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The Melting Pot of Darien

14 Grove St, Darien, CT 06820-4545
+1 203-656-4774
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14 Grove St, Darien, CT 06820-4545
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience on whole was amazing. The location was great. It was cozy and incredible place to catch up with friends and family. we visited in weekdays and place was not crowded. Food was delicious. It's little pricey. Our server Mario was great. Be prepared...More

Thank shy a
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The food is delicious, the atmosphere is intimate, the location is convenient. The only downsize is it's pricey. I'd go every other week if I could afford it!!

Thank louisess2018
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Food was good but too much bread with the mead and veggie fondue. Also, don't forget your phone with a stopwatch. The food cooks in 2-5 minutes. The logistics were a bit overwhelming and the portions a bit on the shy side. But, fun

Thank kaw001sr
Reviewed May 28, 2018

It's hard to capture just how awful this food is, and regrettable a meal this is, and how staggered I and the fellow adults trapped at a child's birthday were that this place manages to stay in business. But in reading some reviews here that...More

1  Thank joshe795
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Dinner with friends. Enjoyed the 4 course fondue meal and shared a pitcher of sangria. The decor is warm and staff very friendly. Maria explained options and process to us newbies to fondue. It was fun chatting with friends, comparing thoughts on different meats and...More

Thank Debster992
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Yummy, filling and fun! Great server too! Our family really enjoyed our dinner! We will be back! The chocolate fondue was simply delish!

Thank Hartfam2002
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent!!!! Great atmosphere for romantic dinner, or a night out with friends. I will be back. The spinach artichoke fondue is amazing. All the entrees are great. My drink of choice was the lime berry mojito. My server nick walked us through...More

Thank Antmonie
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Melting Pot is a fondue place. You can select what you’d like, but most folks have 3 different fondue courses. First is a cheese fondue with bread, vegetables and apples. You pick the cheese that you’d like. The main course is cooking raw steak, chicken...More

Thank SagamoreHill1
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Must admit, I was skeptical at first because of the variety of reviews but I have no complaints about this place. Went for the first time this past weekend for my birthday and I absolutely loved it. The portions are small but you get a...More

1  Thank Mary S
James L, Owner at The Melting Pot of Darien, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Mary, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on TA. I’m so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and the social elements that fondue allows for. Hope to get a chance to meet you personally on your next visit. Thanks again, James

Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

My first experience at a fondue restaurant. The cheese fondue was excellent as was the chocolate fondue. Was not impressed with main dish/meat. Next time I will stick with the cheese and chocolate.

Thank srgauger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Grove St, Darien, CT 06820-4545
    (Brook Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 150 yards from the Darien train station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 203-656-4774
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Melting Pot – Fairfield County’s Premier Restaurant for Fondue and Fun. If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere with fine cuisine and attentive service, look no further than The Melting Pot of Darien. Our restaurant is an excellent choice for creating memorable events. With our unique “fondue flair,” you and your guests can enjoy communal pots filled with savory cheeses and chocolates as well as cook your own succulent entree selections table side. The cheese fondue dippers offer a vast assortment of fresh breads, fruits and vegetables while the delicious entrees include premium cuts of chicken, steak and seafood. The very popular chocolate fondue dessert pairs nicely with our delicious cakes, brownies, and other tasty favorites, and can be the final course of your fondue dinner or a standalone late night treat. To ensure there is tasty fondue for all, our menu also offers vegetarian and gluten-free selections. When planning your next special occasion, think of The Melting Pot of Darien. Our eatery can offer you and your guests intimate spaces for romantic dinners as well as private dining rooms for bridal, baby, birthday, corporate, and other group celebrations. To find out more about our special large party menus or to take a tour of the restaurant, click here. In order to maximize your dining experience, The Melting Pot of Darien staff members are experts in the art of fondue and have a thorough knowledge of wine and food pairings to suit all of your tastes and preferences. We look forward to serving you soon! “Fondue-ly” yours, James & Will Owners
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