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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
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Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Montecito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $59
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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
New York, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Overpriced, crowded but I don't understand why?Maybe because there is no other bar or night spot in the area. It is noisy, affected, and the chef knows how to ruin a steak.

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Atlanta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We were part of a party of 12 and were seated on the patio at tables of four. We had fabulous service, wonderful food and great wine. Those of us having steak were so happy that they were perfectly cooked. This is a favorite place of my brother's and I see why. Weather was perfect for outdoor dining and the... More

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Neuburg, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lucky`s is very crowded, so reserve in advance. It is very organized, very good service. A nice place with excellent food. Steaks and seafood are outstanding, very good wine list. It is crowed and a lot bigger than it looks from the street, but everything is well organized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Absoultely perfect steaks, a great atmosphere and despite some bad reviews on service the staff were talkative, attentive and generally excellent even though the restuarant was very full. Would definitely recomend, it's a lovely spot on the area!

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Yorba Linda, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had Sunday brunch with free mimosa after arriving in Monticeto. Service was good and the atmosphere was quiet and upscale. We enjoyed our meals.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our only positive experience in Santa Barbara was having dinner at Lucky's. Great food and a fun experience. It was a long drive from where we were staying at Bacara but worth the time for a fine dining experience.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

They were supposed to be open until 10 pm on Monday night, so we were there at a little bit past 9 pm. We waited for 10 minutes at the door and nobody came to greet us. I had to ask the waiter walking fast and would have passed us if I didn't catch his attention. He said someone was... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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