While the food at Melting Pot is tasty, it is nothing that you couldn’t easily create at home. Everyone is surprised when they taste my homemade fondue because it is fabulous and easy to do. But Melting Pot certainly has it down. You simply can’t pay more anywhere else for such a predictable meal. The fondues are not even inventive, and the quality of the cheese they use is only average. I think the concept is great but it ends up pleasing the wait-staff more than anyone else because at $60 an entrée they make quite large tips for a meal the patrons cook themselves.
Try buying some raclette and gruyere yourself and doing it at home. Or just go for dessert.