The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

4.3
1990 reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue

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The Melting Pot 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, fine wines & cocktails, as well as 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 provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

Experiences

  • Thursdate Dinner for Two Special

    $44.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We're turning up the heat on Date Night! The Thursdate™ special four-course menu starts with your choice if cheese fondue, followed by a fresh salad course, your entree includes filet mignon, salmon, teriyaki sirloin, and more. Your meal finishes with our new sparkling chocolate fondue! Rose petals and candles will be waiting at your table. Handcrafted drinks or a bottle of JNSQ Rose can be added to your meal.
  • Valentine's Day

    $80.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Monday February 14th | 4pm- 10pm | 5 COURSE ALL INCLUSIVE $80 per person includes premium dippers, single rose and champagne/cider toast per guest | Kids 12 & under | 3 Courses $27 per child | Call to add on extra romance packages!
  • Ultimate Valentine Week

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2022

    Optional 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering. Regular menu also available.
  • Ultimate Valentine Weekend

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 13, 2022

    $50-60* pp Prix Fixe 4 Course Valentine's Special with your choice of Cheese Fondue, Salads, Entrée Fondue, Cooking Styles & Chocolate Fondues | *Choice to upgrade entrees when ordering.
What 1990 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The experience use to be more high end and now seems more casual. Staff wearing jeans and sneakers. No one wearing gloves in COVID environment.

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NancyP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place but dont like that we can no longer order for one person. Its a lot of food and now we have to pay double. It's too expensive for us now.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

DG
vipDaynaG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We love the food and ambiance. Always fun. The table service is wonderful but we’ve had two experiences when the food came out surprisingly slow. We will still return but knowing to expect a possible 2 hour experience

J
Jenny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was beyond amazing!

CK
CynthiaK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. Something different to do with the kids now that they are older and aren't super picky. Great place to celebrate a birthday!!

LM
vipLM80
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

They are having major staffing issues. Need to limit how many reservations they are taking cause right now it is just a total cluster.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Great service and very friendly waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic night for my wife and I, our server was friendly, attentive and fast. All the fondues we got were amazing and the drinks were definitely on point. Loved every second on of it and we will definitely be back.

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lovegoodfreshfood
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

It took us 3 hrs to finish our meal. We kept having to ask different servers for items, or refills, our food. It was horrible service. We could not locate her. Food was great. The general manager Robin gave us coupons for next time we were there and 50% off our meal to help with our displeasure.

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deb2b
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Many visit here to celebrate and event, thus why the hostess asks you when you arrive and are seated. The booths are very high and offer a good deal of privacy. They have a great selection from the bar, and ask what the specials are, usually they are offering a set menu for a fixed price. This is not just for fondue, they also have a healthier grilling option. They can also handle requests for vegetarian and GF. Think your whole meal through, as if you are going to do the chocolate course, leave room!
Our server was nice when she was attending to us, yet that was far and few times in-between. We needed to go to the bar to get drinks as after the first course was served, we did not see Megan for over 1/2 an hour. No checking back to see if the food was OK or if we liked our beverages. Such is the issue with COVID employees, either too busy to attend to each guest in a way that they should, or too new to even know that checking back is required.

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Mark
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

We took the family here for a birthday celebration and had a 9:00pm seating. There were very few people in the restaurant but we still had some issues with our server not coming around to check on us very often.

When she did come around, she was good, but at a place like Melting Pot, you should never have to wait and/or ask for a refill for your drink.

Also, they were clearly in shutdown mode. They were cleaning the floors right across from our booth and being fairly noisy with putting things away, etc. I used to work in a restaurant, I get it, they want to go home. But with what we were shelling out for 6 of us, I think a little discretion might have been in order.

All in all we had a good meal, but having been a Melting Pot customer for over 25 years, I've definitely seen the level of service and attentiveness to detail decline. This experience was (unfortunately) no exception.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Server was inexperienced; food was incredible. Nice location and appreciated the senior server when she was there to help guide the newer server who was not knowledgeable. I wish senior server had been more present throughout the meal. Overall, very pleasant experience and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great as always… service was a little slow, but it was a busy night with homecoming

MN
M2NRDFamily
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent (our server was Jose). He was pleasant, engaging and attentive to our table. We come to this location once every 6 months or so.

This is the first time the table was sticky and the napkins had holes in them - I think it was a fluke. We will be back.

EA
EAgunbiades
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We visited the Gaithersburg location. It was an okay date night. I felt that they were a little understaffed. I wish our server was more attentive during our dinner. But overall a okay experience.

