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“Delicious local fish in a sparkling new place”
Review of Lure Fish House

Lure Fish House
Ranked #1 of 436 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Hours: Happy Hour Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm and Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We have a Private Dining Room and offer Patio seating overlooking beautiful downtown Ventura! Lure Fish House was created with the goal of providing you with a Top Tier Seafood Experience featuring fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources. Our restaurant strives to provide locally caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. We also feature a full bar with specialty cocktails, and an oyster bar serving a variety of fresh items that can vary daily. Lure specializes in Mesquite charbroiled seafood while also providing uniquely prepared selections by our chef. We print our menus daily to reflect availability and guarantee freshness. Our primary goal is to provide you, our guest, a fun and exciting seafood experience. So just remember, "if you are looking for a healthy and delicious dish...Eat more fish!"
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Seated in a private room with a group of 8, we enjoyed several bottles of wine, oysters, ceviche and a variety of fish dinners. The local halibut was the best of the bunch, but others enjoyed tuna, sand dabs and char. This is the second Lure Fish House to open and we have been eagerly awaiting this new and beautifully decorated downtown location. A little on the pricey side, but for excellent fresh fish and atmosphere, it's worth it for a splurge.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Tried to get in last week for happy hour...a friday but was told a 20 minute wait. We opted for next door, Cafe Fiore. Tried again today for our anniversary. Immediate seating at the oyster bar. Excellent service. Mike behind the oyster bar took care of us. Great spirit and personality. Made us really enjoy being served by him. All the other personnel was just as attentive. Mike suggested a Captains Feast which included shrimp, scallops, a fish choice, a nice lobster tail, and the "killer" BBq'd oysters. We had a 1/2 doz raw oysters with the $3 happy hour wine...best we've had. Desert was comp'd by Mike for our anniversary. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The physical beauty of the place is outstanding and the big city vibe and bar scene reminds you of Chicago or New York. It will change the restaurant scene in Ventura dramatically. The food, however, doesn't do it justice. Maybe the place is still too new to really have the food dialed in.
Calamari that is cooked well but lacks any depth of favor. Sauces were good but nothing special.
Crab cakes were soft, almost mushy, not a very good recipe. The chef should take a look at McLane’s North American Fish Cookery, Page 205.
The simple slaw that the crab cakes were served on however, was superb. Light cabbage, fresh corn, sweet peppers and dressed simply and delicious, it might have been the best thing we had.
The chowder was ok but the clam flavor seemed vague as if the clam base used was not of the best quality or they don't use enough in the recipe.
The Fish Taco needs some work. The tortilla was warm but raw and the fish and filling were just average. Many places in town serve better.
The fresh oysters, Blue Points, were as fresh any I have tasted, even in Long Island.
The warm bread was of the very best quality and baked fresh in the kitchen.

The stars of the evening were the staff. Customer focused, well trained and attentive.
I will definitely give this place another try. Congratulations on opening such a beautiful restaurant in Ventura.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Went here during my visit to Ventura for the first time. Had no idea it just opened when I went in. There is a fun and cute bar area along with a more secluded dining area if you want to stay away from it. Its great for drinks with friends or a good seafood meal. The fresh fish was delicious and perfectly cooked. My friends and I shared the crab cakes which we loved! Their drink menu has fun cocktails and yummy fresh squeezed juices. The service was great! Which was a nice change compared to most restaurants in LA. Pleasantly surprised by Ventura's new restaurant!

They had a cute patio I want to sit at next time!

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1  Thank Annie E
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We went to Lure for the first time and had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, I can't wait to go back again!

1  Thank janelleharris
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