The Lure

4.5
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309 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Lure is a innovative bistro located on Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. We feature sushi, tapas, tacos, and flatbreads, as well as custom cocktails, draft beers from local breweries, and powerful tiki drinks.
The Lure is a perfect spot for date night, getting together with friends, and even large parties. A comfortable laid back atmosphere, great music, exceptional food and stellar service make The Lure a destination dining spot in St. Petersburg.
All this plus... Brunch on Saturday AND Sunday, lunch during the week, Happy Hour and other great specials. And we haven't even mentioned the two pool tables available free for you enjoyment.
See you soon at The Lure
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4.5based on recent ratings
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CG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Some food good and others soso.
Sushi and shrimp tasty.
Crowded and service slow

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Lots of options on the menu. Our server Monica was amazing!

JO
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with their Caprese appetizer. The pesto is delicious.

For dinner I had Rob's Cobb with Salmon. Excellent as always. Added a side of bacon, extra crispy. They were perfect. Exactly the right amount of crispy.

Service was top notch. It always is.

J
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best happy hour in town. $5 tapas and rolls and drinks are very reasonable as well. And, the happy hour lasts till 7. This is a great go to before events downtown in the evening.

A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy The Lure. Outside it was quiet with good foot traffic for ambience. Only complaint was saffron potato's served with the ribs were very disappointing which is unusual. We introduced our friends who really enjoyed it. They haven't seen downtown St. Pete in ~ 15 years so they had a nice time.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot. Highly recommend The Hollister Roll.

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good and service was fine. The restaurant was very loud and not a place to have a quiet dinner.

JB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bruschetta, The Perfect Leave, charcuterie, two salads, and two sangria. $65. Food was good, but considering the bruschetta had 4 pieces and so did The Perfect Leave.... WAY too expensive or WAY too small for an appetizer. Bathroom resources are completely undersized for the capacity of the restaurant. Be prepared to stand, waiting against the wall.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices- perfect everyday!! Great weekly specials!!
We go back again and again!!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- tapas, something for everybody-
It’s just a perfect late night, afternoon whenever place- when you can’t decide where to go?
Go here-

CC
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the food and the atmosphere! This was our 4th time there and the brunch was really good.

f
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second experience and brought 3 new diners with me. We all enjoyed everythhing about Lure, menu, atmosphere, service and food. We all felt it was wonderful dining experience.

T
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi as always. Nice setting outside on the sidewalk. Go here regularly with the wife. Sometimes my teenage daughters. They love the selections as well. Music was a little loud outside this time.

g
Tampa
113 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was my first time to the Lure. The food was good and the service was very good. They have a very eclectic menu from sushi to small plates. The sushi was good but not the best, the tacos and pork belly were better. I'd go back again but limit my sushi intake.

PD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Ordered bottomless bloody Mary’s and my drink was only refilled 2 twice after countless reminders. The drinks also were not that good. Our waitress seemed stressed and uninterested in serving us. Shame. Thought it was a good brunch place

S
Tampa
180 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service from Monika. She was on top of everything without being intrusive.
My meatballs were a little bland this visit and the sauce was missing something, as well. Maybe basil! The Parmesan fries were excellent.
The others in my party seemed to enjoy their entrees, but most were boxed up and taken away.
The complimentary birthday desert was an awesome touch.
Thanks

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very loud. Our server Holden was very attentive and patient.

D
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Saint Pete !! Fish and crustaceans always fresh !

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place, with really good food and drinks!

a
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

the Lava Drops are FIRE. and their happy hour has great prices

J
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although, I have been to the Lure many times before, this was my first time I had brunch and my first time sitting at an outside table. The food and service was good. I have always enjoyed each meal I have eaten here. It was early Sunday morning and not too busy on the street but there still was very little space between the tables and the regular sidewalk foot traffic. This was most noticeable when folks with dogs walked past. Otherwise, a good experience.

B
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Lure every time my daughter is in town. Her favorite!

J
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great time eating with friends at Lure! The B for Bruschetta appetizer was small but yummy. The nigiri appetizer was so worth the price, lovely fresh and sizeable fish! We ordered the crazy Mexican roll and the hollister. Both were incredible. The rest of our table ordered the tempura roll, seaweed salad, and other rolls. Everyone loved their food. The bread pudding was a huge portion for $8 and delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great sushi

SL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Kitchen was a little slow but food was worth the wait

E
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at this joint. It offers a diverse menu with above fast-food quality dishes. The Sushi was standard but my teenager complaint about the quantity. The tacos were below average. I was neither surprised or disappointed. It just seem to me ordinary.

AO
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fast and very attentive. Food was priced well and we enjoyed the variety in selection.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love the experience- but second time pan handled while
Walking into the restaurant. Need to add security

C
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour and great sushi! We will be returning.

KM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a great price! Their brunch drink specials are amazing!

LG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints! One of my favorites in the area

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and good food with friendly service!

CC
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! This is our third time going this year and we've brought new people every time. The food and cocktails are excellent and fun, ambiance is great, and service is always on point. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, prices are fair.

JW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was really good. Lots of great options on the menu

SC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food were great. There is a big variety of food selections including Sushi.

CP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive service. Very eclectic menu. Food preparation was terrific! Great place to stop when walking around St. Pete. We we’ll definitely be back!

m
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Holden is a great waiter. Very quick kitchen. Very loud the night we were there

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in late. We were seated immediately. The food was reasonably priced and came out really fast. I would highly recommend it!

p
Cleveland
47 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Menu is diverse. Small plates are great to share.