Lucky's
Lucky's

Lucky's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.luckys-steakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8055657540
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Leonard Schwartz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive Mill Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking at Dinner. Street parking at Brunch.
A word from Lucky's
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Lucky's reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (30)hot spot (28)romantic (27)vibrant bar scene (25)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best steak in town!
    Rbrand01
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    14 oz bone in filet with a classic Cesar salad with a escargot appetizer, can't be beat on the west coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointed
    luvgoodmealVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Because Lucky's was recommended to us by two speparate people we went expecting a great but expensive meal. The meal was expensive. The steak and duck were very good. But the "speacial" green beans almondine had clearly been in a steamer for far longer than appropriate and arrived limp and overcooked. The mashed potatoes were soupy and had little flavor. The pecan pie a la mode which the waitress recommended was nothing special. As we were dining on a Monday night it wasn't busy, but we were rushed through the meal. Overall, just a "good enough" experience. Certainly not worth the over $200 price tag.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, but......Service??
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Have been eating here since 3rd week of opening! Food is always consistently very good: peppered filet, chopped salad, and my wife claims best abalone in town. Service from Karen and Ringo is always top notch. Have had problems now for past year with server, Guy, who for some reason has decided that it's best not to welcome guests, say hello, or thanks for coming. We will stick with the servers who want to work here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Great Service
    Mindy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our dining experience here. We felt lucky to have found Lucky's! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I had the dover sole and my husband had the tuna special, which was exploding with vibrant and tasty flavors. I am a very picky eater and they really impressed me. They were even able to accomodate a special request to leave out onions from the tuna tar-tare. I highly recommend Lucky's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    Bdosb
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food and service is always top notch. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KCDallas
    KCDallas
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    always a great meal, Abalone is the best I've eaten
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucky to find Lucky's
    doubled
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    my wifes birthday, the food and service was outstanding a little pricey but I would do it again. In the heart of Montecito Village just south of Santa Barbara very ritsy town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was marginal on 9/27/14. We came for my husband's birthday and were a bit disappointed. In addition, his food came out completely over-cooked. We were not as pleased with the experience as we had hoped to be, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Yummy!
    Digitexic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    All the food was cooked to perfection. Dos Pueblos Ranch Abalone, Calamari, Filet Mignon, Braised Short Ribs, Lucky Fries, Fresh Made Cherry Pie, Turtle Sundae (no turtle :) ), Glass of wine, Gin Gin Mule (but served in a glass not in a bucket as stated. Yes served in a copper bucket does make it better - especially for $14), Stella on Draft ($7), Cappuccino (Nice and hot), table water tasted clean and filtered... The waitress was good but the help staff was exceptional. Total $250 but worth it when your trying to get Lucky with your wife ;)... Too full to get Lucky!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Go!
    EPCAVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you only have time for one restaurant in Montecito, you must eat at Lucky's and enjoy the great bar scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Flavor
    Katnip
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lucky's Restaurant is always consistent, fun and flavorful, so when out of town visitors were here last weekend that is where we headed for breakfast. We all enjoyed our food (my one guest said she hadn't had real corned beef hash or even seen it on a menu for years, and she thoroughly enjoyed it !), the service was excellent and we even saw celebrities at near by tables that made it that much more entertaining for my friends. Another great meal at Lucky's was enjoyed by all !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Nice Meal
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Ate in bar and server Steve did a very good job! Chopped salad, roast chicken, green been special and grand marnier soufflé were all excellent. Nice selection of wines by the glass and Karen knows how to make a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great restaurant! Service was impecable! Somewhat pricey, but the food was excellent!! Great for any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find!
    foodandwinegal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not knowing any restaurants in the Santa Barbara area, I chose this one for a dinner out with friends when we were in the area. I researched restaurants and read some reviews and just felt like this was the one we should go to. I was right, we all enjoyed the atmosphere, service and the food was fantastic. Looking forward to another trip to the area to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JMG
    Panchito
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent service coupled with outstanding dishes. I will defanately visit again and will be sure to recommend to family and friends. Montecito's little gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every time
    JohnB
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Every time we come to Santa Barbara we eat at Luckys. It's always consistent and the a abalone is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Everything!!!
    Randy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lucky's is an incredible journey all around! Incredible food, amazing ambiance, wonderful "date" night or dinner with friends atmosphere. I would highly recommend Lucky's for any occasion. The next time I visit the Santa Barbara area, I will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Lucky's for his birthday and it was wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was great. At the end of our meal they brought us a birthday dessert without me asking, I didn't even realize they knew we were celebrating a special occasion. Everything was very thoughtful and enjoyable. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dinning experience
    KathyG
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a lovely time as always. I had the Romanian steak which was perfect. My husband had the buffalo rib eye which had tendons running through it and made it a bit tough. The waitress explained that buffalo is just that way so while tasty not something that he would order again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money!
    RonalesVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We made a reservation at Lucky's based on a recommendation. We were disappointed. The steaks were mediocre at best. (Chewy+tasteless). The waitress brought me a salad with croutons filled with garlic after I slowly and carefully explained that I am highly allergic to garlic. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buzzy evening meal
    NeilR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our party of four dined at Lucky's on Saturday night. Overall, the evening was great fun and an enjoyable experience. The food was excellent all round - the fillet steaks deserving a particular mention - succulent, beautifully cooked and delicious. The only negative was that while we arrived on time for our booking, we were told that the table was not quite ready - an earlier party was still at the table. We waited a total of about 20 mins - too long in my opinion - and illustrative of perhaps a little too tight scheduling of tables ?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service disappointed
    Runaway99VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been here several times and it remains a favorite. But it took us over 3 hours to get through dinner this time - clearly unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montecito
    KAS1VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Terrific Montecito steakhouse. The place to be in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and dining rooming
    Casey
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent service and food wonderful. Noticed hostess staff handling table sitting changes with "old regulars" with great courtesy. Definitely a place to dine in Montecito. Tables are very close together.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experince
    JMWS
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Lucky's is an amazing place to eat. The decor is reminiscent of Old Hollywood, black and white photos covering the walls and classic steakhouse table settings. The service is top notch and the staff is very friendly and attentive. The food was incredible, delicious and beautifully presented. If you're "lucky", you may even spot a celebrity or two..... we did!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner.
    GeoCooks
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We brought friends to Lucky's for their 43 wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. We went on Sunday, their special was the prime rib and it was as good or better than Lawry's without the craziness of Lawry's. Seating was immediate, we were greeted immediately by one of the wait staff and we had water in minutes. They were attentive without being overbearing. The food came out hot and everything was delicious. We've been to Lucky's before for both weekend breakfast and lunch and it was as good as our dinner was. You pay for the quality of their food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvmontecito
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our favorite restaurant when we visit Montecito. It is a must for one or two times per trip. We love it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I enjoy having a drink and a bite at Lucky's bar, which caters to a well-heeled crowd over a certain age. It's fun to see oldsters doing the bar scene. Restaurant is old school, very overpriced, but still great for a splurge of a filet mignonette and a wedge salad. Wine list is good, cosmos are perfect!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Old School vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent food and great menu. Cool old school vibe and decor. Short rib was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A ta santé, a mon santé
    Taichiguy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I revisited Lucky's to celebrate a what-a-relief health report. For once we skipped the ample and wonderful Lucky's Salad (bacon, avocado, shrimp, etc.), only because abalone was on the menu. The appetizer portion seemed to be basted with egg, and was delicious. Then we went hard-core, with a scrumptious filet and a filet sandwich. The creamed corn side was, as usual, yummy. Had some good pinot; my wife said her martini was "perfect." Our server was charming – we just got caught behind a large party. Lucky's remains a great place to celebrate good tidings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Serving Job From Ringo
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ate in bar this evening again, and Ringo did his usual great serving job. We've been going to Lucky's since the 2nd week they opened, and I continue to be amazed that the food is consistent from month to month, year to year. Best filet steaks in town. My wife says the turtle sunday is also the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great at Luckys
    foodfanatic
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I try to eat at Luckys at least twice when I'm in SB. This trip will go three times. Love the food and at atmosphere is terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Love this Restaurant
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food here is great and the service is very good (friendly, hospitable). Love it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Every Time
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Just when you think there's always the same ol thing, Lucky's changes your mind. Lucky's is excellent every time. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky we found Lucky's!
    Nicko
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The place was great. The service was great, wonderful food, one of the best steaks I have ever had, 10 oz. Filet Mignon"Wow! There were several celebrity sightings at the restaurant. Rob Lowe dinning with Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi. Allen Thick was also there. The place was full for a Wednesday night, so the noise level was high but not so much you could not talk to the people at your table. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks!
    Foodie123
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We loved the petite filet mignon and hashed browned potatoes with gruyere cheese. Vibe is great, service terrific and it's a great place to people watch!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Twohoustonguys
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The Romanian steak was one of the best I have ever eaten in 60 years. Hands down!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 379 reviews are from the Lucky's reviews archive.
  • Pretty good but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Wine list was extensive but quite a bit marked up. For the scale of this restaurant, I would really expect a more knowledgeable staff as well. The steak was very good as were the side dishes. Onion rings were great as previous commentators have stated. Gruyere potatoes were a bit salty and creamed spinach did not seem as fresh as others we've had. Martinis were indeed very tasty and are recommended. Again, for the price and expected scale of this restaurant, I would have assumed a more knowledgeable staff. Staff did however pay attention to special requests we had on the OpenTable site so this was very much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great!!
    Marsha
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance! Also a really good neighborhood watering hole. Noise level a bit too high, but so what with all the other pluses?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    SoCalGalVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wanted a quick stop for lunch while heading north. Thought this would make for easy off/on 101. Enjoyed a delicious meal while sitting outdoors and people-watching in beautiful Montecito. What could be better? We were very pleasantly surprised by our last-minute decision and have already decised we will make it a regualr stop on our travels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate