Speaking of restaurants - The Melting Pot. Some friends wanted to try it, so 4 of us, including myself, trotted ourselves off. We got two of the "meals for 2" three courses; cheese and stuff, meat and broth, and then dessert. When it was all said and done, the bill was ridiculous, and the food just decent. Nothing to write home about.
Of course, I think my judgment was clouded by the fact my one friend blurted out in an email, "oh we can treat Kathy, since its her birthday" - wihtout having any clue how much it would cost. I, however, had looked at the menu, and knew it wasn't cheap. So I think with tip, our share, including Kathy's, came to something like $80 each. so about $250 total. So not worth it, so I've never been back. I have my own fondue pot, and I can make my own for way less.