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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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4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Fun (20)
Romantic (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
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Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Menu was too confusing, girlfriend and i decided that for what we paid we could have ordered like half a dozen pizzas and got a case of beer and bottle of liquor to mix our own drinks, best parts of the experience were the chocolate and the cheese, cheese can be recreated easily with some basic kitchen knowledge, and the chocolate wasn't anything too difficult either. Im a fan of upscale dining and such just didn't see much value in the experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and staff were amazing!! We have made this a yearly ritual for Valentine's Day (3rd year in a row)

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

My experience at this restaurant was not what I was expecting. The service, food, seating, environment, occasion, etc were all perfect. For it being my first time there on a date, the first impression was great. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends. My favorite part of the night other than the dinner was when the owner of the restaurant came down and introduced himself. After doing so he thank us for dinning in for the night and it really seemed like he cared about us having a great night there. I liked that the most. A lot of respect for that.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We go every year for Valentine's Day. This year we went for my birthday and Valentine's Day. I love the creative cooking style and ambiance. This place is good for a date or just to hangout with friends!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Perfect setting for valentines day celebration - thank you

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Clay was fabulous! Everything was great food and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The waiter made the whole experience worthwhile! Clay is there to serve and make your experience the best! My teenage son said he has a charismatic personality:) We enjoyed that as soon as you get seated, you get to enjoy drinks and a fondue shortly afterwards. You don't have to wait long periods of time for your meal, but can enjoy each course and the company you are with! Thanks Melting Pot for the celebration package too! Our birthday son enjoyed getting his picture taken with our group and having it framed in the "Melting Pot" frame. He also received a card, flowers and balloons!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent waiter, excellent meal. Parking was the only issue. Can't wait to get back again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

If you have never been to a Melting Pot, you have to try it! The whole experience, service, and food are outstanding. This is the third one I have been to and they have all been excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was great and food was amazing like awlays. Love going here!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good the same as all locations. Service wasn’t that great. I had to turn up our cooking broth as it wasn’t even boiling! The server just wasn’t there enough.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Complete disregard of my friends life threatening food allergy - when she told the waiter that she couldn’t eat the food on the same plate as strawberries, he took it around the corner and moved it to a different plate. Manager barely even stopped by the table after I requested to talk to him, no apologies from waiter or manager. I had to call the manager to come back to the table after he dropped a new plate off to confirm that it hadn’t touched a surface with strawberries and to attempt to impress upon him and that this disregard of allergies could kill someone. I will never go back and will tell everyone who mentions it to me not to go either. This all is especially ridiculous given the the high price per person here - you’d think you’re paying enough for them to care at least. Again, no real apologies, certainly not an offer to comp our meal or even part of it - I’ve worked at expensive (non-chain) restaurants before, and this would have been unheard of.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Menu is a little confusing for the first timer but I’ll know what to do the next time. Food was really good - our waiter was overly friendly but kind and helpful. I’ll look forward to going back. It occurred to us it would be a fun dessert spot after the movies etc.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Tried it out for restaurant week prices, enjoyed the novelty. Would return for dessert only. Cooking the meats was too stressful and not enjoyable.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

OUR GROUP OF 4 WANTED TO TRY THE MELTING POT FOR RESTAURANT WEEK. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO COOK OUR OWN FOOD WHILE ENJOYING A NIGHT WITH FRIENDS, AND WE DID. WE HAD A GREAT TIME COOKING OUR FOOD. WE HAD THREE COURSES AND THERE WERE LOTS OF CHOICES FOR EACH COURSE. THANKS TO OUR WAITRESS, LISA, SHE HELPED US TO PICK OUT OUR SELECTIONS AND SHE WAS DEFINITELY ON POINT, AND THE SUPPORT STAFF WERE ALWAYS THERE FILLING OUR GLASSES OR CHECKING THE HEAT ON THE TABLE COOKTOP. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING OUR FIRST VISIT TO THE MELTING POT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went as a fun outing with my granddaughter during Restaurant Week. Didn't exactly realize that there would be a main course (they call 'entree') after the cheese fondue and before the chocolate fondue. The upshot is there was enough food for 4 people and we were only two. Shame to waste it. If there was an option to just do the cheese and chocolate, it wasn't made clear. It was fun, though. Next time we'll just order a la carte or only come for dessert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant is OUTSTANDING!!! Our server was phenomenal! The food was absolutely delicious! It was such a fun experience. The flavors of the food just danced in our mouth! So amazing! Definitely a favorite and will visit again! We drove over an hour to eat there and it was TOTALLY worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Absolutely loved the food, great service, and a really neat little nook where our table was located gave it an intimate feel for a date.

My only complaint was the temperature, the air was thick and steamy and I was downright HOT which made the entire experience a little less relaxing and a little more “when can I leave” which was so unfortunate considering all of the other positives!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always a good time, with great service every time, and a good meal to boot!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We come annually for my daughters's birthday. It is halfway for both of us, she from Lexington and me from Richmond. Great fun food plus lots of time to talk and we leave full but not overstuffed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

From beginning to end, the dining experience was unique, and top shelf. The variety of foods to choose from was great, and the freshness and quality of the food was top notch.
Drinks were great, and what made this night out extra special was the courtesy and knowledge and friendliness of our waiter, Tim. 5 star restaurant and a 5 star waiter!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Richmond)·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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (Richmond)·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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Richmond)·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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful experience, great staff! Enjoyed our evening.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 11, 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 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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 (Richmond)·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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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 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 5, 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 4, 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 28, 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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