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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Vintana Wine & Dine reviews from OpenTable diners
409 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (280)scenic view (221)fit for foodies (200)notable wine list (172)romantic (163)good for groups (150)neighborhood gem (148)great for outdoor dining (144)great for lunch (124)vibrant bar scene (103)hot spot (102)late-night find (34)great for brunch (30)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Fantastic Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've wanted to try this place for a long time and finally planned a Mom's Night Out on a Sunday eve. We had a fantastic table with view of the beautiful, lighted fountains out front. Our meals were delicious, as expected at a Cohn restataunt. We ate inside but the outdoor patio looked amazing with firepits and cabanas and amazing views! I can't wait to come back and sit out on the patio! Strfan was a great waiter!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday nite dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Even on a Sunday the place is happening, started off with adult beverages in the bar. Joined by friends for an awesome meal. Great food and service then to the fire pits for a nightcap surrounded by an assortment of Merry goers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We went here for a luncheon birthday celebration and loved the whole experience. The food was exquisite in taste and presentation. The quantities were generous. The combinations in the menu were unusual and delicious (for example lobster macaroni and cheese with the delightful contrast of fresh corn kernels). The venue was unusual and elegant as well. Situated above the Lexus dealer in Escondido in what is generally an industrial/retail area, this restaurant would have been difficult to find without the excellent signage there. In fact, we never would have found this restaurant at all, but for the reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a special night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I took a couple of lady friends here for a birthday dinner and we were treated very cordially and attentively. We were in time for a cocktail in the lounge and especially enjoyed the special "cocktail hour" appetizers. The calamari was terrific - nice and crunchy outside and tender and flavorful inside. The dinner was also excellent. My friends loved the popovers. I would definitely recommend Vintana for a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    DelMarBill
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was a second time at Vintana. First time was for lunch. This is a beautiful restaurant. We were there on the Saturday night, it was very busy (as you would expect). Service was a little slow and the food was just average. Really not up to my prior experience. One the four dinners was not made so three of us eat while one waited for their dinner to be prepared. A little awkward. We ordered four different entrees. Not one of us was very happy with our choices. The food presentation was very good, but the taste did not match the presentation. Really, just "average" We will try the restaurant again, maybe if was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch at 11:30
    KPS58
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Been here a handful of times, came with someone who had never been for lunch at 11:30 just after opening on a Saturday. The food was good, not great. I got the chile rubbed fish tacos. Comes with three tacos with very little fit, would have rather had two with the small amount distributed between the them. Very overpriced for the amount of food you receive. Our waitress was nice, just not very attentive. She spent most of her time talking with coworkers. If we pay that much the expectation is great food and great service, felt both were lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Bjoneses2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The view here is excellent. the staff is very friendly. The dishes are well presented and the food is fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Jonesie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A friend was celebrating an 80th birthday. When I asked if she had been to Vintana for a meal, the answer was no. I wanted to convince her that even at the age of 80 she would have many new and wonderful experiences. Our group of friends shared a delicious lunch, great conversation and a scrumptious dessert. She agreed that it, indeed, had been a new and wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The total dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Now that we know about the Tuesday night Date Night special, we'll be back often. Gourmet dinner for 2 with wine - $50. excellent food, service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior service
    Happy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had special needs & the staff provided exactly what I needed with beautiful efficiency so that no other guest noticed or was inconvienced. I had the salmon. It was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Kendra
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here celebrating a birthday. The inside section is very fine-dining with white tablecloths and the outside area was hopping on a Saturday night - more casual with fire pits. The food was great. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that our waiter would disappear for long amounts of time, which was annoying. He was friendly so no complaints there, but he took a long time to bring drinks and then to to take our order. Everyone was happy with their food and the banana bread pudding and the mud pie were both amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ and Blues
    Labbie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We attended a BBQ held outside on the patio which was served buffet style. Good food and great blues! Fabulous evening in a beautiful spot with a great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious and wonderful.
    Settielove
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great service, food was amazing, got the sangria and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Find
    FunSunYum84
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had seen it a thousand times while driving past the Lexus dealership on the 15, and I had always wondered how it worked...A fine dinning establishment on the top floor of a car dealership?! Then my boyfriend suggested it for my 30th birthday date night. I cautiously checked the reviews and menu...and was SO IMPRESSED with what I found. Needless to say I had an AMAZING birthday dinner!! The food was fantastic! Easily comparable to Del Mar or Downtown dinning standards. And as for the ambience... You really have to go to understand. I could show you pictures, but until you go, you won't be able to understand the unique beauty that they have created at Vintana...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chiopina Soup
    1pickyeater
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I am sure I spelled it incorrectly. However, I just wanted to make one comment--it was too spicy . I like some spice but not that much. The shrimp corn fritters could have a little larger shrimp, the shrimp was hard to find. There was too much fritter. Your ladies room is quite elegant. I am going to try the early evening outdoor dining where you have live entertainment. It would be lovely to have a nice grilled or broiled fish choice on the luncheon menu. You didn't offer much for a person on a low salt diet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vintana eveing out
    JPLKAL
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We 6 pm reservations with another couple. arrived and waited in the "lobby" for twenty minutes while the two separate hostess stands shuttled us back and forth. Finally were seated . The food and service was much better after that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Buccopitt
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great service, great foods, GREAT SERVICE!!!! We always felt we wee being taken care of. The food was prepared perfectly and the wine list was very good! After dinner the outdoor patio and music were perfect to finish our wine.
    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
  • Loved It
    MacroCounter
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Made reservations for this place for my wife's birthday and it was perfect. We always wondered what was on top of the Lexus dealership and this was the perfect night out for my wife to celebrate her birthday. The ambiance was nice and event he staff got her something special for her birthday. Try the Ahi Stack or Nachos. The food was delicious. Try not to eat too much of the exploded bread and butter, it is hard but the food is worth waiting for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, as usual
    DebnJack
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We enjoy the Wine and Dine Tuesday date night! The food, wine, and service never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Grandmah
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is a very nice place to go on a very special occasion. Be it an anniversary, birthday, etc. this would be my choice. We come here for dinner about 3 or 4 times a year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Vato
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I decided to try Vintana for my birthday dinner. We were joined by my cousin and her family as a surprise. The food was great. A little strange sitting over a Lexus car lot, but I didn't notice after awhile. Kung Pao Calamari and Brie appetizers were superb. The fish was moist and tender. I had the filet - slightly over cooked but the delicious sauce made it all worthwhile. Try the Stockholm Mule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    cdomm
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were in town for a wedding and needed a nice place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was incredible (including the popover rolls) and Stefan, our waiter, was great helping us navigate my wife's food allergies and recommending an perfect wine to go well with both filet and fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem of a restaurant!
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Vintana's is located in a most unlikely location on the top floor of a multi-million building that is a Lexus dealership. Although there are views of the nearby hills through their floor to ceiling windows, it is not the scenery but the modern decor inside and the great terrace dining outside, super service, fabulous food, and casual, relaxed atmosphere that brings us back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    TimetoDine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Celebrated my anniversary here on a Friday night. Good ambience, food and service. First time at Vintana and a pretty nice time. I did mention that I was celebrating my anniversary in the notes but it was never recognized. Poor attention to detail in this regard. Otherwise I had a fine time and pretty well ran restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine night of fine dining
    ramblinrose
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our experience was very good. Took a friend for a special occasion and she loved the experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vintana is bound to impress
    Vegan31
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I invited 3 friends to have lunch with me during my visit to Vintana. Each of them were very suitably impressed. This was my third time dining in the restaurant and there was one positive change, the noise level had been dampened to a more comfortable level with some new acoustic material. Bravo for that improvement! I have gladly returned to the restaurant using a gift certificate given to me by friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Coolmarzz
