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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.7
4.7
2248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Welcome to The Melting Pot San Diego Gaslamp

Located on 5th Ave & E St in the historic Gaslamp Plaza Suites, the San Diego - Gaslamp Melting Pot Restaurant brings a truly unique, romantic and interactive four-course fondue dining experience to San Diego's vibrant downtown dining scene.!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 234-5554

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carmelo Ortiz

  • Catering

    Available

  • Private party facilities

    The Melting Pot has two private dining rooms to serve our guests. The first accommodates 8 people comfortably while the second suits up to a party of 16.The whole restaurant is also available for larger parties

  • Private party contact

    Reservations: (619) 234-5554

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    E Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Trolley stops on 5th and C st

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $114.95 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    5 Course Menu 1st Shrimp Cocktail or Classic Bruschetta 2nd Cheese: Classic Herb Quartet or Sparkling Gruyere 3rd Salad: Strawberry Pecan or California Cobb 4th Entrée: Cupids Feast - Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon Florentine, Lemon Garlic Shrimp, Garlic Pepper Sirloin , Herb Crusted Chicken, Featured Pasta - $114.95 PP Cupids Combo - Filet Mignon Florentine, Lemon Garlic Shrimp, Garlic Pepper Sirloin, Memphis Style Pork, Herb Crusted Chicken Breast, Featured Pasta - $94.95 PP Garden Pot - Impossible Polpettes, Red Onion, Asparagus, Zucchini, Mini Sweet Peppers, Mushroom Ravioli, Artichoke Hearts - $79.95 PP 5th Chocolate: Cookie Butter Crunch or Passion Fruit Yin Yang or Gianduja Milk Chocolate Complimentary Toast

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What 2,248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn't been to the Melting Pot in years. I was excited to learn they now offer a full 4 course vegan menu. We really enjoyed the vegan cheese fondue and the Garden Pot main with Mojo. I liked the dark chocolate dessert course, but it wasn't sweet enough for my hubby. In the future, we'd probably order the cheese course and the main a la carte.
  2. s

    scottf

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was very good. Sharif our waiter was pleasant and good with my boys.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent option for family and friends dinner
  4. J

    Jojo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great date night spot, our server was super friendly and knowledgeable and gave excellent advice on the menu. Will be going back the next time we’re in SD!
  5. H

    Haley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome! I am not sure what his name was but he was on shift on 1/18 during the evening.
  6. RC

    RandyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very helpful, friendly server (Jay), the right amount of great tasting fondue ingredients prepared well, courses well timed from the kitchen, and enjoyed in a stylish, restored San Diego location. We loved it all and we'll be back soon!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent. We haven’t been in years and a little shocked on how much the prices have raised and how portion sizes have gone down. For four adults doing the four course meal, it came out to 493 dollars. OUCH. With that being said , you are being served extremely good quality cuts of meat. Everything was extremely delicious , especially the teriyaki steak. Other great mentions are the herb chicken , and filet. The garlic crusted steak was amazing as well. Overall, it’s a great experience and definitely a fun thing to do every few years due to cost , lol
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Seated quickly but waited on service. Tucked away in the corner so did not see much of the ambiance.
  9. f

    fud4thot

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Melting Pot has definitely lost the luster it had 40 years ago but the food is still decent. Decent enough for those prices? Probably not unless someone gave you a gift card. Our server was competent but disinterested at best. There are other much better places downtown you could drop $100+ for two for dinner.
  10. SS

    SarahS

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We did one of the specials, including cheese, salad, proteins and dessert. It was really good! There are a LOT of options however. I wish the selection process was easier. Half off wine bottles was great though!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server was attentive and the food was fresh. We understand that we were paying for the fondue experience which is something we could not do at home. The charcuterie tray was NOT worth the money and more disingenuous is the 5%added to the check, just raise the price and be transparent.
  12. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and everything was great! Waiter was very friendly and helpful with the menu
  13. AC

    AnnaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly and courteous staff. They accommodated our request for a booth for a bit of privacy as we'd brought our toddler, and they brought a booster seat for him. I do wish they still mixed the fondues in front of us on the table as they used to, it was fun to watch, but now it's brought to the table already made.
  14. RZ

    RickZ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great quality of food but its highly pricey. Service charge, tax, and tip and all the extra charges work out to over $100 per person.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Expensive for what it’s worth. The food was something you can buy yourself at the store for half the price.
  16. JN

