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$20 for $40 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine
The menu includes small plates such as fried blue-cheese olives with horseradish tahini ($7) and stuffed clams ($10) as well as large plates such as mussels in a green-harissa broth ($14) and lamb shank braised in barolo wine ($25).
Although its eclectic selection of seasonal dishes features countless ingredients, Lura's design hinges on only two things: wood and rocks. Exposed-brick and stone walls accented by latticework surround wooden tables and thick timber columns while the heat from a gas fireplace wafts through the space. Patrons gather in this rustic setting to share Mediterranean-style tapas and indulge in hearty entrees.
Key Ingredients and Where to Find Them
- Harissa: Orders of mussels can arrive in a spicy broth tinged with this hot-chili paste.
- Parmigiano Reggiano: Creamy risotto becomes even more decadent with the addition of one of Italy's most iconic cheeses.
- Truffle: The chicken schnitzel's mashed potatoes benefit from the earthy, savory flavor of truffles.
- Tzatziki sauce: No rack of lamb leaves the kitchen without its side of refreshing, yogurt-based sauce.
- Carbon atoms: Almost every menu item has carbon in it somewhere.
Feasts for the Eyes and Ears
Within the cozy confines of its dining room, Lura provides patrons with plenty of opportunities to treat more than just their taste buds. In addition to displaying works by visual artists, the eatery also hosts live shows throughout the week. DJs and jazz bands entertain crowds on select evenings, and burlesque dancers perform every Tuesday and Saturday night.
Wow, just moved into the neighborhood, love the atmosphere, great food, great people and awesome drinks!Diana B., Yelp, 6/11/12
Love this new restaurant and bar. It's cozy with a cool, chill ambiance.Lauren M., Yelp, 7/27/12
77% of 164 customers recommend
“It was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Great food flaborful. Happy Pleasent Service. Not a Huge cocktail or beer selection but good enough. Nice cozy place for good friends to have a good bite. Would...”
“Great food flaborful. Happy Pleasent Service. Not a Huge cocktail or beer selection but good enough. Nice cozy place for good friends to have a good bite. Would recommend to the place a good Greek wine or two on the menu - and more appropriate music that matched the ambiance and flavor of food. Overall good time. Will go back”
“Be there on a pleasant day so you can sit outside”
Upper West Side
949 Columbus Ave.
New York, New York 10025