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.
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: 8047413120
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Stay current on all of our events at http://www.meltingpot.com/richmond/specials
The Melting Pot - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
A wonderful dining experience. This is n ...
A wonderful dining experience. This is not your a-typical dinner service and requires an open mind to a new experience. If you are only willing to think about wait staff as food deliverers and not as guides through a new experience this might not be for you. If you like unique food experiences and are willing to allow them to guide you along then this will be a night you will not soon forget, and food you will never forget.
Our waiter was very nice, checked up on ...
Our waiter was very nice, checked up on us and we never had to ask for anything he was already on whatever we needed. It was very quiet which is a rare find in Richmond, noise can become overwhelming when your trying to have a romantic dinner.
PURE ROMANCE. I planned this date as a ...
PURE ROMANCE. I planned this date as a surprise for my boyfriend and I's three year anniversary. While this is not a cheap date (Expect 3 figures and a hefty tip at 20% of that), the Melting Pot helped me arrange a perfect experience--some without me knowing! While I ordered rose petals, candles, a photo, and three roses for each of us, they surprised ME by giving us a private booth with a privacy curtain!!! My wonderful boyfriend has traveled most of Europe and eaten at some of the best places--but when I found out he'd never had fondue or been to the Melting Pot, I was over the moon to take him. He said it was of the best places, hands down, he's EVER dined at! He described it as "incomparable" and said I went well above and beyond and he was shocked at all I had arranged, the food, the decor, the music. . .we'll surely come back and this is THE place to make a date; Where you're romancing your boyfriend, girlfriend, to purpose, or your wife, husband--this place impresses EVERYONE. It truly made a memory we'll never forget--and to help, we even have a picture 😍
This place is only for special occasions ...
This place is only for special occasions to have the unique experience of fondue. To me it is overpriced. The waiter brought the check while we were in the middle of the entrée, didn't remove the dishes in the end, so I pushed everything to the side to sign the receipt.
Batter for the oil fondue is no fun do not choose the oil for cooking your entrée.
I frequently go to the Melting Pot (favo ...
I frequently go to the Melting Pot (favorite restaurant!) , but am disappointed with recent changes to their menu and service. You now have to request that the cheese be made table side - we missed that the first time and just having the cheese brought out like a normal restaurant was disappointing. I also didn't like the change in the china and I am certain the portion sizes have been reduced. Having visited many different Melting Pot's in different states, I am not sure we will visit as frequently. As my husband stated, the price to value ratio has shifted and now the price really isn't worth what you receive. Also, our service was EXTREMELY slow and she kept forgetting things. I had to remind her for a couple of "regular" items - i.e. graham crackers for the s'mores chocolate.
Excellent food, service, and ambiance!
I truly enjoyed my dining experience at the Melting Pot . The staff truly cared whether their guests were satisfied with all aspects of their experiences. What I appreciate most about the my dining experience is that the managerial staff are very interested in building on the customer service and hospitality skills of their staff. Their interests will ultimately help their young staff members develop professionally. These skills are transferable to other dimensions of the staff members' lives. For these reasons, the morale of the staff appeared to be very high. Their positive attitudes certainly carried over and was demonstrated through their ability to present items listed on their menus and their abilities to answer the guest questions thoroughly. I was pleased that the main goal of all staff members was to ensure that their customers were enjoying their experiences. The Melting Pot is more than a restaurant; it's an exquisite dining experience!
From the front door the restaurant amaze ...
From the front door the restaurant amazed us. The decor and feel was very nice. The fashion the seats were setup gave it a very personal feel for a romantic dinner for 2. Though the pricing was a "not every week" range, it was very well worth it.
I took my mother there for Mother's day. She has always wanted to go but never had the chance. Our server, Phil, was really great. I have a quite loud and silly family and he was able to handle us just fine. It was definitely a great experience.
The Melting Pot is by far my husband and I's favorite place to eat out at. It never dissapoints and we always have wonderful service, delicious food, and great memories made. This time was no exception, with Raymond as our server, he helped make our Melting Pot "experience" absolutely perfect. The you so much, Melting Pit of Richmond- we hope to see you again soon!
The waitress, hostess and the manager wh ...
The waitress, hostess and the manager who checked on us were all great..attentive. That said, the atmosphere here is soooo depressing. Dark and humid with the stink of boiling bourgignon pervading through the restaurant. Tinny, awful jazz and muzak coming through cheap ceiling speakers. Then the food. Boiling meat = Ruining meat! And no matter how many little dishes of sauce you provide to cover that up, it is still awful. Made even worse by the ridiculously high price. I must admit the place was pretty full so they must be doing something right:) but seriously, this was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. I wish them well.
No. You're not the boss of me.
It was great. The food was delicious and staff was very accommodating regarding any preferences (e.g. getting more vegetables if we wanted). The bill was understandably high. The atmosphere could hardly be beat - at least with a date.
We had received a gift card to go to the ...
We had received a gift card to go to the Baker's Crust. My wife had been before for a dinner meeting with her job but it was my first time. We attended Sunday Brunch and were very satisfied with the food, service and overall experience. We will definitely go back soon.
The melting pot staff was wonderful. They were on top of our every need. We really felt like we were being pampered and taken care of. We appreciated it! The food was delicious, although I felt that our main course felt smaller than usual. Other than that, there are no complaints. Thanks for being awesome.
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