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The Melting Pot - Reston

4.5
4.5
2962 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 33 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 2,962 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

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  1. JB

    JerryB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service. Will be returning
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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….
  9. T

    Tigger

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  10. 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...
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and accommodating service
  12. CW

    CynthiaW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service.
  13. CM

    CarlaM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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!!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. PA

    PeterA

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Jessica, was fantastic!
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. CM

    CarlaM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience2
    Beware when walking to women's bathroom. Men's bathroom door swings open fast and hard. I got struck when walking to bathroom with child in tow.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was not great that night. It took 25 minutes after we were seated for our waitress to appear to take a drink order.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We took my daughter out for her 19th birthday as we have done here many times. Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience this time for the first time. The reception on arrival was cold at best. The server was pleasant but we ended up waiting a long time for all our food courses. In fact the wait for the entree was so long the broth had boiled half way down by the time our food arrived and we had to get more to be able to cook all out food (at least 30 mins waiting). I couldn’t find a manager to complain to so I asked another server for our food because I couldn’t find our server anywhere either. The server explained that the printer had broken and all orders were having to hand written which is fine but it would have been nice for someone to come and explain the delays. We sat down at 6:30pm and did not leave till around 10pm. Overall experience for the price was not good, i do expect better and we will likely not be returning again.
  28. GC

    GinaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had a fantastic time at The Melting Pot in Reston. We went for Easter dinner, and everyone enjoyed themselves. I plan to go back again soon with some friends. I highly recommend it...it's a great dining experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! Our server was great! The food was great and the atmosphere was great!
  30. J

    Jason

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sharif was our server. He was absolutely fantastic, made every request feel welcome and kept everything moving perfectly. I’m not sure how to request we get him in the future, but I’d love for that to be the case when it’s an option.
  31. S

    Sandy

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We choose The Melting Pot to celebrate a 25th birthday and it was the right choice. Everything from the service to the food was fabulous and our server added a special birthday message on the dessert plate! We will be back soon.
  32. J

    James

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal, good service, nice atmosphere, a fun evening.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We went there for my sisters bday. Food was good and the service was decent. I was not a fan of my $12 freshly squeezed margarita. Could not taste even a hint of alcohol. It’s was like drinking a glass of watered down orange juice. Felt ripped off. Staff was pleasant but the decor was dark and the whole place needs an update. Which I’m sure is not the easiest remedy these days. Example: the bathroom seemed clean but my stall had a busted TP dispenser laying on the floor and the door was loose. Overall four of us ate for about $300 (with 20% tip included) and were satisfied. Honestly don’t think I’ll be back any time soon.
  34. DD

    DrDan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very attentive and provided excellent service throughout the night. Fun Date night.
  35. SS

    StaceyS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the Melting Pot makes every dinner an experience. My 13 year old loved his birthday dinner (and so did his grandparents) service was wonderful and the food was perfect.
  36. V

    Vincent

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica made our experience wonderful. Super attentive and very flexible to our diet restrictions (low-carb & Keto). She had no issue communicating how we could easily enjoy our experience here. Can't wait to come back. Footnote: You do have to "cook" your own food! [Didn't know that] So be prepared to be there for a little while but it is worth it!
  37. SS

    SuzanneS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We used to come here a lot but had not been in almost a year because we became vegan. Very appreciative of the vegan options and our server was very kind, but overall the service has gone downhill from what it used to be. Service was very slow, we were not checked on very often so we ran out of sauce and dippers but were done with our entrees before anyone came so we could ask for more. The manager did not stop by like they used to. After taking our credit card, our server did not return for almost 10 min. My husband had to go look for the manager to ask for our card and the bill to sign. Then he brought the check and our card but the pen didn’t work so we couldn’t sign. Again no one came so my husband had to go looking again. When you are paying this much for a celebratory meal, you except more attentive service, which is how it used to be here. Things have changed.
  38. AK

    A2K2

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  39. CH

    ChristinaH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding in every way. I highly recommend it.
  40. MK

    MaryK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 of us in a booth was a little tight, but having two pots and being located in our own little nook of the restaurant was great. Food was delicious.

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 4.5 stars by 2962 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 33 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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