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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Central Park Fusion Ratings and Reviews
Appetizers were okay, but the entrees we ...
Appetizers were okay, but the entrees were amazing. Boursin filet was a huge hit. My wife doesn't love steak and was loving the bites she got from me. My wife got a whole fried snapper which was also fantastic. Cooked very well as an Asian fusion dish
We brought someone for their birthday th ...
We brought someone for their birthday that had been there several times in the past that highly recommended it. This time he said the menu had changed & did not care for it. Unfortunately neither did I or my fiance. There was not a large enough selection of American foods. Most of the menu conciest of pork & beef. We prefer natural foods, chicken & fish & nothing spicy hot. Most people in our age group can no longer handle spicy foods. The appetizers & deserts were the best part of the whole meal. My fiancé could not even eat the pasta because of the spice though we were told it was not spicy. I know it was only a party of three this time & I hope to see you offer a better selection in the future. I have traveled all over & lived in several other countries so I do enjoy going out for good foods, drinks, linen table cloths & fine dining as an event not as a way to just fill the stomach.
We always enjoy eating at Central Fusion ...
We always enjoy eating at Central Fusion. Matt (the chef) always comes up with very creative dishes. We especially enjoyed the tempura shrimp he mad as an appetizer. I think it should be incorporated into a full meal it was so delicious. The wait staff is always friendly, energetic and right on. Matt has a great wine selection as well.
The service was outstanding. Heather wen ...
The service was outstanding. Heather went above and beyond. The steaks were cooked to perfection, just how we ordered them. Although we were there later in the evening, we did not feel rushed at all. It was very quiet and perfect for our anniversary date night.
We always enjoy CPF. It's one of the be ...
We always enjoy CPF. It's one of the best places to eat in Hot Springs, with a great menu and exceptional staff. The pork chop is hands down the best you'll eat. Ever. The wine selection offers plenty of varietals, and the bartender makes a great martini.
We've eaten here several times over the ...
We've eaten here several times over the past year. We have thoroughly enjoyed every dish. The drinks are strong and delicious! However, the service this time was a little sad. Our server did not check on us even occasionally. We received more attention from the other members of staff than from our server, which has never been an issue. Maybe it was just an off night for her. We will be back, but we will be sure to request a different server.
Our server was wonderful and the food wa ...
Our server was wonderful and the food was excellent from the aptizers to the desert. There were four of us and we tried a wide range of he menu and nothing disappointed. The double cut chop was way generous much larger than any I have had before. If I could add a photo I would. Highly recommend.
Great ambiance, great food, and great se ...
Great ambiance, great food, and great service. Randy is the best. Matt does wonderful food with new touches added each visit. Great for special occasions and for lasting impressions.
One of our all time favorites.
My two friends & I went here off of some ...
My two friends & I went here off of some great reviews on Yelp. It was clean, relaxing, & moderately upscale without feeling out of your element in jeans. I like that the menu is fairly short & changes with what's available. Everything from oysters flown in to quail. Rich & tasty food with some different elements. We had fried brie for our appetizer, which was so yummy! If you order the double pork chop, you only need one. It's huge!! And the creme brulee and chocolate divinity, wow!! Wonderful friendly efficient service as well.
We went here for date night. The food wa ...
We went here for date night. The food was good but not great enough for the money it cost us. The waitress was good but at the end of our meal she started telling us how she had to pay her bills and I thought that was uncouth. I did notice they had a great wine selection and the restaurant was clean.
Amazing world class chef in Hot Springs, ...
Amazing world class chef in Hot Springs, AR. Who would have guessed that this would be possible? The Majestic Hotel is being torn down across the street but don't let that scare you off. It has needed to come down for 25 years. Don't let the prices scare you either. The portions are double sized and you can take home a meal for tomorrow. Couldn't possibly finish the whole entree in a single sitting. My wife and I spent $180.00 and it was well worth it. They have an incredible wine list with spectacular food and service. Decor is really funky as is the name. The chef's mom and dad were having dinner there the night we went and it seemed that everyone knew everyone else there. Almost all were obviously locals except for my wife and I. I will definitely return when I'm in the area again and recommend this restaurant very highly! You might want to fast for the day so that you can take an appetite in with you.
The filet with boursine over polenta was ...
