The Melting Pot - Reston

4.6
3105 reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Gourmet cheeses, crisp salads, juicy meats, fresh seafood, and decadent chocolate—all these delicious selections await you at The Melting Pot. But a meal at our Reston restaurant is about more than just the food (even though the food is amazing); it’s an interactive and fun experience that gives you the opportunity to reconnect and grow closer with friends and family. Pick up a skewer, and dip fruit, veggies, meats, marshmallows, and more into a warm pot of fondue. Choose 1 or 2 of your favorite courses (cheese and chocolate please!), or indulge in the full 4-Course Experience. And don’t forget to complement your meal with a glass of wine, a cocktail or craft beer. You’ll find our restaurant in the Plaza America Shopping Center near Reston Town Center.

Reserve your table and get ready to enjoy some fondue!

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.
  • VALENTINE'S DAY

    $80.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Valentine's Day Monday February 14th | 4pm- 10pm | 5 COURSE ALL INCLUSIVE $80 per person includes premium dippers, single rose and champagne/cider toast per guest | Kids 12 & under | 3 Courses $27 per child | Call to add on extra romance packages!
  • Ultimate Valentine Weekend

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    $50-60* pp Prix Fixe 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering.
  • Ultimate Valentine Week

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 7 - Feb 11, 2022

    Optional 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering. Regular menu also available.
  • Ultimate Valentine Lunch

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Optional 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering. Regular menu also available.
  • Ultimate Valentine Weekend

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    $50-60* pp Prix Fixe 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff 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 3105 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
Ambience
4.2
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VickyK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the Brie and bacon, California salad, teriyaki steak, and flaming turtle! Everyone was very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and fun experience

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LovesFondue
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven't eaten there since Covid started 2 yrs ago. But the food was excellent as always. Very generous portions, plus we asked for & received more of our favorite dipping items no charge. Service was excellent. The only negative thing was that we were the first in our section to be seated. The next group that came in about 15 min later was seated right next to us. IDK why we or they couldn't have been seated further apart from each other b/c there were still empty tables across from us when we left....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took a vantage of DC metropolitan restaurant week special. Everything was exceptional and service was fantastic. Definitely recommend Reston melting pot.

KW
KWilz
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was attentive and helpful with explaining the "experience" to us. It was fun "grilling" at our own table and the meat and veges were top notch. We finished the experience with the chocolate fondue, of course!! We asked for additional fruits for dipping and we were obliged. Naturally, we were stuffed for hours afterwards.

My only criticism were the teeny pendulum lights over the table that made it nearly impossible to even read the menu or determine the doneness of the meat. More light would have helped so that we could put our phone flashlights away!

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MikeA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Even though they did not have a full staff, the restaurant seemed to be fully booked which led to a less than great experience. Between a delay in initial seating and an overworked waiter, who did his utmost throughout the meal to overcome the restaurant's staffing issues, we did not see a waiter until 30 minutes after our reservation time. Then, they were literally out of water glasses so we did not have water until after we had finished the cheese course. With the exception of the glass-shortage, our waiter managed to keep up most of the night but it was a very long evening. The 3-course meal for the 4 took almost 3 hours from the time of our reservation (7:15). I think management needs to re-think how many patrons they can handle at their current staffing levels.

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vipChrisP
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptionally great service and a very friendly atmosphere. Always a good time here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our server and the food was great. The only thing we all noticed was that the seats are very uncomfortable. You have to sit very upright. Fort a restaurant where is almost as much about the experience as the food, we found that strange.

KR
KarenR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was wonderful, as always. Food was delicious. We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. They decorated her dessert plate. Was great.

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vipUvajillybean
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The meal and table service were great. We did have to wait awhile to be seated- there was a large group waiting and no one at the hostess stand for quite awhile. Some of those waiting said they had reservation times that were 15 minutes early so had been waiting awhile. This is a bit frustrating in times of COVID - you make reservations specifically to avoid being crammed in a tight space with people who are unmasked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great. We had shared we weee celebrating a birthday but they did nothing special like they had in past. Our waiter started off very attentive but then once the table next to use was seated, he seemed to give them all of his attention- it was a little disappointing to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a reservation for 8:30 and got seated at 8:50. So if you make a reservation I would make it a little bit earlier than you want. Other than that, the waitress was great & the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Melting Pot and the food was very good, like always. I actually like choosing my favorites a little better than the limited choices with the 5 course New Year’s Eve Special, but it was definitely a nice experience and completely understandable considering they seemed fully booked and they threw in extras like champagne, a gift card drawing, hats and tiaras and beads. The service was great, the manager stopped by and others helped our server to keep dishes cleared and things moving right along.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good place for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve menu was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was phenomenal and had perfect timing with absolutely everything

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent. Great overall experience. Food always delicious.

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vipPdiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Out of the first three bottles of wine we ordered…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So this place is good for kids teens in particular because they get involved and literally cook their food themselves. It can bring families together. Families that cook together stay together!! Fun place to be. Definitely one must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual!

KW
KathrynW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time ever eating at the Melting Pot. My sister and I had a wonderful experience and our waiter was extremely helpful and personable - especially for a couple of newbies!

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BrianD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oscar was a great waiter and we really enjoyed his service

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SarahC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ugly Christmas sweater girls night out! Had so much fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Staffing level was very low. Manager had to serve as the wait staff for our table. She keep on getting called away. Long period of time between when food was served. Booth was very uncomfortable and cramped

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Thoroughly disappointed in this location and experience last night. Was seated 30 minutes after reservation time. Food was not properly prepared to be labeled GF. They had gluten marinated meat on top of the non gluten meat. The veggies had cross over gluten items along with GF. Cross contamination causing me to be unable to eat. The waitress was clearly stressed and working too many tables , with a party of 8 we should of had an attendant checking in on us more often than once every 20 minutes. We were sat in the rear of the restaurant, the black walls are filthy with grease, the lighting was out causing difficulty determining if some meats were cooked appropriately. We did against my own wanting to leave a tip but in no way was it earned . Our bill was over $500 and nothing was edible, really only 1 cheese and the chocolate, not the strawberries since they were sliced paper thin. How could you even dip that, bruised bananas.

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vipVGGM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed another wonderful evening at this Melting Pot location (our favorite) for an annual dinner we do with family to celebrate the holidays. Had a full course offering of cheese fondue, meats and seafood, and a dessert fondue. Everything was delicious - the vegetables, fruit, bread, meats and seafood were all extremely fresh. Our service was fantastic - Denzel outdid himself again (we’re sad that he is leaving soon). Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melting Pot did not disappoint!

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KCAA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came here for the BFFF (Best Fondue Friends Forever) Ladies Night. Unfortunately our server didn't remember to give us the 'special' items for this night, such as the prosciutto and summer sausage add-ons for the cheese course. We reminded him before dessert and he did bring out the macarons/ cream puffs. Definitely elevates the experience with these items, since they aren't normally available for the regular four-course meals. Overall, we had a good experience. We'll definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional. Both our server was so attentive and the manager saw we had a toddler and was super engaging with her and gave her a Melting Pot teddy bear. It was a beautiful evening

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vipJohn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great choice for a birthday celebration.

SJ
SusanneJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Family reunion Everyone had a good time Perfect for all different ages

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vipKatie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good experience at The Melting Pot in Reston. Jose is the best server.

JM
JaneM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasurable experience

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vipLisaN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Took over 3 hours to dine. 45 min between dinner & dessert—we just sat there. We are regulars ad this as usual.

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Jason
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, especially the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From beginning to end the service was great! Dean our server was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was warm and cozy, especially good when the weather isn’t agreeable. The manager was present and came by and introduced himself. Overall, will be coming again for another great date night. Oh, the cost and quality of the food was amazing.

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EceY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We waited very long for the entrees. It took us 3 hours to complete the experience for two menu. The restaurant is dark and smelly. Overall I do not think that I would pay that much to wait 3 hours for a dinner

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MindyM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service by our waiter were extraordinary.

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luvfoodforever
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time with great food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

They were under staffed so we were waiting for 30 mins before anyone came to take our order and then every time the waitress left we would have to wait another 20-30 mins for them to come back and then there was an oil pot that started burning and the restaurant filled up with smoke but they usually do a really good job so I think tonight was just a bad night for them

The Melting Pot - Reston
Responded on 19 November 2021

Sorry to hear about your most recent dining experience. Could you send your contact information to meltingpotreston@gmail so management can contact you?

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

The Melting Pot - Reston is rated 4.6 stars by 3105 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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