We just decided to eat at the Melting Pot this evening in Boise. We had little knowledge of what we were to experience other than that we were going to a Fondue restaurant. The host/hostess seamed suprised that we didn't have a reservation, but seated us in the main dining room, where we expected the tables around us to fill in with those that did have reservations...never happened.
1. SUPER confusing menu...UGHHH!!! Not that we couldnt figure it out, we just found it to be troublesome.
2. The prices. There are MANY finer dining spots where comparable prices would have left us delighted after the meal.
3. The food. The cheese fondue was not hot enough. We had to adjust the heat of the burner on our own to get it to the temp that we found acceptable. The bread used was less than stellar, in fact was substandard. The apples were the only thing that we found pleased our pallets. OK, fondue might be a novelty, but the fun of cooking our own entrees wore off rather quickly. The Cajun entree alluded to cajun chicken with shrimp and tenderloin and sausage. Expecting the chicken to be the only thing smothered in cajun spices was a mistake...all meats came drowned in cajun spice. Overkill! We could go on about the lack of quality, but suffice it to say that we were disappointed.
4. Service. The waitress was friendly enough and tried to be helpful, but we found that over the course of the 2+ hours it took to finish our meal, we had trouble with such things as keeping our water glasses filled, even though it seemed as if there were one wait person assigned to every different table in the house.
5. Dessert. Skipped it. Too long to wait, too mush to pay for it, and we were already rather full. You do get full here, but it isn't a happy full.
Not recommended in our book. We won't be going back.