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Vintana Wine and Dine was selected for a special occasion. The restaurant has a very nice ambience and the promise of a very nice experience. The restaurant's food and service fell "very" short of it's 4 1/2 star rating.. I don't mind paying $$$$ for great food and great service - but I EXPECT that level of service and quality. My filet mignon was over cooked, my baked potato was luke warm (and that's being kind) - we had to ask for refills on water and drinks. It was VERY DISAPPOINTING! I was upset that the experience at the Vintana Wine and Dine fell very short for the very special occasion it was selected to celebrate a family member's accomplishment. I will not return nor would I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant very much and will be back....the rib eye was a little overcooked for a medium rare order, but was still good...we enjoyed our anniversary dinner very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the view and music
    Deliciousfood1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    While we waited for our table we sat at the bar and it took about 10 before being acknowledged by the bar tender. Food was delicious, I tried the lobster mac n cheese. After dinner we decided to have a few drinks on the outside patio and no one came to take our drink order, so we went home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    Franklins
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service was great, the Ambiance was awesome. Everyone was happy and enjoying themselves..We did not see one person there with a frowned face...people really just enjoyed themselves at Vintana. The food was good the dessert was outstanding!! We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GotNoNickname
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We chose Vintana for our 10th anniversary dinner, arriving an hour early to enjoy cocktails and apps on the lanai. We checked in at the front and were told that we would receive a text when our 6 pm reservation was ready. We went out to the bar and sat for a long time with not the slightest acknowledgment that we were even there, despite several young "servers" wandering around. It wasn't until I went to the bar to place an order that a "server" was sent to our table, but no apology was offered for the slow service. At 6:10 pm, and having received no text for our 6 pm reservation, we went to the receptionist who offered no apology for failing to call us. She just acted like it was no big deal. The night was saved by a good dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner disappointment
    MommyMay
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I picked Vintana for my birthday dinner tonight because of our good first experience a couple of years ago for our anniversary. I made a notation in my OpenTable reservation that it was my birthday. Limited space on review I will paraphrase my disappointments. 1) given bad table near back with mostly open tables available 2) server Nathan totally ambivalent to us (tho seemed chatty with others), 3) seared salmon had to be sent back to be cooked (no apologies from management or comps), 4) server Nathan got orders wrong and not very apologetic. Server Afton very attentive tho wasn't our server, bussed Brandon should be promoted to server and Nathan demoted. Wine was good. Overall expected a lot better food and service given price.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Becoming my favorite
    gardengalVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went for lunch for a friend's birthday for Restaurant Week. A lovely menu with lots of choices and no scrimping here on any dish. A full sized salad starter, the lobster mac & cheese was big and so was the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw! We shared and ate every bite because it was all so good. Big chunks of lobster in the mac which had a browned crust with moist cheese sauce beneath. The pork was also tender and moist--maybe the best pork in a pulled pork sandwich I've ever had. The cheesecake tower and potted brownie were the perfect ending. Three courses of this caliber for $20--no wonder every table was taken! Escondido has hit the jackpot because it's this good on every visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cohn Group doesn't disappont
    Foodie38
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I heard about Vintana from a couple of girlfriends of mine, who raved about it. So happy I was able to try it out during restaurant week!! I was not disappointed, gorgeous place, food was spectacular!! This is the 3rd restaurant in the Cohn group I have tried and it was just as yummy as the others. I am going to try out more of the restaurants in the Cohn group!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    CanCali
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food great service. Alway a great place to have dinner or sit outside with freinds on the awesome patio have some drinks with freinds
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vintana rates A++
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Outstanding food and fantastic happy hour. Great cocktails and appetizers! Will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inconsistent?
    Suzy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My parents came the week before and loved it, they were a bit under-whelmed this time around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed Emotions
    Icecreamfanatic
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Appetizer, Shrimp Corn Fritters, found one tiny tiny shrimp in one of 5. Lobster mac & cheese was very good, dessert was very good, service was very slow, got there at 11:30 and did not leave till 2:00pm, waited 5 to 10 minutes between courses. Room and view is very pretty, presentation of food nice. My first visit was wonderful, good food, great waiter ( made it a fun evening) the second time and 3rd time just ok.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My family, and I went there for the 1st time, and totally loved it. Food was great, and very tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant.Friendly people overall. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Vintana's patio
    FrostyFamily
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been to Vintana a few times now and have never made it to the dining room because we enjoy the outdoor area so much. We ordered from their Restaurant Week menu this time around and enjoyed the meal very much, with enough left over for another meal the next day as well. Service was good as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.