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1 at 103rd St.; B, C at Cathedral Pkwy./110th St.; B, C at 103rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Good for Groups
- Live Music
- Private Dining/Party Space
- Online Ordering
- Online Reservation
- Full Bar
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96th St. to 116th St., Riverside Dr. to Central Park West
This venue is closed.
Lura’s neon sign peeks out through the Manhattan Valley grid of bodegas and convenience stores. The entrance is unassuming—if not cramped—but a walk downstairs reveals an expansive yet intimate setting, with exposed rock walls and distressed wood tables cast in a dim red glow. The menu, which consists of a Mediterranean-cum-American-nouveau selection of changing tapas items, is broken down into large and small plates. Some dishes are uninspiring, such as the bland, sausage-stuffed mushrooms, but there are a few items that match Lura’s outstanding atmosphere, like the octopus of the Ensalada De Pulpo, marinated to perfection over pepper salad; and the Lura Burger, a deliciously juicy patty served with carmelized onions, tzaziki, and feta cheese. Tapas plates, large or small, are solid when paired with wine, and you can choose from a number of affordable bottles on the list here. At meal’s end, baklava offers a sweet finish.
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