The filet with boursine over polenta was incredible, and the wine pairing was perfect thanks to the best sommelier, who was 1st class knowledgeable in wine as well as Hot Springs. The building, with it's mid-Century modern flair and thoughtful decor of local art is a gem in and of itself. The best meal I've had in Hot Springs hands down.
Very nice and relatively quiet. Very kno ...
Very nice and relatively quiet. Very knowledgeable staff for helping with the menu. The park shank was delicious but the rib eye steak was disappointing, the steak tasted more like a strip steak and the chef missed out on the Pittsburgh rare. The steak was more medium rare after the waiter recommended the rare steak. Overall I would recommend and I would go back to get the prime rib that they ran out of before we arrived.
I took my husband to CPF for his birthda ...
I took my husband to CPF for his birthday! We were both extremely pleased! The food was outstanding! It was a perfect way to celebrate his special day! For appetizer we ordered the pork belly...that seriously might have been one of the best tasting and most interesting things I'd ever tasted! Our entrees were also amazing. I ordered the scallops and he had the Wagyu steak...both were cooked to perfection and complimented perfectly with the truffle polenta. To end our feast, we ordered the deep-fried cheesecake...WOW! We would go back just for that tasty treat! I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant for your special occasion!
I was very disappointed in the evening. ...
I was very disappointed in the evening. We have always enjoyed our dining experience here but not this trip. The three of us ordered salad we then where ask for our main order. We had completed maybe half our salad when up shows our main course. Could not have been 10 minutes. Needless to say we where not ready and our guest ask them to take hers back and keep it warm. Two ordered scallops and they where very well prepared and they enjoyed them. I though had a pork chop that I am not really sure if it was not left over from the night before, very dry. As I said we have always enjoyed our experience at Fusion but I am not sure how quickly we will go back.
The food at Fusion NEVER disappoints! ...
The food at Fusion NEVER disappoints! Matt is an amazing chef and food artist! My husband must eat gluten free and the glazes and sauces were already made GF. The Black cod I enjoyed was fabulous! And the smoked pork chop was indescribably delicious! The wait staff was awesome; friendly but not in your business, knowledgeable without pretense and helpful in describing the menu. Wine was wonderful! It is our go-to place for special occasions. Thanks, Fusion!
1. Ordered a glass of La Crema pinot noi ...
- Ordered a glass of La Crema pinot noir which was recommended as pairing with the pork flank. It came in a generic bar wine glass while proper stemware was prominently displayed. I asked for a pinot glass and server said "Oh we love it when someone asks for the proper glass! Usually don't give it unless you order a bottle." Ugh.
- After dinner I mentioned that the pork was good but extremely (overly) covered with pepper to the point that my tongue couldn't handle any more. Her response was that my too much was perfect for the next person.
- Salad was over-dressed and soggy.
She also brought our check when we got our desserts. It felt rushed and kind of insulting, esp. after the above responses, even though it was early and the restaurant wasn't ½ full. Disappointing sides to what COULD have been a stellar evening.
Recommendations by the wait staff were r ...
Recommendations by the wait staff were right on. All the desserts were delicious, but the fried cheesecake with ice cream was the bomb! Usually, I don't order dessert and I didn't, but I nearly ate all of McHenry's!!!
This was my second visit. The first time ...
This was my second visit. The first time was superb. This time I was a little disappointed. Although the food was consistently good this time, I ventured into the steak. I ordered the ribeye. While it was cooked to perfection and had a very good taste, there was excessive fat on the piece of meat. I realize that a ribeye has more fat than most steak cuts, but this one was a little excessive. Central Park Fusion is pricier than most of the Hot Springs restaurants, and that's ok. It's usually worth it, but I would ask for the person who buys and inspects the steaks to put a little more attention into the selection. As a final act, the chef should not allow less than an excellent steak to be placed on his grill. The service, ambiance, and friendliness of the staff were all superb.
The first impression and curbside appeal ...
The first impression and curbside appeal is close to zero.
The food was excellent, but overpriced for what you got, particularly given the location (Hot Springs, AK).
Overall, good restaurant, and I would believe the review that make it out to be the best dinner in the city, but it wouldn't stand up to much competition.
A birthday dinner I will not forget! Fir ...
A birthday dinner I will not forget! First time to enjoy grilled octopus - spectacular! The foie filet was superb! The wine pairing was perfect thanks to the on staff sommelier! Top notch but not stuffy. Can't wait to come here again. Vickie Bailey
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