Vintana Wine & Dine
Vintana Wine & Dine

Vintana Wine & Dine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/vintana
  • 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: 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
396 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (274)scenic view (218)fit for foodies (207)notable wine list (172)romantic (170)good for groups (167)great for outdoor dining (150)neighborhood gem (143)great for lunch (123)hot spot (106)vibrant bar scene (100)late-night find (32)great for brunch (27)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • thanks for a wonderful evening
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    The food and service and ambiance were so good and looking forward to the next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice and relaxing
    PowayfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    ordered flatiron steak - medium rare, done exactly right. had the Brussel sprouts instead of green beans but the Brussels sprouts that I had from Island Prime was much better than Vintana's. Other guests had Charboiled ribeye and both enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Steak Let Us Down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    The whole evening was magical, except for my Flat Iron Steak. Way too chewy! Too bad they don't have "normal" cheesecake on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected crowd
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We came for dinner on Sunday evening and hit a record crowd that the kitchen could not handle. Our waiter was as accommodating as he could be but wait time for food was long and food not as good as I remember at lunch times previously. Soup Trio was delightful and Bacon Wrapped Dates great! We will try again but pass on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent customer service, amazing food!
    FriendsexploringSD
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This one is a new favorite! The drink list has something for everyone, the food is amazing. Be sure to try the brie on the starters menu. Yes, it seems odd to be over a car dealership, but the view of the area at night is quite neat. My only complaint is that twice now I have taken food to go and not gotten everything from my plate. If I ask to take leftovers home, I would expect that everything from my plate gets put in the to go box. This time, they put the meat in, but skipped all of the vegetables....very disappointing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal but disappointing ending.
    ArnieTVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Our meal was excellent, and our server Stefan was very pleasant and overall did a good job. However,at the end of a delicious meal, we were so looking forward to coffee with dessert. My decaf came quickly, was hot and really good coffee, but my friend ordered a latte, which didn't arrive for a very long time. We actually had to ask where it was. They brought it eventually and it was cold. Perhaps it had been sitting on the bar for awhile. They said they'd bring another one, but by this time we were almost through with dessert. We got the check and the coffee still hadn't arrived, so the hostess took the latte off the bill. It arrived as we were preparing to leave. This is atypical for Vintana. Service is usually excellent. Perhaps they were short handed. It was a Sunday night. In spite of this, we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    YamahazingVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very impressed! The food was delicious from beginning to end. Excellent service. Can't say enough. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for better next time.
    Dodger
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    They were running a little late with our reservations, then they were runninlg late with serving our dinners, then they forgot our side of brussel sprouts, then apparently there was a wine special of purchasing one bottle and receiving the second one for free, which we were not told about. Our friends dinned there the same night and received this offer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best meal we had there!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have always had delicious food at Vintana but Sat. night's meal was the best yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    ozzy1979
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was the first time dining at Vintana and I was mesmerized with the food and service. Overall, the service and staff were amazing and I definitely can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wifes Birthday
    Birthday
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    What a GREAT experience, the staff was attentive at the right moment as needed. I can`t say enough about our servers Dant'e & Adam, they made the dinning experience perfect. What GEMS! Thank You
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Inside a Lexus Dealership
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food. Excellent service. Super crowded. This restaurant is part of the Cohn Restaurant Group. They try real hard to serve their customers. Uniquely located on the 3rd floor of a Lexus dealership in Escondido. Worth the drive and the walk through the car dealership lobby for this well-hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    Occasional
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I would highly recommend this place. The food is excellent. I had the Sea bass and my husband had the Ahi tuna. We also ordered a side of brussell sprouts. Huge serving! and flavors were to die for. The serving sizes were larger than most fine dining places serve which was fine with us. We took the leftovers home and had them the next day. I didn't find one thing to complain about. Oh I know, I wish it was closer to our home (we live 2 hours away).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't believe it took me so long to try!
    Christopher
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Went with a bunch of friends and my wife for her birthday. Everyone has always told us we needed to try Vintana, so I figured it was a special night, let's go. We started with drinks and appetizers and drinks out on the terrace. The Calamari was excellent! There was even live music, which I wish we could have stayed and listen to longer, but our table was ready too soon. We were seated right up by the front windows with a great view of the front fountain. Menu was perfect for everyone in the party (something for everyone). We had a couple bottles of wine and had a great dinner amidst the awesome ambiance of the restaurant. We all had a great time, that we will not soon forget. I know my wife and I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Exceptional!!!!!
    1happybellyVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Another incredible dining experience last evening for me and my "Vintana virgin" guests. The menu selection is always great, food is expertly prepared and the presentation, what can I say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not blown away
    Akio00
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Service was average for this level of restaurant. Food was good, but not fantastic. The twice baked potato with lobster was excellent and enormous. My wife enjoyed her cioppino, but my sea bass was average.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and intimate outdoor eatery!
