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Lure Fishbar

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142 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012 40.724691 -73.99847
at Prince St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-431-7676 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Photo by Carmen Lopez and A.J. Wilhelm

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Official Website

lurefishbar.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm; Sun, 11:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R at Prince St.

Prices

$16-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Battery Pl. to 96th St., FDR Dr. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

When the owners of downtown's cutest retro clubhouse, Canteen, decided it might be fun to play with grown-ups, they gambled big, opened Lever House and discovered that when it comes to success, there's no time like the present. Next? How they gonna tweak it down in Soho, after they'd been uptown? By replacing Canteen's basement playpen with Lure Fishbar's yacht-docked-in-Saint-Tropez interior. So spacious and kitsch-free is its glamorous high-gloss-wood-and-white-leather fantasy that it quells any lingering queasiness one may have about its sub-sidewalk location. (What may shake your equilibrium is that all the hard, reflective surfaces richochet sound enough to shiver your timbres.) Lure's most grown-up maneuver, though, is its least obvious. Josh Capon, Canteen's former chef, remains at Lure's helm, yet not only does his brisk and flavorful seafood preparations betray no trace of his earlier commission, it reveals a much more adventurous spirit than one would have guessed was hiding behind all that melted cheddar.

Recommended Dishes

Fried calamari, $14

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