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“An unusual dining experience”
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
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Ranked #19 of 28 Restaurants in Whippany
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A delightful dining experience - fondue with a small variety of cheeses, vegetables, and meats fondues. Terribly expensive for two ($150 including 2 glasses of wine, no dessert), however .the quality was very good. The atmosphere is rather dark but romantic. The service was excellent. The waiter was very descriptive on how best to enjoy the fondue experience, by describing the flavor and intensities of the sauces for our personal taste. We will try it again, but not for the expensive meal, but would go back to experience the chocolate foundue.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My kids like this place. It's a fun experience, but incredibly expensive for what you get, imho. And it felt from the beginning as if the whole place is geared to getting you to spend more money. From the way the menu is structured, to the server's script and recommendations, everything seemed designed to push you to spend more. Both in big ways ("the 4 course meal is really your best value") and little ways ("kids really like this cooking broth [5.95 upsell, no shock]), to ("our special filtered water is only $1/person"). God forbid they should offer that for free. Portion sizes are modest, it just felt to me like a lot of numbers guys did a lot of work figuring out how to squeeze as many dollars out of each customer as possible. Plus the pitch for a loyalty program at the end...more upsell. I'll probably go back because my daughter loves it, but I'll work on finding another place that she likes better. Cost close to $200 for family of 4, not big eaters, and we ordered less than the server suggested (3 complete meals vs. 4) and no beverages, zero. The food was fine, it was fun, but the experience left a very icky taste.

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