Last Thursday brought us a fun dining excursion...all-you-can-eat crab legs at Lure Bistro in Willoughby.
With the main event, french fries and coleslaw are served. But those were easily ignored for the most part. Bring on more crab! They were flavorful, easy to crack, and had large pieces of meat in them. Very much worth the work, and the coating of crab smell on our skin at the end of the night.
I do want to head back to Lure for sushi some night. The menu is lengthy, and so many of them were unusual and tempting. I have heard that the quality of the sushi isn't as good as it was a few years ago. The chef left to open his own place. But I still want to try it for myself. Several of the starters also sounded great, like Tuna Nachos, Shrimp Ceviche Tacos, and Seared Ahi Tuna. Our server did tell us that the nachos are his favorite thing on the menu.
We were seated on the spacious patio/outdoor bar area, and it was very casual and almost tropical feeling. Inside, it was a little more formal and had a gorgeous fish tank behind the bar. I do have to note that our server was fantastic, and kept the crab legs coming for us. But I did overhear a manager instructing another server to "get them their check and get 'em out of here", and we were told that we only had our table for a limited window because of other reservations for crab night. They are certainly in the business of getting you in and out on Thursdays. Which I can see why, because they were packed by the time we left at 7:00. You should definitely call for a reservation. Free valet service is provided out front, which was appreciated because street parking can be difficult in downtown Willoughby.
So, there you have it folks. A fun night out cracking some crab. I suggest getting out there yourselves!
Lure Bistro and Sushi Bar
38040 Third Street
Willoughby, OH 44094