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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.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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
Shady Grove Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Food was fine but service not so much. Waiter never came back after food came to clear anything or refill drinks. We sat for 15 minutes after we finished before he ever came with check. This is the second time we have been there and both times the service has been terrible.
We love coming to the Melting Pot. We always have a wonderful dining experience. It is not a fast meal, but a nice leisurely meal. The 4 course are fabulous Of course my favorite is the chocolate at the end. Always fantastic! We have dinner here every couple of months. It is a nice time to catch up with family and friends while having a nice leisurely meal.
Wait staff and management are always very attentive and knowledgeable.
Fun experience and the fondue flavors were awesome. I will steer clear of pasta and vegetarian options next time and go with the traditional meats. Service was incredibly slow but careful and as a result we were given a free dessert. Perhaps a trainee. This would not deter me from going back but the 3 hour meal was not in my plans.
The experience is great. Be prepared to invest some time. Great opportunity to have social time with friends. Our waiter, however, was super slow. One example: Took over an hour to bring a second bottled beer and it was the wrong one. They weren't overly busy for him to be as disengaged from our table as he was.
Slowest service ever. We went for my husbands birthday and our meal for 4 took well over 3 hours. It took forever to flag down our server for extras and finally I had to go to the bar to close our our bill because we couldn’t find our server.
We we told we would get $10 off or chocolates for his bday but got neither.
Portions also seemed smaller than the norm. It’s a shame because our son wanted to go back for his bday in two weeks but we don’t have three hrs to waste on a school night.
It use to be that the Melting Pot was an affordable place to go with generous servings of meat. They have generous servings of vegetables which is great however over the years the amount of meat you get is getting smaller. AND they never upcharged for cooking style Til now . Now you have to pay $6 if you choose something other then vegetable broth. For the $88 couples meal, there was only a selection of 4 pieces of meat/fish and 4 selections. You got more meat for the individual plate which was less money. AND there was an upcharge on their $88 couples special. We also got two vegetarian plates for $34 each which was very disappointing. I walked away hungry. The manager on staff was out of this world and very accommodating but after paying $270 for food and a $40 tip for the 5 of us (plus $20 for bday bear), we decided it wasn't worth the price for the small portions of main entree. Veggies are fine but who wants to pay $44 a plate for them ? After two decades of going to the Melting Pot and knowing what prices use to be - we will not return. It is only worth $20 a plate. We can go to the Rioz or Brazilian Steakhouse for $35 a plate for all you can eat meat and veggies. This was our first time at Gaithersburg. Again the price wasn't worth it but the staff was great.
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