Central Park Fusion
Central Park Fusion

Central Park Fusion

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://centralparkfusion.com/
  • Phone: 5016230202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Matt Fuller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arbor Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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.
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Central Park Fusion reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (34)special occasion (29)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (18)romantic (17)good for groups (15)hot spot (11)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • somk80
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    great food and service! We enjoyed our dinner and glad we chose this place over anywhere else in Hot Springs
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprised
    Eatsalot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In fact very surprised to find quality, great execution and professional service here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Compliments to the Chef!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I came to Hot Springs for our 2 year anniversary and had dinner at Central Park Fusion. I loved all the local artwork decorating the back wall and the table settings were perfect. The view of the mountain from the window was awesome and the food was fantastic! Our waiter Randy was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu; he made this completely joyous dining experience. My compliments to the chef/owner you have a wonderful establishment and we will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Extensive moderately priced wine list. Appetizers were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Disappointing
    dmrobe
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I was excited to try this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The menu was extremely limited, but was made even worse by the restaurant failing to order enough supplies to have scallops, lamb, or the catch of the day. This left very few choices. The waiter was semi-rude and acted like we were just a distraction to him. The food was decent, but was extremely over-priced for the quality. I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Still our pick in Hot Springs
    WorkintoPlay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Champagne truffle soup with brie was fabulous as usual. Nice salads-especially the wedge salad made with bibb lettuce instead of iceberg. The seared scallops were as buttery and savory as ever and the corn polenta and asparagus were an amazing accompaniment. The BOURSIN® WAGYU FILET MIGNON was perfectly cooked as ordered (medium rare). The Riesling by the glass menu recommendation for the scallops was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was good, but not as good as my last visit. I feel like there was a change in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic find!
    mimi911
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a highlight of our trip. Rarely doyou find a restaurant that is ooutstanding in all areas...presentation, taste, variety of menu choices, desserts as good as entrees, and service. We may need to return to Hot Springs just to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    StanV
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We used Open Table to select a restaurant during our first trip to Hot Springs in several years. What a great choice! Wonderful service, good suggestions for appetizer and the meal was perfectly cooked. Get a chance, go to Central Park Fusion.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    LoveGreatFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food, service and view were all exceptional. It was a wonderful experience, and I will go again next trip to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    favorite
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I believe it's the best restaurant in Hot Springs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a gem!!
    BeeMack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Greeted immediately. Our server, Randy, and other wait staff were incredible. Great specials, wonderful food presentation, good wines, good bar selection. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    AlexLA
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food, good wines, great service. All in all a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our food and service were fantastic. This was our 3rd time to visit. We are in town once each summer and always go to Central Park.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Were seated in direct sunlight when there remained many open tables clearly because children with us. This slight was overcome by great waiter Thursday eve aug 7. Children preferred fruit to fries and kitchen was most accommodating Despite first reception we were happy with our choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sandbill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service and food were great. Food was prepared very well. Presentation was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute MUST in Hot Springs
    coupleinthebooth
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I would like to start by stating that I am a restaurant consultant and specialize in fine dining. Even though there are no white table cloths I rarely have an overall superb experience when dining out. My wife and I dine in restaurants as we travel all over the U.S. I have to say that Chef Matt and Server Randy did an outstanding job. We were displeased with the other restaurants we visited during our stay in Hot Springs, probably because Central Park set such high expectations. We enjoyed the Crab Cake appetizer, the Hawaiian Wagyu and the Scallops for our entrees, and finished with a chocolate dessert trio....all fantastic! This will be a restaurant I visit again when I return to Hot Springs. Thanks again gentlemen for an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as advertised
    WorkInSports
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Central Park Fusion was fabulous. Don't let the non-descript exterior fool you. The food was exceptional! Our first time visiting Hot Springs but we'll go here every time that we are in town.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Filet Ever!
    PPeters
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We LOVED this place! Had a girls weekend in Hot Springs, and wanted to have a great dinner somewhere with a good wine list. This place was PERFECT. The filet was honestly the BEST I've ever had with the flavors in the dish. The fried brie app was fantastic! I will DEFINITELY go back when I'm in Hot Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced for the atmosphere
    SRL49
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was delicious but overpriced. Only fish available was almost 50.00 and steak regardless if quality was 56.00. Too overpriced for the atmosphere which was quite casual and view out qunsiw was a condemned building in shambles
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Springs Gemstone!
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There are many interesting finds in Hot Springs, but if you are looking for outstanding cuisine, look no further than Central Park Fusion! The preparation style melds classical French techniques with a fusion of flavors from around the world. The menu is varied, with selections ranging from perfectly cooked sea bass and Wagyu beef to lighter fare. I sampled multiple items and found each one to be a delight to the taste buds. The appetizers are delicious and, for me, the fried brie was a perfect starter. The salads are packed with wonderful surprises! The entrée selections are complemented by wine suggestions. Whatever is on you "to do" list for your visit to Hot Springs, be sure to include a meal (or two) at Central Park Fusion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    Painless
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Wait staff is friendly. They have daily/weekly specials so the menu does not become stale. There is an extensive wine list and the double cut pork chop is famous. Prices are commensurate with the quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and savory!
