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The Melting Pot - Richmond

4.4
1700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue, Swiss, French
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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.
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Phone number
(804) 741-3120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Inquire with management about catered cheese and chocolate parties as well as cocktail receptions at 804-741-3120
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gaskins Road
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Parking details
We have ample parking. Most guests will drop off at our front door and then drivers will go park.
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Special events & promotions
Stay current on all of our events at http://www.meltingpot.com/richmond/specials
Additional
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
What 1700 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I recommend the Flaming Turtle chocolate fondue for dessert!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We loved the fondue and the privacy of the tables. The service was excellent!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants to go to, and this particular visit was OK. Our server was great, however the person who cleared our table was not very perceptive. I had food left on my plate and I told him I was planning on taking at home at for leftovers, but he grabbed the plate touching the food with his bare hands, which resulted in me not being able to take all my leftovers.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful experience at the Melting Pot on Sunday for Mothers Day. Waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable. I had the French Quarter entree option and my wife had the surf and turf. I swapped the chicken for duck and it was amazing. Will certainly go again.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love Melting Pot. Didn't have our regular waiter that we request. Waitress was gone for long periods of time. Ran out of stuff between staff visits. Manager did not check on us like him normally does. Expect better for taking my wife and kids there for Mother's day.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We can always count on the melting pot for a fun and unique dining experience with great food. Our waiter Cameron did a great job with everything as well.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was a great restaurant food was excellent service was great

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We love the Melting Pot and my husband especially enjoyed the new complement meat plate that you can order with the cheese fondue. Shane was a wonderful waiter--a lovely dinner date!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Went for cheese fondue so sat at the bar. Had a nice relaxing time.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The Melting Pot always meets my expectations! My server goes above and beyond, making helpful suggestions and goes out of her way to exceed expectations. The food is delicious. Great for a romantic evening or upscale dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

For the most part we enjoyed our date night at the melting pot. However there was one thing that didn’t sit well. A couple of pieces of my chicken were completely gristle... this totally turn me off for the remainder of my meal. Being that it was only a couple of pieces i didn’t mention it to my sever.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very nice experience and tasty food. Biggest drawback was an inexperienced waiter and slow service. High price was ok for special occasion.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This restaurant is all about the experience. If you’re looking for a social evening and gimmicky meal, this is the place. There are LOTS of decisions to make for not a lot of food and a very expensive tab

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Service is always great, as is the food. We only do 3 courses because doing the entrée winds up being too much food. Lol. A great cheese, salad and chocolate works out awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great date night restaurant. Outstanding food and service. Romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

What a great experience and what an amazing service from our waiter Shawn and another very cordial and respectful waiter that would come from time to time to help on the table. The first time my family and I had gone to the Richmond Melting Pot. The food was superb and the restaurant was amazing. I celebrated my son’s birthday and from the moment I made the reservation thru OpenTable and confirmation on the phone just to be sure I did it right — I knew it would be memorable. Thanks team! It was worth every minute. Until the next birthday for sure! Thanks OpenTable for making the reservation such a breeze! Aweeeesome service! Thanks for having a wide range of quality restaurants too!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great time Shane was awesome great server will request him again.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service is absolutely outstanding, the prices as compared to the Chicago Market (Where we are from) were amazing. The other patrons, this is where I get flabbergasted, not only do a lot of them NOT dress for dinner at an upscale place such as Melting Pot, but a child's Birthday party with over 10 screaming squealing girls was going on. NO FAULT of the restaurant AT ALL!!! I was Gobsmacked at the patrons, but VERY VERY VERY happy with the staff!!!

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Once we were seated, it took 45 minutes for us to get our first course. My daughter’s Sprite was filled with water and although the server promised to come right back with a fresh Sprite, he never came back. After waiting nearly 30 minutes and my daughter not eating til she had a drink, we notfued the person at the front desk. The server took a long time to bring most of the items we requested. During the last course, he was supposed to bring strawberries, but after a more than 10 minutes wait and after the chocolate mostly burned off, we left and went to the front desk to get our check. The excuse for the poor service was he was waiting on others. We spent a lot of money too and our needs are as important as other paying guests. Overall, it was a very disappointing experience. We always go to Melting Pot for special occasions and have done so for 20 years, but it’s time to find a new restaurant to celebrate our special occasions.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We typically love the melting pot but this trip was very noisy and made it hard to enjoy our anniversary. Food was good as always and serve was just good, we've had some really great ones so our expectations tend to be high especially for the $

