Lure - Atlanta
Lure - Atlanta

Lure - Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lure-atlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4048173650
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Bradley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is offered through Fifth Group Restaurants" catering company, Bold American Events. To learn more, visit http://boldamerican.com or call 404.815.1178.
  • Private Party Facilities: From intimate family gatherings of 15 to large corporate events for over 200, our restaurants can accommodate a variety of different private and group dining scenarios - lunch or dinner; formal or casual. Our personable and experienced Group Dining Sales Managers will work closely with you to provide customized menus and wine lists, presentation capabilities and flexible seating arrangements that will maximize your budget, productivity and enjoyment.
  • Private Party Contact: Brenda Orcutt 6783023264

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street
  • Public Transit: Take MARTA to the Midtown station and walk 2 blocks north on Crescent Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available as well as metered on-street parking.
A word from Lure - Atlanta
Inspired by classic coastal traditions both American and global, Lure presents Atlanta"s freshest fish and the drinks to match in a converted 1920's bungalow. Anchored in the heart of Midtown on Crescent Avenue, Lure has a sophisticated but casual vibe, fluidly bridging the gap between a weathered seaside fish house and a fine-dining seafood restaurant. Join us dressed up or down for a four-course meal or a beer and platter of raw, chilled and really fresh oysters. It's Atlanta's fish house for the adventurer, the traditionalist, the hedonist, the fish-obsessed.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Lure - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
304 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (191)great for outdoor dining (176)neighborhood gem (134)special occasion (131)good for groups (86)romantic (77)hot spot (67)great for lunch (65)great for brunch (50)notable wine list (43)vibrant bar scene (42)late-night find (18)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Lackluster service at lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Waited 10 minutes to be greeted, with no water poured. One guest had a 1 hour window to get back to the office after lunch, and after specifically confirming this with us, our server proceeded to disappear for 10 more minutes. We got our drinks, finally some water, and after nearly 30 minutes, placed an order. Asked for the check when the food dropped since we had 5 minutes to eat and leave. For a restaurant in such a business-lunch focused area, we were surprised at how poorly this was handled.
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  • Not to be Outdone
    AlphaLeagueVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Lure is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. The service and food is always exceptional. Last time I was at Lure for dinner they had run out of the whole grilled trout so on this occasion both my mom and I were able to order it. While I enjoyed mine, my mom did not feel the same about hers. Upon saying that her meal was "just ok," the waiter (Brian) quickly asked what could make it better and offered to bring her something else from the kitchen. She proceeded to order scallops and this time the meal hit a high note. Lure is a top quality restaurant and I will be returning again and again; I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    foodie123VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have been to in Atlanta. The freshest of seafood with quite the eclectic flair !! The service was just as good.....A must eat place !! Fit for foodies for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best scallops ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Visiting Atlanta for the first time and checked out Lure. Lovely resturant, fabulous service (attentive but not pushy) and amazing food. Everything, from the bread to dessert, was delicious. Outdoor dining, even in August, was wonderfully done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Knowledgable staff, gluten free option ( and others offerings that could be made so ---- for my wife) , solid wine list ,great food in trendy center of Midtown location
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great service!
    cfooddietVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was there last Saturday afternoon to celebrate the birthday of a friend. The day was lovely, and we sat outside. The ordered oysters on the half shell for an appetizer. They were perfect. The food was good, the wine was cold. The restaurant treated us to free dessert for my friend's birthday and spontaneously brought out a lovely chocolate concoction without being prodded. The only downside was the GRILLED OCTOPUS & PORK LETTUCE WRAPS. They were perfect, except for the pork. It was tough and chewy but the octopus made up for it. We did not complain because everything else was sublime and we devoured all of it, except the pork. Overall, excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We visited Lure again recently after the departure of the head chef. The tuna appetizer was outstanding. The octopus appetizer was not as good as I had remembered. I tried the catfish entree, which was fair, but i would not order it again. The skate and scallops are much better choices. The kitchen does have a kids menu that by all accounts has a great PB&J. Due to a private event, the patio was reserved, so we sat inside. The restaurant is loud inside, making it a bit difficult to talk at a table for 5-6.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night at Lure
    BigBOI
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I invented a group of business partners visiting town from Congo for a seafood dining experience in town. I must say, the food was AWESOME and just enough! We were a group of 8 and every one ordered something different and we share with one another. The hit meal was the "GRILLED WHOLE GEORGIA RAINBOW TROUT". Starting with the aroma, to the taste. It was simply delicious. It was overall a great Dining experience. Lure is a nice addition to a already scares Seafood Dining options in the City of Atlanta. I wish Fifth Group lots luck with this new concept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st class
    dirtytiniup
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A most enjoyable evening will be had a Lure. Service was superior. Menu well thought out and food presentation 1st class. The patio is the perfect spot for summer dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Derek
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I frequent this restaurant. I took a job candidate and chef here about 3 months ago and had the only bad meal I had ever had there. I posted a comment as such. Caitlin from Lure and I spoke and I gave her my honest feedback. I went back 2 days ago ( keep in mind it was months later) The Chef, and Caitlin came over to apologize for my last experience. The food was as amazing as usual. The fact that they remembered was really taking it to the next level. The food here is consistently amazing and I have a PhD in Food Science, so I am very particular about my food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent evening
    LoricVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I am a frequent diner at Lure, but had never been there on a Sunday. I was there early for the midtown crowd and was surprised to see that they were not that busy. Which has been the only downside to going there. We were seated and served with the personality and professionalism that I like so much. The drinks were very good. Our table had the scallops, salmon, and trout. the trout was huge and very delicious. My salmon was wonderful and our friend that had the scallops liked them so much they just would share. We had the Mocha Chocolate shake for desert it was incredible. It probably would have been even better with the shot of frangelico but one of our party claimed before we could mix it in. The whole evening was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SUPER SERVICE
    LuresUin
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a waiter named Justin. He was very helpful and very attentive. Took his time with us and made us feel right at home. The food was FANTASTIC and just the right portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent evening
    CoachVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent service. Even though there were several large parties around us, the staff took great care of our table of 2. Food was wonderful and plentiful. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Find
    YankeeDINERVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our first time here and really loved the food and service. The seafood is great as well as the selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Would highly recommend this place. I would think Lure will give The Optimist a run for their money and seafood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BlackGirlsDoBrunch
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and great service. Our server was friendly and very attentive. My table ordered the mussels with frittes, angler's breakfast and the scallops and grits. All were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We enjoyed yet another fantastic meal at Lure! It's part of the Fifth Group, so we know to expect good food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood restaurant
    BJH504
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Second time we have been to this restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. Sat on the porch and enjoyed the surroundings even though we were right by the door. Love the menu - good variety of choices. Server was able to modify my dish as requested (nothing major). Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dishes
    ViviC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Most of the dishes were great. The portions of one of the "dishes to share" we had was very small. The guava and coconut cake desert was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner in a long time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The best "fresh" fish place experience in a long time! Excellent services!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I always enjoy Lure's food. Never goes wrong. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. Crap dip and Scallop is the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JunebugVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time here. Great food. Ordered fish entrees. Everything was cooked to perfection. Wait staff was very cordial and were able to connect well with us. It made for a great dining experience. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Almost Outstanding
    XOXO
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everything was great... almost outstanding. Enjoyed the evening, food and venue. Server made good suggestions which we followed. Engaging bartender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible service
    TPFoster
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We made a reservation there to celebrate a Birthday. I have to say that the service and food was amazing, in particular, Leslie, our server was top notch. She was incredibly friendly and very helpful when it came to picking out items on the menu. I would say, one of the best servers I have ever encountered in Atlanta.....and I dine out a lot. :) Thank you for making a special occasion even more special with the service and suggestions on appetizers and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    TEUB
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Loved the service and staff. Food presentation was amazing and the taste just the same. For sure will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oysters
    AtlChic
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The oysters are so fresh and amazing, my friend who doesn't eat them tried one and we had to order more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat to dine Here
    Billybob
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As usual, my wife and I and another couple ordered 3 appetizers which was more than sufficient. We had the octopus and pork lettuce wraps. mussels and an eggplant dish, all of which were very tasty. The service was outstanding, from the description of the dishes to the attentive (but not overly) service, with a constant trading out of plates. We sat on the patio and with the fans it was quite pleasant. We will ceertainly return especially when we attending events at the Woodruff Arts Center, which is 5-7 walk away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lure
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant with great outdoor dining. It's noisy because the restaurant patio faces a major street; however, this does not bother me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was perfect!
    Debbiedatenight
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Drinks - perfect! Appetizers and starters - perfect! Entree choices - Perfect! Desert - perfect! Our little table overlooking Crescent Ave - perfect! People watching - perfect! Honestly, our entire evening at Lure couldn't have been better. Our server was fantastic and provided some great menu suggestions. This was our second time dining here (first time was in December when the outdoor patio was less appealing), and will not be our last. I'm still dreaming of that Peekytoe Crab dip!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lure was a great experience
    NavarroVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lure Restaurant had Great food, a very nice atmosphere and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a little off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our group of four had a great time and enjoyed excellent service. Only downside - my pan seared sole was way overdone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it!
    tkent1234VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Interesting menu. Well-prepared food. Good service that was helpful and informative but not overbearing. Eclectic wine list (wish there were more choices by the glass!). Busy and a bit noisy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum yum
    40andCounting
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We can't say enough about what a fantastic experience we had Lure. The food was exceptional, the ambiance fun, and the service couldn't be better. The entire experience made for a perfect night of celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great midtown spot
    excellent
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was great and we had great service, and the pork and octopus lettuce wraps were amazing, both meats were soooo tender and had yummy flavor. We also had the mussels and I had the haddock and my friend had the vegetarian cauliflower steak and loved it. We will be back again.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The lured me in and I bit!
    PrimaDonnaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I try not to frequent restaurants on Crescent - too crowded and too noisy. I can find options -- especially on Saturday. Boy, am I glad I Crescent-ed! Lure is a delight. Our main dishes, haddock, hake, scallops, were perfectly prepared and presented. We shared three apps -- all tasty and shareable. Service was impeccable. We even split three mini desserts -- I recommend the chocolate and marshmellow. If you want to have a decent conversation, stay away from the bar and reserve a table in the back or outside. That keeps the noise level down. (We even pulled a curtain by our table that lowered the noise from a large group just across from us. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    Dancingfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food, the staff, everything was fantastic! Just watch those cocktails; they will sneak up on you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was a great experience. I definitely recommend the Trout pate and the grilled whole Rainbow Trout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lure tables too close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    all was excellent except its way too crowded...the tables were too close together...so close in fact I bumped elbows with the complete stranger sitting next to me...he said " they really pack 'us in here huh"...anyway, the food was outstanding and I'll probably go back but would it hurt to have a little more space between the tables?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny in ATL
    NewYorkSun
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    3rd time here and consistently great! Not the typical menu and small plates are excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service
    Italiangirl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I enjoyed my meal at Lure but the service was outstanding. They were very attuned to my not eating the vegetable and asked me why. i told the server that it was a little too spicy for me. She offered to get me another but i told her not to worry about it. When she brought the bill, she took off the salad I ordered to offset the vegetable. I was surprised. I never had to pour myself more water either. It was a great experience and I was eating alone. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nancygVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    great food! great service!!! we had a fabulous time! can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic