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9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238
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Ranked #353 of 1,387 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gaskins Road
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 600 wines with a Wine Manager on premise. Make reservations today & come dip into something different. NOTE: OpenTable reservations are for full meal service only. Please contact The Melting Pot directly for cheese & dessert or dessert only service.
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My family and I went here for dinner. They do a fondue type cooking. You pick out your meats and seafood then you cook them in a fondue pot. You can dip them in a batter or other seasoning to give it favorite. Also you do vegetables. Deserts too. Very pricey and takes alot of time. Very enjoyable. We had... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went there for my birthday and had a really nice experience. Our waiter, Rohit, was very thorough and truly listened to us. When we told him that we had been there before, he asked whether or not we needed him to explain the menu instead of just delving in and going through his routine. We didn't do the typical... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's a fun experience but be prepared to spend your romantic evening with a stranger -- your server is at your table constantly. Some of it is necessary for food prep but they could greatly improve to make the time more efficient. As one of many examples, our server spent 5 minutes at our table while we were TRYING to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here for a romantic anniversary dinner. The waiter wasn't very friendly, talking soo fast we couldn't hear a word he said and his appearance was not formal at all. They sat us next to 2 screaming kids, which screamed and cried the whole entire time. Then next to us the people were complaining and talking about how bad the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My fiancé and I visited for his birthday and while the management staff was overwhelmingly friendly the service staff was just so-so. The welcome birthday card was nice but we were stuck in a corner booth that made it hard to eat and talk. The food was predictable and blah. Each time we come we like it less and less...... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner on Saturday night. I had been here years ago with girlfriends but hubby had never been. We had a nice table in a quiet alcove off the main aisle which was very nice. I think it would have been very noisy to have a table on that main walkway/aisle. Our... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Visiting family for the holidays and decided to try the Melting Pot. Seems like a fun thing, but for $350 for 6 Adults and 2 Kids I can think of many other things to do. Limited to two fondue pots for eight people so you are locked into two choices on every course. Your meat course is basically bolied in... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
568 helpful votes 568 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My wife and I were looking forward to a night out and were in the mood for something other than the standard dinning venues around town. As we searched dining options on the web, we came across the Melting Pot. A few clicks later we had our reservation and were looking forward to this great culinary idea. The restaurant was... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I've been to many resturaunts- but this one is at the top of the list. It's wasn't just a meal- it was an experience! The staff was extremely friendly. Our waiter DAN was the best. He made us feel so comfortable and explained everything wonderfully. We ordered the four course meal. Each meal transitioned nicely and there wasn't alot of... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been to the Melting Pot on many occasions and LOVE every time I go. The food is great, fresh and great seasonings. One of my friends was hesitant about going a few weeks ago, but after we went, she couldn't stop talking about how her experience was fantastic. I highly recommend this Resturant to all.

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Additional Information about The Melting Pot

Address: 9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238
Phone Number: 804-741-3120
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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