The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

4.4
1796 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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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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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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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.
Additional
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 1796 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I really enjoyed the dining section for two, made our anniversary cozy and intimate. Our server was also fantastic!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was the perfect place for a few families to get together for Fathers' Day. We had a long table, four different fondue pots and a great time!

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

This place was horrendous. I took my two girls for Father's Day. We got a cheese fondue and a chocolate one. The Alpine Cheese, supposedly their specialty, tasted awful and I couldn't eat it. They offered to bring me something else, but I declined; they left it on the bill. My girls liked the cheese ok. They add a cup of oil to the cheese. They only brought two trays of things to dip into the cheese, hardly much food, and they charge over $11 per person. The S'mores fondue was ok, but we ran out of chocolate, and again there was hardly anything to dip into the chocolate even though we were charged for three people, $10 each. The bill was $100 and we hardly ate anything. Even at half the price it wouldn't have been worth it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day meal! My 17 and 23 year old children really enjoyed the experience. It had been many years since we dined here. We will return soon.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

our waiter danny was excellent personable and knowledgable

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service and amazing food

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food and service were both really good. The only problem was that even though I had reserved a table for 8:15, we weren't seated until 9:15. Some diners were taking a long time to leave their tables. It would be nice if steps were taken to prevent that from happening again. But aside from that, I had a great time. The food was delicious, our server was really nice, our table was in a quiet and well-lit area, and all of our requests were accommodated.

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1.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I had a reservation for 8:15 and we didn’t get seated until 9:30. People who came after us complained and then they would be seated. This happened twice. They didn’t apologize or offer us anything to drink until we had already been there for an hour waiting. They should not have taken our reservation if they couldn’t honor it. We were not the only ones in this boat. It was horrible. We didn’t finish until 11:30 because then our waiter kept disappearing on us as well.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The waitress was amazing and very attentive

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent waitress.. She really made our night. Great food. Specially the desert. Thanks.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our server worked hard, but it was clear they were understaffed.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had a great time and enjoyed the food! Our server Danny was also very nice!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My wife has been wanting to go for years and I finally had the chance to take her. She said it was all she expected it to be. highly impressed.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Outstanding service, great food but very dirty silverware.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Melting Pot is always a great go to for special occasions, date night, or just a fun girls' night out. I love the food, ambiance, and being able to linger over a meal. This place never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was my first time visiting, (Mother's Day) and I was disappointed to say the least. I feel like it was very expensive for what we were allowed to get off of the special Mother's Day Menu. The service as a whole was really nice, our waiter was terrific. But I wasn't impressed with the food at all.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Totally love the restaurant. Another Mother’s Day under the belt.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took my family here for Mother's Day today. The service started out great with the server answering all questions in a friendly manner. We then quickly noticed a mouse on the floor near our table. We were moved to another table. The server went MIA allegedly to have her hand wrapped due to a sudden burn. She probably forgot about us because she came back without a bandage. Management did not offer to reduce the bill due to the mouse. The whole place has a an "old" feel despite the younger server staff. Would not return.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

After the server brought us drinks, we sat for almost 45 minutes without anyone coming back to start the fondue - even though we had put our order in. I can’t blame the server because his section was entirely to too large for one person. They need to do better. It made for an extremely long night.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food is always excellent. I thought the service this time was exceptional . We really enjoyed our service and how fast it was.

We've come here for several years to take our daughter out on her birthday. As much as we enjoy it, we can't afford to come more often.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our large group had a very enjoyable meeting here the other night. We all got the "Girl's Night Out" special (even though our group consisted of men and women) so the value was high for what we got. The meal took a looooooooong time (we finished our meeting before we finished our meal) but it was worth the late night. Service was excellent and (perhaps because we also were holding a meeting) I don't think anyone felt like the food took too long to arrive at any point. Our waiter took the challenges of working with a large group in stride and was very pleasant even though I think we were the last to leave the place.

Overall, my only complaint is that the restaurant is VERY loud, so people at the end of the long table had trouble hearing at times. Otherwise we had perfect experience.

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Called the place to remind them of a special birthday and they forgot/ignored the fact to bring out the birthday surprise.

Food portions are also very small

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Wonderful. I really don’t come here that often I wish it was less expensive

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Celebrating a 40th Birthday

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

You just pay a lot for the experience. Abselutly it is not worth the price. Two people and two drinks you are looking at about $120. That is too much for a quantity/equity of the food that you are getting. Not worth it

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This restaurant was amazing! The service was excellent and timely, the food was extravagant and made from the best ingredients, and the overall experience was something that I am going to remember for a long time. This is also one of the priciest places I've eaten, with our bill coming in at 100+ for 2 people, no wine. I have never had anything close to the experience at the melting pot, and I believe that on a special occasion, it is worth the price.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Very fun place. Great staff. The kid's love The Melting P

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great tasting food and great service. Like other Melting Pot locations, this is a consistently good option.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We went for the cherry blossom festival special menu and it was superb. Jason, our server, was attentive without being intrusive and paced the meal extremely well. Definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 25, 2018

The food is good! The service is also great.

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