The Melting Pot - Reston

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Fondue
Fondue is a fun and interactive dining experience - and for more than three decades, The Melting Pot has defined the niche across the American dining scene. A visit to the sophisticated The Melting Pot introduces diners to the traditional and fun Swiss cooking style.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great family experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant was understaffed. Our server was very friendly, when he came by. It took 30 minutes to get our cheese, my favorite part, but it was the wrong cheese. We then waited another 20 minutes for the right cheese, which was not good. We waited another 30 minutes for the server to come back. Our pot was burned. No manager had come by at this point. Our salads and meat look like they were just thrown together on the plates. I know the melting pot is a long diner, but my goodness. We have been coming for years!!! It was my husbands birthday, we had our kids, and it was a terrible experience. It’ll be awhile before we come back to this location.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is always good but bar service tends to be slow. Small price to pay for a great time.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Truly exceptional! Food was excellent, as always. Prices have gone up, it seems. I love Melting Pot but hope prices don’t continue to increase.

DG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My daughter and her friends went to celebrate a friend's birthday. Once the waiter found out they would only be getting cheese and dessert, they were treated differently (not as nice). He also tried to make them tip 25% by circling it on their bills. I feel he was trying to take advantage of them.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Party of six celebrating an anniversary. We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. We'll be back.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We are long time Melting Pot fans, but Reston needs a little TLC.

Our food was great. Our server was friendly, he made a perfect cheese, was on top of refilling bread, veggies and such.

SB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely New Year's Eve dinner. The service from Caitlin was great. They had hats and a fun background to take selfies with.
It's not a place I would go every month, but for a special occasion definitely.
The cheese fondue was perfecly yumme and of course the chocolate for dessert was amazing!
Our salads were fresh and chilled. It was fun and relaxing at the same time.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years- Jose our server was awesome and super on top of our shellfish and gluten free dietary needs!

MA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The reservation was 20 min late. New waitress, slow/poor service.

MP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

On New Years eve it felt like they didn't have enough staff. Our waitress was nice enough but we waited forever and service was painfully slow. I think she was just handling too many tables and couldn't handle it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took my 9 year old son and his best friend here for New Year’s Eve. We got there for an early dinner at 4:00, which was perfect because we beat the big dinner rush. It was their first time and the boys had a blast!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an anniversary dinner. The food and service was exceptional.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server. MIKE WAS GREAT

2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went there to celebrate our anniversary! Our waiter didn’t knowledge that we were there celebrating, we have to asked for couples of things twice, we ordered cold lobster on the side but we had to asked about it again! My first time there not impressed at all!

LB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great but it took about an hour for the meat to come out after the cheese fondue course. That is WAY too long especially for the price of the meal. Fondue is such a good idea, a different twist on a regular birthday dinner yet I would not go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was coming very slow. Server was confused and confusing

G
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff was courteous and polite. Food was good, if not authentic. Worth a repeat.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner as always here.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my 21 year old daughters’ book publishing and had a great time! The waiter even brought complimentary champagne for a toast!! It was a very sweet gesture!

OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Everything was great as usual, but we felt rushed by our server. He kept pushing the next course throughout the evening and someone actually took our cooking pot with a piece of food left in it. They didn’t say anything to us, just swooped in, capped it, and walked away. This is the first time we’ve experienced something like this at this location, so we just thought it was an off night. I decided to forgo my birthday toast at the end.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and atmosphere for a celebration. Our server Corey was awesome and would definitely recommend him. We had lots of questions and he was extremely knowledgeable.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It was our anniversary. Food and drink was wonderful, but the service was VERY slow. We were there for 3 hours and it should have been closer to 2. Overall, great dinner

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my first time and I really enjoyed it! The food was amazing, the service and the place were really good! Except for a couple of ladies not watching their kids and letting them jump around and draw on the surface of the table everything was really good! Definitely I’ll be back

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 21 birthday

T
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fun. Great service from Bree. Cannot wait to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our birthday celebration!!!

J
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, as was the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese is always our favorite course here! We came in for my sister’s bday and they made it special for us.

DL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love going to the Melting Pot. Hubby and I got to eat good food and talk without major interruptions. The staff was busy but not crazy busy so we were able to get refills quickly and did not feel rushed.

DW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite for special family events. Server was outstanding, she went out of her way to be friendly and make the night special. Food was great. Nice relaxing night out. We went early taking the kids and grandparents. Wasn't crowded and had plenty of time to enjoy the meal. We had 2 courses and it took about 2 hrs. Well worth it!!

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

CD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really enjoyable dinner experience at the Melting Pot in Reston. Mitch was our waiter and did a very good job. Brian the manager stopped by which was also nice and appreciated to make sure we were having a nice dinner. They were having a customer appreciation special going on which was really good and we had more than enough to eat. My only complaint was that it was a little too dark in the restaurant and hard to read the menu without holding it up under the light. It was nicely spaced out between courses and I would highly recommend going. We were celebrating our daughters birthday and they brought her a nice little plate with a brownie and candle...nice touch!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, but it’s way too expensive. We only went because we found a deal on Living Social

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed it very much, especially the cheese fondue at the beginning. It was a little pricey so we decided to split some stuff which turned out great and filled us up.

OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server needed additional training. He said he has been there 6 months. Pacing was off, took food while I was still eating, didn’t provide cooking times. Actually slopped the ingredients around while mixing, making a mess and splashing food on me. Didn’t speak to what the ingredients were as he was adding. Didn’t wait for my son, who ordered the chocolate fondue, to experience the flambé. I am Angry that I had to give him such a large tip due to total cost of bill, even at less than 20%

d
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server - attentive but not intrusive, helpful and congenial

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Took over 45 minutes to have our waiter get drinks for the table. Poor service, will not recommend . First and last time to Melting Pot

The Melting Pot - Reston
Responded on October 22, 2019

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