Met my needsVincent's proved to be a good location for a reunion with an old pal. The calm atmosphere allowed easy conversation and the food was excellent.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was good to return.Everything was excellent as usual, however, server should have been more attentive.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTrois et TroisI have been going to Vincent's for years, mostly for special occasions. Now that they have the Trois et Trois menu with three courses for thirty dollars plus half price wine on Wednesday, we find ourselves there more often. The wine cellar is exceptional and we have tried several wines that were beyond our budget at fullprice. Get on their email list and vincent will send you the special menu. Wait staff is professional and knowledgable. The food is creative, with a classic French base and uses fresh local ingredients.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous French in EscondidoWe are so fortunate to have a restaurant like Vincent's in our area.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVincent's is Superb!We have always dined at Vincent's since we discovered it several years ago and have never been disappointed. The service, the ambience, the food...all just fabulous. Thank you Vincent's!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit if France in escondidoThough I have never been to France I can only assume this is how it might look like. Food was good, gourmet so don't expect much, though the waiter seemed to be a bit pushy when my wife said she did not want the celery soup. But overall it was romantic and a mostly older crowd.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen here several times andBeen here several times and this was by far the best meal we have had there. Great wine list especially with half off on Wednesday night.
One thing we miss is that the smells of the kitchen are not allowed in the restaurant. Understand that they might conflict but aroma is a powerful attractant when done well.
Even the picky eater in our group thought everything food wise was above average.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVincents is a lovely quietVincents is a lovely quiet intimate setting with excellent food.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timer to Vincent'sThe wait staff was a little frazzled and forgetful for a quiet Tuesday evening.
My sister and I tried the 'trois et trois' special which I would highly recommend for those interested in trying the place out. It's amazing what you get for the price: generous portions of 3 whole courses for a mere $30 per person. I was worried that this place would be tripping over itself to earn gourmet kudos, which I have found means that they assault my palate with overly intense flavors. Vincent's has a very thoughtfully composed sustenance-first attitude. Secondly the food was very artfully and skillfully enhanced with unique, to me, preparation, and flavors. A symphony for the palate unlike any other I've experienced before.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant ReviewFood & service was excellent. Tables a little too close together & prices a little high, but great for a special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie & winoI really love well crafted food & they delivered, the wine list is nice, but there was a strong presence of Napa wine and frankly, there are some better Zins made in the foothills and some stellar cabs cabs from Paso and NO LOCAL Wine. I thought that a bit odd since there are some outstanding wines here now- That beat out Napa in tastings- try South Coast Winery wining the Golden Bear several years in a row (most medals of ANY winery in the state), and Rancho Del Oro for the best red blend at the San Fran Chronicle competition (which shocked many up North). So, that s the only thing I'd suggest to change! So, bring your own local bottle next time! I will!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMService was slow althoughService was slow although the servers were quite wonderful and charming. Our food was well worth waiting for. Outside was Friday Night Classic Car show so a bit noisy & hard to find parking, but in the restaurant itself we were delighted with the quality of the dishes and the staff. We had theater tickets and Lorelei kept her eye on our progress & we managed to get salad, entrees, dessert and coffee in plenty of time in spite of a very busy room. Thank you, all.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOoh la la!My husband and I took a friend to dinner on a week night recently and each of us order a different entree. All of us were very happy with our choices, especially the meat sauces. The soup de jour was over-the-top, and we loved les escargot.
I must not fail to mention the great service, along with a wonderful wine list. This was a memorable dining experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMJust our kind of place - small,Just our kind of place - small, quiet with great food and service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI do not know what a foodieI do not know what a foodie is but the food was good. ?What is a notable wine list?4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Restaurant!Outstanding food and service. We were on vacation for the week and eat here twice because the food was so good.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful howeverThe food was wonderful however they were out of two entrees by 6pm and I ended up having an appetizer for dinner which was wonderful. The service was excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good (had theFood was very good (had the house duck specialty) and service was perfect, not intrusive, not missing-in-action. A big plus was how quiet the place was. It was about a 2/3 filled when we were seated. But, I had one minor complaint. Some of the wine prices were ridiculous on the lower to moderate range of their list. There were 2 wines that I have in my cellar that were about 4X what I paid at retail. However, there were some real bargains on the high end.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Exceptional EveningUnexpected surprise and pleasure. Great food and quiet elegance.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeThis place is great located in the heart of downtown Escondido. The food was amazing homemade pasta and sausage. I had a business lunch here but would find it to a nice date spot as its cozy and romantic.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMquality food was excellent.quality food was excellent. Would recommend to any diner3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA hidden treasure in downtownA hidden treasure in downtown Escondido. You gotta try this place. We went on a Wednesday night when all bottles of wine (except private reserve) were half price and not only was the wine OUTSTANDING but the starters, main and dessert courses were as well. We'll be back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been there before andHave been there before and deliberately chose Vincent's to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Small, intimate & romantic setting. As usual, excellent service and deliciously prepared food. Chef Vincent always has seasonal specials that are worth straying from the menu for and he'll be sure to come around to your table to be sure you're happy.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are patrons of "The WelkWe are patrons of "The Welk Resort" and your restaurant was on a list they presented to us. We went online to review your menu and were instantly pleased. I myself reside in Orange County, but my sister was vacationing from CANADA.
The service in every aspect and the food was definitely outstanding. I wll make extra sure to pass on to as many peoples as possible the best restaurant in Escondido is "VINCENT'S" and that it is a must destination.
Thank you very much for the great memory, and I will make an effort to pay homage to your restaurant again.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant itself is smallThe restaurant itself is small so it was really crowded especially since there was a large party that pretty much took over the whole restaurant. The food made up for the small size though. Flavor of the food was great and service was great. I would go back again during restaurant week because the price is rather high. But you get a good serving size that will sure fill you up.9/21/2012 12:00:00 AMA True GEMVincent's is a true "gem" in a sea of mediocre restaurants. Chef Vincent is one of the very few great french chefs left in North County San Diego. Our meal was spectacular. The wines perfectly paired with our selections. The service was prompt and polite. The price was minuscule when you compare the quality of the food and our dining experience to most of the Big Named Restaurants with far less to offer. Can"t wait to go back!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMAbsolutely delightful. Food,Absolutely delightful. Food, presentation and ambiance all top shelf. Having recently relocated from the east , I am quite happy to have found this remarkable establishment.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM