Lure - Atlanta

4.6
2953 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Visit Lure for an inspired seafood experience served up in a stylish and inviting bungalow that feels shipped from the shore to the heart of Midtown.

Order a dozen oysters on the half shell and a glass of prosecco and enjoy our seasonal, regionally-inspired seafood flavors for an unforgettable dinner.

Fresh catches inspired by global coastal traditions served with style on Crescent Avenue in the heart of Midtown – see what we're serving!
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2953 people are saying
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nikkidee
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was very clean and nice ambiance however, I was very disappointed with my food. It was our 1st time there and the chargrill oysters were so small and not good at all. As a matter of fact they are not even chargrilled. They should be called baked oysters The shrimp and corn bisque wasn't good either. It had to much of a tomato base. However, my husband had the sea bass and the seasoning was really good but the fish was overcooked.

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vipMrTheFerg
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great meal, and some surprises on a refreshed menu. While we had a reservation for a table, we arrived early to have a drink at the bar and had such a nice conversation with Hakim, our bartender, that we stayed and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Our two appetizers - charred Spanish octopus and hushpuppies - were delicious. My spouse's flounder was just slightly overcooked but still good, and my sea bass was excellent. And the Lure Sundae was the perfect way to top everything off. One of our go-tos for a friendly staff and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gets better every time I go. Chef and Management come off as enjoying what they do. All courses Yummy! Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was not good at all. Made a horrible first date experience. My date’s catfish bites were too salty she returned them. My flounder was very under seasoned. The staff was very nice. Won’t be returning.

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LizB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful seafood with a fresh, creative Southern take. Oysters and hushpuppies for are a must!

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Melissa
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby and I had a beautiful, romantic evening at Lure. Our waitress, Barry, was helpful and attentive. The food was fabulous. Everything we hoped for!

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JuliayanaC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Amazing staff. I ordered the seared salmon, which I feel was overpriced for the portion size. Very good though.

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Willie
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have been to Lure several times before covid and this is our 1st visit after being vaccinated. I was looking forward to coming due to it being my birthday and 35th wedding anniversary. It was the worst food and service ever! It even made me and my husband sick to our stomachs shortly after eating. We will never be back and I don't recommend them at all. Now I know why the waitress kept saying that they have a new chef, so I guess that is why the food was so tasteless. The server was just as bad, bland.

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stacym
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great customer service! Will definitely go back when I’m in town.

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MattH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food and patio! Service was awesome as well.

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Delightbites
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each dish my husband and I ordered exceeded expectations. The food was fresh, well-seasoned, cooked to perfection, and with a dash of imagination. Even the complementary bread was note worthy! The wine list offered a good/ample selection and the cocktails (though we didn't try any this time) looked creative and delicious. Also, kudos to the wait staff who were friendly, efficient, and helpful. Our meal was a delight!

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Kevin
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We used to LOVE this restaurant pre-COVID. Came here often and bought gift certificates to help them stay afloat during COVID.

We went back for our first time since COVID and my have things changed! Not in a good way. The apps and desserts are now slimmed down to easy to compose dishes (not sophisticated at all) and our entrees were poorly cooked and poorly seasoned. Sea scallops need a sear. Any chef knows that. It's not hard: oil plus butter and high heat. Scallops are REALLY hard to mess up for an amateur cook, yet they were here. The octopus app was advertised as chargrilled but it was sous vide'd instead. We sent it back.
Seems like everything on the menu was designed to be prepared by someone who lacked culinary skills. Makes me think they fired all the chefs and only have line cooks now preparing old recipes from chefs long ago. Either that or they're trying to manufacture food that require little prep, so as to make do with fewer cooks/chefs.

We really like the outdoor area but they have to do something about the gnats. Like me, they love the Lure cocktails. Two landed and died in my gin drink. And they kept buzzing the table all night. The only thing sadder than their alcoholic death was our quality of meal. Our dinner here before COVID i would have ranked a solid A. This was C-/D+ territory.

Our waitress was fantastic and we make sure we tipped her well. This lousy dinner wasn't her fault.

