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.!
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
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:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Our Server was Mallory. She was Awesome. New the menu by heart and had Great recommendations. Our food and drinks were timed perfectly and the atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Dee was the manager and she was the cherry on top. A great night all together. We will definitely be back.
My second time to the melting pot in the ...
My second time to the melting pot in the same month was just as great
Waiter was nice and gave good service. ...
Waiter was nice and gave good service. Very fun and great wine an food. I forgot my chocolate covered strawberries though on the side of the booth:(
We had a great time , Eddie A was outsta ...
We had a great time , Eddie A was outstanding usually our waiters don't speak or they are kind of boring but we still keep going back because we love the food and the experience of fondue , my grandbabies love it we go often . Every waiter should take lessons from Eddie A
Love it here!
Love it here!
Great place but quite pricey
Went here for Mother's Day. The food is excellent. They make all the fondue dishes right in front of you, and give you plenty of meat, bread, vegetables, etc for dipping. All courses taste very good. The only downside is pricing. Considering you are getting bubbling pots of of cheese, chocolate, etc and some things to dip in them, the price is pretty high. But a fun and different place for special occasions.
We got the "romance package" and it was awesome!
We had a great time on our date. They jumped if we asked for anything. Food was great, waiter was great, wine was excellent! We had a nice secluded table and were able to have a nice quiet time to ourselves which is what we wanted. Perfect evening! Thanks Melting Pot!!!
I think my experience was fabulous, I really enjoyed my time there. It's perfect for diner with friends or a date. The food is delicious
If romance is what you want this is the place
Amazing fondues! I recommend the cuattro formagio as main dish and the yin and yang as desert, they are fabulous! The place is really romantic, the way the fondue is prepared and presented makes the experience really unique! The best date we had here in San Diego/CA
Melting Pot is a must try if you are in Downtown
My girlfriend and I came for the first time last Friday and it was beyond amazing. Our expectations were more then surpassed. Lanni our waiter was very helpful, professional, and overall just a delight, he made our visit very special, he made a anniversary gift for my girlfriend and I saying "Happy 15th anniversary" that was not expected and he did it out of the kindness of his heart. This restaurant knows how to treat their patrons. I would recommend this place to everyone I know.
Pricey place with a confusing menu
If you just want fondue, its difficult to create a dining experience just based on fondue for a decent price. The menu is confusing, and you have to pay for many add-ons, a per person fee, etc. For the fondue they should decrease their price a bit. Bread was quite stale, and for the amount we spent, we expected just a bit more.
Romantic package was worth it !
This place was amazing and the service was perfect! I will defiantly be coming back again ! Defiantly a private setting with an amazing atmosphere!
Yummy and seated fast.
Yummy and seated fast.
Excelent restaurant to have dinner before show!
Right around corner from Balboa And Lycium Theater. We ordered the Cheese Fondu and the Entre course and that was more than enough food without salad and desert. You had better be hungry if you order the four course meal! Overall great dinner and fun experience for a group.
Melting Pot is my favorite restaurant!
It is a little expensive so its great for a special occasion. The wait staff are all excellent...very attentive and fun. The restaurant manager comes by to check on you at least once if not more. They care about their customers. Love it!!!
Excellent all around dining.
The Melting Pot in Albany, NY to The Melting Pot in San Diego, CA, they are pretty consistent on price, ambience and courtesy. I love making reservations and spoiling my guest.
Regardless of the many locations I have enjoyed dinner with they are always amazing and on top of everything. It's an amazing experience even if you've been many times. I highly recommend this location!
As good as fondue gets!
We've traveled the world and been to places which claim to have originated fondue, so this was on par with any of the worldclass places we've experienced fondue. It's a different dining experience, great way to get a taste of a bunch of different stuff without over-eating. Highly recommend!
The Easter Bunny was great!
Our family trip to meet the Easter bunny exceded expectations - our 3 year-old and near 2 year old didn't eat much but the spontaneous appearances from the bunny helped keep them engaged. Above all else, our server Bryan was attentive, funny and even grabbed our girls a couple bags since we failed to bring our own baskets for the egg hunt. I always knew the Melting Pot was great for a date or group occasion, now I know that they are excellent for kids activities too!
Not too impressed
Our group had four people (2 adults & 2 teens). Although we had reservations and were on-time, we were seated into a corner room with a large table (could seat 8) and no ambiance. Once in this room, we rarely saw anyone.... waitress, servers etc. It seemed as though we were long lost & forgotten. Our drinks took 45+ minutes to arrive, teenagers complained and we were not happy. The food took over an hour and everything was messed up requiring the waitress to make adjustments that took another 30 minutes. The restaurant was not busy at all and it was about 8:00PM. No one apologized and we'll never return. The bill was over $150 for (2) cocktails, (2) meals that were split between the (4) of us. Rip-off.
The fondue could be not for me
The way they prepare the fondue could be a little tricky, on my experience was very strong on the white wine, and food second course was mmmm so so, and third was not good as I expected. Could be that boil water with seasoning and garlic is not my style, or boil meat, chix and shrimp is not my best way to eat with cold sauces on the side.
Amazing date night
The staff was amazing. Our waiter was timely with everything. He explained the process and had us laughing. We pre-ordered chocolate covered strawberries and they were waiting on our table for us. Best experience we could have asked for.
I highly recommend this place.
I took my 10 year old granddaughter before we went to the Civic Center to see River Dance. This was actually the high light of the evening. She has told everyone about it. I'm coming again this week with both grandchildren. We must love it as we live in Fallbrook so it's a trek for us to get there!
We came here to celebrate my daughter 21st birthday!!!
I thought the food was way overpriced.
