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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Notable Wine List (21)
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Romantic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
People Watching (14)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We decided on Lucky's to celebrate our 25th anniversary. I cannot recommend it enough. Steven, our waiter was phenomenal and the food was incredible. An absolutely A+ experience all the way around!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

was recently in California an this was one of the best restaurants we went to. Great Food. busy atmosphere would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food. Excellent service. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a true steak house experience! I'll be back!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Love Luckys. Fun. Reliable. Excellent steak. My go to in Montecito

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Overly expensive! You can get a lot of great meals in this town for half the cost.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

There are very few places where you have a well renown chef as a general manager. This ensures perfect food quality and a leadership that is completely in tune. This is a special place, and the preferred choice of Montecito's who's who. Go here and feel special.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent food, drinks and service. We go every time we are anywhere near Montecito and have even driven up from Los Angeles just for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Classic sold school steak house. A Montecito tradition. Great food, great service and always a cool place to go.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Such a scene. We ate at the bar to take in all of the action. The Mr Lucky is our favorite cocktail. Great straightforward food properly cooked. We are in town for a week and hope to get to Luckys s few more times. Love it there

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have dined at Luckys on previous occasions and decided to try their luncheon/brunch menu on Saturday. On this day I ordered a hamburger that was so dry I could hardly eat it. The overdone meat had no juice, the Kaiser bun stale so I sent it back to get the normal bun. It was also dry. The fries as usual were wonderful. I hope management takes care of the problem as this is a nice place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Once again, Lucky's did not disappoint. From the abalone appetizer to the great filet mignion, every bite was outstanding! Sommelier's wine recommendation paired wonderfully with the meal. Service was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Was highly recommended and did not disapoint. Great food, great ambiance and great service . I'd highly rrecommend.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our meal was flawless...prepared and presented well, and every bite was savored! Our server was very personable, professional, and knew everything there was to know about the menu, wines, and restaurant. We're looking forward to going back when we're in the area again!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great mix of nostalgia, wonderful location, excellent food, pleasant conversation level and professional wait staff. We dine here every time we are in the area.

Stop in at the adjoining art gallery as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious food, great wine and fabulous service! A wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Quintessential Montecito. Almost always crowded. Great vibe. Busy bar scene. Very extensive menu and they do a terrific job. If you ask most in the area if you had to pick one restaurant to eat at while in town, so long as price isn't a primary concern, Lucky's is it.

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