About Central Park Fusion
Central Park Fusion Cuisine’s concept is to deliver the freshest, highest quality products including alternative-source ingredients in an unpretentious, casual dining atmosphere. When possible, local produce, organics, free-range items, fresh seafood, and the finest quality products available will be used. Sourcing exceptional products is every bit as important to us as how those products are handled before they are served to our guests. Classical French culinary techniques form the foundation of our dishes and are enhanced by introducing and fusing together flavors from around the world.
Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is allowed on both sides of Arbor Street that runs on the East side of the restaurant. The Arlington Hotel"s satellite parking is also on the East side of the building. The hotel only restricts public parking on this lot for special events and/or when the space is needed by the hotel.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Central Park Fusion Ratings and Reviews
We went to CPF for our anniversary becau ...
We went to CPF for our anniversary because of the high ratings we saw online. We found the restaurant to be very plain, older tables, no table cloths, just a big open restaurant. Not very crowded which made us question why the stated need for reservations. They were out of the veggie pasta my wife wanted. My salmon was good but the $135 price tag for the meal was excessive for what we received. If it had cost $60 then I would give it 4 stars.
Our waiter lectured us for 15 minutes ab ...
Our waiter lectured us for 15 minutes about the amount of suger in our cocktail and desserts Then came back and lectured again for another five. We asked the hostess for another waiter. But he just never went away.
I had the ribeye. It looked good, but ha ...
I had the ribeye. It looked good, but had no taste. Even drenched in the sauce I only ate half. Ambiance was casual. We were put into a diner style booth between a strange 2nd entrance and some refrigerator near the bar. No need to dress up. Parking was terrible. Either on the street or in a gravel lot behind the restaurant. Looked extremely sketchy. Not even sure it belongs to the restaurant. With all the run down and vacant buildings surrounding, I did not appreciate having to park my Porsche out there.
Biggest steak I've ever had, and possibl ...
Biggest steak I've ever had, and possibly the most delicious. My girlfriend loved the oysters so much she claims that they were her favorite part our entire weekend trip to Hot Springs.
This is our favorite place in Arkansas, ...
This is our favorite place in Arkansas, maybe the best restaurant in the whole state. We drive 150 miles, round trip to go there. Our server, Randy, is a real professional, and makes eery visit special! Food is really first-rate, of course!
Top Dining Spot in Hot Springs
Interesting experience as the quality of both the food and the service was top rate. Prices were a bit high for a filet mignon ($36) however this was not ala carte but rather served on polenta with vegetables. Wine prices were quite fair and selection, although not extensive, seemed well chosen. Our only surprise was the decor, as it appeared to be a wide open refurbished Denny's. All in all, though, a very nice evening.
Great Service, good food
The service was excellent. The wine list is very good. The food is good, but not above average. I would have expected more based on the reputation and cost.
Fine dining with casual atmosphere
Didn't have to dress up to enjoy wonderful food. Will definitely be back when in town
I gave this restaurant a try due to the ...
I gave this restaurant a try due to the reviews on open table. I have to say, all were correct in saying this place has great food, plentiful wine list and the service was great.
Food and service was great! We both had delicious steaks and they were cooked to our liking. They can do better than Kenny G for background music....
The food is excellent and the staff is w ...
The food is excellent and the staff is wonderful! It was a joy to discover this restaurant and it's truly the highest quality food that I've found in the Hot Springs area. I've had many good steaks from all over the country and this is definitely one of my top three favorites. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
Great for visitors!
We took some of my wife's relatives from Sweden to this restaurant on a Saturday night. The drinks were great and the food was awesome! They really loved the steak with Boursin cheese and Double Pork Chop! Keep up the good work!
The food is always exceptional
The food is always exceptional which is why we keep going back. If you love great food and this is the place to go in Hot Springs. The atmosphere is loud. It's just a noisy place, especially if it's a busy night. It is difficult to have an conversation with anyone who is not seated directly next to you.
One of our local favorites!
Food and service never disappoint. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about food and wine choices.
Place was packed because it was derby we ...
Place was packed because it was derby weekend. The server was wonderful but it took a long time to get our food. Will go back on a not so busy weekend!
I dislike comments that usually focus on the negatives but considering I don't have much time to focus on the positives, I will be brief. What I liked: the employees were nice an , restaurant ambiance was nice, prime rib was excellent What I did not like: very disappointed you had such a limited menu, I was expecting fish and apparently you have a daily fish on the menu but you were out. When I arrived, the restaurant was not full so I assume someone did not prepare well for the day. I did not like the fact you would not offer to cook a prime rib above medium for those that do not like to eat meat at or below medium. I did not like that it took very long to be served and eat considering we sat waiting over an hour after ordering. I did not like appreciate the slow service, busy staff and again I assume someone did not prepare well for the day. I also appreciate the hard work my waitress offered even though the kitchen was slow.
This was perhaps the best steak dinner w ...
