The Melting Pot - Reston

4.6
3255 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! On Saturday, June 13, we are dipping again together with conversation and laughter. WE are highly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment with the highest of standards for our guests and team members. Therefore, our doors will reopen with 50% capacity in accordance with Governor Northam with reduced dine in hours. Reservations highly reccommended.

Experiences

  • Thursdate Dinner for Two Special

    $44.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We're turning up the heat on Date Night! The Thursdate™ special four-course menu starts with your choice if cheese fondue, followed by a fresh salad course, your entree includes filet mignon, salmon, teriyaki sirloin, and more. Your meal finishes with our new sparkling chocolate fondue! Rose petals and candles will be waiting at your table. Handcrafted drinks or a bottle of JNSQ Rose can be added to your meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3255 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was Sarah B and we have allergies so we are not an easy table. She brought out something I knew I couldnt eat and she was super honest that she wasnt entirely versed on gluten free and had the entire plate remade. She went above and beyond to be helpful and we couldnt have been more pleased with the service

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vipreem
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The service as absolutely horrific. I usually dine at the Melting Pot in Fredericksburg bc the service is exceptional. The Reston location is closer to my house, so it’s unfortunate that i will have to make the drive to Fredericksburg next time. The Reston location has better dippers from the fresher bread, the tortilla chips and they serve my favorite.. cauliflower that Fredericksburg doesn’t serve.

But after a horrible experience this past weekend for a friend’s birthday, I won’t be returning! I only gave a great tip bc I feel bad for the restaurant industry, not bc the service deserved it.

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AbuLuc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A slow Wednesday night, in mid winter, during a pandemic. Not crowded. Friendly service and good food. Interesting dynamic that should be lots of fun for gatherings (when we can do that again).

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a wonderful birthday celebration and excellent server.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall, the service from our waiter, Iman, was excellent. The hostess gave some pushback when we didn’t want to be seated in a booth right next to another family, which we found odd. The food was okay, more in line with a French cuisine. Overall, it’s an experience, which we were glad to enjoy but we won’t do again.

The Melting Pot - Reston
Responded on January 6, 2021

We're glad to know you enjoyed your time with Iman! The hostess in question will be spoken with as well. We'd love to invite you back! Would you be willing to reach out to me at 703-435-1277? Thank you, Erin Media and Events Manager

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HannahD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome anniversary dinner! The food was amazing and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place love the food

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jeffs
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff work very hard and they were great. With all obstacures in place they did an outstanding job. They were overwelmed with grab and go but rolled Keep up the great work

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The waitress didn’t offer child menu for NYE prefix until I inquired during our meal. $88 prefix for child is ridiculous, she should have asked us at the beginning of our meal. Additionally waitress Sammy brought us a ‘complimentary’ champagne toast for 2 adults and a Shirley Temple drink for our daughter however we were charged on our meal ticket ($15). Sammy did adjust the prefix price to child ($25) after my further discussion. Appreciated but I had to suggest. Charging for complimentary toast was further disappointment. Overall Disappointing experience for our family NYE experience!!

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vipFoodieInDC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

NYE at the Melting Pot was a chaotic mess we will never forget. Our OpenTable profile tells the people at the front that we've been coming there since the dawn of time, but when we walked in, we waited for 10 mins even though the entire section we were being brought to was empty. When we were seated, we were told they were only offering prix fixe. What? It didn't say that on either their website or on OpenTable. $88 pp for a mix of meat and seafood. Well, we don't eat meat & we always only get cheese. We weren't paying $88 for cheese so we asked for the manager. 20 minutes later, the manager comes by. He says it was on OpenTable. I show him the screenshot I took of the pages when I booked it, which I always do when a reservation requires my credit card. He admits it says nothing about prix fixe. He says - and get this - this 12 year old in a Gucci belt tells us that he will "let us get cheese but he can't go any further." What does that mean? Apparently that means we were not *allowed* to get a salad or dessert. On NYE. We are stuck with this bc they have our credit card. Unreal. OK, fine. So, now we've been there 30 mins & still haven't even been able to order a drink. That's when our new server comes over & tells us that they were arguing in the back about not wanting our table because it was "just cheese," but that she, a hero, bravely took our table. She says she will treat us like anyone else. Wow. So, we say, "cheese for 4 & lots of pretzel bread, pls & a yin yang martini ($11.95 on the menu)" We get 2 pieces each of stale pretzel bread & the worst pot of fondue we've had since we started going here. I ask again for pretzel bread. She forgets she forgot. Says she'll get it. Never does. Doesn't offer us another drink. Just leaves us there til it's time for the check, where they charge us $12.95 for our drink. We planned to tip ~80% to make a point but in the end, 25%. She didn't treat us "like everyone else." Appalling experience. Barry, what is going on there?

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Anibanani
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love coming here for the interactive fondue. Great fun for our family. A Christmas Eve tradition.

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JamieHolb
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

During this time of mitigation’s and restrictions, Melting Pot is doing a great job! The service hasn’t suffered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff did an amazing job of helping us with our specific needs for our reservation. Thank you!!!!

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vipBobby
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very nice evening out with our daughter with the help of our waiter Kevin. He was energetic, knowledgable, and helpful as we worked our way through the menu options and enjoyed our meals.

We found the entrance a bit congested when we arrived but having a reservation allowed us to move beyond the small crowd to a private booth where we were much more comfortable with the social spacing and had an excellent meal. I recommend getting a reservation instead of standing shoulder to shoulder waiting for a table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RichardD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Lorenzo, was outstanding. Probably the best one we’ve ever had. Food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun and interactive dinner. Food was good and sauces were delicious. Waitress was new but was trying hard and was sweet.

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AllJazz
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

This review is actually for a different reservation that was under my husbands account. We took my daughter there for her 15th birthday with friends. There was 9 of them. My husband and I were done with our meals and they hadn’t even started the dinner portion of their meal.
The entire meal for 9 girls took 3 hours and 45 minutes! For the amount of money we spent, we could have taken them to Morton’s.
My daughter goes here every year for her birthday. We will not be back

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JoelR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We haven't been for a while, but several times in the past, and noticed a few places in food selection, content, and volume where they appear to be trying to reduce their costs, but of course not reduced to the diners. Otherwise, an excellent experience as always. I'm sure we'll be back.

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kaepou
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went here for our anniversary and were excited, but had an experience that we aren’t eager to have again. Our reservation was for 7:15, and if we had eaten all 4 courses of our meal there (ie if we hadn’t asked for our dessert fondue to-go) we wouldn’t have left until 10. It was our first time there, and our waitress Latifah was not eager to explain the process to us, so there was a lot of confusion when it came time to order. We got the “Big Night Out” and hadn’t expected to have to cook our food (again, partially because Latifah hadn’t bothered to explain), so it ended up being more work than we’d thought we signed up for...if we’d known we would have had to cook our own food, we could certainly have stayed home. Also, as newbies, we were not waited on nearly as frequently as we would’ve liked. Unless you have the time to spare or are looking for a DIY cooking restaurant experience, I don’t recommend this restaurant for a relaxing night out—especially after a full day of work. Latifah did redeem herself slightly by bringing us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate our occasion, but by that time we were so ready to go that we couldn’t thoroughly enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food!

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DonnaL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was not empty but not full. Erin was great - engaging, knowledgeable, on top of things. She brought refills at the right time but was not intrusive. She made dessert better than what I was thinking with her suggestion.

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vipBarto
Nashville
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have a wonder Thursdate night setup. Wonderful and enjoyable with great service and was a wonderful surprise for the wifie

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vipSabs
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time. Will return to try chocolate fondue next time!

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vipreem
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint! Delicious! Fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding as always

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, Lorenzo was a great server. Oscar and Jose were so nice and helpful as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has unlimited entry. Was amazing, highly recommend going Monday - Wednesday in September

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DANIEL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience there, my wife and I had an amazing time and our waitress was very helpful with suggestions and keeping our table attended to.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was great, the food was mediocre at best. The cheese in the fondue was ok but the bread and veggies they give you are very low quality. The vegetables were like kitchen scraps and the bread tasted like it was purchased at Safeway. The main course was good and an entertaining way to spend the evening. Desert was also ok if not overly sweet. This feels like a place that used to be very special but has been diluted by over expansion and corporate greed.

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DeannaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for the family. Unlimited entrée was more than enough food, good value.

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StephanieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Leah was fantastic. She made new suggestions and kept our cups full at all times

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Scott
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet place to enjoy with friends, family and whomever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday celebration here and the food was very good and the waiter was so nice and funny

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Despite reservations, we were made to wait while the hostess stand figured out where to put us. It took at least 10 minutes to get our drink order started. The first course was prompt, the second dragged and at that point, I hadn’t seen the waiter in over 40 minutes. We were in the restaurant over 2 hours, which is ridiculous. The food quality was good though.

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vipHKMDK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Melting Pot experience for a party of 5 in celebration of our client's home sale! We enjoyed three courses on the Restaurant Week Menu along with two bottles of Tribute, a California Cabernet, to complete the wine pairing. Our first course was two cheese options of which we selected Wisconsin Cheddar, and Bacon Brie. The Bacon Brie was the favorite of the table. Second course, salad of choice, which everyone enjoyed their own selection. The third course of meat, seafood, and vegetables was enhanced by the Fondue Cooking Styles of Court Bouillon - seasoned vegetable broth, and Coq Au Vin - Burgundy wine, mushrooms, scallions, garlic.
One of my personal favorites was the wild mushroom sacchetti. The three courses completed the evening as we did not have room for dessert. Our server, Cameron, was very attentive to our tables needs!! The Melting Pot is always a fun, interactive evening of great food, wine, conversation, and laughter.

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vipJimJam328
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time trying this place. Make sure you got time for a long meal, didn't realize the process took us 3 hours. Note not saying service was slow or anything, the experience was just this long. Service was great! Our server was attentive, made good recommendations. All the flavors for the 4 cheeses was great, chocolate caramel fondue had a good taste, the entree - meats was also good, recommend the Caribbean/mojo flavoring. Definitely a steal for restaurant week being only $22 lunch for 3 course, $5 for chocolate. But what really wow'ed me was the wine flight. It was $18 and I got 4 glasses from white, rose, to 2 reds for each course (cheese, salad, entree/meat, and dessert).

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DeannaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, food was amazing and service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to eat during these times!

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MarkT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Ashley, was excellent. Food was plentiful, well-prepared and well-timed. Spacing was correct and venue was nice.

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The Melting Pot - Reston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 435-1277.

The Melting Pot - Reston is rated 4.6 stars by 3255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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