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The Melting Pot
European Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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901 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
901 5th AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92101
(619) 234-5554meltingpot.com
$$$European Restaurant, Swiss Restaurant
European Restaurant
Swiss Restaurant
Fondue Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
French Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 4:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 4:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 4:00 – 10:00 pm
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Looking for something different when it comes to downtown San Diego restaurants? Head to The Melting Pot Restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter for a fun and unique fine dining experience. We offer multi-course fondue dining, perfect for a girls' night out, a special celebration with friends and family or a romantic evening sharing strawberries dipped in chocolate with the one you love.

Our menu has something for everyone in your group! Choose from creamy cheese fondues, freshly prepared salads, and fondue-style entrees such as seafood and steak, cooked right at your table. Don't forget to save room for one of our decadent chocolate fondue desserts, complete with fresh fruit, cakes and marshmallows for dipping. Following a Gluten Free diet? No worries, we have a full GF menu and can accommodate vegetarian and most other dietary requests.

Among all the restaurants in the San Diego, CA area, The Melting Pot is the only place you can find multi-course fondue dining. Our interactive experience makes us one of the most unique dining choices around and, as such, we are one of the best restaurants in downtown San Diego for private parties and group events.

The Gaslamp Melting Pot is conveniently located Located on 5th St & E in the historic Gaslamp Plaza Suites with close proximity to the Convention Center, downtown hotels, movies, nightclubs and all theater and concert venues including: The Balboa, Civic, Lyceum, Spreckels, Copley Hall, 4th & B, and House of Blues.

 

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Fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of cheese, chocolate or broth for dipping & cooking.- Google
"Of course you can't forget the chocolates, we got the smores and salted caramel."
"Love a Melting Pot experience!"
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Lilu Sda
2 months ago
If you would like to play little bit chef or just have fun cooking own meal, then this is the place to go. You can choose your meats or seafood, but you have to cook it yourself right there on the table stove. Is it romantic place? Hmm not really because the pot and table stove will keep you uncomfortable :-) nonetheless it's cool place. What I really love about it is that they have really really awesome dessert. Their fondue is delicious. The atmosphere is dimmed lights , soft music and friendly servers.
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Courtney Hartmann
7 months ago
Love a Melting Pot experience! They have a great deal for GNO for $29, which includes cheese, salad, entree, and chocolate! My girlfriends and I try to come at least once a year to enjoy a leisurely, fun fondue time. Recently, we had the Green Goddess cheese and Rolo chocolate fondues, which were special on the menu for GNO and it was divine. You can't really go wrong here though with what you choose. It's delicious and the service is on point. Park at Horton Plaza for free for three hours or valet and get $5 off your bill.
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Danny Gregory
8 months ago
Expensive. Very fun experience though. Never thought boiling filet mignon would be smart, I was surprised.
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Michael Watson
a year ago
We came here to try it out for dessert - cheese fondue for dinner didn't sound all that appetising. We ordered chocolate fondue for 2 for dessert, and it was fine, but oh so small - lots of little tiny pieces of dipping foods, and a very small amount of chocolate. It was ok, but would have been much better if we could have chosen to have lots of a certain dip food rather than being stuck with weird things - seriously, how are you supposed to fondue a piece of cheesecake, even if it is tiny. The venue was darkly lit but was otherwise pleasant, and thr staff were ok. I wouldn't be rushing back.
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Cassandra Hilton
2 months ago
Awesome server, Thomas, made our 1st experience very memorable. He was so professional, courteous and down to earth. Overall A++!!!
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Vin Pino
10 months ago
My wife and I have been on our honeymoon for two weeks, eating every single meal at a restaurant. Out of the 20+ meals we have eaten, Thomas was by far the best server we've had. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and work ethic were exceptional. We felt as though we were spending time with a friend, rather than being at a restaurant. If I was a business owner, Thomas would be someone I would want working for me. It's easy to go through the motions in a busy restaurant on a Saturday night, but Thomas was thorough with his explanations of the menu and his friendly banter. Not once did we wonder where he was, or did we feel like we needed more attention to the table. I cannot say enough about his excellent service, which again, felt more like spending time with a friend than being at a restaurant. The only thing we could ask for would be to visit again, or if Thomas was local to us in New York, because we certainly would visit on a very frequent basis.We will be sure to recommend this restaurant, and Thomas on social media. Thank you so much!
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Ava Pendl
9 months ago
I came here during restaurant week with my boyfriend for our anniversary and it was INCREDIBLE! I don't know what screams happiness more than a hot pot of delicious cheese. The portions were a little small but I think that is because of restaurant week because I've been to another melting pot and it was a ton of food. Don't get me wrong- I still left clasping my stomach! I think the classic selection probably offers the biggest variety - shrimp, two types of steak, two types of chicken. I recommend trying that with the hot oil option because you get tempura and sesame batter which will blow you away. And don't forget to stuff the mushrooms and fry them, yum!
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Tu Lam
a year ago
Fondue is so much fun with family and close friends. My sister has been here several times and ordered for us. We started out with the spinach artichoke and fiesta cheese. I like my stuff hot, while she and my kids didn't so the waiter left the chopped jalapenos for me. Then the salads. Off to the main course, the Mojo and Bourguignonne. The Bourguignonne came with tempora batter and it was so much fun! Of course you can't forget the chocolates, we got the smores and salted caramel. All the items for dipping was fantastic. Can't wait to go again.
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This Fourth of July, hear some oohs and ahhs without even looking at the sky. Join us for a Fourth of July weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday and enjoy an endless chocolate fondue with a four course experience for only $44.95
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Superheroes Save the Date! July 18, join us for an afternoon of fun and games as we delight your little superhero with an interactive fondue experience.

The caped crusaders will enjoy a two-course fondue meal of cheese, and chocolate fondue which will include a soft beverage served in a take home color changing cup. Click here for more details: http://ow.ly/OQN4a
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Ladies' Night Out is Thursday! 4 courses + sangria & chocolate covered strawberry, $29/person. http://ow.ly/ODcM0
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Our Little Chef Cooking Class is back Saturday! 1 - 2:30 PM, Little Chefs learn how to fondue: http://ow.ly/OpxUl
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Our "Dip into Summer" Dinner Giveaway may be over, but this Banana Split Chocolate Fondue is avail through mid July:
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Enter to win a Summer Fondue Dinner (BBQ Brisket Cheese Fondue, Seafood Boil, Banana Split) http://ow.ly/NSSlI
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This Summer, our Banana Split fondue is the new ice cream! See how to make it here: ow.ly/OD3nU
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There are 2 food groups in this world, one you dip in cheese and one you dip in chocolate.
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Does your Dad like shrimp, steak, chicken, pork & pasta? He can enjoy as much as he likes: http://ow.ly/Os2KH
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Toast the return of warm weather with one of our "Dip into Summer" drinks (available only through mid-July).

- A handcrafted Summertime Sipper cucumber watermelon cocktail made with Malibu Rum®

- Samuel Adams® Summer Ale lemonade shandies in black cherry, lively lemon and ruby red grapefruit flavors.

Click here for more info on our limited-time Summer menu: http://ow.ly/Oc9On
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Giveaway ends tomoro! Win a 4-Course Summer Fondue Dinner, incl this BBQ Brisket Cheese Fondue http://ow.ly/NVMPJ
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