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About The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

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.

501 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 4:00pm- 11:00p.m, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
5th & Water

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 244-3463 ext. 4

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/charlottesville/specials

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking on Saturday and Sunday. There are two parking garages and a parking lot located in the area. One garage is on 5th and Market and the other two are on Water Street. One is a parking garage and the other is a parking lot. We validate for 2 hour parking.

Public Transit:
There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great first visit. The people were all very friendly and accommodating. Loved Trevor, our waiter--so patient with us. The atmosphere was relaxing and fun for a birthday. The food--I ate about 1 million calories--lots of cheese and sweets!--was very good. I think we'll try a different sauce for the meat next time just for variety (we went basic with the sauce since we'd never been there before), but it was good. Nice evening, and I'm glad my wife chose it for her birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome place to dine. Staff is very kind and professional. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Travis was a fantastic waiter. A+ evening. We loved the food and the ladies night pricing on 4 course fondue.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Having a birthday card waiting for us was so touching as well as the candle in the piece of desert cake. The waiter and owner were so friendly! Made is feel really special, definitely recommend going.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been back 5 times, must be doing something right. It is a dedicated drive from Lynchburg, wish it was closer.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server Larry was incredible! His recommendations were on point, very attentive and made our evening wonderful. I greatly appreciate the people walking around and refilling our water glasses often. Can't wait until our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Made it clear multiple times that someone in our party was allergic to Shellfish, and the steak had a piece of Lobster shell laying on it. Manager came across to be very condescending. Never again!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always enjoy the relaxing not rushed pace of the Melting Pot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful experience, great staff! Enjoyed our evening.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Melting Pot is our daughter’s choice for birthday celebrations. The owner and all his staff are friendly, knowledgable and appropriately attentive. The food is always fresh and the sauces are excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second time we’ve been there. Wait staff is very knowledgeable about the experience and helpful. It’s a great time watching the ingredients being mixed and the flavors are superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely, casual, not rushed evening with great friends. A wonderful way to share a meal and catch up.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was better than we anticipated... Me and my husband were celebrating our 12th Anniversary... They literally put us in our own private section... We had never seen this before... We loved it... It's definitely a once every year or two type of restaurant... Hubby loved the fact that I took initiative and made reservations... Love love love thia place... Highly recommend...

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely loved it. We had reservations at 7pm but arrived early due to coming from Lynchburg and they took us early. No wait at all. Atmosphere was great. Our waiter was very educated on the menu. He recommended drink options and did an excellent job!!! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great as always! The food was incredible as always and the staff did an awesome job helping me to create a special night to celebrate my best friend’s birthday!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everyone was so nice and helpful. A bit pricy but so worth it on our wedding night. We had a wonderful experience and will be back again on our anniversary.

Tags: Organic, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The alpine fondue was almost authentically Swiss (lacked a shot of Kirsch), and the service was very good on a busy night. We were seated right away at our reserved time. Our table was by a busy hallway (just where the staff headed in and out of the kitchen AND near the restrooms) which detracted a little, but it did get us plenty of attention for refills and dish clearing. Overall, this experience met our very high standards and we will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was great. Food would have been excellent, but our burners weren't working properly, so the food wasn't cooking. Took us 2 1/2 hours to have sinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome as always. Our server Lewis was great also!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second visit and it was better than the first. Food was superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A great time as always!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Worst Melting Pot experience I've ever had. I will not be returning to this location. Staff was not knowledgeable, not friendly, not professional. Smallest portions I've ever had. The location in Richmond is fabulous.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

A fun and different dining experience. Share a fondue pot with friends. Cheese fondues are nice with a variety of breads and veggies. A near-boiling pot of a savory boullion provides the at-table cooking of bitesized bits of meat, shellfish, vegetables, and more. The boullion is common to the table, but each person can order their preferred items to put into and retrieve from the pot. Most morsels take about a minute to cook, and each bite is hot and delicious.

Dessert is a chocolate fondue, dipping bites of pound cake, fresh fruit and the like. Our server was attentive and energetic and the wine list was quite nice, with options over a wide price range. The Melting Pot is not a cheap place to eat, but a good choice when looking for a unique and delicious experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was okay, but it definitely was not worth the price point. For two people it was over $120 for two of the four course meals, and one alcoholic drink per person. The "salad" was literally a wedge of iceberg lettuce with two tomatoes and not much else. I think if you are going for dessert or for just the cheese fondue it's okay but still not worth the price. The meat you have to cook on your own and to me that's not really a great idea because not everyone knows how to cook or when the meat is done, I also feel that if you are going to charge a minimum of $40 a person then you should at least cook the meat for the customers. For the price that the bill was, I don't think it was the same quality food. The best part of the experience was probably our waitress, she was wonderful. It was also really hot in the restaurant and the table was really small. It's a cool idea just very over priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, good choices, excellent service, just a little pricey and parking as is most of C'ville is awful

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Except the ladies complaining behind us saying there time there was okay ( one said they wouldn’t come back)
Well we love it 😍 and will do it a lot

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not worth $90.00-a few chunks of meat-1 potato-sprig of broccoli -4 mushrooms -Scarce-and we had to Cook our own food ..Checked it off my list.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Stopped by for chocolate fondue you fix me for Matthew West concert. Had a great time with my co-worker. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service was impeccable. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would absolutely come again when I had more time to enjoy several courses. Great job Melting Pot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The Melting Pot staff went out of their way to make a special evening even more memorable. The service was top rate, the food was really good, and the overall experience was great. We will definitely return later.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The door to the restaurant was opened by an employee and we were greeted the moment we walked into the restaurant. We were celebrating my grandson's 13th birthday and he was congratulated and made welcome also. (Just not the adults.) Our server was beyond great. He was friendly, advising on how to do the process of fondue and friendly.
The food was absolutely wonderful! Plenty of it and very, very tasty.
I stopped the manager as he walked by our table at one point and told him what a wonderful experience we had. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The entire staff was amazing. The owner even came over and wished my friend a happy birthday. It's always a great time every time we come.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing customer service. Way above others! The food was wonderful. They had birthday celebration items waiting at our table. The waitress explained everything completely and was entertaining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The owner stopped and checked on us several times to ensure we were enjoying our experience. It was a great atmosphere with great company.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was possibly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was great and the service was even better. We were greeted by every employee and wished a happy anniversary. The flowers I ordered were waiting for us when we got there. The staff even left a wonderful card for our date. Our waitress explained every step to us and gave us her recommendations. She was funny and attentive. We had the perfect little room reserved for us. We were treated so well and I intend on going back over and over again. Thank you so much melting pot for making our anniversary an unforgettable one! :)

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a favorite, we managed to make our meal for two cost 60 dollars (students on a budget). Cheese for one, entrees for two, and dessert for one was more than enough food for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our waitress Tiffany was outstanding, attentive, and informative...The manager along with other employees were engaging and helpful...Valet team was very helpful...Overall an excellent first time experience...We will be back...

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was good our server was good Scott he was awesome the price was a bit too much and you should also give samples of wine so that you have an idea of what you want

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

They have a fantastic wait staff. Very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We loved our dinner at The Melting Pot. Our server, Josh, was excellent and fun. We enjoyed speaking with the owner as well. Great food. Fun experience.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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