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Posted by Mike R. on 11/06/2007
Pros: Dollar Oysters at Happy Hour, Spiked Arnold Palmers, Yellow Fin Tuna, , Steamed Snapper, Bronzino, Artic Char, Toro Tartare, Beet Salad, Seafood Sample, Toton Bay Oysters, Very Cool and Uniqure Decor Cons: Service can go from great to terrible. If the tall dude with the beard is your waiter he does a solid job and has done so on more than one occasion, but I can't same the same about the other servers. I think one night was training night and one busboy kept reprimanding another in Spanish while serving dishes and clearing the table. I don't care to have that be part of my dining experience. Time between courses can be sporadic and the waitstaff is bad at asking if you need another drink. Also, last time I was there our waitress mistakenly charged us for 4 bottles of wine when we only ordered and drank 2, Whoops!!!
Posted by foodie123 on 10/10/2007
Went to Lure for the first time the other night and had an unexpected wonderful time. First of all, the design was really cool and made you feel truly transported to a yacht in St. Tropez or somewhere like that. The server was very fun and accommodating, recommending many great dishes like a killer spicy shrimp tempura and first rate sushi. We had about 10 Concord Grape Martini's and kicked back and listened to a great soundtrack that was playing. We'll be back!!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2007
Checked out Lure yesterday on a recommendation from a friend who enjoyed dinner there. The atmosphere was nice on the rainy evening as it felt a bit like we were dining in a ship with all the water sloshing about outside. The service, however, left much to be desired. While the busboys were quick to refill water and change silverware, our waiter's visits to our table were few and few between. We ordered oysters, wine, and food. The oysters were good, but when we asked the waiter to identify them, first he told us our platters were switched, then he identified them as different oysters three different times before assuring us that we had the right platters which was definitely not reassuring. The entrees were quite delicious, although the oyster pricing was a bit high. Overall, it was a mixed experience - better service would have made all the difference.
Posted by bold_as_love73 on 10/05/2007
place was hotter than hell, manager said a/c was on full blast but wasn't reaching our party because the door was open. when i asked our waiter for a glass of austrian "leth", he had no idea what i was talking about and said "oh, we don't have tesh on the menu anymore." i don't think there is such a thing as "tesh" but whatever. summer gazpacho was good, salmon was pretty lame. interior a little hokie for my taste. i shan't be back.
Posted by Total Foodie on 08/12/2007
Upon entering, you'll realize that the place is not as intimidatingly swanky as it's exterior would lead one to believe which is kinda good. A casual trendy diner of sorts for lunch (perhaps different feel at night). Anyway, the sushi rolls were good but nothing great (the wasabi wasn't even real wasabi. Some sort of horseradish mustard blend colored green). The kumomoto oysters are itsy bitsy but because I'm no expert on these afrodisiac gems from the sea, I assumed there was a science to it, like the smaller, the finer it is or the greater it's impact. I dunno. But the Fanny Bay oyster is chunkier just less creamy and much less sexy to say, so pick your battle. Anyway, the fact that this place is nothing special isn't what made me annoyed enough to write this review. It was the fact that their "hand cut fries" looked and tasted like they were from Wendy's and cost six bucks for the size of small fries from fast food joints. After spending real deal dough on such small portions, what excuse is there to justify the skimping on fries? Hook a sista up with some sustanence! Potatoes are not a delicacy, they're inexpensive. An establishment that can afford to feed it's customers but just doesn't choose to simpy goes on my poo-poo list.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/29/2007
The food at Lure is good but terribly sparse, especially given the price. Kumamoto oysters were literally dime-sized, with more substance to the traditional condiments than the dish. Sushi was good and fresh. Crispy oysters were good, as was the Branzino, although also small. Soft shell crab special was good but battered similarly to fish & chips. Atmosphere is very nice, but loud with tables placed much too closely together. Service was attentive and professional but not particularly friendly. Lure seems to be trying to be a set on Entourage, complete with the cast of extras. Overall nice but overpriced - a couple shouldn't drop $150 on dinner and leave looking for a pizzeria.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2007
I went to Lure Fishbar last night for restaurant week and I was very unhappy with my pre fix meal. I started off with the raw bar sampler which came with 4 oysters and 2 cocktail shrimp. 4 oysters may sound like a good amount, but they were the tiniest oysters I have ever seen...absolutely pathetic! For my main course I had the grilled mahi mahi with a soy marinade and it was extremely dry and tasteless. It was so dry I had to ask for extra soy sauce to douse my fish down. The vegetable side which accompanied my dry and tasteless fish was also disappointing. Dessert, cinnamon ice cream with espresso and biscotti was the best part of the meal, but still nothing worth raving about. Overall my meal was bland and DRY and I will not return.