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The Melting Pot

9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238
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Ranked #398 of 1,365 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
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
522 helpful votes 522 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We tried this because everyone is always saying how much they love it and that we "absolutely have to try it." I suppose this is one of those places that you either just love or it is a place that you will try out once or twice and decide that it just isn't for you. Likes: I loved that it... More

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A terrific choice for anniversary celebrations. The booths are somewhat secluded which is very romantic. Special dinners are reasonable for the amount o food you get. Food is very, very good. The wine list is extensive and we've never been steered wrong with a wine pairing. Staff is extremely friendly.

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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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