The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

4.6
2785 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! On Saturday, June 13, we are dipping again together with conversation and laughter. We are highly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment with the highest of standards for our guests and team members. Therefore, our doors will reopen with 50% capacity in accordance with Governor Northam with reduced dine-in hours. Reservations are highly recommended.
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  • Thursdate for Two Dinner Special

     $44.95 per person
    Starting Jul 25, 2020
    We're turning up the heat on Date Night! The Thursdate™ special four-course menu starts with your choice if cheese fondue, followed by a fresh salad course, your entree includes filet mignon, salmon, teriyaki sirloin, and more. Your meal finishes with our new sparkling chocolate fondue! Rose petals and candles will be waiting at your table. Handcrafted drinks or a bottle of JNSQ Rose can be added to your meal.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The idea and concept are nice and fun, but the food is very bad. The cheese fondue was below average, the bread served with it was old, and then the meats of the entrees were not tasty at all.
Overall the food is below average.

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vipTravelingDPS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during COVID the restaurant is clean. Parties well spaced out, service was wonderful by Javier. Food was great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursdate Is A Great Idea! Our Waiter Cassidy Was Amazing!!!

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viprazorburt
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

selection of meats is outstanding - same with selection of boiling oil additives - options for chocolate is also nice

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great server was awesome just when we got there we had to wait on a table and tables were already opened I mean you could see that from outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was bland and not seasoned well at all. Service was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My anniversary dinner was great! Nao my waiter was great the food was great and we look forward to returning.

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Tyler
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, the experience was amazing. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The bourbon bacon cheese fondue, entrees, and smores chocolate fountain was soo good. We left the place completely stuffed and satisfied.

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vipDClady
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been coming here for years! Such good food and a fun experience with fondue! We always have great service!

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vipAryssaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Food and service

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Amanda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful and everything tasted delightful. A very fun date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and had an amazingly awesome time..... and will definitely be back to try more

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with my 2 sisters to celebrate one of their birthdays and this establishment did not disappoint! Everything was absolutely phenomenal from the food to the service. Our server Cassidy was incredible, this was hands down the best dining experience I’ve ever had! Cassidy you are amazing, thank you for making this a memorable experience for my sisters and I!

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vipKardelen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was very nice, the food was great and they offer special services for birthdays and anniversaries which was cute

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Waitress saw I had kids and timed the meal perfectly!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my granddaughter for her birthday. Is a bit pricey, but her comment “exceeded my expectations” (she’s 12) made it totally worth it!!

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vipCodyL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Destiny and the manager made it a great experience! Kudos to the Melting Pot team on a great first time there.

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TaylorL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot is a really fun experience. It is the perfect dinner spot for a nice date or to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary, etc. The food is delicious but definitely on the more expensive end.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was really friendly and had no problem helping out when needed. Any questions that we had they were very diligent about making sure to get us the answer if they were not 100%sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Restaurant week!! Our waitress was super nice and informative since it was our first time going there. Food was great!!
Will be visiting again!

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AdamF
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience at Melting Pot. Thankfully the concept seems to work pretty well with Covid since it's mostly isolated and DIY anyway. Server and the rest of the stuff was very friendly.

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vipCtrlofDestiny
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, polite, friendly environment, I take all my friends there!

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vipathenaz
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DIEGO WAS OUR SERVER HE WAS VERY VERY HELPFUL AND ATTENTIVE. ALWAYS LOVE GOING TO THIS LOCATION CANT WAIT FOR GIRLS NIGHT NEXT MONTH!

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vipAndyJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciou dinner and excellent service. Thank you Cassidy and team for taking care of us!

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KimM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This made for a very special family event for my daughter’s 16th birthday.

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LeoW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was 100% excellent he came through and explain everything to us and made our visit excellent the kids enjoyed it and everything it was all about the server and that was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Liscannorleo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

In general, I found the Melting Pot not a place to go to for the food or value, but more for the fun of it. Here the service can be a big part of the experience. Unfortunately, it was mediocre at best. As a family of 5, we made the most of it and had a fun evening.

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Pinktech33
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was rushed but server was polite. Nice for special occasions. Food was good for what it was.

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Steve
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. The service is great and the food too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A fight broke out and police were called....

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HollieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing date night with the help of Luis (hopefully spelling that right). We did the Arlington special and I definitely feel like we got our money's worth. I'm looking forward to coming back!

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vipClaudiaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Manuel was very nice and attentive. All very good!

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vipTinaR
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Cheese and chocolate courses are great but the meat course was only fair.

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KenyattaM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was amazing, however for the price “$120” we both left still a little hungry. Cheese fondue and turtle chocolate were pretty good, and we were offered extra dipping sides. Meal was extra small, I did the 3 course and received 6 shrimp/ 6 sausages/ ans 4 little chunks of teriyaki steak. I was thinking to myself, where is the rest of my meat for this price lol. I would go back again, only if someone else is paying though.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend told me he wanted to try a fondue place on this trip to DC, so I took him to The Melting Pot to enjoy a 4-course meal. We started with the Bourbon Bacon Cheddar which we enjoyed tremendously. That was followed by the salad course and then the protein assortment. We ordered a classic and a create your own platter and shared all the flavors. The meal ended with a tough choice between the Dark Dulce or the Cookie Butter Crunch. After going with the Cookie Crunch, I was told it was a great choice and really my only choice since they were out of dulce. And he wasn't kidding. It was obscenely, sinfully scrumptious!!! All in all a great evening out, and Steven did a great job hosting the meal and taking care of the table!

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Jones
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

While the food was ok even though me and my wife cooked it (So it's kinda our fault). The appetizer spinach dip was delicious along with the salad. The drinks were delicious I will definetly have to come back for the ying and yang martini. Lastly I would like to review my server I forgot her name please look her up and reward her ( The reservation was at 9:30 last name is jones). She has highest level of professional service I've seen in hospitality in years. The resturuant closed in 20 mins when we got sat and we still received full service with an enthusiastic and high energy work attitude. If we dont come back for food we will definetly come back because of her. She is a star server and again deserves to be rewarded for her services. We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time at the melting pot and we love it! Definitely pricey, however it is worth it for a special occasion. Our server was AWESOME and made our experience even better!

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RickM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the service was very slow and sporadic. This was the first time we had been seated in front of the bar. long breaks in food delivery and seeing our waiter. i am not sure if it was where we were sitting or that it was a Sunday night. Food quality was good.

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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 2785 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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