The Melting Pot - Reston
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Great place to spend time cooking and enjoying your food while visiting with family and friends. Relaxing atmosphere, great service, excellent food...
Eating there is an experience; always a pleasure. Zach was an outstanding, fun server.
Table and waiter was average. Food was yummy as always
Celebrated a special occasion here during the week. It’s like the Euro dining experience-savor & enjoy the experience. No rushing, good service, and great tastes!
The food was good but they should have a special family menu at a family rate.
Our server was helpful and friendly. We enjoyed ourselves
Fraser was the BEST waiter we have had at any restaurant ever, let alone a Melting Pot. I have an egg allergy and that makes it extremely difficult to eat out, especially if the waitstaff is unwilling to help. Fraser was absolutely amazing about explaining everything that I could have and couldn’t have in order to make the best decision about the food not only I would be eating but the food I would be exposed to through my husband cooking in our pot as well. I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with our waiter.
The restaurant seemed noisier and less private than most Melting Pots, but after reading several negative reviews on Yelp about how dark it was, maybe this was on purpose.
Went for my birthday! Service was excellent and the food was good. Be prepared for some sticker shock on pricing, but I thought it was worth it! It was one of the few places my kid said he would go back to and he hates going out to restaurants.
We went to the Melting Pot this past weekend for a special occasion--early on a Friday evening at 5:30. The food of course was as expected (how can you go wrong when you cook it yourself?). However, the wait staff could not seem to get the timing down and it felt like we were at a new, recently opened restaurant trying to train staff as opposed to an established restaurant. Our drinks were slightly delayed (no big deal), but then the fondue cheese course and salads were brought out within minutes of one another. Then there was a reasonable delay before the entree course. However, we finished the entree course and it was then over half an hour before we saw our waitress again (6:50-7:20)--I had actually gotten up and started looking for her at that point. The waitress appeared to have forgotten about us and you could tell from her facial expressions that she knew she had made a mistake. I would have expected at that point that the service would have picked up asap. However, instead, it was another 15 minutes before our dessert was brought out, and we had to flag down the manager (who by the way had walked by several times but was more preoccupied with a table across from us and seemed to be deliberately missing eye contact). Again, we waited for the check to be brought out--about another 10 minutes, etc. All told, a meal that normally takes two people about 2 hours took us over 3 hours due to the wait staff. The manager only offered coupons (no meal discount) to return (on a Monday-Thursday) and get a $10 off coupon, which was a pretty cheap compensation alternative and of course would require us to return in the next few months (which we do not plan to do). Although we historically have gone to this Melting Pot about once a month or so, I can assure you that we will not be returning. It was a pretty disappointing experience all the way around-both waitress and manager.
Had the staycation meal. Everything was delicious. Our waitress Veronica was exceptional. Very attentive & knowledgeable about the staycation menu.
Great place for a date or close group bonding. Lorenzo our server was fabulous. ask for him. We had the full four courses, but it was way too much food. Classic cheese fondue starter was almost a meal in itself. We had the seafood (shrimp, lobster, ahi and salmon) fondue with the Coq au vin cooking broth. Definitely going back again.
We went for a date night and it was fine for what it was, however the price for the portions just wasn't there for us. Plus the time commitment, three hours, had we known ahead of time we may have planned for a different day. While the restaurant was mostly empty, to have a full meal take that long was kind of unexpected. The server was very knowledgeable and was able to help us order as we were newbies to the overall experience. If we were to do this again, it would only be for dessert, and I don't think our kids would enjoy it especially with that time commitment so it goes into our "date night" book.
Always a good time to take the kids to the Melting Pot - they have a great time with fondue at all ages! Our youngest fell asleep towards the end of the dinner and we left her favorite dress up shoes. The manager called us the next day and let us know we had left them and held them for us until we could return! Wonderful service!
We have gone to the Melting Pot many times in the past.
Friends knew we liked it so they purchased us a $50 gift card as a gift. We wanted to use it and assumed that this would cover most of the meal. We bought the 3 course - salad, cheese dip and beef steak. 1 drink and 2 waters.
Service was great and we enjoyed the restaurant but the bill was outrageous. $110 for the above. Come on! By the time we paid the 20% tip it was over $130 for two of us with 1 drink...and a meal we cooked ourselves. You are just pricing yourself out of the market as we won't return. Ruth Chris steaks would have been cheaper and likely better overall. We liked the experience but you choose to charge way too much so we will not be back!
Extraordinary experience for a first date. Four course dinner was delicious and very satisfying. Ambiance was very nice but could have been better if we would have had a more private booth. The wait staff was superb and very attentive to our needs / requests. All in all a very positive experience that we will enjoy again in the very near future.
Always a great time. Went for Ladies night. The service was nice and the price was very reasonable!
It went really well! We just got dessert for my new job I accepted and it was great!
My wife had received a gift card from one of her students as an end of school year gift, so despite our last couple experiences being negative, we decided to celebrate our 19th anniversary at the Reston Melting Pot. We were quite delighted to experience absolutely wonderful service. Our server was timely and attentive. She did not leave us idle for long periods of time, which was perfect as we had 2 kids with us. This experience has redeemed the Reston Melting Pot for us and we look forward to another visit!
Food and our server was great however the three other servers were talking loudly and swearing at each other about how clean the empty tables were in our section causing my wife and I to feel uncomfortable. We love coming there for dinner but their conversation shouldn’t have been going on in front of guests.
Haven't been to MP for awhile, and was so excited. We were not disappointed. They have some new menu items, and now have a vegetarian selection, which is cool. Loved it as always!
The duck breast was phenomenal, by far my favorite of the meats. Our waitress was very sweet and all the food was excellent.
Had a wonderful time! Thank you for catering to me and my youngest. We lived our time together. The food and ambiance was incredible. Thank you.
I had gone here back in may for my birthday and did not have a good experience, however this time was much different I had a much better waitress and less wait time between meals. She was very accommodating and it was a pleasant evening.
It was a birthday and our waitress was very attentive!
First time sitting at the bar. It was busy but the bartender was very proficient. Good choice for a late lunch. Wish you opened a little earlier. Drinks are pricey.
Everything was really great
The Melting Pot never disappoints. I like the new options to combine different proteins your way. Great new cheeses, especially the Brie and Bacon.
It was late but despite there the number of guests dwindling, the wait service was slow and our meal ended up taking 2.5 hrs to complete. It was past midnight when we finally finished and paid. I don’t think the wait staff wanted to be stuck there that late, and neither did we. They did try to make it up to us with a $10 coupon for a future visit. Service aside, the fondue style eating really wasn’t for me, but my dining mate enjoyed it.
Normally one of our favorites, but changes to the menu limiting both food and drink options have tempered those thoughts.
It is always a great experience when dining here. Relaxing atmosphere and excellent food. The service is outstanding too. Bring an appetite!
Absolutely delicious every time we go! HIGHLY recommend!
The food is great and it's a lot of fun, just be prepared to spend a couple of hours here if you're doing the full-course meal. It's very dark inside; be ready to use your phone as a flashlight to read the menu.
Our waitress was amazing! My only complaint is that there were several pieces of filet and of chicken that were very, very tough and chewy. When you are paying those prices, you want everything to be great!!!
Lots of fun for a special occasion! The service was great and so was the food!
The server we had was monotone with little enthusiasm for her job. Wasn’t very helpful explaining our options. Not a great experience.
Always fun and delicious but certainly not cheap!!
We went there for my son's birthday. Since we had home made cake and ice cream at home, we didn't need dessert. I was driving so no alcohol. No one else ordered drinks - we all had water. We had a cheese fondue which was very good. No one wanted salad to save room for the entre. There was a long wait for drink refills and between the cheese fondue and the main entre. The main dinner tasted good and the meat and veggies seemed fresh. Total bill for four people was almost $200 for a two course meal that I had to cook myself and no alcohol. The place was also really noisy due to a large number of parties with small children. However, I can't fault the restaurant for that.
We always love to have dinner here.
Great food, great service..
Great food and a great chance to talk with friends while lingering over a long fondue meal. We got together as friends, but this would be an exceptionally romantic setting with the very private booths, dim lighting, and long drawn out meal.