This was perhaps the best steak dinner we have ever had! The steaks were cooked perfectly and as tender and tasty as you could ask for. Service was attentive but not intrusive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
GREAT FOOD IN HOT SPRINGS
The best restaurant that I've visited in Hot Springs. Not as inexpensive as some, yet worth every penny. We had the seared ahi tuna. I was told that the seafood here is flown in fresh daily ( a rarity in Arkansas). It was delicious, melted in your mouth. A notable wine list with good quality wines listed-again, not cheap. I didn't try the steak, but it looked delicious. I overheard the server saying that their beef was so well-aged that he always put in the order one step rarer than what the person orders. The only minor disappointment was that the serving staff appeared to be a bit short. I don't know if this is the norm or due to the fact that it was a Tuesday night and a large crowd showed up at dinner time.
Central Park Fusion
Since he opened, Chef Matt Fuller continues to serve some of the best dishes in America. We have eaten all over the nation, and CPF is as good as it gets. Run, don't walk.
Better luck here than at the races
Our first night's menu featured fresh Maine oysters on the half shell. Outstanding ! Also enjoyed the fresh Atlantic halibut and excellent dry-pack Scallops. Second night just as good, but no oysters left. The wait staff was excellent with a lot of teamwork exhibited.
not on a weekday
We have been on several weekends and had great service and food. There is almost always a waitlist on race weekends. We made reservation for s weeknight and never will again. They were completely understaffed and overwhelmed. Waiter completely forgot my wine and we waited an hour for our entrees. When you pay this much for food the service should match. Not sure what was happening but we were not happy. Complained and manager never even came to the table.
My wife and I ate here on a few busy weekend in hot springs. We were blown away by the quality of our meal and will definitely be recommending to others. The seafood dishes we had were amazing. Thank you for the great experience. One recommendation is to expand the wine list a bit. The selection was very main stream and we like to play a little bit when selecting bottles.
My wife and I recently dined at Central Park Fusion; we always try to do so when in Hot Springs. As with other visits, it was superb. Food is extremely fresh and well prepared. Service was impeccable...attentive but not over bearing. Seated at a great booth. If you're in Hot Springs and are a fan of finer food, don't miss this!
Great Local Find
Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and helped us pick the perfect meals. Very attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was cozy and upscale. We will return during next years trip.
This is one of my favorite places in Hot ...
This is one of my favorite places in Hot Springs! The food is always amazing and great wine selection. They will by far have the freshest seafood in town!!! It's a MUST try place.
The pork chop will change your life
The place wasn't much to look at but the food was excellent.
I visited hot springs for Valentine's Day. And, decided to pick a new restaurant to go to. I'm so glad I picked this one. The pork chops and chicken schezhwan were delicious. If I'm ever back in hot springs I will definitely go back. The service was good also.
Great Food, Nice Place for a special occasion
Had a great Valentines dinner. Great Fusion cuisine and a lot of food prepared using the Sous Vide Method. Both the seafood and and met dishes we had were prepared in this method and were excellent. Just don't sit by the door when it is cold outside as the wind tends to make it very cold in those areas.
Food and Service was excellent!
Yet to be disappointed by this place. Wasn't crazy about the hostess and the two entrances were somewhat confusing - but our service was one of the best and the food was wonderful! Must try the brie soup, I dream of it - just the right amount of kick. The waiter recommended the sea bass and I was glad he did - hit the spot, absolutely spectacular Valentines dinner!
The food and our server were excellent!
We had reservations at 7:30 but had to wait well past 8 to be seated. When we asked the hostess if there was a way to seat us at a different table, they seemed angry that we were complaining. The woman who was supposed to be our server came over to angrily inform us that our table was finally being cleared and that she would no longer be serving us. That first impression of the evening was terrible. Luckily once we were seated our evening changed for the better! Our server Ally was wonderful!!! The food came out in a timely manner and everything was so good! My wine pairing was perfect!!
Fantastic as usual!
Great job again Matt and of course Randy is a pro. Best quality meal in town. This is an expensive meal but the quality is superb. Hope to be back soon.
Great Food, Great Service
We live in Hot Springs, so Central Park Fusion is a local favorite of ours for celebrating. This time it was my wife's birthday and valentines day celebration. Chef Matt and staff provided a wonderful atmosphere and the food was amazing. Randy was our server and everything was perfect. Central Park Fusion gets my highest recommendation.
Another awesome dinner!
Had another great meal and drinks here on Valentines Day weekend. The place was sold out, and I know why. Our server did a fabulous job with our drinks. I had the Fish and chips and it was the best I have ever had. My wife had the halibut, and it was also fabulous! Can't wait to go back there!!
Truly enjoyed the meal and they are glut ...
Truly enjoyed the meal and they are gluten-free friendly, which was a huge plus!
Not worth the price
We ordered prime rib and it was cold and tough. The sides a were cold as well. Salad was good. One of my party is vegetarian and wanted grilled cheese. Waiter said they couldn't do it as it was on kids menu. Hate to complain but we didn't feel it was worth the price.
upscale food with a casual feel
I really enjoyed the food and service. The server explained each item and gave us a variety of options if we were unsure of something. The steak I ordered was cooked to perfection and the food was high quality with not too much but not too little. It was a very wonderful experience and one I would enjoy again. I have already recommended it to numerous friends and described what the 3 of us had ordered with detail and I too am wanting more of it. Thank you all for such a fine dining experience
The best in Hot Springs
The food is simply amazing, and the service has always been top notch! Every time we go to Fusion I say "that was the best meal I've ever had". We discovered this place about seven months ago and we try to go at least once a month. The service has always been great, the best place in Hot Springs!
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