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Vintana Wine & Dine
Vintana Wine & Dine

Vintana Wine & Dine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinevintana.com
  • Phone: (760) 745-7777
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated my birthday there. The service was great and the food was fabulous."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Great view. Nice to have this restaurant in Escondido."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Always love the restaurant.lovely ambiance and j just a wonderful place to introduce new client's and friends to.the food is outstanding"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is outstanding! The restaurant is very elegant and the service was great! We enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with friends, great patio dinning with a view."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "great place for date night, double date or group. food is superb!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Vintana is a good place to have lunch or dinner for a special event."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent food with well attended service. A real gem for Escondido area."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We met friends for a week-night dinner and were quite surprised when we walked in to find a happenin' bar scene - mostly 30-somethings dressed VERY casually and sharing their joy for life. We checked in for our reservation and were quickly seated at a very comfortable table - we don't think there is a bad table in the place. At 6:30 p.m., the dress in the dining room was very casual, but when we left at shortly after 9 it was a bit more like what we had expected for such an elegant place. The food was very good and the service was efficient - sometimes too much so. It was obvious our server had been instructed to be friendly - toning it down a bit would make it seem real and diners would feel more comfortable."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Exceptional dining experience! Attentive staff and delicious, large portioned food. Perhaps, a little noisy."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had such a nice evening! Vintana's staff is so gracious and accommodating. Our waiter, Ethan, gave us good guidance; as it is hard to chose. This is my husband's favorite restaurant, far and away. It is a pleasure."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Fabulous food and appetizers. Steak was a little overdone but the manager accommodated."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always consistent: great food and beautiful ambiance, with perfect level of service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have only come for lunch. We hear dinner is wonderful. The view must be spectacular at night. Next time it will be dinner."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is our first time to Vintana. We went for our anniversary. The food was off the charts flavorful. Each item, down to the butter on the table, packed a mouthful of flavor. The service was very friendly and welcoming. Our server was helpful with providing suggestions and describing different dishes. For the price and the flavor, we'll be coming back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lovely setting & food. All dishes were delicious - fish, steak, salad & soup."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We picked Vintana because I had been there for dinner and raved about it. I made a point of telling them it was a birthday lunch when I made it the reservation. We ate on the beautiful patio. It took the waitress quite a while to get there and when she did all she said is she would be right back with water. When she did not come back we asked a bus boy for water. She took the order, and someone else brought the food. She never came back to check on our table except to bring the bill. When I told her it was a birthday, she said'well, I have bread pudding, if you want a piece'. The birthday girl said she did and the waitress brought four spoons. Would go back, just hope not to get the same waitress."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This has instantly become my favorite local restaurant. The food is reasonably priced for what it is. The Tuesday night special is a deal - entrees for 2 with a bottle of wine. Best time to get there is when the sun has just set or setting. Pretty stunning night view of Escondido and San Marcos to the north."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I was reluctant, due to the fact restaurant is above a dealership kept me from going. My bad, what a find."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a beautiful table but the service was slow. Waited over 20 minutes for one of our group to get a beer that was ordered when everything else was ordered. Salmon was cold and had to send it back to be heated up."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Complete disappointment! The breaded artichoke hearts tasted like a mouthful of mush-no flavor, just mush. Our waiter, although nice and we tipped 20%, he was sweating so much that I worried it would drip in our food. My flatiron came out on a plate with sautéed kale--the chef must have accidentally poured a bottle of salt over it, it was so salty I couldn't eat it (and I love salty foods). The flat iron, again, tasted like someone dumped a bottle of peppercorns on top, so after each mouthful I choked and needed to drink water. The waiter didn't really care. The cars were impressive at Lexus, but that was the ONLY thing that was! Food was HORRIBLE!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014