Smoke N Fusion
I don't take any joy in giving a negative review for anyone particularly since we had good service but I regularly smoke food myself and have eaten at smoke restaurants all over north Carolina, Tennessee, new York, St Louis, Montana and really all over the USA and occasionally in Canada. This was the worst brisket I've ever eaten. It was so dried it the flavor was unrecognizable. In a blind test I would never have recognized it as beef or even something smoked. And sadly the Jamaican jerk chicken was worse. It's unimaginable to me how anyone could dry something out so badly. It was like eating the stuffing out a sofa cushion. It's a bad sign when you go to a smoke restaurant and the best part of the meal was pasta. We are not critical eaters but we were both horribly disappointed.
Our family had a very enjoyable meal here. Our waitress helped us with how much to order and she was very accurate. All of our food was outstanding. Very tasty!
The food was great! It was a far drive from Airdrie but overall a great experience. Would recommend as a casual pit stop over a special occasion dining stop. Not overly expensive for a smoke house either. Highly would recommend the cornbread fritters!!
Decided to have my husband's thirty-fist birthday here and it was so delicious, with a fantastic owner that came out to talk with us and great atmosphere!
I used to be a sous chef so I am well aware of food costs and trends. Prices, like most of Calgary restaurants, especially the newer ones, go out of their way to be overly expensive and qualify it by prefacing it as something new or unique. That being said, the food and service were excellent and I would go again but I would caution any couple to limit themselves to one dish each, one appetizer only and no alcohol. Then eating here would be reasonable. Otherwise, for more people or a more expansive experience, prepare to spend $100-$200 in an evening. No meal out, regardless of location, food quality, trendiness or service is worth that.
Food was absolutely amazing!! Herb lemonade was awesome! Great value for the quality of food!
Good place for a quick dinner. Not a “special occasion” dining experience as far as ambiance goes. In the middle of a parking lot, basic tables and chairs etc. Food was good but not spectacular. Not quite what we were expecting.
Thought we would tried Smoke N Fusion as we normally go to the Hayden Block but didn’t want to go downtown. We were some of the only guests that night, so we were t too sure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised. Everything we ordered was very good. Loved the crispy Brussel Sprouts. The smoked Brisket was very good too. Portions (meat) are quite generous. We took home three containers! Would definitely go back and recommend!
Great meal. Thanks.
The menu offers many great selections which come in different sizes. Haven’t been disappointed in our choices before and we were not disappointed this time either.
We chose the pasta dishes - one being gluten free. Both were enjoyed and it was a treat that the gluten free pasta wasn’t mushy. It was very good. The brownie dessert (again gluten free) was enjoyed, too. We were surprised and very pleased that there are just a couple of items on their menu that are not gluten free.
There are some interesting smoked cocktails on the menu but we stuck with wine by the glass. Not a huge selection of wine (3 red, 3 white) but we were happy with our choices.
Our server was very pleasant and helpful.
A good meal and very reasonably priced. Looking forward to our next visit.
When we first walked in we were a bit surprised with the ikea furniture. The cocktails we ordered were okay and the appetizers were really good. The main meat dishes however were quite dry and there were next to no bbq sauce accompaniments. A couple people ordered the bananas foster for dessert and found it extremely unappetizing.
We will likely not go again.
Brisquette was melt in your mouth good, atmosphere was perfect for a first date dinner setting. Hope you all survive in the place where nothing seems to!
We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a group of 9. The service was wonderful. They even brought out a large desert with sparklers out at the end. Everyone enjoyed their food and the atmosphere was great.
We were the only table when they opened. Food was good, service was good. They were great with my kids. I’d go back
Great concept for sure. They were out of burnt ends, that was disappointing. The flavours were all really good but the meat was dry and not enough sauces.
The food was amazing! Perhaps a bit too much, we both went home with a lot of left overs! The servers were very friendly. We did feel bad because it wasn't busy, I hope this restaurant does well because it was great. Definitely recommend that people try out this place. Was even impressed to see a small vegan menu.
I decided to go there for brunch because of the variety of options listed on there online brunch menu. We we’re advised by the server that the brunch menu changes and due to the lack of interest in some items they stopped preparing for brunch. Also it was going to be their last brunch service. This left us with less than 5 items to eat. Very disappointing experience.
