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About The Melting Pot - Reston

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.

11730 Plaza America Drive
Ste. 100
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, Dessert, Swiss

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:00-11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Sunset Hills

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 435-1277

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/reston/specials

Executive Chef:
Corey Randolph

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.

The Melting Pot - Reston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for a Date (45)
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Romantic (43)
Fun (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Groups (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (19)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been here 3 times before, I would have to say this was the first time I was disappointed with my server. They seemed busy and in a rush, and normally my server goes out of the way to make someone’s experience memorable especially if they had never been, we didn’t really see our server the last half of the meal it was the manager or someone else. We still enjoyed ourselves though.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

It was amazing as usual

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great for date night. Was not rushed, was able to carry on conversation without competing against tables around us.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great meal. I had read a lot of reviews saying that it took a long time to get seated, even with a reservation, but we had a reservation and were seated almost immediately. Restaurant was full, too. We ordered the four course meal for three people. I have also read that the four course was too much food but we did not find that to be the case. It was just the right amount. Very fresh and delicious. Our server was attentive and very friendly, and the manager came by one point to check on us as well. If I had to choose a negative comment it would be that it’s pretty pricey. We did have a few alcoholic drinks which always increases the bill, but for three of us including tip we spent $260. It was a special occasion though so it was worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and service, very relaxed environment as well. Lots of menu options to customize your meal. Good gluten-free options, for those of us with an intolerance. Service was friendly and timely, for the most part. The price point makes it better for special occasions, rather than casual dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent attentiveness by the entire staff. They were very professional. The food was excellent (if over priced for what it is). There are plenty of choices (maybe even too many — everything sounded good). You certainly won’t leave hungry. Be sure to pace yourself. Plan for 2-3 hours. Excellent date night with a loved one or for a meal with anyone you want to get to know better.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Reservations for 8...seated and served an hour later at 9pm. Manager did comp drinks and was very kind but we all had small children at home and got Home way too late on a weekday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our waiter's first night was a busy event night, we knew more about the menu than he did. We would ask him for something that we knew was possible but he had to keep running back and asking which was ridiculous and made the dining experience over 3 hours. Also took extremely long to bring drinks and food. Messed up the cheese coarse and a different waiter had to help.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

What a fabulous night out with friends. The wait for the table was longer than expected considering we had reservations, but the manager gave our table free drinks as an apology. Our server Jackie was AMAZING! I can't compliment her enough. She was energetic, informative, funny, and made the dining experience a personal touch. When we go back I will be requesting her as our server because she was so fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My daughter and I attended the "Galentines Day" girls night out at Melting Pot. We always enjoy the special occasion 4-course meals they put on. The Fiesta cheese is always our go-to for the first round and the Original is our favorite chocolate fondue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Despite popular belief, fondue does make for a good business meal. Service was great and concept keeps everyone engaged.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Waited for about 20 minutes with reservation. Take a bit longer longer for dining. Price is pretty high. Services is decent but not great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service is slow (to top up a drink or get a new spoon etc) but the food is fun and yummy

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Once again you don't disappoint. It was my wife's birthday and she could not have been happier. It is not often that just the two of us get to go out by ourselves, so when we do we like to go someplace that knows how to take care of their customers. Our waiter was on the spot and took care of everything we could ask for. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We started my daughters 18th birthday celebration with the waiter spilling drinks on two out of the 5 of us. He was more concerned about what "cheese we wanted" then moping up the spilled water, it was about 4 glasses full. Two of us were soaked through the entire dinner. The waiter kept pressuring us to pick a cheese and was adamant on us order the "4 course" - we said we needed more time that it seemed like too much food. "No, no, no - you'll be fine!" of course as it was the most expensive choice on the menu. Needless to say there was a ton of food - we didn't even eat half of it, no joke we only ate about 1/3 of the food. When I asked how we would take home the uncooked food he said we could not. At that point, wet and cranky I put the rest of the meat in the pot and cooked it. For the 5 of us we would have been fine with 2-3 meals. After sitting through an entire wet dinner we were never offered any compensation for being spilled upon. Needless to say, we will not be back and if you go don't get suckered into the 4 course - not many people could eat that amount of food. For the price it was not worth it. I forgot to mention the bread was stale, the apples were mealy, and the celery was brown. YUCK!! If it was not my daughters birthday I would have left. Accidents happen, but the manager could have come over to see how things were and I am upset with the pushy waiter and the poor quality of the food. Live and learn, I should have spoke up then!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always fun, always yummy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place is in a very quiet area. I was able to get reservations on a Saturday night for 2. When we got there we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table which defeated the purpose of a reservation. Once we were seated, the server was very very nice. BUT it took FOREVER to get anything. The total amount of time we spent here was 3.5 hours. We basically were leaving as the staff was cleaning and getting ready to leave. It literally took so long to get anything from the cheese, to the food, to the dessert. I am not sure if they were overly busy or what was happening but we were sinking in our seats. It took away from the experience because you would eat for 15 min then wait about 30 min for the next course. However on the bright side the dessert was delicious! SO SO SO good! I do not think I will go back for the 4 course meal after the experience but I will go back for dessert!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Every thing was wonderful. The service and food and drinks were plentyful.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was too hot in the area... Overall, we enjoyed it a lot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My favorite place to eat at hands down! Always delicious!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

