Lucky specializes in Country French and Southern American comfort food, paired with great wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.
Comfort Food, French American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available ($3.00) in a lot directly across the street from Lucky. Please prepay.
Additionally, there is ample free parking available on Kirk Avenue and other nearby streets.
Private Party Facilities:
Able to accomodate up to 25 people on select days and only at certain times. Please call Lucky to make arrangements.
Private Party Contact:
Cameron McWhinney: 5409821249x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
Lucky Ratings and Reviews
Local truffles were good, fired chicken ...
Local truffles were good, fired chicken was cooked well but crust was burnt. Kale as collard greens not my favorite. Caesar salad was sub par, and scallops were cooked almost perfectly but the dish was devoid of any character.
A lucky find for us as it was our first ...
A lucky find for us as it was our first visit to Roamoke. It was not in the hotel info or an easy google. This we were lucky to come upon it. Excellent drinks. Fresh food w/ wonderful nuances in flavour. Crazy delicious drinks. Ask for the Cube!!
Came for dinner right after flying in fr ...
Came for dinner right after flying in from the northeast. Second time in Roanoke, came to Lucky based on the reviews. We had the cheese board, salads, entrees, and desert. Every course was excellent. Service was professional and attentive. Great bar selection and plenty of original cocktails to choose from. Will definitely be back next time I come to Roanoke.
We come about once a month and look forw ...
We come about once a month and look forward to whatever the special of the day is. A great fresh menu. It's a stable and wonderful treat for an actual culinary experience in a city that otherwise survives on burgers and biscuits. Also love the rotating cocktail specials.
At first, the ambiance was not what we e ...
At first, the ambiance was not what we expected - it seemed more like a Roanoke bar rather than a fine dining restaurant. The food was good and so was the service. I give it 4 stars, versus 5 stars for - say - Alexander's Restaurant.
The mussels were awesome, but the cheese ...
The mussels were awesome, but the cheese board and my friend's gnocchi was tiny for the price. He left hungry...and as a vegetarian, he felt a bit miffed at the portion considering there was no meat in it. I'm a wine enthusiast and foodie so I know my places. Enlarge the portions or lower the cost a bit for vegetarian fare. Seems only fair.
Special that night was soft shell crabs. ...
Special that night was soft shell crabs. Very tasty but lots of batter. Small beet salad was enough to share. Gnocchi with mushrooms in broth was a very small portion as an entree. Garlic infused oil with bread was $3. Small piece of bread!
My wife and I enjoyed eating at Lucky for the first time. We met friends and enjoyed the evening. Although we did not drink, the beverages concocted at the bar looked wonderful. I ordered a dozen Old Salt oysters on the half shell and although a bit small, they were tasty. Three of us ordered the chicken with mashed potatoes and the skin was crispy, juicy and delicious. Another member of our party enjoyed the day's catch of bass and stated it was also well prepared and a good choice. The waitress was laid back and very responsive. The overall mood was a bit hip without being intimidating for us middle agers.
The entire menu was appealing, so it was hard for the hubby and I to choose. We settled on the cheese board for a starter and were so impressed! The cheeses were the perfect temperature and the accompments spot on. I had the mushroom gnocchi with gooseberries, which were an interesting addition. The gnocchi were like little pillows. My husband had a braised pork dish that was meltingly tender. I'm so glad we found this restaurant as we were passing through!
Disappointed this time
Lucky is one our favorite restaurants in Roanoke. This time , however, I was very disappointed in my entire. It was a duck pasta dish that was no where near entree sized, for which I was charged $26.00! I think sometimes popularity gets the best of a place!
The ambiance was warm and inviting. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. He had good suggestions. The owner was there and checked in on customers. The cheese board appetizer was delicious. My food was rich, delicious and very comforting. The unusual cocktails really hit the spot and were unique. I have a gluten allergy and there were selections for me.
Will go back
First time here and we would definitely go back. The atmosphere was perfect, fun and upscale. The food was amazing. I had the NY strip and it was cooked to perfection and the taste was mmmmmm! Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Great little restaurant.
The cheese plate is fabulous with 4 diff ...
The cheese plate is fabulous with 4 different cheeses, delicious pickled onions, candied pecans and a variety of olives. The meal went downhill from there. I was debating the fried country chicken and the mushroom gnocchi. The waiter told us the chicken was their most popular dish. It was served bone-in sitting on kale soggy from the bland gravy and with mashed potatoes. It was no match for Lexington's Southern Inn fried chicken. I was disappointed. My husband had the steak with frites. He said it was just OK. I tried a frite and it was more like a soggy French fry. If I return it will be for a glass of wine and the cheese plate. That was what the table next to us did and it was a great idea. Expensive for the quality. The service, however, was excellent.
Disappointed in the entree
Our party ordered the pork shoulder, scallops and duck pasta. While the appetizers, salads and drinks were amazing we were somewhat dissapointed with the entrees. The scallops were a little too salt and the cauliflower puree wasn't amazing either. The pork lacked salt and was a little over cooked. We generally love Lucky so were disappointed to have this experience with our out of town guests. We'll go back but maybe a with slightly lower expectations.
My wife and two friends of ours had confirmed reservations for 8:30 pm on Valentine's Day. We showed up at that time and were told that they did not have a table ready for us right then but it would be soon. So we sat at the bar and had some drinks. We had decent service from the bartenders, but not the response you would expect when a restaurant failed to deliver on reservations. We did not get a table until 9:15 pm (45 minutes late). My wife and I ordered the same thing and it was good, but my friends were not so lucky (pun intended). One of them ordered the special and got such a small amount of food that I shared some of mine with her. The other ordered a $40 steak, was not asked how he wanted it cooked and it was cold. He also changed his side dish and received the correct side, but got charged for two ($7 for nothing). After paying we spoke with the manager to express our frustration and give him a chance to explain. He was very friendly, but could only say to come find him the next time we come in.
A great dinner to be had
We live in DC and visit Blacksburg every now and then. Lucky is now our "must do" even though Roanoke is about a half hour drive from Blacksburg! Delicious, delicious food and very pleasant service on both occasions we've been there. We are "foodies" but the menu has something for everyone. Definitely get a reservation. It's a small space and they absolutely fill up even at the bar. Parking is easy as there is a metered lot across the street.
Great Downtown Gem with Quality Food
Had dinner here while we were traveling through Roanoke. Excellent prepared farm to table food and if you enjoy craft cocktails, they have a great bar set-up too! Our table had the roasted chicken which was moist and flavorful along with the pork chop cooked with some excellent vegetable sides that normally my husband wouldn't eat. Restaurant space is small and so recommend reservations. They also have a great bar if you are just looking to have drinks!
The Cube is genius
The three course meals with wine pairings for Food Week were phenomenal. But the crowning achievement was The Cube. A frozen ice cube of spices and magic in a smokey glass of Bourbon. Up front, a delicious Bourbon, and as The Cube melts, layers and layers of new tastes unfold. Quite an experience.
Food was good, service was just OK.
Our first visit to Lucky. Got a great table. The food was good and interesting. We enjoyed the ambience. Unfortunately, our waiter forgot about us. We would have enjoyed the experience a lot more with just a little more attentiveness by the staff.
We had a fabulous time at Lucky.
The food and service were outstanding! The noise level is very loud so not a great restraint for conversation. I did note that there is a "front" area and "bar" area. The front area looked to have about 5 tables. The next time I go to Lucky I will request the "front" area, perhaps it will be a bit quieter. Highly recommended this restaurant.
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