Great for but someone must
Great for but someone must have a sweet tooth... Almost every dish is sweet!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Food and wine were top rate..The
Food and wine were top rate..The wait-staff all appeared to be very professional and well organized..We will be back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This IS the best restaurant
This IS the best restaurant in Arkansas! Had the great spicy shrimp special. Randy was, as always, our perfect, professional server.Love the place.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, good service
One of few very good restaurants to enjoy in hot springs. Menu could use a change from time to time, though. However, I would hate it if they ever took the duck confit egg rolls off the menu.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Remarkable Service
The food is wonderful! Very creative and skilled chef. Randy (our server) was knowledgable and friendly. He was one of the best servers I've had in Hot Springs!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Creative menu. Appetizers
Creative menu. Appetizers fried Brie and crab cake attractively plated and delicious. Entrees Asian stir fry Mango Macadamia colorful, cooked perfectly. Service excellent despite wait staff being understaffed for the evening. However, several large groups and multiple seatings filling the restaurant were accomodated immediately. Staff did not appear to lose focus despite crowd. We will go again.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I thought the food was very
I thought the food was very good, but came out very fast and felt a little bit rushed.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our meals were outstanding.
Our meals were outstanding. We have never had a bad meal at Central Fusion. There is obviously a lot of thought and planning in the kitchen. My wife had a filet that was cooked to perfection and my scallops marvel any I have ever cooked or eaten in another restaurant. The service was spotty at best. If she was the manager over the other servers as she appeared, she should not have been servicing tables.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoy a double cut pork
I enjoy a double cut pork chop and this ranked amoung the best. Evenly cooked, tender and juicy. The pork was complimented with purple sweet potatoes, spiced apple bits, vegetable and a sauce to die for. The scallops were perfectly cooked and outstanding as well.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Central Park. They
We love Central Park. They always have great food and outstanding service. I would, and do, recommend it to everyone I meet.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Joined friends at Central
Joined friends at Central Park Fusion. It was a perfect eventing. The specials were delicious and served in an appealing manner. The wine was good and it was quiet enough for us to enjoy the visit.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hot Springs Gem
We don't visit Hot Springs often but when we do we like to stay for dinner at Central Park.
The food and service are consistently excellent.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and ambience were great.
Food and ambience were great. Waiter could have been a little more attentive.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food & atmosphere were excellent. Unique menu with a romantic ambiance. Food presented extravagantly!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
We had a party of eight and couldn't have had better food or service. Several of us tried the Boursin Filet and all agreed that it was one of the best steaks we had ever had. The waiter was great at explaining items on the menu. The purple sweet potatoes were delicious. We had mussels and lettuce wraps for appetizers which everyone enjoyed. The pasta was fresh. You can dress up or wear casual. When you take eight people out to eat and everyone enjoys their meal, that is rare. Highly recommend this restaurant.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolute pefection.
The food was absolute pefection. Everything we had from appetizer to dessert was top bar. I highly recommend their double cut pork chop, it was pork perfection. The chop was 4 inches thick and tender, juicy, salty and smoky. The sauce was very good and the Japanese sweet potatoes were wonderful. We enjoyed the Brie appetizer and the Chocolate decadence dessert. The waitstaff was very helpful. Our whole experience was excellent.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wouldn't stand out in a bigger city, but a great choice if you are in Hot Springs.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is varied but not too
Menu is varied but not too broad and some of the nightly or weekly specials we tried were really outstanding. The Double pork chop was almost beyond description, cooked to perfection we were told over a three day period, WOW. The acommpanying sauce and potatoe puree were a great compliment to the unbelievably moist chop. The rack of lamb special and the salmon special were both very tasty as well. Wine list was quite good with some really nice options for just about any wine lovers taste. The desserts looked good but unfortunately and fortunately we were already fully satisfied by that time. We plan to return to dine again and will save room for a dessert on the next trip.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
foodie oasis in Hot springs
In a town where cheap motels and tattoo parlors reign, this is tasteful refuge from the all you can eat buffets on central avenue. If you eat out because you wish to dine and not just because you are hungry this is the only place in Hot Springs worth the effort.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We happen to find Central
We happen to find Central Park when looking for a nice place to have dinner on our honeymoon. I feel very fortunate to have found such a gem. The food was incredible, the ambience was very romantic, and the service was stellar.
I have been to numerous "fine dining" restaurants around the world, Central Park is one of the most cherished locations.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful experience. Even during the rush from holiday travelers the restaurant was managed well and our food was amazing!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Differently worth going to
Differently worth going to while in Hot Springs. I had the biggest bone end pork chop I've ever seen. Had to take it home it was three inches thick and the mixed veggies were local and delicious.
