Vintana Wine & Dine
I really enjoyed Vintana...itI really enjoyed Vintana...it was a special occasion and our server did an excellent job. We will be back with friends.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceOur lunch time server, Jay, was exceptionally friendly and helpful in describing unfamiliar menu items. His sense of humor and interest made for a very pleasant afternoon. We did not let it be known that we were celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary with a first time visit to Vintana. We are very happy to have selected this restaurant for our private little celebration.
Although somewhat pricey, the food was well prepared and presented. Great place with a wonderful, open ambiance. We will definitely visit again.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Cohn Group "hit!"My only complaint (and it is minor) is that the service was rather slow for a weekday lunch. If you are pressed for time, be sure to let the wait staff know, otherwise you might be waiting longer than you care to.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA great findAdam, the bartender, was so great with suggestions!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialWould have given Vintana an outstanding plus overall rating were it not for the one half hour delay in seating after our reservation time.
The courses, from appetizer to desert ,were comparable or superior to those we recently tested and tasted at the culinary temples of Ramsey and Savoy in London and Paris.
Contrary to a recent complaint we noted on your site, the portions were large!
We couldn't finish the hanger steaks,and the lime tart was pie sized.
Who knew that one could find fine dining in a car dealership!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService still not up to par.I've been here several times and it amazes me that the service is still not what it should be. Waiter was very pleasant but it was slow. Food good. The restaurant is such a beautiful place. I'll always go back but just plan on patience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb place. However thesuperb place. However the chairs are not comfortable at all. They need to replace all the chairs in the dining room. but the booth tables are great. sitting outside at the table and chairs is comfortable too. Just the indoor table chairs are bad.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will definitely come back.I highly recommend the Skirts on Fire Salad and Lemon Linguine and Fennel Chile Chicken Breast!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant, Unexpected LocaleThe food, presentation, and service were all outstanding. Don't be thrown off by the location: above a Lexus dealership in Escondido. The Cohn's have really established a great restaurant in Vintana.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodWe love this restaurant. The menu is exciting and delicious. We've tried a variety of things and have never been disappointed. The pepita sesame crusted brie with honey roasted garlic is incredible. My sea bass was the best I've ever had anywhere. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special place to celebrate any occasion.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA place for a celebrationWe came here to celebrate my birthday. They actually read the comments/requests we made with the reservation and acknowledged my birthday and gave us a great table. Our server,David was excellent. Offered great suggestions for all portions of our meal. Presentation of food was beautiful and said "Look me over carefully before eating". The shad screens rose about 5 minutes before a beautiful sunset, so we were not blinded while eating. We love coming to Chef Deborah's restaurants in the Cohn Family Group.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ExperienceOne of the most enjoyable dining experiences..food was great, service top-notch and an overall great evening. Reservations recommended to have a lovely table by the window.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeWe made reservations thru openatble after we were told that no reservations were available until 9 pm . We got in at 7pm with opentable. First time here and the service was very good as was the food . We will be back.. Also we had a costco discount gift card , a very good deal and the reason we when in the first place. We were suprised that it was so nice considering its above a car dealer.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightI wanted a fun and somewhat fancier date night. And this was the most perfect place. Couldn't ask for a better night!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeExcellent view. Great food and service. A must go!!!!!!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb eatingWe went for our 10th anniversary. Service was great, the food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. The only bad thing I can say is that they don't serve free seconds. :)6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceI've heard so much about this place above the Lexus dealership and chose to go there for my birthday celebration. Free valet parking was a nice beginning...great ambiance and greeted nicely upon entering. Nice table by the window. Fried artichoke hearts for appetizer was outstanding! Sea bass and mac/cheese with lobster & panchetta was just as wonderful. Salads were beautiful. Bread pudding was the only disappointment. Service was excellent without hovering. Outdoor dining was more casual with fire pits in many areas, quite flute background music and the option for private cabana dining areas. The view was very nice. It was a bit pricey without cocktails but nice for a special occasion.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at VintanaThere were 3 of us at lunch and we all thought the food was very good. We ordered the apple gouda sandwich, Carolina BBQ, and the flatbread special. We arrived before noon and the service was excellent until more people started showing up and then there was a definite slowdown in the service where we had to start waving down the server because he had too many tables. The next time I go, I'll try to make it as soon as they open to get the best service.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOdd site but great experienceThis restaurant is the third floor of a large Lexus dealership. Yes, an auto dealership! But it is beautifully laid out and carefully arranged so that every table has a beautiful view. Their outdoor terrace is dominated by the view and by a centrally located, long fire pit at table level with room to sit around it. There are also a number of private cabanas on the terrace for small groups. The food was outstanding, not terribly pricey, and the wait staff is well organized so that every need is met yet the attention is not obtrusive. The view of the dealership parking lot below can be avoided by sitting back from the windows. Overall a very positive experience! Kudos for originality!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Find!We enjoyed everything about Vintana from the service to the fantastic and innovative menu!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat use of an odd spaceWho thinks to put a high-end restaurant on the 3rd floor of an automobile dealership? This restaurant was very state of the art, service was great and the food was wonderful. Chimichurri sauce that came with our entree was tremendous! My only negative is the small amount of salad dressing that comes with the Wedge Salad - but that's a personal preference and I know they would have been more than happy to bring me more, if I'd asked.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday SuppersI don't know how we had missed hearing about" Chef Debra's Sunday Supper Specials" but...what a deal: 3 courses for $35!
