My Review of The Melting Pot

So, I went to the Melting Pot restaurant today. I was anticipating it last night, so I had a look at the menu. I noticed it was going to be extremely expensive, and I knew it was fondue, so I thought it would be a ripoff. It turns out that it isn’t all that bad, but it’s still overpriced. You start with pots of cheese with bread, apples, and vegetables to dip. Then you move to salad, which is pretty good – I had the Caesar, which had real anchovie flavor! Next, they bring out new pots of broth for you to boil potatoes, salmon, 2 kinds of beef, shrimp, and chicken in. The helpings are actually pretty massive – the 6 of us had 3 plates of meat, and we didn’t finish all of it. You cook the meat in the broth for 1.5 to 2 minutes for most of it, and the chicken for longer. Then, you pull it out and have it with a variety of sauces, ranging from yellow curry sauce to horseradish ranch to bleu cheese. It was pretty fun. Finally, you top it off with some chocolate fondue for dessert, including pound cake, rice crispy treats, strawberries, and cheesecake. All in all, if you want to drop about $50/person on novelty, it’s not bad. But, I still recommend Tersiguel’s in Ellicott City for the same price much more.