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
Outstanding meal for Fathers Day! Great ...
Outstanding meal for Fathers Day! Great Drinks too!
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.
Nice little neighborhood restaurant. Fo ...
Nice little neighborhood restaurant. Food was excellent. I wish the menu included more than just a few selections. The Cheese Board appetizer was outstanding.
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!
Lucky is hands-down my favorite spot in ...
Lucky is hands-down my favorite spot in Roanoke! I can always look forward to a great cocktail, tasty meal and a fun night out there! The staff are the best! Thank you!
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!
The NY Strip & Frittes here might be the best thing I've ever had. Drinks are awesome as well.
We allways enjoy coming to Lucky.
The food,service,and drinks are allways top notch. We brought friends tha hadn't been here before and they were impressed.
We found Lucky while visiting our son. Great food, our server, Devon, was fantastic - - everything was superb. Can't wail to return.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Exceptional service, outstanding cocktails, killer vibe, and really delicious oysters! Can't say enough good things.
Oysters on the half shell were great
Absolutely great evening. Had the diver scallops with califlower and a cream sauce. Excellent!
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!
Staff was terrific, the food was inventi ...
Staff was terrific, the food was inventive, and the bar was top notch. The place has an older bistro feel, and the after work crowd is a bit boisterous, but all in all it is a fun vibe.
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.
Great as always!
Lucky is always a fun spot with great food and drinks.
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.
Loved the food menu and really loved the ...
Loved the food menu and really loved the drink specials!
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.
This place was a welcomed find. The food was awesome and the service was great. I love the atmosphere. This is a definite place revisit.
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 trip to Va
We loved Lucky everything about it was awesome from the food to the great service, cant remember our servers name but she was great. would definitely go back next time we are in Roanoke.
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!
Good but Noisy
The food and service at Lucky were excellent. Our party had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. However, it was so noisy we had a difficult time hearing each other. Really noisy!! I would still return.
Dinner was perfect, I liked it so well that I made reservations for the following night as well.
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.
Excellent place to have dinner with my wife on her birthday. The appetizer and drink special was great. Our dinner was good to perfection. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
We ALWAYS enjoy Lucky
From the ever changing, inventive dinner menu to the FABULOUSLY creative cocktails this restaurant is always a treat for us. While I do enjoy the "vibrant bar scene" the noise level is becoming a bit too much for these old codgers...boy, those were the days :) Thank goodness for the little entryway dining area which suits us just fine and somehow buffers the noise from the main dining area. This particular visit the service was a little slow, but as usual, worth the wait!
I would recommend to anybody. There was some confusion at the end as we had a problem on our bill, but that was resolved. The wine options were great. I would strongly recommend the hopin lob as a dinner option!
Great atmosphere, great service, meh food
The staff at Lucky definitely made us feel welcome and were very helpful. The atmosphere is both romantic and fun. Unfortunately, although our food was creative, it was not all that tasty. I had the pork with grits, and I found it extremely fatty and runny. The cheese plate was good, though, and the fries are absolutely amazing.
one of the best meals of 2015 was here. Drinks are great, food amazing, service stellar. Highly suggest!
Sophistocated, fun, delectable
The cocktail menu is both fun and delicious. I really enjoyed the drinks named The Handsome Devil and That Guy From Richmond. We had the oysters on a half shell, the marrow bones, duck liver pate-all were freshly prepared, tasting authentically French. For entrees we had the pork with polenta and the fried chicken served over mash potatoes with a side of greens-possibly the best in the South. This place is always a treat!
Great Food and Service
Arrived early for 5:30 reservation and we were seated right away. Very good service and the food was excellent. If I had one criticism I would say the menu isn't varied enough. Overall very good. Would recommend and probably return.
we had great service and wonderful food. the only complaint was my profile requests quiet or window table, we were seated near the bar, and there was a noisy party , one woman in particular, but it was great when she finally left.
Second visit, they have a wonderful cocktail menu. Excellent tapas and salads but limited dinner selection. Pork shoulder was tough. Gnocchi dinner a little lacking!
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