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Lucky's

1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
805-565-7540
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Ranked #8 of 21 restaurants in Montecito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Famous for their steaks but I usually have fish. The Dover sole is always delicious. Great grilled artichokes with a variety of dips. Dress nicely for this place but it has a nice casual ambience. Staff is very good as is the food.

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have eaten here several times and each time have been completely unimpressed with the food and downright offended by the service. There are many WAY better restaurants in Montecito/Santa Barbara so anywhere else instead.

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great food, great ambiance, great wine list. Easy to get to location. Feels like an authentic enoteca in Italy. Small space, book early, book often.

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Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Friendly, consummately professional staff handles large parties (and picky eaters) with ease; a popular place with solid steak-house fare with a flair for making you feel like you're the only folks in the house.

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Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lucky's has been a favorite over the years on numerous getaways to Santa Barbara. Last night was 4th of July evening and we had an 8PM res. Why mention this? Because contrary to expectations, the place was packed. We expected a slow evening with few diners due to fireworks and family get togethers. Boy were we off base. we were... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very popular watering hole for the locals and tourists, it is very noisy in the evenings and almost impossible to get a table. Four of us sat at the bar. There were two TV screens, one showing the current World Cup football match in Brasil, and the other the current Wimbledon tennis match. The walls are adorned with black... More

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Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very good breakfast at 1/10 the cost of the Four Seasons. Very good Italian food for dinner too. Dine on the patio in front or inside.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My LD and I went for dinner in September. Our cocktails were well made. Our salads tasted wonderful. I had the Filet Mignon Pepper Steak with Cognac and LD had a Filet Mignon both were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. We shared the Hashed Brown Potatoes with Gruyére Cheese which were to die for and we couldn’t eat all of... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lucky's gets it right. Great food of highest quality, beautiful setting with warm ambiance inside. & outside and attentive service. Every time we come for cocktails & /or dinner we recall why we love Lucky's..

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A great place to have a very good steak as well as seafood. They serve Abalone from time to time, try it. Great Martinis, I love their Margarita. Inside sitting in the typical Californian way, nice people, a bit loud, but not at all too loud. You choose to sit outside and you can see going by the life on... More

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