The Melting Pot

4 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
9704 Gayton Rd
Henrico, VA 23238

A program of the Gluten Intolerance Group

Top Reviews


Not celiac

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We let our server know about my partner's celiac and he had a delicious set of gluten-free dippers available for both our cheese and dessert courses, and the menu clearly stated what substitutions would make each course GF.

We can't wait to come here for another special occasion!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing waiter Jacob T. Confident in his ability to explain and handle my husbands gluten allergy. Learned they are gluten certified. Majority of the menu gluten free or can be made such. Great experience all around.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

Notes


Worked with Gluten Intolerance Group on their gluten-free menu. Special training is required for staff.

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Celiac

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Really good gf dessert plate and they had gf bread too for the cheese

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Love love love this place. So nice to not feel like a burden when ordering a nice meal. So many good options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I don't think you can find a better combination of GFree safety, fabulous food, incredible dining experience, and in my multiple visits to this location - caring and attentive waitstaff. They were very knowledgeable about ingredients. They have a separate GFree menu that includes bread and deadly desserts. Nice full bar and super wine list. My go-to place to celebrate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Aside from being ridiculously expensive we love this place! They accommodate celiacs and have great options. I didn't feel like I was missing anything. We've eaten at other locations, too, with the same positive experience.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great experience! Used a gf beer for out cheese fondue and even had a gf cupcake and brownie for the chocolate course! Yum!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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We asked for the table to be entirely gluten free. First thing she brought regular bread and we asked and she traded it out then they were supposed to substitute out the teriyaki beef, and they didn’t. Wasn’t until the celiac in the group tasted it that it was discovered. Manager was pretty useless, gave a coupon off the next visit. Then waitress pretty much ignored the entire table for the rest of the night. We have been there in the past and had a good experience, but we will not be back

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


I love this place! We’ve been there a few times and I love how they can make so many things gluten free! The servers are always so friendly and easy to work with!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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This is one of the most unique restaurants I've been to. Though you can order everything a la carte, generally you have a four course meal. The appetizer is fruit, bread, vegetables, and apples dipped into cheese fondue (several types you can choose from). Then your choice of salad. Then the entree is several meat options plus vegetables cooked in a pot of several choices of spices. Then for dessert, fruits, cookies, and marshmallows dipped in chocolate, where again you can choose the type of chocolate.

The majority of the menu is available gluten free. This includes gluten free bread and cookies/brownies. There's practically no chance of cross contamination since each table has its own cooking area where you see it being made right in front of you - assuming nobody in your party gets any of the few options with gluten and dips into the fondue, absolutely no need to worry.

The staff is super knowledgeable and what has gluten and it's clearly marked on the menu. Just be prepared in advance - this isn't a casual meal. A four course meal for two, without alcohol, is about a hundred bucks before tips. And takes a couple of hours to eat.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Great food. Menu has label for what is gf, staff was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Very great experience

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


The server was incredibly cautious and clear about what was and was not gluten free. There were tons of options at no extra cost. The food was delicious too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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