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The Melting Pot

#239 of 1,260 Restaurants in Richmond
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9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-4907 (Gaskins Road)
+1 804-741-3120
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We've gone a few times over the years and it's always entertaining. The concept gets you more engaged in your dining experience but the menu can be overwhelming. There's a lot to choose from and if you've never eaten here before you will really want a helpful server. Decent food, a little pricey but a nice way to break away... More 

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Thank Margo I
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 2016

Visited the Melting Pot for the first time as a family night out. The layout was a bit unusual, with an alcove style booth and no view of other diners. Our waiter was professional, capable and attentive without being servile and the cheese fondue (Classic Alpine) we ordered for the table was delicious. We were surprised by the meager portions... More 

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Thank sommerspass
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner at Melting Pot.The food is great, fresh and great seasonings. Undeniably the best fondues I have ever tasted.Glad we went there as our experience was fantastic.

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Thank sachin z
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

My wife and I went there for our 10th Wedding anniversary and we had one of the best dining experiences of the year. We walked in through the front door and said we were here, and without looking at the reservations, she said "Happy Anniversary". We were seated in a private booth and the waiter Aaron was great. If you... More 

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Thank Brad L
Glen Allen, Virginia
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Had plenty of time to eat out on a Saturday night so we decided to go here on a date night. We walked in and were greeted with friendly service and only a short wait. It was a dimly lit atmosphere, with easy listening music playing, and we were given time to look over menu before our waitress approached. Our... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our anniversary at The Melting Pot. Neither of us had been before, so we didn't fully know what to expect. We chose the 4 course option - cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert fondue. We were there approximately two hours, and enjoyed every minute of it! We were seated as soon as we arrived,... More 

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Thank EmeraldEyes03
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We have visited various Melting Pots throughout the past 15 years. We love the special occasion feel and love enjoying time with family and friends over a meal like theirs. Our last visit just wasn't the same as in years past. The fondue came already made while taking away from the novelty of cooking at your table and the bread... More 

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

Liz, thank you for being a loyal guest of The Melting Pot for the last 15 years. It truly is an experience like no other and a time to settle in, not just for a meal, but for an experience among friends and family. Although we have made some operational changes to streamline the process and give guests the option... More 

Hingham, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

The hostess and waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is sooooo depressing and dark with tall booths and the smell of boiling bourgignonne. Pay no attention to the TA cover pictures:). So complicated w the multiple forks and sauces...which u must use after you BOIL/ruin what might have been good meat. The place was fairly busy so they must... More 

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Thank HinghamPonch
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191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We decided to have our date night dinner here (it's been about 4 years since our last visit) and we are so glad we did! Several things had changed since our last visit so our server gave us the run down on how things work, cooking times, etc. We went with the spinach and artichoke cheese to start...so good! We... More 

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Thank Kelly V
Chad H, Owner at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this excellent review, Kelly! I'm so glad you visited us after a 4 year hiatus! Let's not let too much time pass until we see you again! I will share your positive comments with Alyssa, I'm sure she will be delighted to hear she made it a great date night! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience, waiter very helpful and friendly, as was all the staff. Not crazy about some of the cheeses, but the rest of the food was fantastic. It's was a food adventure to have fun with family and friends!!! Great place..😃

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

Thank you for the excellent review, Juliet! I'm so glad you had an awesome experience. Food adventure is a great description for the experience that we provide. Make sure you are apart of the Club Fondue by clicking "Get Emails" on our website. That way you can know about all of our promotions and events! We look forward to your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $45
Cuisine
Swiss, American, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-4907
    (Gaskins Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-741-3120
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?