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Lure Fishbar is still just as much of a Soho party yacht as it was when it opened in 2004. The food has only gotten better.

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About Lure New York

Contemporary American Seafood featuring an extensive raw bar and first class sushi program. The striking design is reminiscent of the interior of an elegant cruise ship. We offer amazing cocktails and a well crafted 250 bottle wine list.

142 Mercer
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:00 to 3:30
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
Prince & Mercer Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 431-7676

Website:
http://www.lurefishbar.com/

Public Transit:
N,R,B,D,F,M

Executive Chef:
Josh Capon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located beneath the historic vaulted sidewalks of SoHo, our private wine vault can seat from 12 to 30 guests with a variety of menu options.

Lure New York Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (34)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Hot Spot (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Business Meals (25)
Romantic (25)
Fun (24)
People Watching (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Casual (20)
Healthy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

From the moment we were seated, we thought we were in a great place. And we were not disappointed. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. She brought us a wine to taste and it was wonderful. We ordered the beet salad to start and the dressing was outstanding. We then asked our waitress to help us decide between three entres. She recommended the snapper for two which was lightly coated, cubes and beautifully served over a slightly spicy sauce. What a dish! A plus. For desert, we again sought advice from our waitress. She suggested the baked chocolate cookie with ice cream. A delight. One of the best meals we've ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was good, the only thing is the service wasn't the best in the beginning, we felt rush and the waiter seemed as if he didn't want to be there. Then our waiter got switched out for another waiter which was nicer because he had to go because he was past his time I guess.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Consistently one of the best spots in New York. Great setting which feels like being on a boat, fresh fish and great options for non-fish eaters. Service is always stellar as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Sushi was phenomenal. Loved the spicy tuna on crispy rice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

As a neighbor, I go quite often to Lure. Good food, light, good drinks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was great. The waitress was exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The ambiance and decor is truly unique - the wood paneling and round cubby windows are designed to make the diner feel as if they are inside a boat. The food is generally good but overpriced for portion and many of the reviews said this already but I actually dismissed it (I was wrong). Dinner was $408 (before tip) for two woman and a 1-year old and and included wine. We started off with the $135 Royale seafood tower (1) supposed to come with 5 crab claws & 5 king crab legs. They were completely out of both varieties but no one told us. We would not have ordered the tower if we knew the crab claws/king crab was out. I asked him to bring out what the kitchen thought was fair. They brought out one piece of lobster and one lobster claw. I don't think this was a comparable trade but whatever. The tower is supposed to include 1 pound of lobster, which it did not. It included one chunk, not enough to even cut to share and definitely not a lb. This is the same piece they brought out to "replace" the missing 10 pieces of claws/legs. Also, the 2 seafood salads is just the older fish they are combining with a heavy vinegar dressing as a way to to jazz up the tower . Lastly, the sashimi pieces are TINY and they sell it by the piece ($7). We ordered 6 pieces for the table and only 2 slices were as described and the other 4 were the skinny little pieces. That was $42. But the topper is that we had ordered the sparkling rose from the "by glass" wine menu which should have been $18 glass but he brought some other sparkling rose (NOT on the glass menu) that was $38/glass. How do you automatically default to a more expensive sparkling rose than is the second item on the "wine by the glass" menu???
Summary: Definitely not worth the prices, in both portion/size and their mistakes. Seafood is generally mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We ordered the Crab legs and they burned them on the grill. for $35 a pound I would not expect them to serve over cooked crab legs... literally the easiest thing to cook. Hosts are cool.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Allergic reaction

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lure Fishbar is the best seafood restaurant in the area. The food is great- everything from the fresh oysters to fish dishes. The wine is superb also, they have a great skilled team that handle the outside.

Our waiter Cody has got to be the best damn waiter I've ever had. He was always there to help and really nice to us.

An amazing restaurant with amazing staff and food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Extremely slow service. But the food was amazing as always and the crowd and ambiance were great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It was such a good experience. The food was amazing and the wait staff was so friendly. Loved the booth that we were given. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

So delicious and such a great vibe. Very varied menu/options for everyone!

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service and above all...excellent food! If you're looking for quality food and clean eating, I highly recommend Lure. Portion size was perfect and I highly recommend saving room for dessert! Share the ice cream sandwiches as the portion is large.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Terrible waitress... combative, condescending, appeared to be having a bad day long before we got there.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was okay but service was lacking. Likely wouldn’t go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Love the look of this place, it really does look like a yacht! I ordered their famous burger, and i loved it. Way, way, way too loud for me though. People were literally yelling at each other during their upbeat conversations. Staff was luke warm. Great food though!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Tuna was fantastic, wine great and desert was fantastic

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good food, very expense drinks

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent dinner at this unique and stylish SoHo restaurant. Interior reminds one of the inside of a luxury yacht. We enjoyed the tempura shrimp and the Lure House Roll. My halibut was very well prepared and the bucatini pasta was excellent too. Service was a little spotty for the latter half of the meal and generally not as sophisticated as the menu and space.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice Soho spot for brunch on a cold day. Wide selection on menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been in this place before a couple of years and still seems to be very good. A bit noisy but it's OK if you are on the younger side!!! I like it!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Easily one of the best restaurants in NYC which is no small statement.

Fun night, very hip place, excellent service, food and drinks!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to Lure on double-date with friends. The decor is amazing! You really feel like you're inside a fancy yacht, minus the rocking of the waves. We were seated right away, despite coming a little earlier than our reservation. The staff was very attentive and brought us water right away. For appetizers, we had buffalo chicken lollipops and the crab cake. The chicken was good, but not very spicy. The crab cake was outstanding! Very flaky and light on a delicious bed of pear and greens. For our main entrees, we had roasted organic chicken and a side of lobster mac n' cheese and the Shazam roll. The chicked was juicy and fell right off the bone. It was delicious! The mac was also delicious; cheesy but not too rich. The roll was very good, but not out of this world. Our friends had the burger and the lobster tempura roll. They both said their meals were very good. Overall, I would recommend this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Poor service: cocktails were 20 minutes to get to our table, and the wine was brought without a glass.

The order itself missed three plates

There was a hair in our salad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went on a busy Friday night to celebrate a special birthday. The bar and restaurant were packed solid so I was concerned that our 8:30 reservation wasn't going to be honored. However I was delighted to be seated within 10 minutes of our res and in a very nice, quiet, location near the bar. The waiter was a top notch professional who was attentive but not overbearing. The menu is seafood eclectic with everything from lobster rolls (excellent) to sushi and caviar. I had a salmon dish that was tasty and done just right. The crispy calamari was extraordinary. Great flavor and fried perfectly. The drinks from the bar were perfect a feature sometimes hard to get in this big city.
All told it was a great experience with good food, great service, and a
pleasant vibe. Would definitely return-soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Poor service - we waited for 1.5 hrs for our meal while being studiously ignored by our rather disinterested and aloof waiter....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Big bar scene that carried over to the tables. Extremely noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Overall good restaurant but seating closeness to oother table was TOO close so it was hard to hear from people across the table. Also i think food variety is too irrelevant but mood and wine is good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were walking by during the day and noticed a nice looking oyster bar. We made a reservation with some friends we haven’t seen in a while and

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great oyster combos. Sushi and sashimi are very fresh. Great drinks and service. Good time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I really wanted to love this restaurant! The location is superb, the energy is contagious, and the decor is fun. The food is good, too, although not exactly exciting. What was lacking, unfortunately, was the quality of service. The person who waited on our table threw a menu at the table. :-( Everytime he came to us, he showed a sign of hurries. Could it be the particular person? Was it just a bad luck? Possibly, but would we really want to bother finding out? Unfortunately, no. :-(

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They put something on the fish to either keep it fresh or falvor it and that made the Halibut taste like crab. Afterwards I couldn’t sleep because of that additive. It kept me up. I had no alcohol , no coffee and only sorbet for dessert. I don’t think the fish is really that fresh and they have to disguise it . Salads we had were delicious and fresh tho. The music is so loud you had to cup your ears to hear your dinner mates talking to you and we could hardly hear our waitress. That part was very disappointing. Over all I think its better for brunch at the bar. Making reservations is tough and limited. This place used to be better.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

What a surprise! The restaurant is located below street level, the restaurant sign is just above eye level on the corner of the bldg.

Upon entry you have basically stepped into to a yacht/boat style setting. We had a reservation for 3 at 5:30 and were guided to a wobbly table somewhat in the middle of the floor. I addressed the table and asked for a booth since many of them were open and was told that they were all reserved. NOTE: If you want a booth, make a note to your reservation of that so they can accommodate. I believe our waiter came over and we advised that the Maitre d' was supposed to be helping us, he pretty much disappeared. We later were approached by the manger who smoothed things over for us and fixed our table, after the delayed response from the Maitre d'. She/manager also ended up taking care of us for the rest of the evening and was very knowledgeable and super friendly, which was a plus. Great managerial skills!

We ordered the Crispy Calamari and the Tuna Tacos, both exceptionally good! Drinks were the Mas Vintage, definitely a guy drink that hits the spot! The Big Apple, very good and the Humming Bird, very refreshing. Main entrees were the Classic Lobster Roll, cause the birthday girl really wanted the Salt & Vinegar Chips, cooked to perfection and taste! Miso Glazed Salmon, the best and the veggies were surprisingly good, not a veggie person. Lastly was the Nori Crusted Tuna, the garlic rice was the show stopper but the medium seared Tuna was like butter! For desert, which I don't normally do but in this case I am glad we ordered. The lime cheesecake was silken heaven, with a side of Coconut ice cream. The Apple Pie for two, the crumb is by far the best with a side of Rum ice cream, simple pleasure, was a perfect end to a perfect meal with good company.

So needless to say, beside the small bump at the start of dinner, the overall meal, ambiance and experience were well worth it. A definite neighborhood gem.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great late night place for supper and drinks in Soho.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The crispy fried rice sushi appetizers were absolutely delicious!!! Everything was delicious!! The tuna steak was the best I’ve ever had!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food, great service and unique and comfortable ambiance make this seafood restaurant a worthy choice for a business lunch or dinner date.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Very vibrant place

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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Simply fantastic! .

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent! Everyone loved what they ordered. Can’t wait to go again!

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