Lura Restaurant Lounge
Lura Restaurant Lounge

Lura Restaurant Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lurany.com/
  • Phone: 2128667500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mike Astin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: btwn 106 & 107
  • Public Transit: Cathedral Pkwy (110 St) (A, B, C). 103 St (A, B, C). 103 St (1)
  • Parking: No
A word from Lura Restaurant Lounge
Here at Lura, Chef Astin's philosophy is to provide excellent Mediterranean inspired cuisine with savvy service, all the while in a cozy, casual atmosphere. This incredible balance of comfort and tantalizing food is what you will experience at Lura.
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Lura Restaurant Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food4.3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • F for effort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The place has possibilities. The downstairs room has a very nice look, with rough stone walls. However, having the cartoon network on both the bar tv and the projector tv was ridiculous. The waitress had to relay our questions re: to the bartender for answers. The rack of lamb was excellent and just the right portion size.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • juli
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went to dinner here with my parents over labor day weekend. I made reservations but didn't need them as the place was pretty empty. When the waitress came to take our order, she did not write it down. We ordered salads as appetizers and the waitress asked multiple times whether we wanted those with our main courses or prior. We all said PRIOR. We were surprised by how long it took to get the food since there were so few people there.... when it arrived, our salads had just been forgotten. My father who was very hungry was upset, so she brought out the salads a few minutes later and said she would take them off the bill. While the food was good, the salads were on the bill at the end of the meal, and my dad just paid it in a huff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Lura Restaurant Lounge reviews archive.
  • 5 star ambience, food however...
    Mirabo
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    is fair at best. It is overpriced for its quality in my opinion. The 2 Crab Cakes tasted like they were bought from Costco (wise words from my friend), and they were charged $16. Not fresh, nothing new, just good-looking. Staffs are friendly young lads from all over the world, which probably explains the modern yet cozy feeling of the whole place. I loved their decor and set-up. Would definitely return IF they improve their food quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Loved this place but they were out of most white wines and various food items. Wasn't very busy so it seems they dint order enough. Felt like they may be closing down soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lura Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The place is small and cozy. The MOnday special half off is a great offer. It is a great palce to relax.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and intimate setting
    Goodfinds
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great place to meet up with friends. Very diverse selection of small bites. We were there early--6-8 on a Saturday. It was a quiet, intimate and comfortable place to catch up with old friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates and Jazz
    LinNYCVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Went here on a Thursday night, fairly soon after they initially opened. There was a quiet and good jazz trio playing in the basement where we sat, creating a nice, intimate ambiance. Small plates were all tasty and reasonably sized. Loved the flatbread and frutti di mare pasta. Lovely addition to the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice cave good food
    Rick
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Happily surprised by the food at this little quaint restaurant. Downstairs is dark and cave-like with table across from the hopping bar. Not too noisy and a background of light club music. There weren't too many diners this night but the waitress was nice, accommodating and attentive. You can't find these prices down 20 blocks either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Dotty
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I had a great experience with my girlfriend for our anniversary. I have ordered out from Lura before but had never dined in and I must say the environment was great along with the service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST TRY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We have eaten at Lura 4 time sand each time the food has been very tasty. Great Drinks and the Space is GREAT. Definitely a MUST TRY!!!!! N
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is such a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    This restaurant is such a Great Space. Really nice large bar. This Gem is a must try!, Staff Very Friendly
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oh dear, they've given up
    UpperWestSiderVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Food at Lura was quite nice (appetizer crab cakes were deliciously crabby; the French fries were great). But the service was very slow and we felt like we were imposing when we asked the lone waitress for more water or for our check.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not lured by Lura
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    This was the second time that I have visited Lura. I returned because my initial experience was a positive one. My party of 2 arrived at Lura by the specified reservation time. Upon entering, we could not be seated downstairs due to a private party. Ok. We were then seated next to the door which kept opening and closing causing a major draft. After the waitress had not returned for 30 minutes to take our order, I had to get up from the table to find her. When she did arrive at the table her attitude was not the most accommodating. Finally, we ordered. The stuffed mushrooms were barley okay, my roasted chicken was fuel for high blood pressure. The waitress commented "They go overboard with the salt in the kitchen sometimes" Really Lura?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my second visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    This was my second visit to Lura, both times the food was slow in coming out. The restaurant was not busy when we dined,
