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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

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Fusion, Fondue
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (E Street)
619-234-5554
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Melting Pot is a dinner-only restaurant where fondue becomes a fun and...
The Melting Pot is a dinner-only restaurant where fondue becomes a fun and interactive dining experience. Patrons can dip into creamy cheese fondues, fondue-style entrees and delectable chocolate fondues.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I was hoping for more

My friend and I didn't have a reservation on a Tuesday night and it didn't look busy when we arrived at 5:45pm. But we were taken upstairs to a little table that could have been perfect for a cozy date, but my best friend and I hoped to spread out. I love fondue and always wanted to try this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
CultureLush
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Hawaii
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hawaii
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My friend and I didn't have a reservation on a Tuesday night and it didn't look busy when we arrived at 5:45pm. But we were taken upstairs to a little table that could have been perfect for a cozy date, but my best friend and I hoped to spread out. I love fondue and always wanted to try this place... More 

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In the area on a business trip....had a wonderful dinner at the Melting Pot (Gas Lamp). Dined solo and didn't feel uncomfortable in the least. Service was spot on (Thank you, Lucas), food was excellent. A drink, a cheese and an entree was more than enough...all portioned very well. I was too full for any dessert, but those that went... More 

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El Dorado Hills
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110 reviews 110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took our daughter for her 21st - both food and service was excellent. We got the right advice on what to order based on our tastes and desired quantities (you can't take fondue doggy bags!). Both the cheese and dessert fondues were high quality and just the right amount of food.

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went for the cheese,dessert,and drinks. Absolutely yummy! Our server was wonderful and extremely helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We turned up with no booking and the metre de asked us if there was any reason for our visit. We mentioned it was our honeymoon and from then in had a fantastic experience. Private booth with excellent service and tremendous care, this was a classy resteraunt with great deco, amazing service and even better food. Would definitely go again!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Only reason it got the 2 stars instead of 1 was the service. This place was by far the biggest let down of our trip. I was looking forward to it for ages and from the minute we walked in the restaurant had an unusual smell about it. The food was terrible and tasteless, The prices for what you actually... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I booked the romance package to surprise my husband on our honeymoon. Wow! Every single course was awesome! Our server was excellent also. Would highly recommend this for a romantic night out.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A great way to dine a different way...have good cooked in a pan for you, then cook your main yourself... Great for a date as well as family dining...real good fun. There are lots of choices on the menu and the whole experience will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. Service was good. Advise to book well in advance for... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We both love fondue and make a point of trying it out in everywhere we go. The fondue was of course a little expensive, but is also very good. We found the portion sizes to be fine, contrary to many of the comments. One thing I found to be especially good, and was not expecting, was the sausage. It was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went at the end of our holiday, had the four course menu. The food was delicious, the service was great and there was a good selection of cocktails and wines.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (E Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-234-5554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

Description

The Melting Pot is a dinner-only restaurant where fondue becomes a fun and interactive dining experience. Patrons can dip into creamy cheese fondues, fondue-style entrees and delectable chocolate fondues.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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