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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

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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (29)
Fun (28)
Cozy (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (14)
Casual (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was bad n service slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I brought three friends to celebrate their graduation and my maid of honor's birthday. They went beyond expected. I loved that they gave her a rose and balloons along with a gift certificate. I am highly pleased by both the food and the service. The manager was very helpful and checked on us twice during our visit. I highly recommend this place especially for special occasions/celebration.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was my first time at The Melting Pot and I was very pleased, surprisingly. I am a very picky eater. So it's rare that I find a place pleases me. My boyfriend and I left happy with the food and the service. So happy that we went to work the next day suggesting it to people. Thank you for such a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall, it was good and our waiter was pretty good. Noticed a bit of time lapse during the latter part of the meal as he was tending to other tables but still had good customer svc.
When I made the reservation, I noted that my wife was celebrating her 50th bday. Unfortunately, no one at the restaurant, even the hostess or waiter mentioned it. My wife mentioned it a few times but nothing special was asked for or done. The table next to us had something special for their kids bday.

Probably go elsewhere for my sons bday.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had to wait for a table even with a reservation. Wine ordered with the meal wasn't served until the check came at the end. No one working there appeared to be over the age of 20 and the limited staff could not handle the dinner rush.
The food was good.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Me and my friends loved the chocolate but the cooking our own meat part was not so good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As Always, I special evening, my wife's Birthday, our server was quite excellent, both attentive and courteous. We got a cheese fondue, a dessert fondue and that absolutely GREAT California Salad.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Food was great but the service took forever. We were there for 3 hours due to slow service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Enjoyed the dining experience! Food was excellent and service was outstanding!! Will definitely return for next special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The experience was wonderful. The waitress was wonderful. She seemed to know everything we needed. I would guarantee this restaurant to anyone looking for a good time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The Melting Pot never disappoints. Hubby and I went for ladies night, which is a great deal, but we go regularly as well. The only thing is to plan to be there a while - it takes time to cook your food, but it's very relaxing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent service, our waiter was wonderful! Recommend the flaming turtle dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Fun place to go for a special occasion or a date. Not cheap so not a every week or even every month option. Great service, very attentive and friendly. They want you experience to be great, that is clear.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My husband and I have gone to the melting pot numerous time. We love the atmosphere and the food. It is a lovely experience for a couple to have together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Outstanding service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We came here for me daughter's 18th birthday. What a wonderful experience! The food was was delicious and different, and the service was among the best we have experienced. A great place for a special occasion!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We enjoyed the crave 3 course menu and were pleasantly surprised how quickly our courses came. We took our newborn with us on this date so it was great to be in a room by ourselves and with speedy service. Our server Sam did a great job.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Outstanding food and service. We felt pampered by our waiter and the management. Because it was our anniversary, the manager came by to take our picture and offered it in a frame.

I highly recommend this place for special occasions. A true gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The service was slow, but the server had a great personality and was knowledgeable about the menu. Part of the A/C was out so it was very warm in parts of the restaurant. Very uncomfortable. Food was amazing as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The management was so nice! They gave us an anniversary card and a coupon for my next visit because we spent our special occasion w them. I'll 100% be coming back. I did go during a special which helped make it much more affordable. 10/10

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We went due to a special at the restaurant. As usual, the food and service were good. We were not rushed through our meal. It is a nice place for a relaxing meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I love the Melting Pot and was excited to share it with my daughters who had "earned it" through various things.
The "dipper" portions were so small that I had to ask twice for refills which took a good 20 min to come so the cheese and chocolate got overcooked as I waited plus my kids (and I) got super hungry while waiting. The server kept forgetting about us.
He was friendly and likeable, but didn't clear the table or menus, so our huge table got filled up fast. It was obvious his tables were way too far apart. It was a Wed evening so the place wasn't even crowded.
Our icecream never came though we ordered it first thing as instructed.
It made the whole experience very disappointing. I should have talked to the manager, but it got so late I needed to run home to meet the sitter in time.
Just sad when we were so excited and it's a pricier option.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

My order was wrong but quickly corrected by the waiter.

Tags: Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our waitress was amazing ! They did everything I asked for my anniversary! Amazing service ! Thank you
April fraley

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was my birthday and my two sons chose this eatery for me (but it's actually their favorite restaurant). The food was very good and we had a relaxing time together. This is a great place for a romantic date. You take your time eating here and no one ever rushes you.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We took our kids for a father's day/birthday celebration. It was a lot of fun. The food was pretty good and a heck of a lot easier than making fondue at home!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food! Service was a bit lacking...had to remind our waitress about my drink order several times. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The manager and the server Kelton were awesome. The food was great!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always a great meal at The Melting Pot. Took our daughter for her first experience with fondue for Father's Day. She loved it!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I went to The Melting Pot for the first time. I had the Alpine fondue which tasted authentically Swiss. For the entree I chose from the Premium menu - filet mignon, rubbed pork, and duck. Each morsel of meat takes 2 minutes to cook in the broth which makes the eating slow and frustrating if you are hungry. For dessert, the dark chocolate and Grand Marnier fondue was deliciously paired with all kinds of fruits and cake bits.

Our server was excellent. She explained the menu clearly and it was fun to watch her prepare each fondue pot at the table.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was excellent and enjoyable evening

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We have been to MP multiple times. This is the first time there was frustration due to the waiter-cheese different consistency, did not confirm salad dressing for house salad when there was a choice, huge inedible lettuce stalk in my friends salad, 3 times to get the bill correct....with clear frustration on his part. Otherwise normal MP experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Cheese and Chocolate....perfection!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Went for my son's bday. Had a Groupon and they wouldn't take it because they said it was exprired even though the groupon said never expired. Manager was nice about it but didn't honor it.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We have been to this restaurant for years and we tend to frequent it for special occasions. We went to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary and as always it was a great experience. The service was exceptional with our waiter being very attentive without being over bearing. Anything we needed came within a few minutes. We started with lemon drop martini's and cosmos which were very good. We ordered our usual four course meal. We opened with the bourbon bacon cheddar fondue which was awesome. We then each had a salad you have a choice of four and they are all good it just depends what you are in the mood for. We had the land and sea for the main course and finished up with the flaming turtle chocolate fondue. which is our favorite. All give you plenty of portions and if you run our of dipping items and sauces they bring you more its all included. The portions are plentiful so you will not leave hungry if you can finish all four courses so come hungry. Its a great place for small groups or a quiet evening out and they do have a happy hour. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great meal and great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Good food & drinks. Pricey though

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our recent meal at The Melting Pot-Gaithersburg was a smashing success! We enjoyed every bite of our four-course fondue experience, and I highly recommend this type of meal for anyone wanting to enjoy time with loved ones, laughing and eating!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Server was very good and so was the manager. The food was delicious. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend for a couple, not really a place for kids.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Romantic environment, nice staff, and superb food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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