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The Melting Pot

12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 3, Newport News, VA 23602-6986
+1 757-655-9300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
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12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 3, Newport News, VA 23602-6986
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Reviews (23)
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

While the atmosphere and setting is nice, don't expect much from there. Very overpriced for what you receive and taste...well it's just missing all together. Not my cup of tea at all.

Thank Geechin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the ambiance is lovely. Then it goes downhill. The menu is bizarrely confusing. The prices for the offerings are absurd. The meats were tasteless and disappointing. The shrimp was good. If you feel the need to experience this place, go for the shrimp. The...More

Thank sandy s
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Two Things I've seen in reviews that need to be dismissed: 1. "It's too pricey for the portion size!" -The amount given on each course of the 4 course menu is plenty and may seem small when ordered a la carte. The 4 course menu...More

3  Thank davidlustig91
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Friendly staff that was quick to attend to any of our needs. The food was cooked perfectly for me. Our waiter was really a joy to me and my family.

1  Thank ashcanny
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our visit started slow but ended well. The entire experience was fantastic and aided by our waiter Mike. He was great! An amazing personality, very attentive, and excellent service! Food-wise...the suggestions made by Mike were spot on. The bacon & jalapeno cheese fondue was delicious....More

1  Thank MasCabron23
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Me,hubby and another couple had reservations for 7pm. We were seated promptly. Beverages were served, orders were taken. The appetizer was served....next should have been the salads. And I say SHOULD have been because the broth for our dinner came out before the salads came...More

Thank Kimm1970
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place never disappoints. The food is great, the service great and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Great for couples or friends getting together. No so much for younger children. When the food arrives I always look at it and think there is not...More

Thank UPSdude
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my wife for valentines day. It was really expensive because "it's the busiest night of year". However we were one of 4 couples in the restaurant so....anyways, we had a great time. The service was absolute perfect. The atmosphere was romantic. Every...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 6 February 2017

There were five of us - 3 adults, a 9 year old girl and 11 year old boy. It was a dinner event! We ordered the four course dinner for each adult and the children shared one.The kids loved skewering their food and putting it...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had walked past The Melting Pot many times enroute to the Japanese steak house next door and always wanted to try it. So we took advantage of the Newport News restaurant week special to give it a try. As others have described it is...More

Thank TGSwanson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 3, Newport News, VA 23602-6986
    (Operations Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-655-9300
  • E-mail
When you want the ultimate evening out with your family, friends, or that special someone, look no further than Peninsula Melting Pot in Newport News, Virginia. Combining ambient lighting and a warm atmosphere with spectacular cuisine, our restaurant is the local spot for interactive fondue dining. Whether you want to join us for cheese and chocolate or are looking for the full 4-Course Experience, you won't find a more unique dining experience anywhere else. From artisan cheeses full of flavor to a wide assortment of delectable chocolates, our fondue pots are filled with delightful choices for you and your companions. Our salads are always freshly made, and we offer four cooking styles for your entrées-coq au vin, seasoned court bouillon, mojo, and bourguignonne. Each is as flavorful as the last and will leave you begging for more.