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355 Congress StBoston, MA 02210Map & Directions
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Parking: Street, Street parking and Garages nearby
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
09/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We've enjoyed Lucky's each time we've gone at night. So we tried the Sunday brunch they're promoting. BAD CHOICE.\nThe overwhelming smell of bleach was overshadowed only by the apathetic staff who seemed miffed to be working the brunch shift. Made us feel like were interrupting their preparations for the night. \nThe bleach smell hit us as we entered its subterranean door (probably a sign of a busy Saturday night).\nWe sat at the bar in the back room and couldn't find a bartender to take our drink order. She was running around to the front bar, seemingly prepping for that night's action and didn't pay much attention to the back bar. There are two large TV's (one on each side of the bar). On this day, at 2:15PM, there were 10 people in that back room...nine were sitting one side of the room and watching that TV. We sat on the other side of the bar. It was a Sunday and the New England Patriots were playing Buffalo. At the same time the Boston Red Sox were playing the Yankees. I understood the need for one TV to be on the Pats but there were five games left in the MLB season and the Sox' playoff lead was down to 1.5 games. I asked the bartender if she could turn the TV on our end of the bar to the Sox game. You may've thought I asked her to turn over all of her tips from the night before. She hesitated, sighed and huffed before finally saying, ""There's one person watching the Pats on this TV."" I looked around a sparsely populated room and shook my head. I couldn't believe it. Halftime of the Pats game came and I asked if we could turn it to the Sox game then? She said, ""Ok, but only for halftime. We're turning it back after halftime.""\nWhat?!\nMy wife's Bloody Mary was very watered down, somehow. I ordered my wife's turkey club and asked for no mayonnaise. I got the Sinatra omelette with ""well-done"" hash.\nMy wife's club came loaded with mayo and my hash was anything but ""well-done.""\nAbout 20 minutes later the same bartender came around and asked how everything was. I gave the congenial ""It's good...except I asked for no mayo on her sandwich."" Bartender kept walking and nonchalantly said, ""Oh, sorry.""\nHard to believe it all because there were, maybe, 12 people in the whole place but you would've thought this bartender was slammed.\nWe'll stick to visiting this South Boston joint after the sun goes down.
01/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Lucky's was recommended by friends who have had a great experience at the bar. We had a larger group of about 10 who came to Lucky's for their great brunch menu and bloody mary's (and about half the group was visiting from out of state). \nWithin the first 15 minutes we knew we were going to be for a bad experience. The dining area quickly filled with only 1 waitress working... who was also the bartender (she told this to us up front to almost ""warn"" us that service will not be the best). She took our drink orders and 30 minutes later she finally took our meal orders (which were simple, straight forward menu items). We waited another 40 minutes to be served while all the other tables around us were being served before us (who also sat down 20-30 minutes AFTER us). We even had trouble trying to get the waitress' attention to order more drinks. Once our food came out (not by the original waitress but by other staff)- EVERY single order was incorrect and FREEZING cold and eggs severely under cooked- meals were so cold it was inedible. After a fun night of drinking and minimal sleep- the best thing is Sunday brunch. We were so hungry and annoyed that we did end up eating what we could... which was cold toast and homefries.\nI do not blame the waitress entirely. The manager was singing and entertaining (which he did sound great) but it seemed as though no one else was left in charge to make sure everything else was running smoothly. And the cook staff was not doing their job- you could tell that our meals were just sitting in the kitchen and no one seemed to notice or do anything about it.\nThe waitress asked how the meals were- we were honest and told her how bad of an experience this was. She made the decision upon herself to have Lucky's take care of our entire bill. Which I felt was appropriate because the service and meals were awful! But I felt that was a big decision to make without management support. \nWe ended leaving a tip for the waitress... but will not be coming back to this location for the drinks, service, and especially the food.\n\nPros: nice music.\nCons: bad service, bad cook staff, bad food... could not be more disappointed.
07/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Me and 4 of my girlfriends went to Luckys last weekend. I have mixed feelings. The bartenders were nice and not as snobby as most lounges around here. And the drinks were good and we didnt have to wait for them either which is always a plus. The music was great. But the bathrooms were disgusting and the place felt dirty. The mini burgers were awesome but the fried chicken was horrible. The appetizers were all good but we were disapointed with our entrees. The crowd was ok too I liked that it wasnt all 21 year olds. There were lots of 20 something and 30 something girls but the guys were older and seemed a bit creepy. Overall we had fun I will definetely give it another try but I wasnt blown away.
07/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Went to Lucky's Lounge for the first time Monday night with one of my girlfriends. I live in Southie and they're definitely getting a new regular in me. I had the steak tips and they were absolutely delicious, by far the best I've had in a while. The waitress was charming and took quite good care of us and that was even before she knew the it was our first time. When she did find out she explained about how they have live music on some nights. I'm already making plans to come in for Sinatra Sunday soon! It's a great place to come in a just relax. My only cons are no live music on Mondays and I couldn't find it at first (no sign) but later in the evening I realized that no sign is part of Lucky's charm.
