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
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.
Wonderful Dining Experience.
Our server (Justin) was AMAZING! Food was spectacular. Atmosphere was lovely. We were celebrating my son's Academic Achievements for the school year. It was the perfect place to celebrate!
Perfect as always! It's a total experie ...
Perfect as always! It's a total experience with the the food, the wonderful cooking smells, and slower pace providing time and place for sharing.
The Melting Pot is my wife's and my ann ...
The Melting Pot is my wife's and my anniversary spot. We go to enjoy time together . Foo was great.
Our server was go great!
Our server Phil was so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable! Whenever we needed him he would magically appear.
As always the Melting Pot never disappoi ...
As always the Melting Pot never disappoints. Great place, amazing staff and the fondue is always killer!
Always a pleasure dining at this Melting ...
Always a pleasure dining at this Melting Pot! The special touches from the restaurant to acknowledge our daughter's birthday were especially appreciated.
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!
Excellent food and staff. Incredible for ...
Excellent food and staff. Incredible for a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion. And our waitress was wonderful!
Special Evening out
Chris our server was awesome he explained everything perfectly and was really helpful in assisting with the "Flow" of the meal. Chris made our experience at the Melting Pot very enjoyable. Thanks Chris!
Always a favorite
This is for special occasion dining but always a favorite
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.
Amelia was our server, so nice, incredible service, great suggestions, very attentive and very knowledgeable, she made the meal and experience awesome. We will be back to see her!!
Nice night out
Been here several times, always get great service and the staff seems knowledgeable. Long, varied wine list. Howver the cheese and the Chocolate always stand out. Certainly on the pricier side but fun.
The food was great and they had a ball w ...
The food was great and they had a ball with my daughter (7 years old) and her first time going. She can't wait to get all A's on her report card so she can go back.
Wonderful experience! Their chocolate dipped strawberries are to die for!!!!
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.
Food and service was great. I didn't lik ...
Food and service was great. I didn't like the constant flickering of the light. Got pretty annoying. Otherwise, great.
We dine here often because of the food and the staff. Both are amazing!
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.
The meal was filling and taste very good ...
The meal was filling and taste very good. Sha who waited on us was very knowledgeable. Everything was just like he said.
Been there twice. First was a romantic evening with my wife, the second with my wife and our 18 year old daughter was a really nice family affair. Think it fits my idea of a really good place for small cozy groups of no more than 4.
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.
Great great great great great great great great great
I love the fondue experience; is such a ...
I love the fondue experience; is such a relaxing way to dine.
It was our third or fourth time eating here and as usual the experience was great. We came for previous anniversaries, and our daughter's graduation, then this time because same daughter gave wife a gift certificate for her birthday because she enjoyed it so much. Great service and amazing food.
So much fun!
This was our 10 yr old's first visit. They made it so special. All staff was extremely friendly and professional. Can't wait to do again.
I was initially worried about going to the melting pot because of the prices, but once I got there and saw the the great customer service and the vibe I felt more at ease, and before we realized it we had spent almost 3 hrs there the food was amazing the drinks are good and our waiter Rohit was amazing, definitely worth the price for what you get which is a great experience.
Great romantic joint
Great romantic joint
Special dining experience with minor issues
A wonderful place to dine with others that you wish to get to know better...first date-type situations. The meal is more interactive and involved than a typical dinner, so it presents a'cooperative experience' that lends itself to breaking the ice with new friends. Also each table has an intimate, private feel as they are situated in partitioned 'cubbies' separate from each other. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable...and patient with the many questions since the fondue routine was a unique dining experience for our guest couple. The menu offerings were varied and of a high quality. However, the portion size versus the cost of each course made it seem a bit pricey. 4-course packages, rather than choosing a la carte courses definitely is the best value. We did find that while our table/cubicle had a private feel, it was more decidedly cramped than cozy for the four of us...in addition, it made for occasionally cumbersome manipulations of skewers of food with a very hot fondue pot. Nevertheless, my wife & I have been to this particular Melting Pot many times since it first opened over 20 years ago...always an enjoyable experience. In the past it was just the two of us...perfect for a romantic/intimate dining experience.
Wonderful Food...but... The food and ser ...
Wonderful Food...but... The food and service was exceptional, but the restaurant was overly warm, not sure why. The room temperature was uncomfortable which made it difficult to enjoy the meal. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions. Definitely worth a repeat visit for our next special occasion, but not during the summer months.
Food was great.
Food was great.
My husband and I love dining at the Melt ...
My husband and I love dining at the Melting Pot-the food is always great and the service is outstanding. I do wish the cheese fondue would be prepared at the table like it was in the past. It took about 5-10 minutes to warm up after being brought to the table already prepared; however, it was still delicious! We will continue to dine here in the future! Thank you!
My wife and I went Saturday night. We arrived early but we're sat promptly. Wine and drinks were less than 5 minutes from sitting down. Food was excellent as always, and we left feeling very happy! Great service and a great night overall.
We enjoyed a wonderfully, romantic meal at the Melting Pot. The waiter had a great personality. The food was delicious. The atmosphere, while a bit noisy at times, was very nice. The seating is designed so everyone has their own little booth/cubicle area. I will recommend to all my friends looking for a special occasion meal.
Phil was great!!
The experience was great. Phil was very nice. We really enjoyed every aspect of our evening as we were celebrating a late Valentines day and engagement. Thank you
Food and drinks were great, our reservat ...
Food and drinks were great, our reservation was at 5:30 and we were sat right away.
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