KF
KathyFranny
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We haven’t been to Melting Pot in probably 15 years and were so glad we went back! The food was so flavorful and we just had a wonderful night as a family. Service was super slow, but friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great suggestions from the manager! Loved it.

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vipLikestoeatout
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Really good food. Terrible service. At first was told they had run out of cheese for cheese fondue. Then they had no clean glasses for drinks. Then they had no cream puffs for dessert. Asked for more vegetables to dip and after we finished eating he said he was sorry he forgot to bring the vegetables. Very long waits to get our drink order.
Very long waits to get more napkins and cutlery.

This restaurant has a major problem with the service they provide every time we go there!!!!

LW
LauraW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great! We go often and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was good. It was a lovely experience. We truly loved the service. Our Server (Paul) was outstanding. He is a lovely, kind and knowledgeable young man with an incredible positive attitude.

DS
DamonS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this location but the wonderful experience contiued. Great food, kind service and a great place to enjoy a unique dining experience.

ML
vipMatthewL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Delicious food but the dinner took 3 hours. We anticipated a long night, but not that long.

ET
vipEscapingTheKids
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Not great service these days. We arrived a few minutes early for our 8:30 reservation on Saturday. We were seated at our reservation time. Our waitress seemed frazzled, but we placed our drink and cheese order immediately. Our waitress brought waters and disappeared for about 10 minutes before coming back to dump the beer base for our cheese. We were treated to the smell of cooking Budweiser for about 15 minutes and wondering if we should go, before she returned with our drinks at minutes until 9. She got my drink wrong (I order a knob creek rye, Manhattan, up - because sometimes they like to make them in a rocks glass) and instead of double of the knob creek rye, served neat.... if you don't understand my order just ask again...
After preparing our cheese waitress was gone again, and the neighboring waitress took over with getting us waters and another drink.
Don't know we'll be back anytime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Paul was excellent & we had a wonderful time!

KE
vipKEArion
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was so good! The food is delicious, and all of our servers were very friendly and accommodating. My friend and I went for restaurant week, which was a great deal; you could pretty much choose anything from their menu! The strawberry almond salad was not what I was expecting (the menu says mixed greens and goat cheese, but we were served romaine and bleu cheese), but everything else was great. I would totally go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I love the Melting Pot but very disappointed this visit

AG
AllenG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time! It surely was a memorable anniversary. Our server, Alexa, made sure that we were well taken cared of.

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Denise
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

The service was horrible.. I asked the waitress why we didn’t receive a birthday plate or balloons as I made sure it was a known fact we were there celebrating a birthday, her response…. I was too busy! The manager Anthony stated well she was busy when I called to complain!! Ridiculous!!

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Jenn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great night out, things were loud were we sat. But otherwise great night out celebrating a friends birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very nice atmosphere and service. Food was okay, I liked the desert the most but main course wasn’t very tasty to me.

F
vipFoodie25
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and the help with decisions was great. Wine and cocktails were delicious. All the courses tasted great. We had not dined here in a while and the combinations were great for each of our dietary needs. Our server Alejo was very helpful and attentive. Made our date night very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Mary
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time when I come here. It's so unique and fun, and the staff is always amazing.

AB
vipAlyBee
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Disappointing.
Server was nice enough. But it was 3.5 hours and I had to ask for more dippers….they were stale and server kept saying they are short staff so he had to go cut it up in back.
It was only 4 of us. Then bill was 30 percent more than it was supposed to be bc computer wasn’t calculating correctly. Good thing I caught it!
It was supposed to be a special treat for my daughters and it just fell flat….sub par.
This location just can’t seem to make it happen.

TP
ThePank25
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely anniversary meal, but was a little underwhelmed for the $100 price tag. Still a fun experience but maybe less kids in the room next time

AP
AydaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come here every year with my husband for birthdays and Valentine’s Day and it never fails to amaze us! Food always tastes great, Servers are always kind and quick!

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vipMisterroth
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

When the waiter started off the night asking “would you like what you two had last time?” …when I’ve never been there with this person before, that really set the tone for the night. I asked what he was talking about, and shown a list of what my ex wife and I used to eat many years ago. Yup. Really set the tone.

Food was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Out-of-town family visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for Father’s Day and everyone enjoyed the experience. Great tasting bites and non stop great service.

MQ
vipMargaretQ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food overall, a little expensive. There did appear to be a lot of “corner” being shouted.

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 519-3638.

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg is rated 4.3 stars by 1990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.