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The Melting Pot - Reston

4.4
4.4
2976 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Gourmet cheeses, crisp salads, juicy meats, fresh seafood, and decadent chocolate—all these delicious selections await you at The Melting Pot. But a meal at our Reston restaurant is about more than just the food (even though the food is amazing); it’s an interactive and fun experience that gives you the opportunity to reconnect and grow closer with friends and family. Pick up a skewer, and dip fruit, veggies, meats, marshmallows, and more into a warm pot of fondue. Choose 1 or 2 of your favorite courses (cheese and chocolate please!), or indulge in the full 4-Course Experience. And don’t forget to complement your meal with a glass of wine, a cocktail or craft beer. You’ll find our restaurant in the Plaza America Shopping Center near Reston Town Center.

Reserve your table and get ready to enjoy some fondue!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Dessert, Swiss

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 435-1277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    With our semi-private dining room we can accommodate parties of up to 35 on our 3 large tables. We can also do larger functions that utilize different sections of the restaurant. Feel free to contact us for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Corey Randolph: (703) 435-1277

  • Neighborhood

    Reston

  • Cross street

    Sunset Hills

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Thursdate Dinner for Two Special

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We're turning up the heat on Date Night! The Thursdate™ special four-course menu starts with your choice if cheese fondue, followed by a fresh salad course, your entree includes filet mignon, salmon, teriyaki sirloin, and more. Your meal finishes with our new sparkling chocolate fondue! Rose petals and candles will be waiting at your table. Handcrafted drinks can be added to your meal.

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What 2,976 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience, we all enjoyed the experience and had delicious food and made memories!
  2. J

    Jxsmvne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was prepared well and the overall experience was a lot of amazing. I highly recommend this place and will definitely be coming back!
  3. AS

    AlysonS

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Birthday celebration. It was too expensive for what we got.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick, servers were friendly, and location had a great ambiance
  5. J

    Jane

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue were great. The salad was good and the meat wasn't great. There was much too much food. Next time, I'd get just the cheese, salad and dessert. One pot of cheese and one of dessert is enough for 4 people.
  6. D

    David

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for special occasions. Good for long conversations and slow meal.
  7. H

    Haylee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, everything was really great. My friend and I came to try it out as neither of us have been and from the food to our server, it was such a fun experience. There’s a lot of reviews that people complain about lack of service but I would honestly have been more annoyed if the server had come more, you’re going for the experience so make sure you know that you make it what it is! The explanation of everything was great and our server had such a great personality. We already talked about coming back and I hope we get the same staff because they were great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday experience!
  9. JB

    JosephB

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our oldest son’s passing of his CPA exam. Our waitress did an amazing job and we can’t thank her enough for making our dinner special.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best friends birthday. Had a fantastic time, food was great, our server was wonderful.
  11. B

    Babs

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Birthday, very, very slow service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was terrible. We waited for our server for over 30 minutes. We left after explaining our dissatisfaction to the manager
  14. JE

    JenniferE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s 12th birthday. She and her friends had a fantastic time.
  15. LT

    LovesTheFermentedPig

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a year since we were last at The Melting Pot, but what I can say is that their food and service are consistently excellent. We get what we're expecting and it's not only fantastic, it's very, very filling! The only suggestion we want to make is that for the Steak Lovers, the pieces of meat are sometimes too large. There was one type of beef where my husband had to cut the meat in half before cooking it. But I had no such problem with shrimp. Only that they were so generous, I had to take 5 pieces home (after I cooked them). We highly recommend The Melting Pot for a wonderful evening to enjoy your company and the food. And plan to stay at least 2 or 2 1/2 hours!
  16. EM

    ElizabethM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Melting Pots several times but this was our kids' first introduction. They loved it! There are several new flavors/combinations to try, we all had a great dinner and will be back!
  17. JB

    JerryB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service. Will be returning
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We frequent The Melting Pot often, but this was the worst service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We love the melting pot. The only not great part of our experience was our server. He was not attentive and did not stop by unless he had to change our course.
  21. JK

