The Melting Pot - Darien
We are THE venue for Bridal and Baby Showers, Bachelorette Parties, birthdays or any occasion that has to be fun and different.
Fondue is fun and nobody does it better than The Melting Pot in Darien.
Winner "Award of Excellence" Wine Spectator magazine.
Zagat Rated "Excellent".
- Accredited by the American Vegetarian Association 2004 - 2011.
* For parties of 7 or more please call the restaurant.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Sparkling Chocolate Fondue
White chocolate flavored fondue melted with sparkling wine and garnished with fresh strawberries and whipped topping. (314 cal per serving)
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Valentines Celebration Fondue Style! February 12th - 14th. Set menu all day. Five-Course Dinner with Gift & Champagne Toast. $84.95-$94.95 per person determined by entree selection. Credit Card Required to hold all reservations.
Had a fabulous dinner last night at the Melting Pot. Our waiter, Drew, helped us through the menu and courses and made our experience seamless. I thought the food portions were not going to be enough, but my husband left full and happy! (which is a hard thing to do) :) Overall, we would definitely go back!
Staff was super sweet about it being my sons birthday. Made him a card!!! The ambiance, menu and interior design looked very much like a dated chain. Also my Prosecco came in a mini bottle and that felt a little cheap. May have been for covid reasons.
Amazing experience! Our server was beyond attentive and friendly. We celebrated our daughters birthday and they couldn’t have made her evening more special!!
Excellent as always!
In all my years this was our first time having Carlos as our server and he made the night! We brought out best friends for the first time to celebrate my husbands birthday and I just have to say what an wonderful night!!!
We went for the special New Year’s Eve dinner which was supposed to start with a shrimp cocktail which was not brought out. I asked for it to be brought out after the cheese course because we were paying for it. We were also supposed to get a champagne toast which our server did not bring back after asking for it twice. Food was good but missing out on parts of the dining experience that you are paying for makes it less worth it.
Nice food and great offerings for prix-fixe NYE; horrible service. Totally inattentive-did not check in, offer to refill drinks, etc. Needed reminding by me that there was supposed to be a shrimp cocktail starter and a champagne toast as part of the NYE package. When I mentioned it, she says “oh, do you want a champagne toast?”…like, “yeah, that’s why I booked the NYE package that includes it…?” Asked for more sauce, never got it. She didn’t even seem to have too many other tables or big parties, and there was no explanation or acknowledgement of how long she took and if the things she forgot. Wanted to be understanding that it’s rough working in food service on holidays, but that doesn’t mean service should be so poor on a special occasion.
The waiter was not good in explaining how the process works / this is a unique restaurant and should be treated as - I had to ask & find out on my own how the process works
He forgot our shrimp cocktail starter - if I hadn’t read the menu again I wouldn’t have seen it
we went on new year's eve, too expensive for the food we got. cheese fondue was good. service was polite but slow, not commensurate with price.
I wasn’t impressed with the dinner or the service. The busing staff was great and the dessert fondue was phenomenal.
It was a typical Melting Pot experience which included above average service, good quality ingredients, and a quiet atmosphere.
Had a great Christmas girls night
The table was perfect for the 8 of us - private and separated from others. The food was varied and delicious. Would like to see more fruit for the chocolate fondue or a choice of just fruit. The service was friendly and professional. Great experience.
More of an event than a meal. Such an enjoyable evening
Good food, nice experience. Booth seating is great.
Beautiful and unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Service was amazing. Mario served us and was so kind and thoughtful. He provided detailed guidance and made excellent suggestions. Was a very special night! We can’t wait to come back!
Birthday! Wonderful time!
Food was delicious!
The service was extraordinarily slow. It took more than 2 hours and we literally got the desert to go...because everything was taking so long. Perhaps because it was a Saturday afternoon. For the price, it was pretty average food. My guest and I were disappointed in our experience.
Finally got to celebrate our anniversary. Jen our server was amazing as was the food. Can’t wait to come back again soon.
They really made a special day feel special
Waiter Mario too intense otherwise good.
Wisconsin cheddar is always a winner. Could have used a few more veggies. Just got a few pieces of cauliflower and some small pepper rings. Had the S’mores for dessert which was excellent. Good selection of items to dip.
Always a great experience at the Darien Melting Pot! I come every year for my birthday. Thank you for the great food, service, and ambience!
Mario is an outstanding server! He is attentive and friendly! He takes the time to get to know his returning customers and their “regular” orders!!
I like the Melting Pot but they were short staffed so the meal took too long with kids
The service was excellent! The ambiance was perfect and it was my first date there I do hope to return for more!
Food was amazing, waiter was great. Pricey, but worth it!
Service was horrendous. Server only came by a few times. He was short and rude.
Excellent as usual at the Melting Pot. Service was impeccable.
Cheese fondue was watery and tasteless
Alcoholic drink was a joke it was so minimal
Not like Melting Pots elsewhere
Tasty food, fun experience especially for kids
We were celebrating my husband's birthday and The Melting Pot - Darien made him feel well celebrated. There was a personalized card on our table and the waitstaff went above and beyond to make sure our experience was top notch.
It is an excellent place for a date, offering a romantic atmosphere and superior service. It is my number one choice for a date night.
We had Mario as our server and "chef". He was great! All of his suggestions were terrific.
We had a very loud group next to us and hindsight I would've asked to sit away from them. There seemed to be plenty of room to spread us out so it was unfortunate they were a party of 6 and very loud. We were able to hear their entire dinner conversations.
My first time going... everything was amazinggggg and Carlos was a great server! The only complaint I have is that the mixed drinks were very weak and not worth the price they are. Definitely going to get straight shots next time I go LOL. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and even though I was sooo full, I couldn't stop eating. The food was just THAT good!!
It was a great and extremely tasty experience!
Great service! We had the opportunity to be seated close to the windows, I personally think is the best seating because the little plaza outside is really nice.
We had an amazing time! Our server Ryan, was so attentive and took his time to make sure we had an amazing experience
You can order delivery directly from The Melting Pot - Darien using the Order Online button. The Melting Pot - Darien also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 656-4774.
The Melting Pot - Darien is rated 4.5 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.