The Melting Pot - Reston

4.6
3215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! On Saturday, June 13, we are dipping again together with conversation and laughter. WE are highly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment with the highest of standards for our guests and team members. Therefore, our doors will reopen with 50% capacity in accordance with Governor Northam with reduced dine in hours. Reservations highly reccommended.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff 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 3215 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very helpful and engaging. Enjoyed the experience!

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Sucram
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush so it worked out. I miss the mushroom salad!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved our waitress, they were very helpful and very kind. Answered all our questions and offered solutions. Asked us if we were celebrating anything and we replied our anniversary and she came out with a nice plate with “happy anniversary” written on it with chocolate with some chocolate covered strawberries to go. over all great experience with great food.

DJ
DanaJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for a fun girls night out to celebrate. This time, we skipped the entree and only ate the cheese and chocolate fondues and added the charcuterie board. The staff was great and asked if we were celebrating anything. Then she brought out a plate for my daughter that said "Have fun in High School". It was a perfect touch and she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good however our server was not very attentive and we had to wait several times for her to return to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall

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lisamva
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slowest, worst service ever! Reservations were at 830...seated at 840ish....no server until 915...had to ASK for a manager to get drinks. Server never explained the menu or how kids menu worked. Got SOME food by 10...dirty plates piled up on table...never asked if we needed refills. By10pm ...still no main course so I asked for our check. Magically our food comes out...DIRTY plates STILL ON OUR TABLE. Food was mediocre at best. Had to ask the server for refills on drinks. Long story short....we left at 11pm. Terrible service. Never going back.


UPDATE: The General Manager (Cory) called as a follow up and was very pleasant and apologetic for the experience. This was extremely professional and a breath of fresh air to know that poor experiences are taken seriously. Thank you for trying to rectify the situation! That was a class act!

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vipmhouse
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We go to the melting pot usually one to twice a month but might be avoiding Reston for a while. The staff was way over worked and thus did not have the time to attend to tables. Our bullion was almost gone before they arrived with the meat. We had to add drinking water back into the pot to have anything useful to cook with. I found a hard bone or plastic piece in my steak and was told “oh it was just a tendon” if you steak is of such poor quality I can cut my cheek on it there are issues. They have cut way back on potions especially desert. 2 brownies 2 marshmallows no bananas 3 rice crispy squares 2 small pieces of pound cake and what amounted to maybe 2 anemic strawberries that were inedible this was for a party of 2. At the end of the meal the server was nice enough to select the highest tip for us and while I did change it and tip 20% I think it is a bit shady.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hit Melting Pot 1-2 times a year and it’s always good. Nice to get out and have a quiet evening of good food. The yin/yang chocolate for dessert is always a must.

SR
SusanR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy celebrating our special occasions at The Melting Pot. The food is great, the ambiance nice, and the service is always amazing.

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and good food.
We really enjoyed our Sunday brunch.

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Timxyz
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very delicious. Our waiter Laura was very friendly and fast. We enjoyed our stay :)

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vipBlessed2Dine
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with our family of five. Our server went out of his way to accommodate all of our special requests. It was a night to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall enjoyable experience and our family of five had a fun night together. Food was fresh and good, service was attentive and knowledgeable and have zero complaints on quality of food or professionalism of our very nice server. However, we were a bit disappointed that other than our server acknowledging our son’s birthday, no other special attention from the restaurant was made. I had noted in our reservation that it was his 16th birthday, so we were disappointed that nothing was done to make him feel special. We/he could hear other people being celebrated and kept thinking his turn would come, but nothing. We felt like the ball was dropped on a milestone moment for us.

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WayneK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Drea
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great!

KJ
Kand3Js
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great as always. Only knock to this location is that no matter where you park, there's a little walk to get to the restaurant. Not a huge deal to us, but could be to some.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Son’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful family dinner! The service & food were perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 40th was amazing, thank you so much l!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sweet 16 Birthday

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Innik
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a restaurant for people who like fondue, the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to several different Melting Pots during the year-at least 3 or 4 times a year for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Now we have a 1.5 year old in tow and she loves Melting Pot just as much as we do! The staff here was great about speeding up just enough at our request to keep everyone happy. Food was great and the server was very nice. If we’re in the area again, we will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Love getting the bigger night out, as it’s the perfect amount of food.

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Jason
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Latifa was spectacular.

AO
AmandaO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and I love the experience. Food was amazing and service was Impeccable!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter’s all-time favorite place to celebrate her birthday. Service is always AMAZING! The fondue is always perfect. The Melting Pot never, ever disappoints!!