    JeffK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was fine, and it was a good experience when we finally got served. Took 45 minutes to get our drinks and our first course - so that was painful. Continued to be slow after that and almost a 3 hour meal. They did comp the dessert given the poor timing, which was nice.
  22. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Unfortunately, our experience was not good. Although the food itself was good, the waitress was trying her best, but service was not good at all. The restaurant was busy and there were 5 servers total for the whole place, including the bartender... so if one ordered a drink you had to wait for the waiter to find the bartender.... also, we had a reservation for 7:30, we arrived at 7:15 and waited until 7:25 for someone to "check us in".. then we were told that we would be seated shortly. 7:50 we got seated, and there was no one upfront for long periods of time. Others came by to check in as well and we were all just waiting. Once we got our table, waited again for along time to get a waitress to come by. She apologized and said it was her first week, they were short staffed, etc. She then took our order and came back almost 20 min after with part of the order, apologized for the backup orders and we got our food almost one hour after. We then got our drinks, after more than 60 min of wait, and waited for the rest of our order. All and all, due to us waiting, it took us 3 hrs. to have dinner and leave. Very disappointed the restaurant took reservations knowing they would not be able to provide the service. The manager showed up after maybe 2 hrs to ask "how are you enjoying your evening"... no words.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were looking for a great experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a great time and really enjoyed the food.
  24. TM

    TonyaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my fiancé here for his birthday and I was very impressed!!! Everything was perfect….
  25. T

    Tigger

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melting Pot was great and amazing restaurant. It was celebrated my 50th birthday. The food was so delicious. The waitress did great job and amazing service because she knows American Sign Language to communicate with me. Also she took time to write several notes. It was best birthday for me.
  26. JL

    JosephL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I brought my BFF to this great place and she had been here before so knew what she wanted. The fondues were excellent and the service also excellent. I highly recommend for an evening out...
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and accommodating service
  28. CW

    CynthiaW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service.
  29. CM

    CarlaM

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at MP numerous times over the years and at multiple locations. We had not had a large-ish party at this location. We had a party of 6 and had an absolutely amazing experience! As always, the food was outstanding. The large round table/booth was incredibly accommodating and comfortable with two burners and a set up that allowed everyone to converse easily. We had impeccable service, in spite of the restaurant being quite busy. Looking forward to going again soon. Would certainly recommend this place for every day dining, special occasion, date night, ladies night, etc. Or any excuse you want to use to dine at MP😉 DELICIOUS!!
  30. IC

    ICW1015

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melting Pot is the perfect place for a unique and delicious dining experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The service was a bit slow this visit. Usually dinner takes around 2 hours. This time it took almost 3 hours. Our server had the large private parties in the back room, in addition to our table and a couple others. It was clearly too much of a load - she was great when she was available.
  32. PA

    PeterA

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Very very very slow. Took 2 1/2 hr and we had barely got to Finnish the main course. Had to cancel the chocolate because the service was so slow. After we visited this place they have reached out to understand what the issue was and to make sure that they can improve. I have never seen such customer focus and service. We will be back to try again …. The food was very good
  33. BB

    BrigidB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall it was really enjoyable. The only thing I would say that needs improvement is the women’s bathroom. If you’re paying $70-$100 a person for a meal, I wouldn’t expect to walk into a bathroom that has the cheap metal stall partitions that have purse hooks missing or falling off and lose locking mechanisms.
  34. FJ

    FoodyJon

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I had reservations at 1945 and was finally sat at 2010. They ran out of potatoes and just left the plate empty and told us they ran out. Lol. They didn’t offer anything else or even fill it with lettuce or something, just left my plate empty. Also, our bill was over $200. Won’t be going there ever again or recommending them to anyone.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Jessica, was fantastic!
  36. m

    melliflower

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Service was very, very slow. Because it was a holiday we were told we'd have 2 hours and it took almost 3.25. Our server would disappear, lighting was WAY too low for a family, and it was hard to get questions answered.
  37. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother loved our visit to the Melting Pot for Mother's Day. It was a great way to spend quality time over a delicious meal, and I didn't have to worry about it feeling overcrowded or unsafe for her since the booths are very private (re: Covid/she is high risk).
  38. BC

    BarryC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary service and food. Staff friendly and courteous. What more can you ask for?
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I booked a reservation for “romance” which means they put roses on the table and we did not receive that this time. Also, my boyfriend was not a fan of the server for a few reasons.
  40. CM

    CarlaM

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Our server took very long periods of time without returning. I understand there are shortages everywhere. But, it does change our dining experience. We were without refills, etc. and then our meal was over. We were there for over three hours. Server also forgot several items that we asked for.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Reston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 435-1277.

The Melting Pot - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 2976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Reston

11730 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 100, Reston, VA 20190

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sunset Hills

  • Neighborhood

    Reston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Dessert, Swiss

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 435-1277

  • Private party facilities

    With our semi-private dining room we can accommodate parties of up to 35 on our 3 large tables. We can also do larger functions that utilize different sections of the restaurant. Feel free to contact us for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Corey Randolph: (703) 435-1277

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