By Lindsay

Oh gosh, this post is WAY overdue.  Apologies for my serious MIA-ness this month.  I’m officially back!  Okay, so about three weeks ago, Kevin and I joined the Caseys to try out Fifth Group’s newest hotspot: Lure.

Located on Crescent Ave. in the old Vickery’s space, Lure is an urban fisherman’s dream!  The rustic/ contemporary wooden decor makes you feel like you are in the belly of a ship.  Here’s a peek inside:

On the Friday night we visited Lure, the crowd was young and lively – and the bar was the place to be.  Lure has an excellent bar set off to the side by the front door overlooking the restaurant.  They also have a creative drink menu featuring a lengthy selection of wines by the glass, bottle, or on tap, as well as some fun cocktails and beers.  Their adult beverage highlight is shochu.  Lure sez that somewhere between a martini and a glass of white wine is the beverage taste experience and domain of shochu.  Like a wine or spirit, full of grace and nuance, each has its own character and unique flavors.  Lure offers eight shochu options.

These were some of our lovely cocktails for the evening.

Eventually, we made our way to our table and immediately started ordering.  We began with Fried Rhode Island Calamari & Ipswich Clams served with pickled shallots, parsley, tartar, and lemon.  Delish.

Although this photo was terribly unsuccessful, this appetizer was a serious hit at our table.  Grilled Octopus & Pork Lettuce Wraps mixed with herbs and spicy Vietnamese sauce is NOT to be missed at Lure!  It was out of this world good!

Then, it was time to get serious.

For my entree, I ordered the Pan-Fried Sole Fillets with bread crumbs, capers, brown butter, and sauteed spinach.  I ate every last bite.  This is a solid dish.

Sam selected the Grilled Whole Georgia Rainbow Trout served head-and-all with pickled ramp butter and new potatoes.  It arrived with instructions as to how to debone.  It was serious business, y’all.  Must be a true fish lover for this entree!

Or maybe not so serious…


Jessica was the envy of the table when her Fish & Chips order came out.  We pretty much stole all of her french fries.  (Sorry, Jess!)  Lure’s F&Cs are Acadian redfish in lacy sourdough batter with fries and malt vinegar.  Soooooo goooooood.

I’m still kinda confused about what Kevin ordered.  In fact, I was too busy watching Sam debone his fish and plotting how to steal more of Jess’s fries without her noticing, that he could tell me he had anything on the menu and I would believe it.  I did get a picture of this in front of him, though:

Fried Oyster Slider with remoulade and watercress on a soft bun.  The flag sticking out of it made us all smile.

Our server successfully talked us into dessert to cap off our evening.  Creamy soft serve ice creams with some tasty toppings hit the spot.

We were all big fans of Lure, and all of us agreed to visit again.  Fifth Group Restaurants continue to be reliably delicious. While I have to admit that we didn’t have the best server I’ve ever had, I think that new-restaurant-service-issues are pretty typical and can be easily fixed as the restaurant matures and the staff gets more familiar with the space, menu, and clientele.  Other than that minor blip, I really enjoyed our experience.  You could say that I’m hooked on Lure!  :)

(Get it?  Get it?!!) 

xx, L

xx, L

1106 Crescent Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA  3009

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