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“Unique Quiet Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Melting Pot - Charlottesville

The Melting Pot - Charlottesville
501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-244-3463
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Ranked #92 of 455 restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Swiss, Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th & Water
Transit: There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
Description: Here fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience, where you can really dip into something different. Enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of tasty entrees, including tender beef, boneless breast of chicken, duck, lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more. All are available in many different combinations with a variety of special dipping sauces. Cheese fondues can be ordered separately and are included with the purchase of any combination dinner. Along with every entrée, you’ll get breads, savory vegetables, and even a choice of three different fresh salads. As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you’ll also love the Melting Pot’s wide selection of creamy, mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts. In addition to the Melting Pot’s ever expanding fondue menu, there’s also a growing list of fine wines. So come, relax and dip into an exciting new experience at the Melting Pot.
Troy, Virginia
1 review
“Unique Quiet Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great service and food. My wife and me enjoyed the dinner. Needs to be in a area with it's own parking.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“If you like fondue, then go here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Good for a chain. The fondue is good, and you get more than enough food. The staff is always nice here too. I like this place. They have a large wine menu for a chain as well.

Visited November 2012
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Orange, Virginia
1 review
“It's good, but..............”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Called for reservations and was told about a special offer for birthdays. Balloon, picture with frame, etc for $14.95. I said great, lets do it for my wife. Got to our table and nothing was there and no picture was taken. Ok we are not starting out to good. Waiter was above average. Food was very good. It is a little over priced. $140 for two counting tip. This was my second visit. My main problem with The Melting Pot is you feel rushed. There must be a timer in the kitchen to make sure everyone stays on schedule. My suggestion would be chill out and let the customer determine how fast you enjoy the experience. We will be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lovely girls night out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Recently I had occasion for my daughter to surprise me with dinner out. She did the ordering, and we did the drinking and eating. She chose the four course dinner for two. It was a blast. The menu is many options to choose from under each category. You choose a salad, then an appetizer, then your main course, followed by dessert. She also ordered the beer accompaniment. It was quite nice. They choose a beer to coordinate with each course of your meal. Unfortunately the last beer was a chocolate beer and a bit to sweet and heavy for our taste. The service was terrific, the food was delicious and fun, and lastly it makes for a terrific night out.

Visited November 2012
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MidAtlantic
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I'm totally a fan of Melting Pot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Try to get a coupon, there usually is one. I like to just get cheese fondue and drinks. I find the court bouillon a little boring and the dessert course is not for me.

Visited August 2012
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