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About The Melting Pot - Virginia Beach

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.

1564 Laskin Road, Suite 182
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 425-3463

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/virginia-beach/specials

Parking Details:
Shopping Center Parking

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot - Virginia Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (44)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Cozy (32)
Fun (29)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Spicy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 20 hours ago

This was the absolute worst experience I’ve ever had at The Melting Pot. We had three people, and they sat us in a 2-top. The server kept turning off our burner. She had to stand over us for 15 minutes waiting for the cheese to melt. She brought the wrong chocolate out. We where there three freaking hours! My kid fell asleep in the HOUR between cheese and cooking stock even coming to the table. The host even came by and asked if we enjoyed our chocolate before we had gotten our food it took SO LONG! So, the host knew we were upset. The server knew we were upset. She even apologized for “butchering” our special evening. Yet neither had a manager do a table touch. Absolutely ridiculous. I’ve been here dozens of times, and this has ruined it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrific Valentine's Dinner

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my daughters birthday and I was surprised they didn’t sing Happy Birthday to her even after telling them it was her special day. Other than that, the service & food was great!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Ashley was a great server! Made my daughters birthday dinner great!

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Love this restaurant for special occasions and for a great dinner. The service is wonderful, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is great for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

I love this place and I have come many times. Sadly this time I was very disappointed and the overall was honestly a little distasteful. I hope it doesn't happen again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We go to this restaurant often so we know the menu pretty well. The cheese fondue was made without two ingredients, garlic, and nutmeg. When we asked the server about it, she claimed it’s not normally put in there but she could add it if we’d like. The chocolate was also served cold and she never turned the burner on.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first time going with my 10 year old daughter. We went for the experience which we both had a lot of fun. My only complaint would be the booth size. We got a corner booth and it was much to small for me (5’10 160lbs) and my daughter (4’ 60lbs). We were scrambling to find room on our table just to put the food we order. A four course adults entree and a kids entree. I don’t think I was charged the right amount either but I chose not to question it as my daughter was having a wonderful time and I didn’t want to sour the experience. (Classic 4 course with lobster added, water and kids fondue and a kids cherry concoction. The receipt showed the classic at 37.xx, 21.xx addition, 9.xx kids fondue, and 2.xx for kids drink. I thought the lobster was only a 9.xx addition?) Will probably return just for a dessert course as that was my daughters favorite part.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were here for the first time and had a party of 6. We found the menu a bit confusing and didn't quite understand the process but our server, Ashley, was fantastic at explaining, describing & overall just making it fun and enjoyable. We enjoyed every course and honestly had more than enough food for everyone. The finale of deserts was outstanding! The only negative and it really wasn't a big deal but we were 3 facing 3 with fondue pots towards the outer sides of the table. It was a little difficult to experience all flavors if you were on the end seats. A table that came in after us was pretty loud but I think it's more the open layout that made it seem so loud. Even with those two minor things I wouldn't even consider less than 5 stars. I think a visit here is a must if you're in the area. Do expect at least a few hours there. It doesn't feel like a long time but when you finish and look at your watch you've been there a while. It is a tremendous experience!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food has gone downhill, less stuff for the same price. No cheesecake on the desert fondue! Service was atrocious.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was perfect! The restaurant well exceeded my expectations an I can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Always an exceptional experience! My favorite restaurant by far!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

First thing, yes it pretty expensive to go somewhere and end up cooking your own food....BUT...you are really paying for the experience. My husband and I went for my birthday and knew we would spend around $100 (with no drinks). The food was okay. The last time we went was several years ago and I just remember the food being better back then. There was nothing awful about it, just not as memorable. The service was excellent. She was very helpful, attentive, and sweet. The issue we had, unfortunately, was with another table. The table had a bunch of women at it there were pretty loud, and they were dropping curse words like it was nothing. The worst part was the manager and his wife were at that same table. One table next to us even had a picture of them and the manager the last time they came to the restaurant, and just wanted to show him. (Yes it was kind of weird) BUT after they left that table couldn't stop laughing and joking on the lady, it was a bit sad and at the very least... very unprofessional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great. Caroline was our server and she did an outstanding job.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Fondue is "fun food." The selections are outstanding, and one can't beat the "Big Night Out" for variety and ease of ordering. The server was friendly and helpful, but not overbearing.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great server Kim!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 17, 2018

