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Lucky's, Santa Barbara, CA

Lucky's

4.8
4.8
2370 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 or email the restaurant directly.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 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

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What 2,370 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Barbara

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  1. TC

    TaraC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!!!!
  2. R

    Romina

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lucky’s is an amazing restaurant. We loved the food, even though my steak was under cooked, and the artichoke too small, the flavors were amazing. We appreciate the great service, and the yummy complimentary birthday sundae! Thank you!
  3. SM

    SusanM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wait staff, we enjoyed the sommelier very much, great experience
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious and wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.
  6. JL

    JayL

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The service and food was great - however for ambience and decor reflects a Marie Callendar restaurant.
  7. WL

    WayneL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and very attentive. Have been there several times and will continue to go back. Carlos and the entire staff was great.
  8. PM

    PerlaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every moment. We had a lovely table by the fireplace. The service was outstanding. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. My petite filet was cooked to perfection and you must try the peppercorn sauce and mushroom sauces if you like steak sauce. Our sides were brussel sprouts and mac and cheese. Both amazing! Lucky’s is one of our favorite restaurants to visit when in Montecito and we can’t wait to come back
  9. n

    nicko

    Naples

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was wonderful along with the food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my! The food. The service. Where do I begin? I dont have enough adjectives to describe just how amazing this place is. Is it expensive? Sure but it is worth every penny!! Food was just out of this world. Ive been trying to think of a better meal and this was by far the best meal of my life. Yes! Its that good. Additionally, the service was equally amazing. We wanted for nothing but it wasnt that over the top annoying lurker type service. Everyone was on point, friendly and attentive.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Been many times. Great atmosphere and food.
  12. SG

    StantonG

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steakhouse, my second time to be there and it is spot on from the appetizers to the after dinner coffee and everything in between!
  13. b

    barbarak

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This used to be our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara, New York steak last night was dry and flavorless. Waiter never came by to pour the wine. Not sure if we’ll be going back
  14. M

    Michael

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We have been enjoying Lucky's for years whenever we visit family in Montecito. However, this time, it was disappointing. The staff is as kind as ever and the food is good. But the atmosphere is so very loud and noisy that we couldn't hear ourselves converse. The people at the table nearby were the loudest in the restaurant. They should have been in a private room or at home, because in celebrating someone's birthday, they took away from an enjoyable evening that other people wanted to have, too. We will probably not return.... just too many "entitled" patrons who take away from the enjoyment of others. Too bad, because the staff deserves kudos for their patience and great service and the chefs are obviously talented and hardworking!
  15. l

    love2eat

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service, food was not as great as we hoping for, steak was supposed to be prime but was very tuff.
  16. s

    sblocal

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Only complaints - server didn't ask what sauce we wanted with our steaks, and the "doneness" was reversed on mine and my companion. We also seemed to be rushed out - clearing of table was not done discretely. But the food will keep me coming back (for special occasions - can't afford more frequently than that).
  17. AG

    AlaskaGirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous dinner with my daughter while visiting her at UCSB for parents weekend. We had an amazing meal and the staff was great!
  18. f

    frequentdiner

    Minneapolis

    227 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Cito. Food and cocktails are amazing, as is the people watching. Not to be missed!!
  19. A

    Arwel

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good dinner. I think sides should be included at their prices. The wine markup is really high.
  20. CC

    CharlesCline

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff is ALWAYS spot on. Every restaurant should shake the martinis table side like Luckys for the optimum cold martini. Honestly I prefer the old lighter color of the bar but whatever. Ezra and Karen are always to be commended. Top notch people that would excel at anything they try because of there work ethic. Abalone appetizer was fabulous, the seared Ahi is mouthwatering. I don’t know what the sauce is on them but it’s perfection. Steaks are always on point, and the cream corn is just like Mom used to make. Thanks to everyone at Luckys, my children grew up in the courtyard. Sincerely, Charles
  21. DG

    DaraG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is one of my favorite restaurants. always a treat.
  22. F

    Foodlover

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Servers very knowledgeable alongside great recommendations.
  23. KE

    KlausE

    Hamburg Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Leider saßen wir draußen im Zelt....das ist nicht wirklich prickelnd....aber essen und Service sehr gut...leicht überteuert....
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff made lovely accommodations for my mom on her birthday. Beautiful experience!
  25. M

    Madds

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky’s is consistently a 10/10, over and over. Don’t miss out on this Montecito Staple!
  26. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Steak was cooked perfectly, sides were delicious, the table was in a high traffic zone, otherwise was a great dinner to reconnect with a friend.
  27. S

    Sarge

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Consistently, a superb quality dining experience all around. Lucky's is a rare class act.
  28. g

    globalsoul

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service is spotty, especially when you consider their very high prices. A la carte menu is super expensive, and the value isn't there when you compare what you get to what is available at other local restaurants. Feels as if you need to be "an insider" to get the best tables and service. A little too "Montecito" in attitude.
  29. J

    Jacqmenj

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly waiters and staff, and nice area.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice table for two outside facing the door, but the floor was very slanted underneath which made sitting there a bit awkward. My husband had the abalone and I had duck. Both were very good but very straight forward in an old school way. Waiter (Five-0) steered me towards a wine to go with my duck that was way better than my initial choice. A nice dinner but not quite as inventive as the food we usually gravitate towards.
  31. JR

    JudyR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and best service (thank you Stephen)! 👍
  32. J

    Jack

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was excellent.
  33. RP

    ReviewPropizio

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I wish wish they served more vegetarian main courses than a veggie burger.
  34. DS

    DrewS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner success
  35. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luckys is a great local restaurant in Montecito. Long-term staff who are attentive, great food choices including a special menu each day. Wine and cocktails offer abundant choices and desserts delicious and tempting!!
  36. B

    Bunny

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the absolute best time at Lucky’s! Everything was just perfect. The food was outstanding. Our server was great, even though it was crazy busy.
  37. ME

    MEB1

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal at Lucky's. Our server was amazing as well. Such a treat spending the afternoon in beautiful Montecito as well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Thank You!
  39. GK

    GordonK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Very friendly staff. I totally recommend this restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky’s never disappoints. Food and service is great. Loved Sunday brunch in the outdoor patio area, Austin our server was great. So was the host/front check in. So nice, they are pros. Breakfast burrito was on point, and so were the mimosas! We’ll be back.

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 2370 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
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

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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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