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About The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

The Melting Pot 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, fine wines & cocktails, as well as 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 provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

1110 N. Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, Dessert, Swiss

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairfax Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 243-4490

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/arlington-va/specials

Parking Details:
Please use the LAZ parking garage below the restaurant. There is an access road to the right if you're facing the restaurant. The entrance is at the end of this road on the left. Bring in the ticket for validation, which lowers the price to $2.00. Validation lasts for 4 hours from the time you enter the garage. After the 4 hour period, validation is void and posted rates apply.

Public Transit:
From the Metro - Orange Line: Take Metro to the Ballston Metro stop. Come out of Metro station onto Fairfax Drive. Make a left onto Fairfax and walk about 3 blocks to Glebe Road. Make a right onto Glebe Road and walk about 1 1/2 blocks. The restaurant is on the left.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We will open as early as 11:30 am for parties of 10 or more with a set menu. Please contact us to set up your next banquet!

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Fun (29)
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Romantic (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 12 hours ago

Our server was great. The food was delicious, but wait times were very long and they put us in a room with a party of approximately 10 3-5 year olds. When we asked if we could be moved we were told that the other available tables were being held for reservations. We also had reservations so that was less than satisfactory.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Night out with family and shared 2 entrees which was perfect for a family of 4!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Always a fun time, and plenty of time to talk between fondue bites.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Really really nice waiter with good conversation and an EXCELLENT menu. Was more than willing To accommodate all of my special requests on the menu and answered all of my questions thoroughly.
Great, cute place for date night I’ve been coming here for years and I will keep coming here for years. (:

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent establishment. The waitress was very helpful, informative, and extremely kind. My wife loved the place and will definitely make another trip out there. We had a wonderful Valentine experience. I highly recommend the "Big Night Out" meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great time!!! Can’t wait to come again!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Overall good experience and good menu. My only complaint is that we were seated 25 minutes after our reservation and service seemed a little slow even though they weren’t incredibly busy. Would still recommended.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great experience, highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our waiter was great and informative. Two of us had been previous and one lady had not. He share with us great info and helped our friend. Thank you Steven!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The table next to ours the patrons kept saying very foul language. Using the F* Y* very loudly. The manager walked up to serve food while the patron was yelling F* Y* and he said nothing to the patron I Was shocked. The Manager was white with a long ponytail I do not remember his name. The meat had NO TASTE but the cheese and chocolate was awesome

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was a good place for a birthday celebration but when I was on open table I selected it was for my wifes birthday and to get Balloons and a photo, somehow that was not translated from open table to them. When I used the restroom (which was extremely weird) I asked the Host/hostess and they said sometimes it doesnt get coordinated from open table to them. I saw that they had roses "available" so I asked them for 3 of them i think it would be $15 or so. They never showed up, but at the end of the meal we got the balloons/chocolates and they never charged us the $13 for them. So I guess you would call that good customer service? Not quite sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My Fiancé and I had a good time together and the food was yummy. Our waitress took quite bit of time to make it to our table and she rarely checked on us but we understood that she must have been busy. Also, My fiancé and I were so confused about how to order, being that it was out first time there. We eventually went on google and that is when we better understood. Lastly The people sitting beside us were pretty loud. Overall my time at the Melting Pot was alright, but there were a few things that could've been better to make our experience great. To end this I would like to say my fiancé and I are understanding people and we know that it was busy and that the table beside us were just having some fun.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server was excellent. She explained everything well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We always attend this location for restaurant week and wedding anniversary. Our waitress this time, was a little slow. I am assuming it was due to her helping with a large party in another section. The food as always was amazing. I also loved that they put us in a quiet nook with only another table for two.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was our first visit to a Melting Pot. We ordered the restaurant week lunch special. The food was good and we had a great time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for restaurant week weekend brunch. Amazing deal and our server was fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It’s being ruined by having to type more

