So I made it to dinner at Little Q hotpot last night, and had a fantastic meal. The service was very attentive. The manager came over, made sure we had everything we needed, made suggestions on the menu, and came back to check on us numerous times.
My partner had the black chicken broth and I went with the Chinese Miso. Both were richly-flavored, and absolutely outstanding. Everything we ordered was wonderful. The lamb dumplings were little pillows with a tasty filling. The lamb meatballs were a winner, too.
Prior reviews were correct that the scallion pancakes were the best rendition of this dish that I've had recently. Crispy pillows with a nice onion flavor and not greasy at all.
Some of the dishes are really stand-alone, and don't need to be cooked in the broth. We tried the Little Q special Soup Noodles and it was a huge bowl of the chicken broth, filled with chunks of beef, egg noodles, chilis, and these little bright red figs (never eaten those before...they were good).
It seemed pretty authentic to me, and there were plenty of Chinese people around us who seemed to be enjoying it very much. We plan to go back next week and try some of the other items on the menu that we didn't get to try, like the pumpkin slices and the other meats (fatty lamb, rib eye, pork). We both stuffed ourselves and the bill came to $40.00, which I thought was very reasonable.
If you are looking for an exotic dining experience, and you are in the area, you can eat there first and then head across the hall to the $2.50 movie theater. A night out on the town in Quincy. YUM.