The Melting Pot - Darien

4.6
1217 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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Our Special NYE Menu starts at $74.95 per person and includes a Champagne Toast and Party Favors. Credit card required to secure all reservations. Our last seating will be 8pm to comply with the 10pm State Curfew.

What 1217 people are saying
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vipLadyDi
New York Area
216 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!!

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vipKathrynS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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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

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

Tasty food, fun experience especially for kids

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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
11 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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Carrolls
New York Area
1 review
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.

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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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great as always. Service was a little slow but very friendly.

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Weniki
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service from Chloe and staff was excellent. The variety of proteins helped to personalize the dining experience for everyone.

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vipNene29
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tonight we got our Melting Pot fix in and it was delicious! Carlos, our server was fantastic. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He helped us make a few substitutions and kept our meal very well paced. We never felt rushed at all. The food was delicious as usual. The only negative is that they've gotten rid of broccoli and substituted it for sweet peppers and zucchini. Please, please, please consider bringing back the broccoli! It's the one thing I don't feel guilty about eating with tons of cheese! We even joked we were going to bring our own next time. Other than that it was a typical wonderful experience and we'll be back.

KH
KaraH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun, different. Our server wasn't very attentive but the table next to us had an awesome server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and very accommodating, our first time bringing our 7 month old out to eat. Great experience, looking forward to going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, but we were put next to two children who were screaming throughout the meal…Was disappointed in that but the waiter accommodated us and slowed down the meal so we could spend some of it in peace! Great food, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought a rose to the table upon my request, very good service

KB
KendraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always have a wonderful experience here!! The food is excellent the service is great and the ambiance is fantastic

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Fireguy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding. Carlos took time to wish a Happy Birthday to my wife. It is the little things they do that complete the Fondue Experience.

JC
JonathanC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for date or anniversary, and we both appreciated the extras like rose petals and a card to celebrate our anniversary.

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Deev
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The server was inattentive. It didn’t seem to be as busy as it normally is at the melting pot so im really not sure what the issue was. She didn’t provide us the experience we’re used to at the melting pot. The cheese wasn’t made or mixed in front of us the way it usually is, and was hard and lumpy. We wanted to ask her about it but she disappeared for about 20 minutes and by then we were too hungry to wait. For the main meal, We asked her for extra veggies and sauce which she never brought and we had to ask another server to help us. We had questions and needed help but she was no where to be found. 30 minutes later she showed up giggled and said sorry I forgot to bring you that stuff do you still want it - we told her we asked someone else. For the dessert, she dropped off the chocolate, laughs that she forgot a spoon to mix the chocolate once she lit the brandy on fire and then disappeared again for another huge span of time. I was quite honestly disappointed with the service and it made us question wether we would be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

LD
vipLadyDi
New York Area
217 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is always wonderful. Had the Wisconsin Cheddar and S’mores for dessert. Always nice that you can ask for more of an item! We were not shy and got extra cauliflower and pound cake!

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NYFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoy myself!
I came from Queens,NY!!!!!

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Giselle
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Bf took me here for our 1 year anniversary oh Goddddd!!! When I say this place is Just WOWWW ugh I loved everything about this restaurant

MC
MikeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not much better than Olive Garden with children servers who have not been trained

MR
MelissaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fun as usual and the food portions were filling

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dined her with my mother for Mother’s Day. The service and experience was nice. I would this place more for an experience than quality and taste of food. The dessert fondue was the best part!

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Lexx28
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a cozy and quaint place. Been to other Melting Pots this is one of my favs. The staff is very nice, the place is tucked away with plenty of parking and a very nice fountain courtyard. Food was delicious and it's perfect for a date night (not first date...you are sharing food and possible double-dipping ) unless y'all really like each other, then by all means. Also a great spot for hanging out with close friends. They have a kids menu and brunch, suggest the kiddos for the day and date night for parents. You cook your own food in the fondue pots so come to spend some quality time and no rush.

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vipADNC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We noted in the reservation that it was a birthday celebration. They placed a birthday card on the table as well as a candle on the dessert.
Service was excellent and the waiter did the mixing with a flourish and was very friendly and entertaining.
It was an all around fun experience. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Bad experience! A waiter (Mario) terrible actitud! 😡

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was nice. Unfortunately, I didn't particularly appreciate that the waiter put his tip-in on our bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience2

Our server Lisa was very informative and was really patient as she was explaining the whole experience to my family, which had a very hard time understanding how everything worked! She was amazing! Food was pretty solid, nothing out of this world.

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 4.6 stars by 1217 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.