The Melting Pot - Darien

4.5
1218 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
Fairfield County's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment" says the NY Times. The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our private, elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Remember to leave room for our prize-winning chocolate fondue.



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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2022

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.

What 1218 people are saying
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JessicaL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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nicoleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

KJ
KJCT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Our server was beyond attentive and friendly. We celebrated our daughters birthday and they couldn’t have made her evening more special!!

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RoseS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

AM
AmyM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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TableTalk
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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

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PatM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

RS
RachelS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I wasn’t impressed with the dinner or the service. The busing staff was great and the dessert fondue was phenomenal.

DD
DeanofDine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a typical Melting Pot experience which included above average service, good quality ingredients, and a quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Christmas girls night

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Suzs
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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camp9285
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More of an event than a meal. Such an enjoyable evening

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FoodieCT1234
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice experience. Booth seating is great.

PB
PauletteB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Wonderful time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

LG
Looking4GreatExperiences
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

MC
MelissaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to celebrate our anniversary. Jen our server was amazing as was the food. Can’t wait to come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really made a special day feel special

JL
JohnLegal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter Mario too intense otherwise good.

LD
vipLadyDi
New York Area
216 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipWellsy86
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

KS
vipKathrynS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I like the Melting Pot but they were short staffed so the meal took too long with kids

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The ambiance was perfect and it was my first date there I do hope to return for more!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, waiter was great. Pricey, but worth it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was horrendous. Server only came by a few times. He was short and rude.

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Fireguy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual at the Melting Pot. Service was impeccable.

BR
vipBrandonR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Cheese fondue was watery and tasteless
Alcoholic drink was a joke it was so minimal
Not like Melting Pots elsewhere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, fun experience especially for kids

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MT
vipMiguelT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SCarroll
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

KY
KaylaY
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great and extremely tasty experience!

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Yomayra
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Our server Ryan, was so attentive and took his time to make sure we had an amazing experience

FAQs

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.