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The Melting Pot - Reston

4.4
2703 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:00-11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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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 2703 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Our waitress was great and several staff members stopped by and wished us a happy 34th anniversary which was very nice. The food was ok except for the salad which was skimpy, not that I didn't get enough to eat, I really got too much, but the salad was the low point of the meal. Service was slow, took 2 1/2 hours for dinner, but I don't think that was our servers fault and again she was really great. I would bring my wife back again as she really likes the fondue thing but not my choice for regular dining.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Growing up in Herndon, VA the Melting Pot was always the place to go for special occasions. Although it was close, I never went. Many years later, my wife and I decided to go their for our 12th anniversary dinner! It was amazing.

Jack, our server, was exceptional. He was attentive, but not too attentive! The ambiance allowed my wife and I to talk uninterrupted and without a lot of outside noise from surrounding tables.

Highest recommendations!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server took too long between serving us. We needed water, had to wait 20 minutes and then ask another waiter for service. We waited too long for everything.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always, The Melting Pot was worth it! I met three other friends there, one of whom had never been. We enjoyed the four-course menu and some wine as we caught up with one another. We thought it was a ladies night, but we were mistaken. But even paying more than we had planned to didn't dampen our laid back evening. Our server was great, as was all of our food. We all had trouble reading the menu with the ambiance lighting, but we managed. :)

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and we were not at all rushed. The table was private and quiet. Perfect food and setting for a special occasion

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I counted no less than 4 glasses or something dropped somewhere at various time. Also, some waitress over the wall was yelling instructions to her table which destroyed our atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Cherry blossom menu was superb!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing!! Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went for a special cherry blossom-themed menu. It was delicious. Had a fun time.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I don’t recommend it nor will I be back. This is the second time they have messed up the check royally and refuse to fix it. I went for the promotional $4.11 National Cheese Fondue Day and said it up front. Before the cheese was brought out I asked what the options were if we ate the rest of the meal there. The server said for $22.95/head we could get a 3 course meal with choices of meats and a salad. We agreed. But the bill came to $117. When questioned over its math impossibility, the server said she hadn’t taken the discounts off yet. She came back, left the check and wouldn’t come back. It was still $117. I asked to speak to the manager who tried to tell me it was actually a favor done to us but offered to take off $20. The bill read we had dessert but we never ordered it, it never came and we ended up paying for it. Even their Big Night Out Date for 2 was $95. This bill was higher than anything on the menu and all we had was cheese, salad and meats. This is very unpleasant and totally unprofessional behavior.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always enjoy coming here. So fun to experience and they advertise interesting events too.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love the various promotionals and new items. Wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Manager does a great job of checking in to ensure satisfaction. They even gave us a $10 gift card for completing a survey in the restaurant. This location is also nice due to abundance of parking. A definite go-to for a fun family dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The waiter was excellent, no one rushed us and the food was very fresh. We all had a great time.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came for Easter brunch. Service was so-so and there were no eggs left to be dyed, despite our coming because of ads promising that. Food was good, but marred by kids' disappointment and my wife's skirt getting splattered with Worcestershire sauce when our server knocked the bottle over on her serving tray (no recompense).

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Having been to this and another Melting pot before was very disappointed when there wasn't much chocolate fondue for the dessert course. Felt like the serving was for 2 people when we had 4. After talking to our server, we were told that they did not cut back on their serving size but they were now measuring the chocolate, etc.
This meal for four of us cost well over $200. Skimping on serving size makes us not want to go again.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It was very expensive and the service was very slow.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was great and service was outstanding! Our group had a great time and didn’t feel rushed.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Our waitress did a great job. She was friendly and explained everything we need to know to us. The front desk was not good though. There are plenty of empty tables, but she asked me to wait an hour for a table. I asked them if they can call me when they have a table for 2, but she told me they never call customers for that. She did not tell me that I can reserve a table on open table, and just told me come back and check if they have space for 2.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Sons 1st time and he loved cooking his own food.

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Fondue are okay in taste. Not worth it in terms of cost as you get very little for the price. Service is very laid back and you probably will spend 1-2 hours here.

Overall not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Fun girls night out! Great place to go!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Good food, terrible service

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I hope this feedback gets back to the manager. We had 2 report worthy incidents. 1. We arrived to the area earlier than our reservation. We called and they said come in and we could be seated early. We walked in and the hostess was rude and said "I don't know who told you that."
2. When the waitress brought our first tray of food, she had put 2 dirty salad plates she had collected from a another table right next to our food? Yuck!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food is overpriced. Seems that each time we go, the portions get smaller. Service was a bit slow and the waiter a bit snarky. We felt the server tried to push us all to "have our own plate". Having been there before, we knew that would be too much food for us and wanted to share.
Bathroom was being mopped with TONS of water (shoes were wet upon exit) by the lady who just came by our table and asked how our food was and had introduced herself as one of the managers.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fun family visit for a birthday cellebration. Kids may be choosing it as a birthday dinner spot from here out, they had a great time.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The table we were sitting at had a broken cooktop. The server noticed that when he was making our cheese.. we didn't know until we started cooking our food and it wasn't cooking. Our food was just sitting in oil. We mentioned it and he turned the burner up and mentioned that it wasn't working properly. We patiently continued waiting as they turned up and turned down the burner. Our food that was battered was mushy, then burned. The manager seemed annoyed when we let her know about the problem. We didn't ask for anything, but certainly had hoped that witnessing how our food experience was going, they would make an adjustment to our tab, offer us something more than taking off our cheese course... the only thing that tasted good. The manager never returned, only passed our table several times. Again, you'd think she would have asked how everything was going until we left. The Fredericksburg location is a much better experience with a manager who stops by and says hi and truly cares. Disappointed by Reston Melting Pot.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Overall a fun experience. The food can be quite overpowered by the wine flavors in the cheese fondues and the spices or marinades for the meats course. The gentleman who seated us was quite rude but our waitperson was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was okay but not great. Over-priced in my opinion. And menu is very confusing!

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food is always Great! The problem was the service. We were a family of 4 that had a reservation at 5:15pm. No other tables were full when we arrived. It took over 3 hours for us to get our food and get out. Kids almost fell asleep at the table. You cook your own food, so there's no excuse for this.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The service was amazing. Our waitress knew everything about the menu and was prompt on the service! Very good location!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our server was excellent. I found the make your own options helpful going on a meat-free Friday. You definitely pay for the experience, but it is a lovely evening regardless.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Poor service. Was rushed out. Won’t go back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Exquisite food and if you have a love for cheese like I do, this place is excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Had a wonderful 1st time there! Highly recommend the French Quarter 4 Course meal!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Waitress was awesome, but took way to long getting my table refills and coming by to check on us. I dont know if she had other tables in different sections. But overall I always enjoy coming here

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious ... as usual. You should start offering spoons for the soup!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

It was amazing as usual

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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