The Melting Pot - Reston
Thursdate Dinner for Two Special$44.95 per person
Multiple dates availableWe'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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Vegan Cheese Fondue
Cheddar Style Shreds, Redbridge Gluten-Free Beer, Garlic, Spices. (cal per serving)
Vegan Chocolate Fondue
Dark Chocolate. (cal per serving)
Salad | Ste. Michelle, Rosé, WA
Brought my husband, sister in-law, and friend to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The overall experience was nice, the food was filling. The gentleman who took our orders was kind towards my sister in-law and her seafood allergy. He did a good job explaining Melting Pot experience to all of us. When he asked for refills however, a couple of us we’re not heard as only one out of the four of us got our requested refills on drinks.
We made a late reservation for about 8:15 pm. We’re sat almost immediately, however towards the end of our meal, we felt as though our waiter had forgotten about us because we wanted to order desert before the restaurant closed for the night. The food was delicious and filling, however, I would have liked to try the chocolate fondue. Towards the end of our meal things felt rushed, and we grew tired of waiting for our server. I wound up having to go and find our server to tell him we wanted our check. Don’t know if we’ll be coming back to this establishment.
It was amazing loved the whole experience
It was great love this place
The food was ok. I remember it being tastier before ...probably shouldn’t have gotten the dinner for two meal..the meat was a bit chewy. Sauce was not great . Salad was not very Caesar ...
I took my daughter for Valentine’s Day and we had such a lovely time trying all the different foods and fondue!
The food was amazing and service was great! Melting pot has really upped the choices and all was delicious!
Great service and extended Valentine’s menu made for a fun night.
It took about 30 minutes for anyone to even come say hello to us and get our drink order when we were sat at the table and we were on time for our reservation. 3 different servers walked past us and made eye contact and walked off. Finally one came to our table and asked if we had been helped and we told her no and she was shocked no one had said anything to us. She said a manager would be coming over to speak to us and we never spoke to one. Our reservations were at 6:30 and we didn’t leave until about 10.
Sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience! Would you be willing to reach out to us at meltingpotreston@gmail so that the General Manager can contact you?
My wife and I reserved the melting pot for Valentine’s Day. We ordered the Romantic Package. I do not recommend this package to anyone or this restaurant . Nobody explained what our package entailed and when we asked, the server had no idea what we were talking about. They took our picture and never gave us the framed photo. They didn’t tell us we could keep the flowers and vase. The meal was missing items that the website said it would have. The table was messy and had cracked seating in the cushions. Just overall not worth the money you are spending to cook food for yourselves. Stay home.
Sorry to hear about the issues you had with your celebration package. Can you provide a good contact number at meltingpotreston@gmail, so that the General Manager can contact you? Look forward to hearing from you.
We have been to this location many times. The most recent visit in Feb 2021 left us feeling that we may not return. The 4 course experience took over 3 hours!! Our waiter seemed to forget we were there. Once he took the drink and cheese order, he came back with the cheese but no drinks. We didn't see him again for another hour! We requested assistance from another waiter to at least have some water. When our waiter finally returned, we ordered the remaining courses, received the salads (which were wrong) and he disappeared again for 30 mins. When he showed up again, he brought the meat course but gave us the wrong meats. We again had to wave down a different waiter for help and to finally get our drinks and the correct meats after almost 2 hours of sitting there. Our waiter disappeared again and we waited another hour before the chocolate course came. He set the flamebay on fire and then turned around to chat with someone. Needless to say, the chocolate burned. We ate the dessert pieces and finally got our check (partially discounted after complaining about the horrible service), we paid and left. It was the worst experience I've had there. We felt like hostages for 3 hours. I don't know if we will ever return.
