Lucky's

4.7
1811 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 1811 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBobA
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here twice during our stay in Santa Barbara. The abalone appetizer is beyond compare. Absolutely delicious. The Dungeness Crab cocktail is packed with crab meat and delicious.

We also enjoyed the escargot as well as the steak. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated a party of 8. Great experience.

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Itravel2
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They’ve gone down hill from years ago.

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vipMattW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow, drinks took 20 minutes and were watered down when they arrived, food took way too long...overall not a great experience.

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vipSteve66
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Lucky's is always a favorite, but a recent Sunday brunch was not the best. Took forever to get our orders taken, and then there was a mix-up with our coffee orders. Ultimately our server was good enough to waive our beverage orders, and was very apologetic, which is all I could ask. But very unusual to see Lucky's struggle like this with its service.

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HildaM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just make sure you don’t sit near the hostess stand people are hovering over your table not a very comfy spot to be in. Other than that the place and staff are AMAZING!!!

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benica
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch! Food was excellent and service was impeccable.

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LRFM
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The setting was attractive/inviting and the server was pleasant and knowledgeable. However, the food was bland, lacked flavor, and there was a drunk woman seated behind our table that incessantly cackled loudly the entire time we were there.

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Nicko
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation and seating were on time. Service was prompt. Food was great.
Loved the Sand Dabs meal. Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly.
Not our first time at Lucky's, it will not be our last.
Thank you Lucky's for a great meal experience.

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Luvphilly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and outstanding steaks, sides and drinks.
Outdoor dining was nice ( although unexpected.)
Surprised us with an anniversary dessert on the house.
Fantastic experience!

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Papafish
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We read about Lucky's in an article online about visiting Montecito and decided to give it a try to celebrate our birthdays. We've had the luck to travel internationally a fair amount and have been fortunate to eat at some fantastic restaurants in Europe with amazing service. Until we ate at Lucky's, we were always unfavorably comparing our European eating experiences with the ones we had here. No longer-Lucky's is an outstanding restaurant for special occasions. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend for a tasty steak or mussels with a nice wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Very very high priced for what you get! $25 Luckys salad had only 1 shrimp & was skimpy. We had a steak & it was just ok for $90 - nothing special at all. Tasted like it was cooked in the oven in my home - no real seasoning or great flavor & it was prime.
Disappointed

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vipDeborahK
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Excellent martinis, wine, and food with exceptional service.

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Juju
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Caeser was an excellent waiter … the drinks were $$$$ but they don’t skimp on the alcohol - we were feeling very good halfway through … 😳 it was great - I had the hotdog lol - crazy right? But it was very good and their fries are delicious! They even brought my dog his own water bowl! Great lunch! Will be back! But dinner there I feel is a little more the vibe you think of when you think of dining at Luckys!

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delicious
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was terrific. Waiter was friendly and offered suggestions. Restaurant and bar are cool steakhouse vibe and cool upside is beautiful. Top spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation great recommendation from friends

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality, cocktails, food and wine were all outstanding! Larry the Somm took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it. Our waiter was charming, helpful and attentive.
We also loved the glass of Prosecco that was complimentary.
The ambiance was first class and I think this is my favorite restaurant in Montecito/Santa Barbara.
Thank you for this excellent dining experience.

Beverly Johnson

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time for a friend’s birthday. Literally the best steak I’ve ever had.

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vipMPT1
London
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local for comfort food with excellent service.

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vipjoec
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the finest steakhouse in Santa Barbara county .

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Louise
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. The staff and food is always top notch!

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like an old time steakhouse in atmosphere and menu, but with Montecito touches. We sat outside in the front and it was very pleasant. We had an abalone appetizer that was quite special, so hard to find now and the preparation was excellent. The matzoh ball soup was a surprise and satisfying. They offer various types of steak -- we had the Roumanian marinated and the ahi tuna, both nicely done. The steakhouse sides were tasty and properly made. The cocktails were generous and interesting. Our waiter knew the local wines and produced an excellent half bottle of a local Pinot Noir that worked well with both our mains. It's not the restaurant's fault if their clientele is becoming rather LA and looking for Meghan and Harry, the staff is friendly and professional. It's a first rate restaurant in what feels like a small (very wealthy) town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Over priced. If you aren’t a rich montecitan then don’t expect any special treatment. Waitress had 4 tables and managed to forget our drink order, there were two of us btw. Asked to speak to maitre d’ and he was rude and pompous. Not worth the $$$. I won’t go back. And I’ll tell others not to waste their time. Honor Bar across the street (a hill stone restaurant) has their act together way more than Luckys and food is EXCELLENT. Drinks although highly priced were delicious. That’s it. And no toilet paper in bathroom. Gross

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MichaelV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky’s never disappoints!

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TomD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Pretty poor food! $54 steak was tough, dry and flavorless. Baked potato was served room temperature. Only saving grace—interesting people watching.

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vipDianeR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was perfect and will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual. First time I had their bbq ribs- they were amazing!! This restaurant is expensive but worth it!!

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vipFoodiemum
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and perfect spot for a birthday lunch

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vipFresserWheezer
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure…truly.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

$500 for dinner on the “Brooklyn Bridge”? No thanks. You’re better than this lucky’s. #20yrcitoresident

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jorlevitt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was extremely disappointing and absolutely not worth the money. Service was awful and our server was completely aloof. We were seated behind a door and asked if it was possible to move to one of the several open tables. We were told it wasn’t possible, but none of the open tables were ever used during our meal. My husband ordered a very expensive steak and his a la carte side showed up 20 minutes after he got the steak. I ordered the vegetarian burger thinking it was a house made veggie burger, but it was made with impossible meat (I am allergic to one of the ingredients). I take full responsibility for not clarifying what was in the veggie burger, BUT the menu should have certainly specified that it was made using the impossible mixture. I’ve never been to a restaurant, let alone a fine dining restaurant, that does not specify when impossible meat is used in their food. Additionally, I later found out that the burger they served me was actually a beef burger. After all of this drama, our server did not apologize and simply took the plate away from me. We asked to speak to the manager, and he was also unapologetic. He kept assuring me that I did not actually eat meat (which was untrue) and didn’t ask about my allergic reaction to the impossible meat they claimed to have served me. The manager did take some items off the bill, but his attitude and lack of concern was extremely off putting. I would never eat at this restaurant again, there are so many higher quality steak houses with better service.

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RussK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great but our Prime (Bone in) Filet was not really all that tender and not cooked to our order. We ordered medium well and it came back blood rare. The prices are very high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A man with a mask disclosed he was vaccinated and had no desire to do so! He should not be allowed to work at Lucky’s or anywhere! The facts are the facts.

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about it! Great service and food!!!

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MartyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great service was excellent our server Karen knew her stuff.

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SusieB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, Lucky's always strikes just the right tone. The food was outstanding, and I love the ambiance of the outdoor seating area! Can't wait to go back!

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
171 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open Table made this a seamless process. Thank you for the excellent experience

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vipFoodsnooper
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nicely done patio. Great steak. And what a surprise, matzoh ball soup!!!

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 1811 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.