The Lure on Central: Sushi, Tapas, and More

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Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, The Lure is a perfect spot for next date night. Dishing out fresh sushi, a wide variety of small plates (tapas), tacos, flatbreads, and more, all cravings will be satisfied at this local joint.

In addition, you and your loved one can choose to wash these delicious bites down with locally brewed craft beer, homemade sangria, or one of the many crafty “tiki” cocktails offered. There is no doubt you will leave The Lure full, buzzed, and happy.

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In terms of the space itself, The Lure is a fun, colorful, and vibrant restaurant. It is always popping with people, but also has an intriguing laid-back vibe. With pool tables and walls opening to the outside, you and your significant other will be sure to appreciate the liveliness of this place. Staff members waltz around in bright colored PFGs and are are some of the friendliest people you will meet in all of St. Pete. With a strong love for the restaurant itself, their coworkers, and of course, the customers, The Lure staff will make you feel right at home.

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The Lure is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch throughout the week and handmade sushi is a speciality. Choose from fancy sushi rolls like the Pretty in Pink (salmon and cucumber rolled in soy paper topped with fresh salmon, lemon zest, and ponzu sauce) or the Hot Like Donkey (spicy tuna, cream cheese, crab stick and asparagus roll topped with tempura whitefish, avocado, smelt roe, scallions, and eel sauce). More traditional rolls are also available, as well as a wide selection of nigiri and sashimi sushi.

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However, if you are not a fan of sushi, The Lure is also known for its small plates, or tapas.

A few local tapas favorites include The Eddie (traditional tater tots tossed in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper), where you can also choose to add bacon and/or gorgonzola cheese. In addition, chicken wings, cheese boards, meatballs, duck breast, grilled fish, pork belly, and much more is also offered to couples.

Lastly, you and your loved one must try the flatbreads here – a favorite being The Fig and The Pig (aged prosciutto, fresh black Mission figs, fig jam, and white truffle four cheese blend).

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Looking at the brunch specifically, which is offered to couples from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, you and your loved one can choose to devour Eggs Benedict, Biscuits and Gravy, Malt Belgium Waffles, and more. In addition, get your buzz on with bottomless mimosas for only $12 or bottomless Bloody Mary’s for $16 per person.

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It is also important to note that The Lure is known to have daily “happy hour” specials. Make sure to ask your wait staff about what is going on for the upcoming week. Enjoy a bottle of wine, a wheat ale, or a margarita for half the price during your next visit.

All in all, The Lure is very reasonably priced and is an ideal spot for couples looking for a new restaurant to check out. Whether you are popping in for lunch, dinner, or brunch, you can trust that you will leave The Lure excited to return another time.

The Lure Address: 661 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

For more fun food date ideas in St. Pete, check out Eating Raw: Vegan Cafés in St. Pete or Visit St. Pete Breweries.

Featured Image Photo Credit: St. Petersburg Foodies


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