    David Chantrell: (804) 741-3120 ext. 1

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