The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

4.4
2106 reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
The Melting Pot 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, fine wines & cocktails, as well as 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 provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

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.
What 2106 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKarenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We will not participate with a fixed menu again. You could not make any substitutions within the group of entrees. None of us were happy with the set entrees.

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FullBelly
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Mother's Day dinner at The Melting Pot! We haven't been in quite some time due to the pandemic but it's so nice to be able to go back. The food is always top notch and the service is great. They were pretty crowded due to Mother's Day but we were seated fairly quickly (we did have a reservation) and the server was over shortly thereafter. We took advantage of the Prixe Fix menu and the food was delicious, as always. I hghly recommend The Melting Pot for any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

If I could give 0 stars for this experience I would. Melting Pot of one of my family’s favorite places to go so we chose to go there for Mother’s Day. What a mistake. Food was terrible, service was terrible, they were out of the alcohol I requested and we were there way too long and even skipped two of the four courses. We spoke with both managers who seemed to care less about our experience. We told the waiter we were not happy and he just got quiet and walked away. Horrible experience. Very disappointed in our Mother’s Day outing for a high priced crappy meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Great adventure

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Husband birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

First off I would like to begin with the hostess at the front. I have been wanting to come here for years and I finally got the chance to. I made reservations for 8:45PM and was not seated until nearly 9:30. I work in a restaurant and I understand the wait times but nearly 40 minutes over the wait time is outrageous. Now with our server, he asked us what we wanted to eat and we quickly began to order. His name was Jake and I understand he may have been tired but the hospitality was not present at all. First off we ordered a Bees Tea, which we never received. Secondly, the food was taking way too long when it wasn’t even that busy. The meat had little to no seasoning whatsoever. Lastly, after we paid our bill, he came back with the check we’re supposed to sign. He never even gave us a pen. After that I was very upset. I went to the front and around the restaurant to look for someone to talk to about my experience, but of course there was no one to be found. I am for sure never coming back to this location again. Horrible service and no hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

My son specifically requested Melting Pot for his birthday.

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vipJenn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

B-day dinner

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AlaskanBorn
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was great. No issues there. It is pretty expensive still but ok every once in a while. Our waiter was not very competent. I am chalking it up to the hiring issues due to Covid. And at least he was there working and earning. He could not quite remember our order, ran out of paper and had to come back for us to finish placing the order, proclaimed he was an expert at making the cheese fondue but when questioned he could not answer any questions about it. Regardless, it was an amazing visit with friends and our waiter got a full 20% tip because he was out working!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place! The food is always tasty and it’s a nice experience.

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vipPG47
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We love the melting pot, especially with a group or for an event. The food is great. Fondue is fun. We did have an issue with dessert. We ordered the extra dippers (cheesecake, macarons, cream puffs) and they were frozen - too hard to eat, even dipped in warm chocolate. That said, we'll go again, just maybe skip that part.

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ToLo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ALL were great! Max — waiter — extremely attentive!

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CovidCantStopUs
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time back at TMP Gaithersburg. The manager came by several times to ensure we were having a great time. Our server Jeffery remembered our preferences from the last time we came and did a great job making cheese and chocolate.
He also made us our drinks too - everything was fantastic.

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Kelli
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Stephen our server was attentive and great the whole meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got seated right away , and enjoyed our date it was very interesting

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DeniseG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual; it was a pleasure getting out with my family for my b-day at one of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Ok. Restaurant old and needs upkeep
Server tried very hard and was very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service was fast and very attentive! Very clean restaurant as well for people wary of Covid-19

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vipemilyb
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! I know that there are time restrictions on dining in Montgomery county but I thought the meal was still well paced and not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my friend there for her birthday because she had never eaten there. Always a wonderful experience and the food is amazing.

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DeborahB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tony was Great! Always been one of my favorite spots

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Went here for my birthday. Loved it, but it is very expensive to say the least! Definitely depends on what you get, though!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the nicest server you could ever meet if you go to melting pot Gaithersburg I highly recommend Louis! Perfect service amazing recommendations and a overall delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

The owner made our experience one of a kind. ‼️‼️he was awesome ‼️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Valentine's Day only one menu choice.

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Leslie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

As a frequent patron of The Melting Pot, I was not satisfied with this dining experience. The cheese had way too much beer in it and I felt the dining experience was rushed especially for the price. The only positive experience was the kind server everything else fell flat from what I normally experience when I dine at the Melting Pot.

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vipNantahala
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a nice ambiance and excellent food with very attentive staff .

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AlissaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Though there were few people there, we rarely saw the wait staff and had to ask if we could order several times.

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owners are fantastic. Went for anniversary dinner. Quite an experience.

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HappyHour
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Rannie was outstanding. He gave us the perfect balance of personal attention, available to address any need, while ensuring we never felt rushed and enjoyed the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious, and the service was awesome! We have zero complaints.

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vipIndiraH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They always treat us like gold whenever we come. I love Melting Pot, especially their location. They remember what my daughter and I order and the little nuanced preferences we have. It’s such a nice touch and makes us feel extra special every tine we dine. They also have a great setup to ensure we and other customers are safe when we done there.

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vipWineNDiner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Paul was a very attentive and provided great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melted cheese and chocolate. Sooo good

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vipYummy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very Covid friendly with plenty of social distancing.

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NancyP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was awesome! Still want to bring back the sherry spinach and mushroom salad from a few years ago. It was my favorite! Social distancing is easy because of the intimacy of the booth configuration.

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vipRockvilleFoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We celebrated our daughter’s 11th birthday there.

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Dcmad
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been coming to the MP since our first wedding anniversary in 1996. At that time, the restaurant was in Rockville. We continued to come for family special occasions after the move up 270. I must admit there were a few years we almost stopped coming. We felt the service, the food portions and quality had diminished. I always contacted the manager to express my concerns and they worked hard to gain back our trust.
On Saturday, we returned to the MP for our 25th wedding anniversary with our adult children. I can’t imagine a better afternoon! Everything was fantastic! Our server was one of the finest we’ve had. We warned him that we are a crazy family and would make it a memorable day. The food, the atmosphere, EVERYTHING was perfect! The MP is back to the top of our list! We’ll be back for my husbands birthday in October! 💝

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MisterM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Might have been the perfect date night. I can't recommend it enough for people looking to celebrate a special occasion or just needed some way to treat their loved one.

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RichardR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Daughters 21st Birthday

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 519-3638.

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg is rated 4.4 stars by 2106 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 bookings at the moment.