The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.7
1980 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.!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We are offering our 4 Course Menu $59.95-$79.95 for Mother's Day. Enhance your Mother's Day by adding one of our celebration packages.

What 1980 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience for our daughter's 8th birthday. Our server was amazing and really made her dinner special! The experience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter made special. My oven broke and we opted for Easter dinner out! Great fun for the family. Super friendly and attentive staff.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming for a date night so came for the Easter special dinner. Waiter was courteous, food delicious.

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MatysonW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to the Melting Pot for our anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint! Our waitress was so knowledgeable and helpful. The food was delicious and flavorful. We will definitely be back!

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Janet
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience. Waiter very helpful. Had a great time. Hostesses always cheerful.

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vipsasa
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. I was impressed by the quality and quantity of the meat. The only thing that felt totally basic was the salad. Excellent service. Will be back!

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CarlosC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. Incredible food, incredible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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DeniseO
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great cheese fondue choices. And superb service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and perfect for the occasion. The staff was very helpful and on it everything we needed was taken care of quickly. My girlfriend loved the experience so you get your money’s worth an overall amazing dinning experience.

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Malia
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here numerous times and it’s been great every time. My friends and I went out and it was both their first times and they loved it! Both our server Kevin and his serving assist who i didn’t catch his name were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, I wanna thank my waiter! He was the best and made us feel like no other place I’ve ever been. So thank you for making our night so special

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday had an amazing time. It was romantic and very comforting due to COVID-19 everyone was very friendly

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vipPatW
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expected not to like the food but I was wrong. This place is great.

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HeatherB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

With tip - it came to $300 for a family of 4. Service was really good as well as the food. They were very accommodating of having 1 vegan in the group so 2 out of 4 of us were cold during dinner. Bring a jacket! 😉

Would definitely go back again though!

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Tess
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

During these covid times my husband and I have been very understanding and grateful that we are able to eat inside of a restaurant and that the waiting staff is willing to still work. With that being said we are very patient people, however our waiter was horrible, he did not explain anything to us, he also seemed to get short/angry with us when we asked for more water or to turn on our stove. He even stated that he usually explains to the guests how all of the "melting pot" process works, but that he was "too busy" and continued to serve his other tables. We sat right behind another booth where the other couple had their phone alarm going off every 5 mins to remind them to take their meat out of the broth....very annoying.The guests using the alarm behind us was not the restaurants fault, however when we are just trying to enjoy a special dinner on a weekend night and the alarm noise that wakes us up for work every weekday is going off right behind us, it was not pleasing at all. That couple also had rose petals on their table and we did not, even after booking our reservation as a special occasion. Again annoying. Overall we had 3 different waiters serve us. Service was not improved until we told them that we were celebrating our wedding weekend.....then they seemed to become more friendly. They seemed to try and fix everything with a free chocolate strawberry, but that does not make up for sub-par service, especially when our bill was over $200. We will not be coming back to this location anytime in the near future.

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LynnS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, fun date night. But my 10 year old loves it too. And he is a picky eater. Pricey. But worth the special occasion. Keep an eye out for deals. They do happen.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Thomas, and all others! Felt very safe and well taken care of, thanks for a great celebration.

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trinar
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot never disappoints! Parking is difficult in Gas Lamp, but so worth the hassle.
Love the Sweet 16 package...it was an incredible way to celebrate!

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MaryS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our girls night out at this place was amazing. We spent way more time there than we should have. That’s how amazing and fun it was. We were mindful to leave an awesome tip. Staff fantastic.

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vipBembe
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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Gabino
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Roberto was great, he simplified everything as much as possible and the food was good.

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vipBarry
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the pandemic, The Melting Pot in San Diego continues to provide exceptional service. We will be back.

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Desrtrat
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaaas within walking distance of our hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. Noise was minimal, food was good as always and our server was great.

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JimG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting, service, food and ambiance. Very expensive, but worth it every once in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé proposed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jay, was absolutely awesome!

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Melting Pot. Service was excellent, the food was fresh and top quality. Prices are $$$.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so sad I don't remember our server's name because he was awesome. The food was all delicious. The sauces are divine. And the chocolate... LOVE!

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smiller34
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent dinner and event menu for Ladies Night Out. The reservation and seating was well managed, servers wore masks and gloves, chilled bottle water was left on the table. 4 course meal was a pre-set menu for the event - a great selection of items. Service was very slow - 2 1/2 hours, several extra requested items were forgotten. We were never ask if we wanted additional drinks. We had to flag down the waiter a couple of times rather than have him check on us.

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Itsrobynb
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place for dinner. Good food, but I do prefer their old menu (and portions). We had a great time, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening spent with the family. The environment and safety precautions being taken were perfect. Plus dessert was amazing as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Ashely provided really great service and made my girlfriends birthday special for both of us. I’d also like to thank everyone who helped us from other waiters to the receptionist.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Jay was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The ambiance was amazing. We really enjoyed our night at this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always a great time!

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vipBeautifulGoddess
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service by Kayla was impeccable and the manager came up to us to ask how we were doing which was nice. I love the ambiance, it's darker and cozier compared to the UTC location which is more open, brighter, and louder.

The thing that was disappointing was that the menu has changed since the last time I went and I really don't like being able to choose what I want. They now have groupings and no longer have the ahi or garlic shrimp and other items I liked. My friend and I got the 4 course dinner for 2 that was $115.95 BUT we had to pay extra - $8.95 for the Steak Lovers and $5.95 for the Land & Sea. We each got a bottle of wine, $36 for Zen of Zin and $43 for KJ Vintners Chardonnay. We added cream puffs for $4.95 for our dessert fondue. The total with tax AND an $8.00 surcharge was $240.07. Gratuity was about $50.

I am so disappointed because while the food was good and the service great, our meals were NOT worth $150 per person and I won't be going for a big meal without a coupon again. If I do go again in the near future, it will be on a Girl's Night Out, before a show, or happy hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Thomas was wonderful!

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 1980 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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