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Lucky's
Lucky's

Lucky's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.luckys-steakhouse.com
  • Phone: (805) 565-7540
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The Romanian steak was one of the best I have ever eaten in 60 years. Hands down!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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?"
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Not only the Best steakhouse in SB, but the best all around restaurant in SB"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You can always count on Luckys for a perfect meal. Superb! Don't miss out on the meatloaf either...it is the best!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Qualities that should never be paired. I don't mind paying for a nice experience, but this definitely was not. I ordered the lobster and found out they were out of lobster. The server recommended the Abalone in it's place. After nearly an hour passed placing the order our meals came and I was surprised to see a breaded and oily selection of abalone. Disappointed and without eating a main course, I paid the remainder of our bill and went home full on bread."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always, without a doubt, you will be lucky at Lucky's. Why? The food is perfect every time and with everything you order. I've been dining there on a regular basis since it opened (too many years!) and it's always the same excellence. And let's talk about the meatloaf on Thursday night - gee wis it's so darn good. Thanks Leonard for making!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food was overpriced and just OK. Steak was cut thin and had a strange spice or sauce on it, made it taste almost greasy. For Steak prices between $50 and $75 I have had much better. The only dish that was above average was the thin cut onion rings."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service was horrible. I was dining with my teenage son, who is a foodie. They almost ignores us. Took 15 minutes just to get a drink and then she dumped my Sauvignon Blanc into my RED wine glass so hard it splashed. Food was just ok."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "There is an atmosphere and energy that sets Lucky's apart from the traditional steakhouses around the US. The food quality is exceptional and dishes are prepared with exacting precision yet without pretense. Atmosphere is decidedly upbeat and while the decibel level far exceeds what would normally be comfortable, Lucky's makes it work - through excellent service that is prompt yet never obsequious and an energy level that makes being there simply put 'fun'. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Ok, I know your thinking "who cares about meat loaf?" But here's the truth....it's the best. Made by Leonard's own recipe that is bar none the supreme combination of taste. Along side the killer mash potatos. Get there and have this primo dining experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "upon entering Luckys you are greeting warmly. The tables are far enough away from each other that you can carry on a conversation. The food is presented well and the servers very friendly and professional. My husband said his white fish was the best he every had."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "If you can splurge do treat yourself to one of the best restaurant experiences we had in the entire Montecito/Santa Barbara area. The wine list is stellar with ample choices ranging from the reasonable to the rare. The sommelier, Eric, was first class in his knowledge and enthusiasm, particularly for the many notable local wines. The food was so delicious. Steaks are out of the ballpark and so is the fish. We left very happy. It will be top on our list next time we return. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Never doubt Lucky's. It's perfect every time, every bite, every sip. Lucky's is perfection. And don't miss the meatloaf on Thursday - a favorite beyond what you can imagine. Thanks Leonard!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "First, it's expensive. Second, it's a la carte. Perfect steaks, a mountain of the thinnest crunchiest onion rings on earth, stiff drinks. We had petit filets Mignons with bernaise AND peppercorn cream sauces on the side. Arugula salads. Grilled artichokes. Just the ticket for two old friends. We sat on the patio by a roaring fire. Behind us walls lined with stylish photos of all the old movie stars: Crosby, Sinatra, Gable, Grant, and more. I love this place."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had another very good meal here and the staff was friendly and accommodating as always. Next time I will ask for no oil, just steam, for the side beans and other veggies as they tend to saturate now...otherwise great all around. I do wish they would improve the wines by the glass list though!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is a great local place. Our wine guide, Mike, told us about it. Loved it and would go back again."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed Lucky's again this time with friends. They loved it as did we."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "First let me start by saying that the service and the food were both excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful, and made our experience quite enjoyable. Now let's talk about the food...well...the burger to be more precise. This is quite possibly one of the best burgers I have ever had. While it was a little messy, it was SO worth it. Our server also recommended we try the fries and I am so glad he did. They were perfectly crispy on the outside and still soft on the inside, and seasoned exactly as I like. We will definitely be back again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "If you enjoy photos of film history, great Manhattans, and high quality beef with perfect sauces( Bernaise, Peppercorn) and a great location.. Montecito this is the place. Very expensive, but we keep coming back. Only negative the salad was a bit overdressed, less dressing would be better."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There was lots of positive energy from the moment we arrived at Lucky's. The restaurant was hopping. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The wait staff was great. The menu selections were many. The food was delicious and quite ample."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went for a special night with friends, perfect setting, the service was exceptional. Menu was full of delicious options. Didn't feel rushed, we lingered and enjoyed appetizer through dessert. Felt that for the price the food could have been a bit better, we shared a steak which was a bit overdone and not top quality."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We do not visit Montecitto without enjoying a dinner or two at Luckys. Wonderful food and great service. If abalone is available, order it. You won't be sorry. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "As always, we celebrated another birthday at Lucky's and had a marvelous meal and evening. Lucky's always is friendly, provides top-knotch service, and excellent food. We will be back! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Always the best of everything. Luckys never missed a beat. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The restaurant was nice, but way overpriced for the food. The food was good, but not special nor unique in flavors and preparation. For that price, the food should stand out. I would recommend it if the prices were not so extraordinary….or I would recommend it if the food was extraordinary. But neither was the case. I will not be back there any time soon."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "went for brunch on easter. food was good. always a great place to eat. dinners in the bar is the best place to be"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our server, Caroline, did a great job! As always the steaks and apps were very good."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My family and I enjoyed another fabulous meal at Lucky's!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Best steak ever! Cooked to perfection! Service was attentive and made for a fun night."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our waiter was great - friendly and helpful. Very attentive but not overly so. The food was just okay, in my opinion. I had a chopped salad and mac and cheese (both appetizers). Neither was particularly good or memorable. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Lucky's is a great local spot with top notch prime cuts of beef. It is small and can be loud at times, but the food is the star and the service is on par with other restaurants in this genere."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "If you are two busy to get the food out hot and in timely manner....fix it....Friday at Lucky's was not what we expected... We haven't eaten here in a while since we just moved back to SB.... the prices are still high but the food did not live up to expectations. Our mussels came out as if they had been setting there to long as they were only warm at best....wife's steak was over done but we did not want to wait for them to cook another one since we had waited so long for our dinner. My Steak juices had been left on plate and make fries soggy....Very disappointing as we live 2 blocks away and would like to come more often."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I've been going to Lucky's for years now and it has not changed one bit in all this time. Lucky's is excellent on every level. It's always a pleasure to dine there. They make the best martini in town. And let me tell you about the meatloaf (only on Tuesday night) - it is a wonder made by Leonard's own recipe from years ago at 72 Market Street restaurant (my favorite haunt 30 years ago!). That darn meatloaf will knock you socks off."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This is the best place around Santa Barbara. We come out here every year and make this our last night out. Absolutely the best steak ever!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious and plentiful, the sauces were outstanding and the coctails were tasty. Only, small, downside was our table location. While it was next to a welcome, roaring fire, it was also at the entrance to the kitchen which meant there was a lot of server traffic. Service was awesome! We had a great time and a great meal!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "steak, very over salted. At $57.00 for a steak I was dissapointed, over cooked and over salted and really not that great a piece of meat. The abalone last time were really great, this time too much was added to them, very oily,salty. The wine was very good and the onion rings very good. The salads were very good. nice place to look at. I will go back in a year and see if it is better."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times and went for our anniversary. Got a requested quiet table.. Shared a Lucky's Salad, which was delicious, with shrimp better than some we had at another restaurant the night before. As for the main dish, I have had many steaks at Lucky's, as has my wife, but these filets may have been the best ever – tender, rich in flavor. Their creamed corn always is a treat. My wife loved her martini and my Chardonay was fine. Mentioned our special event online and the restaurant provided a complimentary sundae, capping a night of fine service. Lucky's isn't cheap – when we took our younger son, who lives in India, he emailed a picture of the menu prices to his friends – but this is a fine dining place that's worth the price."
    Dined on 3/19/2014