Lucky's

4.8
1711 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 1711 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaraB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from San Diego to eat at Lucky's! The service, food, drinks and staff are by far the best of any restaurant we have experienced. On a side note the Beef Stroganoff if the absolute best meal I've ever had!

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vipFineDiningVisitor
Central Coast
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thankfully, they are opening up indoor dining. We had a two-top in its own dining area. Every aspect of dinner was super!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Santa Barbara county.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely employees!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great food and service.

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RyanW
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky's was amazing!

I took my girlfriend here for her 33rd B day and it was so great. The first time for us both and we had such an amazing experience. Everything was so perfect and we will be back again for sure. Thank you A++

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vipJohnnyS
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

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LaurieW
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t want to deal with the crowd on the actual day so went to Lucky’s for brunch the day before Mother’s Day. Delightful!!

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MichelleM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. I understand that due to COVID the ambience won't be the greatest, I really don't enjoy sitting in an outdoor patio by the sidewalk and street but it's something that is out of anyone's control at this time. Everything else was great!

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vipDeedieM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fabulous. We split several orders and he accommodated our every wish. The calamari and onion rings were amazing. The atmosphere was lively and it had a buzz! We loved every minute.

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vipMeganP
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was quite crowded for a Thursday night, we'll make reservations earlier next time as we were stuck eating dinner at 8:30PM. The service was attentive, the outdoor seating and heaters were quite comfortable and the food was wonderful. A fun and romantic spot that we enjoy coming to, we also love strolling through the elegant little village after our delicious steak dinner. We'll be back!

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vipluvtodine
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Serve was not to the lucky standards

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MattG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best steaks in town, good staff. Would recommend this for sure

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LupitaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I made a lunch reservation for a 50th birthday. My first choice of sparkling wine wasn’t available. Ok. I picked another and the waitress took about ten minutes to bring the bottle to the table, then let us know she couldn’t open the bottle yet as she needed to let it cool in ice bucket. Our food was brought out and we couldn’t toast to the special occasion before or with our meal. I reminded our waitress that were were celebrating a 50th bday. I think she pretended to know. I then asked “are you going to bring a dessert to the bday girl?” Was a bit awkward that I had to prompt her. She then said we could order anything from the dessert menu. My friend requested a soufflé. Waitress said it would take about 20 minutes to make - we were ok with it. Then she came out to say they couldn’t make the soufflé and to pick something else. When she brought out the second choice, there was no candle, no happy bday written on plate. I was a bit disappointed. Not what I expected at all for this special occasion. I like Luckys but I don’t think I’d recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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LCA1
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montecito has some great Restaurants...... But Luckys & Tre Lunes are by far ... OUTSTANDING to say the least.

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Irina
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love this beautiful and high end eatery!
I have come back this time w kids for a Sunday brunch. The table was nice, but my seat was under direct sun that’s whole time and after 15-20 min it became uncomfortable and we had to move the table and seats and umbrella and at some point it was super uncomfortable.
My drink was excellent and kids loved the food.
The main issue for me was that instead of serving the grilled artichoke first, they waited for all the food to be ready and by the time it came to the table it was cold.
Between having my favorite and the best ever cod salad and cold artichoke, I enjoy the salad and touched on artichokes.
I hope next time the food will be brought up as it is ready.

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vipEdie
Central Coast
82 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a nice table outside. The service was impeccable as always. Steak and eggs were SO good. Expensive but well worth it.

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Kimboland007
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our Mom’s Bday, the experience was special and our waitress was warm & kind. Most importantly the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food

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vipjk08
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. The abalone was exceptional as was the souffle. Trent provided great service. Very pleasant.

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mintta
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, food and overall dinning experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We've always loved the food and service at Lucky's, but this time the ambiance was not great. We were in the covered patio out front, and the "see and be seen" crowd dominated the atmosphere. Unpleasantly sleazy behavior of people who seem to be regulars distracted from the normally elegant, upbeat social ambiance. Gross. Perhaps those types come out on weekend nights?

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BillG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky’s always delivers the best food and service.

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Golfer247
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 college friends met to celebrate 50 years of friendship. We could not of had better service, food, ambiance if we tried!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luckys phenomenal as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

70th Birthday- had a whole lobster from Maine!!!!!! Such a splurge and soooooo delicious!! They did everything perfectly and very light hearted waiter who gave me a free ice cream Sunday! Absolutely the best ever!!!!

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GillS
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great steak, I knocked a star off for the very small amount of tomato in the onion & tomato salad

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mmooney
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Santa Barbara is sorely lacking for a first class steak house. Lucky's is probably one of the best in the local area, but it is no 5 star restaurant. Having spent a little time in NY and NOLA I am spoiled. I would place it in the same group as Holdren's, minus the State St parade. One must drive south or north. I do think Hitching Post is a notch above.

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PamelaD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Wedding Anniversary.
Service and food was excellent even though they were slammed. Our favorite spot in Montecito.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fabulous, top notch all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoors due to COVID

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vipDave
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience, great menu, service, wine list and a real classic steakhouse atmosphere, even during COVID. Would highly recommend Lucky’s. Reminded me of a classic Chicago style steakhouse.

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vipBrock
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply my favorite restaurant in the Santa Barbara area! Everything was excellent! Not cheap but worth every penny!

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Craig
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and we will return often.

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JesseS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. It didn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great love the staff and the food

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 1711 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.