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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.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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
5th & Water
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(434) 244-3463 ext. 4
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.
There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.