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
419 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (289)scenic view (225)fit for foodies (202)notable wine list (175)romantic (173)neighborhood gem (158)great for outdoor dining (148)good for groups (147)great for lunch (130)vibrant bar scene (110)hot spot (96)late-night find (35)great for brunch (32)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • 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.
  • Absolutely delicious and wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    ehb365VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The experience we had started rather rough but ended well. While waiting for our guests at the bar we were quite annoyed with the glass door noise that allowed access to the patio seating area. With an near empty bar the screeching and clunking sounds were enough to consider leaving if we were unable to find a table far enough away. The hostess was able to seat us far enough away and th remainder of the dinner was quite delightful. Outstanding Service made the difference!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    PPBBJBVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I love Vintana's. It is one of my favorite Cohn restaurants. Unfortunately a some what bad review due to the service. The restaurant was virtually empty for our 2:00 reservation. We had to wait from being acknowledged by our server,receiving our entree ,and getting our check. Our food was phenomenally amazing. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good view, good service
    Stevo
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves for lunch at Vintana. The lobster mac & cheese was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best in North San Diego County
    jayster901VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We took our mother to celebrate her birthday and the entire staff went out of their way to make her feel so special. The dinners were outstanding. The rib eye was the best I have ever tasted, my mother had the Lobster Mac and Cheese, and we also ordered the macadamia, coconut sea bass. DELICIOUS. We had an excellent waiter Stefan, and he truly made our dining experience wonderful. The manager came over to the table as did the chef, Debra Scott. NOW that is what I call 5-star service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food; Beautiful Setting
    wiley
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week lunch and the menu had great selections for choice of appetizer, main course and dessert. There was more than an ample amount of food. I requested a window view and got a wonderful table. One of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good atmosphere
    Gill
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is my first time here, and we get restaurant week lunch set. It's really decent and good portion! We will definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for being in Escondido
    NeltronIVXX
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The biggest disappointment for me was that I put a special note that it was my girlfriends birthday, and not one person mentioned anything. I've never had that happen at an upscale restaurant. It's kind of a weird setup and nobody is really there to explain what to do, the level of service from the hostess was ~maybe~ as good as $40 dinner for 2 type of place. I expect a certain level of service if my girlfriend and I are going to enjoy a $150 dinner (and that was with the restaurant week special..). I was surprised how noisy is was and how many more people were there for the vodka bar than the food. That aside, our waitress was great, and the food was pretty good. We both got the lobster mac. I would order something else next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had somehow dismissed this restaurant due to its location on top of a car dealership. That was a mistake! We dined there for the first time during San Diego Restaurant Week and very much enjoyed our evening. The food, service and setting were all excellent and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VIP Treatment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband took me to celebrate my birthdate and I was not sure, if we should take the kids as my husband and I had already gone there before and did not think was kid friendly, but to my surprise Vintana has a three course menu at very affordable prices; I have four kids 12 years and under, and my six year old asked to comeback for his b-day. My family was treated like a VIP we had four different people delivered the food and the waitress was very detail oriented and check our table constantly; my 12yr old did not like his Mac & cheese, and they were willing to change it for a different item at no extra charge. The manager on duty also came to check on us and even gave us, two, $10 off cupons for our next visit. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Julie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Wonderful lunch, Service was great, Food was delicious, View was beautiful :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I am a frequent guest and leader
    epicurus
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have brought in 6 friends and their families. EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite lunch hand outs
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service is unbeatable! I'm not a spicy eater, finding food on their menu, is a bit of challenge, for me. The restaurant menu was way too much for one person to eat. From my observation, most people were bringing a doggie bag home with them. I don't know why we went during restaurant week because sometimes I don't think the food is as good as the regular menu. We tried the corn and rock shrimp fritter, extremely heavy , corn was good but the rock shrimp not so, but the sauce was excellent. we won't go back during this week again. We had a table by the window looking over the fountain, and it really cut down the noise and we could talk!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.