a.Lure Savannah

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Low Country
Located in the heart of the historic downtown City Market area, a.lure is an exciting new addition to the Savannah restaurant scene. a.Lure's contemporary American Cuisine with Low Country twists complements our rustic modern ambiance. Our local farm to table philosophy is supplemented by exciting offerings from around the world. Regional produce, oysters, blue crab meat, and fresh Georgia shrimp are just a few of the locally sourced items on our menu, as well Nebraska corn fed Angus steaks, regional and Niman Ranch pork products, scallops from Maine, and Wagyu beef. We transform these wonderful ingredients into exciting dishes ranging from Low Country influenced offerings to globally inspired fare. Superb service and a gem from our ever expanding wine list will complete an amazing dining experience. Please take note we hold reservations for 15 minutes.
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Western NC
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This place has a lot of wonderful reviews. We went based on those reviews. The food was really terrific.

I felt our waitress was extremely inexperienced in the food and ways of this restaurant. The tables are very tight. Drinks took 30 minutes to get to our table, three away from the bar. Our reservation was at 7 pm and dinner got to our table at 8:30 pm. There is only one restroom so there is a line into the restaurant, in front of diners, waiting for a single stall.

I think there is room for improvement relative to service and ambiance.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great food.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I wanted a low country shrimp boil! If you are looking for a traditional boil, this is NOT the place. But if looking for an upscale, modernized version, you will not be disappointed. Food was good, service was really good! Overall, not what I expected but would definitely recommend!

KF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great.

OT
Omaha
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peas and carrot dish best ever!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great window seat for people watching. Loved the pumpkin adult beverage

JW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection, our favorite dining experience of our week in Savannah. Service was friendly and attentive, cocktails were excellent, and every dish was divine. It was a very comfortable place to enjoy our meal and drinks. Great atmosphere and we enjoyed the background music, stellar jazz and lounge covers of great songs from the last few decades. We sat at the window, and despite the busy street and open door, noise levels were fine.
This is the type of place that becomes a tradition. We look forward to visiting Savannah again and returning to a.Lure

j
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu can be much improved. The mussels and the sea scallops were good but it didn't have that Wow factor that makes me to come back. Both bar and dinner service were very good

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had.

ZR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It was a bit on the loud side, but not unbearable. 10/10.

TB
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

We have a list of Savannah restaurants to try. Alure had an opening earlier so we took it. The food was just ok. It seemed that the chef was attempting to use a lot of fall flavors. A lot of our food tasted like cinnamon of maybe pumpkin. The special snapper has an excellent presentation but again the spices on the outside were not of our liking. The fish under the outside was bland. The sides were on the same plate so the outside of the fish mixed the flavors with the cinnamon.
The white sauce used was just average. The duck was tough although cooked med rare. The stark was the best item but it was seasoned or marinated with a different marinade that made it average.
The service was good. The server was sweet, accommodating, and funny. I just wish the food was better. We spent 300 dollars for dinner. The food should have been a lot better.

a.Lure Savannah
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hi Tim! I am sorry you didn't enjoy the Whole Fish of the day! We do change it daily and I apologize you didn't enjoy this particular set up. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your server. We do hope you give us another try. Have a lovely week. Mary

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SG
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

very good food. waitress was new but lovely - and tried very hard to make us happy. steak came out well done instead of medium rare, but his was rectified very quickly and without question - drinks were superb - everyone was great. will definitely go back again.

VA
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious & our waitress Olivia was The Best.

JZ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not the level of service or wine selection for this type of restaurant.

KR
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My lovely wife truly enjoyed the low country boil, especially the crab cake with OldBay Hollandaise. Very nice vibe in the bar and restaurant. Seating is tight at times, but comfortable and intimate. Our server was professional, reposed and timely. Savannah has a robust dining culture: a.lure is worthy of your time and resources.

SA
Western NC
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place. The food was quite good (I'd only give 5 stars for truly remarkable). My wife's meatloaf was unusual -- mostly ground filet, with foie gras in the middle which mostly melted into the meat. My smoked duck breast was medium rare, not all that smoky but quite good. For first courses, deviled eggs were outstanding, blueberry salad a bit sparse and most of the flavor in the dressing. Service was attentive exactly when that was appropriate, pleasantly spaced, just right. Only strange thing was that they kept removing wine glasses, and then giving us new ones: apparently they have recently changed the way they serve wines by the glass, and the staff haven't all gotten quite up to speed. Overall, a very pleasant meal.

EP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

“I am full but I cannot stop eating” kind of place. Kudos to the staff for providing complimentary champagne with our dinner for my birthday. Amazing experience.

