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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open on Christmas Eve from 12-10! We offer a wide range of menu options for your family get together and we would love to host your Christmas Eve Event.

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.0

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (6)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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Tasting Menu (3)
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Healthy (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6, 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 5, 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 29, 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second visit and it was better than the first. Food was superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A great time as always!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Worst Melting Pot experience I've ever had. I will not be returning to this location. Staff was not knowledgeable, not friendly, not professional. Smallest portions I've ever had. The location in Richmond is fabulous.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

A fun and different dining experience. Share a fondue pot with friends. Cheese fondues are nice with a variety of breads and veggies. A near-boiling pot of a savory boullion provides the at-table cooking of bitesized bits of meat, shellfish, vegetables, and more. The boullion is common to the table, but each person can order their preferred items to put into and retrieve from the pot. Most morsels take about a minute to cook, and each bite is hot and delicious.

Dessert is a chocolate fondue, dipping bites of pound cake, fresh fruit and the like. Our server was attentive and energetic and the wine list was quite nice, with options over a wide price range. The Melting Pot is not a cheap place to eat, but a good choice when looking for a unique and delicious experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was okay, but it definitely was not worth the price point. For two people it was over $120 for two of the four course meals, and one alcoholic drink per person. The "salad" was literally a wedge of iceberg lettuce with two tomatoes and not much else. I think if you are going for dessert or for just the cheese fondue it's okay but still not worth the price. The meat you have to cook on your own and to me that's not really a great idea because not everyone knows how to cook or when the meat is done, I also feel that if you are going to charge a minimum of $40 a person then you should at least cook the meat for the customers. For the price that the bill was, I don't think it was the same quality food. The best part of the experience was probably our waitress, she was wonderful. It was also really hot in the restaurant and the table was really small. It's a cool idea just very over priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, good choices, excellent service, just a little pricey and parking as is most of C'ville is awful

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Except the ladies complaining behind us saying there time there was okay ( one said they wouldn’t come back)
Well we love it 😍 and will do it a lot

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not worth $90.00-a few chunks of meat-1 potato-sprig of broccoli -4 mushrooms -Scarce-and we had to Cook our own food ..Checked it off my list.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Stopped by for chocolate fondue you fix me for Matthew West concert. Had a great time with my co-worker. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service was impeccable. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would absolutely come again when I had more time to enjoy several courses. Great job Melting Pot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The Melting Pot staff went out of their way to make a special evening even more memorable. The service was top rate, the food was really good, and the overall experience was great. We will definitely return later.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The door to the restaurant was opened by an employee and we were greeted the moment we walked into the restaurant. We were celebrating my grandson's 13th birthday and he was congratulated and made welcome also. (Just not the adults.) Our server was beyond great. He was friendly, advising on how to do the process of fondue and friendly.
The food was absolutely wonderful! Plenty of it and very, very tasty.
I stopped the manager as he walked by our table at one point and told him what a wonderful experience we had. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The entire staff was amazing. The owner even came over and wished my friend a happy birthday. It's always a great time every time we come.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing customer service. Way above others! The food was wonderful. They had birthday celebration items waiting at our table. The waitress explained everything completely and was entertaining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The owner stopped and checked on us several times to ensure we were enjoying our experience. It was a great atmosphere with great company.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was possibly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was great and the service was even better. We were greeted by every employee and wished a happy anniversary. The flowers I ordered were waiting for us when we got there. The staff even left a wonderful card for our date. Our waitress explained every step to us and gave us her recommendations. She was funny and attentive. We had the perfect little room reserved for us. We were treated so well and I intend on going back over and over again. Thank you so much melting pot for making our anniversary an unforgettable one! :)

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a favorite, we managed to make our meal for two cost 60 dollars (students on a budget). Cheese for one, entrees for two, and dessert for one was more than enough food for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our waitress Tiffany was outstanding, attentive, and informative...The manager along with other employees were engaging and helpful...Valet team was very helpful...Overall an excellent first time experience...We will be back...

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was good our server was good Scott he was awesome the price was a bit too much and you should also give samples of wine so that you have an idea of what you want

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

They have a fantastic wait staff. Very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We loved our dinner at The Melting Pot. Our server, Josh, was excellent and fun. We enjoyed speaking with the owner as well. Great food. Fun experience.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Three hours to eat is like running a marathon. Our waitress was good when she was at our table which was rare. The MOD wasn't friendly. I will never go back to MP unless someone else is buying and I have the whole day to eat.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our waitress Miranda was awesome!!! The food was aw some and it was such a fun date!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I love the melting pot , the staff is super nice and every time we come . The food is always great and my favorite part is the dessert bananas foster

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent in every way..servers, food, atmosphere, managers, accommodating, choices of food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Had an amazing time. Wonderful staff, fabulous food. Will definitely be back!!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We came here for a birthday dinner date! We had the best time. The food was great, our server, Joshua, was awesome and gave the best recommendations! Everything was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Melting Pot. Our waitress, Heather, was phenomenal and our food was delicious. We were given a private booth that was very quiet and relaxing. It allowed for a great date night and celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

EVERYONE WAS THE BEST PERSON AHHHHH!

13/10 would dine again

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The cheese course was excellent! If I could I would go there often just for that!!

But it was a meal deal and the rest was quite a disappointment. They give you some potatoes, broccoli and your choice of proteins for the entree. It takes the potatoes 10 minutes to cook but the rest take 2-4 minutes. So Ideally if you want to eat the potatoes, you have to sit waiting for them about 8 minutes then add the rest of the items. You either starve, eat half raw potatoes or eat everything very well done. I do not care for my broccoli to be cooked to death! My husband was really unhappy with the meal because the meat he selected was tough when boiled in the fondue broth. So we were just not happy. But the service was good. The waitress explained everything so w knew what we were getting, we just did not like what we got!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Really nice back-to-school date with the 11 yr old. She really enjoyed "cooking" her food and the whole presentation. We got a cozy booth out of the way that was really private. The owner came by and introduced himself and the service was fine. The marshmallow chocolate fondue dessert was amazing--highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The endless cheese and chocolate was delicious! and Josh our waiter was very attentive.
Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 29, 2017

As always, the food at the Melting Pot in Charlottesville exceeded my expectations. It is always on point.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We love The Melting Pot, but can rarely eat a full 4-course meal. This weekend was the 11th anniversary cheese and chocolate courses for $11. What a great deal! The atmosphere was amazing for our date in a private booth. Our waitress was funny, clearly happy about her job and appreciative of her boss. It was a perfect night out!

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