Vintana Wine & Dine
fun night outEnjoy a great dining experience at Vintana's, right around the corner! Close to home a spectacular restaurant with terrific food and wine list!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to celebrate lunch!suggested we celebrate a close girl friends birthday for lunch. The three of us very much enjoyed the experience5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTreated like Queens for BirthdayMy friend and I celebrated our birthdays with a lunch at Vintana and were treated like queens. We requested and received a window table so we could enjoy the fountain view. The food was artistically prepared with twists on classic dishes. We had the baked brie, salmon Cesar salad, and the shrimp salad. Everything was delicious and our waitress happily split both salads (without extra charge) so we could both try each salad. The brought us a banana bread dessert topped with ice cream as a birthday treat.
I am going to bring my mother here for her 80th birthday, because the restaurant has so many gluten free options.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA very special Mother's DayA very special Mother's Day lunch. The food was excellent, the service exceptional and the staff was courteous, professional and very friendly. It was my Mother's first visit and she loved it!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed with the serviceVery impressed with the service and the staff. Food was well prepared and served on time. I would definitely recommend Vintana restaurant to others.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThe food was amazing , went there for Mother's Day lunch . I highly recommend it..5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day dinner 2013We showed up a little early to our reservation and luckily our table was ready for us. The staff was friendly from the valet, until we excited the restaurant. We ordered the mother's day 3 course meal with the wine pairing and there was never a gap between dishes and our wine being served. There were several food item selections to chose from. Even though the restaurant was busy for mother's day, we were never rushed and we felt calm and relaxed throughout our our dinner. We did not have to raise our voice to hear each other talk inside the restaurant. There were kids in the restaurant, but they were well behaved so that was never an issue. I definitely want to come back and try their lunch menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional serve staffWent on Mother's Day @ 6:30 for prefix dinner menu. Wait staff very well trained, friendly, and helpful. Quality of our 3 different first courses and deserts was excellent, except one creme brulee was rushed and sugar crust was not crisped at all. Two roast beef main courses were overdone (1 requested MR and 1 requested med) to point that medium well serving was difficult to cut. Very large portions: baked potatoes must have been a pound each and large amount of brocolli. Plate looked like a family serving platter. This is not a generalization, as all other main courses I noted were not super-sized.
Martini's were excellent..
We have pleasant experiences with Coen restraunts and will go again to try regular menu an a non-holiday evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner!We had a larger party in for Mother's Day. Wonderful experience, as this was our first time there!. Highly recommend this, excellent food and wine. Beautiful sunset. You will not be disappointed5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner once againSuperb dinner once again at this gem of a restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJust Great!My wife and I dined here to celebrate our anniversary and Mothers Day and were not disappointed. Food and service were impeccable. Would definetely dine here again and soon!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPre Mothers Day DinnerWe had mom in town and enjoyed an early Mother's Day Dinner.. The food, service and atmosphere were great.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!I've been here a few times, and am never disappointed! The staff is so professional and courteous! Oh and the Lobster Mac and Cheese is to die for!! :)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebratory lunch at VintanaThe Escondido Education Foundation just completed its first ever 50/50 Campaign. We received donations from community members, families, educators, in fact, the whole community participated. Our luncheon was to thank one of our major donors who helped us get our campaign off the ground. We did not have to start out "in the hole". With this donor's participation, we started out with a "win"! 100% of the money raised will go into EUSD classrooms.
Vintana was a great place to thank our donor. We all enjoyed our meals and as always, ambiance was breathtaking!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to goThe restaurant is beautiful, service is very very nice, love the port porterhouse, so so good, the waitress was very educated the wine & menu. We been thare 2 time already, planning to go back this Saturday night for my birthday dinner5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at VintanaWe still haven't had an entree here since the starters and sides are so awesome. We've already promised ourselves that we'll try an entree next time as we've covered most of the starters. The side disk of bacon macaroni and cheese is so rich and amazing. I could eat it every night.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBig FanThis is one of our favorite places to eat! It is so unique that it is fun to take friends there to experience it. The food is wonderful!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper service, super size meals!Wonderful, Attentive service. If this is a criticism, understand that the quality of the food was wonderful, but the portions were rather large on the entrees. Skip the apps if you don't want to fill up, but that's a shame cause the apps are wonderful. Also, salads are generous portion, easy to split. Lobster Mac and cheese was awesome...fish was fresh and well prepared and presented. Crazy about the Brussels sprout side dish. We will be back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial ocassion for friendsBrian, our waiter was fanttastic! Was there when we wanted something, but left us alone when we were not needing anything. Every one was so friendly, from hostess's to the person that took the empty plates away. They treated us like family.
