The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

4.6
2019 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
What 2019 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LoloH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time! Great food. Very fun for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Got sat next to a loud big group so it was hard to hear at my own table. Food was great. Service was speedy. Dessert is the best part!!

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RichardN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

never again

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a great time introducing a friend to The Melting Pot. Great food, fun times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at The Melting Pot. Went to celebrate my son’s 6th grade graduation. We were a party of 7 so we were seated in a double burner table. The complete experience from the explanation of how to order and house specialties to the service and the food was incredible. The experience is fun and interactive which was a hit with the kids. The food was tasty, I recommend the Wisconsin cheese fondue as an appetizer, the Classic as an entree to taste a little of everything and you can’t go wrong with any dessert. That was my kids favorite part of outing!

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time. We didn't know what to expect and we were surprised that we needed to cook our own meat and vegetables in the pot. It was fun but we didn't really do the best job of it. The food tasted great and the cheddar cheese fondue was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 4 courses fixed price menu for two people. There was enough food for 3 of us.

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ChrisD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love The Melting Pot when we're in town. Great service and always a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service.

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Jkunkle
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great and attentive, he made my daughter's graduation celebration a memorable one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and everyone made us feel welcome. They accommodated us by switching booths when my son was too cold. Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Danielle was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Made great recommendations. We will definitely request her as a server next time we go.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It’s on us a little more involved on the cooking side but the chocolate fondu made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are amazing and so kind . We loved it . Great place for an anniversary dinner .

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RobertV
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was very slow between courses. Don’t know if it was kitchen or server. Example, took 15 min. To get a cup of coffee. Also, the adult received the main course food and it took another 20 min. to bring the child’s chicken.

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vipMatthewD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good, but a little overpriced. Service as a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not live up to expectations. The portions of dippers were insanely small relative to the cheese. Nice GF options but would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience!! We went on Thursdate and it was very intimate. Our waitress was very sweet she made the experience even better by explaining everything to us. We did the four course meal and you pretty much cooked your own food!! The cheese was amazing, we tried the cookies and cream marshmallow chocolate, A HIT!!! Overall everything was good even the drinks!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay nothing special but we were given a seasoning to season the meats and sauces to accompany. Server brought us the wrong raw meats then came back and took back the meat and told us this was for the table behind us, giving them the same food that was at our table. Overall, was a fun family experience disregarding the mistakes made.

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Ceci
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had asked for a single mothers day meal and when we got the check we realized they gave us 2 and i was not expecting to pay $155 that night. Wish server understood clearly we asked for one meal for the both of us to share

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JimG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Always a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Ask for Danielle!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Although the dining experience was superb, we will not be returning to this Melting Pot. The Homelessness in the Gaslamp quarter is noticeably bad and trending worse. A short 2-3 block walk from parking to the restaurant is a minefield of smoking, drugs, and vulgar behavior. It was a mistake to walk with my 1-yr old and wife to and from the restaurant. Notwithstanding the unwanted exposure, the risk of an unprovoked altercation is certainly increasing. The staff was great, and we truly enjoyed the food and service, but I will not return given the surrounding deteriorating conditions; not worth the risk.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love melting pot! The cheese fondue is amazing…all of them. I love the garden pot entree since I don’t eat meat. The dipping sauces are delicious. The service is beyond the best. We always request Thomas. He’s the best!

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vipFamilyof3
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love the fondue. Service tonight wasn't as good as normal but we will keep coming back for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary and had a full custom experience. Definitely coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The hostesses were horrible, rude and in accommodating. If we didn’t have such a large party we would of walked out right away. Soured the whole mood of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and it was a fun experience! Definitely worth the money not just an expensive dinner meal, it's a full cooking experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was amazing and it was a really cool experience. Everything tasted great and they had lots of options for some food restrictions!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience my first time eating fondue and I wasn’t disappointed I give it a 10/10

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amanda
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and it was an amazing experience, I've always wanted to go and it seemed like a good time I definitely want to go again, the food was delicious, could use a little more light inside but over it was a wonderful experience! Made my birthday special

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a fun experience!

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CAPTMOMAGCHIEF
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! This is one of our favorite places to go for special occasions. Our grandson enjoyed the attention he received on his special 16th birthday. We loved sharing this experience with him and his parents.
We love the atmosphere of this once old bank, beautiful architecture makes one feel very comfortable and relaxing. These days we need it more than ever. So thankful the Melting Pot is opened once again.

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JoyceW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love melting pot always have wish there were more locations the service is always great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
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 on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
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
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
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
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
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
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter is rated 4.6 stars by 2019 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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