Lure - Atlanta

4.6
2353 reviews
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Seafood
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.

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

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JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I would but not for holidays it was not stated that there would be a holiday menu so the food that I actually wanted to try i couldn't

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JT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok and service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Charred Caesar wasn’t very good, steak was tough, good flavor, flourless choc cake was delicious

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d
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit and my husband’s first. We dined at Lure for Valentines Day. I had requested a booth as there are only a few, but we were seated in the back next to a private party, and it was very loud. We should have asked to be moved but stuck it out. Our food was good, but the rice cake beneath my scallops wasn’t all cooked, so I had some crunchy, uncooked rice. The scallops were outstanding otherwise. The martini glasses barely hold three or four sips, so specialty cocktails are honestly a bit of a ripoff, albeit delicious. I had the Mahalo Y’all, and they were made perfectly. But a change of bar ware would be welcome!

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JD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were happily surprised by our first-time visit to Lure. How could we have missed this place? Our server was attentive and he had a positive well-informed vibe that set the stage for a relaxing evening. Cocktails were complex and unique, bubbly on tap was brilliant, and the wine selection provided many excellent pairings with the menu. Our food was well presented, had layers of flavor that made our fish selections stand out. Even dessert was deeply satisfying. This is a jewel of a restaurant an we will be back!

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k
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding venue for dinner with clients. Foods was great.

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DN
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, but paying $10.00 for valet is a deterrent for us. It used to be Free plus a rip.

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration 🍾 So nice to enjoy dinner and get to a show. Can’t wait to come back.

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FL
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was a great server: Friendly and attentive! The food was fantastic as well! Great brunch - thanks!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Drinks are also good.

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CH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Thought the menu was limited. I had the trout which was okay. My wife had the steak which was a small cut on top of a mound of potatoes.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Lure or years, and have probably eaten there fifty times. Out of all those visits, I only ever have had one disappointing meal, which I take to be an outstanding record. Lure is consistently good and often great. I regard it as a jewel among Midtown restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy a nice evening with my wife.

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CK
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood dinner provided with exceptional service.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Happy hour drink prices a real value. Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Could use improved fish offerings.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The catfish was super fishy and I wonder if it had gone bad - I couldn't finish it. Other courses were good. The wine was very good. Service was good and friendly. The ambience was very good.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was excellent! We had the Seared Scallops, Clam Chowder, and French Toast. Very pleased and ready to go back. Ramon was an excellent Server!

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DT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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g
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Lure was absolutely fantastic. I have been to Lure several times and this last visit was just as great as the past experiences. The service was excellent and the food, was even more stellar. Lure is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta.

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NM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta!!! Each and every menu items sounded so delicious that it was hard to choose. Our appetizers, meals, and desserts were AMAZING!!! The service and ambience were excellent as well.

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A
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome, solicitous service. Delicious food (my trout was more than I could eat; could have used some more skillful boning). Cozy atmosphere, though some tables lit by only a candle might be less than comfortable.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!!! A+

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KR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a quiet night and relatively early, but the food and service were great. Will definitely return - thanks!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for Sunday brunch, but have been for dinner previously. Both experiences - outstanding!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Shrimp cocktail was so over cooked you could barely bite into the shrimp. Rolls were overdone. Service was mediocre. We love 5th group but this was a miss. Will go to South City next time.

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a
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We went to Lure on a Saturday night prior to a play at the Alliance. We arrived at 6pm and after the waiter learned that we were not interested in cocktails, his service was very poor. Although they were not particularly busy at the time, our food did not arrive until about 650 and only after I spoke to a manager. My wife ordered the trout which was a beautifully prepared whole fish that was filleted at the table. The problem was that many, many small bones remained and it was extremely difficult to eat. The other fish dishes were good.

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T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was very delightful and the perfect portion.

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SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I didn't enjoy my food as I would have expected. It did not have much excitement in the flavor department and the drinks were extremely average. The waitress was awesome and i loved the ambiance

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d
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the two bartenders were very attentive and knew their menu very well.

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C
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good stuff. Lure is always fantastic. Very personable service with expert menu knowledge. The wine suggestion was perfect, the cocktails the proper size. The fish here is always perfectly and creatively prepared. You have to pay for the good stuff, this isn't Red Lobster. So much nicer and more elegant than that place with the giant trout.

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T
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first visit to Lure. Was greeted very friendly when we arrived. Patrick was our server. All of his suggestions were spot on - cocktail, appetizers, main course and wine. He was very attentive and helpful. A must try is the grilled octopus lettuce wraps! Also really enjoy the seafood board appetizer. Excellent raw oysters and delicious pan seared sole. We will be back to Lure.

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F
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We really like the atmosphere and the outdoor “bubbles” seem pretty cool- guess those are for groups or you have to request them. Felt for the entree prices that they should come with a side. Had read that the catfish was really good and we thought it was ok- wouldn’t order it again. The salmon was good as were the hush puppies. We didn’t particularly liked the dipping sauce but asked for a different sauce and our waiter gladly brought us some. Overall it’s a decent place but will try somewhere different next time we are in Atlanta. PS I admit we are a “foodies” and love great food!

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HB
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was very nice. Dark, but soft lighting. Our server was great. Food was just ok. We had hush puppies for appetizer, they were fantastic and the best tasting item we had. I had the grilled swordfish, nothing special, not even the taste, just bland. My husband had the catfish. He said it tasted like the river and was mostly batter. For almost $30 an entree I expected more flavor.

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RU
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I ordered a clam chowder which was cold and poor taste.
Somebody else in our table ordered Gumbo and it was also cold. The waitress was asked to re heat it.

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D
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab fried rice was incredible. The gluten free options were overwhelmingly good and hard to decide what to choose. I would go back to this one again and again!

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d
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made it known when making the reservation that it was my birthday, but nothing was done to acknowledge that other than a passing comment. Nonetheless, the server was very nice and very attentive....sometimes too much! The sole was exceptional. My drink was tasty but only about four sips in their small martini glasses. This is a pricey place, but food quality is good. We asked for rolls, and they charge $3 for soft dinner rolls from a package! This is ridiculous!

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PF
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lure was our pre symphony stop. I’m glad we picked it. The server was informative and attentive. The drinks, excellent as was the appetizer. My main course was fantastic as was dessert. I can’t wait to return.

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K
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always always a great meal. Wonderful chef!! Waiters are exceptional!!

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m
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Fish lacked seasoning. Not my favorite place.

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