The Melting Pot - Reston
A favorite for special family events. Server was outstanding, she went out of her way to be friendly and make the night special. Food was great. Nice relaxing night out. We went early taking the kids and grandparents. Wasn't crowded and had plenty of time to enjoy the meal. We had 2 courses and it took about 2 hrs. Well worth it!!
Excellent as always!
We had a really enjoyable dinner experience at the Melting Pot in Reston. Mitch was our waiter and did a very good job. Brian the manager stopped by which was also nice and appreciated to make sure we were having a nice dinner. They were having a customer appreciation special going on which was really good and we had more than enough to eat. My only complaint was that it was a little too dark in the restaurant and hard to read the menu without holding it up under the light. It was nicely spaced out between courses and I would highly recommend going. We were celebrating our daughters birthday and they brought her a nice little plate with a brownie and candle...nice touch!
Love this place, but it’s way too expensive. We only went because we found a deal on Living Social
We enjoyed it very much, especially the cheese fondue at the beginning. It was a little pricey so we decided to split some stuff which turned out great and filled us up.
Server needed additional training. He said he has been there 6 months. Pacing was off, took food while I was still eating, didn’t provide cooking times. Actually slopped the ingredients around while mixing, making a mess and splashing food on me. Didn’t speak to what the ingredients were as he was adding. Didn’t wait for my son, who ordered the chocolate fondue, to experience the flambé. I am Angry that I had to give him such a large tip due to total cost of bill, even at less than 20%
Excellent server - attentive but not intrusive, helpful and congenial
Took over 45 minutes to have our waiter get drinks for the table. Poor service, will not recommend . First and last time to Melting Pot
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A good server makes all the difference at The Melting Pot, and Leah was outstanding!
Service was inattentive and mind numbing you slow. The place was not crowded. It was my daughters 13th birthday and they made it less than special. We are never going back.
We would love to make things right with you. Would you be willing to give us a call at 703-435-1277?
We had a great time and service was outstanding. Kudos to Zach and Tisha for taking care of us. The rest of the staff was great in assisting with seating for the twins. Great night out.
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This was by far the worst experience EVER at Melting Pot. This is the third time dining at the Reston location in the past 12 months. We had 8 people for my son's 15th Birthday. I should have known we were in for bad visit as soon as I checked in. We had made reservations days before and the hostesses looked at each other like we were a walk-in and not expecting us. This was a 3-hour dinner where we had to almost beg for refills, get the manager to get our main entree's. We basically waited 45 plus minutes for each course. Obviously there was not enough service help and possibly management. After tracking the manager down by having to walk around the restaurant, he was able to prioritize our main course but this was way too long. He somewhat apologized and walked away. We never saw him again. We had friends dining at a nearby table and they were also there for many hours and I met him at the bar getting water refills. When you spend $300+ for dinner plus tip - you expect another level of service which we did not receive. I was most disappointed by the manager not offering a better apology or trying to make sure the rest of our experience was flawless. No such luck. As far as dining experiences go, this one failed miserably on a special night that my son was looking forward to for weeks.
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It was homecoming night so it was a little loud and busy, but everything was awesome as always.
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One of our favorite restaurants. Service was good and the food was great. Always a fun time and great conversation while you wait for you food to cook. No doubt we will be back.
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We love this place! It is so relaxing and you don't feel rushed. The food is awesome and it's fun to cook it yourself.
Upon arrival we were taken to an end table with a half of a booth where we would be sitting on each other’s lap! We asked the host to please find us a more suitable booth. She said “we’re busy tonight so our seats are limited”. I told her “that’s fine We had the Best of Reston 4 course experience.
First time visit to this restaurant. Thankfully the server was very knowledgeable and guided us through the process. A menu doesn't really have any instructions on how the meal will proceed. Food is very high quality and tasty. Prices are high, but you pay for the quality and customized service
My wife’s birthday
It was my wife’s birthday. It took them 20 minutes to seats us even though we had a reservation, so that was weird. But our server very rarely came by. We waited about 15 minutes after eating the last of our entree and finally flagged down the manager to help move forward to dessert and clear the table. We hadn’t seen our server in over a half hour at that point. It wasn’t bad, but the server was uncharacteristically inattentive.
My boyfriend and I reserved a table here at 7:30pm on a Thursday night. It took less than a minute to get seated. While I have been here before, my partner has not and our waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu and was helpful in explaining everything for us. He always checked on our table if we needed anything. The special request that my partner asked for was also granted and the crew went above and beyond the expectations. It was super sweet and ill forever remember the lovely experience I had here.
Excellent food and service. Super expensive though for some place that you have to cook the food yourself.
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A little pricy but the atmosphere and service were excellent
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Food was over seasoned. Service was terrible. It took 3 and a half hours for our party of three to eat there. Unreal. Some of the meat was so heavily seasoned, it was edible. When the manager asked how things were, we told him, and he just frowned. That's it. Had to wait 20 min just for the waitress to return with my bank card. Won't be back
We do apologize about your most recent experience. We'd love to make things right! Someone will be in contact with you over the next day or two to speak a little more in depth about your time with us.
