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Lucky's, Santa Barbara, CA

Lucky's

4.8
4.8
2709 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, farmer's market vegetables, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar.
For take-out, please call the restaurant.
We do not accept bar table reservations online, please call the restaurant.
For larger parties, please call or email the restaurant directly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 565-7540
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Leonard Schwartz
  • Private party contact
    Leonard Schwartz: (805) 565-7540
  • Neighborhood
    Montecito
  • Cross street
    Olive Mill Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking at Dinner. Street parking at Brunch. <br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,709 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Good for business meals

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

2,709 Reviews
  1. Suburbanite

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great!! Clientele were all very nice. Wait staff were very attentive. It’s now one of our favorite restaurants!! Wife and I both had a fish dish. We were very pleased. Wine pairing and selection were perfect. Restaurant gave us a very nice dessert to help us celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Valet parking is free. Overall, we had a memorable experience. Great pick for our special night.

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  2. DebbieM

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Always a great night at Lucky's! Highly recommend for any occasion.

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  3. sonisf

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch and did not disappoint...Always a treat! :)

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  4. Pamela

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky's is a local gem and always a lovely experience! The service is impeccable, each dish is served to perfection with fresh ingredients and the ambiance is elegant yet comfortable.

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  5. stewiel

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual....Nothing out of place. Great service, great food and the drinks were right on. Can never go wrong here.

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  6. Pharc

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, great service, overall very good dining experience

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  7. ThomasD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic meal. Had not been for close to two decades. Just as good as we remembered it. Service was fantastic and food was absolutely outstanding.

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  8. Carol

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE BEST in dining and service. We love going to Lucky’s. Everyone is friendly and very professional. The food never disappoints.

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  9. MichaelC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Not the cheapest dinner. We had a great time.

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  10. RobE

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really a great experience, top notch food, engaging waiter. Birthday dinner at Lucky’s, how do you beat it?

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and wine service and wonderful ambiance and even better drinks and food. An old school gem worth going to!

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  12. emersong

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never had a negative thing to say about Lucky's. It never disappoints. Last night I took an old friend, his wife and their two grown boys and his wife. We had a great time, great laughs, great drinks and great food! Thank you staff for always making me right at home!

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  13. BerndS

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Helpful valet parking. Food is outstanding. Noise level is acceptable. Ambience is unique!

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  14. Froggy

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing atmosphere, unhurried but attentive service, ample portion sizes (chicken pot pie serves 2!), upscale options (escargot), & appetizers that can't be found elsewhere (such as abalone). Also, the cocktails were large & flavors well-balanced, with prices that were actually low for Montecito. Well done, we'll be back sooner next time.

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  15. CynHunt

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Food is consistently excellent. Warm and friendly

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  16. Catbird

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and everything was perfect! the only thing that wasn't to my taste were the escargots - no garlic. Onion rings, sweet potato fried and fillets were perfectly cooked and elegantly served.

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  17. JessicaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING food, great service, we had a nice little spot tucked into a corner without feeling like we were shoved into a corner. Truly fantastic!!

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  18. emersong

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Great table. Great service. Very generous cocktails. Wait staff always remembers us and takes very good care of us. It’s my favorite restaurant. BTW, love their Mac and cheese too!

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  19. DeborahM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky's prices have really risen in the last two years. It is not a place we would go as often now.

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  20. LauraW

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love Lucky's! It is so yummy and everyone can find something that they will enjoy on the menu. The service, from the hostess, to the servers, tho the busboys, to the management is friendly and professional. If you are in a rush, they are very expedient, but if you choose to linger, they welcome that too.

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  21. AlanP

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. High quality and great taste as well as presentation. Onion rings, crudo, salad and steak oh my. Asparagus, mushrooms and drinks I sigh. All good, not cheap but worth the $ if you like good food.

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  22. Cocky

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food Fantastic service one more can one ask

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  23. VickiA

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a birthday Sunday brunch and enjoyed everything. With a complimentary glass of Prosecco, mimosa or belini, it is actually a bargain.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Austin and his team were excellent servers! Food fresh and excellent! 😀

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky’s never fails to impress. This may be my favorite restaurant on the face of the planet.

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  26. KrisB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. Priced as you would expect in SB... be prepared!

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  27. SantaBarbaraMax

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A superb meal with fantastic service. The wait staff were friendly attentive without being intrusive. Made the entire evening a treat.

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  28. ThomasC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful brunch at Luckys on Sunday and sat in a quiet corner of the indoor restaurant where it was very quiet and the service was great. Food was great. We’re very happy.

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  29. MCB60

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was absolutely outstanding. No snob factor here. Prices are high but food is outstanding. Great overall. No complaints about anything. Will definitely be back. The outside dining under the heat lamp was great. (Unfortunate they had to take their outdoor dining tent down. There has never been a parking problem for retail shopping in Montecito).

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  30. Pamela

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Lucky’s is always an exceptional experience! The food is of the highest quality, prepared to perfection, ingredients fresh, service is impeccable, and the ambiance is lovely. A neighborhood gem!

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  31. 1Foodie

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall thumbs up from ambience and service to food!

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  32. johnf

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best martinis and hamachi, always good attentive waiters

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  33. MartinG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food! Best calamari in Southern California!

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  34. Underwhelming

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar and bartenders were great. Drinks are enormous. In a good way

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  35. Cheri

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for lunch, usually go for brunch ( love the eggs Benedict). Ordered Chinese chicken salad, don’t! No dressing, three pieces of chicken - had to ask for more. You get a better Chinese chicken salad at Bristol Farms for $12.99 compared to $28.00. Love the skinny onion rings! Martini’s were good - $22.00, a little pricey but a decent drink. Yes, the restaurant is in Montecito but don’t skimp and charge a huge price for so so food.

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  36. MKandDR

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy and the food is always up to par and delicious.

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  37. johnalex

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very, very good. 5*'s. Lorem ipsum dolor.

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  38. maliburon

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always great...however we would have enjoyed it more if we could have eaten together...my steak came our luke warm..i ordered it medium...my wife's comes out fine she ordered it medium well so she eats hers and i send mine back to do over....our Aniversry would have been better if we could have enjoyed our dinner together...OH WELL maybe next time.

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  39. TommiT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at Lucky's is consistently awesome. It was a quiet night so we got a great corner table inside. It's not usually quiet in this restaurant so the calm made it extra special. The food and service was impeccable as always. Lucky's food is exceptional, very fresh and never fussy. It's where you go when you want quality you can count on.

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  40. SBennitt

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky's provides a consistently outstanding dining experience. The service is attentive and courteous. The entrees, vegetables, sides and desserts are equally spectacular. They can accommodate a vegan diet, as well, with a savory tofu dish, vegetables and char-grilled vegan burger. The ambience is understated, warm, classy and inviting. What's not to love about Lucky's? We choose it time and again because we know it's going to be excellent.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lucky's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 565-7540.

Lucky's is rated 4.8 stars by 2709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucky's

1279 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Olive Mill Road
  • Neighborhood
    Montecito
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking at Dinner. Street parking at Brunch. <br />
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Leonard Schwartz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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