The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

4.7
1280 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1280 people are saying
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KatieB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for a birthday dinner/ date night. We are never disappointed each time we come. The food was high quality and outstanding to say the least. The service was great. The melting pot is a unique dining experience and we love it every time

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Responded on September 15, 2021

Thanks so much Katie for doing the survey.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful “iron” anniversary at the melting pot! Lovely dinner specials made for a delicious surprise

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review and for taking the time to do the survey.

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LucyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family visited Melting Pot on August 19th and had an exceptional experience, the food, ambiance, service, everything from the beginning to the end was exceptional.

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Responded on August 22, 2021

Thanks Lucy for the great review.

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LisaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and meal. Look forward to the next trip there!

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Responded on August 18, 2021

Thanks Lisa for the great review

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CharlotteB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Attention to details. We were not rushed. Relaxing atmosphere.

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Responded on August 15, 2021

Thanks CharlotteB for the great review that you left for us. Our staff does a wonderful job thanks for recognizing them.

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UNC23AIR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 18th wedding anniversary and it was an amazing experience as always. We will be back soon!

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TinaW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to UVA hospital we eat at the melting pot (we’re from martinsburg,wv). Always a great experience.

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Responded on July 11, 2021

THANKS TINA FOR ALWAYS COMING OVER THE YEARS GLAD YOUR HUSBAND IS DOING WELL. THANKS FOR THE SURVEY TO.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was so much fun for our family. The kids absolutely loved it. Was delicious. Brandon was delightful. Great service and a night for the memory book!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. So glad that you and your kids had a great time.

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Pleasant
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had a build-your-own fondue. The veggie pasta sack was good; the shrimp and chicken less so - but ok. The vegetables that are put in to cook stayed hard for a long time - including cut potatoes. The broccoli got overcooked but was still hard. The mushrooms were good as was the flavor of the coq au vin broth.
Also had a chocolate fondue (dark chocolate). Way too sweet. Fruit dippers were good; I would skip the 'sweet treats' like brownies unless you have a heavy-duty sweet tooth. Would be nice if one could just order fruit for this.
Staff was pleasant as it the ambiance.

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MindyS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were rushed by the guy at the front desk. He would made rounds obviously checking in to see how far we were with dinner. He, not our waitress, gave us our check and waited their until I could get my credit card out. Additionally they said they would validate for the parking garage ... and as we left, we still had to pay for parking.
For $150 check, I feel like we could eat without being watched or rushed.
We have been there many times prior with a much better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and dining experience!

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Responded on June 3, 2021

THANKS A TON FOR THE GREAT REVIEW

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicole was amazing!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on May 26, 2021

THANKS SO MUCH AND WE LOVE NICOLE SHE HAS BEEN SUCH A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR TEAM.

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Lwhitney
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at MP. Menu was a bit confusing with all the options. Once we understood the process and ordered we throughly enjoyed the experience. All entries in our party of 3 were scrumptious. Dessert was our favorite with the dark chocolate fondue. Accommodating with GF options. We will be back.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on May 26, 2021

THANKS FOR TRYING US OUT AND FOR THE FEEDBACK.

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vipWayneL
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing UVA graduation dinner! We were so lucky to get a reservation in Charlottesville this weekend. The food was great as always and Z’s service was even better. Despite being very busy with many other graduation dinners, Z and the rest of their team went out of the way to make our evening very special. Would highly recommend for a special occasion, date night, or just a great dining experience.

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Responded on May 23, 2021

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. WE ARE REALLY HAPPY EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN. Z IS GREAT BY THE WAY

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I think this experience is best with seven or eight people at an open round table. The food was really good but there were three of us crammed into a booth.

I will definitely do it again, but with a larger party!

Bring your appetite because it’s a lot of food...

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vipSamL
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty meal. Always feels like a special occasion to go here!

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Bill
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Mother's Day lunch there. Good food and service. We will go back.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on May 12, 2021

THANKS FOR DOING THE SURVEY

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KerriM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Melting Pot, they never disappoint! Wonderful ambiance, service, food quality -can’t wait to return, thank you Sammie and the staff for a wonderful experience 😀❤️🌈

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on May 5, 2021

Sammie is a great part of our team thank you for recognizing her.

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shanna
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Restaurant was great. Owner was great and courteous. Waiter didn’t say much- only asked us for our drink order. Kind of like he didn’t want to be there. We all have bad days.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on April 21, 2021

I am very sorry about the service please forgive us but thank you for doing the review and for your feedback.

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LisaC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was there to celebrate my daughters 20th birthday for the 2nd time w family members. Food was very good and well worth the 1 1/2 drive.

