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The Melting Pot

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Swiss, European, Fondue, French, American
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9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238 (Gaskins Road)
+1 804-741-3120
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Quick Bites, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining...
The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, 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, an award winning wine list & 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 hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue desserts. To highlight your meal we also offer over 450 wines with a Wine Manager on premise. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I wanted to give my out of town family a really different experience. I made reservations over the phone and the guy was super nice. We got there for our 7:30 dinner reservations and waited about 5 minutes. We wanted the full experience so got the 4 course meal. Each course was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Cindy F
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richmond, va
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Chesterfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had never visited the Melting Pot prior to this visit. I won a Mother's Day Facebook contest and Saturday took my mom for dinner. We were greeted by the hostess and then by one of the managers. We were seated and greeted by our server Phil. He was absolutely amazing!!! The food was great but our service was phenomenal.... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a great time here, the food was excellent and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. If you never been here before the staff will walk you through the process. With a four course meal, they first bring out a cheese fondue of your choice (their BBQ Cheddar is amazing) with an assortment of items that you dip into.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been spoiled by past service. It used to be you could get a very nice bottle of wine at the proper temperature and a salad that was actually edible. However, this time was a disappointment. The tuna was not good and the wine was cold when it was supposed to be room temperature. The service was so-so .... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was our second visit to the Melting Pot, and if it's even possible, it was better than the first! The service was excellent - our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and checked on us regularly. The fruits and veggies were fresh and cut into perfect portions. The meats, chicken, and seafood all appeared to be very fresh as well and... More 

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richmond, va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I wanted to give my out of town family a really different experience. I made reservations over the phone and the guy was super nice. We got there for our 7:30 dinner reservations and waited about 5 minutes. We wanted the full experience so got the 4 course meal. Each course was delicious. Since this was our first time, we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The service and food is excellent here. Come hungry! The restaurant is really popular so be sure to make reservations if you can, even during the week. They are always coming out with new menu items and specials. We especially love their Happy Hour and Unlimited Cheese and Chocolate- is a great way to try out new pots. The servers... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had an excellent "all you can eat cheese and chocolate fondue" at the Melting Pot. Our server was excellent. The fondue was out of this world. My favorite was the Alpine Fondue. I've had Swiss cheese fondue (gruyere) in Switzerland and several times in the states. This brought back wonderful memories of those times. Of course, the chocolate fondue... More 

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Thank you for the review of your experience at The Melting Pot, Richmond. It's amazing how food can take you back to a specific time and place. Our blend of aged Gruyère, Raclette and fontina cheeses blended with white wine and fresh garlic and finished with a dash of nutmeg in the Alpine cheese fondue are a classic recipe and... More 

Prince George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The food and service was excellent. Great atmosphere and a staff that works hard to ensure that your visit is outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I LOVE TMP. When we want a romantic spot to celebrate our special dates, we chose TMP. It is not cheap, but for a 2-3 hour evening experience and the fun interactions with the staff are always enjoyable. We have NEVER had a bad experience and we will continue to come back.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The service was engaging but not overwhelming. The food was served promptly and did not wait between courses. The cheese and chocolate is what they are known for, but don't miss out on the salad and entree courses. We left pleasantly satisfied. Looking forward to a return visit with a group of girlfriends!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238
    (Gaskins Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-741-3120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 45
  • Cuisine: Swiss, European, Fondue, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups

Description

The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, 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, an award winning wine list & 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 hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue desserts. To highlight your meal we also offer over 450 wines with a Wine Manager on premise. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?