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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 - 11:00 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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brought back memories

Fondue used to be quite popular and this restaurant brought back a lot of memories for us "oldies". We had fun with the fondue and the food was really good. You can order a meal that includes different fondues for the various courses; however, couples have to agree on which fondue they want for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Whinny2
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Milwaukee, WI
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Turlock, California, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My wife picked this place for a family dinner on our last night of spring break vacation. What a disappointment!! Yea, the whole fondue thing was cool and the kids kind of were intrigued by it but the food was very expensive and not filling. Everything had an additional charge... The $23 steak was just that. $23 for 10 bites... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fondue used to be quite popular and this restaurant brought back a lot of memories for us "oldies". We had fun with the fondue and the food was really good. You can order a meal that includes different fondues for the various courses; however, couples have to agree on which fondue they want for each course because the table can... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband and I decided to go here for a romantic night on the town. I am so glad we did! The only thing I would have done differently is to skip the bread and keep with meat, vegetable and dessert. We missed dessert and the server was sweet enough to give us two vanilla covered strawberries, one word "YUM"... More 

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Hawaii
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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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