There for my daughter’s birthday. The first waiter we had was extremely rude and condescending. When we requested the manager change our waiter she did however, they made no offer to compensate for any portion of our meal or drinks.

Once our waiter was changed the service was fine but the experience was not one that would make me want to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had 4 course fondue and enjoyed meals and overall experience. Be prepared to spend at least 2.5 hours if you are planning to have 4 course fondue. Staff were very friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a group of five for a birthday dinner. Excellent food and service and birthday was handled just right.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The Red Pepper Gorgonzola cheese fondue was not my favorite, I don't think the alcohol cooked out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

At first, we were seated and then ignored, until we walked back to the host stand to request for a server. It was a slow evening at 7:15 pm so it was puzzling why service was slow. The food was ok. The ambience was nice and quiet as it was a slow night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a really great time! Our waiter was so sweet and really took care of us. Will definitely be coming again.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food with a range of favors to suit everyone. Cozy seating with a private feel and excellent service from the lovely Jose :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great as always. We were there early so the service was fantastic. We skipped the main course this time and just got the cheese and chocolate fondue. Both were excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Don't count on being seated anywhere near your reservation time. Also expect rudeness from the short, woman manager. Horrible experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Melting Pot is always such a fun experience! While it is quite pricey, the cheese and chocolate fondues are delicious. I did not care much for the entrée fondue, but that might just be me. We went there on a Saturday evening, and made a reservation for 6:30. It was not too busy when we got there though. Towards the end of our meal, I noticed there were a lot more people waiting to be seated. I overheard someone say that they had been waiting for an hour. So, to be safe, I would make a reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was amazing. We got the 4 course meal and we (tried) to eat everything. Everything was so delicious that by the time we got to the chocolate fondue we were already so full we couldn’t even enjoy it like we should have.
The manager came to check on us twice which was really nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I started coming to The Melting Pot just over 15 years ago & have loved it ever since!!! It is a great place to go for a celebration, romantic date night, girls night out, or just because the kids did great on their report cards! For whatever the reason, or for no reason at all, head on over to The Melting Pot! Just don't forget to wear stretchy clothes & arrive HUNGRY!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was overpriced for what we got. It was an experience really an experience wouldn’t recommend it to my friends

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I’ve been going to Melting Pot for probably 20+ years. The experience is always good, even when we go to the one in Myrtle Beach during our annual trek to the beach. It’s an interesting concept for dinning and that’s what makes it fun for an occasional outing/date/special occasion. The experience can be quaint for two and communal for a larger group. The selections are somewhat limited, but you really dont need anymore than what’s offered (not like Cheesecake Factory encyclopedia menu :-} ). Plan on spending a couple of hours and remember to engage your server. Most have been friendly, interesting and open to dialog. Our server last evening showed up at the desert course with two flutes of champagne; what a nice surprise.
If you haven’t been, give it a try. If you haven’t been lately, put it on your short list of dining experiences for the near future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

the food was good, fresh and plenty.
the ambience was conducive to share a conversation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve - they had a special menu and it was amazing!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love the Melting Pot. Consistently good food and service. On virtually every visit you see the manager to check in on your experience and they always strive to make things right if something falls out of place. If you love fondue, this place is just great! (Better experiences at Reston vs other locations in the past.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for dessert and had the dark chocolate fondue. It was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a wonderful time. It was a true dining experience. We were not rushed thru dinner had time to really enjoy our meal. Waiter was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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