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Lucky's

1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
805-565-7540
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Ranked #6 of 20 restaurants in Montecito
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $19 - $59
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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119 reviews 119 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Amazing steaks! Visited two days in a row and the steaks were world class + excellent service and a good bar selection. Having visited the two top rated SB restaurants in TripAdvisor listing – I think this is the real no. 1

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Excellent food, great service, good people watching and entertainment. Wine list is excellent. It's, arguably, the best restaurant in the area and aptly named.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife & I admit to being private persons and prefer to avoid finding our faces in public places. We were in close contact with numerous Hollywood personalities years ago when we ran a popular restaurant in Palm Springs which was a gathering place for celebrities. Many became casual friends and "normal" people to us. Lucky's is just such a... More

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Southern California
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212 reviews 212 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We always enjoy dinner at Lucky's. The staff is casual and friendly, yet service is polished. The restaurant often offers abalone on the menu. When available, it is fresh and prepared nicely. Abalone is a "hard to find" treat. The menu has lots of great sides, the beets and cream corn are my favorites here. A must have for me... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We wandered into Lucky's while staying at the Four Season's nearby. The comments here for drinks is spot on, Great Martini's! The food is very good, we both had the double cut lamb chop, excellent! Sides are extra, don't miss the cream corn. It's fresh corn in a nice cream sauce. Nice friendly service, not intrusive, but available as needed,... More

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service, great food and fab martinis! They do it right. Started with a very dirty vodka martini in the bar area while we waited for the rest of our group. One of the best. I was feeling my first one in a very good way. The bar area and restaurant is cozy and traditional. We carried our drinks to... More

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Thank goodness I chose not to go to dinner with my in-laws. They took my husband here for his birthday dinner. Big Mistake. We live in Ventura. He hadn't eaten anything all day, anticipating a good dinner. He almost didn't make it home - was getting bathroom cramps about half way home. He ordered the peppercorn steak and a wedge... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

There's a lot to like here. The room is comfortable (if noisy) and lined with pictures of celebrities who, we assume, graced Lucky's and its prior incarnations with their presence. And framed wine labels from top wineries with autographs of their (presumably -- couldn't read most of them) famous drinkers. The menu is large and, although heavy on meat, varied... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

They ruined our special event evening by making my wife violently ill by ignoring the food allergy that she informed them about when ordering. My wife got to spend half the meal throwing up in the bathroom but they were kind enough to comp her the soup that made her violently ill, the steak she couldn't eat because she was... More

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I love this place, how can you not like a great restaurant in one of the world's most beautiful cities. The food has been a little up and down, if only because you expect it to always be EXCELLENT when the prices are over the top...but the truth is, in this town I get the feeling if you have to... More

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