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The Melting Pot

1220 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-857-0777
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
9 Apr 2016
“i'd recommend the dumpster out back instead!”
7 Apr 2016
“Fondue Voodoo or Not so Fond of Fondue”
Restaurant Hours
American, Swiss, European
$$ - $$$
1220 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

I cannot emphasize strongly enough how terrible this place was. i went for my birthday (which I mentioned when making the reservation). we were seated by kitchen, with all kinds of smells. ordered chinese fondue, got oil burns, fondue fork burning hot, sauces were disgusting,...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Tired and in search of a good salad or entree for dinner, we walked the short distance from our hotel and read the menu in the window of The Melting Pot. After deciding it was possible to order both salad as well as an entree...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Took a cab to this place but wasn't able to locate it. Called and the phone says disconnected. Next time will call first..

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Didn't know what to expect, this restaurant ambiance was sexy, romantic and just different will be back really soon .....I loved the concept! I want to purchase my own fondue:-).... This is also a awesome spot for a first date!

Thank Luvina2016
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The ambiance and the quality of fondus were really good, presentation was great! service team were friendly and nice. The concept is well composed. Thanks for everything.

Thank deceaydin
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a pretty average theme restaurant. It's a Fondue place that seems overpriced for what you get. I was here with friends back in January. The food and service was average, not much else to say.

Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Wow! That's the reaction our entire family had while dining at the Melting Pot. From the very first bite, we were MORE than impressed. We were simply in love! We ordered two of the "Big Night Out - Four Course Meals" which cost around $45...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We made early reservations on a Wednesday, and there was hardly anyone there. We were pleased with the service. The wait staff patiently explained all of the different options. The meal was paced nicely. The food and atmosphere were relaxing. We had fun fondueing our...More

Thank Geminipen
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The DC melting pot is tucked into a basement on a partially residential street, making it seem like a secret spot. It can get crouded, so reservations are a good thing especially on the weekends. They frequently have specials if you sign up on their...More

Thank Micki S
Reviewed 13 October 2012

I'm trying to stick to my principals on ratings with trip advisor.....Very good should be 3 with excellant at 4 and superior at 5. This would be a solid 3.5. I had a wonderful time doing fondue for the first time in a decade. All...More

Thank bumper1965
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Swiss, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (Between M and N Streets)
  • Public Transportation: To travel to our restaurant on the Metro, take the red line to Dupont Circle and exit the South side. We are a block and a half down 19th Street on the right hand side.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-857-0777
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