This is my step daughter fav place to dine. We often go here for special occasions. She was leaving to go back to college and wanted to eat there fir her last night. We were there almost 4 hours. Took a long time before we even saw a waiter. After ordering drinks and him deliver everyone else’s I reminded him about my cocktail. He said he would get it. After his next 2 returns to our table with no drink I asked yet again. He told me they didn’t have a bartender so he would try and make it himself. After another 15 mins he returned Ed with a drink that was undrinkable. I sent it back and told him how to make it. We waited 45 mins between each course and had to hunt him down every time we needed something. I had an empty water glass most of the night despite asking for refills. When you spend $280 on dinner for 4 people you expect better service then at a local TGIF. Not going back anytime soon.
They are perfectly set up for separate eating and it was a very fun experience to cook and eat together. Nice that people can choose their own options for the meal. Way too much food tho, would be food to have a half portion
First time trying the melting pot and was pleasantly surprised! We had a very good experience from service to the food. Everything was fresh, delicious and seasoned. If I had to nitpick, the spinach artichoke cheese fondue could of had more seasoning. But everything else was great. Service was excellent as well. Our server was friendly and efficient. This is something I will try again.
Loved the cheese and dessert course
The Entree course was disappointing- nothing exclusive for the price. The breads were dry and hard. The cheese fondues were good.
Our server was Sarah B and we have allergies so we are not an easy table. She brought out something I knew I couldnt eat and she was super honest that she wasnt entirely versed on gluten free and had the entire plate remade. She went above and beyond to be helpful and we couldnt have been more pleased with the service
The service as absolutely horrific. I usually dine at the Melting Pot in Fredericksburg bc the service is exceptional. The Reston location is closer to my house, so it’s unfortunate that i will have to make the drive to Fredericksburg next time. The Reston location has better dippers from the fresher bread, the tortilla chips and they serve my favorite.. cauliflower that Fredericksburg doesn’t serve.
But after a horrible experience this past weekend for a friend’s birthday, I won’t be returning! I only gave a great tip bc I feel bad for the restaurant industry, not bc the service deserved it.
A slow Wednesday night, in mid winter, during a pandemic. Not crowded. Friendly service and good food. Interesting dynamic that should be lots of fun for gatherings (when we can do that again).
We have a wonderful birthday celebration and excellent server.
Overall, the service from our waiter, Iman, was excellent. The hostess gave some pushback when we didn’t want to be seated in a booth right next to another family, which we found odd. The food was okay, more in line with a French cuisine. Overall, it’s an experience, which we were glad to enjoy but we won’t do again.
We're glad to know you enjoyed your time with Iman! The hostess in question will be spoken with as well. We'd love to invite you back! Would you be willing to reach out to me at 703-435-1277? Thank you, Erin Media and Events Manager
Awesome anniversary dinner! The food was amazing and service was great
Great place love the food
Staff work very hard and they were great. With all obstacures in place they did an outstanding job. They were overwelmed with grab and go but rolled Keep up the great work
The waitress didn’t offer child menu for NYE prefix until I inquired during our meal. $88 prefix for child is ridiculous, she should have asked us at the beginning of our meal. Additionally waitress Sammy brought us a ‘complimentary’ champagne toast for 2 adults and a Shirley Temple drink for our daughter however we were charged on our meal ticket ($15). Sammy did adjust the prefix price to child ($25) after my further discussion. Appreciated but I had to suggest. Charging for complimentary toast was further disappointment. Overall Disappointing experience for our family NYE experience!!