The food was tasty as usual. I only visit when they offer a Groupon as their prices are not worth the food without it.
The poor rating is for the service. You should generally expect to be there for about 2 hours due to the nature of the restaurant. This time we were there nearly 3 hours, the server disappeared between the cheese & main dish for more than 40 minutes. We had to get the manager multiple times as did the table behind us for the lack of service. The restaurant was not busy at all which could have been the only acceptable reason for the servers horrible service. Will make sure not to have her again.
Great service and excellent experience!
Always a good experience at the Melting Pot. The server was knowledgeable and charming, the dippers were delightful, and the time was memorable.
A note on families dining, the Melting Pot is incredibly accommodating and is a very family friendly restaurant. The only issue comes from everyone needing to share the same food. I prefer a spicier set of cheeses and cooking styles, and of our own accord--and in order to get my 6 year old son to participate--we picked safer options (cheddar cheese, basic meat cooking style) in hopes that everyone would eat. I've had more flavorful meals at the Melting Pot with adults only, but that was by our choice as the customer.
Service was beyond horrendous - took forever to get served at each course of meal,? Clearly reservation notes were not read.
Reservation notes: gluten allergies and occasion: anniversary
Also told server we needed gluten free offerings - brings us regular bread all over vegetables for cheese fondue.
Never once asked if we were celebrating anything special. No "happy anniversary" on dessert plate or even said to us.
Food quality subpar- grapes had stems in them and some carrots were moldy.
Manager wasn't much help.
3+ hours for a very crappy experience.
Pretty popular place, so be sure to make a reservation well in advance. We had good service, and the food was outstanding.
It was awesome and our waitress was very attentive. The food was amazing and we'll be back soon!
Thank you for leaving us five stars! Can't wait to have you back.
The waiter was awesome and it’s a fun family experience.
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We have eaten at the Melting Pot here and there over the past 20 years. We were a little disappointed that despite our reservation and on time arrival we had to wait almost ten minutes for a table to be ready. Our server seemed in a hurry and was not rattling off the memorized choices so quickly. We ordered coffee with our dessert and the coffee came when we were basically finished with our dessert. We were there on a Tuesday night at 7 pm. The good news is that we still loved the experience and the food.
We appreciate you leaving us feedback! Glad you enjoyed the food. Do you remember who your server was? We'd like to make sure we counsel them on their service.
Great food/ took three hours though!
Thank you for leaving us a review! How many guests were in your party? Three hours is standard for a party of five or more.
Just really poor service.
To start out my girlfriend asked for a Rose at which point the waiter made a suggestion and she decided to follow his recommendation. But what he brought out was a white wine (Pinot Grigio) which is not what she wanted. She did not want to make a big deal of this and so decided to drink what was brought. The night just went downhill from there. When they brought out the cheese fondue we asked the server to bring more of the pretzel bites which are our favorites which he never came back with. When he came out to pick up the fondue he noticed that we had not finished it and so I reminded him again that we were waiting for more pretzel pieces which he then went and got. At this point though the cheese fondue had sat a while and was not as good nor were we in a mood for it since it had taken so long. This happened again with our next course as when they brought out the meats and sauces I asked for more green goddess since that was my favorite. Again it did not come out and we had to pause our cooking since we were out of the sauce. Finally one of the hostesses walked by our table and I asked again at which point the waiter finally brought out the sauce. The waiter also hardly came by and so my ice tea that was done quite early in the meal did not get refilled. When the waiter came to clear our dinner plates is when he finally asked if I wanted a refill which of course i did not since we were done eating.
Everytime I have eaten there a manager came by to ask how the meal went but this time they did not and so did not have the ability to provide feed back on the poor service
Took almost 2 1/2 hours.... would be nice if food could come out faster and without breaks.
Great food, great fun - $25.00 for 8-12 year olds is a little high. Adult price is definitely a great deal
Thank you for leaving us five stars and feedback! We've since counseled servers on the importance of seamless, prompt service. Hope to have you back!
I understand this is a destination/event restaurant, but the prices are ridiculous. The food itself was really good and the service was outstanding, but we wouldn't have come, and likely won't come again, without a Groupon.
Glad you enjoyed the food and the experience! Be sure to sign up for Club Fondue to receive insight to other events and deals we have going on. Thank you for purchasing our Groupon as well.
We came to this location to participate in Restaurant Week and the menu did not disappoint! Our waiter Macai is fairly new and provided us with excellent service. He also made our three year old daughter very happy when he brought extra diapers. The icing on the cake was when he found syrup for her waffle pieces. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Glad to know Makai made your experience so special! We've passed this review along to him. Thank you so much for leaving us five stars. Hope to see you again soon!
Great time and well worth the discount restaurant week price.
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The meal was wonderful! Leah was our waitress and she was AMAZING!! Best experience and meal we have had in a long time!
Glad you enjoyed your time with us! We've passed this review onto Leah. Thank you for taking the time to leave us five stars!
They only problem was there wasn’t enough cheese to finish our bread/fruit. 3 people eating out of 1 bowl was not enough.
Thank you for leaving us your feedback! You're more than welcome to request a table with two burners for future reservations. Hope to see you again soon.