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
295 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (183)great for outdoor dining (149)neighborhood gem (134)special occasion (111)good for groups (87)romantic (68)hot spot (67)great for lunch (58)vibrant bar scene (45)notable wine list (41)great for brunch (36)late-night find (17)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    Ronaldo
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal!
    ValerieD
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our food was exccellent. My husband ordered the Oysters and I had the New England Clam chowder as an appertizer. For dinner, my husband had the Flank Steak and I had the Pan Fried Flounder. Both my husband and I cleaned our plates. A very delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Midtown Restaurant Week
    beltlinebanditVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a great price fixed meal during restaurant week. The New England clam chowder avoided the overly thick broth you often find and was full of clam flavor. The seared salmon entree was perfectly cooked and flavorful, but the sole fillet was dry and bland. Both desserts (pot de creme and key lime chiffon) were just the right size and out of this world. The space is quite noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great food and service. Table really close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef is trying a bit too hard
    ATLLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Looking for great seafood, I was lured to Lure. Service was great with some nice wine choices. Seafood combinations however showed that chef may have tried too hard with both preparations and accompaniments. Some sauces just didn't work with the seafood (such as the vinegary onions with the scallops - but that worked with the catfish). I'm not in a rush to return given the prices and the overall dishes. Would prefer more simple preparations. Appetizers are expensive but they were excellent and experimental combos work better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch just as Good
    AdrianVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First visit was awesome, so the very next day I decided to try out Lure for a Sunday Brunch. Everything I ordered was different so that I could try what I didn't last time. As an appetizer, the Crab dip was refreshing and tasted great. I also ordered a bowl of their New England Clam Chowder and loved it. It had a good amount of clams and potatoes, and the flavor was very authentic to a classic, well prepared Chowder. For the entree I tasted the 'Ropa Vieja'. This was a very good twist from the original tomato based Ropa Viejo. The beef, slow-cooked egg and potatoes complimented the strong and dense flavor from the broth. Once again, highly recommendable if you're in the mood for seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    Lachon
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Lure offers a great dining experience for all types , foodies and those that just enjoy a great meal. The staff was very attentive and the food was amazing. The wine list was impeccable and the Malbec Tapiz we had with dinner was one of the best I have had in a while. The whole roasted trout melted in your mouth. I also tried the pan fried Sole and it was delightful. Ambiance is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time back, no better
    ATLmomVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to Lure when it first opened and weren't so impressed. Our food was pretty bland and in a city with such standout places, just didn't feel a need to go back. It also made us crazy that it was SO DARK- what's the deal with there being no lights? We decided to give it another try, and overall, it wasn't any better. They were really friendly but it missed the mark again. Some of us enjoyed our entrees, but some thought theirs were tasteless. Our poor server kept pouring water into our friend's champagne, forgetting that it wasn't water because they don't have proper stemware. And, unless you are under the few light bulbs dangling from the ceiling, you are forced to take out your cell phone to see the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    intownstudio
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were stellar...I would definitely consider a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time - Instant Fan
    AdrianVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was in the mood for seafood and went to try Lure for dinner. The restaurant's interior and exterior looks great and conveniently has a valet service right next to the restaurant (in an area where parking is sometimes a burden to find). The service was outstanding! Our server was very welcoming and went into great detail when describing their specials and other plates. This level of enjoyment and knowledge of the menu from the staff was the first sign of a great experience to come. Our table enjoyed and recommend the Oysters, the Grilled Octopus & Pork Lettuce Wraps, the Seared Salmon, the Natural Pork Chop, and to finish the Earl Grey&Chocolate Pot De Creme. I enjoyed everything so much, I plan on returning to try their brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • datenite2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Four of us, we had scallops [divine] tuna, sole, and swordfish. All dishes were great. Service was exceptional. It was noisy, my only complaint, I like a quieter dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lure Another Gem
    GeorgiaIllini
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    from Fifth Group. Interesting drink menu; worth experimenting. Appetizers were delicious; got two for the table for 4, and they were plenty. Main dishes were also terrific. Service was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely great
    Rich
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have been dining out more and more, and Lure has become our favorite restaurant in ATL. The food is wonderful -- every dish we have had at dinner and at brunch has been outstanding. The people are friendly and accommodating. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and they all knew that it was a special occasion. Service wonderful. Absolutely great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate