The Melting Pot
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phoenix New Times's Description
We thought fondue was a campy, retro sort of thing until we discovered this place, a favorite among "date night" couples. (Romance oozes from this place; the waiters will even take your picture and leave it for you in a little picture frame at the door, if you like.) We love going here and ordering tasty bites that we can dip into melted cheese and yummy broth, a la shabu-shabu restaurants we remember from back east. We recommend starting with the Chef Salad rather than the appetizer course, just to make that dunking experience all the more exciting once you start. Entrée courses of either meat or seafood cooked in boullion are tasty, with chicken, two types of beef, shrimp, and ravioli. Tangy and sweet sauces accompany each order, and vegetables are always heaped on as sides. For dessert, don't pass up the basic milk chocolate fondue, served with strawberries, pineapple, brownie bites, and little chunks of cheesecake. What's more romantic (or tasty) than dunking food into pots of yummy stuff?
Tips from foursquare
The only place you can get full 3 different times in the same sitting. Wow lots of food!
Tony is a great server and has a good sense of humor! Really enjoyed tonight.
The setting is modern meshed with a rustic French theme that invites relaxation and conversation. The leisurely paced four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side.
Cheese was disgusting, but wine and dessert was great. I suggest coming just for dessert and drinks only.
The big night out is always fabulous. They change it every few months too.
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