Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lure Fishbar

Not too long after I went to Lure Fishbar with Doc Nut, I went again with Ms. Lollipop's birthday.

We were seated in a semi-private area which is away from the main room filled with noise, laughter, and excitement. But it was nice to be able to carry on a conversation with having to scream across the table. As we waited and looked over the menu, we snacked on some homemade potato chips. They were really crispy and had a slight fish taste to them. I assume it was the same oil used to fry their fish and other oceanic creatures.

For our appetizers, we had the lobster croutons ($16) which was very nice. The shredded lobster meat topped garlic sourdough croutons. It tasted fresh and lightly sweet.
This was the soft shell crab ($15) with avocado and cucumber sauce. The crab was beer battered and lightly fried. Slightly greasy, the crab was sitting in a pool of cool summer avocado and cucumber which paired really nicely with the light meat.
The summer minestrone soup ($10) came with gulf shrimp, roasted vegetables, and tubetti pasta. It was light yet filling.
The New England clam chowder ($12) was made with little neck clams and smoked bacon. Creamy, filling, thick, and delicious.
I started with a half dozen of blue point oysters ($3 each). They were fresh, briny, and delicious. Each oyster was meaty and a good size. All it needed was a fresh squeeze of lemon for freshness which brought out that natural oysters goodness.
For our entrees, we had a variety of items. I didn't try them so I'll just tell you guys what they were. This is the baked halibut ($28) which came with artichokes, red onions, and mushroom vinaigrette.
A couple of people had the lobster roll ($29) that came on a brioche bun with slaw and salt & vinegar chips. The lobster looked really chopped up and mixed with mayo. I heard good things about it.
This is the seared yellowfin tuna ($27) with soba noodles, peanut sauce, lotus root, and mushrooms. The tuna was asked to be cooked rare. I think it could have been a little more rare towards the edges. But the middle was very nicely pink.
Another half dozen of oysters were ordered (~$3.25 each). This time it was for an entree.
Somehow I forgot to take a picture of my entree which was the roasted scallops and buccatini pasta ($26) with tomato confit, chorizo sausage, and chives. Unfortunately, it was very salty. It took away from the delicate sweetness of the scallops which were cooked really well. Nicely seared on the outside, tender and rare on the inside. The pasta was also cooked well being al dente and sopped up the sauce nicely. The chorizo was mainly for flavor for the sauce which was very nice.

We had one side that night: the onion rings ($7) which were at the birthday girl's request. They were lightly battered but underwhelming. The crust to onion ratio was off. The taste was just okay.
As a present to the table, the management gave us a plate of chocolate truffles.
This was chocolate inside of chocolate covered with more chocolate. It was very nice.
This is the double chocolate peanut butter pie ($9) which was thick, rich, and creamy. It came with peanut brittle ice cream and chocolate covered pretzels.
To share, I ordered a plate of the ice cream sandwiches ($10). There was chocolate, chocolate chip, strawberry, and mint. They were all pretty good but the mint tasted a little artificial to me. Otherwise, it was very nice.
Again, Lure was just okay. I wasn't too wowed with the food and the service was a little slow that night. We had to ask several other people other than our waitress for certain things. Also, they gave one of the entrees to our friend before any of the other entrees came out. Yeah, not cool. Otherwise, it's an okay place. The vibe is definitely happening and crowded. It may be nice to just go and have a small bite to eat like a plate of oysters and a drink.

Lure Fishbar
142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012-3806
(212) 431-7676

1 comment:

  1. I have only been here for drinks and oysters.

    Glad I'm not missing out much on the food. Maybe the desserts. :P


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