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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

4.4
1765 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • 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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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(301) 519-3638
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shady Grove Rd
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Entertainment
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.
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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 1765 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Usually have a great time here but this visit was below expectations. Food is always great but the service was not up to normal standards.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I went to The Melting Pot for Cheese Fondue Day. The cheese special was delicious and a great value. I also tried one of their new cocktails, which was very good. The server was very helpful and attentive.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food order was over cooked. One item came out with the wrong protein. The kitchen was extremely overwhelmed. Took a long time to receive order.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A most excellent restaurant, great service and meal. Well worth the price. We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Zach our waiter was amazing! Would love to have him every time.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very attentive service without being obtrusive. Food choices were good and plentiful. We were able to request refills when we ran out of some dipping items.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place for gathering , visiting and talking. Cooking in the pot is fun and makes the experience fun and memorable. A great escape from normal dining for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We go to The Melting Pot often for fondue, especially cheese fondue. They do a great cheese fondue, with several options for type of cheese and other ingredients. We often just order the cheese fondue because the full dinner is quite a lot of food. Our server was very attentive. The only problem we experienced on this visit was that some problem at the front desk delayed us being seated for about 20 minutes even though an empty table was within sight (and we were eventually seating at that very table!)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place is the best and one of my favorites. Well worth my drive of 1+ hours to get there. Servers are always great and staff is always pleasant and happy.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was very food and so were the drinks.
My only complaint are in the bathrooms. In the women’s bathroom the toilet seat was loose and the toilet paper holder almost fell of the wall. Another toilet was clogged and the third stall was out of toilet paper. All of these issues are easy fixes. I’d suggest to get these fixed ASAP so your guests leave with the great experience of eating an excellent meal and not remember the bathroom.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a nice night, normally a romantic celebration for us. But this night we celebrated our 10 y/o bday.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

For some reason the "special request package" that I ordered through Open Table was not received by The Melting Pot. However, the Melting Pot still honored my request at no cost to us. We had a wonderful time and the food, atmosphere and Jason our server and Alex the GM were wonderful! I still thoroughly enjoy using this app and always will! 😊

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Whenever my daughters and I get together anywhere, we go to a Melting Pot if in that area. Gaithersburg was the one this time as we were with each other for the weekend.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Clothes smelled of curry and had to wash them all. Food was not very good and we will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I made reservations online 2 weeks prior as we were celebrating 2 Birthdays; the table we were provided was a small booth that may seat 4 comfortably but certainly not 6 adults. the table was extremely crowded with all that goes on at the melting Pot; really disappointing.
Very annoyed to have been seated next to several children's birthday parties on a Saturday evening when we wanted conversation with each other.while several babies cried for about 3 hours straight, could not hear ourselves.
The food was good; however, with the crowded table it was uncomfortable and difficult to maneuver as we saw larger tables that should have been reserved for us.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Waiter was amazing even when table broke. Food is way over priced by quality....do not recommend for families.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Our service was fabulous from the moment we walked in the door. We were seated right away and greeted by the manager who provided me with a gift card to celebrate my birthday. Our waiter was very kind and after learning how much I liked a particular dipping sauce, came out with an entire extra bowl full. Later, during dessert, our waiter brought an extra dessert plate with chocolate drizzled over it and a candle on it for my birthday. In the past, my friends and I have also experienced extraordinary service from this location. Whether visiting for a romantic date night, special occasion, or a fun night out, the Melting Pot in Gaithersburg is sure to meet your expectations. I absolutely love it here. I'm looking forward to trying their happy hour deal where you sit at the bar with your own mini pot of chocolate!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Place was great

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great experience on ladies night - Mel was wonderful, very attentive. Awesome time as always!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Went for a girls night and had so much fun!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a great time, great food and great service for my daughter's birthday!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was a fun night with friends. Since it is not a meal that can be rushed, it gives everyone a chance to talk and catch-up in a fun, relaxed setting.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food and atmosphere but it takes a long time to get through a 4 course meal.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My office took me here for my birthday celebration and I liked it so much I took my husband here a month later for our wedding anniversary. The food is amazing, booths are very cozy and quiet. When I was here with my staff we were so engaged in our conversation that I didn't hear anyone else's conversation nor did I see a lot of people pass by our booth. When it was just my husband and I we were seated closer to the front and so there was definitely more traffic passing by as well as the pot seemed further away from the edge of the table. The staff were very friendly. For my birthday they gave me a complimentary cheesecake with berries and cream puff (despite also having the chocolate fondue with my co-workers). For my anniversary, the manager stopped by with a nice card and gift certificate that we can use for our next visit. The food was exceptional! Highly recommend. May even go to their happy hour just to have the cheese and chocolate fondues. :)

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

the place is nice, food good, music great. a place for all types of public.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I called in advance to make sure that we had a birthday cake for the special occasion. That didnt happen. Our waiter was M.I.A so much that we had 3 other waiters stop by our table to ask if we needed assistance. Once we got our food, we were told dont mix uncooked food on plate. If so let the waiter know ASAP to replace the plate. Of course that happened. Once food was delivered we never saw our waiter again until a buser stopped at our table and went to get him. It WAS NOT a good experience at all. We needed a better waiter!!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Downward slide: We enjoy the food and that is what keeps us going back, but trips are further between. For the amount of time it takes for each course there should be no reason you are waiting on service at the transitions. This should be especially true on nights with few patrons in the dining areas.
This particular evening we found upon sitting the table was not properly cleaned. Timing for everything was delayed. We place our full order at the time of the drink orders and it took at least 10 minutes after our drinks arrived for the pots to be placed on the burners even before the cheese arrived. This just delay the heating process and flow. Another similar gap between our salads and the time the cooking pots arrived. The chocolate at the end of the meal came quickly after we indicated our choice, aligned with what you'd expect.
Restaurant owner did apologize personally for the table issue and offered a box of chocolate covered strawberries for the inconvenience. More importantly he stated his disappointment with issue and that is was unacceptable and would be meeting with the staff to revisit cleanliness policy.
Food was good as usual, left overstuffed.
Would like to see daytime hours for a 'Cheese and Chocolate' lunch!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Superb! Really quite superb!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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 ! :)

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4.0Dined 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?

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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