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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108 (Olive Mill Road)
805-565-7540
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4:00 pm - 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
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Lucky we chose to dine here

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
ChiliGirl
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and I still don't get it. The locals rave about it but they obviously don't get out much. The menu is nothing special and wherever you look is expensive. The food when it arrives is always a little disappointing. The wine list is very poor unless you have a bottomless wallet and the... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Montréal
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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?