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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Lure - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
304 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (195)great for outdoor dining (164)neighborhood gem (137)special occasion (118)good for groups (90)romantic (71)hot spot (70)great for lunch (55)vibrant bar scene (50)notable wine list (43)great for brunch (34)late-night find (19)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Seafood and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great new addition to the midtown scene. Good looking setting and excellent food. Dining room well managed by a professional staff. Very pleased after two visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lure never disappoints.
    LovinFlipFlops
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Sitting on the patio in late October was a bonus. Only downside was when the lights in the parking garage across the street went on. Totally ruins atmosphere if you are seated at a table near front of patio. Bob was attentive but not intrusive and had a great sense of humor. Lemon Sole and oysters were delicious. And who can argue with Prosecco ON TAP!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Might have been wonderful if . . .
    JoeRVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I finally got to try Lure on a work trip to Atlanta -- it's been on my list for a while. The one dish I ordered was very good -- 3 kinds of smoked fish -- but it's really meant for sharing. Since I was by myself, I was almost full after the appetizer. I couldn't find another small plate that appealed to me (the calamari was tempting, until I found out it's breaded, which is a terrible thing to do to that dish). Since my otherwise pleasant server didn't encourage another drink, I ended up closing out my tab. Maybe I'd come back for a full meal with someone else -- but this just isn't a dine-alone kind of place.
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  • good food, slow service
    EKnotfromATL
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Enjoyed the experience, but honestly the service was just too slow. ( perhaps since I am from northeast and not ATL this may have something to do with my perception ) Food very tasty and thoughtfully prepared and presented. The servers are very friendly and knowledgable The experience was enjoyable and I would go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh fish and good drink menu
    Dawn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They had a number of fresh fish selections and a creative drink menu. Outdoor patio was great even on a cool night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific spot before the theater
    DunwoodydinerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Four people...All happy diners, that doesn't happen too often. This was a great meal from appetizers to desserts. Knowledgeable, professional waitress. Beautiful restaurant, superior food and wine. Smoked salmon spread was exceptional! All entrees were deliciously prepared. We tasted scallops, sole, and swordfish. Desserts (chocolate mousse cake and apple cake) were terrific. Our only issue, after going to a play at the Alliance, was no 10% discount was offered to us even though waitress knew we were going to the theater and needed to be out by 7:30. We all really liked our experience at Lure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you are dining at a Fifth Group establishment you know you are in for a treat. LURE delivers on all levels--atmosphere, service, cuisine, and a location and view that are unsurpassed. A favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than before...
    AtlfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We've been to Lure a couple of times and while we liked it, we didn't feel special nor appreciated. Food and service always great but staff was going through the motions. This time- We must have been welcomed 5 times and thanked 5 more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    AFoodie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    First, the valet service just seemed to be among the friendliest. They created a really good first impression. Also, the staff inside seemed to genuinely be glad that we were there. Then there were the drinks and food, everything we had was properly prepared and tasted excellent. Lure was highly recommended to us by someone who knows the Atlanta restaurant scene very well. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lure is excellent, as always!
    baldbeautiful50
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My co-workers and I have made Lure our go-to restaurant for lunch! The food, the service... everything is excellent. It is a pleasure to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Company Dinner @ LURE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Fun Company Group Experience! Made Dinner Reservations Based On Having Lunch Earlier.....South City Kitchen Would Be First Option BUT Sister Location Was Close @ Hand!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Last Resort
    Allie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I happened upon this place as a third option after 2 other seafood places in Atlanta (Optimist & St. Cecelia) were fully booked for a birthday dinner with my aunt. I am shocked that this place had reservations last minute - people just must not be aware of how fantastic it is! They smoke all sorts of seafood - delicious! Their steak tartar (I am a fiend) was some of the best I have had. And their fish stew... I am still having dreams about it! My aunt had the tuna crudo (fantastic). To top it off...the service was so impeccable I had to compliment the manager. This is maybe the 2nd or 3rd review I have ever written...I only have the impulse to spend my time reviewing when something is truly exception - which Lure was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    hichristensenVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Lure is a fantastic sea food place. They have a variety of different dishes and they change regularly. The wine list is OK if not very extensive. The food is prepared to order, and the service is friendly with the right level of attention. Great both for a week night dinner out or a celebration of a special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Concert Dinner
    kessmom
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Dinner before the Paul McCartney concert. They were great at getting us in and out without any compromise in food or service. One of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easily one of the best restaurants
    greatbeerpoorfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Spot on -- the table seatings are not too crowded or close together, our waitress was very knowledgable of all the dishes and recieved excellent service from her. The place was clean and attractive. The cold smoked salmon and trout pate where some of the best I've ever had. I look forward to returning here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we dined
    4diners
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Entrees above par. Side dishes below par. Desserts sublime!4
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Ambiance and Food!
    dbarrett311VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our waiter was perfect, the wine list is extensive, food was delicious and the patio is really beautiful. The crab dip appetizer is sooo good - it's almost all crab - unexpected and delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    JasonT
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Lure is on the regular list in midtown. Thankfully it is a long list but Lure figures prominently. Good ambiance, nice outside dining, great food quality, good wine and spirits list. And reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I often visit during lunch and the food and service is always great! The Blue Crab salad is my favorite. I love the ambiance and I will definitely have to try dinner on a date night with my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dmc3VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The atmosphere, food, staff and overall service were very good. I was seated at the bar and I received very attentive and friendly service, educated suggestions regarding the menu and very good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    lenix02
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I can count on Lure to have great service and experience for a work lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience Great Food
    Bckhdfoodie404
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    So I have been on a conquest to try the top 100 restaurants from the Atlantan magazine. Lure was listed so I tried out. Since it was a beautiful Saturday evening, my friend and I decided to dine outside. The restaurant has a nice wooded covered outdoor patio. We both ordered the pan fried sole. The portions of fish were a nice size. I wish they had put more brown butter sauce on the dish. Our server Leslie was professional and knowledgeable of the menu and made recommendations. We were definitely pleased with the service. Everyone was friendly and accomodating. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better the 2nd time
    TipCCourt
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Loved this 2nd experience at Lure. Wait staff was outstanding: knowledgeable, warm, attentive but not over so, efficient, and timely. Food was beautifully presented and delicious-left us wanting more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    RonaldoVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Lunch experience was at the top. Salmon and salad was prepared perfectly and presented with flair. Reasonable price and excellent service gave the business luncheon 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    JessVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always a pleasure!! Love Lure. Crab dip is a must! I've never had a bad experience. Lure is my favorite fifth group restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Linda
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a great family dinner before we went to the alliance theatre dinner. Food was great. Waiter was great. We really enjoyed ourselves and will come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beat seafood in tow
    Eat2eat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the menu here is wonderful. Everything is seasoned just right. Service is impeccable. Ernest the maitre d is the best dressed man in Atlanta. Drinks are perfect, wine list is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great service - thank you Erin! Great food. Busy night - so it was a bit noisy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small Portions
    Evna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice outdoor seating and since we ate here early it was quiet enough to enjoy our conversation with the other couple but my sea scallops were a pitifully small portion and they did not serve bread so I left hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    luvatlantadining
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my first time at Lure. I read the reviews, hence why I made a reservation. LURE was an awesome spot....starting from the complimentary valet, to the staff-Sidney was the BEST, the ambiance, the food and most definitely the wine/drink menus. I will definitely recommend to my friends & I will visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Lure was delicious from appetizers, trout pate, ceviche and mussels to desserts. Service was an a+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    tfood
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Entertained a foodie from NYC! She loved it too! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a nice birthday celebration and enjoyed the fresh seafood. Food was wonderful and informal setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a Date
    Mikeats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time dining and was not disappointed. Food was great as well as the wine selected. It was a little noisy to carry on a conversation with your dining companion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Land-Locked and Luscious!
    Munchmeister
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed every bite and gulp, from the original (and powerful) cocktails through the wide variety of apps and main dishes our table of four ordered. We all fell hard for the hush-puppies, fresh oysters and scallop apps. Portions were perfect, temperatures exactly right, with service breezy and helpful. (Impressive for a busy Saturday night.) We shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience ever!
    David
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    1st time here. The bartenders were amazing! Very freindly, interactive, professional & knowledegable about their craft. The food was incredibly delicious! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great For Going out!
    BOOO
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a great place to have dinner before you hit the bars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LURE you in
    Footloose
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We tried the Restaurant Week Special....good hanger steak and excellent sole. Enjoyed the clam chowder. Luscious desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALureing!!!
    MustHaveShoes
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Fabulous tasting food and impeccable service!! The Bloody Mary was the best I've had in the 8 years I have been in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a trip
    AMC65
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was not my first trip but it was for my husband. First the service was excellent. The servers had a great command of the menu and given my husband is a chef that was great. The Sole and Chicken dishes were excellent, and the keylime dessert hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.