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About The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter
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.!
San Diego, CA 92101
Fondue, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday through Thursday 5-10 pm, Friday and Saturday 4-11 pm, Sunday 3-9pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet drop off is at the Gaslamp Suites Plaza entrance on E Street. There are several public parking lots available on Fifth and Sixth Avenue. Valet parking is available on Sunday-Thursday for $10. Friday And Saturday for $15
If you bring in your valet ticket, we'll give you $5 off!
Trolley stops on 5th and C st
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Kids Cooking Classes, Lunch with Santa, Lunch with the Easter Bunny, Fondue Fairytale, Ladies Night Out, Military Mondays
The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter Ratings and Reviews
This was my second time coming to The Melting Pot and both times I've had the best experience. The employees are friendly and welcoming, the food is great and they have vegetarian options. Just note, this is not a quick bite location. This is a dining experience that will last about two hours so make sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
We went for my daughter’s birthday. It was my first visit. It was so loud in there I could hardly hear the server. I was also freezing the entire time. Cold air seemed to be blowing right at me.
The food was good. It was fun for my daughter.
I find the cost to be too high and was irritated seeing a note on the menu that 3% surcharge is added to the check to compensate for the increase to minimum wage. I don’t like a surprise being told how I spend my money beyond the cost of food.
The server was nice and knowledgeable.
With valet, which was necessary at the Gaslamp location, the total cost was about $300 for 4 people. There was no alcohol on the bill, strictly food and 4 soft drinks. Add parking and gratuity to that.
I probably won’t go again, but it was a fun one time experience. Not worth the money to me.
Well, when restaurants start cutting portion sizes and adding a 3% surcharge to my bill to pay for their wages is the day I quit going to these restaurants. Really saddens me. I really liked the Melting Pot!! Won’t be seeing me again !! I am a business owner in California as well. I can’t charge an extra 3% to my invoice!! Pay for your own employees!! Don’t be so greedy!!
My boyfriend and I ate here for our anniversary. We got one of the four course meals and everything was delicious. Our server was very informative and helpful and tried her best to make the evening special for us. We got the spinach artichoke cheese fondue and the mojo sauce for our meats and all the flavors were so good. They gave us some chocolate strawberries on a plate that said happy anniversary too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
One word....Unreal. We loved every bit of it, we even stayed for dessert which we never do! We had The al la carte menu where you pick three proteins and so my husband picked three and I picked three and we shared. We shared a salad to start they are small but it was perfect because it is a lot of food including dessert. The pork and filet and sausage were delicious, the shrimp was so juicy and the duck as well. It was really interactive and fun and we love fondue at home so it was nice. They give you about 6 sauces which were all delicious. My husband had the melting pot mules and we loved the glass it came in so we bought two red ones for Christmas as they were only $8.99 if you bought the drink (without is $19.99), so you basically get a free drink and a glass. We each got a dessert and we could have just shared one portion as we couldn't eat it all. It was an amazing experience. The one and only thing I have to say to improve is to get more then one cooker as the table has to agree on the cooking oil flavour and the dessert because there is only one fondue pot per table. We would go back in a heartbeat.
Always a pleasure. But absolutely didn't enjoy my 20th anniversary cause they had us seated next to the bar upstairs were people were watching a game, standing around and loud. Will never allow them to seat me upstairs. I could of sat out on the street and it would of been quiter. Was a waste of money for a quite nite out with my husband who is a combat veteran. The loudness of the people and the loudness of glasses being shuffled around on Bartop and dropped put his post traumatic strest disorder on edge.. set him off and our anniversary date night was ruined, right after dinner we had to go home. As the loudness aND the stress was too much. After all you only get one chance to celebrat your anniversary night
I went to the melting pot with my hubby and my parents. My husband and I always stop by the melting pot when we visit San Diego. On making my reservation through the OpenTable I was able to note my mother has a gluten free diet.
Our server was Thomas, what an amazing, upbeat, attentive guy. He went above and beyond to make sure my mother had plenty of options, he of course made sure the rest of us were happy. The food was absolutely delicious! I really cannot fault it! I would highly recommend stopping in for some dinner! Ask for Thomas to be your server! A truly memorable evening, with my loved ones, amazing food and spectacular service.
I arranged an anniversary dinner for my daughter and her boyfriend. The staff went above and beyond to make it so special for them and the food was amazing according to my daughter. They even put a card from me on the table. Thanks Melting Pot for making my daughters anniversary a night to remember!
The ambiance and the service were excellent. Also great to have a valet service next door so no struggle with finding a parking space. I go to the Gas Lamp restaurant even though the La Jolla one is closer because La Jolla never seems to have tables available. I also make my reservations early as a 4 course meal can take several hours. Most of the food was very good. We had some problems with the sauces provided for the meat entries, so I will have to do some research with their menu to choose better next time.
Johnathan was an amazing order. He took the time to explain the whole process and when he saw we were getting overwhelmed, he made is simple until we figured it out. He gave great recommendations and we were always well taken care of...the food was great, wonderful way to spend quality time with others with plenty of time for conversation.
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