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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108 (Olive Mill Road)
805-565-7540
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks...
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. LUCKY'S remains one of a rare few to honor the no nonsense steak dinner traditions. From the moment you’re greeted at you car by the valet, seated at your table, encouraged to roll up your sleeves, martini in hand, you are served. Are you ever served!There’s just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great, upscale atmosphere to see and be seen.

Lucky's lives up to its reputation. Lots of beautiful people here but yet you don't have to dress up. Varied menu has something for everyone from burgers to salmon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
bethy1954
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little rock
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reston, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I had the grass fed Fillet with a Chanterelle cream sauce and it was delicious. A side of broccoli with hollandaise sauce which was also very good. The Lemon Drop Martini was a bit pricey at $17 but was tasty. Prices aren't that off from any fine dining steak house prices. The hostess was very nice and showed me several... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lucky's is a 'place to be seen' on a week-end in Montecito. So Lynda and I saw at least 6 to 8 people we knew. It was Stephannie's birthday so we took her there to celebrate. I was quite surprised to see Matzoh Ball soup on the menu-a memory from college, so quickly ordered it. It was just beautiful on... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lucky's is one of our favorite steak houses because of it's consistent high quality of not only their steaks, but in all dishes they serve. This evening was no exception. The cocktails are generous. The fresh abalone appetizer was tender and perfectly balanced with a lemon beurre blanc with capers. The breads were warm and fresh. Accompanying our excellent medium... More 

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little rock
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lucky's lives up to its reputation. Lots of beautiful people here but yet you don't have to dress up. Varied menu has something for everyone from burgers to salmon.

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CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had dinner with good friends. A fantastic restaurant, expensive but worth the price. Great steaks , fish , side dishes("onion rings and potatoe skins) and decadent deserts. Go!

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My friends and I ate at this restaurant twice in early March 2015. The service was outstanding. If the place is crowded it is difficult to converse with people at your own table. I highly recommend ordering one of their steaks on the menu...they were very tender and taste delightful. Everything else we ordered was good...but not great for the... More 

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Three of us had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed everything! The food, ambiance and service were excellent, and we had a cozy corner table so we could see the room. I highly recommend Lucky's.

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Lucky's was recommended to us by friends who live in Santa Barbara. It is clearly a local favourite as the restaurant was full on a Sunday evening. Yes, it is a bit on the expensive side, but the food was delicious. My petite fillet was ordered medium rare and it was perfectly cooked and incredibly tender. It was not swimming... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

First off, I want to stress that our waiter was a consummate professional. With that out of the way, what I found incredibly amazing was how they managed to extract all traces of flavor out of the food. Seriously, the food in my high school cafeteria had more flavor than this place. It's outrageous considering the grossly inflated prices that... More 

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Yountville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Your choice: the main Restaurant offering intimate cozy nooks and ideal rounds for gatherings of family/friends or the Bar. Exudes ambience, good energy with jovial conversation. Menu offerings are broad, food is well prepared, quality is consistent. Popular with locals, familiar faces and friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
    (Olive Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: 805-565-7540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 59
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. LUCKY'S remains one of a rare few to honor the no nonsense steak dinner traditions. From the moment you’re greeted at you car by the valet, seated at your table, encouraged to roll up your sleeves, martini in hand, you are served. Are you ever served!There’s just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?