The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

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Fondue
Here fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience, where you can really dip into something different. Enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of tasty entrees, including tender beef, boneless breast of chicken, duck, lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more. All are available in many different combinations with a variety of special dipping sauces. Cheese fondues can be ordered separately and are included with the purchase of any combination dinner. Along with every entrée, you’ll get breads, savory vegetables, and even a choice of three different fresh salads. As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you’ll also love the Melting Pot’s wide selection of creamy, mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts. In addition to the Melting Pot’s ever expanding fondue menu, there’s also a growing list of fine wines. So come, relax and dip into an exciting new experience at the Melting Pot.

Specials

Happy Hour

$6 Speciatly Cocktails, $5 Glasses of Wine, $3 Beers

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 14, 2018

Ends: November 15, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We are featuring a fabulous 5-course dinner for Valentine's Day and the Weekend. Our dinner will include a shrimp cocktail, cheese fondue, a gourmet salad, variety of proteins, dessert fondue and a variety of retail products to go with your package for $79 per person. Call 434-244-3463 w/questions.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Great table service but Derick the manager was very rude amd unprofessional

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food! Our waiter was so funny and professional- he made our evening. The price was also very reasonable

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to do the survey and for dining with us.

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TW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food! We look forward to eating here every time we’re in Charlottesville

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review that you left.

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CA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A worthwhile unique experience. The staff was very attentive, the food was very good.

RS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Melting Pot! This was a treat dinner for us on New Year's but definitely outstanding with a special dinner that night! Our waitress was amazing! She didn't hesitate to help us and went beyond to make our experience wonderful.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks a lot for the great review and for mentioning your server. I'm so glad she took great care of you.

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RP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of the best place to eat dinner with family and friends. As always we had a lot of fun, good food and outstanding service. Thank you very much for making our New Year's Eve dinner so special with champagne and pictures!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thanks so much for giving us a great review and so glad that you had a great time.

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h
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sage was our server and he was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for being open Christmas Eve and providing us with a great dining experience!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on January 1, 2020

Sage is great thanks for noticing.

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m
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Melting Pot is a favorite of mine and my friends. We go there fairly regularly. This time it was just two of us. We were seated on the right side of the restaurant by the bar, which was new for us. The first table we were seated at made an odd buzzing noise when the burner was turned on. When we pointed this out to the waiter when he brought our cheese, he switched us to a neighboring table, which was pretty simple, since it was a Tuesday evening and it wasn’t crowded. The food was delicious as usual, and the waiter brought extra dippers when we asked. However, it just seemed like the waiter was a little out of it throughout the evening, as service was pretty slow to start and then there were several times where things were forgotten. It didn’t affect our experience too much, but just wanted to make a note.

PA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot was the perfect place to celebrate our son's 21st birthday.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thanks so much for coming to celebrate his bday. 21 is a big one.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Fondue was good but what you dip in not so much... same same... large chunks of broccoli cauliflower and carrots and mostly not delicious bread for the cheese..the chocolate came w Rice Krispies treats, a few strawberries, stale store bought pound cake and a few other unmemorable things... the specialty cocktails were nasty... way too sweet....disappointed

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on October 18, 2019

I'm very sorry for your most recent experience. I would love the opportunity to try and speak with you and see if we could win you over with a better experience. My personal number is 434-249-5029 and I would love to hear from you.

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CM
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for a special treat every once in a while. We sat at the bar on Saturday, and the bar seating was great. The bartender did a great job.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on October 7, 2019

Greg does a great job for us. So happy that you enjoyed your experience with him.

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DS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We held our anniversary dinner there and had a great time. We asked ahead about a specific wine as we knew their wine list had undergone some changes since we were last there. And while they no longer were carrying the wine we were interested in, we brought in a bottle and used their corkage service without issue from them, which hasn't always been the case in town.

S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you are looking to try something unique and full of adventure, this is your place. I was looking forward to our dining experience as this was new to us. I really liked the cheese fondue, salad, and dessert. I was not a fan of the meats section. Now, it may be that I picked incorrectly with how to cook the meat. They were kind enough to bring us another flavor to cook our meats in. Not a fan of it. If i go back i will skip the entree and get everything else!! The s'mores dessert was delicious!!!!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thanks for coming and trying us out. We do offer a crave combo which includes cheese, salad and dessert and a lot of guest like to go this route.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were excited to try this restaurant and so glad we did! The food was delicious, fresh, and made with care. We loved how the cheese fondue was assembled in front of us from fresh garlic, wine, and high quality cheeses. Nothing squeezed out of a pre-made pouch here! I enjoyed having fresh veggies and apples as dippers as well as the breads. The meats were all very fresh and nicely marinated. We decided to go with a simple and classic dark chocolate fondue for dessert which was fabulous. I was really impressed with how the whole experience was very thoughtfully designed for the guest’s enjoyment, with lots of choices for everyone. The service was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. They obviously train the staff well and people take pride in their role. Our server “Z” was terrific and really made our whole experience delightful, delicious, and fun. I appreciate great service and there was no shortage of it here. Everyone we interacted with was welcoming, helpful, and focused on creating a pleasant guest experience. I came in to celebrate a special occasion with friends and we had a very fun, memorable evening. Thank you so much!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thanks so much for the terrific review that you left for us. Z is a wonderful person and employee. I am so happy that you had such a good time and it is awesome to hear the comments from our guest.

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L
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, great atmosphere and staff was very friendly

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 4, 2019

Libby thank you for the review.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Melting Pot. The food was amazing and our server, Tim, was helpful and informative. The entire dining experience was wonderful!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments that you left for us. Tim does do a great job.

