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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

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4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (25)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Fun (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Slow, slow service. Wait staff is pushed too hard and is inexperienced. Food is so so. Used to be much better.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

ENJOYED IT BUT IF IT WERENT FOR THE LADIES NIGHT DISCOUNT WOULD NEVER HAD TRIED IT. A BIT PRICEY IF NO DISCOUNT. SERVER WAS EXCELLENT - HELPFUL & PATIENT.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went for Ladies Night Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and had a blast!
Each course was better than the last and the waitress we had was amazing.
The hostess was very friendly and the manager was very kind and very fun!!!
Highly recommend this wonderful experience!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great experience and place for a date

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a ball

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The booth location seemed in the corner and distant. Service was good, but I️t just

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was very good- feel that the entrees have improved. Service was top notch. Carlos was our waiter. Manager was very accommodating. Very nice experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at Melting Pot. We have been many times before, but enjoyed this evening more than usual. Our server, Jessica was outstanding. and made our dining experience and birthday celebration special. The food was delicious! Thanks!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fun place to go, service was very good although our order got a bit bungled. Food good but expensive.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a bit of trouble getting to the restaurant from the parking garage.
The food was excellent and our server was extremely friendly and accommodating.
It was my granddaughter’s birthday and the server made her happy the way he celebrated her, subtly with not a lot of fanfare.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had great service. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. And they surprised the birthday girl with a beautiful decorated plate!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A large bug joined us on our table. But the staff stepped up and took care of it...

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Everything was timed perfect and a wonderful experience. Brought my toddler along and it worked perfectly

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went with some great friends. I believe TMP is a fun place to bring friends as long as they don't double dip 😁

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am from Atlanta and the Melting Pot restaurants there were so much better. The waiter seemed liked he was in a hurry in the beginning and didnt seem interested in taking drink orders. Though he was kind, he was not on the ball. At one point, I got my own silverware from another table and shared my glass of wine with my friend because we were waiting so long for him to bring hers. Apparently they had run out of wine glasses?! Also the women's bathrooms were a mess. We will not be coming back to that particular Melting Pot

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were a bit disappointed from our last visit years ago. There was too much variety in things that should have been kept simple. Honey wheat bread was too sweet for cheese fondue - just leave it at plain french bread! Even on the classic and the land and sea, most of the meats were over-seasoned and clashed with the sauces, which are an integral part of the fondue experience. Simple or no seasonings (like the shrimp) would be adequate. Plus the zucchini and broccoli chunks were huge, and there were too many mushrooms and not many potatoes (the server brought more potatoes, which was great). And why cover the marshmallows in chocolate? They were being dunked in chocolate. Same reason not to include brownies, although I know some folks do like dunking chocolate in chocolate. But then provide plain marshmallows, too. Our server was excellent and we still had a fun time but the way it is right now we won't go back again for a long time and I can't really recommend it to anyone without my comments.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was great. The food was good. I love the environment and variety of music and food choices.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was HORRIBLE!!! The waitress almost splashed my daughter with HOT CHOCOLATE FONDUE when she slammed it down on the table!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was fabulous as was our server, ask for Manny!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server was terrific. Food was good but not anything memorable. The prices are a tad too much for what you get. The music was terrible but tolerable.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The Melting Pot was fabulous as always. So much fun and tasty!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for our 1 year anniversary and it was wonderful. Our waitress was so nice and helpful and we got a secluded booth where we had no problem talking while cooking our food. The food was wonderfully delicious as well. I got a melting pot mule and it was probably the best I have ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We went for Halloween/my husband's birthday. The food was really good and our server was awesome. We were disappointed in the Halloween costume contest though. We went all out dressing up, and then we weren't ever really given any information. I had to keep asking about how the contest was going to work. They didn't ask for my contact info, didn't take notes or our picture to remember what we had worn (we were the very first reservation of the night). Now two days later, there hasn't been an announcement anywhere, so I'm left wondering did someone else win? Did they even choose a winner? It would have been nice if they took pictures and then posted the winner so we would at least know we weren't just overlooked. Overall, it was fun, but we probably wouldn't participate in any contests again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Carlos, our waiter, made the night perfect. Best service I have ever had at a Melting Pot. In addition to attentive service, the managers stopped by a few times to check on things. Very well run location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always delicious. I could eat cheese and chocolate fondue all the time. The actual meal is a little time consuming if you get potatoes. You have to cook those a long time. But other than that it is fun and creative. I would ask for the extra plate of dessert for dipping.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great menu options and fun environment. Went for family Birthday Celebration and we had a blast.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

If you want to gain weight and love cheese and chocolate. This is the place. Since it caters to over large folks, you would think the tables would be larger.

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