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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Vintana is a good place to have lunch or dinner for a special event."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Excellent food with well attended service. A real gem for Escondido area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This was the third time we have dined at Vintana. I was so impressed with the food quality the first time we dined at this restaurant but so disappointed in the quality of the food this time around. I had the prawn and beet salad. The prawns were so salty and overcooked I could hardly eat them. The skewer of hot prawns was placed on the spinach salad and wilted half of the greens. The beets were non-existent. The ones I did find were overcooked and mushy. A few overcooked mushrooms were thrown in. Overall one of the most disappointing salads I have ever eaten. My friend had the special which he enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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
  • "Lovely setting & food. All dishes were delicious - fish, steak, salad & soup."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "You don't expect to find a great restaurant on the roof of a car dealership but don't let that stop you. The restaurant is lovely, the food is great and service superb. They also have a very nice wine selection."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is the best in North County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great table by the window (which I had to ask if we could move to a window spot after they tried to seat us in a table away from the view). I will go back and give the food a second chance the menu looked exciting, but everything we ordered was either over seasoned or wilted. I am hoping the dinner menu will be better than the lunch menu."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had to wait nearly an hour until our entrees arrived. It was Father's Day and the restaurant was busy, but this should be planned for."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had to wait 45 minutes for our food and when we received our lunches we were very disappointed. It appeared that they had been thrown together. My Dad said his salmon was sitting on just plain lettuce instead of the caesar salad. Last year when we went to Vintana we had such a fantastic lunch. This year I wouldn't recommend Vintana to anyone. Really don't know if we would go back again. My Dad is 92 and I wanted him to really enjoy himself anf Jo was turning 82 and I wanted her to enjoy herself."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Vintana is a real gem. There's not another restaurant even close to this quality in Escondido, and, in my opinion, Vintana rates as one of the better restaurant in all of San Diego. The service is great—everyone is friendly and helpful, and they all seem genuinely happy to be there. The food is always remarkable. I would love to see grass-fed beef listed on the menu, but the quality and appearance of the food here is consistently exceptional."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The server was very informed about my gluten free needs. Overall, the staff and food was great!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "excellent menu choices, great service, loved the setting. would go back in a minute!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food flavor swerve just spectacular! Our server "David" catered to our every need and was on top of everything from ensuring our waters were refilled to making sure our dinner out was a great experience! We were greater with a very friendly staff and even the manager came to our table to ensure we were having a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very nice scene. The food was good. My kids enjoyed on their first time. Due to busyness, we have to wait for a long, long time and we have to ask for a service to come to our table?"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special occasion and the service people could not have been any nicer or helpful. We had our own cabana, great food and terrific waitress."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and it was excellent. Food, service, ambiance, all top notch. In an unusual location above a Lexus dealer but the views are nice, especially at dusk."
    Dined on 6/10/2014