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CT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday and it was a great experience. Food was great and drinks were perfect!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks a lot for doing the survey for us and for the awesome comments.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First day of school

CC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely long dinner that we all quite enjoyed. The server was very knowledgable on the menu and they were very accommodating of my gluten intolerance. The portion sizes were a bit on the smaller side but three adults shared 2 of the 4-course meals and everyone left satisfied. The only real disappointment? There were no recipe books available for us to purchase, so I suppose we'll just have to return if we want to experience culinary bliss again.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review that you left for us.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food, service, and atmosphere! Will definitely be returning in the future.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review that you left for us.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the Melting Pot. Our server was very attentive and the owner stopped by to check on us. Our meal was perfect.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks for the perfect review that you left.

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and fun experience. Staff was very helpful & knowledgeable. Owner checked in with each table to ensure satisfaction with meal/service.

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I just really didn't enjoy my server. she was slow with service, pushy and didn't take social cues well.
we were on a double date and the other couple was REALLY late, but I wanted to enjoy that quiet time with my husband and she kept coming over and staring at us and talking to us about non-relevant things. She was rude to other tables when they asked her questions, if they weren't her table, and set our pots to weird temperatures and complained about the table being too long. We go here often. the other servers are all great, this lady just left us unimpressed.

HP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The melting pot is always a bit of a treat for my wife and I, the staff are delightful, food is wonderful and the active nature of the meal requires a certain mindfulness.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks for the positive review that you left for us.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very delicious. I had heard that it was very expensive and you didn't get much food for what you paid, but that wasn't the case at all. I was pretty stuffed about halfway through. Service was good. I liked my seat because it made me feel like I was the only person in the restraunt. I would recommend to a friend. =)

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review that you left for us.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only thing I found lacking was my server. In my opinion, to go to a restaurant where you need some help ordering a waiter/waitress needs to be able to help, and I felt mine did not do that. The food was absolutely fantastic, and a nice atmosphere!

BW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my wife has ever had fondue and she absolutely loved the entire experience. Thank you... and Eddie was a great waiter.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thanks for the great review that you left for us.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a fantastic dynamic and great vibe that comes from all the staff and owners here. Very welcoming, and appreciated by our family. Thanks for these special events that includes our littles !

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thanks so much for all the great comments that you sent.

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent double date night evening here this Thursday! Food and service was outstanding! I have to thank the staff again for being extra helpful when I fell into the bench seat next to me when my hand slipped on the booth we were sitting at thus hitting my head and needing to go to the ER to be put back together! This was 100% my fault and a total accident with no alcohol involved. The staff and management were so helpful and kind and even gave me a phone call today to check on how I was doing. Will definitely dine here again!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 28, 2019

I'm glad that you are ok. I am really sorry for what happened but very glad everything is ok.

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m
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My girlfriends and I love The Melting Pot and frequent it during our get-togethers. We went for Ladies Night on Wednesday, so the value was great! The food was delicious although the servers misunderstood which broth we wanted for one of main courses and brought the wrong one. When we pointed this out, they said they’d fix it, but they wouldn’t recommend the one we wanted for what we were eating and strongly urged us to consider keeping the one they brought us. This was rather frustrating as we had previously expressed that we specifically DID NOT want that broth, because we’d had it before and one of our group didn’t like it. Unfortunately, on top of this, one of our servers was fairly aggressive throughout the night and made several rude comments about us, what we were eating, or what we were drinking. He did apologize for one comment he made, but the comments didn’t stop after that apology. The experience was not as enjoyable as our usual because of the awkward and uncomfortable interactions with that server.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever, love the melting pot, and Charlottesville location is wonderful :-)

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 28, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review that you left

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great time. Friendly staff and great food.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review that you left for us.

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Portions seemed better than we remembered from a previous visit. Our server was a pleasure. Very personable.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review that you left.

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, I've taken my fiance twice and we have enjoyed it both times!!!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks for the perfect review that you left.

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TT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seasoned waiter able to accommodate a friend with multiple severe food allergies, highly recommend the two pot tables. He did not seem daunted by her food allergies and the dinner went rather seamlessly compared to other restaurants we have gone to together. I went with three other friends for restaurant week and two of us ordered the same special and it came out on one plate and sure if this is standard but the others commented that it seemed smaller than their individual portions. Also, water glass stayed emptied for much of the evening which is hard when the broths are a little salty. Overall, the atmosphere was wonderful and relaxing. Great Ladies Night out overall!

C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The melting pot is more about the fun experience of cooking/dipping your own food. It's good, but not outstanding. You must allow a lot time for this. Good for a date night or catching up with the girls. If the possibility of double dipping gives you the willies, this probably isn't for you.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Have been there numerous times. This time the service was very, very slow. Finished cheese round and waited over 20 minutes before the salads were served. Same wait between meals and dessert. Seemed to not have enough help. Waiter did not check on us much either.

S
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful; she was knowledgeable, polite and aided in our experience. We've been there before and our server was way to over the top and made us slightly uncomfortable. We went for restaurant week and it was very worth the value! We both left stuffed yet satisfied. I had a wonderful time and would return.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review that you left.

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ME
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was quite warm in the restaurant. Of course, the food is cooking in front of you and it is summer, but maybe turn down the temp just a bit? Besides that, awesome experience!

KJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome and very accommodating. The food was delicious and the drinks were refreshing. All around, it was a great experience.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you for the review that you left

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