Fort Collins has only a small handful of destination restaurants - places you go to celebrate a special occasion - like a birthday or anniversary. These are places that you just don't visit for family dinners during the week. The Melting Pot is one of those places.

The Husband and I have birthdays that are separated by only eight days. For as long as long as we've been together, we've always celebrated "birthday weekend", the weekend in between the two days. We usually try to go all out and make it a big deal. This year, we had plans to spend the entire weekend in Denver, only to have The Toddler get sick. So, we went to Plan B, and chose to visit The Melting Pot as our local birthday destination. Fortunately, we were able to snag a last minute reservation (FYI - do not try to come here without one!).

Now, with the reservation - this is where you know your dining experience is going to be something special.  The hostess asks you every question under the sun - everything from special occasion requests you'd like (roses at the table!), to making them aware of food allergies or preferences.  It's top notch service, and all of these notes are recorded in their system for your future visits (this is amazing, really).

I've been to the Melting Pot prior to our birthday celebration.  I came on a Ladies Night with a bunch of friends, and we had the most excellent time - great drinks, fabulous food (with careful allergy consideration for one of my friends) and just an overall blast.  However, my husband and I did not have the same amazing time on our birthday dinner night...

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