The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

4.6
2803 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! We are highly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our guests and team members. Therefore, we are currently seating with reduced capacity and hours in accordance with current regulations in Virginia. Reservations are highly recommended.
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Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will be opening at 12:00PM offering our regular Menu until 2:30PM. Starting at 3:00PM, we will be offering our set New Year’s Eve Menu - $88 per Person/$176 per couple (+ tax & gratuity). A $10 per person deposit is required for all reservations after 3pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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!

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BlakeJ
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Neighboring tables were loud, and disorderly so much the dinner was unpleasant.

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vipHokieSuzi
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. Great experience.

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CristalC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go when you want to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a long time. The meal takes a while to enjoy so you have plenty of time to chat without big gaps between courses. You always have something to nibble on or sip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for GNO! Definitely be back:)

PJ
Penn701JH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was not my cup of tea. But it was an experience to check off the list

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went there for restaurant week and got the 3 course dinner. The first course is a cheese fondue, which was fantastic and so delicious. The second course is a salad, which was just an average salad, nothing to note about. The third course is a platter of meats or vegetables (I had that since I’m a vegetarian) which you cook on the grill yourself. The third course was a waste of money, even my friend who got the meats agreed. If they had just provided another fondue for the 3rd course, we would have been perfectly happy.

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Shay
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at the Melting Pot but my first time at this location. It was also my children’s first time ever. They really enjoyed themselves and can not wait to return. Everything was nice and the food was good. They also validated parking which was a plus.

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StaceyQ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I decide to take my bf for his bday and have the melting pot experience. Our server was great and attentive and customized our request
We enjoyed a cheese fondue 🫕 and chocolate fondue
The main course was good but I would skip it next time
The cheese and chocolate would be enough for me

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Britt
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Such a unique and enjoyable experience. The service was also superb. Malik was very attentive and explained how everything worked. I will definitely be returning to the Melting Pot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Now I'm not usually a chain resturaunt gal but I hadnt been to the melting pot in ages and I'm so glad I came back!

The loaded baked potato cheese fondue needs to be added on the menu (RW exclusive) because it is SO GOOD. Best of the cheeses I've had. It was cheesy, with chunks of potato, bacon, scallions, and green goddess sauce.

Entrees are always just okay for me - I go for the cheese and chocolate.

Chocolate smores was so good. I will say though they added waffle pieces and some were cold - like they had just come out of the freezer.

I want to come back for their ladies night again!

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AshP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night for my boyfriend and I, and our first date actually. He’d never been before and I wanted him to experience something different. Our waiter, Javier, was amazing. He even took pictures of us when my boyfriend asked. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were pretty good. But We were up charged approx $30 for a 3 year old who didn’t eat anything.

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vipPatriceK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Melting Pot last night was great! The ambiance was lovely. Our server, Victor, was outstanding! We especially loved the flaming chocolate caramel fondue!

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 30th birthday and he’d never had fondue before so we decided to give it a shot. We both thought the service, and the food were wonderful. Thank you to our server, Javier, for making it such a great experience!

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andy
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good minus the stale tortilla chips served with the cheese fondue. Service was slow and not very attentive. Definitely on the pricey side. And the restaurant didn't seem too busy. Chalked it up to new / inexperienced help coming out of COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was so slow. Our time at the table for a four course meal ended up being 2h45

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ShataraJ
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It wasn’t what I expected. The service was great but the food was again not what I expected. There were no sides just meats.

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Samanthav
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The restaurant was hot!!!! You are already cooking at your table with no air conditioning for that price was a no! I needed a shower from all of the heat/sweat!

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TreeGoddess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The air conditioning was not working and we had hot stoves at the table. It was terrible experience wise. The food was consistently good as usual but we were so distracted by being hot. Different members of our party kept getting up to go other places that were cooler in the building. Would not recommend especially in summer without working AC.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The temperature was not very cool so with the cooking on top of it we were a little uncomfortable. Initially we were very close to a table with 10 people so it was loud. It was better after they left about half way through our meal.

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vipWorkerBee
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was not up to usual standard. Slow and did not check back to see if everything was ok. Forgot the wine flight.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, & great customer service

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vipDEMJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese fondue is excellent and prepared tableside. The meat entrée was great and the chocolate fondue was great as well. It is expensive but it is overall a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Overall the food quality was good and it was a cool experience since it was my first time having fondue. However, they advertise themselves as "fine-dining" and the ambience felt more like a fancy Applebees. Additionally, the service was sub-par for a very quiet Sunday night. Our server was almost nowhere to be found most of the night and never introduced themselves (we actually thought they were a busser, not a server). The Manager was nice, but overall I don't think I will be coming back to this location.

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Sisyphus
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

As always the food was great. However I had the sense they were very short staffed and possibly had new people as well. The lockdown and reopening is not easy but the service was not good. They had two hostesses working and were short on waitstaff so our poor waitress was never there. Happily we had been there before and knew what was what because nothing was ever explained, some of our food selections were wrong and had to be sent back, drinks showed up late and only when we tracked them down. But it’s fondue, and the food makes up for the irritation. Also, once you get over six people it might be good to have more than two burners, maybe. I could make the case either way...

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WesleyW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Terrible. Service was less than poor took over an hour to get our first course. Table of teenagers across from us were loud and swearing. Could have dealt with it if the service would have been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have been to the melting pot many times. The food yesterday was delicious (especially loves the bourbon bacon cheddar) but the service was bad. There were no back waiters, so it seemed our waiter was always busy, but not necessarily helping us. For example, they didn’t even remove some of the dinner (dipping sauces) when we had dessert.

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dunnbe
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to this Melting Pot on several occasions. We always have a wonderful meal. Service was excellent and we look forward to our next visit.

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VICTORIAK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience2

it was ok, service was lacking, had to call the front deak for water from my cell phone

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Staff all seemed extremely stressed and service was very sporadic. Not the fun experience we’re used to at Melting Pot :(

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It was really crummy. Service was unbelievably slow. The server asked for a tip on top of the 18% that was included in our bill. There were only 2 burners for 7 people.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service form Javier

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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 2803 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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