The Melting Pot - Reston

4.5
2832 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue, Dessert, Swiss
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(703) 435-1277
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Corey Randolph
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunset Hills
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2832 People Are Saying
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EW
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Our server in training did a great job!

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was great. All four courses were quality. Enjoyed beef, chicken, shrimp, and pork via 1 cooking style. Flavors were exceptional. That said, the booth was extremely cramped and created a less than favorable experience. I am a 6'1" 210lbs man. Leg room was nearly non-existent (4 people in my party). After looking at other booths in other areas of the restaurant, it appears some are smaller than others. I would recommend you look at the booth size before accepting the table. If it weren't for this issue, they would get a better rating.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and perfect atmosphere for a date

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GD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Michael was so sweet and took great care of us! It was Girls Night Out and he did a great job entertaining/talking and taking care of us!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! All the servers are always so kind :)

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DS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Very slow service, waitress did not check on our table often at all, and when she did she took forever to return.

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Melting Pot for their Veteran's Day dinner specials. Our server, Lorenzo, was awesome. He was very entertaining and made our dining experience more enjoyable. We ordered their classic 4 course menu and we were given plenty of food. Loved the Brie and Bacon cheese fondue and the Truffle chocolate fondue. So delicious! Will definitely be back.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Still had to wait for 10-15 mins even with the reservation. Food was good. Service was also good. Friendly staff. But everything was taking too long to come

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M
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy online appointment scheduling.. outstanding customer service from both hostess and waiter.. have already recommended to friends and family... Will definitely be back.. all courses we're delicious.. mojo broth with seafood was awesome.. absolutely made for a fantastic night out for a 12th wedding anniversary!!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best server we’ve ever had there.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server dropped the heating unit on my knee. Otherwise a good experience

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PK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was the perfect girls night out.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went in halloween night. It wasn't busy at all. The waitress seemed to not be very attentive. It took a long time in between the different plates. We had a reservation for 7:15, we walked out of there at 10pm which was quite crazy. I won't be coming back. I didn't find it to be a good value for the money.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Good evening, my wife and I received your email promotion today ($25 off your bill of $75 min) and decided to take advantage of this for a date night. We live about 30 to 45 minutes away and chose to eat at your restaurant as we have in the past. When we got here the manager who originally was on duty came over to the table was very nice and said he was told from our waiter about this promotion and you’ll make sure everything would be taken care of and was very friendly. When we finished dining, he had left and there was a taller manager on duty who wanted to look at the promotion and he read the email, told me to hold on a few moments left for a few minutes came back and said that he was not aware of this promotion but took two cheese something or another off the bill (Said it was close) … That is not how this works in my opinion, and this is not good business practice to send a promotion honoring some sort of valued coupon and not being able to do that… That’s just poor business practice. It’s not in the few dollars difference it’s the principle behind that.

Thank you!

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BA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erin and Reid were awesome as usual. Our favorite, favorite place!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was lovely and the service was great

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my kids and they loved the whole experience! Waiter was fabulous and made good suggestions and was fun with my kids. Great experience!

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AJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food terrible waitress!

We have been at the Melting Pot Reston many times and loved it. Unfortunately, this time our waitress actitude was completely unacceptable. She was very rude when I asked to switch a pasta option on one of my kids dinner and she continued with her bad actitide for the rest of the night. I give credit to the manager who came to check on us but our waitress really arruined the night for me specially since we were there celebrating my daughter’s birthday. I will think twice before visiting again after our most recent experience.

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JF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pricing is much higher than I remember. Fun experience though and good food. Would reccomended it but it isn’t cheap.

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MI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was great and we enjoyed our meal as always. Very happy with how the military is treated with the Monday discount. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

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TA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Generally good but the new option to grill your meat sucks. Doesn’t work at low heat levels needed for simmering a fondue and the meat needs to be cut much thinner to avoid the 10 minute+ cooking time.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always. It's expensive and calorific, definitely special occasion only, but wonderful.

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HM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Melting Pot and go regularly for dates and girls nights. Yum!

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Victoria was the best waitress we’ve ever had at a Melting Pot and were very impressed with our night. Can’t wait to come again

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BA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erin was great as usual and had trainee “Q” learning from our fav!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian was very knowledgeable of the wines and professional. Corey always knows how to make our experience at The Melting Pot so memorable. Thank you! We will be back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Great idea for a date night

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r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Entree takes way too long to cook. 4 people on 1 grill and it took 30 minutes for each round of steak or shrimp to be cooked. My son kept mixing up raw and cooked utensils. Why not sous vide the meat and let the customer do a final sear?

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VP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot is always a solid experience. The menu changes in just the right ways to keep things fresh while keeping the tried-and-true classics. Service is great, ambiance is private and good for conversation, and cooking your own food tableside is always a blast. Very good deal for ladies' night as well.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday. We were told 2+ hours for the 4 course meal. We weren’t prepared for that. I would suggest just doing the cheese and chocolate. Skip the proteins and salad.

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KS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Zach was great fun. Glad to have the Bananas Foster back on the menu!!!

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t been to the melting pot in years since going vegan. When I found out they can provide a full 4 course vegan meal, I immediately rounded up some friends to check it out. We were not disappointed!! Everything was delicious, our server was knowledgeable, and we can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great, the evening is fun, but it’s just too expensive for such small portions, so value takes a hit. It’s also louder than it needs to be for anonymous conversation, so overall just 4 out of 5 stars.

And be prepared to spend an easy 2+ hours on dinner and dessert. This is a long date so make sure you really like with whom you spend it!

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We enjoyed the food, but the wait between courses was very long. Also, the restaurant was not very clean. There were left over food or liquid spatters on the booth that was right next to the fondue pot. The floors and certain other areas were noticeably neglected from cleaning.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time time there Food was great and service was good We had a great time

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Y
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow and it was not busy runny cheese sauce they had a new tabletop grill experience starting that did not work well
Some servers had food and stuff all over their clothes at 5:00. It was not appetizing to look at. For the $200 cost for hour people not worth is there are a lot better restaurants in this price point

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JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughters and mine combined Birthday dinner. It was very nice, as always. Everything was sent to us well, and our waiter was good at explaining what he was doing while he did things. He made sure to get our special requests done quickly and correctly.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu seemed confusing.

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RS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I go out every Saturday for date night and have been doing so for 13 years. As you might assume, we have hit a lot of restaurants in the area.
We have been going to the Melting Pot in NOVA for 20+ years, dating back to when it was nearly impossible to find because it was hidden in an office park, in the back to boot. On our last visit, there seemed to be an issue with the hostess providing the server with out ticket. After 15 minutes of waiting for someone to come to our table, I went back to the front station and inquired. Apparently that was the issue, but no apologies, just sheepishly getting the issue corrected. The server seemed a bit agitated and I really did not connect with him during our two hour meal. With that being stated, I have felt that the Melting Pot in NOVA has gotten a bit more "unfriendly" and seems to portray an undertone that they have enough business, so your business is not necessarily a huge concern. I have had several small issues in the past at this location and would do not seem to have similar issues in the other higher end restaurants we patronize.
In the end, it's expensive cheese, proteins and veggies. You are cooking the food, so the service should be outstanding.

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LK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as we celebrated a new job for my son. It was DC restaurant week so the value for the complete dinner was excellent. We have always celebrated our birthdays at the Melting Pot and we were happy to return for another special occasion.

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