    JulietteN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Thomas, was delightful and made my birthday dinner extra special. I appreciated his suggestions and tips and noticed he was equally generous with his time and knowledge with his other tables. The meal itself was delicious as always, the timing between courses was good, and we were stuffed by the end! As usual, we left looking forward to our next visit :).
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was our waiter and he was amazing! We love melting pot!
  18. MZ

    MichelleZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    So I booked the Thursdate which, from my understanding, is a $20 discount per couple and comes with rose petals and candles. We did not get any of that. I'm sure I could have said something but I didn't want to wait aside for them to lay out rose petals and all that so we went on with our evening. Yes, the food was good but was it $550 for 4 people good? I dunno. We had a great time but likely won't go back due to the price.
  19. A

    Arwel

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very helpful waitress. Fun food. We just got the cheese fondue and the chocolate. Nice selections the food to put in the fondue.
  20. TH

    TamaraH

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    First experience and the last. Glad we did it for my sons bday but quality of the food was average. Experience was fun but it’s a one and done for me considering the price.
  21. LS

    LauraS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is great. Make sure you get a reservation nice and early!
  22. EE

    EazyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The chocolate fondue was superb.
  23. K

    Keyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time attending and the experience was phenomenal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food! This is a place to celebrate anniversaries and new years
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our waiter was not great. He would disappear for a long time and we would be completely out of drinks. Even when he did come back, never asked what we needed. The food was ok, not as good as it has been before. Our server also spilled wine in my friends water glass and said he would bring a new one but never did.
  26. A

    Autumn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The melting pot has become the go to spot for me and my fiancé on special events. The food is amazing and the desert is to die for. The service is splendid from the moment you are greeted by the hosts to the the time you leave the table and we were always well taken care of. We had Efrin as a server twice now and he’s always a great pleasure to work with and always answers all questions we had. Highly recommend this establishment!
  27. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time, and we were so impressed! Had a great time. Great food, service and experience overall. Can't wait to come back with friends and family.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was ok, was a very long experience, felt like it took way to long like we were forgotten about. Wasn’t worth the price. Will not be returning.
  29. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The restaurant was extremely warm inside and a bit uncomfortable. The salad was mediocre but the entree and dessert were great. I thought the waiter used to make the cheese fondue tableside which wasn’t done this visit so the restaurant seems to have lost some of it’s ambiance.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great experiance....
  31. BM

    BryanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and service, Thomas was amazing and we can't wait to come back again!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great very fancy lovely experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  34. R

    Review

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Been here several times and is a great place. Can definitely tell they've been cutting costs and giving less portions/effort over time. Pretty expensive for what it is now. They bring out everything pre-made now which lowers the experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Service was amazing
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience here with my husband and it was for our 3rd wedding anniversary! It was the best place ever! The food was amazing, the staff was so sweet and our server was so helpful with the menu and helping us with everything. We will definitely be coming back!
  37. JH

    JazmineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but our waiter was the real star. He was extremely nice, helpful, and his recommendations were amazing. I believe his name is Thomas.
  38. S

    Susan

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mike C. was amazing! He explained everything to us clearly and made excellent recommendations. He was engaging, caring, friendly and warm. He was completely empathetic to the fact that we were celebrating the birthday of our Mother who recently passed away. He surprised us at the end of our dinner with a beautiful “Happy Birthday Mom“ plate with a chocolate covered strawberry and a lit candle. It was such a special evening and Mike really went out of his way to make it that way for us. The food was all delicious and we really enjoyed our whole experience. We will definitely be back! Thank you Mike for your kindness and professional service. You are a gift to The Melting Pot and all those you have served and will serve in the future.
  39. R

    Rachel

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The four course dinner for two is a good deal, and you certainly get a lot of food. The salad was actually the best item, but all the fondues were fine. It is a fun experience to cook and/or eat the fondues. The sauces are good and add a lot to the entrees. They have lots of choices for each course, so everyone should be able to find something they like. The wine list is reasonably priced as well.
  40. JG

    JimG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great service and food. Thomas (waiter) treated us well. Not cheap, but well worth it.

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 2248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Trolley stops on 5th and C st

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carmelo Ortiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 234-5554

  • Catering

    Available

  • Private party facilities

    The Melting Pot has two private dining rooms to serve our guests. The first accommodates 8 people comfortably while the second suits up to a party of 16.The whole restaurant is also available for larger parties

  • Private party contact

    Reservations: (619) 234-5554

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