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About The Melting Pot - Richmond
The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, an award winning wine list & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue desserts. To highlight your meal we also offer over 600 wines with a Wine Manager on premise. Make reservations today & come dip into something different. NOTE: OpenTable reservations are for full meal service only. Please contact The Melting Pot directly for cheese & dessert or dessert only service.
Richmond, VA 23233
Fondue, Swiss, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - 11:00am - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday 5pm-11:00pm Saturday - 11:00am to 11:00pm
Lunch also available weekdays for parties of any size with at least one day advance notice.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Inquire with management about catered cheese and chocolate parties as well as cocktail receptions at 804-741-3120
We have ample parking. Most guests will drop off at our front door and then drivers will go park.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Stay current on all of our events at http://www.meltingpot.com/richmond/specials
The Melting Pot - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
We came to the restaurant for a special occasion, a birthday. This was specifically marked in the Opentable reservation when booking. There was no mention of the special occasion the entire visit, although the two tables across from us were brought birthday treats. Not sure how they got recognition but our table didn’t.
The server brought out some of the dippers but forgot half of them. We compared our dippers to the table across from us and asked why they had so many more. The server said she had forgot.. oops.. and that she would bring some. She kept saying she would bring refills of drinks and dippers but we had to repeatedly ask for them before they would actually show up to the table.
Not a fantastic experience. Bread for the cheese fondue was stale, and the tortilla chips were all smashed little pieces. How do you dip little chip pieces in cheese fondue? You can’t.
We have been to the Melting Pot before and have been very happy. This past visit was a big disappointment. We arrived on time and were seated. It was a bit noisy and the music was turned up. No one waited on us for over 20 minutes. We had to go up to the hostess desk to find someone to wait on us. Once our order was taken dinner progressed quickly. We noticed that the portions we received were not as much as they have been in the past. Same price, smaller portions. The food was delicious as always, but I do not think we will be returning any time soon.
We have visited this restaurant multiple times. Although it has always been a good experience, we all agreed this visit was the BEST ever! Shawn was fantastic and the meal was better than ever before. We will definitely request Shawn as our server going forward. We have never received bad service but Shawn certainly knows how to take care of his customers and make them feel special. Thank you for making Ashley’s birthday one to remember.
Since Melting Pot is one of our “go to’s “for special occasions, we decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary there. The food, as always, was wonderful but we were surprised at the managements decision to place a family with a toddler and a preschooler right next to us. Wouldn’t have given it a second thought if the place had been crowded, but it was a Tuesday night and we were the only patrons on that side of the restaurant! It would have been thoughtful of the hostess to have a table or two between us as a noise buffer (and they WERE noisy.) It wasn’t the quiet romantic dinner we were hoping for. It certainly won’t keep us from returning, but I think the people in charge of seating us should be made aware of this.
My husband and I went for our anniversary. The ambience was perfect and we had a private table that even had a curtain. Our waiter Rawls was awesome and very knowledgeable. The cheese fondue, the entrée and the chocolate fondue were all wonderful. The only thing I would add to this is that the prices were kind of high for the amount of food that we got.
My husband & I were celebrating our 7th anniversary..... wanted to surprise him with a Nice Dinner .... something we haven’t done together... fondue.... our 12 yr old daughter wanted to celebrate with us..... SHE LOVED IT, AS DID WE!!! GAVIN, our server was AMAZING!!!!! He made sure to include our child in all, & we appreciated him speaking to her as a young adult, not at her....... GAVIN DID A SUPERB JOB.... THANKS for all & to all !!!!
Our first time and we were very disappointed. The food lacked flavor and was bland. Serving sizes were small but the prices were high. We tried it for Henrico Restaurant week and will not return. The only enjoyable part was the chocolate fondue and trimmings for dessert.
The food was good, as is usual. The service was not, which unfortunately seems to be becoming the standard. The last two times we have eaten at the Melting Pot the service has been sub par. On this visit, we had to ask several times for a booster seat, we finally had to hunt down a manager to take our dessert order, and my husband paid the bill at the front hostess stand because we couldn't find our server. For the price of a meal, service should be outstanding and it's just not even close.
My niece selected this as one of her choices to go to eat for her birthday. The food was good and the server, Devon, was great. The lighting was a bit too dark for me to comfortable read the menu, so I had to use my phone be light. We were both impressed that we could order a side of extra shrimp to go with the fondue. It was a very enjoyable night out.
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