Lucky's

4.8
1647 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1647 people are saying
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vipRotweiler
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and it is our favorite restaurant in the Santa Barbara area.
We were very fortunate to have Caroline for our server. She is great and we really enjoy sitting with her.

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MichaelT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and food was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I made a special request trough the app, we were celebrating a birthday so I asked for a little cake with de phrase Happy Birthday Stephannie and they totally forgot about that. I had to remember to the server about the cake ad then she comes with the cake but the phrase was written in a little peace of paper. Totally disappointed.

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John
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Waiter was extremely helpful and even treated us to dessert, for our anniversary. While, it’s 5 times what I’d normally spend for a dinner. It was an experience that was well worth it. Would highly recommend. Even saw Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi. Pretty cool.

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GregH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choices are wonderful. I wanted to order more than I could eat but I restrained myself. The food was wonderful and so was our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Thank you!

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vipKevinW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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Jason
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything is great at Luck's. I heard you were opening one in Malibu, is that true?

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ThomasG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways ! The service & meals were the best !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stated off a little rocky. It was about 15min and I was getting anxious because we had not seen a server. I mentioned it to one of the busboys and immediately Steven came over as our emergency waiter. He was excellent and saved the evening. We love the food and the vide and we did not want to have a bad expereince...and we didn't!

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
161 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks here are incredible, the sides terrific, service great,atmosphere superb ...how can you go wrong? Pricey, but worth every penny🤗

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FSales
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was Easter Sunday so all fair it was busy. Our server was excellent, he was super busy but still gave us attention and was always checking in. All three orders of eggs Benedict came cold. Took a while to get food, not our usual experience there but again it was packed. Just walked away not wanting to go back for a while...

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MeridithM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waiter was nice, the food was okay, but there was an argument going on between another waiter and the woman at the reservation table right by our table which we had to listen to most of the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was slow and nothing special. Food was standard steakhouse except way pricier and nothing memorable. Some steak overcooked. Some undercooked.

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vipCarlaL
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent in every way!

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CharlotteD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Lucky's never disappoints.
Service, food, everything. Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful 😍

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vipBethanyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. One of the best Lobster Roll sandwiches I have ever had.

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helende
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Being new to Santa Barbara, I had hear a lot i out Luckys restaurant and I was excited to try it. I brought friends from out of town and It was my first time also to visit Luckys Restaurant. The service was great and the appetizers were good, but over priced. But the entrees were a big disappointment!! No flavor, basic and again overpriced. I was So sad! None of us enjoyed it snd I had taken them to two other restaurants in the area that were way better in every aspect, but especially in the quality and flavor of the food. I had saved this for last and it was a Big disappointment!!

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lovetotravel
London
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner the other night at Lucky’s for my wife’s birthday celebration, and everything from food quality to service, our experience was first class. We highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a special occasion.
We ordered a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, only one out of their huge selection, and their daily specials (filet mignons prepared differently), preceded by oysters on the half shell. At the end of the dinner, the Grand Marnier soufflé we shared, is worth waiting for. Also, like we did the previous evening, try one of their signature cocktails, elegantly served at your table. You will be happy you did.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe the waitress name was Chelsea but she was great and the food was even more great . We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday and we both enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to come back.

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vipJimS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with excellent service. Waiter asked if we want more coffee. Instead of refilling our cups, he provided new cups with fresh coffee. Can't say enough about this restaurant.

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GrantD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun brunch spot with great food, drinks and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Been a patron of Lucky since 2000. My husband and I are now in our early 40’s. When it’s just us compared to when we are with my parents service is completely different. No idea why. When I’m with my parents we get better tables, better servers. The wine sommelier always stops by and asks if we have any questions. When it’s just my husband and I, service is lacking. This past time we were seated at a table that wasn’t set, server took forever to wait on us. We were seated next to the bathrooms even though we requested either outside or the fireplace room and there were plenty of tables available even socially distanced. Spent $400 and for that price for two people I would expect better service. Very disappointed.

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cindy805
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenda was a fabulous server. Food was really delicious
Sat outside safely.

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Claudiav
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I wasn’t impressed. The food was good
But nothing that will make me want to come back. I think it’s too expensive honestly and not worth the $67 for a steak. I’ve had better and better service. Our server was dry and not once did anyone mentioned the reason we were there. As soon as we got there, the hostess told us to wait and then forgot about us. It’s not until someone else came after us and was immediately sited, that we went to the remind her we were there.

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vipJoeW
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great, food and service is a solid 10

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vipDKSR
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lucky’s. Like much of Santa Barbara, we enjoy the the atmosphere and the kindness of the service deliverers. Santa Barbara is a location where people come to relax, yet enjoy splendid service, food, etc. Lucky’s always delivers as advertised!

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AmyV
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch and it was fantastic. The homemade jam alone is worth the visit and the service was outstanding!

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Jill
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited here while out of town. How could we resist a steakhouse with matzah ball soup on the menu. The corn chowder soup was amazing, along with all of our meal. They also brought us a delicious dessert for a birthday we were celebrating. Very impressed with texting notifications. We were seated quickly and there were ample heat lamps outside. Service was stellar and noticeably above another upscale steakhouse we visited recently. There were also many menu items beyond steak which I appreciated. We were lucky enough to find a parking spot nearby. They also have a nice wine selection. Service was really above par.

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vipCharlesC
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are fabulous. The steaks are a step up from
Mastros. Don’t forget to get the cream corn and the Abalone......just outstanding culinary treats!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carolyn was BEYOND spectacular. She knows what to recommend and actually cares about her tables. I’ll come back just because Of her!

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
161 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service, ambiance...pricey, but worth it!

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vipJeanF26
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish we ordered was delicious

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vipeye9
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Here’s what I didn’t like and what I liked!
Love the cocktail-
And the wines by glass
Had to flag down waiters repeatedly for water-
Why not leave a bottle on the table if you know you’re not able to attend those needs?

The artichoke was dry- bummer- I asked waiter for which one to get- and he said the Roasted- not good-

Bummer!

Friends got a lovely meal and we repaired to the bar- first time INside in a year!!!! Yay- great service/great
Espresso martini!!!!

We’ll try it again-

Ps- blond hostess was v cool! Nice table and got us into the bar- way to go!!!

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vipCharlesC
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are exceptional. The French onion soup is the best I’ve ever had and the martinis are cold. Perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is great time to visit Luckys without having to order a massive steak. They have breakfast & lunch items, brunch specials, & brunch includes a glass of Prosecco! Highlights were the crab and oyster appetizer and you can’t go wrong with the Lucky’s burger!! We will be visiting soon enough!

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vipChickie1
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. We love the staff. Larry has such a great crew working for him.

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MaudCanuck
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the same menu and staff that were pretty pandemic. It feels so “normal” to be there (outside).

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom & I took a girls trip to Santa Barbara for a few days & treated ourselves to a wonderful steak dinner! Everything was absolutely delicious!

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 1647 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.