The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

4.6
2708 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
For over 20 years, the Melting Pot of Arlington has offered 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, fine wines and fabulous four-course fondue-style dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $80.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Monday February 14th | 4pm- 10pm | 5 COURSE ALL INCLUSIVE $80 per person includes premium dippers, single rose and champagne/cider toast per guest | Kids 12 & under | 3 Courses $27 per child | Call to add on extra romance packages!
  • Ultimate Valentine Weekend

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    $50-60* pp Prix Fixe 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering.
  • Ultimate Valentine Weekend

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    $50-60* pp Prix Fixe 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering.
  • Ultimate Valentine Week

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2022

    Optional 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering. Regular menu also available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 2708 people are saying
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Gabby
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant week menu was good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and not crowded. Staff was very responsive. Great experience

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vipFrankA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cold. Need to turn up the heat some. Food and Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my son’s 13th birthday. It was a miserable experience. Our reservations were for 5:45. It was absolutely freezing in the restaurant. Apparently the heat broke earlier in the day. The restaurant never called to tell us the heat was not working. We would have rescheduled. We waited 40 minutes for the cheese course. Then, one of the pots was not nearly hot enough to cook the food. We were there over 2 hours and 45 minutes and were absolutely frozen when we left. We will not be back anytime soon.

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vipSheilaR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and everyone from host, server, and kitchen were all amazing and made NYE was such a special experience. Thank you!!

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JamesR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a romantic dining experience.

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Angee726
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Lots of options. Fun experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been going to melting pot for special occasions for years. Every year the food portions have gotten smaller, and smaller.

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Geezmom
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We tried something different this year and had Christmas Eve dinner at The Melting Pot. We were a party of 11 adults. The service was good (a little too much time between courses and they forgot our last flight of wine). The food was good, most of us added a lobster tail to our selection. It was a fun family night and being restricted to 3 pots forced us to negotiate. Seating was a little too tight but it was fun, delicious and memorable. Thanks Rachel!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The melting pot was fantastic! Incredible food, and a very romantic spot. Highly recommend!

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Hokie
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much much better than last visit! Our server was pleasant and attentive. Food was outstanding! A+

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Datesinthecity
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 4th anniversary and it was great. Our server Ben was wonderful. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Melting Pot and loved it! Better than I though it would be. We decided to splurge and do the Complete Experience for Two and it was a TON of food. You must arrive incredibly hungry. While I really enjoyed every part of it, my favorite was the cheese and chocolate fondue so we may just do those two in the future. We did the Quattro Formaggio cheese and the Original chocolate. It was a great experience and very glad we did every course for our first time there!

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Max2
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice experience. Plan to take your time and eat lots of food!!

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RobertP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The melting pot is pretty consistent. This location is well managed and the service was timely, attentive, and friendly. The food was great. We have been to this location several times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We went for my daughter’s 8th birthday. We skipped the cheese, but the dinner was still 3 hours long. The service was really slow. The food was good (as always.)

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ChristieC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Food was great and we all (kids too) really enjoyed the experience!

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KellyR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for any special occasion. My daughter went with her friends for er sweet 16th birthday.

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SandraH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My son and I ordered the big night out. The cheese and chocolate fondue were very good. The entire protein course was lacking in flavor. The seasoned chicken was not for us. The filet mignon has no flavor - needed salt or something. The tempura batter was too thick. The potato seasoning was odd. The sauces were plentiful, but there was not a single savory sauce.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening dinner with the fam and boyfriend! Great time great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier was really great and provided us great service. Everything that we needed he was able to get it for us and answer all of our questions

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CHRYSSAZ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The melting pot in Clarendon had zero heat and they did not notify us ahead of time. There was no discount on the meal and we froze through our entire birthday experience. We were not happy.

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marcias
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dinner. Excellent service and fantastic food.

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In2thehat
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our anniversary. The staff was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Halloween date and I must say it was the best idea! Everything was wonderful from the hosts at the front down to our server. I’m writing a review to please keep the poison apple martini from the Halloween feast menu on the regular menu, because it is just that good. The bartender is very consistent! We had a lovely evening… will definitely be back soon.

Edit: Luis made our date special! Thanks for all you do!

Came back again and he’s recognized us 🥰 love it.

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rlb3778
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Family vacation

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went on a Tuesday evening to celebrate my birthday. Food and drinks were amazing (as always) but service was a little slow. But still and overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Halloween date and I must say it was the best idea! Everything was wonderful from the hosts at the front down to our server. I’m writing a review to please keep the poison apple martini from the Halloween feast menu on the regular menu, because it is just that good. The bartender is very consistent! We had a lovely evening… will definitely be back soon.

Edit: Luis made our date special! Thanks for all you do!

Came back again and he’s recognized us 🥰 love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter was so slow. Food was awful. Would never go there. Almost 3 hours we waited for drinks and dinner. Waste our time.

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Connor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible, I wish I had her name! She was very sweet and made my first Melting Pot experience amazing. Would come back just for her.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome & great

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vipAmazing
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at the Melting Pot and the experience was more than we had envisioned. The staff were pleasant, attentive and provided excellent service. The food was magnificent and we are looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The fondue for 3 people was miserable, it was definitely not enough for 3 people. They had a problem with water, so we couldn’t order beer or lemonades or even water. Terrible experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

It was my girlfriend birthday so we ordered our drinks and food we told the server we have been here before. After we have eaten and had a couple of drinks my girlfriend ask the server did they still have the cheesecake and he was like yes but it’s $3 dollars is that cool so I’m like sure . He bring out a thin cut slice of cheesecake I was like never mind could you take it off my bill . Then the next time I see my server he ask was we ok and my girlfriend asked for the check and he had it already without me asking for it . Then the manager was watching us from the back of the restaurant from where we were sitting at smh the manager waited for us to get up from the table before he left where he was standing. We got by the kitchen door and the manager ran into the kitchen just to ask the server did we pay yet then he said no so the manager runs up to us asking us did you pay before you leave . We both like yes we payed did you check the table and the manager just walks off .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at The Melting Pot In Arlington. The food was delicious and the server who attended us that day was nothing but warm and inviting. We had the 4 course dinner and we needed about 4 hours to go through the whole experience. However we were never rushed and the food kept on coming. Would recommend to anyone who wants a good selection of dippables, options in appetizers and great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Great food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere. We loved it so much that we are planning a trip back to the area for my nieces sweet 16th birthday! She will absolutely love it!!! Also, our waitress Fabiola was so sweet and made us feel so comfortable!

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Allante
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service was provided tonight! I had reservations at 8:45pm and didn’t leave until 11pm despite them closing at 10pm. In fact, we ordered another round of drinks after 10pm with ease. When I first walked in (with my sunglasses on suffering a huge headache) Louis picked up on a customer in need. Attentive! Ordered a martini w/coffee for the caffeine ;) and he came out with sealed travel sized ibuprofen. LIFE SAVER. My experience was much more pleasant once my headache subsided. (Thanks again Louis!) We ordered the Dinner for 2 special and Adam was fully engaged with us during the entire stay. Extremely accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our girls night out tonight and it wouldn’t have been so seamless without the amazing service provided by Louis and Adam.

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CHud
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great. Service not so much. He was a nice guy but would disappear for long periods of time, and if took forever to get our mains. We saw the others server way more then we saw ours.

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GYM212
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server was just ok, not bad, but not great either. Restaurant was somewhat dark. Manager, Daniel was great however.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic!!! A bit dark in the restaurant, but we sat next to a window. They validate parking, which is great!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 243-4490.

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA is rated 4.6 stars by 2708 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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