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The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

4.5
1038 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 1038 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrandyM 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing drinks and wonderful service. From the moment we walked in the door till we walked out it was a great experience. Had never had fondue before the server was great at explaining and making sure our evening there was amazing! I would strongly recommend stopping by for a few drinks and dinner!

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WendyC 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went for a friend's birthday. We had a terrible experience. There were 7 of us and they seated us in a booth for 6 and put a chair on the end. The server was rude. He complained his back hurt and he couldn't reach the second burner. One burner did heat very well and it took more than 4 minutes to cook our meats and vegetables.

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StevinE (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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Eastonrobyn29 (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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JemalC (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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SamanthaC (Richmond)
4.0  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!

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craigm (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfect setting for valentines day celebration - thank you

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Clay was fabulous! Everything was great food and service!

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ToddH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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HappyCustomer (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 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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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
3.0  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.

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Beejoyful14 (Richmond)
5.0  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!

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Maggie (Key West)
4.0  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!

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