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About Lucky's

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.

1279 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday-Friday : 11am-2pm. ; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Olive Mill Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 565-7540

Website:
http://www.luckys-steakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking at Dinner. Street parking at Brunch.

Executive Chef:
Leonard Schwartz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Lucky's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (12)
Romantic (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Casual (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

was closed due to mudslides shouldn't be taking reservation while not in operation

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were unable to go due to the mudslides in Monticeto. Also, we were unable to cancel our reservation, apparently for the same reason. We have been before and had a very nice dinner. We were sorry we could not go this time. Hopefully we can go another time soon.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a wonderful meal! We look forward to the next time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food! Cool atmosphere but loud. Waitress was efficient but not super friendly.
We had a good time. If we want an excellent steak, we would go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding!!! We enjoyed tender steaks and other delicious items after our wedding. Our family enjoyed everything! Excellent service as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent as always but a little pricey, as always

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

What a terrific way to have celebrated New Year’s Day for dinner with our best friends, both our guests and the staff at Lucky’s !
It never disappoints, no matter what we have ordered.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great Place!!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing restaurant and cuisine! The service was impeccable. We are extremely saddened to know that Lucky's is in harms way due to the massive California fires of December 2017. We pray for all those residents!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lucky's is the best! Service! Food! Feel! it has the old school feel with cool folks eating. I have been coming to Lucky's for over 10 years. Every time is a great experience, for me and my quests. please come and enjoy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Been coming since week 2 of its opening. Best steaks in town, good sides, and the turtle sundae is a classic! Bartenders know how to make a cocktail, and server Steve did a great job.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoyable. Our Server Karen made it special. Thank you

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

LUCKYS is our go to place 😍 we love to sit at the bar. Bartenders ar excellent. We also like Table 70 as it next to the fireplace 🔥

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time visit on a recommendation and it was better than expected, Service, Meal, Enviroment.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service is excellent, food delicious and the AMBIANCE is is cordial and relaxing !

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We ate there twice in the 3 days we were in Santa Barbara. It is a beautiful restaurant and the service was excellent. We did not order steaks which is there specialty..several dishes were excellent while some were so so at dinner. Brunch was better and the corn beef hash was the best I’ve had. The matzoh ball soup was also great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Overall it was a fabulous dinner. The service wasn’t Michelin quality but it was good. The restaurant tends to be very hot in the back so take notice before securing your table otherwise you might sweat profusely like I did.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We love Lucky's! We drive from San Diego to spend a couple of days in Montecito once or twice a year. We never come up without dining at Luck's at least once....this trip, both nights!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

For us, Lucky’s is a special venue. Delicious steak, ribs, salads. Very comfortable and a bit of a throw back to the casual outside of Hollywood dining. We never miss a chance to dine here by ourselves or with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were celebrating my husband’s special birthday, and we were seated at table in the corner. It was quiet when we first sat down, but it soon became noisy.
The food was fantastic from the fabulous steak, the red wine sauce. We loved the sautéed mushrooms we ordered to put on the steak. The sugar snap peas were the best I have ever tasted.
The gratis birthday sundae was magnificent!
We were very pleased with the entire meal, although my husband commented how the shrimps were much smaller in the shrimp cocktail than the last time.

Roz Rosin

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very nice establishment. Food continues to deliver. Steaks are well prepared and savory. I have a problem with management. We had great food, but very little follow up - which is odd for a place that sells $75 steaks. My wife went to the wash room and as she was returning was accosted by a table (a woman at a large round table actually). The woman told my wife to send over a waiter as they wanted drinks. My wife (who clearly wasn’t dressed as a waiter or hostess) tried to explain that she didn’t work there, but the woman only sneered and ignored hers and said send someone over.

I tried to talk with the manager on duty about the altercation and he came up empty - very little apology. I’d expect a level of decorum from a place like this and something to be done.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A little pricey, but oh so good. We both ordered the petite filet mignon with baked potato and a side of asparagus. Quite simply the best meal of our week-long trip up the coast from San Diego. Aside from an obnoxiously loud lady at the table next to us who rattled on non-stop for over an hour the restaurant was comfortable and inviting.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was brusk. We were served an incorrect appetizer and charged for something we did not order. However, the sommelier was amazing.
We will not return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Romanian steak was the BEST

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved our waiter. This restaurant is beautiful and the food was very good!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

one of our favorite restaurants hand down! We live an hour away and try to find any excuse to drive to Montecito and go to Lucky's for almost every meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Expensive but excellent steak and very good service

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lucky's is always perfect! Food, service, hostesses, libations! We were loud and noisy and having a great time, it was perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was our first visit to Lucky's and it did not disappoint. We were celebrating our 52 Wedding Anniversary and the atmosphere, food, and service could not be beat. It made our special day even more special. We do not live in the area and made the trip to Santa Barbara especially to go to Lucky's and we really enjoyed our evening. We will surely be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We got to Lucky’s about 45 minutes before our reservation & they were ready to seat us but we decided to sit at the bar & have a drink beforehand. The bar had a nice upbeat vibe to it & they had the World Series in which made it even more upbeat! Be good prepared to spend a good amount of money here but it’s definitely worth it!! Most of the plates are easily shareable & can be brought home as leftovers!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was fantastic from start to finish: atmosphere, food, service, everything.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

An institution. Always great and the best people watching in Santa Barbara.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Awesome in every respect. All cooked to perfection and ample portions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was absolutely impeccable. Meal was wonderfully prepared. Lucky’s is a local gem.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've been going to Lucky's since the day it opened and I've never been disappointed with the food or the service. A great place and Montecio is "lucky" to have Lucky's!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very helpful and friendly service and quality of the food was excellent! Overall extremely good experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always enjoy Lucky's! So much so that we drive 50 miles for this dining experience. The quality of beef is superb and the Chef executes perfectly cooked to order steaks. The potato skins here are a guilty pleasure. We enjoy many of the starters and sides. Abalone lovers will not be disappointed. Bartender prepares excellent drinks. The wine list offers several half bottles at reasonable pricing. Only constructive comment: The Caesar Salad could be a tad more garlicky anchovy flavor...but we do request extra anchovy and the Chef gladly accommodates. As for service, it is professional yet very friendly. The restaurant has many "locals" as well as tourists. While we have an incredible steakhouse within a few miles of our home, we just enjoy the trek north to enjoy Lucky's. This steakhouse menu has lots to offer beyond the basics, and the quality and preparation are exceptional -- just a nice get out of the local neighborhood for a date...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful service always. Food better than anywhere else in Montecito and perhaps Santa Barbara as well. A delight to visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Love everything about Lucky's. From the cocktails to the dessert and everything in between. Service is awesome and so is the ambiance. When in Montecito, do not pass by Lucky's without at least a drink and an appetizer. The best of the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Another great meal! Best steaks and hash browns in town. Server Trent was on the ball all evening. Bartender Karen knows how to make a cocktail. We ate in bar and it was packed and very loud, if you want a quieter table eat in the main restaurant.

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