Lure - Atlanta

4.6
2539 reviews
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Seafood
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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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server Dean was knowledgeable and exercised the right touch. Cauliflower steak could not have been better. First time eating tamarind, and it was great with poblanos and yogurt. My husband usually declines after one taste, but this time he took every bite I offered.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fabulous! The service and food was over the top! Unfortunately our party of 9 could not sit together. However, you were able to add 4 people to our original reservation of five and for that we were thankful! We will return next time we are in Atlanta.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice place with good service but not worth the price. We ordered swordfish, which was good, and the mahi mahi, which was ok. I guess seafood is usually expensive but I think they add a premium since it is fine dining.

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AR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had octopus pork lettuce wraps, catfish, halibut, hush puppies, arugula and asparagus. Service was knowledgeable and always ready. When in Atlanta again we will always put Lure on our list.

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Gluten free options. Great service

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s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my first time here ...food was good...not many people in the restaurant . My server asked if I wanted bread I said sure since I was hungry. When the bill came I noticed a $5 charge when questioned was told it was for the bread. I think that is ridiculous but rude to not ever mention it. When I questioned it server said well we buy it ... not the point won’t return

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g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Attentive Service. Great Happy Hour Deals!

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e
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Our waitress was absolutely on point with all her suggestions she made for my date and I.

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HC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service! We took our family here after visiting the High Museum and had a wonderful meal and experience. We will be back!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio. Ambience was very relaxing, the service was attentive and professional and the food was excellent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place with excellent tasting food. We had halibut, swordfish and chicken and every dish was amazing. First time there but will be back often.

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BV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio and enjoyed a great leisurely birthday meal. Drinks, appetizers, main course and desert. Great menu with unique takes on our favorites. Great service. Enjoy!

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KP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and Nick was fantastic!

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W
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, comfortable setting with good food and friendly waitstaff.

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday dinner here, food and ambiance was great. Our server Roman was amazing and took very good care of us. Will definitely be back

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DJ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, he octopus wrap and the scallop entree did not disappoint. Very strongly recommend.

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Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The hush puppies were the best I’ve had in a very long time. Drinks were great and the dinner was very good. I should have chosen my main course differently.

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S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

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DB
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with my mother and son

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SO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent appetizer and entrees. Love the tuna ceviche!

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LK
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty and beautifully presented. Service was perfect until it was time to pay, which was a bit slow. We’ll be back!

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice Sunday brunch. The young lady who took our drink order was very knowledgeable about the drinks as well as the food menu.

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Z
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lost count as to the number of times my spouse and I have eaten at Lure. We’ve never had a bad experience or mediocre or bad meal. Lure is very well managed.

We love the warm, sincere greeting by the host. It begins what we know will be a wonderful experience.

We each had the Catfish on this visit. Since I had this entree previously, I started to get something else. I’m glad I stuck with the Catfish because this time it was paired with some very delicious vegetables. The flavors were nothing like I’d ever had previously. I think some of the vegetables were baby okra that had been sliced in half lengthwise and flash fried. Oh my! They were delicious and I’m not usually a fan of okra.

We ended our meal with the Layered Chocolate Cake. Decadent it was! Delicious? You bet!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with nice date atmosphere

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AT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, fresh food. We loved the crap dip and baked oysters! Also recommend the burger. We had a great time.

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c
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My experience was the worse ever. We should have turned around when we entered the restaurant and the wait staff was sweating and there were available tables on a friday at 7PM and all of the other restaurants on the same street had 1 hour waiting times. We thought the menu was very limited and what was on menu was not appealing to us. I went to this restaurant about 1 1/2 years ago and the experience was totally different. I was impressed but a lot had changed (for the worse) since a 1 1/2 years ago. Our waitress made a recommendation even though I told her that I did not like fruit (papaya and mango) with my seafood. She somehow convinced me that it was really good. I would never ever ever go back nor would I recommend my worst enemy!

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JG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, date night for me and my wife!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing for a number of reasons. First and foremost, their food and service were top-notch, and the server was incredibly prepared to answer whatever meticulous questions I had.

Additionally, my fiance had a panic attack over dinner and passed out, and the manager of the restaurant and all the servers were quick to come to our aid, which I cannot appreciate enough. We will absolutely be coming back.

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SD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Lure is a good, but not outstanding restaurant - we had great service, the décor is fun and it is a convenient choice for a before the event-type meal in mid-town. I do not see it as a destination restaurant for just a dinner out, however. While the food is good, it is a seafood restaurant where the main course seafood - trout, swordfish, etc. are not of the highest quality. Creative-plating and interesting preparations do not overcome the mediocre quality of the cut of fish.

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EH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Love. Love. Love! The food is so great, the service is fabulous, and the place is beautiful.

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NE
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly, accommodating when something had ginger and they gave me a different entree - and it was very delicious. Second time I was there and will make it a regular!

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W
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service was good, and the overall ambience was great. Really enjoyed celebrating Father's day today with my girls and husband. 👍🏼

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PL
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Smoked Trout small plate was excellent. Our Blue Crab omelette, though, was not a favorite. The light green roe topping did have a zing from, I suspect a bit of wasabi, but it was not enough to overcome the overall bland taste.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was lovely! For our first time there we were impressed with the food.

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful experience! I was a returning guest, but I had two ladies with me with whom it was their first time. They loved it! Roman was our waiter, and was absolutely outstanding!!! Everything you want in a server!!! He made great recommendations! We will be back in July and plan on coming again❤️

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RR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Lure. We went for our weekly Sunday brunch, and it was wonderful. We have added it to our personal restaurant favorites. The Hawaiian bread French toast was delicious, and my fiancé enjoyed the catfish - and he is not a big fish lover. Our server, Dean, was delightful.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu amazing food and service

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S
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! She had wonderful recommendations for everything - from drinks, to apps to main courses to desserts. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was perfect for a nice date night.

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l
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great...food, service, etc. Wine list is a little pricey based on the price of the food. There were not that many value wines. I don't think it is necessary to spend over $50 or $60 for a bottle of wine. There were not alot of choices of wine by the glass, and the one we wanted was conveniently not available. The waitress recommended something similar, which turned out to be good, but it was $5 more per glass. Otherwise a great experience!

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T
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

In ATL for a weekend getaway. Lure was a a nice catch for meeting our requirements. Ate there twice. The only minor downsides were the taste of the appetizers were somewhat plain and the whole restaurant could be a bit cleaner.

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