Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of elegant American fare and drinks at Cool Water Fusion Restaurant, located in the Wyoming Mall Shopping Center in the Northeast Quadrant.
Cool Water Fusion Restaurant mixes and matches cuisines to create a menu of eclectic American fare innovated by gourmet touches. Begin with the bruschetta of the day ($6) or the blue-corn-crusted onion rings, which are served with green-chili ranch dipping sauce ($6). Lunch offers the opportunity to sample a Cuban sandwich with pork, swiss, mustard, and pickles ($9.95) or fettuccine alfredo ($7.95, add chicken for $2 or shrimp for $4) using your mouth. For dinner, a flat-iron steak woos tongues with 10 ounces of hand-cut, char-grilled meatiness fixed up with chimichurri sauce and pickled onion ($18). Desserticians will salivate at the sight of bread pudding, a treat of bread and custard with vanilla ice cream ($4.95), or fried ice cream ($3.95), which is made by skimming the cream from the top of a fresh batch of fried ice. Kid’s fresh-food options are also available.
Inside Cool Water's eating establishment, guests are surrounded by bright reds, blues, and oranges as they rest their arms and behind-knees on the crisp, white tablecloths. Chefs Williams and Upshaw create their culinary art with local ingredients that are purchased fresh every day.
Named Best New Restaurant in 2010 and Best Fusion Restaurant in 2013 by Alibi, CoolWater Fusion puts a spin on traditional recipes with a menu full of creative flavors and plating techniques, leading to upscale American-inspired dishes nuanced by French and Italian flavors. They also serve New Mexican favorites such as enchiladas grande and a New Mexican smothered burrito. Alibi recommends CoolWater's "scrumptious" boneless short ribs, which braise their protein with a mix of red wine, chilis, and plums, and Albuquerque Magazine touts the well-blended flavors of the rainbow trout. Lunches star five sandwich plates and London-style fish 'n' chips, a tilapia battered in the English tabloids but comforted by red-cabbage coleslaw and house-made potato chips.
Seated in cozy booths that are softly lit by dangling light fixtures, patrons can enjoy occasional live music or hone their x-ray vision by staring intently at the brightly colored walls.
2010 Wyoming Blvd.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112Get Directions