Doc Nut and are having monthly dinners now. We wanted to make sure that we get to see each other at least once a month. And we take turns picking a place to eat. This time it was her turn to pick. She picked Lure Fishbar located in Soho.
We arrived on time for our reservation but they kept us waiting. The restaurant seemed busy but there were some open tables. They just needed to be cleaned. However, we waited and waited well past our reservation. It was probably a 1/2 hour past when we finally sat down. I was pretty annoyed. We kept going up to the hostess and she assured us that it would be any minute. No apology nor an offer to pay for drinks. Ugh.
However, I was happy to finally sit down and eat. Doc Nut started with the Calamari appetizer ($14) which came with the a smoked chili glaze. The serving was quite large but she ate it all. I guess she liked it.
I had the Fried Blue Point Oysters ($18). The half dozen bivalves were served back in their shell with some tartar sauce on top. These were just okay. I didn't think they were super fresh. Also, they added a lot of other ingredients as garnishes which just got in the way. I like my seafood prepared simply. Everything else is just unnecessary.
142 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012-3806