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

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 14, 2018

Ends: November 15, 2117

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

What 1257 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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!!!!

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, great atmosphere and staff was very friendly

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Responded on September 4, 2019

Libby thank you for the review.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

First day of school

CC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. =)

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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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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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
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on July 28, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review that you left

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you for the review that you left

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AS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thanks for the perfect review that you left.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had previously eaten at the Charlottesville location one time and loved it. The experience was good enough that I decided to bring my spouse and 4 other people with me that had never eaten at a Melting Pot. The experience was great again and well worth the 1.5 hour drive. I received nothing but praise from the attendees. We will definitely do it again.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 10, 2019

Thanks for making the drive to come dine with us. It is our pleasure to take care of you but we really appreciate all the wonderful comments.

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U
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

As this was our first visit to your restaurant we were hoping for much different experience. our server spoke very soft and we were very confused as to what we were to do. We even told him we couldn't hear him. We just chose items on the menu and went with it. It just wasn't a pleasant experience for us.

T
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Overpriced, definitely paying for the experience solely.

L
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very overpriced for what you get! Granted there are many different selections of meats on the menu, but the starters they provide you are mediocre. The cheese was delicious, but the cheese fondue time is short lived.. this gives me a "fast food" vibe. I forgot what we ordered, but we used a soup style form of cooking so all the seasoning dissolved off and our meat was bland. I wish they did have some sort of timer on the table, because every meat has a different cook time and it was difficult to keep up with. We used a Groupon, being as it was our first time we wanted to save money (glad we did), and they definitely treated us as cheap human beings. My boyfriend asked for a double shot of whiskey (we know that it is not included with the Groupon), and the waiter came back with a single and said he "didn't know and didn't want to ask if that's what we really wanted, so he had the bar serve a healthy pour."... umm? Hilarious, there were other times where the waiter dropped words that alluded to the menu being out of our price range. Desert was bland, the chocolate (we got the baileys and dark chocolate) came with a splash (and I use that word literally) of Baileys that we couldn't even taste, and once again the variety of fruits and snacks were mediocre. One pineapple, three strawberries, two marshmallows.. it wasn't worth it. The nicest part of our experience was the time we spent together, and the busboy serving water constantly. FYI: Don't go here if you are starving, waiting for each meat selection to cook was pretty annoying. I would suggest getting two different meats max, of the same animal, to cook together, and probably using their new cast iron grill top to ensure the seasoning sticks.

Lastly, 18% gratuity was automatically added, we don't know if that was the norm at this establishment, but it seemed uncommon for a party of two people. Once again, unless this is standard, we think this was the cause of us using a simple coupon.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 3, 2019

Lisa I am very sorry for your experience and would love to have the opportunity to speak with you about your dinner. My number is 434-249-5029 and I am the owner of this location. I hope you decide to reach out to me as I would love to try and address some of the issues with your experience. I am sorry that we disappointed you and your boyfriend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great waiter, great food and amazing location. We had the table that was up the stairs and secluded and it was so nice to be away from people and enjoy our meal.

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Thanks so much for coming to celebrate and we are really happy you had such a great time.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Got a quiet table for 2. Service was superb - friendly and knowledgeable. Most delicious food! Went above and beyond when we got an anniversary card from the staff.

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Thanks so much for leaving us this wonderful review. Happy Anniversary!

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M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely slow service. Chicken was too salty to eat.
Was nice that someone always opened the door for us and water glasses were never empty.
I didn’t understand the raw vegetables either? Too hard to cut, too large to eat. Speaking of cutting, why did we get butter knives for steak...

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Thanks for the great review.

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time coming to a melting pot restaurant. We had heard about it through friends and co-workers and really just wanted to try it out. We were seated at a table away from the main seating area up a small flight of steps, which was nice because it was actually the night before our first wedding anniversary. We both ended up getting a four course meal. It's definitely a different experience but it was fun. Our waitress was so sweet and really quick to bring us our food. The owner of the establishment came to check on us, which it really went a long way to making our experience there wonderful. The only negative thing I'd have to say was the smoke/steam from the pot was pretty intense and since we were basically off in a corner, the steam had nowhere to go but in our (mostly mine) face and my hair absorbed the smell of the broth from the entree. Totally didn't care though Because the chocolate fondue afterwards was amazing! Id recommend going at least once!

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Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments that you left for us.

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AW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall lovely experience for a family celebration!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thanks for the great review that you left for us.

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RE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. This was my first time at a fondue restaurant, and It was truly a feast experience! Everything wad delicious.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review and your comments.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! It was ourfirst time going
We have made reservations and and are going back next week bring family and friends!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks a lot for the wonderful comments and review.

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