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12642 Poway Rd, Ste 18, Poway, CA 92064-4453 (Pomerado Rd.)
858-748-9330
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chef's Little Place

Incongruously sited in a mall, this is a place where a capable chef serves very good, satisfying food with a small, gracious staff. Well worth patronizing to decide for yourself...

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Hasan B
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Poway, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Poway, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Incongruously sited in a mall, this is a place where a capable chef serves very good, satisfying food with a small, gracious staff. Well worth patronizing to decide for yourself...

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Poway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Luc's appears to have changed ownership and along with it all the quality that a nighborhood bistro had to offer. Sorry, but I can't stand behind my earlier review of what was once a fine place for a cozy dinner or snack.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We phoned to make a reservation during the afternoon and were given one immediately. When we arrived, we observed, sadly, that there were many tables unoccupied. We were seated quickly and given menus. There were three of us, and we each ordered something different: lobster ravioli (excellent), butternut squash risotto (delicious), and the meatloaf (tasty, unpretentious, satisfying). We ended up... More 

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Poway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For a gourmet experience at average prices you can't beat Luc's Bistro in Poway. The chef makes an extra effort to add a flair to well-known entrees - and the Tuesday night special of a burger and a beer cannot - but cannot - be beat.

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westminster
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Since we hadn't eaten lunch we arrived at 5 P. M .when they opened. We were alone and the waitress seemed either bored or overly attentive because she prodded us in a polite way to order. My husband wanted to enjoy his cockrail, but within 5 minutes or less she asked twice if we were ready to order. I asked... More 

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Baxter, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A gentleman at church that morning recommended we try Luc's for "non-chain" lunch. Our Arnie Palmer's were refilled with efficiency and the food was delicious. Prices were right also. We'll go back for sure.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For a shopping center lunch, it was passable. However, it is certainly not one to go out of the way for.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I've actually been here twice: once with a group of friends for lunch, and once for a more romantic dinner with just two of us. The restaurant did well under both circumstances. For the lunch, they promptly found us a table and we were seated fairly quickly. Menus and drinks were quickly served, and the waitstaff were both unobtrusive and... More 

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We dined with another couple and three of us were served promptly and the food was very good. BUT the other party in our group was not served and we asked several times about the hold up and in each instance were told the food was coming in just a minute. In each instance it did not arrive. We had... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is one of our go-to restaurants in Poway, especially when we want really good, reasonably priced food that is not boring! The chicken and dumplings is my favorite comfort food but everything there is outstanding. Good deals on wine as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12642 Poway Rd, Ste 18, Poway, CA 92064-4453
    (Pomerado Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: 858-748-9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?