Open late Fri.-Sat.
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The Melting Pot Restaurant Review: All kinds of fondue are served at this large yet intimate, upscale downtown restaurant. Perfect for girls' night out or every Monday for Service Industry Night (restaurant and bar employees get 25 percent off), the premise involves table-top cook pots of melted cheese blends, like Fontina and Butterkäse cheeses; spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic for dipping your bread squares; and your choice of three aromatic broths in which to cook skewers of meats, shrimp and vegetables. There's even a gluten-free menu. Entrées don't compare to the sweet melted dessert mixtures like the Flaming Turtle --- milk chocolate, caramel and chopped pecans --- to coat fruit, brownie bites, marshmallows and cheesecake. Don't plan to do much after dinner as you'll be occupied for two hours or longer; the meal is the focus of your evening. And be forewarned: All of those little bites can add up to a big bill.