Lucky

4.8
1043 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1043 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

My wife and I came to lucky tonight on a recommendation from a friend. We ordered Thai lettuce wraps, Risotto balls, Charcuterie and Cheese, the scallops and lamb. The food was decent but really small portions, if you are hungry get the large portions as the small portions are mainly a small individual serving. The presentation was nice but lacking in flavor. For dessert we had the plantains and white Christmas sundae, the plantains were bland, the other was good but not worth $7. Might be a good place for drinks and appetizers before you head over to another Steak restaurant down the street. The price for two of us was about $180 and we left hungry.

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Gknick
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are amazing! If you never been I’d recommend checking this place out!

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vipShelma
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Foodis amazing, the staff is both professional and very friendly. It is wonderful neighborhood place to us, even though we don't live in the neighborhood. Can't wait to go back after they're done renovating!

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AdenaJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!
Food, drinks, service and atmosphere was outstanding!

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tommy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great variety of food. Lots of tapas style options to explore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best food and drinks in town. None have the character, thought, or balance.

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JennaZ
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky is our absolute favorite place to treat ourselves!!! Never had a bad meal or experience here. We love the ambiance and the unique menu of drinks and food options. We dined with friends and took advantage of the new menu format, ordering seven different dishes to share between four people. It was the perfect way to try many different items on the menu while not getting super full. Can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for this business. We will definitely be back to support!

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vipHeatherD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Lucky, the food, service and drinks are outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Lucky on a Thursday evening and had a wonderful time! It’s hands down our favorite restaurant in Roanoke. The food is always dependably delicious. We enjoyed roasted oysters, risotto balls and their infamous fried chicken! Service is impeccable. We enjoy sitting at the bar. Taylor can make a mean cocktail. He’s the best bartender in Roanoke by far! You can catch Hunter (one of the owners) helping out, and he’ll welcome you with friendly conversation. Wine selection is great. We enjoy reds. Lucky is an absolute must if you haven’t been! You will not be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Portion size very small for prices - better just for apps but not dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy the fried chicken was on the menu tonight!! That plus a cube…can’t beat it 😀

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ScottN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a little loud when we went, but that's about my only complaint. The food was spectacular! Definitely pricey, but worth every cent. Our server was extremely friendly and offered us great recommendations on what to get. It made for a wonderful birthday dinner for my partner. We plan on coming again in a couple of months to see what new things they've added to the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for two nights for work. Ate at Lucky for both. Entertained visitors from out of state and we were all delighted with the food and service. Really fun. Thank you!

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vipJEAC
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and some items quite different.

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vipDinnerReviewer
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a variety of items. Everything was extremely well prepared and the service was excellent.

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TommyL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was so good we needed a second helping of the scallops. The cocktails were interesting and very good (though the martini was a bit stronger than anticipated). And the service was great (though our table might've been a cleared a bit too soon before we finished the last couple of bites of our poutine).

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vipShelma
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luck y is one of the best restaurants in Roanoke and a favorite of ours since it opened 11 years ago. The passion of the local owners is evident in every aspect of this place!

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creekdeacon
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have changed their menu recently. All of the dishes come in large or small portions so you can try an assortment of dishes or have just a large entrée. Their craft cocktails are still excellent.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Wonderful cocktails, food, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Way too Expensive
Our bill was more than being in a major Metro like NYC or Atlanta which we frequent often.

It was just over the top Expensive

Well Over $300 for four ....ridiculous ... and we went with small
Plates - that should include full body massages at that price point

Waitress was great . Love the cozy quaint scene

Price - completely ridiculous!

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VickiM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fabulous!

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cocktails !! Loved the different portion size options for all the food. Marrow Bones & curry cashew soup were unreal. Great service also !

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Patrick
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Online menu did not match the actual menu, so I could not get the meal I was looking forward to. In fact, I was pretty disappointed to see no beef as an entree at all.

The serving of scallops that I got for $48 was not good at all. Four scallops (gritty, I might ad) with four tiny little overcooked shrimp was way overpriced.

I don't care for the new menu choice of small or large servings. The small isn't much at all, and the large isn't much more than an appetizer.

Lucky has been our go to restaurant for special occasions for many years and I am sad to see the change you have made. Even for special occasions, the prices are simply too high for the amount of food you get.

So long, Lucky. It's been great, but I'm done.

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vipBetteB
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! So cozy, great food and great service.

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KaraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a truly special place. We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a truly amazing meal. The server was attentive and had great recommendations. They brought out complementary glasses of bubbly with our dessert to celebrate the occasion.

It's my favorite restaurant in Roanoke by a mile.

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Glinda
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails in the geographic region. The new menu is creative and offers a wide variety of delicious dishes with portion choices. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and cocktails were excellent. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Roanoke.

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vipsparklymegz
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we go to Lucky we are happy. The food is delicious and there’s lots of good things happening.

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vipOnly47
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New food and cocktail items on the menu! We enjoyed the Corn roasted ribs as a starter, then the Cashew soup. The soup was full of flavor and garnished with shredded veggies and tasty fried potato bits. The soup could have been a little warmer in temperature (as could the room on a chilly night) but was still delicious, and I ate it too fast to send back for reheating. The very smooth Right Turn Clyde manhattan style drink warmed me right up though. We also had the Monk fish with rice and a flatiron steak with fries which were both excellent and flavorful. Monk fish could have used a bit of salt but again, was eaten too fast to bother to ask for some. For dessert I had a cocktail, Pat's Drink as recommended by the helpful and pleasant waitress. It was nice but very much on the sweeter side, which was fine for dessert but I wouldn't want it otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants/bar in Roanoke !!! I love their drinks !! I am so happy to have visited them and continue to go every week

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. I miss the pork shoulder and fried chicken. It more a small plate thing now which is cool. Spent $200 and came home still a little hungry. Great service and still one of the best places in Roanoke to go for a date. Drinks were fantastic

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vipShelma
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky is one of the best in Roanoke! The best cocktails and wonderful new menu! Love the small plates! Everything was great

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Ginger
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so happy we could get reservations at this great restaurant.
Staff was very friendly and the food was amazing

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vipAlphaDog
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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Gknick
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and food were amazing! By far one of my favorite places in Roanoke!

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved eating here! Food is delicious! Chef came out to help design vegetarian options for our guest. Service was outstanding and we will be back soon.

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MiSa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Innovative craft cocktails, I had Separate Ways and it was very unique and good. The fried green tomatoes and corn rib appetizers were very tasty. The pork chop was tender, but had only a few very small thin slices of peaches and no burrata (as menu indicated). I asked the waitress and she said it probably melted. No, it wasn’t there at all. She also incorrectly said that the Panna Cotta came with applesauce, when it was blood orange. It was good, but a bit more firm than should be. She also described the Profiteroles as “ cookies” with ice cream, when they are a choux pastry ( like a cream puff pastry). But the food and service was very good, despite the less knowledgeable waitress.
Restaurant is loud with bar crowd.

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RandyS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our night out at Lucky! The food was very good, as was the service. Great little spot and we will definitely go back.

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Kenneth
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Alyssa! She is a great team member and always provides the best recommendations and practically has my cocktail in my hand before I even sit down :D

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Gmoney1
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Sonia was fantastic. She checked on us frequently and brought us everything we needed. She also was a great conversationalist. Oysters on the half shell and cocktails were superb as well.

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Lucky is rated 4.8 stars by 1043 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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