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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Vintana Wine & Dine reviews from OpenTable diners
371 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (266)scenic view (212)fit for foodies (168)romantic (163)notable wine list (163)neighborhood gem (141)great for outdoor dining (141)good for groups (118)great for lunch (110)vibrant bar scene (88)hot spot (76)late-night find (34)great for brunch (33)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Just ok
    Kris
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The place was very nice but the food and service were average. We made a reservation and waited a long time to be seated. What's the point of making a reservation if you have to wait. We ended up eating in the bar area. Wasn't worth the drive from San Diego.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Elegant restaurant with amazing views and great food. A great date spot or for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peddle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Visiting Escondido Saw good reviews. Cool location, very good service. Had signature hot skirts, very flavorful. Wife had mac and cheese which had potential and a lot of lobster.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic server
    SueZQ
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Love it when we get Ciara, she's the best! With her award winning smile and warm personality she always sets the tone for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Mouth-watering good food with attentive yet unobtrusive service. Superb fine-dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable lunch
    Powayfoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    tried their lunch special - some lobster/shrimp roll but in a jalapenos bun also with house chip. the bun was slightly toasted and the filling falls all over. wish the filling has less coleslaw and less sauce which overpowers the shrimp/lobster totally, could not taste any of that except for the sauce and coleslaw. Very messy to eat. had their strawberry shortbread which was Okay wish there were creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Location, Great Food
    Marodi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal here! We had the artichoke appetizer which was delicious, it is breaded and fried sort of like calamari. My husband had the fish of the day which was grouper and it was delicious. My scallops were good, but not top of the line in the preparation and hence the 4 stars versus 5. We are foodies, so we seek out these kinds of restaurants. Presentation was wonderful. We had the dessert, a homemade mud pie, it was wonderful and we had to take part of it back to the hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get your act together!
    SuzyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a beautifully appointed dining room, outdoor and bar creation However, the lunchtime food menu was lacking in cohesion. Regular bar type food served in such an elegant atmosphere just does not cut it. The taste of food was great, but the serving style was awful. Cedar Palank is NOT the way to serve food which then falls onto the table when trying to be cut.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Escondido
    VintanasFan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I go to Vinatana's a lot and am never disappointed, great food, fun drinks at reasonable prices (which you don't find often). Highly recommend. I always bring out of town guest and friends that live in San Diego to Vinatana's and they are always surprised at our restaurant above a dealership =) great idea !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience
    Curly64
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for my 50th birthday celebration. Started with happy hour, amazing appetizers, and $7 vodka drinks. Dinner was incredible as usual. Had the prime rib, girlfriend had the salmon special and they were both cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday for 3
    BirthdayforThree
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Me and my two BFF's spent lunch celebrating our Birthdays. We had good service and were treated to Birthday desserts. The food felt too heavy but over all a good rating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kids
    Song
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Allowed several kids to "run" around the restaurant, running into bus boys, jarring waiters, bumping customers. Used to love this place, no any longer. At one time there were three crying babies, could not get out of there fast enough!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An excellent Dining experience
    MykidsarecoolVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From the moment we entered this was a delightful dining experience. Excellent service,food & atmosphere. Will most definately return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for guests
    EatClassy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Enjoyed a special evening with out of town guests - great venue for that purpose. Everyone enjoys their entrees. Mussels and calamari are delicious appetizers. Everything from cocktails to desserts were perfect. One of the things I liked was the portion size - not too big and not "new cuisine" tiny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food decent, service disappointing
    goodtimes
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went to Vintana on a Tuesday night, 530p. Table of four (2 adults, 2 well behaved kids). Took the waitress over 10 minutes for her first appearance and then another 10 minutes for our drinks. The waitress took our order and that was about her involvement. She didn't bring the apps, the salad, the entree or the desserts. We waited forever for everything we ordered. Keep in mind, this was a Tuesday, not busy at all. Just a slow, inefficient waitress. 1.5hrs in all. Food was decent, nothing to rave about. Had the brie, which is and always had been good. Also had the calamari, which was tender. Pork chop was okay; apparently they dont brine their pork chop (guessing). wife had the harissa chix which was good. Cocktails good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linguine w clams disappointing
    FoodiePeeps
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Pasta was overcooked and mushy. Only 6 clams in the dish!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vintana 06 Sept 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I took my brother/sister-in-law to the restaurant for their birthdays. The four of us are "foodies" in that we don't go to restaurants very often because we can all cook as good or better than most establishments. They were quite impressed with the decor and ambiance of the restaurant and were anxious to have dinner on the patio. Unfortunately, there was a wedding on the patio which was distracting and very loud. However, that inconvenience aside, the food was excellent. Started with the Ahi Stack, Bacon Wrapped Dates, the Fritters and cocktails. The Cioppino was excellent. The steaks cooked to perfection. The pork belly could have been better. Dessert divine. Wine list A++. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family dinner
    CellaBella61
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great dinner with family. We had reservations for inside but opted to stay outside on patio. Great weather, good music and great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Outside atmosphere is wonderful -- until the singer (?) starts. She disrupts every conversation in the outside cocktail area. In the future, I'll dine inside on Friday evenings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Dining Experience
    Justin
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Vintana is the best place I've ever been to!!! I'm only 16 and I decided to take my mom, for no special reason, and we both loved the food, service, view, etc. I paid for everything (an appetizer, two entrees, one beverage, a desert, the tip, and the valet) and the total price was a bit high, but worth it. They gave us complimentary turnover with jalepeno butter to start off with; then we ordered the Chef Deborah's Pepita & Sesame Crusted Brie for appetizer, Macadamia & Coconut Crusted Sea Bass and the Certified Angus Flatiron Au Poivre for entrees, and the cheesecake tower for dessert. And trust me when I say this, "it was remarkable and without flaw, just marvelous." Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining Inland
    MrsB
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    For those of us that can't make it downtown or to the coast all the time, this place is a gem! It's fine dining inland north county. I made reservations through open table with no problem. Beer list is limited, but that's because they focus on vodkas. There were still good beers (including craft) to choose from even though the list was short. I had the lobster mac n cheese and it was amazing!! Definitely worth trying. My husband had a seafood special with black bean spice. He said it was one of the spiciest things he's ever had. We were there on a Thursday night and they also had live music on the outdoor patio which had great views!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saucers?
    vintanology
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    What happened to chic and style when cappuccino and coffee is served without saucers? If you request a sugar cube you may be in luck to get one. Coming from Europe I find not having a saucer for your spoon, drippings etc., a rather low standard instead of being chic or hip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great
    encinitaskj
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have been to Vintana many times. I always leave stuffed and happy. The food is consistently excellent. Always a fun, great energy and a reliable place to go for any reason.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary.
    JohnnyP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I brought my wife to Vintana's for our anniversary, which happened to fall on Vintana's "Date Night". Very cool. Great food choices for two and a nice bottle of wine for only $49.00. Good food portions also. Will definitely be back for "Date Night" on Tuesdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent find
    Scallops
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food was excellent, service staff were nice, polite and attentive. The scenery is different since it is located at the Lexus car dealership but the view is very nice and the outdoor bar and seating is very pleasant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • once you get service
    JeffTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They treat you really well. Our server was great. We ended up doing 3 of the appetizers and they were all tasty and good portions. The flavor of the broth on the mussels is the best. Wines were good and relatively well priced for the location. It is easier to get a place on the patio than to get a reservation in the main dining room on weekends, but not sure if the menu is much different. They are supposed to have live music on certain nights, and look like they have a "happy hour" food menu and specials each day. (before 6:30). Would probably go again. Think it would be great at dusk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Experience
    StevoskiVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dining on top of a car dealership is not what most people would consider fine dining however amidst the new cars and the $380,000 LFA is a new gem Vintana. It is the best scenic view of the middle of a city in San Diego. No it is not Bertrand's at Mr. A's with an ocean/bay view, but with the dancing fountains in the entrance to the city lights it is colorful and was a quite enjoyable experience. The food was very good and the service provided by Beverly outstanding and attentive. Kudos to a new experience in San Diego apart from the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    camama2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We live in San Diego and were meeting friends from Vista for dinner so decided to meet somewhere in between. Vintana was an excellent choice. Easy to get to but most important the food and service were awesome. Our server was probably one of the best I have ever had! I would highly recommend Vintana to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable!
    Kimmie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had been wanting to check out Vintana for quite some time and so glad we did. What a treasure, hidden above the Lexus dealership in where? Escondido? Beautiful dining room, incredible views, stellar service, and oh so amazing food. We are already making plans to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Perfect spot to really treat my wife for our anniversary. Yet close enough to leave the kids at home without any worry. The food was excellent. Our server, Heather, helped us pick the perfect dish, and the brought out a little something to help us celebrate. My wife loved the sea bass, and can't wait to order it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Diet Coke :(
    lunchDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lunch was as delightful as it always is at Vintana... fancy comfort food and exciting flavors. I would normally give 4 or 5 stars, but have to discount my rating due to the fact that even though Coke products were offered - they did not stock Diet Coke, only Coke Zero. True Diet Coke drinkers like the taste of Diet Coke and do not want a beverage that tastes like regular Coke. I had water as my beverage which I had been drinking all day anyway. It was disappointing not to have the carbonated treat I was so looking forward to.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JonE
    topnotch2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The service and attention to detail are top notch. Our server, Melissa, wished us a happy anniversary at both arrival and departure. The general manager, Greg, went out of his way to take care of a special request. The food, fillet mignon and sea bass, appetizers , soups and salads were top quality. We plan to return often when we want to feel pampered.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ciara best server!
    LexusLynn1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ok the only reason I gave your food less than 5 stars is that there was not a flatbread special which we have come to expect and love for lunch. On the other hand, CIARA is the best! We have consistently received superior service from her. As a customer service person, (retired travel agent who also had a great deal of meetings experience plus being a former Stewardess, I observe. Ciara pays attention to her tables and is uncanny with knowing what her customers need. I always request her when coming for lunch. Miss my upstairs booth but given the choice, Ciara wins. The food is always wonderful too! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant in Escondido!
    SanDiegoDelVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I am a Realtor, and every time that I sell someone a home, or introduce them to Escondido, i always take them to Vintana. The food and service is always the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant unique
    Elliott
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Unique location, excellent service and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • every time is the right time
    EscondidosBest
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We took the mothers to Vintana for Mother's Day and it was so fantastic my father in law, who doesn't like anything, asked to come back for his birthday. Now that's a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    ProeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had dinner here on a Monday night fairly quiet in the dining room, good service and food except for one dessert do not order the strawberry shortcake it was not at all what we expected, someone made a 2 layer cake, put strawberry filling between the layers, cut it into squares and put 3 small pieces on a plate with some whipped cream and 1 fresh strawberry I've had better at the grocery store
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's always a pleasure at Vintanas
    abscVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Beautiful night for outdoor dining, food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    PekiVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We always enjoy Deborah Scott's restaurants, and this one is no different- AWESOME! Decor is more upscale than her other places, wine cellar is very well stocked and the food-presentation and taste- out of this world. I had the calamari (appetizer)-it was a meal by itself. Hubby had the ahi-and would order it again! You cannot beat a relaxing night here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service
    bestbreadpudding
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I've been to the restaurant more than 15 times and have always enjoyed the experience, the food, the service. During this visit the service was awful. It took the waitstaff over 10 minutes to offer me a drink or any kind and even to acknowledge that I was seated. They did not clear dirty dishes from our drinks and appetizer but did take our entree dishes. The experience was unpleasant even though the food was delicious as always. I actually enjoyed the lunch menu better than the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet