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Review of Fuse Dallas

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Went to Fuse with some friends on Friday night. We had an early reservation so when we arrived the place was empty. It remained empty for most of the night ( not a good sign on a Friday). As many of you know their chef recently left so the menu has changed. This was our frist visit so that didn't upset us. So we started with drinks that was all good. Pretty good selection we decied not to have wine. There is also a happy hour from 5-7 so we took advantage of that for the frist round. Then we ordered appetizers the server who was nice did seem to be rushing us I couln't figure out why as the place was empty. She would come over to our table every few minutes to see if we were ready to order. That bugged us maybe since we were her only table she was just trying to take good care of us. Anyway we ordered 4 things to share the fried avacado with crab Very big dissappointment it sounded great on the menu but had no flavor. We ordered the hot rock beef we all loved this dish. We ordered the rice flour crusted calamari and thought it was very good and also the spicy Edammame. This came out with chile powder sugar and oil. We didn't care for the oil on the dish and thought it really took away from the normally freshness of the dish. Again the pushy server removed appetizer and rushed us on to the next course. For those of you who have not been to Fuse their food concept is described as a Tex-Asian Fusion This has a little bit of a weird factor for me, but I was open to trying. Again we each ordered our entree and we all chose something different. My Husband got the Lobster RisottoI think this was $28.00 anyway when served it came out on a very small plate maybe a cup of risotto at most a small amount of Lobster. It had a good flavor but th risotto was over cooked and it borderlined mushy. Over all about a b- grade as the portion was really small for the price, and it wasn't like it had a whole lobster maybe a claw. Next one of our friends ordered the nightly Special it was a duck dish. prive $27.00 It came out like a play on chicken wirth biscuits and gravy, I just didn't get the dish to take a lush piece of duck and smother it with a cream gravy seemed a bad choice. The table all decided C for this dish. I ordered the trout in a coconut broth with polenta. The fish was cooked to perfection the polenta nice and creamy and the coconut broth was very good, but all on one plate it all did not work together. I think Iwould have preferred it with out the polenta . That was an odd texture to go with trout. I loved the polenta would have liked to have a big bowl of it with out all the other stuff. This dish was $ 27.00 as well and we gave it a B. Last we had the Beef tenderloin $ 32.00 in a chipotle sauce with mashed potatos. This would have been a great dish except that the sauce was swimming in oil it looked like the sauce broke and had just turned to oil but they served it up anyway. Not good.C- . When it was time for desserts the meun seemed to be really heavy bread puddings and french toast so nothing looked good plus we were all pretty underwhelmed by the meal. At the end of the meal we all determined that we would not be back to Fuse. This new chef has a lot of work to do to get this place on track.

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  1. At those prices, the lack of business on a Friday night, and the current dim economic restaurant climate, you won't have to worry about going back, that place is destined to close.

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    1. re: Scagnetti

      Being downtown, I think they do a decent lunch business, not that that always pays the bills.