Lusca is a restaurant with a unique style that features artistic decor throughout the dining area. A large octopus painted on the wall greets guests as they walk in. Seafood is very popular at Lusca, but the menu also offers a wide range of different fare for the discerning eater. You can enjoy a variety of sushi, as well as items such as avocado toast, crab and pulled chicken stew.
Lusca has plenty of desserts available. Try the chocolate tart or the strawberry mousse layer cake for the ideal ending to the meal. A full menu for drinks is also available.
Wow I'm going to miss this place. Oysters, Nigiri, Fish, Charcuterie, the Burger, the Drinks... C'mon ATL support this place, its very very good.
Fabulous meal: artisanal food and drink ~ unpretentious setting
We went this restaurant before and we liked the food although the menu wasn't have a lot of options. But this time, the menu was more reduce indeed and they were sold out of several things a Saturday night on a 3 days weekend...
Just a terrific place. We got the Porterhouse for two, and Peter Luger would be proud to serve it. You must always, too, get the Torn Potato side. Lusca is a splurge, true, but they deserve more business than they seem to get. Next time, we're going for those Happy Hour oysters and beer.
So sad this restaurant is closing. Excellent food, even if the menu didn't change frequently enough, but fabulous eating! Service is outstanding as well. Grab a table while you can before this gem shuts it doors.
We ate here on NYE and enjoyed the ability to dine out without breaking the bank. The food was quality and the service was good.
Omg. This place was highly rated and not even average. No wonder they're shutting down in a couple months. Less than average food, service and very poor ambiance aside from the octopus art at the bar and sushi bar which wasn't even open. Got the whole Branzino fillet which the waiter advertised that he'd fillet table side easily and he made a complete mess of it. 😟. Oh well, so much for trying these "highly rated" new restaurants. The fact that they're closing soon and that no one was there speaks for itself.
I was surprised I had never heard of this restaurant before. Luckily a good friend of mine recommended it. Of all the restaurants I've been to in Atlanta this is a true gem. To my surprise this was not only good it was excellent! My girlfriend, who loves great food and a great ambiance, loved it as well.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the unique seafood combination and the two pasta dishes. The wine selection although limited to Europe and the US was good and the service was amazing (Lucky enough to ask for George to be your waiter). The atmosphere was truly enjoyable. The decoration was simple but very elegant, the lighting was perfect almost semi romantic and the music selection created a joyful atmosphere.
Overall I would recommend this restaurant hands-down to everyone. It's a must go to place in Atlanta. Too bad they will be relocating to the Beltline area in the coming months.
I was looking forward to a great experience, but the food was good, not great and the service was a real disappointment. We felt like we were forgotten about the entire night, but the restaurant didn't seem that busy or understaffed.
I feel like there are better choices in the neighborhood.
For five people, our dining experience was spectacular. From appetizers of crab and then Camembert on home made bread to entrees of grouper, cheeseburgers and vegetable plates, all the food was perfect and the flavors were terrific. Our Cabernet Franc was perfect and the three desserts we shared were inhaled - we tried to pick a favorite but could not. Awesome meal!!!
This used to be my favorite restaurant, but the quality has slipped and I won't be going back. I also noticed that they seem to always have some overpriced, hyped menu item that has a high profit margin, but ends up disappointing. The lamb tacos and the "aged" beef come to mind. Also, what used to be the best fudge sunday in town has tuned into a syrupy diabetes-inducing glop with not enough ice cream. Someone's not watching the store very closely.
Lusca is amazing. Is it really closing?
It doesn't neatly fit in a certain category of restaurant. It's clear that they try to make what they like and are good at, so you end up with a wide and varied selection even though the number of items offered is average. The charcuterie is excellent. We've also enjoyed their fresh fish preparations and the nigiri. Meats on the next visit!
The nigiri and oysters were fantastic! The bartender and waiter were awesome and knowledgeable.
Hi there - My husband and I dined at Lusca in early November and while the food and service were great, the atmosphere could be improved. First impressions mean a lot and the area where you valet park (around back) is pretty grungy and I felt bad for the valet who had to sit under an exhaust fan on a little stool. You then take an unappealing (short) walk to the restaurant. When we arrived, we were seated in a nice front table overlooking Peachtree St, but the view looks out onto a full trash can (again, not appealing). There was also an air vent directly above the table blowing super cold air during our entire meal (it actually blew out the candle on the table). Thankfully, we were dressed for cold weather, so this was okay (but took away from our experience). Our server was excellent and provided great direction and service and the we ate up all the tasty food. Bottom line is that I would return for the food and service, but it you want a "pretty" place to have a quiet dinner, there are better choices.