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About The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

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.

9021 Gaither Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, Dessert, Swiss

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

Cross Street:
Shady Grove Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 519-3638

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

Entertainment:
We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Second Thursday of every month is our Ladies Night Out. Enjoy a four-course meal for just $27 per person.

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.

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for a Date (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Fun (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 20 hours 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 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!

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·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Superb! Really quite superb!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·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 ! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·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?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great experience. Thanks.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food!

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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our sever Christian was amazing! 10/10 customer service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love the food here as well as the atmosphere. Staff is always friendly

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our second visit was just as good as our first. Went for a birthday celebration and the staff are helpful and attentive. Turned out it was ladies night and it provided a festive atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (México)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Thank you for a PERFECT dinner. You made my night really special and full of memories.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Vinnie our server was terrific. Personable and attentive. Did a great job describing and suggesting menu items. Great choices on all courses. Comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always fun but unusually busy so took over 4 hours instead of 2.5 or 3. But always a good time.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was amazing! Our server, Sam, was helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. She engaged in conversation while preparing our dishes. The manager came by to check on us a few times. I was extremely pleased as I know the place was very full.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall experience was good but not great. Server was nice, but seemed rushed. The time-spacing of the food was irregular. We had to wait longer than expected for the cheese; then salads were there before we finished the cheese. Portions continue to get smaller; apples were mushy; salad had too much dressing. Table was by an outside door and therefore chilly (it was a cold night).

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was our first time at the Melting Pot and everything was perfect for my daughter's birthday. They had the table set for her birthday (i.e. balloons, a stuffed bear, and chocolate covered strawberries). She also received a piece of birthday cheese cake. The staff are professional, polite, and our waiter had a great sense of humor. The food was excellent (even my husband enjoyed it and he is strictly a meat and potatoes man). I would definitely go back for a special occasion even though the prices are a bit high. The food, service, and atmosphere make it worthwhile. We took the four course meal and spent a good three hours at the restaurant. It was the most relaxed and fun meal I have had in a very long time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

As always, the Melting Pot was a wonderful way to dine, drink, and spend an enjoyable evening. This case was a special occasion but I heartily recommend it for any reason. The seating allows for conversation even when full since the individual tables are arranged such as to allow you to feel private but not isolated.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was good as usual. Service was terrible. Also the ambiance was odd as we were at a table where apparently waiters use to smoke so it was kind of odd. Especially when your waiter is smoking and has forgotten something you ordered. He was beyond friendly but forgot items 5 different times. Also, the check was over billed so we had to have that fixed as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Dark, not very appealing, confusing menu, slow service, but occasionally fun

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Another disappointing visit to The Melting Pot. The restaurant was maybe only half full, but it took about 30 minutes to get a drink for my friend's 4 year-old, and another 30 minutes until we had our first course. We asked for some extra pretzel bread dippers, but an extra bowl of mixed bread did not arrive until we were done with the cheese. We expressed our frustration to our waiter and the manager-in-training came to ask how everything was. We told him, and our next visitor was the manager. We appreciated the manager and manager-in-training assisting our waiter in getting our dinner moving, but it shouldn't have been necessary, we weren't seeking anything out of the ordinary. The manager took our orders herself, and our waiter came to deliver them, not knowing who ordered what. He also told my friend the wrong cook time for one of his meats, and when my friend waved him down to confirm, the waiter impatiently told my friend the waiter was right and my friend was wrong. My friend then asked the manager who realized the meat was a different one than the waiter thought it was, and told my friend the correct cook time. We asked for extra of one of the dipping sauces, and our waiter brought us the wrong one. When we asked again, he brought us a huge bowl of the right one, clearly not realizing his original mistake and thinking we were just obnoxiously asking for extra. With our dessert, we received hastily thrown together and uneven plates of dippers, that were missing some of the normal dipping items, such as the pound cake and marshmallows. When we asked for another plate of dippers, we again got something that looked like our waiter had just grabbed a couple handfuls of things and thrown them on a plate. The manager was nice enough to comp our dessert and the 4 year-old's meal, which is why I gave this 3 stars and not 1. But it's always such an ordeal. And there was a table near us that was not cleared the entire 2+ hours we were there, which was just gross.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a good choice. The food choices are enough with out being overwhelming. Lots if gluten free options if you are so inclined.
Make sure you leave room for dessert. Who can resist a Chocolate Fondue.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went with my grandchildren to have lunch with Santa - if was the best!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We goto the Melting Pot once or twice a year. It is a place we reserve for special occasions. Two times before we were there for the Special Christmas dinner. That was a horrible experience -new waiter, pots never heated like they should etc. However the last two times, have been quite good. To be honest the server makes the difference. If the food offerings changed -we would be there more often...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was so nice that I didnt feel like being gluten free compromised the quality of my meal. So often I just have to order a salad and some meat or guess if it has gluten. It was clearly marked and selecting gf options was super easy. They even have gf bread now! Thanks. I will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My fiancé and I had a lovely time at The Melting Pot for my birthday! Zach was a great server and the manager, Graham, checked in on us a couple times and was wonderful. I will definitely be coming here again in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had some mediocre experiences in the past, but it was awesome during the last visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Melting Pot is a different kind of dining experience. I hadn't been there in several years. We were celebrating our anniversary. I was please to find vegetarian entree options and they we're really good. The service was great. The manager stopped by our table with an anniversary card. I loved the quiet, that allowed my husband and I to carry on a quiet conversation. My favorite part of the meal was the cheese fondue and dessert chocolate fondue.

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