The Bottom Line
- Great place to play with your food.
- Nice for a long, romantic meal.
- Extensive wine list.
- Takes too long to eat.
- Booths with curtain closures become stuffy and warm.
- Expensive wine list.
- If you are not familiar with fondue, the following steps will serve as brief explanation:
- In the case of the starter course, the cheese is melted in a fondue pot at your table.
- You are provided colored skewers (so you know which skewers belong to which person).
- When the fondue is hot, you stab the items-bread cubes, apples, veggies-and dip them in the cheese.
- You then remove them from the skewers onto your plate.
- Don't eat directly off the skewers. If you do, you'll be putting your germs in the fondue pot!
- Another reason to not eat directly off the skewers: the skewers can get very hot.
- You repeat this process until you groan, "I'm so full--I can't believe there are two more courses!"
- The main fondue course is served raw, of course.
- You'll be cooking your morsels of fish, meat, veggies and potatoes on the skewers in the fondue pot.
Guide Review - Melting Pot Restaurant
Having been to the Melting Pot before, we knew that we had to leave some room for dessert. One dessert is plenty for two people. We ordered our own concoction of dark chocolate and Amaretto fondue. Wonderful!
The Melting Pot is modern, dark and attractive. To allow you to enjoy the process of the meal, all the booths have some privacy and are spacious enough for all the items, like dipping sauces, that end up all over your table. There are even some booths with curtain closures!
If you go to Melting Pot, you have to consider it not only a meal, but entertainment as well. You are cooking two bites of food at a time. We were at the Melting Pot for dinner for nearly three hours! If you don't enjoy that sort of an evening, I would stay away from Melting Pot. I don't recommend this restaurant for a first date, or to go with anyone that you don't have much to say to.
We enjoyed the Melting Pot. The food and the concept get 5 stars. We would go there again, but it's not a place we'll go to monthly. Once a year is enough for us.
There are Melting Pot locations in Ahwatukee and Scottsdale.