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The Melting Pot - Darien

874 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
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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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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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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Join us on most Friday's for Brian's tableside magic. Check with us first to ensure the Magician is present that night.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 874 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

Markh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

MarieR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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

Green8trey (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

TomL (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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.

DawnA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Btorres (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service and food were excellent, Nick was great!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

cbmp (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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.

castoff (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

good food that is fun . the service was exceptional

Paul (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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.