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The Melting Pot

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9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238 (Gaskins Road)
+1 804-741-3120
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 34
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
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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
Big night out.

My wife and I visit often ,so we still order the old big night out 4 course meal. We last visited on a Saturday and was surprised how they recently changed to pre prepping the cheese in back. What makes it unique is seeing the cheese beer, garlic and scallions being mixed. Love the cheese so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Kris N
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My wife and I visit often ,so we still order the old big night out 4 course meal. We last visited on a Saturday and was surprised how they recently changed to pre prepping the cheese in back. What makes it unique is seeing the cheese beer, garlic and scallions being mixed. Love the cheese so we requested extra dippers.... More 

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Thank Kris N
Chad H, Owner at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Thank you for this thorough review! Great tips for diners! You are right about the cheesecake with the chocolate, it really is heaven! Thank you for being a frequent and loyal guest of ours! We really value your business! Happy Holidays! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Took my daughter, her friend and her mom to The Melting Pot after Cotillion. They had never been there before so it was a fun experience and they definitely enjoyed it more than Cotillion. We had the milk chocolate dessert and after the first plate was done, asked for more fruit....the fruit is definitely better than the rice krispy treats,... More 

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Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Chad H, Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience! Glad you enjoyed the chocolate fondue! We are great for a quick cheese and chocolate fondue, birthday and anniversary celebrations, as well as groups large and small! Hope to see you back again over the holiday season! More 

Quinton
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We usually get the four course meal and end up very full by the time we leave. The good part is, the staff does not rush you to finish, so you have plenty of time between courses. A manager always stops by to check on you, which is a nice touch. All of the options are fresh and delicious.

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Thank Newkentmom
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was the most wonderful and different dining experience we have ever had.the atmosphere was incredible was perfect for couples and families alike. The food was an amazing experience all to itself and the service was beyond compare. do yourself a favor and try something exotic you won't regret it.

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Thank Campbell H
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great food and a relaxing/romantic atmosphere. So much fun to do the fondue and to chat while it is cooking. I recommend this place if you are looking for something different.

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Thank Tina D
Virginia
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Best value by far is the all you can eat for $20 at the bar. This is cheese and chocolate only, but what else do you really need??

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Thank off2thekeys
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We went for my friend's birthday and there was 10 of us . We were greeted at the front door by very friendly staff. One of which was the manager. They seated us right away and Amanda was right on top of things taking our drink order. The only down side was trying to figure out how the whole ordering... More 

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Thank Linda C
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner. The environment is quiet and intimate, even when the restaurant is busy. Our server was the perfect balance of small talk and privacy. The food was, as usual, excellent. We opted for the 4 course meal. Our cheese opener was very good, and well paired with the dippers, and we opted... More 

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Thank Pearson H
Chesterfield, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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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, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?