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

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IS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with family! The food was awesome!!!!

PE
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Took the train down from Orange County. The restaurant is within walking distance of the downtown station. Had a nice cozy alcove to ourselves personable server(s). The meal was three hours and well paced.Fondue is a great experience and the Melting Pot presented great options and flavors. Our desert (Bananas Foster) was a little disappointing was expecting it to be more like New Orleans style and flavor, sadly was not. But overall a great evening.

SN
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Food was delicious. Waiter and staff went above and beyond. They stayed open over an hour past closing to accommodate our party and even gave my friend a fun little dance for her birthday. Would definitely recommend!

S
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Usually my experiences at The Melting Pot are fantastic. However, we had some issues with our server. I really wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, but she just did not deliver. Our party of 7 arrived at 5:30 and we were seated within a few minutes. No one came to our table to greet us for over seven minutes. I immediately told our server that we needed to be out of the restaurant by 7:40 in order to get to a show at the Civic Center. She expressed concern that two hours would not be enough for 3 courses. I appreciate that she was up front about her concern, but we have dined many times at The Melting Pot before a show, and we've always been able to get out in time for the show. We placed our order for 2 cheese fondues by 5:45. It took a while for it to come, but once we were done eating, we waited forever for the dishes to be cleared and for the main course to arrive. The pots for cooking the main entrees did not arrive until 6:45. At that point, I said to our server that I was getting worried about our timing. She replied, "I'm worried, too, especially because I have two other tables that also want to get out in time for the show." At 6:50, our entrees were brought to the table and I said to our server, "please bring our chocolate fondues out by 7:15." We ordered the chocolate fondues and we quickly ate our entrees. We were done with our entrees by 7:10. No one came to clear our dishes or take the cooking pots until 7:25. 15 minutes we just sat there stressed wondering why no one was helping? Although the chocolate arrived at 7:25, the fruit and desserts to use to dip, did not come. By 7:31, we realized we just needed to pay and leave. The manager took the dessert off our bill and gave us coupons for free chocolate on our next visit, but we were SO disappointed. Our kids look forward to the chocolate more than anything. I don't understand why our server wasn't able to make this happen. There were long lags of time when we sat there with no food or service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cena de navidad

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go every Christmas Eve. Fun tradition!

LW
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Great service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Expensive but nice unique dining experience. Ordered the full 3 courses (cheese , oil then chocolate dip) and might opt for the cheese and/or chocolate next time. Great waiter and great experience.

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Janice our server was fantastic! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and she made it extra special with her personable and attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melting Pot San Diego is my favorite restaurant. Thomas made the night even more special with the best service I have ever had at a restaurant. He was prompt and helped get us out on time to make a showing at the civic theatre. The historical building really sets the ambiance.

DK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast! I love the melting pot, it was my guests first time and they really enjoyed themselves as well. We will totally be back. Thank you Melting Pot!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to come back. Great date night. Food was amazing and staff was lovely.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience not just a meal. A special treat for special occasion. We treated my parents as a thank you dinner- they felt very special.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect; the food was amazing, the server was experienced in great service, and we love the dark ambience. It’s a romantic and beautiful place for a date.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience if you are into trying new stuff around

SC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best melting pot experience ever! Our guy Zane is the best! 👍🏻👍🏻 The building is super cool too! Used to be a bank built in 1913 or something like that.

OC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was excellent. Thomas our waiter was very attentive and very friendly which made the dinner very enjoyable .

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited too long for drinks and starters.

OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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

F
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BI
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here for special occasions, never disappointed.

J
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food. Will definitely be back!

OT
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date night experience

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