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
404 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (276)scenic view (221)fit for foodies (206)notable wine list (172)romantic (169)good for groups (163)great for outdoor dining (147)neighborhood gem (146)great for lunch (123)hot spot (107)vibrant bar scene (103)late-night find (34)great for brunch (27)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
  • Always a great experience,
    googaa
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It is always a treat to eat at Ventana.The food is great and very well presented,the staff are proffesssional yet friendly.I'll be there again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find!
    JenRN
    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
    CalGuy
    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
    IceChefVIP
    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.