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
Coq au Vin*
Burgundy Wine, Mushrooms, Scallions, Garlic
Vegan Cheese, Redbridge Beer, Black Pepper, Garlic, Mustard
Salad | Erath, Pinot Blanc
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.
Fun, different. Our server wasn't very attentive but the table next to us had an awesome server.
Delicious and very accommodating, our first time bringing our 7 month old out to eat. Great experience, looking forward to going back again.
Brought a rose to the table upon my request, very good service
I always have a wonderful experience here!! The food is excellent the service is great and the ambiance is fantastic
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.
A great spot for date or anniversary, and we both appreciated the extras like rose petals and a card to celebrate our anniversary.
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.
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!
I thoroughly enjoy myself!
I came from Queens,NY!!!!!
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
Not much better than Olive Garden with children servers who have not been trained
The experience was fun as usual and the food portions were filling
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!
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.
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!
Bad experience! A waiter (Mario) terrible actitud! 😡
It was nice. Unfortunately, I didn't particularly appreciate that the waiter put his tip-in on our bill.
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.
Allyse was a fear waitress. We all loved her joyful service and humorous demeanor. Thank you Allyse. The Dawson’s.
Great concept very delicious, but a bit pricey
Everyone was very friendly! I noted it was my boyfriend & my anniversary and when they called to confirm the reservation they asked if we wanted flowers on our table (we declined). When we got there the hostess was very friendly and wished us a happy anniversary. When we got to our table there was a card written to my boyfriend and I (with our names on it) wishing us a happy anniversary. Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive and friendly! Amazing experience and amazing service!
Love this fun unique restaurant, delicious fun experience cooking your own food. Food is plentiful, so arrive hungry! Dessert is not to be missed.
It’s was great! I loved it!!!
Such a lovely experience
It was fantastic from walking in the door to leaving at then end of the meal
Such a lovely, intimate and unique dining experience!
Nothing less than expected. Superb service, delicious food, and a few extra goodies for the Valentine's Day weekend to make the night just a bit more special. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
We have been to the melting pot many times and have always had an amazing experience. This time we decided to bring 2 other couples who have never been. The food was great, the service was OK. While reserving there should really be an option as to how many burners you will need. We had a party of 6, 3 couples, yet were given 2 burners. We asked if we could switch to a table with 3 burners but were told we should have reserved a table with 3 burners- however we were never given the option! It took away from the experience and we had to compromise on cooking styles since we had a shellfish allergy in our party. Also for the first time ever we weren’t given an explanation on sauces or cooking times- we were handed papers explaining these things. Thankfully my husband and I were able to decipher the sauces and able to explain which was which. We will be back because overall it was a good night (we made the most of it) but I have had MUCH better service.
Being a frequent melting pot guest this was the worse location I’ve ever been to. The server wasn’t very informative with the menu, sauces, nor did he provide and safety instructions being that there’s a stovetop. Due to covid we weren’t notified that we had to be out of the restaurant at 10pm until 9:50pm while we were waiting for our chocolate. Keep in mind I spoke to the restaurant manager three times before my reservation time and at no point did she or the server mentioned this time restraint at all.
The owner of the restaurant who came to the table was pretty rude about the whole situation when I expressed that there weren’t any communication of this despite me speaking to someone 3 times before arriving AND the server didn’t say anything at all and we are being told while we are waiting for our chocolate that we are going to have to take it to go because we have to be out in ten min. I’d never visit the melting pot at this location ever again.
Amazing food and service !
We've been to Melting Pot many times, so we knew what to expect. And we were not disappointed. It was a special occasion and the table was adorned with rose petals, flowers and balloons as requested. The waiter was attentive, took our order straight away and delivered the extras we usual request without prompting. I was impressed with the quantity of food: my steak lovers plate was overflowing. And as always everything was delicious. At the end of the meal the unfinished wine bottle was quickly wrapped up, we paid and were out the door with no fuss.
Food was overrated, the only great thing about was the dessert
An interactive meal to enjoy...had the Complete Fondue Experience, which was too much food. Meats were premium quality with little fat or gristle.
Our waiter Mario was excellent!! Made the experience unforgettable!! We really had tons of fun and the food was great!!
The experience was great. The meats were a good cut. I like the 4 course meal option, beachside the cheese is very good and the chocolate Yin and Yang Fondue is very good too.
Had an amazing time with my girlfriend, Great food and even better service!
Dinner at the Melting Pot is always a fun and exciting time. Each course is amazing and delicious. We cannot wait to return!
It was one of the best Birthday experiences Ive had.
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 1224 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.