We went to the Melting Pot for my daughter's 18th Birthday celebration. She chose it. We had been there before and she loved it then and wanted to do it again. For about $250, 5 of us had a four course meal. If you like mushrooms, DO NOT skip the mushroom sachetti (I think I have spelled it wrong) but GET IT! It is fabulous!!!!!! The other thing that you must not miss is the original chocolate peanut butter dessert fondue. If you are allergic to peanuts, however, then you will be equally pleased with the Banana Foster. Both are heavenly! Come ready to be active though... the food comes uncooked and you have to cook it yourself in your choice of flavored broths. It helps to bring like minded people because you will have to agree and share. The table behind us, for example had a mix of vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters and they struggled (out loud) with what to order. Each table has a limited amount of burners on it. Older kids are quite safe, but I would be cautious if I had an "active hands everywhere" toddler. The heating elements are right in the center of the tables and are quite hot.
Bottom line, try it you won't be able to help but like it!