07/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love this place! Some coworkers and I went there for the first time last Friday night after work. The food, drinks, atmosphere- it is the perfect after work spot, but you end up staying all night! \n\nWhat sets this place apart from other trendy area bars is that food is awesome. Everything we ordered was delicious- make sure to try the mini burgers- the best in the city!\n\nOther pluses- friendly waitstaff, great music,and strong drinks!! I will definitely be back!
06/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Well Luckys used to be my favorite but its definetely been going down hill.....drinks are still good and strong but everything else isnt so great lately. Out of convenience I still go there pretty often but if you make a reservation don't expect them to remember. My food has been cold the last 2 times I have gone there and the brunch menu is weak its more like an expensive breakfast menu. But the real reason I am writing this review is because I had a very disapointing experience there this weekend that convinced me to never go back...Thank god some other good places have opened in the neighborhood. I sat next to 2 men at Lucky's this weekend. I was not eavesdropping but could overhear alot of what they were saying...the two men were the chef and another man I think was the owner or manager. They were rude to the servers and bartenders never said please or thank you. All they talked about was how great they are and how everyone else is horrible. They talked about woman in a degrading and disrespectful way. I wouldnt be so disgusted except they were so obnoxious it was hard to ignore. Basicly I would never want to give such rude people my business again.Good bye Lucky's!
03/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Friday night some co-workers and I headed around the corner to Lucky's for dinner and a couple drinks. As Lucky's is so close to the office, it is often frequented by our co-workers, and despite the hefty price tags came highly recommended. Three of us arrived first, with two more to follow an hour later. We were quickly seated at a table for 5-6 people by the smiling hostess, the only employee who seemed to value our existance as patrons. 45 minutes later our waitress stopped by the table, and shortly thereafter served us the weakest mixed drinks we have ever had in Boston. The soda was flat, and what little alcohol was in the drinks was heavily watered down. STRIKE ONE. We ordered appetizers and entrees, and waited for our friends. When our friends showed up, they were forced to wait outside, despite the fact that we had a table already and they were expected by the hostess. When we spoke to the manager about our friends standing outside, he was incredibly rude, and forced them to wait in the freezing cold for 20 minutes. STRIKE TWO. Meanwhile, our entrees arived... BEFORE our appetizers. My $14 cheezeburger was an overcooked hockey puck, of the pre-made frozen beef patty variety. I would have had a better burger for $3 or less at any one of a hundred dive-bars in Boston. STRIKE THREE. By this point, we were about ready to leave, and our appetizer finally arrived, along with our check, where we were grossly overcharged. After forcing our friends to wait in the cold for 20 minutes before they gave up and left, Lucky's had the audacity to charge us for two meals we didn't order, claiming it was because of the minmum for the table that we never were allowed to fill! Naturally, we only paid for the one thing that made the dinner worth while... the water that the hostess faithfully filled as we waited for the rest of the staff to notice our very existance. Fortunately, there are several other bars in the area for meeting after work, as we will never return to Lucky's.
01/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love Lucky's! Surprisingly there food is excellent in fact I think it's the best food in Southie. The staff's friendlier than any other place in boston. I can't wait to watch the Pat's game there on Sunday and then stay for Sinatra night. Holiday Weekends are alway's fun there. Last week I went Saturday night for drinks with my girlfriends and then went back for brunch the next day.
10/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Went to lucky's on a Friday night recently and was reminded of why my friends and i use to go on a regular basis. I hadn't been in a while and noticed some good new food and drink items. The fish tacos were great. And the mini burgers are always a good time. I loved the new rasberry mojito. The band was great, i think it was Alex MacDougal. Its a good mixed crowd and usually busy on friday nights. If you haven't checked it out i'd go by, also Sunday Sinatra nights are different and a fun way to spend your Sunday.
08/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Was there on a recent Saturday evening with a group of friends. It was our first and last time! The establishment itself was very dirty and dark. Bottles and Cups everywhere. Unfriendly Bartenders that took a long time to acknowledge you even standing there waiting for a drink. Music was mediocre. Overall, not a good time.
07/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Food is straight-up three star diner (nachos, salad, steak are nothing to write home about), but if you're going to Sinatra Sundays, you're not going for the food, anyway. The Al Vega Trio with guest Sinatra singer (I believe it was Adam Herbet recently), is just amazing (though they take breaks very frequently, sometimes Herbert would take breaks mid-song!). The atmosphere is retro, dark, and you should definitely get there early as it gets packed quickly. Drinks are huge and cheap for Boston (under $10). The blond waitress we had recently was an absolute nightmare through- horrible attitude problem and was slow with everything.
Strange.....after looking thru all the reviews, the two negative ones are extremely suspicious. How could that be? We've gone to Lucky's numerous times and have always had a great experience. In addition to the great eats, drinks and atmosphere, the biggest reason we keep going back is the awesome staff. The two reviews sting of some kind of personal issue. Get some class and learn how to behave in public. I know we'll be back to Lucky's soon, maybe it's a good idea you stay away.........
I've been going to lucky's for quite a few years and have always enjoyed myself and had a good experience there. my friends love it too. the atmosphere is awesome. the music is great. the food is good. the drinks are great. the staff and management are really nice and helpful. sounds like a recent reviewer had a bad experience there, but that is the first time I have ever heard anything bad about this place. without reservation, i would recommend lucky's any night of the week. Their Sunday brunch is awesome too!