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The Melting Pot - Darien

4.4
897 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue, Fusion / Eclectic
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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.
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Phone number
(203) 656-4774
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
James Layfield: (855) 900-7975
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brook Street
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Parking details
We share a parking lot with the Darien train station. Parking is plentiful and free after 5:00 pm.
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Public transit
We are located 150 yards from the Darien train station.
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Entertainment
Join us on most Friday's for Brian's tableside magic. Check with us first to ensure the Magician is present that night.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 897 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I love going to Melting Pot for a date night! We always request Mario as our server...he is OUTSTANDING! Mario goes above and beyond to make sure we have a wonderful meal/experience! He's attentive, thoughtful and so personable! He never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is our go-to spot! Great service and great food! We’ve never left unhappy!!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Arrived for a 6:30 reservation and seated towards the back of the restaurant. Waited several minutes before our server came to greet us. Looking around before he got to our table I noticed that you can't see except for the walls around us and maybe an adjacent booth so getting one of the staffs attention by eye contact is impossible. For the food portions and quality it is quite expensive. They bring your food to the table raw and your only cooking option is to boil it in a broth of your choice (4 choices) I personally don't care to have my meats boiled. The service was very inattentive and had to get up and search for our server to pay our bill. The wall right next to my in our booth was dirty and left me wondering about the rest of the restaurants cleanliness.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoyed the Sunday Brunch! Will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the way they celebrated the Bday girl! The ambience was just ok. Our server was great. Portions were moderate and would have preferred a bit more for the entree. The best part was the dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful from start to finish. We love the Darien Melting Pot!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter and it was packed. It’s an experience that my kids love. I always feel like it’s expensive for what it is..but it’s fun every once in a while.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, I love this place! Everyone is so nice and helpful. We love Julie Falcone who works there. She is just amazing and thoughtful. She was very patient with my friend's 3 year old who was not feeling the "ambiance" there LOL but we got through it :-)

Again, you guys give great service when we come. Keep up the amazing job and you guys rock!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Melting Pot never disappoints and the Sunday brunch is a remarkable value. Best Easter Sunday in a long time.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love Melting Pot - frequent flyers! However, something was off this time.. The food tasted different, significantly different! The raspberry vinaigrette dressing was changed (my pregnant sister definitely not happy about that), the cheese was a little thin, and the original style chocolate was off as well. The food and everything here is AMAZING! So I don’t understand why you are changing a good thing??? Can it go back to the way it was?

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The place was empty at 7:00, and the fondue was marginal at best. The sauces were artificial, and the fruit and vegetables not fresh. Shrimp was actually inedible..smelled and had an odd consistency, but we paid dearly for it.
Our water was friendly and professional, great at his job.
Fondue, such a great concept for this area. Maybe someone will open up a great one nearby.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was my first experience with fondue and it was amazing! Our waiter, Will, was super friendly and gave excellent recommendations. I loved that our table was private which made for the best date! The food was excellent. My favorite part was dessert. We chose the Smores option & i highly recommend it! From start to finish, it was a GRAND evening!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My sons birthday

