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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.7
4.7
2105 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

10:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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 is currently suspended due to Covid 19 protocol. There are several public parking lots available on Fifth and Sixth Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Trolley stops on 5th and C st

  • Additional

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

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What 2,105 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a wonderful experience at the Melting pot! We went to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and are so happy with our choice! Our service was amazing and our waiter was very friendly and fun. The food was all so yummy, all four courses! And at the end they gave us a "Haopy Anniversary Plate" with a chocolate strawberry! We felt like we were the only people in our private little booth, and the lighting felt very romantic. Overall the experience was so much more fun then a traditional restraunt would have been. We had such a great time and will be recommending this place to everyone! We will also be back for future special occasions!
  2. g

    geizera

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    beautiful atmosphere for a date night. Had to wait a bit at times for the next meal which I was hoping wouldn't happen. none the less this place is amazing
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters 21st Birthday dinner at the Melting Pot downtown San Diego will be a memorable evening! Our waiter was so patient, nice and helpful. We had 7 people in our own private room. The Ambience was very comfortable & several employees came into check on us to see how we were doing as the food was getting prepared. I highly recommend The Melting Pot in the gaslamp district in San Diego for any Special Occasion, date night etc.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing!!!
  5. j

    jasons

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food! had a good experience. Was my first time, but really liked it. Will be going back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wanted to thank you all for making our 1st visit outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary and our waiter made sure to acknowledge that and we were so grateful. We will definitely be back.
  7. MS

    MariS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I greatly enjoyed our 4 course dinner. The service was great and we will definitely return.
  8. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Very expensive for very little food. Service was great
  9. CD

    ChristinaD

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It took about 30mins for my husband to receive his drink from the bar even though we were the 3rd party seated after opening. The actual meal portion of the experience was underwhelming for the price. You get a few small pieces of meat and vegetables, and two whole mushroom ravioli. I did enjoy the cheese and chocolate portions of the meal though and would probably go back to have those. The meal itself is very slow and it took over 2hrs to complete.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Unique experience for sure. Came to celebrate my daughter's 14th birthday. Food was great! the dipping makes it Unique but having to cook the meat in the broth was too much. Felt bad for the waiter, they have to go up and down the stairs.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yin Yang fondue was incredible
  12. AC

    AnnieC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary and loved the extra touches they did to make it special!
  13. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service and delicious food! The dessert was definitely the best part!
  14. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great experience! Thomas was the best server
  15. T

    Travis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The meal was great and the service was excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service!
  17. BP

    BeckyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience! I highly recommend going on Wednesdays for the BFFF specials, since the place is pricey. Loved the experience, I just wish it wasn’t so expensive so I could go back more often.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I don’t think I have ever been more disappointed with a restaurant. My youngest daughter picked this restaurant for her 8th grade graduation. She loves it dipping her food in and cooking it herself. She is a lot like me and gets enjoyment out of odd things. Well I have been a restaurant GM for years and love making experiences for guest. Let’s just say this location or atleast Adam doesn’t. I made a reservation (which requires a credit card number to hold. I then called to talk to a real person to see if I could decorate politely our table, also explaining my daughter missed her 8th grease graduation du to being I’ll and this was the restaurant she wanted to go to make up for it. Well I asked and Adam first and only response why he would was because the table before may not want an intrusion. I agreed and said we have a 6:00 reservation are you going to turn a table in 45 minutes. He then said you could bring it in and the hostess may put it on the table but not for sure. What really got me going was when I looked over a a decorated table with balloons and their guests were allowed to come late and they still got to sit. My ex and her daughters could not sit down until I walked the bag of gifts in. Seriously if my daughter never brings this restaurant up I swill never go back. Experiences can only happen once and this restaurant ruined a experience for me.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been celebrating birthdays here for years. And while it is a cool concept the quality and small quantity of the food for the price no longer reasonable even for the occasional celebration.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner!
  21. AP

    AlyssaP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The service was great but it took forever to get the check. We had to ask someone to bring it. They stuck us in a “romantic corner” as the server described it. But the noise was horrible due to being right next to the ice machine. It wasn’t relaxing. For a side garden salad and desert with one beer was $53.00. From start to finish with just what we got took over an hour. I absolutely love the melting pot but this experience was just a tad bit different
  22. R

    Russell

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome and everything went well. We will be back again soon
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration! Server Bradley was great! All staff members were very friendly. Overall a wonderful experience. Awesome location too! Beautiful surroundings downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp.
  24. A

    Alecia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the melting pot! Andrew was out waiter and was absolutely amazing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 6th anniversary. Such a cool experience! We did the Thursdays special. 4 courses were enough for the two of us. (We were full by the time we had the dessert). Thomas was our waiter and he was super awesome. The only thing is the price, but for Anniversary celebration and first time, the experience was amazing! Would recommend it!
  26. MV

    MikeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good and Alfred was a courteous and pleasant server
  27. OT

    OpenTableOaks55

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but you must at least enjoy the experience once! Lots of food so plan your day for a BIG dinner! Dinning for four make sure you get a table with two burners.
  28. BL

    BettyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Would recommend to anyone who wants the French way
  29. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Brent was a great waiter. Made us feel really comfortable and made sure that we knew what we were being served since we were first timers! We were a little sad that we only had 1 hotplate for 4 people. we wanted to try different things but that was our fault. How do we request a table with 2 hot plates for next time?? Over great experience! Wewill definitely come back again.
  30. CF

    ChristinaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience at Melting Pot. We went on Friday dinner with a family of five. Host seated us immediately after we arrived. Our waiter, Andrew greet us immediately after. He was excellent and made the experience impeccable. It was our first time having Fondue. He explained everything to us and even the kids patiently. His recommendation was perfect. My daughter and I went to the restroom before dessert. He waited for us to return to the table before he served desert. He knew the kids would love the presentation and he was right. One of the best dining experience we had for a while. If the owner is reading this, two thumbs up for Andrew.
  31. MB

    MylesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good was absolutely phenomenal and it was a very good experience.
  32. JH

    JessicaH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time having the fondue experience. We loved it. We had the 4-course experience for two and tried to pace ourselves because it’s so much food! It was delicious and our server Thomas was excellent and had lots of tips for a great meal.
  33. ED

    EmilyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service. The manager stoped by our table multiple times during the meal to ensure everything was how we wanted
  34. AD

    AudleyD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went in just for dessert and got A+ service from Jay. The most delicious dark and milk chocolate fondue!
  35. BD

    BrynnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great place for celebrating or just a romantic dinner! Delicious food, great / creative drinks, and always outstanding service!
  36. A

    Anita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I went for our 1st wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and we liked that it was an activity along with a meal. It wasn't difficult to cook the foods either. We also had a GREAT server. He was knowledgeable and checked with us during the right times and he wasn't overbearing.
  37. GN

    GeorgeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience excellent food. Fun time with family and friends.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great out server was awesome
  40. A

    Ariel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and wait staff was attentive and polite. Overall 10/10 experience and we will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 2105 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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 is currently suspended due to Covid 19 protocol. There are several public parking lots available on Fifth and Sixth Avenue.

  • 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, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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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