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Old 01-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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The Melting Pot

Who has been and what were your impressions?

We are going Saturday with some friends of ours. I have heard mixed reviews of this place. Basically what I have taken from it is that it is way too expensive and the food is mediocre, but we will have a very good time.

For those that have been, does that sound accurate?

I am pretty excited to be going. I am going in with low expectations for the food, but the friends we will be with are a lot of fun. They are our eating/drinking friends and we always have a blast when we are with them. Plus we are leaving the kids with the grandparents so this will be an actual date night which we have not had in a while.

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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I've not been but friends of ours have. They say it is expensive but you do get a lot of food. They went with their college aged daughter for her birthday and got some dinner meal that was for 2 and the 3 of them shared and had plenty. I'd like to try it sometime myself. I'll look forward to your take on the place.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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I haven't been but friends tell me it's best to go out for dinner then go to the Melting Pot for dessert.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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What is their reasoning Andy?
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What is their reasoning Andy?

They thought the entree fondues were less interesting than the desserts. Of course, it's all personal opinion.

I was turned off to fondues by my ex so I may never go.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:49 PM   #6
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DW and I love fondue. We had a great chicken fondue for our New Year celebration. The liquid was chicken stock with veggies. You then cooked the chicken in the broth and dipped it into various sauces. After the chicken was gone you drank the broth with veggies.
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We've been and I agree that the food is just OK ... bland... it's really fun though and it's different. Very expensive for what you get. That being said....... DESSERT ROCKS!! Get the white and milk chocolate mix!!! Oh my goodness!!! It's heaven!
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I've only heard bad things about it, sorry. Overpriced, crappy food, chain restaurant vibe, etc. But I have NOT been myself.

It's totally not my kind of place though. There's one close to my office and it doesn't seem that busy.

I adore cheese fondue -- probably my very favorite food -- but am very picky about it.

What you are describing with the chicken and broth is shabu-shabu.

There are a number of great shabu places in Boston and environs. Shabu-zen has a couple of restaurants. You might want to try one. They are really fun.

Also, check out Chowhound for reviews
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I've only heard bad things about it, sorry. Overpriced, crappy food, chain restaurant vibe, etc. But I have NOT been myself.
That is basically what I have heard too. The couple we are going with are the type of people who we would have fun with no matter what so even if the food is as bad as I am expecting we are still going to have a lot of fun. plus, they can't screw up chocolate so that part of the meal will be good
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OK, I clicked on this expecting to see some kind of stuff about geography and immigration. The Melting Pot is a restaurant?
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