Although only 1 offerering per course of appetizer, entree and dessert all 3 hit the favorites list for my husband which resulted in a shared dessert since it's not something we usually order. I tried the new (I think) lemon fettucine chicken which was delishes both Sunday and as an abundant left over for Monday lunch.
Although we were disappointed not to have been seated with our requested server (Carley) she did swing by to say hello. We enjoyed the slower more quiet Sunday evening atmosphere and wil be back for sure!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite "go-to" restaurant!We celebrate the good times here! Always perfect in every way! We are never disappointed!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic night at a Hot SpotI chose this restaurant due to the proximity of the play that evening, but I was not aware of the Thursday Night crowd. It was a lively scene, with happy people all around. I really enjoyed the staff and the knowledge of all the entrees.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's above the Lexus DealershipGREAT FIND... and I can't believe it's above the Lexus of Escondido Dealership. The Food is Fantastic with Big portions so go hungry and don't over order. We had to take almost everything home it was sooo good. The Lobster Bisque is to Die for.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service!The staff was friendly, the food was good. The ambience was very nice. Eating on the lanai was a great experience and i look forward to experiencing the indoor dining area. I recommend trying an alcoholic beverage from the huge vodka selection (for you 21+ diners).5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodYes like always for chef Deborah Excellent food, but not so quiet on service good but lacking of little details that can make your experience superb.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMfine diningThis is a very nice restaurant for a special occasion or real treat. Beautiful décor and views . They make every attempt to treat you right.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great time.For the second time in two weeks my husband and I had dinner there. Last time he had the ahi tuna and loved it so much I had it this time. The only thing we missed were the raw oysters, which had been taken off the menu. Otherwise,everything was great. This time we sat inside on the most comfy chairs, and once again we never felt rushed. There was nice spacing between appetizers, entrees, and dessert, which was complimentary because it was our anniversary.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding AnniversaryLoved the food, atmosphere and the people. Very personable waitress, and staff was all very nice. Great experience for our anniversary.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here with my familyI have been here with my family for special occasions and just a great place for lunch with outstanding food and service. Great to be able to park at the entrance.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great NightIt was romantic and fun as we were celebrating out Anniversary. The Lobster Mac N cheese and Lemon Linguine with fennel & Chile Chicken breast were wonderful new tastes for both of us. We would recommend you try it. The service was superb and our server was very helpful in answering any questions we had about any of the menu choices.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely setting, slow serviceOur server was very attentive, but it took 30 minutes to get our lunch. The Skirts on Fire salad was very spicy and the salmon was dry. This was my second visit and the first time it took 40 minutes to receive our meal. Won't be back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great addition to North CountyFrom the dramatic deck with its view to the hills to the food and the wait staff, we had a superb evening celebrating our anniversary. Kudos to manager Greg Provance and company for putting together such a stellar place.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVintana Wine & Dine EscondidoWe moved here in San Marcos two years ago. Been looking for a good restaurant, for good food and ambience. We finally found
our " PLACE ". Vintana Wine and Dance !!! It is not a good restaurant, but a great one , with outstanding service and ambience. We
had lunch and it was very good.I could not wait for our next dinner date to this wonderful Restaurant. We will be coming back soon.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAll aspects were fantastic!There were four of us for an early dinner Monday night. We sat outside and the weather was lovely. Our server, Alex, was very congenial, prompt, but not overbearing. I had the prawn salad as an entree, which was huge, enough to take some home for the next night. It was delicious with four or five large prawns. My husband had the ahi, and loved it. It came singed on the outside, rare on the inside. It was delish! Our friends were equally pleased with their meals.
