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Melting Pot vs. Hungry Mother

I know that the Melting Pot was discussed briefly a few months ago, and didn't get very good reviews. Has anyone been recently? What did you think?

I have reservations at Hungry Mother for NYE, and was thinking of switching to the Melting Pot (b/c I live downtown, and have always wanted to try it), but am thinking that I have made the right decision in sticking w/ Hungry Mother.

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    1. Fondue vs. rootsy quality chow unique to the area?

      I guess it depends on how you like to celebrate your New Years - would you more enjoy a Times Square experience or a Cambridge house party?

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        Yes, a Times Sq experience made even more complete with a meal at a chain restaurant :)

        1. re: twentyoystahs

          A Times Square experience as viewed via a big screen from a strip mall restaurant in Des Moines.

          That plays bad music.

      2. Yeah, I would stick w/ Hungry Mother. While I can see having a good time @ TMP it is a pretty cookie cutter chain kind of experience.

        1. My two friends who tried Melting Pot on separate occasions were not impressed. One said - blah, food wasn't great. The other said food tasted fine, but thought it was overpriced for what it was and did not leave full.

          1. Stick with HM. I have been to Melting Pot once- very unimpressive fondue (with the exception of the bananas foster dessert fondue- that was yummy) and terribly overpriced for the quality. Like I said, I have been only once, but won't be going back.