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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.7
4.7
2126 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

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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 2,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Special Occasion

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Special Occasion

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  1. j

    jessica

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was phenomenal. He went out of his way to make it a special occasion.
  2. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for the value. Spinach/artichoke fondue was fabulous and the Rocky road fondue was over the top. Although e could have used more dipping items to get every last drop of chocolate!!! Great service!
  3. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend for a nice fun enjoyed romantic dinner
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  5. NH

    NataleeH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Way to hot in the restaurant to enjoy the meal, which was a first, it is usually very cold. Server was very slow, to the point we spent 20 minutes at one point after finishing a course before the next course came. Overall our most disappointing visit to the melting pot, I’m surprised to say.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Disorganized, dirty and run down, untrained service, food badly presented, hostess did not take care of us as promised, drinks were too small, nothing to write or recommend anyone to visit and enjoy a meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Someone had checked in under my reservation initially, but they immediately got us seated despite the mix up. Wonderful service and food. Definitely a pleasant experience for a date night with my husband 🥰
  8. V

    Viviana

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Course course entree, and got to pick the courses. Food was better than expected, and the service was very helpful and efficient. Definitely recommend for a special event; date night, anniversaries, or birthdays 🎉
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall such an amazing experience. The food tasted great and the service is always the best.
  10. KM

    KatieM

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Going away gathering.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food was great. Service was great. What I didn’t like was how hot it was, especially when the fondue burner is on. A little pricey
  12. MS

    MichelleS

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought a friend after seeing a play at the San Diego Civic Theatre. We ordered cheese (spinach artichoke), salad (strawberry almond) and chocolate (turtle). Everything was fresh and delicious! We also had a yummy mai tai which was excellent. Our server was great too. All of the staff were very attentive. Great experience!
  13. MG

    MakaylaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Experience and food was very good. Service was fast. Only small miscommunication with drink orders. Overall great, would go again and recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated very quickly. Server was very nice about explaining everything and giving us time to decide. Food came quickly after ordering. Only thing that would be better is if they offered a fruit plate only option for the chocolate fondue.
  15. E

    Eileen

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    VEGAN FONDUE?! Yes they have a vegan menu and we drove 2 hours for that very reason. :)
  16. JC

    JudeC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyable and romantic dining experience for 2. We were sat at an intimate and quiet table, the ambiance was nice. We liked the historic building as well. Our waiter was great. He was informative and came to check on us the perfect amount. He had good timing with his service. The food was fresh and enjoyable. Great fondue experience.
  17. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The melting pot experience was amazing! The food was great, our server was great, the entire staff was very accommodating. This is a must visit restaurant!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was one of a kind. Love everything and our waiter J made it perfect. We will be going back again regularly.
  19. CR

    CaptainRox

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thursdate Menu is very satisfying. Though there wasn't enough chocolate. I think it's because of the shipping chain still making it rough for these restaurants. But that's fine, still giving it five stars though.
  20. AY

    AndyY

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, great atmosphere and great service! Excellent place for an intimate, anniversary, birthday or date night.
  21. JY

    JoshY

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food was fantastic, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance was perfect for almost any occasion.
  22. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been many times and have never been disappointed. My wife's birthday dinner was a delight. Our waiter and other staff were very courteous and helpful. The food was excellent as always, although we noticed the salads were smaller and the prices were up some from our last visit 6 months ago. Inflation hits everyone. A bus person spilled some of our 3/4 empty wine bottle and they brought us a full new one. The Melting Pot is not an inexpensive restaurant but the food and service are terrific. The experience is unique. Great place for a celebration or romantic date night!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love this place. Have been coming for 12 years. The pacing of the meal is perfect. Plan on an event instead of a restaurant.
  24. TV

    ThomasVanDermark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with great service for an affordable price. Would definitely come back.
  25. SK

    StevenK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful Location. Great food. A bit over-priced but it is fondue so it is not unexpected. The service is a little bit hit or miss. There are many staff members but communication is not consistent so you might get a few different answers to your requests.
  26. LR

    LizR

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. My husband and I dined here together while visiting in town. We got too excited when the first two courses came out and didn't get a photo. We started with the spinach artichoke cheese. The pretzel bread was our favorite dipper. We then moved onto the house salad. I got the peppercorn ranch dressing and my husband got the house dressing - both were delicious. For our entrees we had an array of meats, seafood and ravioli paired with veggies and dipping sauces. We selected the coq au vin to cook our food in and it had a lot of flavor. Our favorite meat was probably the teriyaki sirloin. You must have room for dessert, the chocolate fondue is AMAZING! We ordered the chocolate turtle (milk chocolate, caramel, nuts and flambé). My husband loved the bananas for dipping and I enjoyed the pound cake. Definitely suggest coming very hungry as all of the courses are something special. Our server, Joseph, was great. He provided us a great background on the cool building that the restaurant was in and how the meal works. He provided excellent service the entire time. I highly suggest dining here if you are looking for a fun, interactive date night experience.
  27. ET

    ErikaT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service.
  28. f

    ferluna

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service. Very amicable. Slightly u congrí table as we were a party of seven and the tables are not set up for a maximum of six. Overall though, a great experience. Good is perfect.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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!
  30. g

    geizera

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

    jasons

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food! had a good experience. Was my first time, but really liked it. Will be going back.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Very expensive for very little food. Service was great
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yin Yang fondue was incredible
  40. 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!

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 2126 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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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