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The Melting Pot

501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-244-3463
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fondue” (30 reviews)
“coq au vin” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us went and ordered The Big Night Out. Big was an understatement. The first course was a salad, there were several choices. Two of us had the wedge and one had the California. Both were fantastic. We chose the classic cheddar as our...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't even begin to describe how wonderful this place is! Husband brought me here for a romantic date night and it was perfect. Warm, relaxing atmosphere and comfortable seating. Started with some great cocktails while they prepared the cheese fondue at our table. The...More

Thank Tricia P
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice comments. I'm really glad you had such a great time

Reviewed 16 March 2017

We totally enjoyed our visit to this warm, relaxed restaurant decorated in rich dark tones. Fondues are the perfect meal for a laid-back, conversation-filled evening. Our server Travis was friendly, attentive, and made the evening even more enjoyable! Not being big eaters, we opted for...More

1  Thank AnneMarie B
Management response:Responded 21 March 2017

Thanks for your nice comments about Travis

Reviewed 12 March 2017

This was our first time visiting this type of restaurant and we were totally impressed with the service, food and décor. Our waiter, Tim explained every little detail from the beginning to our final course. The food was really well prepared with all the seasoning...More

Thank chiefburch
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Thank for your feedback! I'm glad Tim took great care of you!

Reviewed 10 March 2017

My husband and I had a perfect night out at The Melting Pot. The waitress Lisa T was amazing and really new her stuff. She made our experience fun and delightful.

Thank Mimi M
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Lisa T is awesome and one of our best servers thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband and I always end up here for our date nights. We love the atmosphere. Ask for Joshua for your server. Excellent! Makes the whole experience so enjoyable. It is a little pricey but we never leave hungry. Always plenty to eat.

Thank Katie D
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Josh is great and I'm really glad you had a great time dining with us. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience at a fondue restaurant and it did not disappoint! Our waitress was very helpful as we didn't even know where to begin. We ended up doing the 4 course meal and everything was delicious. The owner even came around to...More

1  Thank kelseyl744
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Thanks for your feedback it is so valuable to us. I'm glad you loved your visit here.

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to the chain restaurant and it was fabulous. Definitely a food experience we did the four course which was awesome. It was during restaurant week so the wine flight was a must try. Enjoyed the experience. Allow for plenty of...More

1  Thank Robin W
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Hopefully you got to try our local wine flight. I'm so happy you had a great dinner.

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

First visit to a fondue restaurant. A little pricey but delicious and fun. Service was excellent and they even validated parking. I added on the cured meat plate with the cheese course. My daughter had the gluten free option and it was good as well....More

1  Thank Mongold1
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Thanks for bringing your daughter in to dine with us. I'm happy you had such a great dinner.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary as a couple dining in an intimate setting at The Melting Pot. The menu provided a good variety and the service was top notch. The owner also stopped by our table to make sure that our experience was a...More

1  Thank 484denisek
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Happy Anniversary again and thank you for the feedback.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:30
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
    (5th & Water)
  • Public Transportation: There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-3463
  • E-mail
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.
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