Having heard how this restaurant gives back to the community, we thought we’d try it out. Very glad we took a chance. Everything we ordered was delicious!
The only issue we had was a miscommunication about when the kitchen was closing. Other than that, it was excellent - and we will definitely be back.
We ordered a variety of appetizers and meats and only the brisket was amazing, the rest was below average. Definitely won’t be visiting again . The staff was very friendly and nice .
The food was awesome and the service was fantastic.
Fantastic buffet brunch. Excellent selection of foods, all delicious. Lovely friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
Had a great time. Will come back. Deserts were the only thing that was kinda meh. Everything else was delicious.
Excellent food! Lots of veggie options as well that were delicious! Will be going back for sure!
The menu was creative and full of things we all wanted to try. I went with my wife and three teen children and we all decided we're going to try this again next month. Great food, unique menu, delicious sides, good features. Highly recommended.
The food was great! My husband and I shared the Brisket with beautifully roasted asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes. The corn fritters are served with a maple butter..yum! Our friends had the steak plate to share and it was also very good! We all left very full and very happy!
Great food. Great service. Lots of flavor and nice ambience.
We went with a larger (6) group and ate off of the sharing menu. This worked out great because we were able to taste 4 entrees and 8 side dishes, the variety was excellent and food was expertly prepared and cooked perfectly.
Don’t order the coleslaw it’s weird, rice pilaff was an absolute game changer however and shines above all the other side dishes, however I would rate in them in excellent category.
Will definitely return to try some items we just didn’t have room for on the first round.
Ps the owner makes decisions like putting Dr. Pepper in the gun because it’s his fav so he’s obviously and absolute champion of an individual and I adore him even though we have never met.
Amazing. Food was fantastic. And the staff was so friendly and fun. I'll totally go back!
Excellent food and service. Burnt ends and brisket was great. We had lunch but I will book dinner next time just get more time.
Their smoker broke so they didn't have smoked chicken. the other choices seemed dry but it was tasty. The family servings are nice, if you have someone to share with. I wanted to try the korean ribs, but $54 ,just for me, was too much. There should be a single serving price, too. As always, the corn fritters are the best and should be on the dessert menu, too.
They seated us with only one liquor menu for 4 and were anxious to get it back - weird. It cost just over $200 for 4 of us with one drink each. We did have plenty to eat though.
It was our first time here and we had a great experience!
We were greeted right away, our server was was super friendly, took great care of us and was great with our kids! Our food came out fast and was fantastic! We would definitely return!
Great food and great service! We shared the brisket with a side of asparagus and corn fritters. All mouth watering, and flavourful. If you like BBQ, you need to come here.
The food was amazing!! We were very impressed. Our waitress was so sweet and very attentive. Would definitely be going back there!
The food was fabulous. The beef was perfect along with the pasta. The nachos were some of the best we have had. We came for a late lunch so it wasn't too busy. The staff was prompt and attentive. We never felt rushed. Overall, a great experience
From the second we walked in it was great, super welcoming! The chef introduced himself, brought over beef brisket to try and it was phenomenal. Between all three dishes we got we loved everything, plus dessert was great too.
Service was top notch as well.
I will DEFINITELY be back
It’s nice to finally see a good restaurant in this space. Nice and bright with plenty of natural light, fantastic food (the smoked lamb and a unique twist on cornbread stood out for me) and friendly happy service. I would like to see slightly bigger and more comfortable chairs and tables. The tables felt a bit small but what was great was the space between tables. At least we weren’t sitting on top of other guests. We will definitely go back for more. Plenty of interesting things to still try on the menu.
The service was great, and the space was beautiful! However, after reading the reviews our expectations were quite high. When trying the food, it was actually very bland and we were quite disappointed with the food. The surf n turf Mac n cheese was mediocre. Perhaps it’s just because the place is new, and they’re figuring things out though.
Went in not really knowing what to expect. Have had BBQ in Texas for years but was pleasantly surprised by Smoke N Fusion. We had the gluten free Mac and cheese as well as the sampler platter and I would recommend both.
Their Moscow Mule is also very good!