DK
Jacksonville
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Our usual go-to when we visit Savannah is The Olde Pink House. Thought we’d try something different, for a change. After reading quite a few very good reviews on Open Table, we thought we’d give this place a chance. What a disappointment! The tomato soup appetizer was not even average. The blueberry salad was good; but, very skimpy on the promised ingredients. The pasta with mustard cream sauce was very bland and almost non-existent. The low country boil was so-so. The best part of that dish was the crab cake. A bit of an unusual accompaniment for a boil; but, quite good. Didn’t care for the choice of “background music.”. It was played extremely loud.
The highlight of our meal was our server. She was extremely knowledgeable. Not only that, she was very personable! We do not intend to return to a’Lure. There are too many other good places to dine in Savannah.
Even though we like to try new places while on vacation, we would definitely not recommend a’Lure!

LB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous experience. Great service, great food

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner experience. Perfectly cooked food with a very knowledgeable and fun waiter.

OT
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. When the staff learned it was our anniversary, they brought us complimentary champagne, what a nice treat!

DE
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Savannah IMO needs more places that do low country cuisine with a contemporary twist, so a.Lure is a welcome addition. Attractive interior, although the dark brick & dark woodwork to a degree contradict the lighter, creative touch in the kitchen. Server was friendly & attentive without being intrusive. Our seafood dishes were attentively prepared, with the seafood pasta & the pan-seared flounder most notable. Varied but not overwhelming wine list. Nice, upscale place.

YF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet easy going place with a knowledge of plating, taste and accompaniments. Our server did not rush us and explained in detail every question. Our crab cakes were amazing and left us wondering was was used as a binder. The special meatloaf which included foie grams and seafood pasta were exceptional. No room for dessert. Will definitely return on our next trip to Savannah.

SB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits are the best is Savannah. This was our first visit and we will be back. We completely enjoyed the restaurant

r
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal from start to finish. Shrimp and Grits were the standout. Service was attentive and our server very knowledgeable about the menu. Wasn’t too busy when we were there on a Tuesday night,so it was quiet,but I could see it becoming lively when more busy. Would definitely dine here again.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious southern food and highly professional. Amazing sgrimps and grits!!!!

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Filet and scallops were prepared perfectly. Great ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Great waitstaff, amazing food! Get the key lime martini it is to die for!!!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, inexperienced wait staff, rude hostess.

AN
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Amazing food and atmosphere, but service left a little to be desired.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waitress began by telling us it was her first night. We reassured her not to worry- that we would be patient with her. However after an hour of watching all the other tables get served we called over management. Apparently Nadia never put the order in. They scrambled to get us our meal. My red fish arrived covered in flour after I had specifically told Nadia that I am gluten intolerant. I was so hungry I ate it anyway. It was very good but contraindicated for me. Management kept apologizing but they should have been overseeing her if it was her first day. They did take a chunk of money off the bill but you can be sure we will never return.

RG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was okay, which is okay, but not at that price.

RH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wife and I and friends ate there. I chose the meatloaf wife had shrimp and grits both were good. The shrimp/grits was excellent. Enjoyed.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there. The menu is unique with lots of good options. Everything I’ve tried there has been fantastic. Not nearly as touristy as a lot of places in the area. Service was friendly with a good tempo. Did not feel rushed to hurry up and leave.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was as lovely as I had hoped. The staff was friendly, attentive and provided excellent service. Food was amazing and the presentation was superb. Thank you for making our evening a memorable one.

JW
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great! Thanks Joy

RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome filet mignon meatloaf and scallops/peas & carrots! Very creative menu with original items. Service was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend and go again when in Savanna.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall my husband and I really enjoyed this place. We visited on a Sunday night at shortly before 6pm. Not busy when we arrived but began to get busier as we were leaving. We started with the deviled eggs as a starter. There were only three which was odd. You don’t even get two full eggs for your order and we ended up having to split one half. The downfall that kept me from giving them five stars is that my dinner - tomato bisque and Caesar salad - came out a full five minutes before my husbands. Not wanting to eat before him because then we would finish at different times and what’s the point of having dinner together if you don’t actually eat together, my soup was luke warm when I went to eat it. The waitress apologized but honestly they should have offered to give me fresh hot soup once my husbands dish finally came out. The food tasted fantastic and my husband enjoyed his meatloaf and drink.

DC
Savannah
208 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friends joined us for a Restaurant Week dinner. Entrees of beef medallions and chicken were quite tasty. One of us had the wine pairing with the three courses. Portions were adequate and surprisingly filling. The Brunswick Stew had the kick of chili. Service was attentive, perhaps because the dining room was not very busy. Our experience surpassed last year when both the food and service were unremarkable. A.Lure is a dependable, smaller, and more serene dining site. Try it.

YK
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute and modern place, good food, great service!

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