Melted Cheese+ Melted Chocolate = YUM!
I love this restaurant. We always get the Big Night Out, and it just feels like a special occasion. You sit in private booths and cook/dip your own food. And we usually take a good 2-3 hours. The big night out has gone up in price -- last time we went it was $84/a couple (more if you add lobster, which I think it totally not worth it). But it includes a cheese fondue, 2 specialty salads, the main course (chunks of steak, pork, chicken, shrimp, and veggies that you deep fry or boil), and chocolate fondue. If you join the fondue club, they send you a coupon on your birthday and anniversary for a free chocolate fondue for 2 (worth $16), which they will just deduct from the cost of a Big Night Out. They also occasionally run mid-week specials. We've tried the broth, where you boil your main course, once. I'm not a fan. Although somewhat scary (and you smell like fried grease), I think the hot oil is the way to go. Then they bring you batters, and you can make stuffed mushrooms and tempura vegetables. It's so yummy. And I just don't think you can go wrong with any of the cheeses (though I'm partial to the swiss) or any of the chocolates. For each course, they will happily bring you more dippers (not the main entree, but any veggies, bread, fruit, dessert). This is even true for the brownies, marshmellows, etc. for the dessert. Ask for more dippers -- they don't seem to mind. This is my go-to restaurant for special occasions. I know there is technically better food out there. But I just always feel like a visit to the MeltingPot is a real celebration, and at a pretty good price. (But if you're trying to save money, I'd get just the cheese course and chocolate course and skip the main course -- and ask for extra dippers!) Try it (and don't get the broth), and I think you'll be glad you did.