Roanoke, VA 24011
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: (540) 982-1249
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Lucky Ratings and Reviews
The food at Lucky's is indeed delicious.
Unfortunately, my wife and I (older Americans) suffer from hearing issues.
This place is WAY too noisy to enjoy a delicious dinner.
I doubt this affects younger folks, but I would have a hard time recommending this to older poeople.
Could not believe what I had to pay for 4 scallops. My wife and I walked to Texas Tavernafterwards to eat because we BOTH. We're very hungry. Will NEVET be back. Billy's is much better. Much more food AND did not have to pay for the sides. Hey y'all. If you come, bring ya some potted ham and crackers because you will need it
We had a window seat for a weekday dinner. The baked oyster appetizer was wonderful and the green salad with blueberry vinagrette dressing was fresh and delicious. We enjoyed two entrees: the grilled scallops were done just right and the sea bass was just about perfect.
The wait staff was attentive and prompt.
Overall a wonderful dining experience.
Great food....good service. Neat atmosphere. The dining area is on the small side and it was very noisy. I was there with a client and found it difficult to talk without raising our voices. Otherwise, it was a great experience and I will definitely be going back - just not with a client.
The restaurant has great potential, but the quality of the food was not of the level expected considering the prices that were charged. In addition, their was not consistency, as two members of our party ordered the same entree, but we received two completely different portion sizes and cuts of meat.
Overall Lucky's was good. The wine selection great! We went during restaurant week. Service was slow, not the kitchen but we had to ask twice for someone to find our waitress. Couldn't understand that because 2 tables were empty next to us. Two of the 3 course dinner was excellent; the she crab soup and the red snapper. The clam appetizer I had trouble finding any clams other than the shells it came in. My friend ordered the beef tongue salad, again trouble finding the meat in the dish. The wines that the chef paired with the dishes were right on. Small entree portions
Very impressed with this spot in downtown Roanoke. The specialty cocktails were fantastic and made with craft liquor and unique flavors. The food was excellent - very fresh, and the flavors came together nicely. The shishito peppers and fingerling potato skins were great as appetizers and then the scallops were cooked very well, they were large, had a lot of flavor, and came with cauliflower and croutons that added a nice crunch to the melt-in-your-mouth scallops. Great vibe and atmosphere. Overall, I was definitely a fan and will return when I visit Roanoke again on business.
Lucky is a 5 star dinning experience. The food selections a awesome and I love farm to table. The service was excellent as was the food. I had the ribeye steak with bone marrow butter it came with fresh cut French fries and homemade ketchup. It also had a fresh salad with house dressing that was very tasty. It was an overall excellent dinning experience. They also have very yummy creative cocktails! I would suggest this as anlsi must try dinning!
Kudos Lucky your food and service is excellent every time!
Lucky is always a good choice! What sets Lucky apart from other establishments is their commitment to consistently produce quality food and beverage. On this particular visit I was joined by a friend who had never been to the restaurant. He was skeptical about all the hype that Lucky gets. We did the full experience starting with impeccably made cocktails, most notably "the handsome devil". Followed by the bone marrow appetizer and a beet salad. For our entrees we had the pork shoulder and the ribeye with marrow butter. Although both were fantastic, I have to say that was probably the best ribeye I've ever tasted and it was cooked to perfection. My only complaint is that due to how busy the restaurant was our server was not as attentive as she should have been. It was terribly loud as well which made it difficult to hear my dinner companion or the server. However, a small price to pay for such a wonderful dinning experience.
The food was excellent. We started with a bone marrow appetizer that was decadent. My wife had a reconstructed turkey dish made with sausage over fava beans and it was delicious. I had the duck confit over pappardelle which was also excellent. The place is noisy and even the seats at the bar are filled by either reservation or first come. The place is small, and though the bartenders are clearly talented and serve delicious drinks, it's not a bar that you can stand around. They want everyone seated. Just keep that in mind. I recommend reservations.
Lucky has a well-deserved reputation for creativity and unique takes on food and drink. While I am not a fan, others are and I respect their perspectives. Our party of six reflected this diverse viewpoint. Three found the scallops and fried chicken to be perfect in every respect. One applauded a pork and grits dish as divine. Two of us chose salads because there was simply nothing else on a very limited menu that appeared appetizing. As it were, our salads were utterly tasteless and neither was consumed in its entirety. Pre-dinner cocktails were ruled perfect in every way. Lucky is an island of different in a sea of sameness in the Roanoke restaurant scene and for that it has garnered a loyal following. I don't share in the enthusiasm, but obviously it meets a need and far be it from me to knock success.
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 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.
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