The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dip into a great New Year. Tuesday Dec, 31 HAPPY FONDUE YEAR! Ring in the new year, with fun and fondue! Indulge in an exclusive five-course menu only for this special evening. Our regular menu will not be available. Limited seating is available and reservations are required.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 6:15PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, and drinks were great. A bit pricey though but I guess you pay for the experience as well.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waited too long for drinks and starters.

OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sherif was an awesome server. He had great timing and very knowledgeable with the menu. He made great suggestions on what to order, when we could not decide. Awesome birthday experience.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to 2 other Melting Pots in the country and this specific location has overall the best customer service. The servers, as well as the other staff truly care about their guests. Amazing food as well.

RB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food! Thank you. I wish we had time for dessert.

L
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Our family had a wonderful experience. Dinner was 3 hours but we’re not complaining - we had fun, we enjoyed each orher’s company and that’s what counts. We will definitely be back for the next SD Restaurant, which always falls either on our anniversary or birthday. We love Melting Pot and we will definitely be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Club below was very loud and vibrating. Besides that everything was great!!

F
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was absolutely amazing! The experience to cook our own food was so much fun, the wine options were great and our service was exceptional. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone who will listen! The special touches for our anniversary were so sweet and our server really took the time to get to know us and care for us

KL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From exceptional service by our waiter Sean, the overwhelming support from both Jay and Thomas the managers, and the quality of the food itself; my birthday was nothing short of amazing. All staff made sure that my birthday would be special and our loyalty (we came to the Gaslamp location from Orange, CA) wouldn't go unnoticed. While disappointed at the closing of the Irvine location, The Melting Pot in the Gaslamp Quarter made up for it all. It may have been a drive for us, but the experience was all worth it! We will definitely be back!

AT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience and the waiter was great at explaining the process. Loved it. I would highly recommend it.

MB
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun experience. I would recommend it for a special night out. Food was delicious and service was great.

PG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to a Melting Pot Restaurant. We went to the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter location which is an old bank building built in 1913 - awesome place!

We were celebrating 4 birthdays that are 20 days apart and the staff made it a very memorable event.

Since we haven't done 'Fondue-ing' since the 70's & 80's, we decided to give it a try. It is a bit pricey (normally would have been about $300-w/drinks, etc. for 4) but, we found a deal through Groupon which helped a lot. We will go back with or without a Groupon deal - it was that good.

Kudos to Thomas our server who has a great demeanor and very customer friendly. One of our party wanted some Stevia - they went to the Starbucks around the corner and got some - now that's service!!

"Thank You" to Mario (the Manager), Thomas and the staff at The Melting Pot Gaslamp Quarter for a very memorable birthday celebration!!

SH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been to the Melting Pot in several cities and it's always a fun, unique dining experience. Our food was really good and our server Zane was terrific!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Branden our server was outstanding, didn’t mind all of our special requests, was nice, efficient & fun. The Manager Mario (hope I got the name right) was just as courteous & awesome

BH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, however it was the service that stood out to me the most. All of my needs were met in a timely fashion, and my server Jay was extremely attentive. The ambiance was delightful and minus a family with infant children that was sat next to my wife and I the experience was flawless.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don’t have a Melting Pot near us in Arkansas (where we live)-so I try to get in there when we’re in town. I’ve never been disappointed! From the friendly greeting at the door, to the outstanding service; our date night was sublime.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the kids cooking class. It was an amazing time! My kiddo and the others had a blast! The staff were very helpful and the different treats they had the kiddos make were delish! Of course the parents were able to taste as well. Will definitely recommend to anyone with a child. Looking forward to ladies night next 😉

JG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Sadly It wasn't our night me and my wife we were celebrating our 22th Aniversary and the Food was very poor, taste really bad the only thing we like was the flavor of the shrimp and some of the dessert and for the price that's really bad you offer many items. the cheese fondue was really strong on the wine flavor
also my wife was just really bore extremely quite place which we don't mind but on the videos and comments it sound like a really fun place to eat and enjoy a great food NOT with US
sorry to say not going back to the Melting Pot.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and everything was delicious. We will be back!