Smallest Ceasar salad I have ever seen and to charge $7.50. $21.00 for a small bowl of vegetables with 3 sliced potatoes. Some sliced chicken breast for $20 and $7.95 for Canola oil in a pot to cook the food. I would never recommend this restuarant.
Great place for a different dinner experience!
Staff provides some great ideas on how to maximize your fondue experience. Food was good, can definitely get a quiet dinner for 2.
Great for dates
I love taking my girl here for dates, the 4 course experience is excellent, the service is always impeccable and ambience is perfect. No complaints from me whatsoever
It was my very first time going to the melting pot, I was going for dinner to celebrate my fiance and I anniversary. The staff and everyone there were very helpful with the menu what we should get and the restaurant best choice. We also had got the romance package which included a 4 course meal, roses, floating candles, rose petals all over the table, and our own secluded booth. My fiance actually proposed that night and it was the perfect set it for it! the manger and waiter, John congratulated us as well which was very nice. Defiantly a nice place for it, defiantly will be going back again.
Specialize in a GF menu that is amazing
My friend is celiac so we are always on the look out for a good GF friendly restaurant where we can both eat. The Melting Pot has always been GF friendly but they are even more so now! Everything I could eat, they had GF equivalent. For dinner, we went with what she could eat (strictly GF) and I can honestly say, I couldn't tell the difference. All the food tasted great to me - and this included bread and desserts. What made the experience even better was our server, Mallory, knew all about GF and answered every question my friend had. And, then, the manager came by to ensure she had been properly cared for. Whole experience was great - I am sharing with everyone I know that this restaurant chain is friendly to those who have special dietary needs and it's a great dining experience.
Everything was Good as always that's why ...
Everything was Good as always that's why I keep going back. This is our place to go for date night
Service wasn't great
Severe nut allergy, so we specifically asked for no nuts. Within five minutes of me notifying staff, two salads came out with nuts beneath the lettuce, girlfriend didn't notice and ate them and nearly had a severe allergic reaction. Told the staff, they bring me a free chocolate for two, not very impressed. Then with desert what do they bring out? Peanut butter brownies. I want a fucking refund.
Although we knew the menu was preset. Th ...
Although we knew the menu was preset. The options were not great. They made the salads smaller and dessert had half the fondue. For a $250 dinner for two that is incredibly overpriced and smaller portions then normal, I'd expect better service. My husband and I frequent this melting pot often but tonight they just rushed us through our dinner and charged 3x as much. I'm not sure if we will be back to this melting pot.
First time diner
I was very excited to try the melting pot. Althought I thought for the price I didn't get as much good as I would have liked the fondue experience was fun. The wait was not. It was horrible. I have a 7:15 reservation checked in at 6:45 Sat down at 7 and left at 10 pm. It was only 2 adults and one child. A 6 year year old at that. It was just ridiculous.
Very special evening...
The service was the best part of the evening. Food was good. Ambience is very classy. Happy hour is a good value at nearly 50% off many items, plus drink specials. Thank you Andrew....we had a really nice and memorable evening and your service was exceptional.
Great quick meal before Mardi Gras. We c ...
Great quick meal before Mardi Gras. We came earlier than our reservation but they still sat us immediately.
Everyone at the Melting Pot is so welcoming. They really know how to set the mood for any occasion. Our server Gary was super friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. He did great at recommending dishes and cooking styles. He really knows the menu well.
A night to remember
Myself being a server in a restaurant, I often expect the best and was pleasantly surprised at my experience at the Gaslamp Melting Pot. We began the night by being seated almost imeadiately. The hostess walked us to a secluded booth where she kindly told us that our waiter would soon be with us. As our server greated us with a smile we soon realized that this would be an experience rather than a simple dinner date. Our server was knowledgeable, charming and did not once pressure us at any time. He checked in on us and talked us through the process of our dining experience but let us enjoy each others company without many interruptions. The food our waiter helped us in selection was almost too good and the perfectly portioned dishes made the rich food all the more enjoyable. At the very end of our meal he was kind and told us he hoped to see us again. We both looked at each other in satisfaction and agreed that it had been some of the best service we'd ever experienced. We will most definitely be going back.
Delicious food and lots of fun
My husband and I came here to celebrate an early anniversary, valentine's and birthdays as my husband wil be deploying soon. The reservation was easy to book online, and the hostess was very nice to help me set up a romance package with roses on our table and candle. Our waitress was lovely. She did get busy but the manager and 2 other waiters made sure we were taken care of before we even noticed she was missing and mover us through our meal seamlessly. Everyone was so sweet and made us very happy to celebrate our special occasions here. The guy that brought me my Shark Bite beverage made me laugh by doing the dun dun music before pouring the "blood" in the drink. All around, a wonderful time was had. 10/10 will recommend to friends and family
Wonderul Experience at The Melting Pot
We celebrated our grandson's 13th birthday at the Melting Pot during San Diego Restaurant. It was our first visit and we were not sure how our two grandsons would like Fondue. We need not have worried. We all enjoyed our meal very much. Our server was excellent about explaining how the 3 courses 'worked' and he made adjustment to the meat platters for both of our grandsons (13 & 16). He even paid close enough attention to be able to wish our grandson happy birthday by name. We had dinner downstairs and it was quiet which was so nice since we were able to have a very stimulating conversation. The ambiance itself is only so-so, but be able to have a quiet dinner topped that. The food was very good and both of the boys really liked the Caesar Salad and were very impressed with the whole idea of cooking your own food via fondue pot. The meal is leisurely so be sure and allow enough time to enjoy the experience, the food, the service, and the people with whom you have chosen to dine.
Melting Pot Gaslamp
Restaurant Week visit for my husband and I. We had a three course meal: cheese, salad, and entree. We were pretty full before we even got to our entree course. Very good food, fun experience!
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