Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon

Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/
  • Phone: 6093681919x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steve Cozzi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon and Mirage Lounge is available for All private events.





    With two spacious banquet rooms, large dining room and bar we are happy to accommodate your event needs.

  • Private Party Contact: Anthony Cozzi 6093681919x
  • Entertainment: Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon proudly offers live music on weekends. Soft Jazz by Music Magic on Fridays and acclaimed Jazz singer Pauline Bennick on Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon
Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon is an up-scale fine-dining establishment that caters to those that want to celebrate that special occasion or just want to relax in a comfortable trendy environment. Our professional servers and exceptional cuisine has gained us critical acclaim and recognition through out the restaurant industry. We are a full service restaurant that also offers private dining rooms and specialized menus for any occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (28)romantic (25)notable wine list (20)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (16)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Feeding Your Mind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Extremely over priced. Best things were the waitress, the black forest chocolate martini and the triple chocolate cake desert also the ahi tuna appetizer otherwise wasnt worth the price. Wine is 3 times the price u can buy it for at a liquore store. We live at the shore and visit many resturaunts in cape may and all the islands as well as inland.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very hospitable on an "everyone running late" Friday night. Server very nice, food good. It was actually very busy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic dinner
    JP88
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had such a romantic dinner at Fuze. The wait staff were so attentive and friendly, and the food was very, very good. The veal medallions in gruyere fondue sauce was simply outstanding. Can't wait to try that again. Wish the crabmeat-avocado cocktail were still on the menu though; had that last year when we visited 7 mile island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a surprise!
    eatupanddance13
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I had been in Avalon a few days when we decided to try Fuze. The other dinners we had gone to were rather noisy and hectic. Fuze was very different. The was waiter Mark was wonderful. He helped me chose a wonderful cocktail, I think it was called berry-berry tinni. I had the flounder fanchaise it was great! It was also a very large portion. My husband and I shared the key-lime pie. It was also very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island gourmet spot
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very well prepared and tasty. The best part of the menu is that some dishes like the crab cake can be either an appetizer portion or an entree. The salads are so large that a salad and an appetizer portion of the crab cake is quite sufficient if you are looking for a lighter bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MamaCass
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was great - had people with us with food alergies - not much of a selection for them. Did not seem to be enough help! waited long for desserts and drinks and getting the check!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    Bobbo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was there quickly to take our drink order. Drinks came quickly and at that time the server gave us the specials of the day. They sounded good, but we ordered off the menu. The beet and goat cheese salad was excellent. We both had fish. Flounder and Bronzino. Both very good. After we were finished the host (Anthony) stopped by our table to ask how everything was. He was gracious and was pleased we enjoyed our meal and hoped to see us again soon. Finally we give kudos to our server. He was efficient, yet unobtrusive, and very personable. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Beautiful Plan
    ackermdVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a great restaurant. It was our first time there and we really enjoyed dinner and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    KSQdiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our entree's had heavy sauces on both and overwhelmed the otherwise tender veal medallions that I had. My wife's fish was smothered in a cream sauce and the risotto which was to accompany the dish was non-existent other than the sauce and a tomatoe. The servers had no personality and rushed us after dinner - no offer of coffee or dessert. We had a late reservation, 9 pm however there were still many tables being served when we left so no reason to rush us. They said the restuarant was BYOB but there is a $25 corkage fee since they actually have a bar/wine list. I expect that in NYC but not here. The only staff who treated us like customers were the bus persons who were great but that is a sad statement for a high end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still mostly an unfounded treasure
    eatindineout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Once again an almost perfect dinning experience. Stopped at the Yacht Club where there was an event going on and decided not to stay for dinner. Went to the OpenTable app and found Fuze had availability within 45 minutes. This turned out to be a fortunate turn of events. Saw friends, workmates and others around the bar. Our reservations were ready, our server was attentive and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    3 out of our 5 meals were completely unsatisfactory and poorly prepaired, very overpriced for the quality. My five year old grandaughters childs pasta dish was $16. The most every I paid for a childs pasta dish that was the 6th unsatisfactory prepaired dish
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food in a not so good area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaurant is in the back of the motel rooms so it didn't look very enticing. However, the ambience is completely different once you enter the restaurant. There was live music and it was a hopping lively place for dinner. All 5 of us ordered fish and goat cheese with beets and everything was delicious! The only downside was the slow service when ordering. It would have been fine but my 8 year old was very tired at 8p.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner! We Will Be Back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was our first time at Fuze and we'll definitely be back. Our teenage sons said the lobster macaroni and cheese was the best they've ever had. Our halibut, filet and chicken entrees were delicious and the blueberry/peach cobbler and apple pie was even better. The service was great too - everyone from the bartender to our waitress was friendly and attentive. We're looking forward to enjoying another dinner here before vacation is over!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafoodfan
    Seafoodfan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Outstanding restaurant. There were five of us and we all were impressed by the menu and loved our selections. The service was superb. The waitress was professional and accommodating. The ambience is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    There were eight of us and everyone went home super happy with the experience. The food and service were excpetional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    MellowfellowVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We eat here several times a year and the food and service are always consistently excellent. Guitar music added to a nice dinner. This is a hidden gem as there were quite a few open tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean42
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great service.very knowledgeable about menu. Food was delicious.Will be returning on next visit to shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We saw negatives on trip advisor. But it was the absolute best meal ever
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined here many times and I must say it is the most consistent restaurant in the area. Top notch service, excellent food and such a fun atmosphere make this place one of the best. It's not a huge menu but I think we've tried just about everything on it and every dish really is amazing. What a great chef.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Shore Spot
    GGfordinner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Absolutely love this place.. Anthony and staff are the best! And the live music is a great touch and always the proper volume!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    BubbleTown420
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    ...crabcakes and seared scallops are a must! We loved this place, and will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is our 5th year dining at this awesome restaurant. We never have a mediocre or bad dish. Everything is cooked to perfection. The soft shell crab special was superb. Branzino was also amazing. Of course their standard menu items are delicious: chicken pot pie served a fanciful bowl to their trout & lobster. Say Hi to the owners who are identical twins and have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special request honored
    tough2pleez
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We requested steak tartare for one member of our group of five who had dined at Fuze before and loved that dish there. Management told us that it was not on the menu that evening. I expressed regret over the fact. When we showed up they had prepared one serving of it just for us! Great personal touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suncloud
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Good food but sad no recognition of OPT points. Staff somewhat grumpy. Steak very good but attitude could improve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good restaurant
    StanVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very nice atmosphere with music and food was very good and well served.We will without a doubt be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening at Fuze!
    JLH8588
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I invited three life-long friends to have a special dinner at the shore, and chose Fuze. It happened to be Restaurant Week, which is sometimes not a restaurant's finest hour. But this was a truly spectacular evening on every level. The food was delicious, the service simply superb (a rarity at the shore) and everything about the evening was just perfect. Though you don't feel like you're at the shore (no view, no anything other than a lovely dining room), you do know that you in a fine dining establishment. As a former restaurant owner, I can say that I was very impressed by every aspect of the evening, as were my guests. To be able to run a dining room with that level of excellence in a seasonal resort is not easy. Kudos to Fuze!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Fuze Restaurant - 79th Street - Avalon reviews archive.
  • Redwing
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The staff was friendly and attentive , the food the great , and Anthony was a welcoming host as usual , the ceviche is the best
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service
    Jill
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We had a server at Fuze who was the most professional we have seen in ages. She was fast and nice and couldn't have been more helpful. The restaurant was out of Halibut (at 7 PM) and substituted no other fish. The crab cakes were tasty and the dinner version was 2 huge cakes. I recommend getting only one. The chopped salad was super and also huge. The singer was also great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fuze continues to excel
    James
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Anthony and Stephen maintain the stellar reputation that they've built over the last few years. The halibut was superb as was the pork shank. House wine was an outstanding sangiovese blend. Can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise!
    GMRCAMVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My husband and I arrived at the Fuze restaurant in Avalon, only to find that our reservation was with their restaurant of the same name on the other side of town. They were gracious and the host called ahead to let them know we were on our way. Our meals were delicious, especially the heirloom salad and the fish. There were talented musicians playing softly in the bar area. The waitstaff was excellent. The restaurant was a nice surprise for us as we had passed by this Fuze for years and from the outside architecture, we had the impression that it was primarily a nightclub. As it turned out, they have a small bar and a beautifully-decorated dining room, serving great food..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time there. We found
    Delbiker
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Our first time there. We found the food and service to be superior to most high end shore resturants. Great bar! Nice selection of wines. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shore Treat
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Fuzze is getting better and better. I particularly like the chopped salad and crabcakes. The meat eaters at our table were satisfied too. The food was good as well as the presentation. Our server was very attentive. Did I mention they have music? We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal group has had recently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Celebrated our friends' 20th anniversary week with an earlier Friday dinner. Being early we were able to enjoy 2 of the evening specials - Bronzinos served table side - they ran out of that special quickly. Also had the crispy pork shank which was "to die for". Salads very tasty and nice portions. Excellent selection of wines in the mid-price range. Another great feature of this restaurant is that the menu changes during the season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed !
    Cher
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    I read reviews before we picked this restaurant . Just to let you know it is definitely not kid friendly . The gnocchi appetizer was very small but tasty . My husband had the pork shank which was dry . I had the veal medallions and it had good flavor but was a little dry . The reviews I read said how great this restaurant was and I would say it was just ok .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It has gotten too expensive
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Fuze is a good restaurant, a little better than most in Avalon but the prices are truly outrageous. My husband and I didn't get anything out of the ordinary and a very inexpensive bottle of wine. The bill was still way over $100 a person! There are many center city restaurants with much better food for less! You are paying for the zip code. I was truly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dinning with a flare
    eatindineout
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    We live in Stone Harbor and have been fans of Fuze for a long time as our secret go to place for a quiet well prepared and well served dinning experience. We were not, in any way, disappointed last Friday evening. Amanda, our server, was cordial, efficient and well versed on the menu and specials. Walter was on his game, as usual, with his perfect Cosmopolitan and the Vin 91 Zin was a perfect with the Crispy Pork Shank, Yes CRISPY and it was the right choice. I know it is getting late in the season but try to find an evening to enjoy a worthwhile dinning experience of very good drinks, food, service and live music.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued Excellence at the Shore
    James
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Fuze compares favorably with any place in Atlantic City and would compete in Manhattan. Steve and Anthony have brought fine dining to Avalon. Menu is creative, service is attentive but never pushes to intrusive. Try the scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food has wonderful flavor.
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Food has wonderful flavor. Nice selection of fish, pasta, meat and chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes, Good Food In Avalon!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    We've been coming to Avalon/Stone Harbor for years, and endured any number of expensive but unmemorable meals at a variety of restaurants. But I am pleased to say that Fuze is the exception, with food that compares favorably with restaurants in the "big city." Clearly, the chef cares about what is served. The ingredients (mostly seafood but also a very fine NY Strip) were fresh, and prepared perfectly. The halibut dish in particular (an interesting combination of the fish, shrimp, baby clams, merguez sausage and udon noodles) was outstanding. The prices are on the high side, but no more so than other "fine" restaurants in the area, and represent a good value. And on Wednesdays, you can bring your own wine, with no corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Service was excellent. I tried steak and my wife had veal chop.none of them were tender and side dishes were no good.it was too expensive . I would not recommend this resturant
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall