Lucky's

4.7
1985 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.
If you have a preference for either indoor our outdoor dining, please note this request at the time of booking.

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 1985 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! Social! 🐤 🥧 😋Thanks again! c

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vipVegasEats
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The New York strip au poivre was excellent, as was the escargot. So refreshing to find they had a full bar- the cocktails were delicious and the service was incredible. Great steak house, we recommend and would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Prices have been raised by about 50% just crazy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant ever

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vipDavidG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect dinner. The New York steak is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and Ambience is always great. Although they seem to have forgot to clean spider webs off the ceiling in the bar. Took quite awhile for anyone to acknowledge us. Server didn’t seem to know the menu or what was available on Wednesday’s menu which is surprising for lucky’s at $550 for a party of 2.

Good quality and options makes up for a lot though. All restaurants seem to be struggling with new staff.

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vipBrianR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

We had a table for 4 for lunch Nov. 29, 2021. The service was minimal with very few waiters. Two of the lunches were satisfactory, but our selections were not. My wife had a rather small plate of lettuce and 4 small pieces of lobster which was suppose to be lucky’s signature lobster salad. My lunch was suppose to be sliced filet mignon on open face sandwich with mushrooms. The bread was hard and the meat was not filet mignon. It was tough tri-tip. This was not a good experience at Lucky’s in Montecito for my wife and myself.

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vipDavidG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant. Great meals, every time. One of the best places for steak.

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Suzybrowneyes
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & top notch food! A bit pricey, but am never disappointed.

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RubenO
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and mash potatoes were delicious! The patio is beautiful.

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vipjudy
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always my favorite go to restaurant. Never disappoints. Hard to get reservations on short notice but guess everyone loves this place too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our food was cold and the service was slow. We arrived at 6:00 pm and left at 8:30’sh.

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vipYvetteA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not sure if it's the pandemic, but Lucky's is not quite as good as it used to be. Hoping they can put it back on track. Not a terrible experience, but I expected better.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and did not want
to cook aft preparing all day. Love Luckys…it’s always consistently delicious

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David
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

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rbmdcfp
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite special occasion restaurant in Santa Barbara county.

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vipRamiroA
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & celebrate our anniversary with a desert!!

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vipCarlaL
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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Burlperson
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious. We were disappointed because we had not finished our salads when the main course was served. For an expensive restaurant that is a bit of a RUSH. We went there for sentimental reasons. Won’t be back because we were visiting Santa Barbara. There are lots of other restaurants in Montecito. They all seemed busy so who cares!

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JackieS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was amazing! It is our honeymoon and they brought us complimentary dessert

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vipKKfoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We made reservations on Open table and when we arrived were told that reservations made on Open Table were for outside. We did not want to sit outside but had no choice. Otherwise the place was GREAT. Would have loved to be inside.

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Rusty
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish that I lived closer to Lucky's, it would definitely become my go to place for EXCELLENT food and AMAZING service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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vipLynnS
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous dinner!!. Perfect every time. We love Lucky’s !!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in every way.

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CoreyM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant after 20+ years when I’m looking for a great steak. I always recommend to anyone in the area or visiting the area. Don’t ever change!

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joanne
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

32nd Anniversary

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vipHappyDiner
Central Coast
113 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite haunts, Lucky's combines great food with a veritable who's who of Montecito. Saturday is prime rib night and we were fortunate enough to grab the last one. Perfectly cooked and delicious. We enjoyed the crudo and iceberg wedge as starters, then the prime rib with handmade potato chips, steamed spinach, sliced tomatoes, and asparagus - all great, then for dessert it was gelato (caramel and espresso) and fresh berries with coconut sorbet.

Lucky's has one of the best bars in town with a staff that has been there for years and recognizes locals of which there are many who dine here. Always a great vibe! Leonard and Larry, the managers, are exceptionally personable as are the bartenders including Ezra, a perennial favorite, and our hostess Karen. Great group of professionals!

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George
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from out of town for a wedding. Wanted to show them the best of Santa Barbara and Montecito. I succeeded.

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vipBunny
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Could not have been better.

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Deanie
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early lunch on a Thursday. Staff was attentive and pleasant -- professional in every way. Food was, as usual, delicious. I had the filet sandwich and farm salad with blue cheese dressing; my guest had the filet sandwich with caesar salad. Both filets were perfectly cooked to order. We shared tastes of the cheese cake with fruit compote...delicious! Perfect lunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for our 8 year anniversary and it was another great experience at Luckys! Our server was A lovey lady, I believe her name was Mira? Last time that she served us she had a great attitude and great recommendations and this time was no different! We loved the food, the steak was amazing!! The calamari was delicious and the drinks.. SO GOOD!! 100/10 highly recommend

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Elliott
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding Anniversary; fun experience, great wine, delicious steaks

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vipDKDK
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. Our waiter was great as always.

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MichaelF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike’s birthday!

LM
vipLorenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All was great except for when the wait staff started setting up for a large dinner party next to us. They were moving/dragging/banging chairs and tables with zero concern for the existing guests enjoying their dinners only a couple feet away. It could have been handled much more appropriately.

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SallyY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best steak ever, so tender, expertly cooked, fabulous pepper sauce. Potato skins were so overcooked however, like eating cardboard. Service great at times but waited 15 min. For bill after asking for it. Despite being beautifully dressed for my daughter's 30th birthdays, booking weeks earlier, as 3 women were seated at the table in far corner next to street and at the head of the valet parking. All we heard were cars starting over and over as they were moved as open parking spots on street opened up.

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BGriffin
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Really enjoyed the entire experience. Highly recommend.

FAQs

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

Lucky's is rated 4.7 stars by 1985 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.