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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #519 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Fusion, Fondue
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E Street
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.
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English first
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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

Address: 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-234-5554
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Fusion, Fondue

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