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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.7
4.7
2198 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

8:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

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

  • Public transit

    Trolley stops on 5th and C st

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $114.95 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    First Course: shrimp cocktail or classic bruschetta Second Course: green goddess cheddar or pesto walnut swiss fondue Third Course: mandarin & almond salad or caesar salad Fourth Course: THE NYE DELUXE LOBSTER FEAST $114.95 per guest THE NYE GRAND FEAST $99.95 per guest THE GARDEN POT $84.95 per guest Fifth Course: Dark with Berries & Cream or White Chocolate Crème Brulee or Gianduia Milk Chocolate
  • Christmas Eve

    $70.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Cheese Fondue: Choice of Bacon and Tomato Alpine or Green Goddess Cheddar or Quattro Formaggio Salad: Choice of Strawberry Almond Salad or Wisconsin Wedge Entrée Holiday Feast: Pacific white shrimp, garlic pepper sirloin, premium filet mignon, memphis-style dry rub pork, herb-crusted chicken breast gf OR The Garden Pot: Impossible™ polpettes, red onion, asparagus, zucchini, mini sweet peppers, wild mushroom ravioli*, artichoke hearts GF with substitute for polpettes and ravioli gf*,v Chocolate: Choice of, DISARONNO® Meltdown or Gianduia Milk Chocolate

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What 2,198 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. R

    Rudy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, but the service could have been a bit better for the price you pay.
  2. AV

    AngelV

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat, wonderful experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested Thomas as our server! He is simply the best, kindest and efficient server and we want him every time we go!
  4. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun, romantic, and good food. I will definitely be back.
  5. SF

    SFali

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing waiters! 👀
  6. CS

    ChristineS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant for anniversaries and special occasions.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Server was awesome but we did have to wait a long time between the cheese/ salad course and the main entree course. Food was okay at best and way over priced for having to cook your own food. I would have rather went to Korean BBQ
  8. JS

    JeffreyS

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and our waiter was wonderful. Will definitely go back.
  9. JT

    JamesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Awesome loved it very good food and delicious dessert
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an anniversary because we haven’t been in a long time. Used to go to the one in Costa Mesa but that shut down so we made a trip down to San Diego to go to this one. It was amazing as always. The food was delicious and the service was really good!
  11. EW

    ErickW

    Tahoe

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always look forward to dining in at the Melting Pot. The team regardless of location offer up a delicious meal, consistent across the board and each staff have a niche to offer as a suggestion, which inspires a taste of yummy! How can you go wrong with fondue, let’s be real, bring the appetite a d let’s eat! We enjoyed the three course meal, veggies, bread and cheese, big night out with extra steak (didn’t need it, plenty here for two), followed up with chocolate and sweet treats. Great staff, fun banter and attention to detail was spot on. I liked the collaboration or staff in helping around the table, everyone chips in at this location and it makes for a great experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was my nieces 21st birthday. We had late reservations and were there until closing and they were very good about not rushing us. Sharif was our server and he was amazing. He was energetic and made my niece feel special.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved every bit of it! It was a wonderful experience.
  14. R

    Rdbejejdheheehwhejdhwhe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Regarding taste one of the best cheese fondues I ever had. But even though it’s in the name they don’t seem prepared for customers who come for the cheese and the cheese alone. The a la carte cheese is priced at about a third of the overpriced meat and seafood fondue. So the waiter tried to upsell us on those while we would have preferred to simply get the biggest pot of cheese. We ended up ordering three different cheese fondues in a row My feedback to the managers: Add the option of a cheese only menu so that a la carte customers don’t have to feel cheap. It is not really clear to me why I would want to eat cheese followed by meat followed by chocolate
  15. GJ

    GregJ

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing! The only drawback is the difficulty finding parking and the extremely heavy homeless population nearby. We had planned on walking around and experiencing the Gaslamp area, but we changed our minds in light of the area. We felt unsafe. This will make us think twice before going again, which is a shame as this is our favorite restaurant!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    One of the absolute best dining experiences in America.
  17. CG

    CedricG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Air conditioning too high and directed on us… Fondues are excellent as usual! Service excellent also!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience. Waiter talked us through the whole experience and set timing expectations. We hit traffic and ended up only having 90 minutes, so he suggested we cut one course, which worked out perfectly.
  19. P

    Panda1220

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was super nice and the greeter gave us validation from Horton Plaza parking. The food was really good and the dessert omg hit the spot.
  20. NR

    NeilR

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Super experience have one last family meal with our son before he shipped out to bootcamp for the US Navy! Had a great time, enjoyed the food and drinks and Mike our server looked after us well. Definitely somewhere to go for special occasions!!
  21. DB

    DavidB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My requests were handled in advance and Sharif, again, provided attentive and positive service for our group. Melting Pot is, by far, our favorite place for dinner and, especially for nights out with friends and family!! ;-)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing one of the better Melting Pot locations I’ve been too.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was great, our waiter Mike was very attentive and great personality. The food was delicious. Would recommend completely to anyone for any occasion. Thanks again Mike!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary and it was so fun!! The food was amazing!
  25. C

    Cat3fan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an awesome birthday experience. Our server was amazing ( thanks Ephraim) and the food was delicious. I highly recommend dining here for a special occasion.
  26. MN

    MaryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed out visit to celebrate our anniversary. Our waiter was very friendly!
  27. MP

    MarieP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary here for dinner and they made the experience amazing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay was our server and he was so attentive. It was our first time going and it was my partners birthday. He walked us through the menu and made suggestions. He made it so easy and fun, we loved it. It was absolutely delicious! We are definitely going again!
  29. LA

    LorettaA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Melting Pot! Our server was great too. He made our special occasion even more memorable!
  30. a

    anthonyp

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Advice would be to skip entrees because frankly mid, but everything else is out of this world
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new French onion cheese was amazing! And the waffle bites were SO good. Great addition to the dessert spread. I live this place, but I took my sister for the first time and she had an amazing time!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun experience for the entire family. The staff was very nice to my 2 younger daughters considering this is a "fancier" restaurant.
  33. A

    Andrew

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue sugar drink was far too sweet. One of the bussers was more enthusiastic than our server
  34. AR

    AvonRhys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to eat. I enjoyed it and would come back anytime.
  35. CA

    CAPTMOMAGCHIEF

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always our fun, relaxing restaurant to go to when in San Diego. Devon was an awesome waiter, he made sure we had yet another great experience with our grandson.
  36. CL

    ChristinaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was very tasty. No complaints. We will definitely be back.
  37. JA

    JoyceA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visitors, enjoyed the evening! We never take long to eat, but we had so much fun it took us two hours! Waitstaff was informative and friendly. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Learned the cheese fondue we selected was actually created by one of the cooks!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    New menu pricing makes this a $200+ for 3 courses for 1 adult and 2 kids. Almost twice as much as the last time I went in austin tx.
  39. MG

    MoniqueG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fun concept! A bit pricey, but great for special occasions.
  40. MG

    MarieG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience celebrating my daughter’s birthday! From the staff, food, ambiance and valet parking :) we enjoyed every minute!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 2198 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
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

  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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