The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

4.2
2108 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
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.
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vipMargaretQ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive for a family of 4 but very fun. This won’t become a regular outing, probably not even once at year at almost $300 for the meal!

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DrJimbo
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall experience was that they delivered what they promised ("unique"). It's a fondue place; and being that's the venue, they've done with it just about all that's possible. We went for the 4-course meal, for which they provide broad choices involving a fondue for all except the salad course (you still get choices, mind you). Portions are a bit lean, but come to think of it, there probably wouldn't be enough time to cook all the pieces otherwise. The only way you'd be disappointed is if you went there quite hungry, and made some unwarrented assumptions about the term "4-course meal". It's factually true, but they are *fondue* courses, which is measured in kabob-sized pieces, not conventional meat cuts, along with vegetable & bread pieces.

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EN13
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was busy, but everyone was still following guidelines. Service was good and very prompt.

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vipCovidCantStopUs
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I returned for the BFFF event.
It was nice to see more customers in the restaurant because the previous several times we have dined it has been nearly empty.
However TMP Gaithersburg seems to be experiencing a number of issues resulting in decreased quality from our previous experiences.
My wife always orders a few Love Martini's. She immediately noticed her drink was different, after asking our service, we found that the bartender has made a substitution because they didn't have one of the normal ingredients. She sent it back and got the sunshine sangria. I got the Whiskey Business which was on special. The cherries a great!
Our cheese (we always get Fiesta) tasted fine but was very stringy - added a fun dynamic. And it was great to get the special dippers of meats and breads.
I got the house salad and my wife always gets the California. However, the vinaigrette dressing was not good. When she asked the server about that (she finally returned after I had finished my salad), she said they are made by the managers, and there was a new manager. She took my wife's untouched salad away and immediately brought our chocolate, without offering a different salad or dressing.
The chocolate was good and we got some bonus macaroons.
The entire time we were waiting for the manager to stop by to ask him about the salad, but he never came. finally, about 10 minutes after we were done with the chocolate the server dropped our check - which still had the love martini and no adjustments for the salad. My wife went to the host and asked for the manager. He was very defensive about the drink, asking if she drank it (she took two sips and sent it back) and the salad (she barely touched). Finally he admitted they substituted ingredients in the salad dressing leading to the different taste. He ultimately replaced charge for the love martini off with the sunshine sangria, and reduced the check a little for the salad. It was a frustrating experience, not a fun date.

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BobD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The melting pot is always a good place to go for a unique dining experience. The service was team oriented, "because they were busy that night". We were attended to well. We chose the classic for two. Four courses. That worked out fine. The cheese course was good. The salads were a little small and over drenched in dressing. The meats were very interesting. They now included pork along with steak, chicken and shrimp. We used the regular cooking style and the pieces seemed to cook a little slower. Could have been the temperature but we think that they were cutting the meat chunks a little bigger. Seemed like a lot of meat. The chocolate fondue was awesome as usual (turtle is great).

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DinnerDate
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We came for the Thursdate experience. Expecting rose petals and candles as described for an anniversary dinner and booked a reservation two weeks in advance it seems they “forgot.” Disappointing start. The server was not familiar with the Thursdate menu and were told the wrong info on what we could order... had to clarify later. Our server was not attentive at all, I NEVER received a refill of water. Water! Very simple to observe and even easier to pour, out of 2.5+ hour dinner did not even get more water. Margarita drink was extremely sour, too much mix? Hard to mess up a simple mixed drink however we were getting used to the disappointments. The transitions between the courses took too long, when you observe one course finishing up you put in for the next to avoid waiting too long. There were no seamless transitions rather a lot of looking around for the server... we had high expectations for this place. Unfortunately we will not be returning, I will miss the cheese fondue.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went here to celebrate our graduation. Got the four course meal and the entree was a big disappointment. The dessert and appetizer cheese fondue were the only ones worth it.

Avoid entree if vegan/vegetarian — it’s truly disappointing.

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vipKarenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will not participate with a fixed menu again. You could not make any substitutions within the group of entrees. None of us were happy with the set entrees.

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FullBelly
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mother's Day dinner at The Melting Pot! We haven't been in quite some time due to the pandemic but it's so nice to be able to go back. The food is always top notch and the service is great. They were pretty crowded due to Mother's Day but we were seated fairly quickly (we did have a reservation) and the server was over shortly thereafter. We took advantage of the Prixe Fix menu and the food was delicious, as always. I hghly recommend The Melting Pot for any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

If I could give 0 stars for this experience I would. Melting Pot of one of my family’s favorite places to go so we chose to go there for Mother’s Day. What a mistake. Food was terrible, service was terrible, they were out of the alcohol I requested and we were there way too long and even skipped two of the four courses. We spoke with both managers who seemed to care less about our experience. We told the waiter we were not happy and he just got quiet and walked away. Horrible experience. Very disappointed in our Mother’s Day outing for a high priced crappy meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good time but understaffed. He a really noisy table next to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Great adventure

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

First off I would like to begin with the hostess at the front. I have been wanting to come here for years and I finally got the chance to. I made reservations for 8:45PM and was not seated until nearly 9:30. I work in a restaurant and I understand the wait times but nearly 40 minutes over the wait time is outrageous. Now with our server, he asked us what we wanted to eat and we quickly began to order. His name was Jake and I understand he may have been tired but the hospitality was not present at all. First off we ordered a Bees Tea, which we never received. Secondly, the food was taking way too long when it wasn’t even that busy. The meat had little to no seasoning whatsoever. Lastly, after we paid our bill, he came back with the check we’re supposed to sign. He never even gave us a pen. After that I was very upset. I went to the front and around the restaurant to look for someone to talk to about my experience, but of course there was no one to be found. I am for sure never coming back to this location again. Horrible service and no hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My son specifically requested Melting Pot for his birthday.

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vipJenn
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

B-day dinner

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AlaskanBorn
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great. No issues there. It is pretty expensive still but ok every once in a while. Our waiter was not very competent. I am chalking it up to the hiring issues due to Covid. And at least he was there working and earning. He could not quite remember our order, ran out of paper and had to come back for us to finish placing the order, proclaimed he was an expert at making the cheese fondue but when questioned he could not answer any questions about it. Regardless, it was an amazing visit with friends and our waiter got a full 20% tip because he was out working!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place! The food is always tasty and it’s a nice experience.

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vipPG47
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love the melting pot, especially with a group or for an event. The food is great. Fondue is fun. We did have an issue with dessert. We ordered the extra dippers (cheesecake, macarons, cream puffs) and they were frozen - too hard to eat, even dipped in warm chocolate. That said, we'll go again, just maybe skip that part.

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ToLo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALL were great! Max — waiter — extremely attentive!

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vipCovidCantStopUs
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time back at TMP Gaithersburg. The manager came by several times to ensure we were having a great time. Our server Jeffery remembered our preferences from the last time we came and did a great job making cheese and chocolate.
He also made us our drinks too - everything was fantastic.

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Kelli
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Stephen our server was attentive and great the whole meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated right away , and enjoyed our date it was very interesting

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DeniseG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual; it was a pleasure getting out with my family for my b-day at one of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Ok. Restaurant old and needs upkeep
Server tried very hard and was very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service was fast and very attentive! Very clean restaurant as well for people wary of Covid-19

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vipemilyb
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I know that there are time restrictions on dining in Montgomery county but I thought the meal was still well paced and not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend there for her birthday because she had never eaten there. Always a wonderful experience and the food is amazing.

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DeborahB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was Great! Always been one of my favorite spots

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went here for my birthday. Loved it, but it is very expensive to say the least! Definitely depends on what you get, though!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the nicest server you could ever meet if you go to melting pot Gaithersburg I highly recommend Louis! Perfect service amazing recommendations and a overall delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The owner made our experience one of a kind. ‼️‼️he was awesome ‼️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine's Day only one menu choice.

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vipLeslie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

As a frequent patron of The Melting Pot, I was not satisfied with this dining experience. The cheese had way too much beer in it and I felt the dining experience was rushed especially for the price. The only positive experience was the kind server everything else fell flat from what I normally experience when I dine at the Melting Pot.

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vipNantahala
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice ambiance and excellent food with very attentive staff .

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AlissaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Though there were few people there, we rarely saw the wait staff and had to ask if we could order several times.

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners are fantastic. Went for anniversary dinner. Quite an experience.

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HappyHour
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Rannie was outstanding. He gave us the perfect balance of personal attention, available to address any need, while ensuring we never felt rushed and enjoyed the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious, and the service was awesome! We have zero complaints.

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 4.2 stars by 2108 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.