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Every year, since 2003, we would come to the Melting Pot for my sons birthday - we skipped "2016" & "2017" so we thought it would be nice to start back the tradition. Comparing it on how it used to be and what it's like now is night and day. My husband had to go to the bar twice himself to get drinks because we didn't know were our waiter was. The waiter was not professional, apparently the training isn't like it used to be. The cheese is made in the back or pre-made and comes out luke warm where they used to make it in front of you. The entree came out before the salad so the waiter took the entree back and brought out the salads. The California salads were great and that stayed the same. The entree seems like its less food than it used to be and for the dessert, the flaming turtle didn't tase like it used to plus they no longer put bite size cheesecake on the plates anymore. When you spend $250 for 3 people to eat, you expect a trained waitstaff and higher quality food than what was served. My guess is the Melting Pot stopped buying higher quality food to save a buck.... For us, this was the end of our tradition.....

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The cheese dips were so yummy! Also tried the Melting Pot mule for the first time - delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We have eaten here a number of times, usually for our anniversary. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary so this was a very special evening. We had requested one of the private tables which are situated in a small private room with a curtain which was very nice and kept the noise down from some very loud diners nearby. That was the good part. The bad part was that it felt like our waiter Phil may have forgotten about us in there. He didn't seem to stop by as often to adjust the burner to keep things from getting too hot or scorching like other servers do when you're out in a main aisle. Other than that, everything was wonderful!

In previous years when I've booked our reservation on Open Table and advised the Melting Pot that it was our anniversary, the staff seemed to know that it advance and when we left we were given a gift box with 2 huge chocolate cover strawberries and a discount coupon for a future visit. This visit, our waiter Phil didn't know it was our anniversary. He did ask if we were celebrating anything and we told him we were. He congratulated us and that was it. No discount coupon, no strawberries, no nothing. Not sure if the restaurant has changed their policy as a cost cutting measure or if Phil forgot! We still had a good time and enjoyed our food but that was a bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a GREAT experience. Our server was awesome. This was my kids first time and they are already planning another visit.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I had a great time! This was my boyfriends first time going and it was a great experience for both of us.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The Melting Pot is our go-to for special occasions, especially birthdays for our (adult) kids. The food is always great and Kara, our server was excellent and made the night out even better.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was awesome as always our server was very good and attentive. My wife's birthday was as great as it could be.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fancy place with plates of various meats or fruit/dessert or breads to dip into broths, cheeses, or chocolate fondues. Kids do have a menu but frome what I can tell many prefer just cheese and dessert fondues. Expensive. Great for a date night or special event.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was a wonderful way to spend our 20th wedding anniversary!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best resteraunt i have ever been to and the server was fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The experience was different, which can be good. However othe remembering cook times of the meats & potatoes/veggies etc. was overwhelming. The appetizer was a bland cheese, salad portion was disappointingly small. The amount of meat in the 4 course combo was disappointing as well. Milk chocolate dessert was very good. Was definitely the bright spot of the evening. The server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Answered all of our questions. Beautiful restaurant, romantic booths. Just meals weren't worth the price that was being charged. Overall it wasn't worth the money spent.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

If I had not been to the melting pot before with better experiences, I wouldn’t recommend it again. They were under staffed. The waitress had too many tables. I sat for thirty minutes needing a drink refill, she took my glass and 45 minutes later and after asking two other servers, I got my drink back. She got our orders wrong, our cheese burned because she took 15 minutes to bring us more bread, took 20 minutes for a refill of meats and never brought us more sauces. Then at the end of the night she got our checks wrong. She smiled through it all. I hate to blame her for them being understaffed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! Nice, quiet and delicious! I have celebrated from birthday parties to anniversaries and never been disappointed. Service depends on the day and who you get. Food is always fresh and savory. Not a one time experience, this is a yearly outting at out home. Bathrooms are also always so clean.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always a wonderful experience! The owner stopped by our table to check on us. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

As usual very good food but this location unlike others is now pre-preparing the cheese in the back and bringing it out fully done to the table onto a cold burner. Resulted in colder and less appetizing cheese over fresh at table. That was disappointing as that is one of my favorite parts. Knoxville and Kansas City doesn’t do it this way. Server was a bit inattentive but food overall was good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great Food, outstanding wait staff, nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Shawn and the lady greeter from the front desk(sorry I can’t remember her name but she was awesome ) both helped bring my night together with flowers and a bday dessert for my date. I came for my girlfriends birthday and they helped make that night special for us.

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