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Melting Pot
Avg. Customer Review (5.0 Palms): 5.0 Palms
Number of Reviews: 1

Review Type: Restaurant
Location:
11400 Commerce Park Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Dedicated GF: No
Phone: 703-264-0900
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Gluten Free Fondue Restaurant in Reston, Virginia,

Reviewer: from Northern Virginia, VA, United States - See all reviews by Chrisj

5.0 Palms
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We chose to go to Melting Pot for my wife's birthday so we could include our kids, one of whom is gluten-free. They'd never been to a fondue restaurant before. All in all, it was a great experience...our kids loved it, and virtually the entire menu is gluten-free. They substitute the beer in the cheese fondues with gluten-free beer, although they were out of it that evening. However, even without the beer, the cheese fondue was delicious (we selected the Cheddar Cheese Fondue). Some locations are rumored to offer gluten-free bread for the cheese course, but this particular location did not. However, we had called ahead and brought our own gluten-free baguette so all could enjoy bread and cheese. In fact, we only used the gluten- free bread (not the regular baguette they serve), so as not to contaminate the cheese pot. All of the dressings for their salads are homemade, and most if not all are gluten-free, so you have a wide choice for the salad course, featuring 5 different salads. The main course is pretty easy, since all their meats and cooking broths are gluten-free. The only thing you can't have if you're following a gluten-free diet is the teriyaki-marinated sirloin and the potstickers. Unfortunately, our plate was served with potstickers, so we had to send it back and request a new plate of meats. All but a few of their delicious dipping sauces are gluten-free. I loved the mild yellow curry sauce on everything! The "green goddess" blend of cream cheese, sour cream, onions, and chives is also great with the potatoes and stuffed in the mushrooms. And last but not least...the dessert! What more can I say but YUM! Of course our kids LOVED this -- even though the one who is gluten-free missed out on some of the gluten-containing dipping items (they were wise enough to know to bring out two plates of "dippers," one with all the traditional things including brownies and cheesecake, and the other just with the fruits and marshmallows). However, our son had saved some of his bread to dip in the chocolate, which was very tasty as well. Personally, after such a huge meal, the fruit (bananas, strawberries, pineapple) actually tasted the best dipped in the chocolate. (And again, we didn't dip any gluten- containing items IN the bowl of chocolate...we just drizzled the chocolate over the items on our plate so as not to contaminate the bowl of chocolate.) I'd highly recommend this restaurant for a fun, festive occasion. They even have special nights where they offer discounts for people in the military, teachers, ladies night, etc. All info can be found on their website, including a link to the full gluten-free menu.


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