    bikerdave
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great service and food. Romantic and space heaters were great on a chilly night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    KennyS
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    My wife and I have been to Vintana many times. This time, we were unimpressed. Two of our meals were overcooked, which is unusual. It must have been an off night because Vintana is usually outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our experience at Vintana was excellent. Beverly, our server, was great and we would like to see her again. The food was excellently prepared. Vintana is on our REPEAT list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view is everything
    Robbie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    On the roof top if a building, gorgeous views of the surrounding area. Great outdoor seating with fire pita and a live band. so it is great for a nice romantic date. Food was well presented how ever not that great tasting. wasn't too impressed by it. Service was disorganized, we kept being interrupted by food runners asking us if we had ordered the food items they were delivering, which we had not. Our waiter was very nice, however a little absent minded as well, took our drinks order, then came back to take it again since he forgot it lol
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is one of our favorites because they always manage to make the evening special. The restaurant is like a village, patrons, staff & extras everywhere. The place hums but v pleasantly & yet allows for an intimate dinner perhaps because it is so large. Afton gave us peerless service. Another evening enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off day...
    daisymiillerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We are frequent diners at this beautiful venue. On our last visit, the patio was packed by 6pm, but we had reservations in the restaurant, which was filling up nicely. The food, usually so delightful, was underwhelming. My spouse's pork chop was the best part of the meal, but the vegetarian selection was bland, overcooked, and uninteresting. The dessert, a key lime tart, was mostly crust with little filling, and what there was, was also much too tasteless to be a key lime confection. Having had excellent dinners here previously, one might conclude that this was simply an off night in the kitchen - for whatever unknown reason. The service remained friendly and attentive, the venue - just lovely. We'll be back, hopefully with better results.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sj/
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We've never had a meal at Vintana that we haven't enjoyed. Great please to bring friends and business associates. Perfect for private parties, lovely patio and outstanding food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Restaurant!
    Legs
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    One of our favorite places to just run over and have dinner (but also great if you want to get dressed up and celebrate a special occasion). I often send the boss over for lunch or dinner meetings, too. Everyone on the staff is professional, friendly and well-versed in their dinner and wine offerings. Not a bad sunset-watching spot, either!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good and the bad of it.
    BEAR
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We were excited to experience Vintana on "date night" as we had heard it was a great place with wonderful service, great ambiance, and good food. How could one beat that?? Service and ambiance were wonderful; however, we were disappointed in our choice of food. The pork chop was dry (overdone) and the veggies lukewarm; the clam pasta was average in taste. Overall, our dinner experience was enjoyable as we were happy to be with family members. The food actually took 2nd place, although it would have been a bonus to have been rewarded with some amazing tastes. Even though the price for date night is amazing, one would still like to think that their meal was really yummy. Oh well...we still would recommend it. We will probably try again another night with another choice of entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch for four
    PDCTvR
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Company exec lunch consisting of a party of four. Raymond, the server, was outstanding. He was friendly and went out of the way to get special selections from the chef. The food was very good - for lunch. Bottom line we will go back. Raymond went way beyond the call of duty to make it enjoyable. Give him a raise and promote him.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place!
    SanDiegoDelVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've been here multiple times, and it has always been a perfect dining experience. I go to a Cohn restaurant at least 2-3x a week, and always have the best time. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    have eaten here a dozen times and have always been happy. The food and service are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner for the most part
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was a wonderful place to spend and celebrate a party with a group of latina friends. The service is great. The ambiance is wonderful. We didn't have to wait for a long time to order. Dinner was a bit salty though, but overall good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was good
    maryod
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our waiter Ryan was good. He gave us time to order our drinks and appetizers. Our dinner took way too long for it to come to us. It was not the waiters fault. The kitchen was over loaded, The made good by offering a round of drinks and took one of our appetizers off our bill. So that was good. The food is really good if you want to wait for it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for a special occassion.
    DaKloza
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Atmosphere, food and service are superb! Great place to impress! I recommend Stephan as your server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    Jackson8
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very impressed. First time to restaurant. Great service and food. Enjoyed and would highly recommend to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    FunTimes
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We very nice evening. The food was great. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish
    starwarsfoodie
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Went to Vintana's for lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. Food was excellent! I had the Skirts on Fire Salad that I had ordered before. It is amazing! Cleaned my plate! They also presented my husband with a beautiful dessert for his birthday which was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clinkers
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We are frequent diners at Ventana. It is our favorite place...never disappoints!. Wonderful service,food and ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant without hesitation. They provide gluten free meals as well as vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    celebrated my friends birthday... everything couldn't have been better.. the ambiance, the warm blanket the waiter provided us outside, the music....the service... the lights... AWESOME... simply AWESOME
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DocD
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food and service. Good preparation and presentation of the food items. Large wine list. food was prepared as we ordered. Everyone was very pleased with their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Preoccupied staff
    HungryinEsco
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our reservation was for 9pm, way before closing. However when we showed up, we noticed a lot of employes lounging around. Not a good sign. Also valet service was not available. The reserant had a few tables going but not busy. The only good service we recived was from the busboy. He brought us water and pop overs. Waited a while for somone to take our order, a few waiters passed our table by before we got any service. When the food finally came out it was completely wrong. They did a quick switch on one item, however the replacment was cold. Supper disappointing. Manager guy came buy and said he would take the item off our bill, well I should hope so, I never got to eat it! Went for my birthday dinner and left hungry and disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    Nickname
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    food and service were good...friendly, efficient and attentive. My seared ahi was a bit stringy, but it tasted good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Winner!
    MSTONEVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We eat there periodically and have never been disappointed. Had dinner there Friday night and the food was spectacular...best Ahi ever. Be sure to ask for AJ if she is working that day,the most wonderful server we have ever encountered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate