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About The Melting Pot - Darien

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.

14 Grove Street
Darien, CT 06820
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm. Reservations for Dessert Only Tables are seated after 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Chocolate Fondue is also served in our bar area.

Cross Street:
Brook Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 656-4774

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/darien/specials

Entertainment:
Join us on most Friday's for Brian's tableside magic. Check with us first to ensure the Magician is present that night.

Parking Details:
We share a parking lot with the Darien train station. Parking is plentiful and free after 5:00 pm.

Public Transit:
We are located 150 yards from the Darien train station.

Private Party Facilities:
For that special occasion that has to be perfect, The Melting Pot in Darien is the perfect choice. Fondue dining is fun dining and the perfect way to relax and enjoy the company of friends, coworkers and family. We are able to host parties ranging in size from 8 to 50 guests.

Private Party Contact:
James Layfield: (855) 900-7975

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Melting Pot - Darien Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
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Casual (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Fun (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was first time there and from the minute I sat down they walked me through the menu, different options, how to order. The food is good, and I left more than full. Great place for something new, and I will be going back. Great service! You will not be sorry.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food, service, wine - always terrific!! One of our go-to spots for a special occasion or date night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great experience. Service is always exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The location of the restaurant is far from our home. We only go to the area for my daughter’s soccer games. The Melting Pot has become a nice way for our family to celebrate her team’s victories.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Awesome venue, amazing food, and really nice servers. Would recommend to eveyone

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

always a fantastic experience. highly attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent place, everything from staff members to the food and drinks were really good. Mario, our server, was awesome, very friedly and attentive all night. Delicious! 100% recommended

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went in for Sunday Brunch and everything was phenomenal. Service was great, the menu offered wide variety, and the food was perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I thought the place was kind of pricey for what it was. Certainly not fine dining. All the prepared food is kind of plain and easy. Good atmosphere, fun for kids though.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our waitress, Julia, was great! She made the night very enjoyable and the service was speedy which we really appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I feel the quality of the food was not up to par. I was expecting a better quality and more variations with meats and veggies.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Melting Pot - You never disappoint! So enjoyed our Big Night Out! Great service and attention to the customers. Thank you! We'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Being my first time at restaurant staff were very patient and explained choices and answered all questions I had
Will definitely go again
Thanks

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My experience at the melting pot was great. The food, the service, the atmosphere, everything was exceptional. I will recommend the melting pot and will be dining again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our server was very friendly and super helpful. The kids had a great time.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyed the birthday celebration. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Place is beautiful, service was great. Food and presentstion wonderful. Too expensive for me personally, but if I could afford it, I would go often. The bottomless mimosas did not have much champagne in it. I reccomend the experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Hard to eat healthy, service is very slow., and meal is always very expensive. Not worth it at all.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had first dined at a Melting Pot while on a trip several years ago & hadn't been back but I'm so happy I got the idea to go! Hubby & I had a perfect date night ... the tables are cozy but not cramped, the waitress was very knowledgeable about all the menu items, it wasn't a loud atmosphere so we could talk at a reasonable level & the food was as delicious as I remembered!! I also love that we never felt rushed! The food is amazing & fun! You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Vegan, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was our first time at The Melting Pot Darien. We enjoyed lunch and left very pleased.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great concept.
Very uncomfortable bench seats.
Overly complicated menu.
Great food. Plenty of it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I went there for the first time after hearing word of mouth it was a great place to go to. We went on a Saturday night in the summer, they sat us immediately, not too many people, the noise level was low so it provided a good atmosphere. The first service was very polite and explained to us how the menu works. Our server was very knowledgeable, responsive and kind. We enjoyed every minute of our experience! We can't wait to go again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service as always at The Darien Melting Pot! The management is excellent! The only caveat I might add is that server needs to be aware of refilling beverages at midpoint of meal as our server never did, never offered.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We came in for endless lobster mania and it was definitely worth the money. I'd go back just for the desert alone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We have been to this location several times and have always had a great experience. This time did not go well. The food was outstanding as always but sadly it wasn't enough to make up for the lousy server. He was hell-bent on rushing us even after we explained that we were celebrating and wanted to take our time. Our entree come out before our salads. He dropped the check before we had even finished our dessert. Then when I opened the check I noticed I had been charged for 4 sangria's when I had ordered the sangria with the brunch which says it's endless? All in all just a very disappointing experience.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful staff and service. Perfect for a date or special occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing Dining Experience, Amazing Food And Amazing Staff 😊

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

My family and I come to Melting Pot Darian atleast 2-3 times a year for celebrations and special occasions and I have honestly never had a bad meal here. Sometimes it seems like the service can take a while but with everything the servers have to prepare it's really understandable. I never thought going out to eat and cooking your own food could be so enjoyable and so tasty. I recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

a litte overpriced..could have ordered less for children

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was fine. The service was terrible. It was an unlimited menu. The server never came back. Had to go ask the hostess for help. Gave them two gift cards that I couldn't use. They only gave me one back. Had to get someone to find it for me. Overall wasn't a good experience considering the price

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

I took my grand daughter who was home for college. She has been there before and picked the meal and dessert. Great food and great time. I would recommend to my family & freinds

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I love The Melting Pot. Normally I would go just to enjoy the cheese and chocolate courses which are reasonably priced and delicious with several options. For this visit I went for the endless lobster. The menu has well thought out choices and the food is delicious if not a little pricey. But if you can eat a lot it's worth it! The service was great and I also love the ambience. It's at least an hour drive for me but worth it for at least an annual visit!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Enjoyed the four course meal with wine pairing. We have been here before and enjoyed our time here again. Food was very good, we enjoyed the Wisconsin trio cheese Fondue and the mojo cooking style. We enjoyed the dark & dulce chocolate fondue for dessert. The wine pairings were great and really complimented the different courses. It was a little noisy by our table and distracting, but overall a great experience and we will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazing overall experience. Excellent cheese & chocolate fondues. Entrees were also excellent but not huge portions if you're starving. Waitstaff was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and be back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As usual, the Staff dId not disappoint! We always feel like part of the family when we come! WE LOVED OUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR MY SON!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Really great food really great staff couldn't complain about a thing !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food was fun and delicious. Our waiter was overworked with a large party and never around, but eventually the bartender and manager took our orders. The restaurant is divided into many sections with booths which adds to the intimacy of the shared fondue pot and quiet conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

They are the Masters of the fondu approach to dinning! Fun and delicious. Great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Awesome service, good choices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The meat was good quality, but the vegetables were very bland and there weren't many of them. For five people we got about two cups of broccoli, potatoes and mushrooms for the main course. We did order more, but they (quite reasonably) leave you to it after dropping off the food, so we didn't get a chance to actually get additional vegetables until we had already finished the meat. The food was helpful to determine whether you want to buy a fondue pot, but it's overpriced for what you get otherwise. The server and hostess made us feel welcome

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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