The scene: you're sitting there in this little cramped, misshapen booth with steam blowing into your face, boiling your meat at the end of a fork and dripping stuff everywhere, with the crushing expectation of romance and the pressure to look like you're enjoying yourself as you spear your food through the broth and hoping that you won't get worms or salmonella from the undercooked seafood and chicken and losing your potatoes in the gently boiling goulash. Bleeecchhhh. The meal: A bowl of cubed bread, some cubed apples and some stinky cheese fondue. A small salad. A platter with one lobster tail, some sliced chicken, about 15 shrimp, and 6 bite size cubes of steak with some potatoes and mushrooms on the side to boil. A small platter of sliced strawberries, banana slices, and pineapple with chocolate fondue. A faceful of steam again, and again, and again..And to top it all off, Lousy service-we sat and waited forever for everything, and then they skipped the salad and brought us dinner, and then we had to wait for the salad and then the dinner again. Two hours and 45 minutes worth of torture- for what it cost to feed a family of 5 in Malawi or Ethiopia for an entire month. I left hungry - few things are as un-appetizing as boiled meat and the squingy stuff that comes out of the meat when it's boiled and forms a scum on the fondue pot. Yum.
Posted: 9/22/2010 • Link to this review
Came here for my birthday. Admittedly I have never been to a Fondue restaurant before. It was a different experience. By the time they rolled out our Fillet Mignon steaks I took one look and thought it was a joke. They were served to us cut up and raw. I didn't realize we had to cook them by holding them in the pot of broth for 3 minutes a piece. 3 minutes for every bite. Not to mention the potatoes and the vegetables were raw to. We spent most of the time fishing for our food in the pot. Dropped a carrot in and accidentally splashed my husband in the eye with the scalding hot broth. Also burned my self several times. It was a disaster. I was hungry to so it was torture having to sit there and wait 3 mins between each bite (they didn't even give us a timer). To make things worse, you have to agree on which fondue you want with whoever your with since you have to share it, for appetizers, dinner, and desert. So whatever you order, whoever your with has to order the same exact thing. When they brought out our food, they only brought one dish of vegetables so we had to share that as well. The bill came out to about $100. Afterward we went to Taco Bell because we were still hungry. Total waste. Our waitress was nice though.
Posted: 9/15/2010 • Link to this review
I have been going to this resturant for years. Great food, fun experience. You will enjoy this. It is a great place to go with friends or for a romantic treat with that special someone. Make sure you go to a corporate owned location. There is a difference.
Posted: 10/29/2008 • Link to this review
This is the place to go if you are looking for an event instead of just a meal out. Start off with a cheese fondue moving to a meat fondue but, wait, save room for the choclate fondue. The food is extrodinary and it is a lot of fun cooking it yourself.
Posted: 8/16/2008 • Link to this review
This is a great place for a date, however if you are looking for a hearty meal, this is not the place. But it's fun, it's romantic and it's something everyone should do at least once.
Posted: 5/24/2008 • Link to this review
The meal is somewhat expensive, but the experience is fun. Dipping your choice of veggies, breads, and meats into fondue is entertaining and satisfying and the chocolate turtle dessert fondue cannot be beaten!
Posted: 5/21/2008 • Link to this review
Allow plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely fondue experience here. A full meal is pricey and it takes awhile to enjoy all of the choices, but the service is fantastic and the food is delicious. They have a nice variety of wine in a wide range of prices. This a lovely place to enjoy a special, casual evening.
Posted: 5/03/2008 • Link to this review
While I didn't eat at this location, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night at the Midtown location. Food was excellent, the service was great, and the experience was top notch. Maybe a little pricier than it needs to be but really fun.
Posted: 5/03/2008 • Link to this review
My boyfriend and I went yesterday (his first time) for a pre valentine's day dinner. Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious! It was a bit pricy but it was worth it.
Posted: 2/14/2008 • Link to this review
The Melting Pot is a fun experience. It takes a while, so be prepared for at least two hours if you do the whole dinner courses including desert. The service is good and the food is great, but it is a little pricy.
Posted: 12/27/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review