Thanks again5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAll Around Winner!This was our 2nd time to bring a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion and for the 2nd time we were completely satisfied! The food is spectacular and the portions are abundant so come hungry!! Oh, and the Vodka Bar is by far the best :-)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfun experienceBeen here befre and the food was very tasty. Didn't have liquor, but had latte and the bill was 108.00 before tip. Not bad. Steak was excellent and the mac and lobster awesome. I had the 3 soups and appetizer and it was more than enough. Nice server.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMust See!Great spot and food....a cut above the rest in North County!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gemThis was one of the best dinner experiences I have had in a long time. From the moment I arrived on the property till we left. The people were wonderful, the drinks were great and very affordable and the food was perfect in every way5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceI would recommend, and come back to the Vintana Wine and Dine. Service was over the top 10's all around5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never been disappointedI have never been disappointed when Debra Scott is in the house, but when she is tending to another of her ventures the Vintana kitchen tends to rush and overlook her attention to details. I did not see Debra this last visit, still the seafood special was inspired and delicious--grilled salmon served Udon style (mildly spicy and slightly sweet). My guest and I both ordered it and ate every bit. I'm also pleased that Debra is incorporating some of her Kemo Sabe recipes into the Vintana menu. My guest did not want wine with lunch, but I was happy to see the wine list is improving.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVintana was so beautiful andVintana was so beautiful and the food was amazing. We will definitely be going back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was not a good as usual...butFood was not a good as usual...but I will always return.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNo better restaurant at this priceI really can't say enough good things about this restaurant. I don't believe you can find a better experience in San Diego at this price point. The food is delicious and consistent, the seating is comfortable and spacious, and the staff is professional and courteous. Deborah Scott cannot design a bad menu. I don't know how she does it. It's really no wonder this has become a favorite spot for me and my family.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd love to see more dinnerI'd love to see more dinner salads. The 'skirts on fire" while delicious is approximately as many calories as a double cheese burger. It's a steak plate with a side of salad. Great place, wonderful service, the menu is getting better with more fish choices.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome addition to the EscondidoWelcome addition to the Escondido restaurant scene. Good food and service in a well appointed setting. Presentation a bit over the top for us, but probably brings n the younger set. There is not a "deafening" rating on the noise level which I would have chosen, but again that's because we're older and hearing aided. We'll be back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was outstanding!Food and service was outstanding! A gem to Escondido.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have dinedMy husband and I have dined twice at Vintana with friends. The service is fantastic and friendly. They have a nice menu and wine list. We had a 5-year old with us this time and he was treated very kindly and enjoyed the children's menu as well. Love the atmosphere!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been hereMy wife and I have been here several times. Food is great and so is the service. It is typical for a Cohn Group Restaurant. We always have a great meal.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe HUGE vodka list was aThe HUGE vodka list was a hit. The specialty cocktails were also quite good. Our server provided some excellent options (Pomarita!). The appetizer portions are large, so you don't need many to share. We got the tempura artichoke hearts. The dipping sauce was excellent. Exceptional wine list and we happened to hit Vintana on half off wine day! Better selection of 1/2 off wines than most. The entree selection was large and difficult to choose. I had the Sea Bass which was an excellent preparation. Dad got the filet which was perfectly cooked and after a suggestion by our server, my wife got the pork porterhouse - SUPER! We took our time and were NEVER rushed. Certainly will return!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat and serviceGreat place to eat and service was excellent. Ask for David...he's a great server.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was nice that the managerIt was nice that the manager made rounds to see if everything was to our satisfaction. The food was very good (including the bread). The wait staff was also very attentive (water was always replenished).4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place for any typeExcellent place for any type of event, be it an anniversary, birthday, or just you with good friends. Great food and service and a view that is awesome.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlex (waiter) and Selena (Manager)Alex (waiter) and Selena (Manager) were great.The brie, filet trio and mud pie were outstanding.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Vintana and we were very impressed by our experience. The staff, especially the bartender, was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was wonderful. We will certainly recommend Vintana to our friends and look forward to dining there again very soon.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal with greatExcellent meal with great service. Will definitely go back again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is so much that is uniqueThere is so much that is unique here, I can't believe this is in Escondido.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ambiance, food andFantastic ambiance, food and service. Location seems strange when reading about the restaurant (on top of a Lexus dealership), but it's actually really cool! The entire North wall of the restaurant is a huge wall of glass with views over the city & water fountain. Highly recommended!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite Cohn Group restaurant.If in the mood for a burger and fries go here for lunch, this one is delish. Sauces make it unique and savory. Farmers market salad w/chicken very good too (bit oversalty) as was special salmon sandwich w/homemade potato chips they had last visit. Shrimp & corn fritters quite tasty but once was enough, very rich & needs bit more shrimp. Bisque wonderful. As desserts go, the cobbler was nice and fresh. We wouldn't get the cookie sandwiches again. Other desserts have nice presentation and look worth trying. Wednesday night bar special fish tacos & exotic margarita for $13 sounds great. Have only been for lunch and will do dinner next special occasion.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was with a party of sevenI was with a party of seven and we all loved how open the restaurant is. