Lure Fishbar to Open at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Miami Beach is getting a new place for serious seafood when Lure Fishbar docks at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

The restaurant is set to open in the former Emeril's space in the fall of 2013.

This is the second Lure Fishbar to open. The New York City flagship garners consistent high marks for its creative seafood dishes in a yacht-like setting. Lure Fishbar NYC rated a spot on Forbes' 2010 list of All-Star Eateries alongside restaurants like Prune, Morimoto, Babbo, and David Burke Townhouse.

Though Miami's menu isn't finalized, expect to see an ocean's worth of

fresh seafood with most entrees mid-priced, as well as raw shellfish and

sushi. Confirmed carnivores might want to note that Lure's burger won

the People's Choice award at the New York Wine & Food festival's 2009 Burger Bash.

The restaurant is a partnership between Lure's Josh Pickard, John McDonald

and executive chef Josh Capon and hotelier Jonathan Tisch, chairman and

CEO of Loews Hotels. Chef Capon will act as executive chef of the Miami

Lure when it opens.

Lure partner John McDonald feels Miami Beach is the perfect spot to expand his brand. "We've been considering expanding Lure to Miami for many years and finally

found the ideal venue and partner in Loews and Jon Tisch." McDonald also noted that the Art Deco aspects of the St. Mortiz building which will house the restaurant, fits well with the restaurant's concept and design.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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