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered seafood dishes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We ordered seafood dishes. Small, yet extremely tasty and filling portions. Perfect for a quiet, romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting Mediterranean Fare
    deliusfanVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The Mediterranean, and more specifically, the Levant-centered items are the draw, here. The tabbouleh was out on this particular day, due to a shortage of quinoa, but the Egyptian-style kefte was nicely spiced. The mushrooms stuffed with beef merguez were perfectly tender, but the spice was rather boring in this particular sausage. The pizzetta was a nice combo of mozzarella and goat cheese, and the baklava, served chilled, fused its layers together in an unexpected and delightful way. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the money, but was quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I loved the look of the restaurant! That's was where it ended for me. The food is very mediocre but the staff was friendly. Warning: DO NOT ORDER THE STEAK. Order some pasta or something else because the steak was bland, fatty, and grisly. The crab cake app was delicious. It is a great place maybe for an appetizer but for the money, not good at all. I gave it three stars only because of the atmosphere and the nice waitress.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with Speed Dating Entertainm
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    The food was good and the decor is sexy. The dining area is downstairs and had it not been for the voices we heard, we would not even had known the place was in operation. There is a small bar and dining area upstairs but absolutely NO ONE was manning the area. We thought we were in the wrong place and then heard the voices and proceeded to descend into the livelier dining area. They had a speed-dating event at the time that we had dinner so it was a bit awkward to see people on mini dates throughout our meal. It was entertaining, though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We came for the band you guys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    We came for the band you guys actually kept our reservations even though the place was packed...which made our whole night! The servers were busy but so sweet, the food excellent and the band amazing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. Lura
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Great food and service. Lura brought me back the memories from south of France. The exposed stone decore with the old wood was a peace of art . I will defiantly go back I recommend to everyone to check out the downstairs for the most romantic space in the Upper West Side .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it . Great vibe all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Loved it . Great vibe all around . Hard to find a place like it in UWS.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does not honor reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Either Lura does not understand reservations or they do not respect reservations made through Open Table. When I arrived the restaurant was full. Although I had a reservation I was told it would be a 15 minute wait. Then another couple came in for their reservation, also made for the same time as mine. When a table became available, it was given to the couple that came in after us. The food was mediocre at best. The menu was nothing near the same as the menu online. Further, they were out of multiple menu items. I ended up having the steak frites. The steak was a pale grey and looked completely unappetizing. It was completely bland and there was no sauce. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    This was our first time at Lura. The food was better then expected for a Groupon deal. would go back if we were in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We showed up en masse and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We showed up en masse and found a welcoming spot tucked away. It was big enough for our dozen people without crowding other tables, but still cozy. The staff were very accommodating and got us just what we needed when we needed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was decent however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    The food was decent however the waiters weren't very attentive. I had to call them over just to ask for a second glass of water which is something of minor consequence. The sad part about this is when I went there it was only a few couples there so there was no excuse that would merit no stopping by the table as a courtesy to the patron. What made matters worse was getting the bill and seeing a gratuity charge of 18%. If I wasn't there with a woman I would have made a big stink. I would not recommend this place unless I had no where else to go. The service is terrible.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, not a knock out though
    larc19
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    It was quiet and low key when we went. The food was decent, not over extrodinary, but the Sangria was really good. The staff was friendly and overall we had a good experience. Will probably go back for drinks and apps, but not dinner. The vibe was cute and comfortable. Very rustic wine cellar feel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lura was a very nice little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Lura was a very nice little gem in the Upper West Side, surrounded by slightly more run-down shops and convenience stores. It has a great cocktail menu and a great, romantic, intimate setting in the lower level. The service was a bit slow, but that may have been because they're not used to having many parties come in given the area of the city.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little too small and crowded
    suzieq64
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    A little too small and crowded space. Food was just ok
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very eclectic feels
    Mod85
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Very small seating area, but my husband and I both loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved this place - definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I loved this place - definitely a stand out in the neighborhood. The downstairs area is a hidden surprise. I would definitely tell friends to check this restaurant out. Service, ambiance and food were all equally good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate