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Lucky

4.8
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899 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Lucky specializes in Modern American food with influences from all over the world with commitment to using local sustainable products, paired with innovative cocktails, eclectic wine selections, and a massive spirits list.

Due to Covid-19, we have 7 tables for dine in service reservation only. During this time, we are serving a three course tasting menu with optional wine pairing and a rotating cocktail menu.

We have taken many steps to insure the safety of our guests and employees during this pandemic. Our policies are made available when making a reservation. MASKS ARE REQUIRED when not sitting at the table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 899 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJanisA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best we have ever had there, although pricey. They are very serious about cleanliness and distancing, which made us feel comfortable being there.

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AnillaD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The beets with goat cheese was delicious, crab cake outstanding and the steak was perfect. Great cocktail and wine list. Will definitely return.

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vipTravelingdiner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening...amazing food and stellar service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always!

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cheryltrav
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. All of the food was excellent. the crab cake left a bit to be desired but everything else was terrific. I loved sitting outside on the make shift terrace. The cube was perfect as usual but I missed the smokey aroma from indoors. I will be back and definitely recommend to others. I think Lucky has done an amazingly perfect job with our new normal.

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vipFcmartin3rd
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky has received 5 star reviews from me in the past, and it's no secret that this is one of Roanoke's best dining experiences. What is remarkable is the way they have reacted to the Covid 19 pandemic - with outdoor seating, and new and wonderful prix fixe menu, and the same ultra-high quality of service its diners have come to expect. These guys deliver every.single.time. 5 STARS - unhesitatingly.

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vipJasonB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great people. Highly recommend

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WrenW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Exceptional attention to safety.

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vipdiningchef60
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s hard to enjoy eating outside when the weather isn’t cooperating but Lucky’s does their best with the tent situation. Food and drink is superb!

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GlennG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Lucky never disappoints. They're doing an excellent job handling outdoor dining due to C-19. Food and service were great just like it always is.

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JJones
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating out in 5 months and Lucky delivered a fabulous evening. All the courses and drinks were delicious. I hope we can come back soon.

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vipShelma
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in their new outdoor area and had a fabulous meal with excellent service. It gave ua confidence that Lucky will be around for a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect. Lucky is the best!

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SamC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always and the service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

COVID street dining so the ambiance was lacking but food was delish!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to have a fine dining experience in the midst of the pandemic - they were so thoughtful, taking particular care with my wife's dietary restrictions. Perfect evening.

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catw
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun, energetic, contemporary yet classic, and super delicious

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SamC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Portions were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular oysters and really cool vibe!

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vipsparklymegz
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite.

I love the service, the cocktails, and the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant actually makes me happy! Always a perfect meal, perfect service, and the best bar in Roanoke.

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CHEROKEEP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pauline was absolutely amazing! She made the whole experience. We'll be sure to ask for her every time. My husband and I plan on coming once a month so he can do the bourbon tasting.

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TroyK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussel sprout appetizer was excellent - golden raisins were a perfect ingredient. Diver scallops were fantastic - each one was big and sweet. Service was spot on - very attentive without hovering. Cocktails were unique and tasty - bartenders were flexible to deviations. Place has a good vibe. Will definitely be back.

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PennyS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and drinks were fantastic. Everything was prepared to perfection. My only negative would be the noise level, but it was the best meal I have had in a long time.

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AlyciaF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There aren’t enough words to describe how wonderful this place is! EVERYTHING from beginning to end went perfectly. The drinks, appetizers, entrees all 10s across the board!! Lucky’s is our new go to for special occasions & celebrations. Reservations are a MUST (only because it is a hot spot & can get crowded quickly). The bar is spacious & comfortable but 1st come 1st serve. Lucky’s does not disappoint.

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TimK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitress was very loud. Restaurant employees were so busy fawning over "the Humphries" because they didn't get their usual table and a myriad of other little details to make their dining experience great that it ruined our dining sitting next to them. Beet salad was great. Cesar my husband had was over dressed. The Scallops were fine in themselves but there was too much going on with the sauces. My husband enjoyed his pork with grits. I did not care for Worcestershire Sauce with other flavors on my plate. The Chocolate Thunder after dinner drink was rather watery with a minute layer of whipped creamy.

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zingara
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is probably some of the best you can hope for here in Roanoke. Go immediately don't even think about it. Entering from a discreet tiny side street you feel like you've discovered a secret alcove. I love the decor and ambiance- it made me feel at least a little like I was in Greenwich village or some very cool spot in Chicago- a nice urban vibe and I felt like I could wear my rhinestone studded combat boots . There was an easy eclectic chic about this place that appealed to me. It was unfortunate that first time to a place we were greeted by a very unfriendly hostess- I was there- Fri Feb 21- a bad vibe from her immediately upon entering that permeated my whole mood about being there-- and after she seated us I felt completely stressed out!! Let's hope maybe it was a her bad night. Hostesses do best when they have a kind of charisma and kind spirit of making you feel comfortable. Our server on the other hand was a dramatic contrast-set us at ease immediately-- Paulina- she was pleasant, friendly, kind, helpful, attentive without being annoying- she made the whole experience wonderful for us- I can't say enough about her. Very creative menu- things you don't see anywhere else in this town, and the bartenders-best around anywhere. I had a Ringo Star and it was absolute perfection I wanted to have 4 but I didn't of course. The Massachusetts scallops were amazing pork shoulder to die for, heavenly caesar salad (and I am a salad connoisseur) the dessert incredibly tastefully presented and all the food being delivered all around looked amazing. It's a small cozy place with an unusual menu and exquisitely prepared food - would be perfect for a romantic dinner or birthday. They compted our dessert as it was a birthday dinner. I cannot wait to go back. Except I hope I don't have to encounter the daunting hostess again. Five stars!

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AustinW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

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Kenb
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always part of our annual trip to Roanoke, Lucky fried chicken is always fantastic. The drink list is fresh and inventive. Be sure to leave room for the bread pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From pre-dinner drinks to apps thru entree’s everything was spot in and outstanding. The only problem was that there are too many wonderful options to choose from and I can’t eat them ALL in one sitting. Looking forward to getting Lucky again soon.

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Robbie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been several times, this time we felt rushed, food was good but felt not as described and not awesome. Have had better visits in the past. It’s a unique restaurant, but probably will not return for a while lot of great options in Roanoke.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

16 year anniversary, first time at Lucky. We were extremely pleased. The bourbon selection is par none and the food was great. A little tight quarters but they take reservations and service is very knowledgeable. Would absolutely recommend. We will be back soon!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go. My wife and I split the pork shoulder and they do a beautiful job of creating two servings out of one for a minimal fee. Fantastic oysters
and some of the best bartenders in town

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SSSL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual with excellent food and fun cocktails. We had an excellent time.

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vip8523
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and interesting craft cocktails and very well prepared and fresh food offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The space is very nice, comfy and inviting. The cocktails were delicious. The mussels were yummy, the bread plate and fresh bread were great. I had the scallops which were done perfectly and very tasty. My hubby had the gnocchi, while it was tasty, he didn’t love it. We had the special mashed as a side, also good. The bread pudding was delicious.

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ChelseaB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye was amazing as always!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and wait staff are excellent at Lucky. The only reason I didn’t give the overall experience 5 stars is that the cost was expensive relative to other restaurants in the area. I was perfectly willing to pay the price, but it may limit the number of times my wife and I would have dinner there. The only other comment is that the menu seems limited.

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vipHungry
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Roanoke restaurant for upscale food, cocktails, and an energetic but unassuming vibe that takes all comers.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the quality ingredients and attentive service. Great wine list. Beautiful presentations!

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Lucky is rated 4.8 stars by 899 OpenTable diners.

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