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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Good for Birthdays (42)
Romantic (40)
Fun (30)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Latifa is an excellent server!! She’s served us at least twice and we love her. So kind and thoughtful and attentive!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great date night with my partner, love the whole format and setup.
Will be back soon more dates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

First time for my wifes birthday. Freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Birthday It was fun

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

What a beautiful restaurant. Look forward to returning.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall everything was great. However, there was one issue. I booked through Open Table. When calling to confirm, prior to 4pm the day prior, I requested that the Flower Special be added to my reservation so that roses and a balloon would be on our table prior to my arrival. I was advised that it was added to our reservation. Upon being seated the day of our dinner the flowers and balloon were not present. When bringing this to the attention of the restaurant they advised that it was not added to our reservation. However, they were quick to resolve this issue and we moved forward. Other than that the service was great, the food was great, and I would recommend asking for Angela as a server. She was fantastic at helping guide us through.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Zach was a wonderful server. He was genuine, timely, and informative.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Once again we had a nice time at the Melting Pot. The food was great, our service was great and the ambiance made for a fun evening. The experience here is more like an evening meal in Europe. You dine--good conversation, plenty of time to experience the food and time to just relax.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Going to the Melting Pot is a birthday tradition! It never disappoints (although I wish they'd bring back the mushroom salad).

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was terrible. Our waiter was slow and inattentive and even the manager was brisk. We had a mix of being rushed through our courses and having to wait for over 30 minutes for someone to come to the table. I’ve been a melting pot fan for over ten years but this was by far the worst experience I’ve had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The worst service we've had in years. Our waitress hated her job and it shows. Horrible attitude. Painfully slow (almost entirely absent), aloof, pouty service. We sat with dirty empty plates in front of us most of the night. We were surrounded by little kids watching smartphone videos on full volume. It was anything but a special evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fun fondue experience, cook your own veggies and meats. Classic cheese fondue is best starter.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Enjoyed the pace of the meal, the salad and fondue both cheese and chocolate were very good, service was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was wonderful and the mood was perfect for a nice date. Thanks to open table, the wait time was cut in half.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food as always! Our server was knowlegeable, attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Birthday and grandma’s graduating

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Favorite place to dine! Always great service and the food especially the dessert just delicious!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was very good. Fondue and bread starter were great. The main entrees were good, and the desert was good as well. It is just a bit high of a price to say it was a fantastic value. Alcohol and tip not included, the food alone ended up being above $100 for just two people. So for a price like that I would expect to be way over wowed. If the prices were 15 to 20% lower I might say it was a great value. But at that price for just food, it is just a good value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took friends from England here. It was the first time they had been to a fondue restuarant. It was also our anniversary so a happy occasion all around. Food was good, service a little slow but it was a very busy night with local dance attendees and other large groups. Service did not affect our overally experience . The meal was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was such a great atmosphere for the occasion and is great for a place to have an interactive dinner rather than just ordering food individually. It was so fun and our waitress Latifah was awesome she explained the menu and knew it very well! She even recommended the house favorites and we trusted her and we loved the choices!! Very nice place to wine and dine and eat dessert! Great price to for the 4-Course dinner!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was a major disappointment. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation then left alone for another 25. It was my daughter's 14th birthday dinner - we come every year. It was unreal. The server (who was really nice) spilled a bowl of cheese fondue's bread and it never got cleaned up. That meant that as we went to the bathroom we stepped on it and ground it in. Yuck. It took so long to get skewers that my husband had to go grab them from the pile that was waiting to get rolled up with the napkins. They were late, slow and only mildly apologetic. We will find a new birthday restaurant. Ugh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We initially had reservations for 630, we then asked if we could move them to 7 because we were going to be a bit late. This was no issue. When we arrived around 650 we were told it would be a few minutes. 45 minutes later and 3 conversations with the hosting staff we were finally sat at a table. People who had reservations after us with the same number of people were sat before us without explanation. After sitting down one of the hostesses did come to apologize, but this wasn't her fault, they did not have the right staff in place for a very busy Sunday night (holiday weekend). Waitress finally came after about 10 minutes and got the drink order. She returned to take the order (still without drinks). Finally, about 15 minutes later she came back to tell us that the wine I ordered was unavailable. She suggested a different one and a taste. 10 minutes later I got the taste which was very different than what I had ordered. I finally picked something else and approximately 40 minutes after we sat down I had my first drink. Food was fine, nothing special after all the waiting we had done. Always love the chocolate course but I felt like we were more at a fast food place than what we remember Melting Pot being. We hadn't eaten there in 5 years and it used to have great ambiance and the best servers. This was more like ordering on an iPad and having someone drop it by, with no attention or any kind of service. Also, the table behind the wall was so loud, they yelled and screamed the entire time (younger girls) but no one said a word to them. Very disappointing. Not sure we will be back.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was super slow. We had to pour our own water at one point. The cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue were delicious. We ran out of dippers for the cheese fondue and asked for more. By the time they arrived, they were ready to switch pots for the entrée. The entrée, which is basically boiled meat, is just ok. A very expensive meal with terrible service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for an early dinner and I was surprised that we weren't seated right on time. Our server must've been working a different part of the restaurant because we had to wait between each course. We always enjoy the experience but this was slower than usual.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was great and the service was satisfactory.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was very sloooooooow. Food was just okay

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service from Briana, great drinks made by Reed. Everything was great as usual!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was good, but it is very expensive. The service is ok, but they are slow.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We have been to this Melting Pot many times and have always enjoyed it. Our server was absolutely wonderful - we've actually had her a couple of times! We've gone to the wine and food pairing and that was a great experience!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

It was wonderful. My date and I and the two people we were on a double date with had a great time and given there be another occasion or great deal we will attend again. We loved the different courses we were served.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

My friends and I came for a going away celebration. I like that you can now order your own 4 course meal--when I'd been here before, you had to order as a couple. The 4 course meal is well-priced and you get a lot of GREAT food for an amazing value. Our waiter was fun, playful and yet highly professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food is always great here but the time it takes to get through dinner can be insane at times. The restaurant was steadily busy but it still took over 2 hours for a party of 2 to get through our meal. We ordered the norm: salad, entree and dessert. The food doesn't need to be cooked so I'm not sure why it took so long.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Birthday celebration for a friend! The food was terrific as always, I especially enjoyed the lobster. It felt like we were being rushed by our server but he was really attentive. All-in-All a good experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service, Zac was awesome! The food was delicious and our special occasion was made excellent!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was fantastic! We went on a Groupon and that made the price reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Had a great time. Waitress was exceptional. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The waitress was amazing, and she brought us complimentary champagne and a Happy anniversary dish!!! Thank you all for an amazing night!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The meal was amazing and we had the greatest waitress, Brianna. Not only was she patient with us eating slow, but she gave us thorough suggestions/recommendations on the menu items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food, great service, my 5 year old loved it for her birthday celebration!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was great. Service a tad slow but very friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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