Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Lure

1106 Crescent Ave. NE (14th St.) Send to Phone
404-817-3650 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
MARTA: Midtown MARTA Station
Fresh fish and seafood take center stage, although other proteins and vegetables enhance the fare.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Lure, Atlanta, GA

Lure Restaurant Review

: With a comfortable contemporary setting, Fifth Group Restaurants’ Lure evokes a beach-side aura of restrained rusticity. Although the menu isn't nearly as adventurous as when the restaurant first opened, we still find much to like here. Dishes tend to be comforting and served in rather hefty portions. Smoked trout pâté is creamy and deeply flavored, and the tiny chilled shrimp both naturally sweet and tangy. “Shared Plates," such as the crisply fried calamari, work well as small mains. Entrées include grilled scallops whose embellishments change often. Also enjoyable is the seafood stew featuring wild Georgia shrimp in a tomato brodetto. Other than fish, there's Springer Mountain chicken, a pork chop and a rib steak, plus plenty of vegetable choices for the meat/fish averse. Gluten-free options are available. For dessert, you'll have trouble choosing from a raft of evolving selections, but take a look at the house-made ice creams and the coconut cake. The ever-updated wine list presents many white wines to go with the fish dishes, but red wines are offered, too, and nothing is pedestrian. As the evening wears on and the place fills, it gets fairly noisy, so we suggest early dining for maximum comfort.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.