The Melting Pot

6 ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
901 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

A program of the Gluten Intolerance Group

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My favourite restaurant ever. Everything is incredibly delicious, dining there is super fun and staff is really knowledgeable.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not only was the food excellent, but they were very aware of celiac and did a great job.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered the cheese and chocolate fondues. They had a gf bread cubes for the cheese and gluten free brownie bites for the chocolate. It was delicious and they seemed to be understanding of cc.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


Worked with Gluten Intolerance Group on their gluten-free menu. Special training is required for staff.

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We had a great dining experience! Staff was knowledgable, whole separate menu, my celiac daughter ate a great dinner worry free! The gluten free bread was delicious, the chocolate fondue Poundcake and brownies were delightful! All in all safe, easy and delicious!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a wonderful 4-course meal. Our server was so helpful with our gluten free options that I felt completely safe. Even the drink menu specified gluten free. Their GIG training goes a long way towards putting me at ease too.

The gluten free bread, brownies and pound cake were called out when she put them on the table, something I appreciate when a thing looks like it's gluten doppelganger. No one at my table was eating gluten, so dipping into the same mixture was always safe for me (the server made sure we understood that aspect). Also, the gluten eater didn't feel like they were settling for less with the gluten-free options.

The price is high, but fair for such a lengthy meal and wine. When you make your reservation, plan on being there for something like 2 hours if you're having 4-courses. It was a lovely time and I still felt great the next day too.

Recommended that you go with someone you trust since you cook raw things at the table - don't want some dingbat throwing raw meats around. lol

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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We asked for the table to be entirely gluten free. First thing she brought regular bread and we asked and she traded it out then they were supposed to substitute out the teriyaki beef, and they didn’t. Wasn’t until the celiac in the group tasted it that it was discovered. Manager was pretty useless, gave a coupon off the next visit. Then waitress pretty much ignored the entire table for the rest of the night. We have been there in the past and had a good experience, but we will not be back

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

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I love this place! We’ve been there a few times and I love how they can make so many things gluten free! The servers are always so friendly and easy to work with!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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This is one of the most unique restaurants I've been to. Though you can order everything a la carte, generally you have a four course meal. The appetizer is fruit, bread, vegetables, and apples dipped into cheese fondue (several types you can choose from). Then your choice of salad. Then the entree is several meat options plus vegetables cooked in a pot of several choices of spices. Then for dessert, fruits, cookies, and marshmallows dipped in chocolate, where again you can choose the type of chocolate.

The majority of the menu is available gluten free. This includes gluten free bread and cookies/brownies. There's practically no chance of cross contamination since each table has its own cooking area where you see it being made right in front of you - assuming nobody in your party gets any of the few options with gluten and dips into the fondue, absolutely no need to worry.

The staff is super knowledgeable and what has gluten and it's clearly marked on the menu. Just be prepared in advance - this isn't a casual meal. A four course meal for two, without alcohol, is about a hundred bucks before tips. And takes a couple of hours to eat.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Great food. Menu has label for what is gf, staff was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Very great experience

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The server was incredibly cautious and clear about what was and was not gluten free. There were tons of options at no extra cost. The food was delicious too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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