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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2739 (Olive Mill Road)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Brea, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant because it was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at. The portions are very generous. The filet was so tender it melted in my mouth. The flavor was out of this world. The mashed potatoes is a must. Will definitely return to this place.

Thank Debe B
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar is a fun place to see and be seen. But the service and the food are marginal. Very hard to get good service in the bar, and it is better in the restaurant, but the restaurant is not as fun. I do like eating on the patio in the summer, near the fireplace, however. This place does have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always an interesting crew at and around the bar area, where you can order off the full menu. Great appetizers and excellent steaks across the board, and if you hit it right, beef stroganoff special!!! Don't miss the gluten free onion rings, paired perfectly with a "Mr. Lucky" cocktail

Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably Montecito's most-beloved, prized and famed dinner spots. We enjoyed a wonderfully delicious and delightful meal and met some amazing new friends while dining. This restaurant is where to go for catching up with friends, making new ones and mingling with locals, as well as Hollywood weekend celebrities. The social atmosphere here is absolutely amazing with wonderful meals... More 

Thank Igor S
Cranbrook, Canada
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love everything about that resto and I am vegan! The service is awesome. The cocktails are great. They make a mean sugar free lemon drop martini! As a vegan, their tofu dish is memorable. The taste is brilliant and is healthy. Of course, their cognac steak is my husband's favourite dish ever. My children (13 and 9) who never like... More 

Thank marieclaude f
North Hills, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great steaks!! Also, their warm chopped spinach and bacon salad is one of the best I've ever had! Very friendly and professional service. Our waiter, Trent, was incredible!!

Thank Richard521
Bad Iburg, Germany
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Coming from germany we had dinner at Luckys because friends of us have recommended this steak restaurant. It was a perfect choice. Started with complimentary valet parking (which still is so surprisingly convenient for us germans...) we were impressed how stylish and cosy the place was. Perfect service and a filet mignon you have to try! We will be back!

Thank ReneStr73
Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Nice place for a brunch. The outside seating is very tiny, but the covered patio offers some fresh air and nice daylight. The food was excellent, with a fairly large offering of options for a brunch. We will try it for dinner one of these days...

Thank Arnaud L
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354 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I half expected Frank Sinatra to walk by holding a martini. A GREAT place. Wonderful private atmosphere. Extremely attentive service. Cocktails shaken and poured at the table. Beware of ordering too much food. Sides are served family style. Entrees can also be family style. To die for filet mignon stroganoff with homemade egg noodles. French onion soup is out of... More 

Thank PismoLulu
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

You can't leave town without at least stopping by for a drink. A local haunt and a great place for visitors, the service is excellent and the food is terrific. Located in the heart of Montecito near great boutiques and shops, so its a great place for lunch, too. It's a bit pricey, but worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $59
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2739
    (Olive Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: 805-565-7540
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?