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Lure Fishbar: Seafood in Soho

Lure Fishbar is located within Soho, an area populated with shops and stores, and provides solid American seafood fare. When you go down the stairs and get seated, it looks like you are sitting inside a beautiful cruise ship with dark wood walls and golden lights. I went for a company dinner and was excited about eating some seafood.

Pictured above was their crab cakes which were bite sized but had fresh crab flavors. Yum.

We also ordered their Lobster Tempura Roll to share, served with tobiko, spicy mayo, and avocado. It was good, of course not authentic Japanese, but lobster in anything will make it 50x better.

For myself, I ordered the Lobster Ravioli served with tomatoes and greens.  I enjoyed the entire dish; the ravioli was perfectly filled with lobster meat, and the sauce was light enough to feel full yet heavy for that thicker buttery flavor.

I would go back to Lure, especially if I feel like having solid seafood dishes. Maybe I’ll make it there after a long day of shopping.

Lure Fishbar
142 Mercer St
(212) 431-7676

lunch/ nyc/ Seafood

Review: Pearl Oyster Bar

Yes, I know it’s been a while since I’ve last blogged…but I’ve come back with reviews! There have been many MANY great eats with my beloved pictures, so stay tuned to my food journies. =) I more frequently update my flickr account so definitely check that out too.

Pearl Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: Manhattan – West Village
18 Cornelia St
(between 4th St & Bleecker St)
New York, NY 10014

My friends, Prestine and Jon Lin, were feeling pretty baller/adventurous that day and ventured to the West Village for some seafood post-NYU class. Being the cheap college kids that we were, the idea of going to a nice restaurant for lunch was out-of-the-ordinary. Jon was eager to try out their lobster rolls and we were eager to join him…so off to Pearl Oyster Bar we went!

The bar itself is pretty small and there’s a connecting restaurant area. We were seated against the wall table. From what I remember, service was accommodating and they were pretty nice. The lunch crowd was comprised of no students, so you can only imagine how much we felt out of place, and looked like a lot more business-like folk. Back then, lobster rolls were around the upper-$20s and to satisfy his craving, Jon enthusiastically ordered a lobster roll.

As you can see, there are HUGE chunks of lobster so it seemed worth the price. I think he wharfed that down pretty quick.

Their version of the New England Clam Chowder was just right. Since I don’t like my chowder too thick, this chowder had the perfect consistency.

This was their Pan Fried Skate Sandwich. It was SO good. There was the right amount of condiments and the fish was perfectly flaky too.

A nice cross section shot of the Pan Fried Skate Sandwich. Yum yum.All in all, Pearl Oyster Bar is a great place to go for a classic take on fresh seafood, but it doesn’t come cheap. Make sure you bring your wallet!