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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
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Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Montecito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $59
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Olive Mill Road
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.
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English first
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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155 reviews 155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I think I reviewed Lucky's a year or so ago, so this is an update. This is an up-scale (and up-priced) steakhouse, its walls lined with illustrations of famous people we assume dined there in the old days when it was the most glamorous spot on the coast. There's a bar on the left side as you face the restaurant... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

fabulous steaks....cooked to perfection. Both my wife and myself ordered the filet mignonette...7 -ounce steaks....perfectly done....and beyond tender. the ambience was delightful, not too noisy....just what we wanted...service very pleasant....would return in a flash

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a locals hangout and the bar scene is quite interesting. Expect single old men to show up in their Rolls Royce sedans and half the tables will be reserved, which is odd for a bar that doesn't take reservations. Its very loud and the people watching is some of the most unique you will find anywhere. A lot... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was only after visiting Lucky's that I figured out why it is so famous. The food is simply awesome. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about what's on the menu and are more than willing to customize to satisfy the needs. Do make it a point to not miss the desserts.

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Final dinner with out of town guests and we were not disappointed! It was if we saved the best for last. The food was exceptional (petite filet, ny strip, salmon, creamed spinach, potatoes with gruyere) and the service was just as amazing. They certainly take very great care of their guests. Can't wait to go back.

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Crockett, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Expensive but the meat is top quality. This is an old-fashioned steak house. Be careful ordering wines. They give you a list of the most expensive but if you ask, they have a more reasonable selection. Service is good, food traditional. We like it. Do make reservations.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Highly recommended by fellow travelers that were local arriving with us into Santa Barbara. We were delighted with our waiter during a late lunch and his knowledge of the menu that we returned the following evening to enjoy more of this local hangout spot. Wonderful food, service and fun atmosphere.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had been to Lucky's once before and this most recent trip surpassed all expectations- Leonard recommended the best steak I've ever had in my life and the entire staff made me feel as pampered as a 5 star celebrity guest. Have the Romanian steak and the hash Swiss - doesn't get any better

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Ojai, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location in Monticeto, California. Our waiter was very good -- very smooth and relaxed -- attentive, but not too much.

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Travelled to Santa Barbara area with my staff for a planning retreat at Montecito Inn. We walked next door to Lucky's because of its reputation for beef. Enjoyed petit filets and shared sides: creamed spinach, potato skins, tomatoes and onions and brussel sprouts. Sorbet and salted caramel sundae for dessert. Wonderful dinner and attentive service!

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Additional Information about Lucky's

Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
Phone Number: 805-565-7540
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
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
Average Prices: USD 19 - 59
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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