The Melting Pot - Virginia Beach

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$31 to $50
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Fondue
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won’t find at any other restaurant. Here you'll discover all of the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot is certain to please. Make reservations today and come dip into something different.
What 1918 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great, especially the cheese and chocolate! The girl's night out special was a very good value. It was frustrating to have a reservation and still have to wait over 30 minutes to be seated and the service was pretty slow overall. We were there for about 2.5 hours once we were seated and a lot of that was waiting for the next course.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for ladies night!! So yummy so fun and will definitely be back.

DB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff

LD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot is always a fun treat! Delicious!!!

LB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Took my husband for his birthday. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
The only thing is my daughter said if it is a birthday that they would get a free dessert. Waiter knew about his birthday so i don't know.
Also, booth seats are too low for average size people to see into the fondue pot to make sure we got it all and to check the food cooking.
Thank you

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve!!! Loved everything about the evening!

OT
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal except staff did not manage loud young children in next booth. The parents also contributed by talking loudly on their speakerphone. Very annoying!

JG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We go every year during the holidays!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good experience and fun time. However the bacon & jalepeño cheese was just ok. The cooking experience was fun but the au con boiling didn’t have a whole lot of flavor. Dessert was decadent.

H
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service! I have celiac and they had a great selection of GF Items!!! Very very much appreciated!!!

M
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately the receptionists didnt read my notes, never called me to confirm. The waiter came to me like 3 times to confirm our order even though he wrote it down. Then he disappeared for a long time to the point the ice in our drink was melted by the time he came back. Employee were hiding in booths using their phone loudly. Normally this restaurant does better but for some reason seems to be going downhill.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great My service was excellent my waiter did an excellent job and the overall experience was great

KT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice evening. Staff makes it even better. Family enjoys it each time we go.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, but our server was very impatient, and seemed frustrated that we needed just a tiny bit of extra time to decide on what to order. The reason for that was bc one person had never been before and another hasn’t been in years. I have been to the Melting Pot several times, and this was the first time I had a waiter that I didn’t care for at all. I wish I remembered his name bc we would prefer not to ever have him again.

B
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Melting Pot is always spot on. Its a bit pricey, but overall the taste and experience are worth the occasional visit.

KT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy every time we go

OT
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We came in the front and the entrance is VERY small. We had a reservation and checked in. We waited for about 10 minutes before I asked if there was a bar where we could wait. We were shown to the bar. Our guests arrived and I asked the host if we were close to being seated or if we needed to order another drink. He said he could seat us right then if we wanted ... um, okay, yes, please. Then we stood there for about five minutes before the hostess seated us. We were at the table for about 10 minutes before our server (Steven) arrived. He was great. He was very friendly and funny and explained everything to us. It was a long process, going through each course. The food was good, not anything to rave about. It's really about the experience. I felt like everything in there is dated and needs a serious renovation ... maybe some of the staff needs to rotate out too. Other than Steven, no one was super friendly and didn't seem interested or excited to be there.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food was great as always. The cheese fondue, salad and entrees were great! The chocolate fondue was not my favorite...the service was really poor! Been there a few times but yesterday was pretty bad sadly. The waiter kept forgetting our food, completely forgot our salad had to remind him twice...kept saying he was going to check on our drinks when he hadn’t had a chance to order so had to tell him after the second time he said he was going to check if we could order those first :)...the manager had to end up stepping in to clear our table because it took him soooo long to come back! We were there for 2.5 hours which is a bit much given that we’ve been there before and never had waited this much.

M
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome place I wish they told patrons to take their screaming kids outside.

SG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food are always great. The table next to us cooked there food on the grill. Since we were in the corner, all the smoke just sat in the room. Once they finally finished cooking there food, the smell of smoke went away.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

When we arrived they had our reservation wrong it was for four people and they had it down for two in the reservation I asked that they help us celebrate our wedding day which had happened the same day if they could have helped us celebrate by putting champagne, flowers, chocolate, balloon just about anything on the table to help us celebrate they did nothing not even once did they ask if they were celebrating anything with us or even say congratulations the waitress was very clumsy And she splattered items on as a couple of times then knocked one of our drinks over and splattered water everywhere we weren’t even finished with the main course and they came and took the pot away before we were even done and brought the chocolate pot along I’ve been here several times and I must say this was the most disappointing

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and knowledgeable staff to back the amazing food selection.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Dillon was amazing and made the experience enjoyable. The food was as good as it has ever been!However the change of music from the light jazz easy listening to the popish music playing now changes the atmosphere from relaxing and intimate to just another restaurant you have to talk over the noise.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary . It was good just had a large very loud party near us

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food, service and overall experience. Each visit is a new experience.

TE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best servers, good was great. The 2 hostesses at the door seemed a little clueless and not the most friendly.

CL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adult weekend getaway must include a trip to our favorite dining location!

SS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nathan was fantastic! Food was full of flavor and was amazing! Definately coming back again! Thank you Nathan for making my moms birthday wonderful and enjoyable!

T
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was very disappointing. They were not very busy, however it took a while for the server to approach our table (5 of us for special occasion). He had a very sarcastic attitude. Would actually request to never have him again. We had to frequently ask for refills of drinks, asked 3 times for extra of Green Goddess which he never brought to us so basically our meal was on self pilot. My husband had to go to the bar to extra glass of water as server was nowhere to be found for refills. When he was explaining that any uncooked meat had to be cooked before it was taken out, a grandmother with our group didn't quite understand so he took her plate and dumped the pieces of shrimp/meat into the fondue pot. He was horrible!! Said he's been there 2 years. We have gone there many times and I can honestly say this server does not belong in the restaurant business. Go get a job that he doesn't have to interact with people as he doesn't seem to understand the restaurant business of checking up on your customers. Again, it wasn't even that busy and he didn't even cover the bare minimum of waiter duties.

OR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service, plus a unique experience!

GY
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband's first visit in 35 years, to the Melting Pot! We loved every minute of it. The seating was wonderful and the experience was so much fun. The food was amazing and we really did have fun trying the different meats and sauces. We joked about using our timer to keep track of time. When it cam time for desert we were amazed at how different cakes, fruits and treats offer such a different twist to the taste of our chocolate pick.our waitress, Gabrielle , really made the evening. We had no idea where to start or what to order with what. We were open to her suggesting and we loved what we picked. It was a memorable evening to have shared again. We loved your selection of music. My husband even made comments about how it sounded sometimes like noticeable tunes, and kept a great flow.
Only towards the end of desert a young couple came to share our sercret little area and the female was very load. Immaturity perhaps. I look forward to getting another date here. And not waiting years!

MC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always outstanding service specially from our server dillon. Food is always amazing!

AB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful and delicious way to celebrate our anniversary.

CT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was hesitant to go to The Melting Pot because I am single and couldn’t find anyone to go with me. But I really wanted to try it out, so I made a reservation and almost chickened out because you default to two people. I don’t know why. I persisted. When I arrived I was asked if I was waiting for someone, which was odd because my reservation was for one. When ordering I was told that certain cooking options were “better” if you had a group and that I should use the Mojo or Coq au Vin. Fine, except you’re simply missing the mark. I would strongly suggest you expand your horizons and offer a singles experience so that everyone has an open opportunity to enjoy the Melting Pot experience the way it was meant to be. I try to push my comfort zone, but I’m positive that there are other single people avoiding your restaurant because they don’t want to be “singled” out.

TH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! He helped to make our 35th wedding anniversary remarkable!

C
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Dillon as our waiter, and he had a great sense of humor and made us all laugh a lot. Great experience and great food! Wonderful service!

r
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was amazing. We love coming here every time. Nice way to celebrate my 40th bday dinner :)

DR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great. The food is outstanding. The ambiance is perfect. What more do you need. It is a little pricey but well worth it.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was great. We enjoyed our experience. The service was awesome and the server explained everything as needed.
We will definitely be returning.

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