About 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.

1106 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30 pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
12th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 817-3650

Website:
http://lure-atlanta.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available as well as metered on-street parking.

Public Transit:
Take MARTA to the Midtown station and walk 2 blocks north on Crescent Avenue.

Executive Chef:
David Bradley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 8:15PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM

Fri 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Sat 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Lure can accommodate all your special event needs with both private and semi-private dining, including an open airy patio.

Lure - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Special Occasion (36)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Romantic (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Business Meals (23)
Casual (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Healthy (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fun (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was excellent. Always a good location before the symphony. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Love it! Great food and customer service. I can't wait to experience dinner

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my second visit to Lure. Both times have been just greats the wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive. The food was awesome - loved the oysters, shrimp cocktail , grouper and the buttermilk donuts. The drinks were all divine too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food review is mixed. We loved the chowder. I found the gumbo thin. The smoked seafood plate was something I'd get again. I would skip the oysters, crayfish combo.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed a meal Friday night before going to see John Prine at the Fox. Delicious food and wonderful service by our waiter, Daniel. Thanks Lure for another nice seafood meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Nada was great, fanastic drinks. Food was awesome !

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·Dined 7 days ago

We absolutely enjoyed this place. Definitely a must try.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service and room were very nice. The food was disappointing - either overcooked or under-cooked.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Comfortable, stylish environment, excellent food - from the cocktails and appetizers to the main courses and desserts. Nice wine list. Impeccable service that was not overbearing. Fine dining in a casual, midtown setting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding food! Service was a little slow. She did not know the menu or the wine list well. But she was really nice and engaging. The food was incredible and made our night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Restaurant is not very attractive. Parking is not easy to find unless you pay for public parking garage parking. Fish and chips were way over cooked. My wife liked the calamari and seafood gumbo. Typical Atlanta pricey restaurant.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went for a reunion of old friends. Loved it! Fabulous food, amazing cocktails, and our server Joshua so fun & knowledgeable. He's practically a mind reader!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Should hv been better since the other restaurants in this group are much better . We had trout and sole. Prep was acceptable but not very imaginative and there are certainly better places in Atl for inventive fish prep ... TheOptimist comes to mind

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We gathered at the Lure after a conference at the Atlanta History Center and before we drove back to Columbus. None of us had ever been to the restaurant before, but its ratings were excellent so we gave it a try. Food , service and ambiance were all excellent. We plan to return the next time an occasion brings us to Atlanta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I dined twice before and it was as excellent. This time the food was as just not as good. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Awesome food and incredibly attentive and knowledgeable wait staff!!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place for a business meeting. You can come for a casual get together or business.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was fantastic! Chef Kevin prepared two fresh fish dishes, Grouper and Sole. Delicious . Both entries were served with accompanying sides that enhanced the main course.
The meal ended with a fabulous dessert, a coconut cake, light as air, with a lemon lime frosting , sitting on a bed of lemon curd! Yummy! Great service too!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Annual cousins weekend was a success! Learned a bit of history and enjoyed a delicious meal. Two thumbs up on the gumbo. Usually not a fan of okra in my gumbo, but the okra was tender and the gumbo did not have the slimy texture. Crab dip, pan fried sole and green beans prepared to perfection. And the donuts were sinfully tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is our second time and it was great! We will definitely come back soon!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good lunch. Weird that they don't have one piece of bacon in the entire restaurant...

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The menu offerings were creative and diverse, and they delivered on what was described. They have paired this well with a comprehensive wine list and cover creative drinks as well as after dinner drink options. I also enjoyed the layout and ambience, although when it is full, it can get somewhat noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Way overpriced for what we had for dinner. $30+ for 3 sea scallops and $30+ for two tiny pieces of grouper? There are much better options for seafood in Midtown. Lure should take notes from Atlanta Fish Market or the Optimist.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Came for lunch. Had the oysters, hush puppies, and calamari. For dessert, we had the mint chocolate cake and ice cream. Yummy yummy! Hope to come back soon for dinner.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Lure is one of my favorites. The food is consistently good, the service wonderful and the atmosphere is casually comfortable.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall good but fish slightly over cooked. Good cocktails. Valet parking needs overhaul

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Prompt service for before theater. Pan Fried Sole was delicious. Salad dressing and Calamari were too salty. Interesting drink menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this restaurant. Food is always great. Have eaten here three times and I am never disappointed in the food and service.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was amazing. My daughter had the Sole and the Hush Puppies, I had the beet salad, my husband had the Cioppino. Josh was a wonderful waiter and funny too, I will ask for him again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took my granddaughter (16)out on a date and worried over the place to eat. Lure was a home run. Server was friendly and took his time with us. We thought we were pioneers eating octopus and it was delicious. Portions were just right for us and I did not feel like I had been robbed just to be in Midtown.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Oysters from New Brunswick were excellent as were the scallops and grouper.
Not outstanding but a good seafood choice in a landlocked city.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was great (though the menu could add a few more vegetarian options), but the drinks were sort of an issue, which was surprising at such a highly rated, popular place. There were 6 of us celebrating a birthday. Two people ordered prosecco. One person got a martini/cocktail glass, the other got it in a water glass. The waitress said the restaurant did not have flutes, then poured the prosecco from the water glass into a cocktail glass. Why offer anything with bubbles and not serve it in a champagne glass? Two guests ordered Moscow Mules (that tasted fantastic!), but the drinks were served in juice glasses/tumblers. The waitress told us the restaurant did not have copper mugs. Too bad, since a drink this good (and this trendy) should be served in the appropriate vessel. I ordered a Dirty Martini, which was served in a cocktail glass, not a martini glass (nitpicking on this one, but there is a difference), but the bar did not have blue cheese olives. Not a bad experience, but not what we expected.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Really amazing food and excellent service. We had cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert (6 of us) and there was not one thing on the table that wasn't delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A wonderful waitress who offered knowledge of the menu and time our departure perfectly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I was in Atlanta for an overnight and wanted something delicious-easy to do in that city definitely, but was thinking about seafood. I was at the W Midtown with a car but didn't want to deal with traffic. Lure sounded great, and it didn't disappoint. The staff was friendly and made some wonderful suggestions. THe oysters were fresh and cold; the trout pate was smooth with a fun presentation, and my crude was absolutely delicious. I would definitely go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

On our last day in town we stopped by for dinner. First and foremost, Amy (our server) WAS AMAZING!! Food was fantastic and all of my coworkers thought so as well. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great, our waiter was on top of everything. He knew the menu, paired up the right wine and did a fantastic job.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The ingredient quality seemed good. The preparation was bland. I was unaware that the trout came as a whole fish. The ritual fillet at table is novel but leaves other dinners on pause as their meals get cold. And there were still some bones. I was expecting a vegetable medley-ie carrots beans broccoli but got a salad instead.

There was no bread or other nibbles before the entree. Portions of main and sides was a bit stingy. Room gets very loud.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I went there for my birthday dinner and we had a show to catch after dinner. The waiter asked when we needed to leave by and made sure we were out on time. He was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of the best meals we have had in quite a while!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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