First time and the experience was great. 5 stars, have to go again. Pricey but worth it for the experience and amazing food. Staff very friendly and helpful. I loved the cozy feel and separate areas for couples where they are blocked off for their own personal experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is a great restaurant. The service was great. The food was great. It’s different than your typical restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dessert took an hour after the entree was finished.Beer was warm.Dipping chocolate for dessert was served too cold to dip.Awful experience for the amount of money.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great time! The atmosphere was quiet and cozy, perfect for a date night. The food was delicious and very customizable to your preferences. It was a lot of food, and definitely worth the price! We will be coming back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is my favorite place and this visit did not disappoint!! Had a great date night with my son. It’s become his favorite too.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a really amazing experience. Great food and great service. Will absolutely go back!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I enjoy going to this restaurant for a different dining experience. The price is prohibitive from dining there too often, plus the portions for the price is rather small.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

5/5. Has an amazing experience and staff was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Pros:
My family and I ate the day after christmas and had a wonderful time. Stevie boy was my server and he made that cheese like no ones business. I heard Nathan was like the best server there but my main man stevie wonder was a comedic genius. He may not be blind or play piano but his fondue skills are over 9000! He was so good that I am currently writing a letter to the president of the united states and inviting him to be served by the one and only stevie wonder.

Cons:
Music taste is poor step up your game Melting Pot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for. Christmas Eve dinner. We could not have been more disappointed. The cheese fondue did not taste good. The salads were bland & my husband could not taste any blue cheese in his dressing or salad. The Caesar salad was tasteless. The next course, filet and lobster, was also bad. The coc a vin sauce did not taste good and we doubt the beef was in fact filet mignon. The dessert was good. We will never go there again. And it was very expensive.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Overall the fondue is good. The authentic cheese is the best. We had great service.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Only thing I would recommend is to mark the heating dial so the oil does not over heat without the diner’s knowledge...all was fantastic with exception of a few burned pieces due to loss of temp control

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic and polite! The food was delicious and we had a great time for my friends birthday dinner!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Each course executed flawlessly

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was adequate, but it wasn't worth the $140 that it cost for my wife and I to have dinner. I ordered a regular martini and I guess there was a misunderstanding, because they served me a glass of plain vodka with a lime wedge. When I went to the bathroom another waiter, who was wearing suspenders, came in and started hitting on my wife trying desperately to get her number, when I came back he just stood there glaring at me, eventually he made an excuse about bussing the table and took my half drink and her water glass, the bus boy came a few minutes later. Overall it was fun, but we agreed that it just wasn't anywhere near worth the money that was spent

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went for our company office party and had a blast....our only complaint is that they sat a larger party right next to us and they were so loud and boisterous that we could no longer speak....otherwise we may have stayed even longer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great time. Server was awesome, service was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have been to many melting pots before and I was not impressed by this one. Our server was great and friendly. The cheese (spinach artichoke) was great, but the portions of bread were cut in half and replaced with what seems like great value chips. The salad (Caesar) had a whopping 5 candy coated pine nuts, which is why I get that salad, and the lettuce was limp and brown on the ends. The entree was good, but got a side of filet mignon and for $8 I got three pieces of steak that were about 1x1 inches. I paid $50 for the same amount and quality of food I could get for $20-30 elsewhere.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I went here for date night. Overall, it was a great night. It is a bit expensive, so we can't go very often. The only negative thing about the experience is that I ordered a vegetarian meal and my husband ordered meat. We didn't know our food would be cooked in the same pot. So, it ended up being pointless ordering a vegetarian meal. I don't mind it as much as other strict vegetarians might, though.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved that all the tables are very private. We were there for a night out with the kids and it felt like we could truly talk and enjoy each other‘s company.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My experience at The Melting Pot was phenomenal. The service was outstanding. My server was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and helpful (especially while explaining the process of meal courses to a group of first timers). I plan to return again when I am in the area. If you have never been to The Melting Pot it is a great place to spend time with someone because your courses do take roughly 2 hours to complete but the presentation was fabulous, as well as the atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love love love this place. Amazing service amazing food. This was the most romantic date night me and my hubby has ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was really slow. We sat around 9pm and didn’t leave until midnight due to everything coming really slow. Our waiter didn’t check on us too often to see if we were ready to move on to the next selection. I would recommend it to flow a little faster.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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