Vintana Wine & Dine
Vintana Wine & Dine

Vintana Wine & Dine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/vintana
  • Phone: 7607457777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm daily;
    Dinner: 5:00pm nightly;
    Social Hour 2:30pm-6:30pm daily

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Deborah Scott Deborah Scott
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Please contact Krista Romberg, Director of Special Events at 760-745-7777 ext. 206.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-15 Freeway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available during dinner service.
A word from Vintana Wine & Dine
Located on the 3rd floor of the Lexus Centre of Escondido, Vintana offers a modern take on California Cuisine and picturesque views of the town and countryside.



Vintana boasts 17 foot high windows with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and overlooking a fabulously lit dancing water fountain. The property features over 20,000 square feet of outdoor patio space for private events and over 8500 square feet of meeting and banquet space, making Vintana the perfect choice for your next event.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Vintana Wine & Dine reviews from OpenTable diners
375 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (267)scenic view (216)fit for foodies (171)romantic (165)notable wine list (163)great for outdoor dining (143)neighborhood gem (143)good for groups (121)great for lunch (113)vibrant bar scene (90)hot spot (77)late-night find (34)great for brunch (33)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Great dinner with a view
    finedinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent service as always, delicious food, great conversation and views!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 20 year anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was wonderful, large portions and seasoned so expertly. Appetizer was sesame seed brie, wonderful presentation, was such a great balance of flavors. Main dish was Bruleed Pork Porterhouse , fig jam and pork belly brussel sprouts, sweet potato hash with prosciutto demi, and my wife had Chef Deborah's Chicken over blue cheese potato and green beans.. Server Aftan was great and attentive. Bar was stocked with the largest selection of Vodka's I've seen.The Cohn group has never let us down no matter the zip code of the restaurant.Fine dinning and beautiful cars, large selection of Vodka, great service and cutting edge Chef just doesn't get any better then that. Oh also they support local beer breweries' was good to see
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good meal
    SplinterVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took a friend here who had never been. Really wanted "Skirts on Fire" (like at the old Kemo Sabe) but of course all they offer is the Skirts on Fire SALAD, so asked to have the meat on a separate plate and not sliced over the salad. This proved to be an excellent way to get an approximation of the old Skirts on Fire dish, and the remaining salad and sides were just fine without the meat. We finished up with the decadent Potted Brownie, and had this while finishing off a bottle of Coppala winery Pinot Noir. Good service and food, lovely venue, good conversation...what more can I ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meal disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wife and I went for anniversary. Been there twice before on different occasions. It's a nice place with a nice atmosphere. The staff is very nice, well trained. Stick to the appetizers and drinks of your choice and you can't go wrong. The dinner plates are not all that exciting. If you enjoy a lot of salt, I mean enough that it crunches in your teeth with each bite, have the Rib eye.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner arrived too quickly.
    Beachgirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our food was very tasty but the waiter brought our main course out too quickly. We weren't finished with our salads. We felt rushed. This is the second time that has happened to us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies Fun
    loubp
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a fabulous time with my fellow foodies. The bacon-wrapped filet melted in my mouth. Our server was amazing and the manager even stopped by and gave us his card. I think having dinner there is better than lunch as far as the ambience goes. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food, a bit pricey
    WIneLover
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Ahi stack was fantastic as was the filet trio. The steak was cooked perfectly and the three small filets were enough to satisfy. The specialty cocktails were amazing and well worth the $7-9 charge. The appitizers at $ were a bit on the high side as were some of the entrees.12-18
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just "ok"
    Marley
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Mediocre food + slow service + great patio = just ok experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Versatile
    Spike
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Most five-star restaurants will not substitute in their menus. Vintana has always been willing to do this. Of course the food, atmosphere and service is always amazing. We asked them to switch from asparagus to green beans and they were most willing. One time the dinner came with wine, which we do not drink wine. They offered us a wonderful dessert instead. The steaks were cooked perfectly. This restaurant does it all!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Under cooked chicken
    Notsogood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I was concerned when my daughter's chicken came out under cooked. They did get her a new one and a dessert. My food was slightly cold and slightly under cooked. I've been here three times and typically it's good. My impression of the general manager drinking was not very becoming. He seemed wasted as he walked around the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Have had better experiences there
    Laura
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I have eaten at Vintana several times but felt the service was not as good as usual. We were celebrating a birthday which I included in the reservation but the waiter had no knowledge of this. This time it was just a mediocre experience. I ordered the filet and asked for medium but it was pretty rare. Overall, not the best birthday experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    sesdls
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday dinner. Beautiful table and view. Service was fabulous, she was very attentive and friendly. Food was wonderful and plenty of it. Manager came by every table to see how people were!!!! Very nice of her when she had 3 other functions going on as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    eatout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated my birthday there. The service was great and the food was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday to Me!