NYE at the Melting Pot was a chaotic mess we will never forget. Our OpenTable profile tells the people at the front that we've been coming there since the dawn of time, but when we walked in, we waited for 10 mins even though the entire section we were being brought to was empty. When we were seated, we were told they were only offering prix fixe. What? It didn't say that on either their website or on OpenTable. $88 pp for a mix of meat and seafood. Well, we don't eat meat & we always only get cheese. We weren't paying $88 for cheese so we asked for the manager. 20 minutes later, the manager comes by. He says it was on OpenTable. I show him the screenshot I took of the pages when I booked it, which I always do when a reservation requires my credit card. He admits it says nothing about prix fixe. He says - and get this - this 12 year old in a Gucci belt tells us that he will "let us get cheese but he can't go any further." What does that mean? Apparently that means we were not *allowed* to get a salad or dessert. On NYE. We are stuck with this bc they have our credit card. Unreal. OK, fine. So, now we've been there 30 mins & still haven't even been able to order a drink. That's when our new server comes over & tells us that they were arguing in the back about not wanting our table because it was "just cheese," but that she, a hero, bravely took our table. She says she will treat us like anyone else. Wow. So, we say, "cheese for 4 & lots of pretzel bread, pls & a yin yang martini ($11.95 on the menu)" We get 2 pieces each of stale pretzel bread & the worst pot of fondue we've had since we started going here. I ask again for pretzel bread. She forgets she forgot. Says she'll get it. Never does. Doesn't offer us another drink. Just leaves us there til it's time for the check, where they charge us $12.95 for our drink. We planned to tip ~80% to make a point but in the end, 25%. She didn't treat us "like everyone else." Appalling experience. Barry, what is going on there?
We love coming here for the interactive fondue. Great fun for our family. A Christmas Eve tradition.
During this time of mitigation’s and restrictions, Melting Pot is doing a great job! The service hasn’t suffered.
Staff did an amazing job of helping us with our specific needs for our reservation. Thank you!!!!
A very nice evening out with our daughter with the help of our waiter Kevin. He was energetic, knowledgable, and helpful as we worked our way through the menu options and enjoyed our meals.
We found the entrance a bit congested when we arrived but having a reservation allowed us to move beyond the small crowd to a private booth where we were much more comfortable with the social spacing and had an excellent meal. I recommend getting a reservation instead of standing shoulder to shoulder waiting for a table.
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Our waiter, Lorenzo, was outstanding. Probably the best one we’ve ever had. Food was fantastic
Fun and interactive dinner. Food was good and sauces were delicious. Waitress was new but was trying hard and was sweet.
This review is actually for a different reservation that was under my husbands account. We took my daughter there for her 15th birthday with friends. There was 9 of them. My husband and I were done with our meals and they hadn’t even started the dinner portion of their meal.
The entire meal for 9 girls took 3 hours and 45 minutes! For the amount of money we spent, we could have taken them to Morton’s.
My daughter goes here every year for her birthday. We will not be back
We haven't been for a while, but several times in the past, and noticed a few places in food selection, content, and volume where they appear to be trying to reduce their costs, but of course not reduced to the diners. Otherwise, an excellent experience as always. I'm sure we'll be back.
We went here for our anniversary and were excited, but had an experience that we aren’t eager to have again. Our reservation was for 7:15, and if we had eaten all 4 courses of our meal there (ie if we hadn’t asked for our dessert fondue to-go) we wouldn’t have left until 10. It was our first time there, and our waitress Latifah was not eager to explain the process to us, so there was a lot of confusion when it came time to order. We got the “Big Night Out” and hadn’t expected to have to cook our food (again, partially because Latifah hadn’t bothered to explain), so it ended up being more work than we’d thought we signed up for...if we’d known we would have had to cook our own food, we could certainly have stayed home. Also, as newbies, we were not waited on nearly as frequently as we would’ve liked. Unless you have the time to spare or are looking for a DIY cooking restaurant experience, I don’t recommend this restaurant for a relaxing night out—especially after a full day of work. Latifah did redeem herself slightly by bringing us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate our occasion, but by that time we were so ready to go that we couldn’t thoroughly enjoy it.
Amazing service and great food!
The restaurant was not empty but not full. Erin was great - engaging, knowledgeable, on top of things. She brought refills at the right time but was not intrusive. She made dessert better than what I was thinking with her suggestion.
They have a wonder Thursdate night setup. Wonderful and enjoyable with great service and was a wonderful surprise for the wifie
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 3275 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.