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Jul 23, 2012 04:18 AM

Has anyone been to The Melting Pot in Darien, CT?

A group of us have wanted to go for a while and were wondering how it is? How does it work? Is it per person fondue or do you order individually? Thanks, Richie

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  1. I haven't been to this one but I have been to other Melting Pots, usually when someone else is paying because I find them to be overpriced.

    You can order on your own but I have found everyone sharing is the best way to go.

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    1. re: SoupsOnCT

      I have also been to another one, I don't remember the cost.

      It's a good time with a group, the food is ok, nothing special, not horrible. I would prefer to make fondue at home, but for a night out it could be fun.

      1. re: dennisl

        Thanks! Are there any restaurants/bars with live jazz down that way?

        1. re: javaandjazz

          Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford (a lot more casual than Melting Pot, but not a dive) has live music, including jazz , a few times a week--their website has the schedule of upcoming performances.

    2. Went about 6 years ago and would never go back. I left there so upset at the cost of food compared to the product / service we received. For 4 people we paid over $30+ to dip average food into average cheese/sauces. (To be fair, a couple bottles of wine added to the cost, but the "food" probably averaged out to $50 per person).
      My kid could make this at home in 10 minutes.
      Maybe i just don't get the fondu thing - - - especially when dining out where I want a chef to cook for me and a waitstaff to serve me. If it were me, I would save your money and get something much better.