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The Terrace Restaurant and Bar

12440 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4303
858 748 3484
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Ranked #50 of 111 restaurants in Poway
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian, Bar, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Experience Style-Flavor-Friends. The Terrace!As you enter The Terrace Restaurant and Bar, you’ll discover a hidden treasure, colorful crowd, romantic patio, and elegant displays of eclectic New American cuisine.Everyone deserves to unwind and drink the finest wine-by-the-glass listening to breeze blow through our California oak tree as delectable dinners are shared with friends, families or lovers within this hidden gem under the Southern California open sky.We offer diverse settings of four dining areas: the Front Room, the Skyline Room, the Side Room, and the Terrace, as well as our Fireside Lounge and Peppertree Cigar Patio. You will be seduced by the flair of a Californian country style with a romantic fireplace, and deep passionate colors that isolate the essence of the moment. The ambiance of The Terrace is created by your presence. We just provide the right setting, wine, and food tailored to feed your soul. At The Terrace we pride ourselves in providing you with top quality service and delicious food in a family friendly restaurant.You can also import the flavors and intimate feelings of The Terrace to your home or venue of any scale and size.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Experience Style-Flavor-Friends. The Terrace!As you enter The Terrace Restaurant and Bar, you’ll discover a hidden treasure, colorful crowd, romantic patio, and elegant displays of eclectic New American cuisine.Everyone deserves to unwind and drink the finest wine-by-the-glass listening to breeze blow through our California oak tree as delectable dinners are shared with friends, families or lovers within this hidden gem under the Southern California open sky.We offer diverse settings of four dining areas: the Front Room, the Skyline Room, the Side Room, and the Terrace, as well as our Fireside Lounge and Peppertree Cigar Patio. You will be seduced by the flair of a Californian country style with a romantic fireplace, and deep passionate colors that isolate the essence of the moment. The ambiance of The Terrace is created by your presence. We just provide the right setting, wine, and food tailored to feed your soul. At The Terrace we pride ourselves in providing you with top quality service and delicious food in a family friendly restaurant.You can also import the flavors and intimate feelings of The Terrace to your home or venue of any scale and size.
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English first
Poway, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Terrace, like every place before in this questionable location, is now gone. Better luck to the sports bar that took over, but I'm not confident. Nothing to do with the quality of the businesses, it's more that the location isn't as obvious as it should be. Unfortunate, really.

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San Diego, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We have been to this location twice before with bad results. They we two different restaurants. The location itself is very challanging! We found the food to be much upgraded and it appears they are pulling in some well healed Poway Customers who enjoy not only the food, but the ambiance. An ever changing menu in elegant setting, We went... More

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san diego
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Last night was the third time we had dinner at the Terrace. The first two times, were at best so-so. But last night was the worst! First, our server (great guy by the way), informed us there was no Ranch dressing for my sons chicken tenders. He brought out a side of blue cheese instead. The cheese was a weird... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Greeted by a grouchy man at the entrance, food and service not good, chef has no idea what glucose free means and overpriced. Would not return.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

my husband and i ate here with friends on a friday night. everything we ordered was outstanding. from the pasta, calamari, and 2 types of steak. drinks were a little pricey but the food and outdoor terrace were amazing!!! highly recommended!

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I can not recommend this restaurant. My wife had heard about it so we checked online reviews as well as the restaurant website. It looked and sounded like an establishment worthy of my entertainment dollar. It fell far short of that expectation. The first thing I noticed when we entered was the odor. It smelled sort of musty/moldy. It is... More

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Temecula, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We had a midday lunch on a Saturday and we were surprised that there were hardly any customers. It was perfect for us as it was quiet and we could hear each other without having to yell. We loved the food; sangria chicken, bbq mango chicken, seafood pasta and napolean stack. The zappole dessert was very good too with the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Started with a reservation for an outside table. When we arrived we were told there were no outside table then preceded to wait 45 minutes for the table, 20 minutes to order drinks whe we waited for the table , another 15 to get the drink. When we were asked to order they were out of 2 entrees( at 730)... More

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San Diego
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed dinning in this restaurant since it is closed to where we live. The wait staff is very friendly. The pace of the service is a little slow if you are expecting stop-and-go meals, but it is worth the while if you stop and savor the food. I ordered a roast half-chicken and it was perfectly... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I was staying at the Ramada next door and was referred to The Terrace for dinner when I checked in. The menu they hand out at the hotel dosen't have any prices on it, which made me a little leary. After checking in and failing to get any work done I decided to check these guys out. I could hear... More

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