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very good food and service, fun atmosphere. It got a little loud and the smell of the cooking pots permeates your clothes and hair though.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First time at The Melting Pot & our party of 4 were so pleased with every aspect of our dining experience! The staff were extremely helpful & explained everything. Our waitress was such a pleasure. The food was fabulous & we never felt rushed. Would return again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Such an amazing experience! Service is always amazing. So friendly .? Excellent gluten-free options.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The melting pot is mt favorite special occasion place. I like it because it’s incredibly unique in what the menu offers and the sauces they offer for the main course are fantastic! Brandon was our server and he was also great. The only complaint is that it’s slightly expensive. ~130 for two. Other than that I love it there!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent gluten free options! Nice addition of entertainment with table side magic.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The drive was pretty long from where we live. The service at the restaurant was nothing less than exceptional. The waiter was more than helpful for our party, especially because no one in our party had ever been to that restaurant I am. No you have no The drive was pretty long from where we live. The service at the restaurant was nothing less than exceptional. The waiter was more than helpful for our party, especially because no one in our party had ever been to that restaurant franchise before. Each course was perfectly spread out from one another giving us time to slightly digest and make room in between courses. The food was very tasty and flavorful no one in our party of seven had any complaints. I would definitely recommend this restaurant in this location to many more friends and family. Overall our experience was wonderful…I give it a five out of five and it was well worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Something different from where I would normally go. A little pricey but definitely worth it. All of the fondue was absolutely delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This restaurant was very cool. I love the service and the fact that we cook our food.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We were a tough group--two kids, one dairy allergy, and one vegetarian. Great, patient service, and they managed to accommodate everyone.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Took my family there, we had a great time. The service was great and the good selection was outstanding. My 4 year old loved the whole fondue concept.
We cat wait to go back.
Thank you for the great experience!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Fun family birthday dinner. Service was a little rushed this night, which is unusual. We were not asked about drinks, and cheese fondue was not prepared at the table as in the past, waiter was less conversational. But it was fine as usually the dinner is very long. Overall, it's a unique experience with delicious food and we enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The Melting Pot never disappoints! Great food, great service. Fondue is an interactive meal which is a lot of fun.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Place is amazing. Loren and i enjoy it so much for special occasions

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Delicious place with a very unique dining experience. Not a cheap place, but worth every dollar. Great service from Brandon, and all staff for that matter. Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff were amazing. Enjoyed the restaurant for my first time going. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. I would highly recommended this restaurant to other couples

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food at Melting Pot has always been superior to many other restaurants. The fondue aspects of the business has always made the dining experience superior.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Since my last visit to a melting pot the prices ha e gone up a good bit and the portion sizes have gone down. Our server didnt make the cheese fondue at the tAble and it didntvtaste as fresh. For all I know it came from a can. Server very inattentive and slow to respond to requests. Lacked the usual timing of a traditional melting pot. didn't let the main fondue cook whike we had our salads, so we had to sit there and stare at plates of meat until the fondue was hot enough to use. This happened all 3 fondue courses. Server also never brought me oil and lemon for my salad as asked, so I had to eat it dry because she never came back before bringing the cold fondue to heat up while we stared at our main entree mests. The worst waste of $165 I've ever experienced. Not sure I'll go back if it's going to be like this. This was supposed t o be a special night. Poor service and not enough food really ruined our Valentine Celebration.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I've never had a bad experience here, Melting Pot is consistently wonderful!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The cheese fondue was disgusting and our waitress wasn’t the nicest or patient with us since it was our first time. The chocolate fondue was great

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service and food were excellent, Nick was great!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My daughter celebrated her 15th birthday with 7 friends. I requested a round booth when I made my reservation, and the request was granted. I ordered the small balloon package- I think it was $9.95 or $14.95- and each girl ordered off the Little Dipper menu. $30 per person for cheese, entree, and chocolate. The girls were able to choose any two cheeses and chocolates off the regular menu, and they had about 5-6 entrees from which to choose. All left full, even eating off this kids' menu. With drinks, the bill was $299. The server, Julie or Julia, was great, as was the bartender. I sat at the bar and enjoyed a cheese course and salad while the girls dined for almost two hours. The manager checked in to ensure we were enjoying the visit. This is my family's go-to place for celebrations. It consistently offers a great experience. The girls had a great time. Become a rewards member if you plan to go a few times a year.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Had a wonderful time there, our server Julie went above and beyond and we can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall, it was disappointing. They dont make the fondue at your table, the menu doesn't list all the ingredients and the heater at our table could barely keep the fondue at a simmer. It was taking 5 minutes to cook a piece of chicken. It certainly was not worth the cost or the drive time to get there.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

good food that is fun . the service was exceptional

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

For the price of the restaurant, the service was awful. People who were seated after us received their first course before we even had water brought to our table. The waiter tried to walk away before taking our full order and barely said anything. They had no personality. We were stuck in a corner and forgotten about. We went on a Tuesday night and it wasn't busy at all.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful night! We really enjoyed the spinach artichoke fondue.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Our family's 1st time dining here and we were super impressed with the food, especially the cheese fondue. Our server Brandon was super informative, fun & attentive!! Don't hesitate to dine here, you won't regret it!!

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