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Minneapolis: a fondue place called THE MELTING POT

MarkG Jul 15, 2006 03:02 PM

have you been there?? do you like it??

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    St Paul Susie RE: MarkG Jul 15, 2006 03:09 PM

    I have not been there - but I have friends (chowish) who rave about it. Seems like faaaar too much food for me in one single meal. and my pals would recommend going as a group.

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      repete RE: MarkG Jul 15, 2006 04:24 PM

      It's a chain and they seem to vary widely ...

      1. justhans RE: MarkG Jul 15, 2006 04:26 PM

        I suppose it all depends on what you're looking for. We went there with my wife's sister and her boyfriend and had a very good time. It is a lot of food and you can totally detail it to what types of meat/seafood/veggies you want.

        It is, however, expensive and pretty sterile. Not a place I'd want to bring out of town friends to show off the Twin Cities.


        1. Gary Soup RE: MarkG Jul 15, 2006 04:32 PM

          Melting Pot is a large chain. Fondue is tooo Sixties for words on top of that. If you want to dip something in a hot liquid, dip your meat into something spicy. Chains for that are coming momentarily.

          1. bluesman13 RE: MarkG Jul 17, 2006 09:07 PM

            Melting Pot is a chain for all that implies. Prices are expensive. Food is ok, but not great. For fondue, I would pick the Times Bar and Grill instead which is nearby. Their website and menu are here: http://www.timesbarandcafe.com/htm/Fo...

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              Loren3 RE: bluesman13 Jul 18, 2006 09:46 PM

              I completely agree with the Times. It's on East Hennepin just up from the bridge (across from Nye's). Much better ambience, too, not to mention live salsa music some nights.

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              cmk000 RE: MarkG Aug 6, 2006 04:56 AM

              The Melting Pot seems like a place that would impress teenage girls -- I was one, once, and was impressed. Was dragged to the MSP Melting Pot: wickedly overpriced, very taken with itself, painfully slow service on a weeknight (when everyone just wanted to go home, we had to go looking for someone to bring us a bill).

              If you're looking for something good in that area, turn onto Marquette and go to Bombay Bistro (and have the Dal Makhani).

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