    BayouFox
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fusion truly loves up to its name. The Japanese inspired pork belly appetizer was a standout while our wagyu steak entrees were grilled perfectly with classic seasoning and accompaniment. The green peppercorn au poivre is aromatic with just enough spice to set the steak off to perfection. Champagne, Brie, and truffle soup was another delicious appetizer. Wine list is superb although we were too full for dessert so can't comment on that. You will not leave hungry! Atmosphere is cool and casual with a great view of a jagged mountain face through the large glass windows lining the dining room. The menu is pricey, but as close to worth it as any restaurant comes these days and the flavors are unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CrisDGVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a large group of 10 for dinner on a Saturday night a few of the adults were particular about their foods (no gluten, not processed foods ). We started off with shared appetizers, the carpaccio with poached egg yolk was fabulous, the pork belly (that I usually dislike) was to die for, the scallops (who would say you could get such fresh tasting scallops so far from the ocean) delicious. The kids were appeased with their noodles, chicken fingers etc.... The wine list was reasonably priced nicely put together. Everyone's entree's was wonderful, but the winner was the rabbit tenderloin special- we all agreed the chef should put this on the menu. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive we cannot wait to return..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Failed to thrill
    InkPen69
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The rank smell of fish assaulted us as we entered the door. While the wine list was exhaustive, the menu was limited. Everything was adequate, but we had hoped for more.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • theonlywaytoeatout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent service Great menu variety Exceptional desserts
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than 5 stars!
    nancygaye
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The hubs made reservations for my bday dinner. Had heard good things about it. I got the Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp and the hubs got the Double Cut Pork Chop. Both were awesome. We couldn't finish them and they were even better the next day. Our waiter was superb. I don't say that very often. Really enjoyed the Cucumber Lemongrass Martinis too! It's not the fanciest restaurant but has its own charm. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody and everybody!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Restaurant at Hot Springs
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a perfect meal at Cental Park Fusion! People are still talking about their Wagyu steaks! My tuna was perfectly cooked rare and had great flavor! It is not inexpensive but you definitely receive great value for your money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We don't eat here often, just special occasions, but when we do the food is always outstanding. And, the best dirty martini too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Meal. Period
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I are not foodies. We stepped out of our box and went here. This was one of the best meels I have ever had. It will be our go to spot in Hot Springs. Pork chops are to die for. And it ended with amazing white chocolate bread pudding. Can't wait til next summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • firstvisit
    hsvtwo
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were greeted at the door and immediately shown to our table. The service was excellent and the food delicious. We both had the filet and it was the best we have had in this area. We will return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great service and food
    Group5
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were a group of 5 with one guest with a special diet. When we arrived, the wait staff that was assigned to our table was aware of of special request and assured us that the need would be met. All five of our dining guests were pleased with their meals and dessert but we had difficulty holding a conversation due to the noise level throughout the dining area of the restaurant. We did not linger after our meal was complete since we could not converse over the noise of the surrounding table. Summary, food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food
    Food4u
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This restaurant has innovative food with unique selections and incredible flavors. It has something for everyone's palate. The servers are very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu. This is a true diving adventure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Smack
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Service was good and food was above average. We came hoping to find something different…and it was. Only real complaint was the menu was very small. Not many choices. They ran out of the fish special by 6:00, and there was only one other group in the restaurant at the time. Overall, I was a little disappointed. I think the price didn't match the quality of the food. But the items on the menu were truly fusion, but just not my taste. Oh and good luck trying to find parking. I had to circle the place 2-3 times to find where to park.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Central Park Fusion reviews archive.
  • A-MAZ-ING
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband and I chose this location based on reviews prior to arriving in Hot Springs. Initially we thought it would be so-so. The staff were so friendly!!! We were celebrating our anniversary. A couple next to us ordered champagne and the staff offered congratulations! The food. Oh the food. I chose the Hawaiian Wagyu beef. I are so much that I was full for days. It was melt in your mouth delicious! My husband chose the special swordfish. It was cooked to perfection as was my beef. My mouth waters to write this!!! I wanted to eat there each day of our stay!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    Gjttjg
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Once again, great service and terrific food. Had two of the specials and they were prepared perfectly with excellent sauces. Waitress ensured we we were well taken care of at all times. Why go anywhere else when it is time to treat yourself to a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best fine dining in Hot Springs
    Vassrgrl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were very impressed by this restaurant, a true treasure for Hot Springs. The food was second to none and the wine list and pairing suggestions were spot on. Our server, Randy, was impressive in his knowledge of wine and was a true professional. Although the dining room looks sparse, it was cozy and relaxing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great until.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    For the second time , I feel that we were forced to leave earlier then I would like because staff was packing up the restaurant, turning up chairs rearranging all the tables . We felt unwanted and after a $500 tab for 4 people, at 9:30 I should not feel this way. I could understand if it was late but 9:30 on Saturday, in a slow restaurant should not be issue. Once again this was not the first time.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    Lovesgoodfood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was wonderful, service was lacking, dining room was not full when we arrived so no excuse.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was wonderful, as was the staff. We were there on the same might as the local prom. The place was packed, but service did not lack. It is definitely a place to eat at when in Hot Springs.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.