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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.6
4.6
2543 Reviews
$50 and over
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

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 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
  • 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

  • Ultimate Romance Dinner for Two- $239

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a Romantic Night Out with a Four Course Dinner for two, A Dozen Roses, Rose Petals with a Floating Candle on the the table top, as well as a Bottle of Champagne with Heart Shaped Strawberries on the rim. End the night with a take home photo for memories. Payment will be added to final check.
    Ultimate Romance Dinner for Two- $239 Photo
  • NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience

    $88.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    This is the over-the-top 5-course VIP fondue celebration that will dazzle and delight all 5 senses: • First Bite: Green Goddess Bacon Tomato • Chef-Crafted Cheese Fondue served with six savory “Double Dippers” • Choice of Fresh Salad • Premium Celebration Entrée (+Additional charge for the Ultimate Celebration Entrée including a lobster tail to share. Minimum purchase of two.) • Chocolate Explosion Fondue: arrives in a spectacle of smoke, fire, and sparkles, make sure you take a picture! Make any special occasion Ultimate – from a birthday, anniversary, new job, graduation, and more, this menu will give your big night the extra it deserves!
    NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience Photo
  • Touch of Romance - $19.95

    Multiple dates available
    Spice up your night with a Touch of Romance. Rose Petals and a Heart Shaped Floating Candle elegantly placed on the table before you arrive. Payment will be added onto final check.
    Touch of Romance - $19.95 Photo

What 2,543 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

2,544 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Johnny made our experience at The Melting Pot BEYOND special. I love the restaurant, and wanted to introduce my two friends to the magic. Our expectations were exceeded to say the least. The staff went above and beyond to personalize our dining experience and we enjoyed every second.

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  2. MariaD

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to visit and treat ourselves to a great meal and dinning experience. Service was great and we left happy and with a full belly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was absolutely amazing and memorable will defiantly be coming back

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The two male waiters that assisted our table were amazing. I think one of the guys' names is Johnny, and I didn't remember the other guy. But both were great and had good recommendations. Will definitely come back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was amazing and able to let us know what to expect. Food was delicious!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was probably our fifth time to a Melting Pot, third at the beautiful restaurant in Gas Lamp, San Diego, CA. As always, another amazing meal enjoying the ultimate experience package. It is so much food, you won’t eat four hours and hours later. Dakota was our waiter and he gave us amazing service, super attentive and continually checked on us and kept our glasses full. Food came out like clock work, minute you finished one of your courses the next one was being delivered. The alpine cheese was amazing and the meats with it were great. The birthday cake desert closed it out amazingly. Thanks for a great meal.

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  7. BradW

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been dining at the restaurant for a few years now. The food has been consistently good. The service was extremely slow for an early Sunday dinner. We shared with the waiter that we were going to a show that started in 2 1/2 hours. He shared that should be plenty of time to enjoy dinner. Except he must have forgot that as he waited too long to take our order and there was a lengthy gap from when we ordered to delivery of food. I knocked over a partial glass of water, which was mostly ice. We picked up the ice with our fingers putting them in the empty glass. The waiter happened to be at a nearby table. He brought us a towel to use and then decided he would dry the table for us. He didn’t offer to refill our water at that point. We had to flag him down and ask for water refills. He wanted to reuse the glass that had the nasty ice in it. It took a couple of tries to get him to understand that I wanted a fresh glass of water. The restaurant itself is dated and dark. It needs a refresh to bring it into the 2020’s. I understand it is supposed to be a “romantic” spot to dine out at. One thing I can’t figure out is why the restaurant patrons have to go down 2 flights of stairs or use the elevator to use the hotel restroom? Also since my last visit the street in front of the restaurant is blocked off. Very very inconvenient having to drive around a few blocks to get to the parking lot behind the hotel. I know it’s something that the city of San Diego is to blame for and not the restaurant.

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  8. BrookeJ

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately not very good food but we tried it at least.

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  9. JDPs

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was under-seasoned and bland. I asked for salt twice and didn’t get it until I asked a third time to a different waiter. It’s really hit and miss for the service depending on who is serving you. Our drink was forgotten, and we had to ask again for the drink. There were also gnats in the restaurant, and they landed on the fruit of the champagne glass, and because the glasses were sitting on the table from before we were seated, who knows how many bugs got on the fruit. Overall, the concept is cool, but it’s not a great experience at all.

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  10. LoriK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 7 on a Saturday night to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and they put us in a private room. It was great! This was our first time at the melting pot and it was all we hoped it would be. We had the full course to include Cheese Fondue, salads, main course and chocolate fondue dessert. Everything was delicious! We even had one dairy free cheese pot and one dairy free chocolate. Both delicious! Yes, it is pricey, but it’s a special occasion place and totally worth it! Our server was over the top good. Very funny and nice! Highly recommend!

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FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter is rated 4.6 stars by 2543 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 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
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Vegan, 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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