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, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Lucky Ratings and Reviews
Excellent food always. Great fall cockta ...
Excellent food always. Great fall cocktails!! We enjoyed the pork shoulder as well as the stripped bass special. The pork portion was generous; the fish portion was much smaller. Awesome kale side dish. Awesome pot de creme for dessert (would have liked a less sweet whipped cream topping, tho). Appreciate that the restaurant works to provide gluten-free options. We will definitely return.
We were traveling through Roanoke and ha ...
We were traveling through Roanoke and had dinner at Lucky's. The atmosphere was lively and casual. We had a reservation, but due to a not exact arrival time we needed to change it. The hostess was totally great and flexible. Our waitress was equally great and cheerfully asked the kitchen to accommodate my garlic allergy. The food was inventive and fresh. We would definitely eat there again and recommend this restaurant.
I had friends from out of town visit and ...
I had friends from out of town visit and wanted to take them to a place that had a good atmosphere and great food. We also wanted to celebrate my recent engagement and thought this was the perfect place because I'd been to Lucky's before and truly enjoyed it. We came in about 10 minutes early for an 8:45pm reservation. Unfortunately, we were greeted by a hostess who was not exactly the most warm and welcoming. She told us our table isn't ready and when we asked how long it may take she became somewhat snarky and said guests usually get up to 2.5 hrs with their reservation. When we asked if we can go to the bar and get a drink, she didn't seem to like that comment and said it's full and we don't allow standing. I was embarrassed and wanted to take my friends some place else, however another employee was very sweet and told us it'll take just 10 minutes and she said we can wait and set aside chairs for us. The rest of our dining experience was great. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive and my friends really enjoyed the cocktails, food and even continued to talk about it the next day. I would still come here and take friends because of the rest of my experience but I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets turned off by an unpleasant hostess especially because she is the first person who greets you.
Our most recent visit was the traditiona ...
Our most recent visit was the traditional Halloween dinner. We almost always dine at the bar so we can watch the barkeeps in action. Hunter, one of the owners, waited on us this year and was very entertaining. I continue to think of Lucky as the Best Bar South of Manhattan. While I was drinking only tonic water this year, it was the home-brewed version you get only at Lucky. Absolutely marvelous.
Dinner, as usual, was comprised of fine product (I had the sea bass special) prepared with both art and skill. Positively delightful in every way. We sent clean plates back to the kitchen.
My wife and I ate here 2 weeks ago. Hard ...
My wife and I ate here 2 weeks ago. Hard to get a reservation on a Monday night...who knew? But the food explains why. Two very nice salads to start, then she had the duck confit ragout and I had the local pork shoulder. Both were outstanding! Followed by a shared bread pudding which may be the best I've ever had, which is saying something, since I love bread pudding. Even the coffee was great. One of the best French roasts I've had in a long time. Definitely worth a return visit!
The Caesar salad and pork shoulder were ...
The Caesar salad and pork shoulder were both very good. In fact, the salad was probably the best I have had in a long time. Wish the server had told me that the entree came with a mixed green salad side when I ordered because then I could have tried one of their appetizers instead. Cocktails were unexpectedly pricey but were well made and not watered down. I would have given this three stars overall except that they charged me $3.00 for one small piece of baguette. Considering what I spent on the entire meal one would expect the bread to be included.
First time in Roanoke & I'm so glad we c ...
First time in Roanoke & I'm so glad we chose to dine here! Unique menu, and impressive drink selection. While this place has more of an upscale feel, the staff adapted perfectly to our more casual vibe. Only reason for not giving a perfect review was that our delicious cocktails sometimes took 15min to get delivered. I would absolutely visit Lucky if I ever found myself in Roanoke again!
In Roanoke for business trip on my anniv ...
In Roanoke for business trip on my anniversary. Wife picked Lucky for dinner. In short, we were lucky. One of the best meals in our 29 years of marriage. Not a white tablecloth high brow restaurant. It's all about the food... and cocktails. Shishito peppers outstanding, nicely spiced and grilled at different levels of char. Roasted oysters unlike any others. Duck confit delectable. Server made good suggestions and was attentive. Cocktails are creative and well executed. Roanoke apparently has a budding foodie scene. Who knew?
Lucky has excellent food and cocktails. ...
Lucky has excellent food and cocktails. You'll have the best experience eating/drinking at the bar when you're dining along or with one other. Somehow the space outside of the bar and the booths seems like and afterthought, so it's less enjoyable. That said, if a table is all you can get it's worth it. The food is excellent
Refused to seat us by the window citing ...
Refused to seat us by the window citing incoming reservation that never came after 2 hours. Right by door cold. Call to ensure best table. Food ok. Little $$ for what we got. Mussels not as good as others in town.
Came well recommended and certainly was. ...
Came well recommended and certainly was. From the hostess, our super waiter to the great food. The bar was so energetic and the mixologist was a magician!! They worked with my allergies and came up with great alternative for the entree I wanted.
I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a gastronomical experience with a great bar scene to boot!
I had dined at Lucky two nights back-to ...
I had dined at Lucky two nights back-to back in January 2016, the food, drinks and atmosphere were great! I was excited to dine there again on Friday night 10-7-16. Unfortunatly the standards had slipped. I ordered the beet salad as a starter, it was swimming in dressing and had to be sent back. I ordered the oyster "app", which was nicely prepared and flavorful. The server failed to place the order for my entre`, in a timely manner so after reminding him, my main course was served, delicious scallops . I hate having to send food back and direct my table service. At this level, all aspects should be seemless with the kitchen, bar and waitstaff working in unison at the top of their profession. Friday night for Lucky, the business of being a top rated restaurant was "out of sync".
Go early and have a drink at the bar. Th ...
Go early and have a drink at the bar. The craft cocktails are amazing and watching the bartenders make drinks is very impressive. The bar had a very cool, prohibition-like feel and you could tell how skilled the bartenders were as they perfected each drink. For bourbon drinkers, my husband recommends "The Cube." It's not on their cocktail menu, but the bartender said its by far their most popular drink.
For dinner we enjoyed the bread plate as an appetizer and then I had the scallops and my husband ordered the pork entree. Both were beautifully plated and tasted even better than they looked. I would highly recommend Lucky for a fun date night or even just for cocktail hour. We would definitely go back again next time we are in Roanoke!
This was our first time dining at this r ...
This was our first time dining at this restaurant. The food was very good. I ordered the Black Grouper special and my wife ordered the Diver Scallops. We also share the large bread plate appetizer. All of the food was nicely prepared. The Grouper could have been cooked a bit less but Grouper is very easy to overcook. We ordered a red wine blend - Sinols Negre 2015 - from the Emporda region of Spain. It was the least expensive red on the wine list but one of the best wines we have ever tasted. The staff were very friendly, courteous and efficient. Compared to many of the other restaurants in southwest Virginia this is a gem.
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