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 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
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.
What a wonderful treat! In our one night ...
What a wonderful treat! In our one night in Roanoke, after carefully examining reviews, we chose Lucky. Wow! What a great choice. We loved the eclectic menu. The food was superior. On our weekday visit, the service was excellent and there was little noise, which added to our super experience. We will be back!
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.
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