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About The Melting Pot - Richmond
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.
Richmond, VA 23233
Fondue, Swiss, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday 5pm-11:00pm Saturday - 4:00 to 11:00pm
Lunch available for parties for 10 or more. Please call for details.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Inquire with management about catered cheese and chocolate parties as well as cocktail receptions at 804-741-3120
We have ample parking. Most guests will drop off at our front door and then drivers will go park.
Private Party Facilities:
The Melting Pot offers the most interactive dining experience for business or social events. We have three unique spaces that offer private, semi-private and happy-hour style events. We have a dedicated Events Manager to help customize your menu and details to create exactly what you have in mind.
Private Party Contact:
Katelyn Poole: (804) 741-3120
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Stay current on all of our events at http://www.meltingpot.com/richmond/specials
The Melting Pot - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
Excellent service by Shane and the staff at Melting Pot Richmond. We were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" several times and it was great that they went out of their way to ensure my wife and I had an excellent evening celebrating our 16th Wedding Anniversary. I will definitely continue to recommend Melting Pot Richmond to friends and family! Excellent Experience!!! Thank you
The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a very good waiter. He had the answers to all the questions we had.
If I had to say anything negative..... it would be that we felt slightly rushed a little at the end. We came early, and it was getting quite busy by the time we left.
The last time we went it was bad but my partner wanted to go for her birthday. The bathroom had one open stall with no toilet paper. The wall had blue tape over the outlet. The food was not made at the table but was brought out from the kitchen, cold. The mojito was Sprite with leaves in it. Terrible!
Love this restaurant. It is one of our favorites & we even have a special waiter. Our last one moved on after graduation but it didn't take us long to find the one we love now. We are treated like special people every time & we visit about every 2 months. Would highly recommend.
My wife and I have been there many times over the years, usually a special event. The reason we keep coming back is the obvious, we totally enjoy the experience. We have been to 2 other Melting Pot locations and they were very good, but we prefer this location over them all.
When you walk in the door it smells like you are entering a wine barrel. Upon reading the menu it becomes obvious why. Everything on the menu has beer or wine involved. Cheese doesn't remotely taste like cheese due to the high alcohol content. The meat is all boiled on your table in a liquid that contains wine. $100 for two people to have cheese bread and boiled steak!
The dinner there was just OK. Given the prices, OK is not enough. All of the fondue courses arrived at the wrong temperature and required a substantial wait before we could actual begin eating. Waiter tried to play it off, but really, chocolate fondue should not be lumpy, cheese fondue should be smooth and creamy not grainy, and the main course should also be hot enough to actually cook food. Our salads were totally forgotten. Hadn't eaten there in over a decade and it will be another decade before I forget the mediocre experience and decide to try it again.
We have been going to this location for the past 15 years & this was the worst experience ever, and of course, it was Mother's Day!! Our server was terrible, which was quite the opposite to how it's always been. He was very inattentive, bring our meal fondue before even bringing salads, which I had to point out!! I will also say, the portions have decreased, we even order another cheese fondue because there was hardly enough cheese in the first pot for the 4 of us! They are also mixing the cheese in the back now, so what was brought to the table was a glob of cheese, which took awhile to melt because he had not even turned on the burner. I will not being returning for now, and it really put a damper on my Mother's Day!!! Extremely disappointed! There are many other options in Richmond where I can get good service!!
We really had a rough time this time. We decided to order off of the Mother's Day menu and the food was not nearly as good as it usually is. The service was OK until we got to the end and it started to go downhill when things started getting busy in the restaurant. We were nearing the end of our meal and we didn't see our waiter for 15 to 20 minutes and we just wanted to get the check and get out of there because there were screaming kids in there with their mothers for Mother's Day . I had to get up and go find a manager When the manager Devin brought me a check he brought me somebody else's check also which told me that he wasn't paying attention to what he was giving me. We are not demanding people… Normally very understanding… Hopefully when we come back next time we will have somebody with a little bit more experience than can handle the additional business that he gets in section and still check back with us every now and then
It has been 2 years since we have been to the melting pot, and we noticed that you don't get as much for your money as we did in the past. Salads were half the size they once were. Meat portions have decreased. Also, you don't get cheesecake with the dessert anymore. The price hasn't gone down, but the value has. It is still delicious, just disappointing.
I would like to commend our server, Devin, he was wonderful, pleasant, polite and interacted with my 6 year told grandson. We were all very impressed with his service!! We have always loved the Melting Pot, especially for special occasions. Love the food and the atmosphere.
Generally, this my favorite restaurant and I am known to be a frequent flyer here. I have noticed high turn over and replacement of staff which may account for some of what I am going to write. Overall, the restaurant could use a face lift and has become dated. Defiantly not on the same scale as it's Northern Va counterparts. I noticed brown and wilted lettuce leaves in my salad. The granny smith's apples were rather mushy instead of crisp. The entree was acceptable. The noise volume was rather high. I am really hoping that the management reads this review and considers the quality of food before it is presented. The Melting Pot is a great resultant and I hate to see it decay. Sadly, I will not be back anytime soon.
It was my/our first time first experience at MELTING POT and it was super awesome. Great service, the waitress had so much patience with us and helped us out tremendously with ordering and everything. The booth was very intimate and kind of secluded and that was a plus. The noise level was minimal so you can have a conversation without yelling. Just an awesome restaurant!!!
Server was excellent. We got a very slow burner which she kept apologizing for and it took a very long time to cook our food. They knew it was a bad burner and should have moved us or not put someone at that table. We were there early when there were plenty of tables. Otherwise, food was delicious as always and fun experience.
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