Situated within the modern grounds of the Sheraton Hotel, Fusion is a contemporary restaurant that serves up American cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed space next to a lovely beachside view. This stylish restaurant lures guests with a menu tailored to meet the needs of almost everyone. It includes taste-and share dishes, salads, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and steak dishes. The locally inspired menu also features weekly chef specials and an indulgent menu that lists delectable choices such as the molten chocolate cake, served with mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate wafer.
Visit for lunch and try some of Fusion's famous lump crab cakes and homemade back fin crab soup. Complement it with some a beverage, cocktail or a pick from the restaurant's award-winning wine list. Fusion also boasts a special menu for kids, making it a nice choice for family outings. This restaurant is open every day.
The food is beyond bad. For a table of 4 we ordered 4 different entrees. Everything tasted bad. They couldn't even make potatoes taste good. The fried potatoes that came with the steak looked and tasted like powder inside the fried shell. The only good thing about the restaurant is the view and design inside.
When the three of us arrived at the restaurant, the hostess seemed quite upset when we requested a table near the lovely, large blue-tinted window overlooking the ocean rather than the table in the middle of the room. Yes, they had to clean and set-up the table near the window, but really, you would have thought we had asked for her first born rather than to move some cutlery a few feet. The waitstaff was quite pleasant throughout the meal.
Ambiance was quite nice, with a very pleasant band fronted by someone who sounded a good deal like Jeff Buckley. The food, well...I had the Divers Scallops on a bed of spinach and pickled red onions - this was probably the most flavorful dish but there was only one note and I got bored with it after my initial hunger was slaked. My 12 yo daughter had the rotisserie chicken and seemed to enjoy it, but her side of 'cornbread' wasn't touched. My boyfriend chose the Mahi Mahi special. It was dry and the side of what we think was polenta was quite bland. Like the cornbread, it came in a small cast-iron pan. Kinda cute. My daughter liked the chocolate molten-cake dessert but we declined and went for gelato afterwards.
Overall a resounding 'meh.'
Ordered NY Strip, medium, came well done and charred, with bland potatoes and runny creme brûlée. My guest ordered a burger, also medium, came cooked through and through and dry. Her dessert was peach cobbler w/ice cream. The ice cream, vanilla, was the best part. With all the other options available in this area, Fusion is one and done for me.
Interesting menu with options pleasing to many.
Nice location by the VA beach......had a nice scenic window view......food was only fair
I was looking forward to trying a new restaurant and had a good idea of what I wanted from the posted menu. When I arrived, the menu was changed to a special prix fix menu for V-Day and you could only choose from that menu. Additionally, I'm not a big drinker and several items on the menu (appetizer and dessert) had alcohol included but not listed on the menu. The food itself was average but priced super high. I wouldn't go back.
The restaurant is within a hotel. On Feb. 13, they only offered a set menu at $55 per person. This was not advertised on OpenTable beforehand. We would have booked elsewhere had we known.
The food was OK, not great. The server was assigned too many tables and could not keep track of our needs as well as those with the numerous other tables he had assigned to him. Our entrée order arrived somewhere between warm and cold. It was difficult to get our drinks refilled and details about our order were forgotten or overlooked.
It isn't worth the price. I would not go back unless I heard food quality had improved and service staff was sufficient to meet the needs of their customers.
The food hot and delicious- no extra seasoning required. Our filet mignons were cooked perfectly. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly.
Our visit was to celebrate my oldest daughter graduation from Old Dominion University, and we were all glad we chose it. The view was amazing, the food was very good, all 6 dishes, and the service was spot on. Not rushed or ever without a refill, all the food came out at the same time, and all very good. Good place to get a good bite, enjoy the ocean view and follow it up with a walk along the beach.
Sorry food was horrible sent a meal back Restaurant was empty no reason to have to wait to be waited on drinks ordered on the rocks poor pour for price of top shelf drinks
Three of my party's meals were just fine. However, I suggest not ordering the shortribs. It was obvious to everyone in my group that the Fusion kitchen has no idea how to cook this type of meat. Shortribs NEED TO BE slow braised for a long period of time, to allow the connective tissue and cartilage to break down. This restaurant basically served very nicely flavored chewy meat with a rubberbands consistency. In my opinion, the shortribs were prepared by an inexperienced new short order cook with no supervision, rather than an experienced chef. Steak was good, meatloaf was good, crab cales were just soso.
The restaurant faces Virginia Beach and the view of the ocean and boardwalk are great. We were seated right at the window. The she-crab soup was awesome, and we also had the cheese platter, which was good. We ordered shrimp pasta and the sauce was not good, and the pasta was not cooked properly. Unfortunately the meals did not keep up with the view. There were also a lot of families in the restaurant and the noise level was high. As the restaurant is just off the lobby, it seems a lot of people just use the area as a public area.
The chef did an outstanding job creating a balanced vegan meal.
First visit and very pleasantly surprised. We ordered the bison which was done to perfection-spicy, not gamy and great treat for the palate.
Ambience, service and food were all exceptional . Server was very familiar with the menu and guided us through it.
The view of the ocean-front is unparalleled!
Prices were modest, given location and offerings,
Highly recommended and will definitely be returning!
There is only like 10 things on the menu and the staff never came back to bring the check. I had to go looking for someone to pay.
We were seated at a window table overlooking the boardwalk and ocean. Since it's off season and it was a Monday night it was quiet and we weren't rushed through our meal. Since our table was directly across from the kitchen entrance it was very annoying that the wait staff have to announce loudly "corner" "corner" to avoid any collisions. Maybe they can put mirrors up???? The food was delicious and beautifully presented. My husband had fresh catch tuna and I had the tuna & salmon tacos with a fresh homemade salsa on top. They did not have a gluten free menu but offered that the Chef would work with my husband's dinner selections. We had creme Brule for dessert and it was wonderful.
When we were first seated the waiter came up and asked for a drink order. It took over 30 minutes before our drinks were served to our table. And our waiter wasn't the one who server it....it was another server. I believe the reason why we were served was because I told hostess that I was going to leave and unless we were served. We decided at that point to leave. After 35 minutes of sitting & not even having our appetizer or dinner order being taken it was time to go. Total disappointment.
We arrived and were not greeted with any kind of happiness, the hostess even looked upset that we were even there. There was only 1 other family in the restaurant, with 2 kids and they were running around playing (the little girl kept playing right by our table even after I tried to block her path, she just ran right by and the parents didn't or staff didn't do anything about it). The food took forever to come out and they even messed up the salmon dish as it needed to be prepared gluten free. We only order mac & cheese, shrimp and grits, a salad, the salmon and a cup of soup, which was the smallest cup of soup and side of mac & cheese I'd ever seen in my life.
We were looking for something upscale with a view. The large windows overlooking the ocean are wonderful but the feel of the place is sunk by lights that are too bright, staff that are too loud & chummy, & food that sounds fancy but proved muddled & disappointing.
We had the Bison meatloaf & crab cakes. Both were very good. The only negative is the length of time to get the meal. The place was empty, but still took over 2.5 hours to eat.
Outstanding :) Was hesitant to try Fusion, since we had never eaten there before & it was Valentine's Day. Also a few reviews were worrisome, BUT we felt special from the moment we arrived until we left. Heather was very helpful over the phone prior to our visit answering some questions & welcomed us upon our arrival. We were seated at a promised oceanfront window table & then experienced very attentive service from Sharon the rest of the evening. Appetizers were outstanding~~very flavorful she crab soup & an awesome fried green tomato salad! Our entrees were crab cakes over spinach & meatloaf, which is one of the house specialties. Love that some of the entrees are available at half portion, which I selected. It was more than ample & I couldn't eat all of it. However did leave a little room for dessert & we split a chocolate banana tart, which was uniquely presented. It was also my birthday & I was very pleased how special the whole evening was~~from Heather's greeting, Sharon's outstanding service, & the delicious food!! Thank you :)
Went for Valenitne's day dinner. We had a slow paced meal. No pressure to hurry, finish, pay or leave. Food is very good and the staff is friendly. Valet parking is a plus.
Service was not up to par. Could not even get refills on water.
We had heard that Fusion had good food and we wanted to try it during the off-season. The food and service were excellent. There was an almost-full moon over the ocean and not a cloud in the sky, so their dining room above the boardwalk was perfect. As recommended by Villa, we tried all of the house specials - lump crab cakes, roasted beet and arugula salad, she crab soup, bison meatloaf and the apple tart (with sea salt caramel gelato). In addition to planning OUR return trip, we hope to bring some business associates there for our next lunch meeting.
We had the Pre Fixe dinner as it was Restaurant Week at Virginia Beach. Entertaining upgrades on chili cheese fries (oxtail chili, cheese curds, fried egg), chicken and waffles (sweet potato waffle and bourbon infused syrup), and fried PB&J sandwich for dessert.
Selections were well-prepared and portions were good, however it was hard to focus on the food due to the inconsistencies in service. With a less-than-full venue and set menu, we expected things would flow fairly smoothly, but it took over 30 minutes to get an appetizer and, once finished, another 30 to get the main course. Dessert then came with no pause after the main course. Our server indicated she would return to fill water glasses but failed to. We ordered a bottle of wine, but were brought a glass of some other wine and a bottle of beer; later the manager came to tell us they didn't have our wine. We got a different bottle.
To be fair, the restaurant gave us a 20% discount on the food (I think they realized it was botched service even without us having to say anything). Then we noticed we were also charged for the glass of wine we never accepted. The check went back to get corrected.
Enjoyed the meal, but it had several hiccups in service and just felt like food took too long to get to our table.
Fusion is inside the Sheraton. It's normally a great restaurant with great food. This time, we went for Virginia Beach Restaurant Week 2015, so the menu was not their regular stuff. This menu was iffy. There was one slice of soggy fried green tomato under the salad. The Lamb burger was undercooked and greasy. The Dark rum apple sauce that accompanied the beignets tasted like baby food. The Poutine was delicious (although it was more chili fries than poutine). The Chicken and waffles were also delicious. The Grilled PB&J was interesting. I would recommend sticking to their regular menu. Definitely try their Bison meatloaf; regular meatloaf is gross compared to this stuff (heaven)!
I've always lived down the street but never tried Fusion. Went for restaurant week with a group of girls, and I will definitely be back. The only thing that was unfortunate was how dead it was - made dinner conversation awkward knowing everyone in the building could hear us. But, the service was great, the food was delicious, and we had a great table over looking the beach. Apparently they have an amazing happy hour too.. I'll be stopping in again.
The view was breathtaking and the food was wonderful!!! Everyone was so friendly. The day we went in their heat was broken but they were so nice and accommodating. They had heaters throughout the dinning room and made sure we were comfortable. My husband and I will definitely be going there again!
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was petty good, but not exceptional.
The downfalls are pretty hard to overcome. The lighting was too bright and glaring and the room reverberated with the noise in the lounge area that included children running around, screaming, and chanting cheers. You knew you were dining in a hotel (more like high end hampton inn, not boutique.)
If you want to attract locals, partition the lounge area, add background music, dim the lights a bit, get rid of the blazing lights over the oceanfront dining tables, and add valet parking.
The food was great and the tidewater platter was plentiful. The scenery was wonderful as we sat by the window and enjoyed the yachts and the water.