BI
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here for special occasions, never disappointed.

J
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food. Will definitely be back!

OT
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great date night experience

TY
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go the Melting Pot every year for our anniversary. As usual it is always a very nice experience. Our waiter was very good. We always come back.

m
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The Melting Pot is a 10/10 recommend. Prices are high but very much worth it if you are looking to splurge for great food. So many gluten free items & they even have a gluten free plate for dessert that is delicious. The decor needs to be redone it’s very outdated. Overall... AMAZING!!

SM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot made sure that my date night went smooth and was a very romantic.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot website advertised “Two can dine for $59.99” everyday from 5-6 pm. -3 course meal We were handed regular menus (with prices of around $70 a person for a 4 course). No mention of the special. We had to ask, and our waiter, Sherif, who was very friendly explaining the four course option, replied, “I’ll have to go see if we have those menus downstairs.” Really?? It’s an advertised special that seems like the wait staff wants to keep a secret so twice as much can be charged. We were brought ONE menu or the special deal, which is the classic fondue. Since we hadn’t been to a fondue place before, this was a great start for us. We had the tomato and bacon fondue, melting pot and strawberry salads. These were all delicious. The classic had shrimp, pork, chicken , two kinds of beef and veggies in the pot. 8 different sauces. Sheriff explained what the sauces were for, how to combine and how long to cook the different meats in the broth. This was fun and tasty. We split a Heath bar fondue for dessert and it was just enough after the other three courses. The food was very good and it was a fun experience, however. Had we paid $140 for two four courses, I would say it wouldn’t have been worth it.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jocelyn took great care of us! And the food was amazing!!

D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Darion the server and Thomas the manager were great. The complaint I have they can't control- price. We had a Groupon and still thought that the menu was GROSSLY over priced! The food portions were meager at best and both of us left hungry even after paying extra to turn our 3 course into a 4 course. Both rounds of drinks were weakly poured.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loni, our server, was amazing!!

JY
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food,
I loved the cheese fondue,
I can’t wait to try the chocolate

JG
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined with my mother and two children ages nine and 14. We did the full deal with the cheese salad meats and chocolate. Both kids said it was the best experience they have ever had in their life!!! Everything was delicious and most importantly fun our waiter Mike made the experience the absolute best it could possibly be.

Allow yourself at least two hours for this experience but it is well worth it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with our adult children. Highly suggest that you know the eating style of those who you are dining with. There are times when you are sharing the “pot” and similar styles work best.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great anniversary dinner at the Melting Pot. The atmosphere was charming. The service was amazing. Our waiter, Thomas, was helpful in menu suggestions as well as insuring that every item arrived on time at the table. We had cocktails that were well prepared and had just the right mixture of alcohol and juice. I like to taste my alcohol. Overall the night was favored by all in our party. Can't wait come back.

E
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location downtown. Parking lot in corner. If you go during week, not so busy. Weekends can be a bit of a loud adventure. Food is good and service great.

TH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at the Melting Pot! We used to go to the Irvine location but, since it has now closed, we made the trek to San Diego. This location is in a historic building in the Gaslamp area and it's gorgeous. The food was superb, our waiter was fantastic and a good time was had by all. Parking for this location is expensive, so be prepared! But overall, it's worth it!

TB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall experience was great!

M
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Food was delicious. Server interacted with my kids so well and brought out the cutest plate that said “Enjoy San Diego.”

SL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and friendly service! Pricey, but that’s the Melting Pot in general.

j
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was amazing!

CR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time at the Melting Pot on Sunday. Our server, Jay was exceptional. It was a Harry Potter birthday theme and there were banners with the house colors and some of the staff were dress in robes. They had a magician who was very good and came by the tables. The food was excellent, the drinks were very good, overall and excellent experience and evening.

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