BTW - we heard the table next to us asking for the manager and then complaining about the food. We had just sat down at the time and sorta giggled because we thought they were complaining about nothing. That's how sure we were of this place. Then realization hit and they were probably right to complain.

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EloiseS
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the wait staff was outstanding. Recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in Atlanta post covid

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Carmen
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There wasn’t much to the menu, but everything that the table ordered was absolutely amazing. The crab dip was phenomenal and the hush puppies were the best I’ve ever had. Salmon and red snapper with veggies were so satisfying and tasty. We enjoyed our food so much that there was not room for dessert (either strawberry shortcake or banana split). The ambience was lovely; it was cool enough to sit on the outdoor area and it made for a wonderful evening with friends.

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vipjohnat
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful meal on patio. dinner for two consisting of fresh Maryland oysters, grouper, sea scallops, hush puppies and dessert with wine & expresso for less than $150. we will go back

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vipTimW
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Service was amazing!

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vipUrbanGourmet
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good as usual, but the service stunk. Our waitress basically threw stuff at us, nothing in its proper place. She wasn't rude, just clueless. When I'm paying $35 an entree and nearly $60 for a $12 bottle of wine, I expect a memorable experience. This was memorable all right, I'll remember not to come here again until I have confirmation they have their act together.

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Chedrey
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. I like longer dinners and not to feel rushed out of my table. She checked in periodically but didn’t hover. Food was good and not heavy. The way seafood should be 😁

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ShannonB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and AMAZING food!!

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BrittanyD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The punch bowl is a MUST to start off your night right. Plus the flourless chocolate cake with the peanut butter gelato is scrumptious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Strawberry Shortcake ever. Manager was attentive to my needs. She ever had the chef make a special sauce for me. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed all the food and the setting outside is very nice.

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TonyG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. The ambience was very pleasant. The only criticism would be parking. Otherwise I was very satisfied and will be back again.

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Robigo
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2nd time here. Service has been great both times. The food is very good, they provided complimentary champagne because it was our anniversary. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and low key! The food was delicious and nicely portioned !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family dinner celebrating summer fun.

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ShelbyL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and the cocktails were great! This place was perfect for a date night!

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vipMN1218
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I always love Lure. Great food and atmosphere. Cocktails were really good and creative as well. Wonderful night

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vipWhatever
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid, we dine there fairly often, they are about to change up the menu. You can get $100 gift cards for $80 at Costco.

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amina
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The ambiance and service were great, but our food majorly missed the mark. Most of our dishes were oily and completely flavorless. For starters, our crab dip was oily, flavorless, thin and runny, and overtaken with chopped tomatoes (there were far more tomatoes than crabmeat). The octopus and pork wraps were not memorable as they were very mild in flavor. The barbecue shrimp entrée was oily and tasted like an ultra bland shrimp creole that any New Orleans chef or local would scoff at. The red snapper was slightly overcooked and extremely bland. The scallop dish was also bland and the scallops were oily, soft and without a sear. We were so disappointed in our appetizers and entrees that we declined on dessert.

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GrantG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday occasion was amazing. Date night with my sweetheart at one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Perfect spicy margaritas and mouth watering seafood dishes. We enjoyed ourselves. Five stars !!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lure is always my go-to for special occasions. By far the best seafood in Atlanta.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect- the food, the ambiance, the staff 😍

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vipvnawn
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time for both of us at Lure but it was awesome.
Scallops were to die for and service was great.

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
228 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled Octopus EXCELLENT
Snapper was EXCELLENT
Scallops were EXCELLENT
Crab Dip was short on crab.

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KristenK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Lure! It was our first time and we decided to try multiple items. The pork and octopus wraps were fantastic, and the crab dip was beyond delicious. Our meals came out timely and just the right temperature. We sat on the patio and it was a beautiful night. We hope to visit Atlanta again soon and will be back to dine!

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KathleenH
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good for seafood selections, and most accommodating to a need to avoid over spicey.Also grand that they work with Compost Now!

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Happy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lure has great service, great atmosphere, great food!

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Lure - Atlanta is rated 4.6 stars by 2953 OpenTable diners.

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