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BlairG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun and very good food. Doing the ala carte menu was easy for our party of four and sharing was good

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Alexa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was yet again astounded by the service at the Melting Pot - Reston. Due to other plans for my birthday celebration falling though, I decided to make a reservation with The Melting Pot, as I previously went for a nice dinner with my girlfriend a couple months back, and was thoroughly impressed by the food, service, and experience. This time was no different, as I coincidentally had the same server the first time I went, named Cameron. Considering COVID regulations being different from the first time I went to recently, I was able to have a larger party. Despite the larger party size, fluctuation of people coming and going to wish me a happy birthday, and the many different guests within my group having many different questions about the menu, etc., Cameron was able to handle everything with grace and poise. He had an answer to every question, was attentive to our table, and never skipped a beat. He truly was a pleasure to be around, and I enjoyed both of my experiences at The Melting Pot because of his wonderful service and great sense of humor. Thank you Cameron and The Melting Pot - Reston for an extraordinary birthday! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a quick dinner with my BFF. We both could not have asked for anything better. The food and the atmosphere was perfect. The server was humble and excellent.

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Ldecarlo
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day was special because of the melting pot staff

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a bad experience, service was very good,

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Laura6866
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Melting Pot is a really fun place to go for a special occasion dinner. It's not cheap, but the food is good, and the concept is fun. We received excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating end of school year for two kids who are moving on to new adventures. We were fortunate to get a two burner table and the kids had a great time choosing a variety of cheeses, cooking styles and of course, the chocolates. Cameron did an amazing job with the cheeses we chose. The kids could not decide which cheese was better. We’ve had our share of fondue at the Melting Pot but he prepared them better than we’ve ever tasted. He was attentive and fun. He recommended the bananas foster for dessert and it did not disappoint. My only regret is that we ignored the other chocolate we chose for dessert. It was a fantastic evening filled with laughter and delicious food. Best of all, the kids had an amazing experience and could not stop raving about it the day after.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Hailey was a very good server. Super flexible and accommodating.

PJ
vipPeterJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We haven't been to the Melting Pot in quite a while due to the Pandemic. We were looking forward to a date night. Our reservation was at 8:15. One hour and forty five minutes before closing. This should be enough time, right? The evening started out fine. They've changed the menu a bit which was a bit confusing. Our server explained it to us and we ordered. After our drinks and salads arrived, the service dropped off quite a bit. We waited for over 30 minutes to get our drinks refreshed. We eventually got the drinks and cheese course. Our server was nowhere to be seen. After we got our main course, the server was once again MIA. She didn't check on us at all. We sat for a while before we were asked what we wanted for desert. By the time we got desert, the restaurant was nearly empty as it was about 9:50. The staff was cleaning and we were just getting desert. She put down the pot and set the flambé on fire and then walked away! We've been there over a dozen times and we always get the flaming turtle. I cannot recall another occasion when a server just leaves after lighting the fire. I put it out myself, we started eating and she was gone, again. We did manage to get her attention and asked for more dippers for the chocolate fondue. Eye rolls from the server-visibly annoyed that we were asking for anything. I asked for the bill, this was the only point in the meal when the server moved quickly. She brought the mobile credit card device to the table and stood over me as I filled out the tip. I was once a full time server. I know what it's like to make ends meet on tips. It took all I had to not give her what I believe she earned--which was next to nothing. I don't know what happened or what we did. But it was obvious that we were not welcome. I asked for to go boxes and they were quickly dropped of with a bit of an attitude. We got out of there and all we could talk about on the way home was the server. It might be a while before we have another date night there.

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Dean
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love heading to Fondue on birthdays and other occasions - Melting Pot never disappoints! It's expensive, but the food is great and the service is always responsive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Thought this would be a nice place for a date night and would be really romantic. It was pretty nice overall, the atmosphere was really nice, dark lighting with red lamps above tables, very quiet overall. Going into it I knew they did table side fondue and was excited for that. The fondue was delicious, cool to watch our server make it infront of us too. However, one thing I didn’t expect and didn’t really enjoy was cooking our own food. I had no idea it would be like that, I thought the fondue was the only table side thing cooked. You pick your entree and cook them in a broth at the table. You also had to refer to a chart to know how long to cook the food for. When I go out and pay $100 for dinner I do not want to cook my own food. I felt if I was going to cook my own food like that I could’ve just stayed at home. But then again I didn’t know this and had I known I most likely wouldn’t have gone. Giving this review for those interested in going and to help know what to expect. But overall with everything said and done, it was really good. The food tasted really good, and was nice to get out. The desert part was my favorite. We got the flaming turtle fondue and it was awesome!

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vipBriannaO
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our service was incredible. Sam really made our night special with all her little touches and great conversation. The front entrance was a bit dirty and we waited at the host stand for awhile because no one was there.

FAQs

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

The Melting Pot - Reston is rated 4.6 stars by 3215 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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