Lure FishBar Miami – Fresh and Intoxicating Seafood
Photos Courtesy of Lure FishBar
People are always asking me where to get amazing seafood in Miami and truthfully besides NAOE, which according to chef guru Ferran Adrià is the best sushi outside of Tokyo I had no recommendations. Now I can tell you that Lure FishBar Miami has ridiculously worthy sea creatures.
Lure Fishbar brings its seafood-driven concept from New York’s downtown SoHo neighborhood to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. New York City restaurateurs John McDonald and Joshua Pickard, along with Lure Fishbar Chef/Partner Josh Capon, opened a South Beach outpost of their popular SoHo restaurant in December 2013. Together, McDonald and Pickard have a strong roster of successful New York restaurants including Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub and El Toro Blanco, plus The Dutch, Locande Verde and Lafayette.
The venue is sleek, modern and pristine. In contrast to its underground SoHo sister, the Miami Beach Lure rises above sea level with spectacular ocean views and indoor/outdoor maritime décor. Lure’s alluring design features rich teak wood paneling, step moldings, and brass and chrome details, influenced by the celebrated Queen Mary, which embodied the opulence of formal dining and entertainment during the 1920s and ‘30s.We sat near the gorgeous bar and were waited on quite adeptly by the entire waitstaff.
I am super selective when it comes to fish. No farm fish unless it is an old European one and if it is not insanely fresh I rather not eat it. Lure had some of the most crisp and refreshing fish I have tasted in Miami. The menu includes an array of raw bar, crudo and sushi bar offerings.
Definitely start with the crudo and prepare to go ham on it. The KANPACHI CRUDO with Micro Basil, Tomato, Crispy Onions, Yuzu Kosho was my absolute fave. It was silky, potent and so refreshing. The crispy onions added a heightened texture and the flavors melded together in Umami fashion.
I loved the YELLOWTAIL CARPACCIO Serrano Chili, Yuzu and Soy as well. So crisp with a beautiful balance of spice and lubrication. My brother was a big fan of the WHITE FISH CEVICHE Basil, Cilantro, Red Chili, Citrus & Ponzu Sauce.
With an assortment of lovely sushi options it might be a good idea to get a platter like a baller.
The desserts are wonderful so make sure to save room. I enjoyed the PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR with Passion Fruit Three-Ways. A divine combo of chocolate and peanut butter always makes me do a happy dance at the table.
I am not a key lime fan, but actually got down with the KEY LIME PIE Classic Graham Cracker Crust and Fresh Whipped Cream White Chocolate. The crust was on point and the pie was way tamer than the usual potent barrage of key lime flavor. My brother who loves key lime gave his seal of approval too.
Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 p.m. Valet parking is available.