Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef's word for "water" is "salt." Leave it to the professionals with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $33 for a dinner for two with one appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of beer or wine (up to an $80.95 value)
- $65 for a dinner for four with two appetizers, four entrees, and four glasses of beer or wine (up to a $161.90 value)
- $10 for $20 worth of anything on the lunch menu
For dinner, starters such as blue-corn-crusted onion rings ($7.95) and crab cakes drizzled with a warm-butter emulsion ($12.95) pave the way for entrees of boneless short ribs ($18) and rainbow trout ($19). Between the hours of 11 a.m. (10 a.m. on Sunday) and 2 p.m., chefs prepare 14 lunch selections such as a turkey wrap ($9.95), an Indian taco ($8.95), and a London-style fish 'n' chips dish ($10.95). See the full restaurant menu.
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.