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
The restaurant is loud and fairly crowde ...
The restaurant is loud and fairly crowded. Brown paper torn from a roll tops the tables, and the furnishings are cheap. Lucky prides itself on its cocktails, and they are good, but small. Our server was well intentioned, but our request for more bread was unfulfilled for quite a long time. We only had appetizers, and they were fine.
Always feel lucky to enjoy a cocktail an ...
Always feel lucky to enjoy a cocktail and meal at Lucky. I really shouldn't make readers drool over an entree that won't be available again, at least until tomato season next year, but the Heirloom Tomato Salad (with tempura shrimp) was so amazing and a testimony to the exceptional ingredients used at Lucky that it really deserves mention. I grow my own patio varieties and shop at farmer's markets but those tomatoes were by far the best I've had in years.
From the entrance all the way through th ...
From the entrance all the way through the exit you felt like you were being taken care of by the best! The food was incredible and the drinks were as well. Perfect place to enjoy a great meal. I'll be going back here often.
It's worth going to Roanoke if you're tr ...
It's worth going to Roanoke if you're traveling in the vicinity just to go to this restaurant. Great salads, the fried chicken is delicious, and be sure to save room for one of the excellent desserts. If you like gin and tonic, Lucky's version with their own tonic is likely to be the best you have ever tasted. I don't often take the time to write a review of restaurants, but the dining experience we had at Lucky made the effort worthwhile.
Sat at the bar for dinner. The bar staff ...
Sat at the bar for dinner. The bar staff was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly, attentive. Our starter course (roasted marrow bone, duck pate) was very flavorful. It's a real treat to have food options that are not commonly found at other restaurants. Main course was also delicious: NC Tilefish (evening special) and tempura shrimp over heirloom tomatoes. Lucky remains our go-to restaurant when looking for "big city" experience (e.g. handcrafted cocktails, creative menu, hip ambiance) with small town hospitality.
I brought a friend of mine who was visit ...
I brought a friend of mine who was visiting from out of town; and, who had previously owned a restaurant. He is a "foodie" and I was a little concerned but Lucky had been recommended by several people at work. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and my friend had nothing but compliments about the food, service and atmosphere. For what we ordered the price was very reasonable as well. I will definitely be back and recommend Lucky to others.
As always, Lucky continues to impress. T ...
As always, Lucky continues to impress. The pork shoulder and the mussels are classics that are not to be missed. Anything on the menu is delicious and their specials are always nice. Their bespoke cocktails are on point and their bar staff are craftsmen of the highest boozy order.
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.
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