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The Melting Pot

€€€€, American, European
9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-4907
+1 804-741-3120
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese fondue” (13 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“pound cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Swiss, American, European, Gluten Free Options
9704 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-4907
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Took our 13 yr old daughter with us to experience The Melting Pot. Did the Wisconsin Cheddar 🧀 and regular Milk Chocolate 🍫. SO delicious, great experience, would recommend to anyone and everyone. Waiter was great 👍🏼. Will be back soon!

Thank MarcumFamily
Reviewed 11 April 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...More

Thank Margo I
Reviewed 26 November 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...More

Thank sommerspass
Reviewed 19 October 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.

Thank Sachin_Zarekar
Reviewed 14 October 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"....More

Thank Brad L
Reviewed 19 September 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...More

Thank tmattt
Reviewed 12 August 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...More

Thank EmeraldEyes03
Reviewed 16 May 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...More

Thank Liz G
Chad H, Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

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...More

Reviewed 19 April 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...More

Thank HinghamPonch
Reviewed 16 April 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,...More

Thank Kelly V
Chad H, Owner at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2016

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$45
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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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
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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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