Lucky's

4.8
1030 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar.
For larger parties, please call the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday-Friday : 11am-2pm. ; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 565-7540
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Leonard Schwartz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olive Mill Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking at Dinner. Street parking at Brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1030 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. It's a class act all the way around and the food is always consistently wonderful and delicious.

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N
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our third time dinning at Lucky's and we were not disappointed. The service was right on and the food was great as always. My wife ordered the filet and I ordered the Colorado lamb chops. Both were cooked perfectly. Next time we are in Santa Barbra area we will be going back!

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KL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky is always outstanding, never disappointing. It makes a special occasion truly special. My family loves it there.

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HF
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! The food was excellent, service was great and we enjoyed every minute of the evening. Ambiance would be a 5/5, but we got stuck with a table right near the bathrooms so that wasn’t ideal. Would definitely go to Lucky’s again, though!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding steakhouse in Monticello. Food and service was outstanding. You must get the bone in Filet Mignon if you ever go. It’s a special that is not always on the menu.

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p
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious breakfast burrito. Great coffee and a free Bellini and mimosa each!

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m
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Going out to dinner is always a special occasion but made even more so when being with family. Lucky’s was ideal in every way for our four family members. The staff was attentive, helpful and professional and our meals were delicious and well prepared. I must say that the steaks are outstanding and live up to the restaurant’s renown as a steakhouse. Run don’t walk to Lucky’s.

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AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husbands 60th birthday here. It was fabulous! Great food and exceptional service

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BF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service on our anniversary dinner. We brought a special wine for the occasion and were given a free dessert. Lovely evening.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place when you’ve got something to celebrate and are OK with blowing the budget. Great steaks and first class service from the valet on.

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w
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would have given this restaurant 5 stars except at the dessert course, they had asked us to order ahead if anyone wanted a grand mariner souffle, so I did for my wife. After our meal, our server disappeared completely for about 20 minutes and then brought my wife her souffle. No coffee? I don't get a dessert? No apology? Really?

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A
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grest food, service and ambiance. This
is my go to dining place whenever I visit Santa Barbara.

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M
Central Coast
96 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure. The prime meats are exceptional and the service is too.

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JA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nice. Our waitress was attentive and casually talked with us. Food was very good.

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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luck's never disappoints. It is our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions. Have already booked the same table for our anniversary next year!

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DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favourite choice whenever we are in the Santa Barbara area. Exceptional wine choice and I see great value for the vintages.
Steaks cooked to perfection and every imaginable choice of sides.
Never yet had a dissapointing meal at Lucky’s.

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l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was just okay and very expensive for how not awesome it was. Very bland and basic and overpriced.

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f
Central Coast
133 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been dinner fans for 25+ years since it opened! Best steak in town --try the peppered filet with cognac sauce --oysters always fresh, great Hamachi, nice hash browns (order 'em extra crispy), creamed corn, green beans. Nice fresh bread basket. Finish off with a turtle sundae, and you've had yourself a meal!

The bar knows how to make a real good martini, and the wine list is extensive. Always great service under Larry's leadership. Busboys and bar backs have had good training. Valet staff is always on their game, where they stash all the cars.....we're not sure!

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MK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky's is one of our favorite restaurants when visiting Montecito. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.

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MB
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere, always. Wonderful sides.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, the steak, lamb was perfect! Nice and friendly staff, and I've never seen such clean restroom!

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b
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky’s is almost always perfect— the menu, service and crowd are fantastic

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OT
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

When we first sat down we just sat there and then after the manager popped over and we asked for wine and some appetizers and then they got on their game.

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic Montecito institution. We had all types of eaters with us from vegetarians to carnivores ro pescatarians, and everyone was raving about the food. The veggie burger is amazing! I had the warm goat cheese salad which could easily be split between two people as an appetizer. My husband had the chili and the fillet, another family member had the Dover sole, and the spinach salad. The two young ones had the kids hamburger and grilled cheese. Everything is so fresh and prepared in such an original fashion without being quirky. Also, the bar is super cool was a great energy. Will definitely return!

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CD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Very nice ambiance.

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! We will be back often. Now we understand why luckys has the reputation it does.

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M
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed my husband’s 55 birthday there and was very happy we did. The food was good and we brought a special bottle of wine to celebrate. The steak sauce was delicious. We would have preferred “steak cut” fries but got slim French fries instead. Overall, a very good meal!

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E
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night as always! It is the fun spot to see beautiful people! My favorite!

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, good food, attentive service. Coffee (cappuccino) too strong, had to send back.

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r
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've eaten here before over the years and have learned that it is best to get the meat options, the fish ones are mixed. I had sand dabs and they were okay . My husband had mushrooms as a side and they were awful - way over cooked. The service was good, he was given another vegetable which was good, the spinach.

The portions are very generous so if you eat light, plan to take some home.

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JG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best steakhouses in all of California. A consistent winner!

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LB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Luckys. Always welcoming, stellar service. Leonard is world class. Great food.

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JH
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky's is a high end Steakhouse with impeccable service, moody ambience and excellent food - a top of the range destination.

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D
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

After a little time choosing the appropriate table, we had a fabulous experience here. Each dish was delicious. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The oysters were perfect with a fabulous mignonette sauce. We had surf and turf with 1/2 of lobster that was delicious. The steak came out over-cooked but it was replaced with a perfectly prepared one in under 5 minutes. The other steak was perfect. We had haricots that were crisp and tastefully seasoned, fabuous tasting breads, 2 kinds. And best of all was the perfect Grand Marnier Souffle, served with a candle beside for the celebration feel. Great wines, drinks, and service. Just go.

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SP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Wonderful service and amazing food.

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S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was ok, except service which was excellent, everything else was just ok

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and sat next to dutchess of York pretty normal Saturday night. LOVE!!

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SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been in town for a month. Best restaurant we’ve been to so far..

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RK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch steakhouse with all the classics. Can't go wrong.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good. It was pretty loud but overall a great experience.

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