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Luc's Bistro
Luc's Bistro

Luc's Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucsbistro.com/
  • Email: contact@lucsbistro.com
  • Phone: (858) 748-9330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern, French
  • Executive Chef: Alonso Cruz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Luc's offers recorded musical entertainment and occasional sports and local television programming.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pomerado Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Luc's Bistro
Luc's Bistro offers guests an authentic taste of down-home Southern cuisine. Try dishes like Crispy Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli and Shrimp and Grits with Garlic Butter, which take Southern flare and meld it with a California twist. Ongoing specials pop up daily to switch the mood for returning visitors while allowing newcomers to sample unique creations from Luc's talented chefs. Cozy and casual, the "bistro-esque" dining room invites guests to dine with friends, family, or their significant other. Who says that a bistro has to serve only French cuisine? Luc's Bistro shows patrons that a restaurant can create its own flare by taking different styles and exploring a brand new approach to food.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "In a word, "Excellent", a find in the middle of a non-descript mall."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to go to this restaurant because we were staying in Ramona which is not too far from Poway. We were on vacation, so comfort food sounded like a great idea. Luc's bistro definitely served up a wonderful array of dishes that met that criteria. We will definitely be back and thankfully they like doing the Groupon offers which is enticing even more."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Risotto was so salty it wasn't edible. Crab cakes full of carrots and celery filler. Cornbread muffin very dry. beet salad had miniscule amount of beets. Ribeye was charred and chewy. Drink cups left empty. Overpriced awful food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have lived in the area for 40+ years. I didn't even know this existed until I saw advertised on Groupon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food at Luc's Bistro was excellent, as always. They had a salad special - crab and avocado over their balsamic greens - very tasty. And Christina, the server, was in top form. The place was jumping - good thing I had a reservation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Second time dining here. Took the kids this time, and everyone absolutely loved the food. Service is great too! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed the crab cakes, short ribs and braised chicken, Will go back soon."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Reasonable prices. Great service. The special wild boar pasta with a combo bolognese ragu and cream sauce was original and delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood spot. No frills, excellent food, reasonable prices, friendly service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We arrived for our reservation and were seated immediately at the last available table in this small restaurant. The staff was overwhelmed with a full house. Service was very slow, the wait time for dinner was nearly an hour. Our server remained upbeat & courteous in the face of a few unhappy patrons. We were not bothered by the wait as we have eaten here before and have always found the experience to be a good one. We ordered from the holiday menu. The prime rib was perfect. The mushroom soup, beat salad, garlic creamed spinach, and the delicious blueberry dessert were all the high quality great tasting items we expect from Luc’s. In spite of the busy holiday night this was an excellent meal and a great time."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "It was our first visit to this restaurant and it happened to be on Christmas Eve. I read different online reviews mentioning the slow service and this is exactly what happened during our visit. There looked to be only three people doing front of the house the whole time. The service part of our experience took over 2 hours. The food, however, was the best part. We had fillet of sole, mac and cheese, and the chicken wings app. All were very good in their own way, though with small forgettable issues. Dessert was good. We shared the choc mousse and the crème brulee, Again, with small forgettable issues. Overall, we enjoyed the food and plan to return and give this quaint restaurant another shot knowing there's still potential service issues."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food was ok, but the service was the worst I have had in years. The wait staff is completely untrained. We waited a little over an hour before we tasted any food. The cocktail service was a joke. My daughter ordered a whiskey sour and I don't know what they put in it but it was not a whiskey sour so she sent it back for a Jack Daniels and was served a small glass half full. We could do only laugh. Then 30 minutes later, the food was served and my meal came with a dessert so I asked them to please box it to go. After sitting there for another 15 minutes, I placed cash in the check folder and we all left. No dessert, but happy to be gone. NEVER EVER WILL WE RETURN!!! Worst service of all time."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This is not a place to go if you are in a hurry - the food is prepared fresh and it is delicious but it is not fast. If you are really hungry when you get there ( or even if you're not) order the truffle fries as an appetizer - they are the bomb! Our party of 6 each had different entrees and I sampled some of each - all were really good. We all left with full and happy bellies!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Great high quality comfort food dishes with a sophistication you might not expect. All this at reasonable prices make this a great local find. The wait staff was very attentive and each of the 3 dishes we ordered were excellent."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Our second time at this restaurant. Food is very good and the prices are excellent. A friendly staff as well. We will go back again to this little gem in Poway."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We were looking for a place locally to have dinner on a Sunday night and found one. Everything at Luc's was great and we were pleasantly surprised. The menu was delicious comfort type food and the portions were generous. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Our server was very friendly and helpful. My date and I had the sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo, which was delicious. I had the chicken & dumplings, my date had the carbonara.... both were very good... I would've liked my entree a little less peppery, but it was still very tasty. For dessert, we had the panna cotta. The panna cotta itself and the raspberry topping were delicious, but the "walnut crumble" that came on top of it was a little disappointing - it was more like a broken-up cookie on top, which didn't taste very walnut-y to me. Overall, though, I really enjoyed it. I'll be coming back here when I'm craving good down-home comfort food.... I imagine also wanting to come here on a rainy day..when comfort is what you want."
    Dined on 10/11/2013