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4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
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Ranked #86 of 540 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Swiss, European
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We went with our family of 5. The food was great and the kids had a blast "cooking" it themselves.
The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic date night.

Visited April 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It is all a Mater of Taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

For something Special this is Your Place. If your accustomed to fine dining, if you have the $$$$ to spend, if you want a unique experience, this is worth the chance. Turner our waiter, Becky his assistant ( + two other wait staff who swooped in so fast to refill our water glasses we did not get their names) and Derek- on of the owners -.each all made a great impression.
We had a really great time. The staff were all smart, quick witted, 'fun' and 'professional'!
This four-course dinner will leisurely last an hour & a half at a minimum. It could have been longer for us, but we had a live theater performance to catch.
Plan to spend more time ( & more money if you want a bottle of wine) and to enjoy yourself more than at an 'average' up-scale restaurant. Well worth the cost, if you don't mind the cost, and want to have a uniquely fun dining experience. No regrets.

  • Visited August 2012
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Enjoyable Birthday Meal at the Melting Pot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Took my family to the MeltInf Pot for my daughters tenth birthday. Everyone loved the service we received and had a lot of fun with dipping their bread in the cheese and meats in the broth. We had the Swiss cheese and Cheddar cheese starters and would highly recommend both. The steak and lobster were te highlights for the entrees and the chocolate fondue was popular with everyone. Expect to drop at least $50 per person- its not cheap bit it is unique and
A nice place to go for a special occasion.

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Louisa, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“When you want to try something different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Melting Pot in Cville is located on the historic downtown mall and is great place to eat when you want to celebrate or just do something different. The only problem is that it does take quite a while to dine so set aside plenty of time. I took may wife and three children( ages 7 to 12) to celebrate the end of their swim team season. The food was good as always chicken, steak, lobster, and shrimp were on the entree course we selected. I also did the beer flight which was surprisingly good with the 4 different courses. The cheese fondue is excellent and the chocolate fondue and bananas foster was a great way to top the meal off. It did take some work keeping my young children straight when it came to handling the raw meat entrees and getting them in the broth fondue pot to cook. I highly reccomend this restaurant but if you take children be prepared.

  • Visited July 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Great place for light fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

If you like cheese, this place has it all. Service is pretty good, the menu is loaded with possibilities. Part of a chain, so don't expect anything wildly spectacular, like at a similar cheese focus in Switzerland. This is Charlottesville, and it is ok for the location.

  • Visited July 2012
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