The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

4.7
1082 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue
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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
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Phone number
(434) 244-3463 ext. 4
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th & Water
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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.
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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
What 1082 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 hours ago

Our server Scott needs to be acknowledged. He was extremely personable and professional. He gave us a wonderful special experience and we will be back soon.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful time. Our waiter, Clay, was great- very attentive and helpful. Excellent service. Food was delicious as always.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing place to eat!! Food was perfect!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Go hungry. The four course option is a lot of food. The waiter was friendly and helpful. Very fun and different

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

This is the favorite restaurant of our children...they love the idea of cooking their own food and setting a timer for it to be done. It is delicious and fun.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great experience as always!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We eat here frequently and are never disappointed. Had a newer waiter and he was very personable and friendly. Always great food.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great experience! Waiter Tim was awesome! We would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Melting Pot is our favorite place to go for special occasions! Melted cheese, a large selections of meats and pastas to choose from and cook yourself in the type of broth or oil that you decide, and the meal ends with melted chocolate! What is not to love?

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

First time and it was awesome, great food best waiter, great service

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We celebrated our "second" first date and couldn't have picked a better place. Giving credit where credit is due, it was his decision. The fondue was amazing! Received great value for our money (his 😁) and the service was outstanding! Thank you to our server for making it a very special evening. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food is always exceptional and the service is great and friendly. We enjoy coming here for special occasions! By far my favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

It was great! Love the atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

First, I want to say that I understand that a dinner at The Melting Pot is about the fun experience. I get it. It’s also important to point out that the service was fantastic - had a great server and the restaurant is clean and well done from a decorating perspective. The reason for the lower rating is simply that the food is average at best and the price, in relation to the quality of the food, is above average. However, if you want a fun experience and that is more important than the quality and price of the meal, this is probably a great place for you to visit.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We celebrated UVA graduation here. It was a lot of fun and the food was good. We opted for the 4 course meal so it took awhile - but we enjoyed it. The cheese and chocolate fondues were our favorites. We consistently under- or over-cooked the meats despite the directions given to us.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was good but the experience topped it off. We had such a great time! Our server was very helpful and the food was very good. Loved it. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing as always. We love coming to the melting pot.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We celebrated my daughter’s first communion here and had the best time! I was surprised to find how much better it was than other Melting Pot restaurants we have been to and every one was blown away by the delicious variety of sauces that accompanied the already awesome fondue. Clay was our server and he was great! All servers were attentive and it was a great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Had a very enjoyable dinner for our 25th anniversary. Friendly staff. Great food

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very nice server and food. We had great time, new experience. We went for four course meal and definitely sea food is best in this form. Best part is chocolate fondue.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The type of food offered here is different than most places. Its interesting, fun, and helps you connect with the people you’re eating with and with your server. The staff is very nice and helpful. The food is really good, but I think it’s a bit overpriced. You’re mostly paying for the atmosphere and the experience in general.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Every time we go there are new things to try! It's now a tradition to celebrate our wedding anniversary (5 years and running) at the Melting Pot in Charlottesville, VA. Everything is always delicious and the staff is always very polite and accommodating..

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was a really neat experience! My husband and I enjoyed it a lot. I do wish the bathrooms were in a different location, I got hit in the face by a tray full of food while waiting to use it. The server did apologize and was sincere, it just hurt. We still will come here again. The service was great, wonderful staff!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Had a great time. There was one small issue with a sauce that was bad and had to be sent back, but overall everything was good.

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1.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We went to celebrate our anniversary and the service staff greeted us with a "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" then there was a card at our table signed by the staff. Very touching!
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very cozy and romantic. We had a fantastic time.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Just stopped in for Cheese Fondue and Salads. Food was wonderful and the service was great

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've never eaten at a Melting Pot before, and might be 35-40 years away from my last fondue, but this provided a generous and lovely Easter Dinner. We both shared the Land and Sea mix, and the Quattro Formaggio cheese. It was all fine, service was good, there was more than we could eat. The coq au vin cooking 'medium' smelled and tasted great, and the chocolate fondue at the end (flaming turtle) was a brilliant ending. It's pricey but it's a long patient meal, which felt gracious and comfortable.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We felt pressured to purchase a bigger, more expensive meal than we wanted. Also we were charged incorrectly. The special promo we came for was left off the bill. They promptly fixed the problem, but it wasn't relaxing feeling pressured during our visit.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our server Amy was so sweet! She was new and it showed a little but she was super down to earth and did a really good job explaining the menu to us.

The fondue was great but we weren’t a huge fan of the meats. Our cooking broth overtook the flavor of most of the entree.

Dessert was absolutely amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Have a wonderful evening with my date. Ordered flowers that were there upon arrival. Wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Unforgettable experience, great service and very romantic

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our first time going and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter Clay was fabulous and we will be going back again!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service by new server Alexix. Very knowledgeable. Great atmosphere. Wonderful evening.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The restaurant seems to be after the higher end customers. There was a large selection of wine and alcohol. The meals were great with the exception of small meat portions.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Clay was an amazing server and made the experience awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wonderful evening celebrating our birthdays (mine and my best girlfriend). Kat was our server and she was lovely - very personable and made recommendations that were perfect for our tastes and the occasion. Zale also helped serve us (refiled our water glasses and worked in the kitchen - made our chocolate fondu) and was absolutely a delight. We had an absolutely positive experience. This was the second year that we drove 1.5 hours to C'ville for this "experience" to celebrate our birthdays and will make it an annual tradition. Thanks, Melting Pot, and especially thanks to Kat and Zale who made our evening exceptionally enjoyable and worth the drive up!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Super waiter, outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The Melting Pot is perfect for a night out. The service was amazing and the whole eating experience is super fun and tasty. Because it is a bit pricey, the Melting Pot is perfect for special occasions.

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