On a final note, the manager, Celene (sp?), was delightful, seeing to our every need, and asking about previous experience. At one point the sun was getting to be a little much on our table so without hesitation she moved a big umbrella to block the heat.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotLoved having lunch here, great, delicious food options!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasurable experienceMy partner and I brought my daughter and her best friend to celebrate her 19th birthday. Melissa, our favorite server, has always been so welcoming and made sure my daughter's first dining experience at Vintana was extra special. Our food was exquisite and the staff was very attentive as always.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous view and decor....outstandFabulous view and decor....outstanding Cohn resturant....Most of our food was excellent... the Manager on duty was very nice and professional... she addressed our problem and provided a solution....WE will be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMfun night outEnjoy a great dining experience at Vintana's, right around the corner! Close to home a spectacular restaurant with terrific food and wine list!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I took my 90 yearMy wife and I took my 90 year old parents to lunch, excellent food and service. Trick is to park on third level in back of dealership. Also, very handicapped friendly. Very kind staff.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to celebrate lunch!suggested we celebrate a close girl friends birthday for lunch. The three of us very much enjoyed the experience5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome Fine Dining to Escondido!It was a little strange to pull into a car dealership for fine dining. Were seated at a window table overlooking the dealership & view of Dick's Sporting Goods...a little weird. The wine list was somewhat limited, but the selection they did have were mid-range & affordable. Started with Dumol Chardonnay which was lovely. Appetizers were okay, but expected more gourmet fare. Had fried artichoke hearts & sushi roll. Both good, but not must have's! Had Chef Special Vegi dish and it was superb! Friend had chicken which she said was super. Favorite was the Brussel Sprouts and I would say that this is a must have as they were uniquely prepared & delicious. Desert was s'more and was great! I enjoy the dinner & will return. Server- top notch!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed. Food isNever disappointed. Food is always delicious, service was great. Quiet relaxing and enjoyable.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTreated like Queens for BirthdayMy friend and I celebrated our birthdays with a lunch at Vintana and were treated like queens. We requested and received a window table so we could enjoy the fountain view. The food was artistically prepared with twists on classic dishes. We had the baked brie, salmon Cesar salad, and the shrimp salad. Everything was delicious and our waitress happily split both salads (without extra charge) so we could both try each salad. The brought us a banana bread dessert topped with ice cream as a birthday treat.
I am going to bring my mother here for her 80th birthday, because the restaurant has so many gluten free options.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA very special Mother's DayA very special Mother's Day lunch. The food was excellent, the service exceptional and the staff was courteous, professional and very friendly. It was my Mother's first visit and she loved it!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed with the serviceVery impressed with the service and the staff. Food was well prepared and served on time. I would definitely recommend Vintana restaurant to others.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThe food was amazing , went there for Mother's Day lunch . I highly recommend it..5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional serve staffWent on Mother's Day @ 6:30 for prefix dinner menu. Wait staff very well trained, friendly, and helpful. Quality of our 3 different first courses and deserts was excellent, except one creme brulee was rushed and sugar crust was not crisped at all. Two roast beef main courses were overdone (1 requested MR and 1 requested med) to point that medium well serving was difficult to cut. Very large portions: baked potatoes must have been a pound each and large amount of brocolli. Plate looked like a family serving platter. This is not a generalization, as all other main courses I noted were not super-sized.
Martini's were excellent..
We have pleasant experiences with Coen restraunts and will go again to try regular menu an a non-holiday evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Mother's DayWe visited Vintana on Mother's Day. There was a special three course menu that was fantastic. Looking forward to going back on 5/19 to help them celebrate the first anniversary of their opening. This restaurant is a gem. Try it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM