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
303 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (185)great for outdoor dining (164)neighborhood gem (132)special occasion (124)good for groups (83)romantic (73)hot spot (67)great for lunch (65)great for brunch (47)vibrant bar scene (43)notable wine list (41)late-night find (17)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Always top notch!
    ReviewATL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Every experience here has been wonderful. All of the food I've tried is amazing but some of my favorites are the garden party punch bowl for cocktails and the grilled octopus and pork lettuce wraps. Both are great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little serious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    we continue to love the food and the ambiance of the patio (other than the roar of motor cycles driving by). Our server, although well informed and efficient, as always, was quite on the serious side. i don't think he smiled once. plus he failed to deliver on the birthday dessert I requested, although the host remembered and was great in wishing my husband happpy birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Lure" hook, line and sinker!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lure was fantastic in every way! This is a must dine restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong...
    skeeta
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Not too loud, staff very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our meal very much. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Choice for Midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lure is in midtown Atlanta between Peachtree and West Peachtree, but it is tucked away on a small side street with plenty of complimentary valet parking. Very easy auto access. Inside, the bar is lively but blends well with the dining atmosphere. Our server, Colleen, is the gold standard. She was engaging without being chatty, provided usable descriptions, and her wine reommendations were spot on. Service was prompt but not rushed. When we need something, Colleen seemed intiutive, materializing magically then vanishing into the mist. Almost magical, sort of like Caspar the Friendly Ghost. The menu is a mix of the unusual (Octopus and Port lettuce wrap - sublime!) and normal (seared Tuna, perfectly done and generous cut). Eat here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lure is alluring.
    Drjay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner experience. You can tell when fish is fresh and our meal was outstanding. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lure, South City Kitchen, 4 seasons
    Auntiepasta
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When visiting Atlanta you can't go wrong staying at the four seasons (amazing service) and staying in the hood to dine at South City Kitchen and their new addition to dining scene, Lure. The decor gives a beautiful nod to the fishing "theme" without being kitschy or tacky. The menu, from the cocktails to the desserts (earl grey and chocolate pot de creme with a house made toasted marshmallow on top) are inspired. Start your night with a selection of fresh briny oysters and house mignonette. The sole with lemon, capers and browned butter sauce is perfectly prepared and leaves you wanting to lick the plate for every drop of that sauce. The seared salmon was also a winner. The only complaint was no copper mug for my Moscow mule. Lure hooked us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Robert
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took my family to Lure for a birthday celebration. We have always enjoyed our evenings at South City Kitchen another Fifth Group restaurant. We had an enjoyable evening. Service was friendly and helpful. The food was well prepared but nothing special really. I had a smoked salmon appetizer and it was not quite the quality I expected. The cut was a little thick and it seemed a bit mushy. Tasted fine, just the texture. I had the sole and it was prepared well but the sauce was a bit bland. Sole needs some help. Wine list was, well, a bit obscure to me. Only two white wines I recognized. I like trying new wines though and the Muscadet I selected went well with the sole and other fish dishes. Overall a good experience and I will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Atlanta's Best
    Pogo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent experience top to bottom. The maitre d went out of her way to find the best table for our birthday dinner. The food was superb - every course from appetizer to dessert was special. We consider ourselves to be experienced foodies having dined at restaurants all around the world and we rated this to be one of our top 10. The wine list was a little difficult to decypher but it included a good variety of excellent wines. Service was generally good although we had to flag our waitress several times for standard items such as salt/pepper and butter. Overall it was a memorable experience and we will definitely be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood Treat / Great spot
    KC404
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were pleased with the ambiance when we arrived. Reviewing the menu, had to google a few of the ingredients. Red flag. Our server Brian was welcoming, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu, ingredients, flavors and taste. He made menu recommendations and wine compliments. Brian was interested in us; our schedule and preferred meal presentation. Our drinks were timely and refreshing. Food, wow! We wanted it all. We started with the freshest raw oysters (4 varieties available) and tender calamari. Our entree - Seared Georges Sea scallops was deliciously smokey with the hint of sweet puree - DELICIOUS and well portioned. Capped dinner off with a cappuccino/steamed milk to die for. We will be headed back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How could a seafood restaurant...?
    Opticker
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you want to get some good seafood in Midtown, Lure is the place to go. But...for a seafood restuarant to possess an extensive list of white wines and not have a single New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand on it is incredible! In the past there was a few stashed away for the staff that we were able to order. But this time...nada. The food rating was downgraded based on this. Next time I'm gonna phone and check before I reserve.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service & Food always outstanding!
    baldbeautiful50
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my second visit to Lure and, thus far, I have not been disappointed. The ambience, the food, and the service is all excellent. The portions are just right. I would highly recommend Lure for lunch and dinner. My first time dining was on my 50th birthday in June of this year, and it was a wonderful dining experience. My friends and I had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best scallops ever!
    hotlib
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood restaurant
    BJH504VIP
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate