The Melting Pot - Darien

4.5
1217 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
What 1217 people are saying
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MikeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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

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MelissaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
6 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
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.

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PeterD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allyse was a fear waitress. We all loved her joyful service and humorous demeanor. Thank you Allyse. The Dawson’s.

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great! I loved it!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic from walking in the door to leaving at then end of the meal

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely, intimate and unique dining experience!
Highly recommend.

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bpiecho1
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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PriscillaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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AshleyO
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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NomNomz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service !

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RobL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EneaS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was overrated, the only great thing about was the dessert

LG
LetsGoOut
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An interactive meal to enjoy...had the Complete Fondue Experience, which was too much food. Meats were premium quality with little fat or gristle.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Mario was excellent!! Made the experience unforgettable!! We really had tons of fun and the food was great!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with my girlfriend, Great food and even better service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Melting Pot is always a fun and exciting time. Each course is amazing and delicious. We cannot wait to return!

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Karly
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best Birthday experiences Ive had.

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JohnLegal
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good but it was upsetting that the waiter tried to sneak a 25% tip by me. I put in the card he pressed a button for a 25% tip and then gave the handheld back to me and said just sign here. I caught it but such conduct is unacceptable And I wonder how many other people fell for it?

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vipJacki
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Different than a normal night out...

Would absolutely go back!

NN
NomNomz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service. Carlos (our waiter) was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was great only comment I have to say is I booked a reservation for 9:15 and once we finished with dinner we wanted to have a few after dinner cocktails and felt like we had to rush because we were the last table there.It seemed the waitress was a bit annoyed that we kept ordering drinks.I would suggest not to have a reservation after 9:45 if after 11 customers feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario and crew were outstanding! Food was delicious and tone was quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was terrible. There is 0 ambiance - feels like I’m eating at a Cheesecake Factory. And the fact that they charge $100 for a dinner for two?!? No.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wife’s Birthday. Only her and I. Food was excellent, very fresh and flavorful. Absolutely love the Caesar salad here. Think it’s best I ever had. A favorite. Been before but this time everything just seemed better. Restaurant was pretty dead for a Thursday night. We were stuffed and very satisfied. We love the Melting Pot.

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AmyBethS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Delicious. Carlos was a phenomenal waiter.

MS
MaryS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing time! They clearly took Covid safety precautions very seriously. Additionally, I have celiac disease and every precaution was taken there as well and I had a delicious meal. I love this place and will definitely be returning many times. I highly recommend for a nice private meal, you can feel safe and enjoy yourselves!

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MiguelT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience... I will definitely return for a second visit...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night intimate and tasty.

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. Food was delicious, staff was great and super accommodating. Ambiance was also great. Fantastic experience.

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FondueFan
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space was set up with social distancing, wait staff all wore masks and we had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was super friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience1

First time great time

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 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.