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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

1736 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fondue, Dessert, Swiss
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 519-3638
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Shady Grove Rd
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We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
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Special events & promotions
The Second Thursday of every month is our Ladies Night Out. Enjoy a four-course meal for just $27 per person.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We have several different areas of the restaurant perfect for private parties of up to 45. Several groups have used the entire restaurant for lunch functions, which will hold over 150. Please contact us for any further assistance with large groups.

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What 1736 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a great evening, perfect service and yummy food for all four courses. Even better, the one small.problem we had was handled better than expected. Because it was my birthday, I had a coupon for free chocolate covered strawberries, which I mentioned when I made out reservation as instructed. When the time came to get them, they had run out of this delicacy that has to be made in advance. The manager came to tell us and said he would have 2 boxes of them waiting for us tomorrow or, if we wanted he would personally deliver them to us. We said that delivery wad not necessary and we could pick them up tomorrow. He was very apologetic, and we were not all that upset at all. He then also brought us two $25 coupons to use on a future visit. This was above and beyond what was necessary. I highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait till I can go again.

RoadWarriorFoodie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place to celebrate teen birthday parties. We celebrated ny daughter’s 15th birthday last weekend and she never tired of this place!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time at the Melting Pot. It is one of our favorite restaurants. This location never fails to please us. Our waiter was awesome this time. He always checked up on us and made sure we were satisfied.

vipWatchadoinprunestewin (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Superb! Really quite superb!

Luvbrunch (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I love The Melting Pot in Gaithersburg. We go there for every special occasion. They never disappoint. Our meal was wonderful and our server, Logan, was fantastic! He made sure we were well taken care of and if we ever needed anything he was right on top of it. Plus he is just a really nice guy. He made our experience extra special! The food is always awesome and this time was no exception. Plus I love that their menu always has our favorites but also includes a new or special item here and there. We went the day after Valentine’s Day and were so grateful that they still had a Valentines menu available that we could choose from that gave us the flexibility to go with old favorites and also try a few new things. Great experience!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place and cool atmosphere. Our waiter was not good though. He was always late , ignored our requests and made everal mistakes. Even though they apologized it didn't really matter because the behaviour did not change. Definitely pay attention to the waiter because of him we could not stay for the chocolate fondue. Management was very understanding and they apologized to us. All in all we had a great time and that's what matters the most.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Overall I love this restaurant. It's quiet and private, and the personalized fondue. That might though we had extremely slow service. Overall it was a good experience but I wasn't expecting it to take 3.5 hours for dinner!

TraciC (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Dining experience was wonderful. Atmosphere was comfortable, quiet and cozy. Waiter was attentive, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

GeorgeM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Good overall experience. Our waiter was attentive, courteous and supper accommodating and did not push us to leave to free up his station. Great job ! :)

Alexandra1967 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First time at the Melting pot. Celebrated sons 15th Birthday. The experience was different and new. The only thing is we ordered 4 classics and when we got the bill we were charged for 4 classics but also was charged for two of the oils. An extra $8.95 and $ 3.95 for two of the oils . Isn't that included in the four course classic menu?
My husband didn't want to say anything, but later I thought was weird?

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Early valentines dinner, we were running late due to nasty weather and traffic, the restaurant was very accommodating so I was impressed.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Always come here for special occasions and ladies night all the food is amazing

Bahuncamie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We especially loved the salad which looked just like the picture abd tasted just as good. Everything tasted fresh and was delicious. We were celebrating my birthday. It was the perfect place for the occasion. The special birthday salted caramel cheesecake as awesome!

vipLindaW (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The shrimp were delivered with shells and legs still on...poor explanation given by the manager. We had to peel the shrimp then wash our hands in order to eat. Waitress forgot items that we asked for several times.

vipDBethesda (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We arrived on time for our 6:45pm reservation and were not seated until about 7:15pm. There was an over 40 minute wait between our salads and our main course. We asked to see a manager but he or she never came. We had included a note in our reservation that one of our party was having a birthday; the staff ignored it entirely. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great experience. Thanks.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. They also have fun special events such as ladies nights, teacher appreciation nights, and special kid lunch events.

Service can be very hit or miss as sometimes it feels like you have been forgotten. Never a quick meal, but our last visit took almost three hours...not by our choice.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It's always a fun place to go. I do feel like the portions have gotten a little smaller over the years while the prices have increased. I don't like that you can't order one or two entrees and just share. You have one pot, why can't we share a meal? I do appreciate them going the extra step to make a special occasion special though.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Our 3rd time there, but it has been a few years since last visit. It has gone downhill.

Server seem preoccupied. Had to continually wait 15-30 minutes for basic things he assured he would bring right out. Water, plates, taking order, getting the pot hot, bringing food...

Due to food allergies, we couldnt order a 4 course dinner, which really seemed to annoy him.

The appetizer was ok for 2 adults and 2 kids, but 8 bite-sized pieces of protein for the entree was sad. We had more sauce than meat to put it on.

Those 2 courses plus 4 glasses of (never refilled) water for $70+ is ridiculous.