Lucky's

4.7
972 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday-Friday : 11am-2pm. ; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 565-7540
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Leonard Schwartz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olive Mill Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking at Dinner. Street parking at Brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Luckys never disappoints! Always delicious, impeccable service, and great atmosphere! Steaks are fabulous but fish is equally good. Something for everyone.

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Lucky's has always been one of my favorite restaurants. This time, it just didn't seem to be as good as it has been. Our waiter was a little unusual. the steak was average. i will certainly give it another try, but i was sadly disappointed....

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food was amazing!! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our server was lovely – food was exemplary – but there was a child who was screaming and it was it such a high decibel that I think something should’ve said – I saw two tables move and it affected the first half of our meal negatively – I have children – I love children… But I think it’s disruptive to other tables when is that extreme and I think something should’ve been said by the staff

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food and service - or waiter was outstanding!!!

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Considering the extremely high prices I expected superior service but the service was average at best. The food was good, but just basic. The food displayed poorly...except for the Hamachi.
The drinks were great and the desserts were delicious.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Went for lunch to celebrate a friends birthday. It was empty, even though the street was hopping. we ate inside to be out of the sun and it was depressing, being all on our own. we both had steak salads, which took forever to get to us. good but too much steak, big chunks, for lunch. it was billed as a salad and so would have expected thinner slices. Expensive.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Phenomenal! Well worth the price. The blue cheese martinis are off the hook!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

My favorite restaurant in the world! I’ve been all over the globe and this place is perfection in what I expect when I dine out, great food, fabulous service and ambiance extra ordinaire!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great place. Super steaks. Fantastic service great drinks superior wine list

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Another great meal at a bar table. Thanks to Karen for making our reservation and to Steve for great service! We've been coming since week 2 of the opening. Food is always consistently really good. Bar crew knows how to make a cocktail. Manager Larry is running the place like a well tuned clock!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always a great dinner. Only have 4 stars on service for slow start....but once our server came out he was great service.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

What a fantastic find in Montecito. Steaks, Chops and Seafood all prepared perfectly. The epitome of a classic Steakhouse.

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Had a reservation for the main dining room and had to accept a high to table in the bar. Our server took our order and then completely ignored us the rest of meal

Not what I was expecting for a restaurant of this reputation

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Lucky’s is always great! They make the best Martinis! Best staff!

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Very disappointing
Not as I recall
Very rushed service
Pushed us to order more and more

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I have written several reviews of Lucky’s, always after a fabulous steak dinner. Well, guess what? We dined there recently and both my wife and I had FISH! My Dove Sole, deboned tableside, was truly magnificent, while the Sandabs my wife had was also just lovely. Best Martini anywhere and they are big enough to SWIM in! This is my all time favorite restaurant, period!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great steak at the bar. Bartenders excellent

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in the Santa Barbara area!!!

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2018

96$ steak that was burnt. I ordered it medium rare. All the sides were bland. Very disappointed. Should NOT be considered a steakhouse

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Too expensive for normal food, dining area small or separate from bar area which makes it kind of dull!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We celebrated our 25th anniversary here for a fabulous dinner!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

A must. It’s the hub of Montecito. So cheerful and friendly. My idea of fine dining out. A great place to share with old friends or make new ones.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Meals (there were 4 in our party) were very good, three New York strips and a filet. The apple crunch desert with ice cream was so-so. Overall everything was great except for the noise level. All at our table had to speak very loudly to be heard, but I would have to put that on local patrons, not Lucky's. I would recommend Lucky's for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

NEVER DISAPPOINTS!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was delicious; the service was excellent. Everything was delightful, as always.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Awesome food and service!

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Absolutely terrible service. The 56$ dollar steak I orderd was cold in the middle. And in the middle of dinner the power went out. Absolutely ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Always great. Great steak, best warm spinach salad ever. Pleasant and timely service. Favorite spot.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Always great. The most delicious meals we have when in Montecito. We always make sure to dine here for occasions and just because it’s that good.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Best dinner ever! Outstanding service and great food! We love this place! Luckys is rich with history too!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Lucky’s is expensive but the food , service and ambiance are worth it.

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I was surprised how packed this place was for a Monday night. I’m guessing it’s a very popular place so maybe it was just an off-night for them. We were immediately greeted by a server asking our drink orders. All the servers were very good. When we placed our order, we made sure to let them know we were ordering the soufflé for dessert because we know it takes 20 minutes to prepare. Our salad came out, we shared the Lucky’s Salad. It was not worth the price, in my opinion. My husband ordered the sand dabs for his main meal and I ordered the filet Mignon. My steak was lukewarm and I asked my husband about his...the same. Even the side dishes were lukewarm. After we finished our meal, our server stated the soufflé still had “9 minutes to go”. That was fine, we ordered some coffee. About 20 minutes later, we were served the soufflé. Since this was our first experience at this restaurant and it was crowded, we just gave them the benefit of doubt. I even have a friend who told me it was her favorite place to go. So...maybe it was a fluke? We paid a lot of money for our dinner experience but just left feeling underwhelmed. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Always enjoy our visit to Lucky's. Try to make a trip from Orange County at least once year. The food, service , atmosphere all top notch. Just wish it was closer to home.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great for special occassions both real and made up ;) Best Steak I've ever had - Medium Rare from a Cow that died happy.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Always a favorite stop at Lucky’s. Amazing food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great experience all around. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Quintessential Montecito. Outstanding food. Expansive menu. Service always very attentive. Very friendly hostess and manager. First class all the way.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Good steak. Nice drinks.

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