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Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review that you left.

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LisaC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were Celebrating my daughters bday at her favorite special occasion restaurant for a late lunch. Was absolutely perfect and one of the only ones in the restaurant was amazing!

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Responded on April 7, 2021

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE AWESOME REVIEW THAT YOU LEFT.

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CBVV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and tasty experience! We will definitely be back again.

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Responded on April 7, 2021

THANK YOU FOR DINING WITH US.

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XimenaD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for a Monday night dinner. Service was very good.

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vipSamL
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff! Food was delicious and fresh!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on March 3, 2021

THANKS FOR THE GREAT REVIEW AND COMMENTS.

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ChristoherE
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an anniversary dinner here. Bwould highly recommend this for a special occasion.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on March 3, 2021

WE ARE SO GLAD THAT YOU HAD A GREAT ANNIVERSARY DINNER

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vipArturoO
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for 2pm on Friday. After paying $ parking garage and walking to restaurant to celebrate wife’s birthday, found out you were closed despite getting a booking confirmation. Not going to bore you with the cascade of events but needless to say I learned my lesson not to trust your restaurant nor OpenTable.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 28, 2021

I am very sorry for the confusion but we were open on Friday. Normally we only open on weekend for lunch but had early tables this past Friday. I am so sorry for the confusion. Would love to get another opportunity with you.

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kaykayg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

good experience but not worth the money. make sure you know what menu is there that night. ended up spending $237 on two people and only expected to spend $150.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HAD A GREAT TIME CELEBRATING VALENTINE DAY WITH MY HUSBAND

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thanks so much for the perfect review that you left for us.

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SpencerP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’ve been to melting pot before but this didn’t reach my memory’s of the past. Food was okay service was great felt quick tho like our server wanted to bring us our food and leave. From my past experiences it was different and in my eyes it wasn’t worth the money.

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HeatherC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience & great food. Service was excellent. Our server was so sweet. Thank you for a great first date!

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NatR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience1

Call me if you’re curious (757)354-6356!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We will go back.

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Responded on February 5, 2021

THANKS FOR THE GREAT COMMENTS.

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LesleyL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great food and service and was happy they made the cheese and chocolate at the table. The Richmond restaurant has stopped that practice so I would highly recommend traveling to the Charlottesville Melting Pot to get the true experience.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 5, 2021

THANKS FOR THE GREAT REVIEW AND FOR DINING WITH US. WE LOVE MAKING CHEESE AT THE TABLE

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vipDawnN
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a one year anniversary dinner. Great experience.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on February 5, 2021

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AGAIN AND THANKS FOR PICKING US

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

made the reservation last minute and they were able to accommodate us. we’ve been talking about melting pot forever!! service and food were excellent. such a friendly staff. had a really nice evening! thank you melting pot charlottesville!

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thanks SO MUCH FOR THE FEEDBACK AND FOR PICKING US TO DINE WITH.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very knowledgeable helpful attentive and best of all positive and sweet.

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Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks so much for the great review that you left for us.

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Jjjjjjj
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered two specialty drinks in a row. First one was good, the second one tasted weird and when we mentioned it to the waitress she just laughed it off and did not offer to correct it. Waitress was full of personality but we felt pretty rushed during our experience. Our salads came stacked on top of our cheese course. No one ever asked what kind of broth we wanted to cook in. Burner took forever to get up to temp. The chicken was weirdly tough and rubbery like it had been defrosted in the microwave or something? Also, one of us ordered a water and she offered sparkling water. Did not know we were getting a giant overpriced bottle of Pellegrino. When we come to the melting pot and drop that much money, we are usually there to splurge and be treated well. Honestly feel like I could’ve gotten better quality and service for a quarter of the money at the local burger joint down the road. Definitely did not feel like a $200 experience. Waitress’ personality is the only thing that saved it from being a bust.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Prices are high but it’s a lot of food to enjoy and tastes good. Best to go with a group and share.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the feedback

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vipRoxann
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Always enjoy the food and service:). Ask for extra green goddess and fill your mushrooms:).

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Responded on January 27, 2021

MY WIFE LOVES THAT SAME COMBINATION

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TinaW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to this restaurant each year as my husband has appointments at UVA. We are never disappointed in the food or the service. We look forward to this every December. Wish they would open one in Winchester or closer to martinsburg WV.. we’d eat at a Melting Pot more often.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
Responded on January 6, 2021

MAYBE ONE DAY BUT THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE TRIP TO SEE US

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The Melting Pot - Charlottesville is rated 4.7 stars by 1280 OpenTable diners.

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