If ever through there again we will return.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were only in Hot Springs for the evening, as we were picking up a camper from Camp Ozark the next morning, and saw good reviews on Urban Spoon. But wow, we were blown away by this place. The atmosphere is hip, eclectic, relaxed and from the moment we walked in, the service was 5 star. Fred & Randy, our servers, were top notch and very knowledgable. We started with the duck confit egg rolls (holy cow yum!) Everything we ordered was amazing. We will make this place a must every time we are in Hot Springs.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Hot Springs!
What a fantastic choice! We were recommended this place by a local and could have not made a better choice to celebrate our 5 year Anniversary! Food was impeccable (best scallops I've ever had in my life) and the service exceptional. My only complaint was that it seemed the owner/chef seemed to visit every table but ours, but that is but a trifle compared to how the rest of the evening went. Will be back!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third trip and this restaurant is 3 for 3. Excellent service (Randy) and fantastic appetizer and entree selections.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Central Park Fusion three times. Each and every time, the food and the service have been excellent. It is my favorite restaurant for special purposes with special people. It is not inexpensive but, it is worth every penny. I wish it had more ambience and didn't have a casual attire dress code. I say this only because of the quality and price of the food and I think the decor and ambience should reflect that. Nevertheless, I recommend Central Park Fusion without reservation.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was amazing!
This restaurant was amazing! Every single bit of food was so well prepared and exceptional. We came on Saturday evening so most of the menu was gone. I found that great that everything was fresh but my party didn't like it due to having to change their order a few times because dishes were gone. We will for sure be back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Matt, always great to dine at Fusion. We know the food will always be top shelf along with the wine selections and of course the impeccable service! The Freemans
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything great but......
The only negative was the ambience. This looked like a Denny's, Bob's Big Boy renovated into Central Park Fusion. The food, service, etc were over the top!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best places to dine.
My daughter and I love this place. We visited on her birthday. The staff always makes us feel welcome. Sometimes fine dining places do not cater to children, but this isn't the case with Central Park Fusion Cuisine. Of course, we expect her to behave accordingly, and the atmosphere tends to encourage it. The food is prepared and presented well. Thanks to the staff for making our experience memorable!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sea Scallops: Key to a happy spouse
Visited recently for our 7th wedding anniversary. Started with a shared appetizer of fried brie with pesto, sun dried tomatoes and candied pecans. Great combination without being overly filling. My bride had the sea scallops over a golden corn polenta. The scallops were perfectly seared with a buttery taste and texture, and beautifully complemented by the polenta. I opted for the hawaiian Wagyu beef with mashed purple sweet potatoes, mango relish and stir-fried vegetables. The protein was fork-tender, and all the flavors meshed perfectly. Unfortunately, we were just too full to even consider our favorite dessert offering ... the creme brulee. We'll definitely save room on our next visit.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The building is old and the inside isn't much to look at, but the fantastic food and superb service will make this one of our "go to" restaurants in future. If you like "great" food and terrific service you are going to love Central Park Fusion!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Matt, the chef, always puts on an "interesing, remarkably good dinner" I love the specials which are always something I most likely have not had before. The food is fresh and wonderfully presented. Highly recommend this restaurant!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were told by a waiter in Eureka Springs that THIS was the place to eat in Hot Springs and he could have not been more right. The place is simple but don't let that fool you. We're "foodies" and probably to darn picky but we not only fell in love with the food, it was, as I expressed to my husband, "a party in my mouth." Lol. We started with the artichoke and spinach dip and followed with the scallops and steak. We ended with a shared desert and the death by chocolate melted on my tongue. Baileys and coffee before leaving and we couldn't wipe the grins off our faces the rest of the night. It's a little pricy but if you only have one night to eat in Hot Springs it's well worth it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best restaurant in Hot Springs. Matt comes up with the best recipes and his expertise in wine pairings is just awesome. If you are in Hot Springs, AR, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not dine at Central Park Fusion.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, as always
We always enjoy Central Park Fusion--the food is excellent, the menu is varied, wine list fine and service always very good. Wait staff is knowledgeable and able to describe each selection on the menu. The chef, Matt, does a fine job with both preparation and choice of dishes. Prices are a bit higher than many restaurants in Hot Springs, but we always feel we have spent our money well when we go to this restaurant. If you don't order the steaks, the prices are comparable to other very good restaurants in the area. We continue to enjoy our visits there!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have eaten here many times and the food/service is always top notch! Great menu that never disappoints.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the Carmelized Scallops and Braised Short ribs. Both entrees arrived piping hot and both were delicious. The service was good but the restaurant is needing some TLC, otherwise we had a wonderful experience and for the food alone will return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating my husband's 30th
The food was excellent! Many layers of flavor! Wonderful pairings! Chef really knows what he is doing.
Randy, our waiter, was great too! He was knowledgeable, helpful, & very attentive.
We had a great experience and hope to return one day! We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that truly appreciates food!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a little noisy, especially
Was a little noisy, especially since we were seated next to a big table with kids. It's an older building and the acoustics aren't very good. The food was excellent, they had a very nice wine list and the service was excellent, however!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM