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.
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vipSophieD
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Have been to several nice Melting Pot locations but this one definitely did not meet expectations. We were seated in bar area only a few feet from the bar. Only one pot on our table for 5 people. Although the server was nice, she was not good (never cleared the table or refilled our drinks). Make sure to insist not to be seated in bar area.

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AndyH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, very filling, fun way to spend an evening! Seemed very safe for the times!

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GlennS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

This restaurant's service, ambiance and menu is above average. The value for total cost, though, is below par.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on October 9, 2020

I am very sorry that you did not feel like you got value with you experience.

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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was excellent. We were celebrating my birthday.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thanks for celebrating your bday with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was average! The steak, was not filet, I can tell you because I’m a avid beef eater. Service by Z was awesome! Was not my best visit!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on October 9, 2020

I am really glad that you enjoyed Z service. I am sorry about the steak.

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vipAlexandriaLocal
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Zeph was terrific. Really made a wonderful experience for us. Great presentation and took a lot of time to engage us. Will definitely be back!

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Responded on October 9, 2020

Z is an awesome server.

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Sadieatoz
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience, food was delicious, drinks were amazing but the service hit it out of the ball park! We had a server Z who was absolutely amazing and gave my boyfriend and I the best experience ever! Definitely recommend!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thanks so much for doing the survey for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a terrible experience. The waitress wasn't wearing her mask properly and had an attitude, and the host receiving people also wasn't wearing his mask over his nose. I would not recommend going here, especially during covid.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 24, 2020

My name is Derek Bond and I am the owner of this location. I am very sorry about this and assure you that under the circumstances we are striving to do our very best with the situation. I understand you disappointment and hope you can forgive us for not being perfect in regards to this. Thanks so much for your comments and feedback.

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PamelaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, great place for a date or anniversary celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience for my daughters 26th birthday! Always a pleasure to dine there with the exceptional staff (thank you Clay and Megan) and delightful calming ambiance - highly recommend if you want an “go all out” night out and are not in a hurry. It’s a full social, take your time dining experience.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review.

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Skip
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

None of us had had fondu in years, so it was fun to rediscover this European favorite. We ordered too much food, but otherwise, everything was great. Service was excellent.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you for coming in to dine. Sorry you got so full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun place to go for a special occasion. Almost too much food. Also expensive

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Christine
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Melting Pot! The owner stopped by our table to make sure we were having an enjoyable evening. The food was outstanding.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you Christine for your wonderful comments and for taking the time to do the review for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Friendly service.

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vipJasminO
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The downside to our experience is that we were a party of 2 and had to sit beside each other. I guess they're doing it that way to maximize the number of people they can fit while social distancing. We were told it wouldn't be possible to sit across from each other and we'd only have one pot. The way the table is set up, sitting across from each other is ideal. When we left the restaurant we saw a couple sitting across from each other. I would of been reaching all over my friends food all night and making a mess if not for the server going above and beyond to meet our needs! The food we tried was soooo good and filling and we enjoyed the fondue experience. The portions were great! We did end up asking for water. My water glass was dirty so I didn't drink it.

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georgiafoodie18
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only complaint would be that all the wait staff wore their masks below their noses, even when learning over tables/people to clear plates/ prepare the pots

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Angela
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thanks for the perfect review that you left.

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CMB10
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We always enjoy the Melting Pot but it was clear at the end they were trying to rush us out, which is quite frankly rude. We understood it was after closing but the 4 course experience takes a certain amount of time, so I would suggest not seating late tables if you don’t want to be there late. We had a reservation and still felt forced out.

In addition, they were so busy/understaffed our meal probably could have been quicker if they had been more attentive to our table.

On top of all that, I’m fairly sure our bill was wrong and we did not receive the advertised special price. However, since they were clearly rushing us out, I didn’t even want to argue the point and just paid the bill and left.

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CaterinaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there every year for my birthday celebration! The staff are friendly and have attention to detail. Kept our glasses full.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 26, 2020

Thanks so much for the great review glad they had a great bday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server LISA is outstanding and made sure that you were well taken care of.
We were new to the fondue place and Lisa made sure we enjoyed our experience

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thanks so much for coming in and leaving a review

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out since COVID and service was outstanding.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on June 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review that you left for us and for picking us as your first restaurant to enjoy after being stuck inside so long.

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plknicely
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love coming here with friends to catch up on our lives. The meal here can take 2 to 3 hours if you take you time and enjoy the food and company.
The meal was great, the desserts are to die for. They are great just don't count the calories.
Our server was excellent and tried to keep us with us. It was a very busy Saturday evening. Always love coming here and will continue to do so.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much for you feedback.

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JohnM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good, but didn't live up to the hype. Could have been much better with different servers. Our server thought he worked at Southwest Airlines and tried to crack jokes the entire meal, but that just diminished the experience and made it much less formal.

Food was good. It took a while for us to get the hang of cooking each item. We overcooked some of the steak and other meat items.

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AngelaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The wait for a bathroom of 15 minutes each time was ridiculous. I waited twice. The booth where we were at was very cold and drafty so we had to keep our coats on at dinner. I would not go back to the Charlottesville one. We go to the Reston one quite a bit

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KerryC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Banana’s Foster did not taste the way it should have tasted; some ingredients such as the cinnamon sprinkled on top at the end was not done.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only issue was finding parking but we are from out of town.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 28, 2020

So sorry about the parking. Thanks for coming

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SamuelI
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambiance was nice and the Melting Pot was a great place to celebrate my fiancée’s birthday. However, I placed notes about food allergies and dietary restrictions and I don’t believe that was communicated to our waiter or the kitchen.

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HungryDiner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

My latest experience at the Melting Pot left a lot to be desired. While the food is good, what you are really paying for is the experience. During my most recent visit the food was again quite good. However the dinner was not worth the price tag, because of the poor service and ambiance. Our waitress for the evening made the experience feel like we were at Waffle House rather than paying nearly 200 hundred dollars for a night out at a classy restaurant. Interactions with her were odd, confrontational, and lacking in basic server skills. As it was a holiday, a photographer was taking special keepsake photographs. She returned to our table 5 times forgetting each time we already had our photo (which was sitting right at the edge of the table). She had the demeanor of someone who had been given a task that she was doing begrudgingly. We love Melting Pot Charlottesville, but the service will keep us from coming back for awhile.

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NickC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been to in Charlottesville by far!!!! My girlfriend and I were very impressed.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks for the great compliments.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!!!! Our waiters name was Jordan and he did an excellent job taking care of us!!!!!!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 19, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for doing the review for us.

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AllysonD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service we received from Charlie! She was amazing!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks a lot for the great review that you left.

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jeffreyS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, the price for the Valentine’s Day special was outrageous. 80 a person was twice the normal price and had less food than usual. Service was great though.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 19, 2020

Z was your server and he is a great guy. Thanks for coming to dine with us.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis was awesome! Very knowledgeable and helped us through the menu! It was our first time and it exceeded our expectations. Save room for dessert!!!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 28, 2020

Travis is awesome and does a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking was a challenge not much parking in that area

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks for the review and so sorry about the parking. Not sure if you took advantage of it but we validate for the parking garage.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great and at first the service was good. Towards the end, it took over 30 minutes to get our dessert which I get that the kitchen gets backed up but the server disappeared too. When we finally got our dessert, about 2 bites in the waiter brings the check. We ignore it and continued eating our dessert. He returns to see if we had put a card down, which we had not yet done so. We never felt rushed during our meal until this point. I get needing the table but then don't disappear for over 30 minutes.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for the feedback and I am really sorry for the delay in getting your dessert. I also apologize for you feeling rushed at the end. I really hope you give us another chance to provide The Perfect Night Out for you.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
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 on January 22, 2020

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

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TinaW
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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ChrisA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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The Melting Pot - Charlottesville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 244-3463 ext. 4.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville is rated 4.5 stars by 1306 OpenTable diners.

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