    Jaeda
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Absolutely loved my meal and my friends visiting for the first time loved it too! The waiters/waitress, managers, greeters are all very nice and helpful not snobby for the high class type restaurant it is. Definitely will be returning, the excellent appetizers alone had me sold. Also met Congressman Juan Vargas! I was impressed with his genuine sociable personality!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night
    eagerdiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took my wife to Vintana to celebrate her birthday. The service was outstanding, the food was absolutely delicious, and the ambience was great. Another enjoyable time at a Cohn restaurant (full disclosure, we were married at the Prado in March and have a soft spot in our hearts for Cohn restaurants). A couple of negatives that don't affect the overall feeling of the night. There was absolutely no parking except for the valet. I drove around the lot and structure 3 or 4 times before finally giving up and valeting the car. Didn't like that I felt forced to either wait 30+ min for a spot to open up or valet my car. Also, for such a great restaurant, they have a not so great beer list. You're in San Diego, embrace craft beer already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to have a quiet dinner
    terabushi
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went for our anniversary. The service was great and the food was even better. I have only been here once before and am glad we went back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Winning Lunch
    Janet
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Skirts on Fire salad was so delicious. The touches of carmelized walnuts, bleu cheese, greens, and the fabulously marinated skirt steak is such a winner! Will go again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was our first time at Vintana's where we celebrated our Anniversary. The place was awesome! Great food, service, great, great, great!!!! Will definitely be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vintana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, dissapointing service level. The servers we had this evening particular evening definitely lacked in service training, which ultimately led to a disappointing overall meal experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy Dining
    Gary
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent food and service. Great view. Nice to have this restaurant in Escondido.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    sylvia
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always love the restaurant.lovely ambiance and j just a wonderful place to introduce new client's and friends to.the food is outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    DMo13
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I have been here before and thoroughly enjoyed the menu and drink selection. We came again for our wedding anniversary dinner and were not disappointed when we wanted to splurge a little on some Bacon Mac 'n Cheese and a couple really good steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    friday4
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food is outstanding! The restaurant is very elegant and the service was great! We enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cynthia
    Louise
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch with friends, great patio dinning with a view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waitress
    unclruru
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My Wife and I don't dine out to often. But when we do, we like to have good service. Well our waitress was exceptional! She was friendly, courteous, constantly checking to make sure we were doing well. It had been a long time since we felt this comfortable at a restaurant. It was our anniversary and she helped make it special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    CampNurse69
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Celebrating our 6th Wedding Anniversary here. We came on a Monday night. Big mistake. Will not do that again. Server not attentive. Never checked on us about the food. Another waiter brought us more water and actually checked on us. Brought out a nice little dessert for our anniversary. Finally acknowledged it. Did not give us a choice to order something else. Threw away our our food to take home. I think we are done with Vintana.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Escondido Restaurant
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It's good to have a high-end restaurant in Escondido. Because we live here, we go to Vintana frequently, often to sit out on the patio just to have a drink and appetizers. This evening, we ate dinner in the restaurant and a drink after on the patio. The food is consistently good, although not always to my taste. Some of the items are unusual combinations but still good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichaelD
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is restaurant is a true gem of a find. I have dined here on at least 5 separate occasions and every dining experience has been wonderful. The food is consistently superbly prepared. The menu will easily satisfy all foodies and varied tastes. The wine list is extensive an the atmosphere is elegant but also casual. This venue satisfies all tastes and does it well. It is a great place to celebrate a special event. I love taking out of town visitors here. Deborah Scott and the Cohn group have another winner on their list of culinary collaborations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    foodiemumof7
