Went for my birthday this year and had appetizer, dinner and dessert. This was a true dining experience. Service was FANTASTIC, very attentive but not overbearing. Everything was delicious and the dessert plate was phenominal. We got the turtle fondu and dipped everything in caramel and chocolate. The dipping sauces are awesome, and really compliment the food well. We WILL be returning to the little dipper.
We LOVE this restaurant. The food is delicious, service is great and the Martini's are to DIE for. This is a great place for a special occasion. Save room for the dessert. Far superior to the Melting Pot and LOCALLY owned:)
Awesome awesome awesome. We've been to this place three times (every year), and the food has always been terrific and the service, outstanding. We have an 8-year-old, and as long as he brings his Gameboy, he's good to go for about a two hour meal, which is what you should count on to really enjoy it. We drop about $100, with a 2 person meal and an extra salad/cheese fondue serving (for the boy) and the large chocolate fondue, but it's worth every dime. They clearly are careful in their hiring.
A new and unique experience. I've heard of fondue restaurants, but this is the first I've ever actually been too, and from what i can gather it has been very well done. The menu is built around an entire meal, so although the prices seem a bit high to some, you can't forget that it is including everything, apppetizer, salad, and effectively a main course with several sides and a selection of sauces. There is also a range from individual meals to groups of four or more, although everyone will have to agree on what is actually in the fondue pot, the first course is usually cheese based, we had the chedar and ale, it was amazing, and it came with quite a few items to start with, bread, carrots, potatos among other things to dip into the cheese, which was prepared right in front of us by the server. Then it was the salad, which was also quite good, and on to our main course. We went with the fairly standard peanut oil, and i have to say it was excelent. The have a card to give ballparks for how long the various meats and such should be cooked, and we also had our choice of four sauces from a selection of about a dozen. The sauces really set everything off nicely, they don't carry the meal, but they add alot to it, and i think they deserve a special mention because they aren't just something poured from a jar. Honestly, I'd always kind of looked at a fondue pot as a cute way to keep a cheese dip hot, but this really opened my eyes to what they're capable of, so i have to say i was suprised. Also, I have to mention that it was extremely clean, again impressive considering there are probably in excess of twenty pots of hot peanut oil and cheese having all manner of things put in a taken out, i wish my kitchen looked as nice as our table did after i finish frying something. Our server was extremely friendly and readily offered his opinion when asked as well as just explaining to us how the menu worked and the meal would be conducted, a near nessecity considering neither of us had any real idea about how it worked and it kept us from doing something embarassing without making us feel dumb. Again i'd like to say that when i asked him what his favorites were, he told us, thats rare anymore because most places have a hoaky line they're forced to give about everything being good or that the special is really great, but i could tell he'd actually tried most of the menu, and i've learned its a good sign when the staff eats there, its a terrible sign if they don't (a note to managers). To be fair to the cooks, although everyone has a favorite, i doubt there are any duds coming out of their kitchen.
All in all, a great place, its true that it is an experience, but honestly its also pretty darn tasty. I would recommend getting there early or making a reservation, they're doing a brisk business. Also, make some time, there is a good reason they aren't open for lunch. The staff was great, the place looked clean and sharp. I didn't think it was too expensive for what they were offering, but if thats a concern check out the menu, and keep in mind that the meal does come with quite a few bells and whistles, and it was enough to satisfy me, which certainly says something. Another great place to eat in Wilmington.
My wife and I went to this restaurant as our first exposure to fondue. The staff was great in their helpfulness as well as their ability to converse with the guests while preparing the cheese course. Appetizers were great and the staff was able to prepare two different pots at the same time. We cooked in broth for our main course and patrons should be warned that it takes some time to prepare and meats that you have ordered. Dessert (if you still have room) was fantastic. Great wine selection and nice locale top off a great night out (allow about 2 hours for whole thing).
Thierry and Patricia Moity were previous owners of Patou Bistro in Charlotte, NC and Cafe de Bruxelles in New York
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