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for restaurant week and enjoyed the food and service. The four courses were well worth the price!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful dinner experience. Joe was our waiter, and if he doesn’t train other wait-staff, he should start. He was pleasant -- but not overbearing into our conversation, was extremely attentive, and anticipated our needs before we needed them. Probably the best waiter experience we’ve ever had at the Melting Pot. The food was delicious and atmosphere great. We’ll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a great time taking advantage of the Restaurant Week menu at The Melting Pot! They offered an amazing menu and provided excellent service. We enjoyed the cheese fondue, salad, coq au vin with shrimp and filet mignon, and of course, the chocolate fondue. Look forward to the next time! (Destiny was great!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had a chance to visit this restaurant during restaurant week, which was a great way to experience this restaurant at an affordable price. The food and atmosphere was perfect. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My boyfriend and i had not been to the melting pot in over 10 years- and what a life changing experience this was. We recently vacationed in Switzerland and became obsessed with fondue and the melting pot in Arlington, va delivered in giving us an authentic fondue dinning experience. Our waiter, Javier, customized each course of the menu (cheese, entree, and chocolate fondues) to our specific wishes and suggested add-ons to get the best out of each course. We left wanting more and will definitely be back very soon.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food and great service as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A pleasant, relaxing experience in a nice atmosphere in which we could converse in normal voice.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Horrible service!!! Was trying something new, and was very disapppinted!!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent location for special occasion dining. One of our favorites for celebrating Anniversaries and Birthdays. Interesting, non-standard selection of foods. Fondue is not a stable in my diet, but is a fun addition for special events. Always a good experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We went to the melting pot for my son's 17th birthday. It is one of his favorite restaurants. When you think about the food you get, it is a bit expensive, but when you add in the fun fondue experience, it is worth it for a special occasion. We really enjoyed the cheese and main course fondues, but everyone agreed that their favorite, by far, was the chocolate dessert fondue. Our server was terrific and the boys all had a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was an annual birthday outing with friends. The food was excellent as always and it wasn’t noisy so we were able to have nice conversation as we ate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Worst $150 I've ever spent in my life! Do not recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Despite having a reservation and showing up 20 min early they isn’t seat us until 15 min past our reservation time. We also watched approximately 6 other parties get seated in front of us which was annoying. However our waiter was great and the food and drinks were great. Would recommend this location to friends.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The meal was great!! Our server was amazing! She was very accommodating. The manager came by often to check in with us. I think his name was Jeff.
The atmosphere was horrible! Seated next to a loud, cursing, group for New Year’s Eve and spent 3 hours listening to their foul mouths. No, we didn’t complain. Now I wish we had. We were seated next to a window that had ice on the inside and a constant draft.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Steve was an amazing server-great recommendations, prompt, fun-only want to come back when he is serving!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Melting Pot is a fun place to go because you cook food in front of you. It is very pricey, but filling.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very slow night- we sat in the bar area and had Destinee as our bartender/server. She was wonderful- right there when we needed her, yet didn't rush us. She knew the menu well and made some great suggestions. The Melting Pot is not cheap- you need to figure about $60 per person without drinks or tip for a four course meal. It is my daughter's favorite place, so we go when they are here from the west coast where there are none in the LA area. It is a great interactive meal- the food was very good- they have made some changes to the menu over the last few years- they have premium items that used to be included in the meal- like some of the dinner and dessert items and charge more of them now- not a fan as the pricing is already steep. They have a good beer list- pricy but we knew that going in- an ok wine list, but not every wine is available by the glass so unless you want to go for a $50 bottle for the table a $12 glass is just an ok wine. Overall a nice experience made better by a wonderful server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dark, outdated, dingy decor. Servers prepare the cheese and chocolate fondue at the table, and if the restaurant is busy, regular table service suffers. Don't expect refills on water, asking if you would like another glass of wine, or if the food is to your liking. Additionally, our wine came about 10 minutes after we ordered and the cheese fondue course had been prepared. Salad arrived as we were still having first course, so obviously we felt rushed. The broth served to cook the protein entree tasted salty and full of chemicals. The bread served with the fondue was stale. An unfortunate experience we will not repeat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated a family Christmas Eve. The food was excellent. The wine went perfectly with the meal. The service from start to finish was friendly and without flaw.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I've been to this location previously along with plenty of other locations. However, I was extremely disappointed regarding the seating, a loud celebratory group came in and they were seated right next to us and they were extremely loud. If we weren't in the middle of our dinner we would have left immediately. We could barely hear each other speak, worst experience I have had in any melting pot location. Usually they group large parties away from smaller dinners.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a great time. Service was a little slow, but meat, fish, etc., was top notch. It is definitely special-occasion only ($$$), but a fun night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We always enjoy Melting Pot and it works to take your kids.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful service.
Great food.
Truly an experience

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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