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    great place for date night, double date or group. food is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOW TO WASTE A RIB EYE
    RIBEYED
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I have been here 3 times before and enjoyed it, however this time I had the worst Rib eye I have ever had , Total Dry and Crusty. The Waitress has the Best scott
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  • Nice place, expected better service
    Diner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Nice restaurants with nice view and decent food. Service was VERY slow. We moved from outside to inside and both areas were slow. Servers were all very nice but we had to wait a long time for cocktails and food. We had been to the restaurant a while back and really liked it but this time was a bit of a disappointment. Food was pretty good but service was just too slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was excellent. My wife remarked that her filet was the best she had ever had. Drinks were excellent/ All around quality experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vintana
    6HungrySeniors
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Vintana is a good place to have lunch or dinner for a special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food with well attended service. A real gem for Escondido area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vintana review late June 2014
    Snobie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Lovely place. Wait staff was pleasant, but lacked confidence. Sweet potato chips were not good - tasteless. Other food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion
    redhead
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is our favorite North County special occasion restaurant. The food is always excellent, service is attentive, ambience is great. Love it for dinner; only had lunch here once --- for lunch recommend outside tables, but you do miss the " view"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Vintana
    zocal92
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had an early Friday lunch while picking up some parts for our Lexus. The hostess immediately took us to our reserved table with a view of the fountain. Service was prompt, courteous and the food was prepared to perfection. The menu always has some new items with spices and methods of preparation that are unique. Parking is convenient on the third level, but I would recommend coming early to beat the crowds. All in all a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as Good as the First Time
    PasadenaDi
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My second visit. The first time was with a group of five and everyone was pleased with the food, wine list and service. Second time (a couple) something drastic had happened to the sea bass. It was exquisitely prepared on my first visit, so I ordered it again, but both the bass and its sides were tasteless and terribly disappointing. My companion had the lobster mac & cheese and was very pleased, however. The salad was disappointing on the second visit, too -- practically no dressing and seemingly rather carelessly prepared. We asked them to split it, and my plate continued all of some ingredients, while my companion's had none. I would give this restaurant one more try, but definitely would not take another chance on the sea bass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything done well
    Yogahonu
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    From floor to ceiling windows to tables spaciously arranged to elegant lighting, Vintana has a soothing ambience. The menu has something for everyone. Vegetarians will find several dishes to choose from, not a throw-away selection of veggies, instead completely formulated dishes. One appetizer,, the mussels, serves well as a main dish, even for those with a good appetite. My husband's seared ahi was spectacular. My friend asked for a complicated set of substitutions to an already complicated dish, the filet mignon trio. The server and the kitchen got it all right on. I love all of Deborah Scott's restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My vintana experience
    Lovnfood760
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Took my wife there for her birthday dinner my reservation was at 6:45 pm . We were seated then we looked over the menu and placed our order for food withing 15 mins or so (charbroiled ribeye) we had a couple of drinks while we waited for our food our server was amazing . Everything was great overall except for the fact that it took about 1:30 to get our food . The manager came and apologized i and offers us free dessert but we don't really eat many sweets so she gave us some coupons, that very nice of her but it still took way longer than it should have to get our meal and pretty much ruined our rest of the evening plans. To sum it up it the food was great so was our server just took to long to get our food
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic