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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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4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Fun (28)
Romantic (27)
Cozy (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Worth the Drive (13)
Kid-friendly (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 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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·Dined on January 10, 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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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 17, 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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·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 11, 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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have a great time every time we go to the Melting Pot and Saturday was no exception. We had family in town and 6 of our guests had never been before. Their kids loved it (as did they). It was a super fun night, and our server was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

An impromptu date night after a busy day! Service from Grace was beyond delightful, food was delicious and atmosphere was lovely...always a favorite!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

My 10 year old always picks this place if he’s having a special dinner. The atmosphere is great for having conversations, and the service is wonderful. We’ve also stopped for happy hour cheese and/or chocolate fondue, which is pretty inexpensive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Since I was last here, salads have shrunk. Too much. Before, they were so large nobody could finish the entrees, but now they barely fill a bread plate, which was swimming in dressing.
The vegetables offered to accompany the cheese fondue were also a little skimpy. Who does celery?
Last, the meats were fine but the ahi tuna in sesame seed inexplicably salty, and in contrast my daughter's marinated tofu was so bland she couldn't eat it, even with sauce.
It seems like with the high price tag and the fact that the diner pretty much cooks for himself, they could step up their game a bit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great as always.....luv it here! We went for the Thanksgiving 4 person deal but we had 5 people. It was nice to receive a pro-rated price for the extra meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Been going for years, have always had a good experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My boyfriend and i and 2 friends had a awesome time it was all of our first times ever being there to eat, we were there to celebrate my birthday and my boyfriend proposed to me there that night (i said yes) and im sure we will be coming back for anniversary's for years to come!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been to other locations of this restaurant chain before. This was actually our best visit so far. Our server was very good and the food was quick and timely to the table. We left very stuffed and satisfied.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time for our wedding anniversary. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very kind and helpful as it was our first time dining at the melting pot. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fun, different, and tasty! Option to have four-course meal — cheese fondue; salad; entree/broth fondue; chocolate dessert fondue — gives you lots of food and lots of combinations of tastes with different sauces and items to cook in the pots. The price can add up for what you're getting, but at least there's plenty of food to go around. Service (thank you, Kevin!) was very attentive, friendly, and helpful (considering first-timers may need a lot of explanation about how their fondue dinners work). Can definitely recommend for an nice occasion to try something memorable and delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Melting Pot was fantastic. Being raised in a Swiss household, I know what a good fondue should taste like. The Melting Pot captured the perfect Swiss Cheese fondue with their Alpine Cheese selection. They even offered Kirschwasser! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always, The Melting Pot did not disappoint and our waiter was fantastic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Cool concept, but the 4 courses took way too long...service was poor and took too long between courses. They seemed to be under staffed that night any we didn't get the attention we wanted for drink refills, pepper, additional fruit, etc.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service atrocious. 15-20 minute periods of complete waiter disappearance and lengthy periods between each course. Even getting water and drinks was huge wait. This with reservations. We had kids on school night. Dinner took 3.5 hours! Sad because food is great. Hard to get past the service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Could not have had a more lively experience! Our server, TJ, and the General Manager Alex treated us like family!! Such a special evening.

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Not up to usual standard.
V. Sparse on sides for cheese other than bread.
Sides for choc even more sparse and cheaper items.
We visit MP once a year.... don't think we will bother anymore in Future
not impressed

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was a great experience

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The server wasn't the greatest. They say us near the back door and employees kept going out and smoking and leaving the back door open. We love this place though. Would ask to sit somewhere else next time.

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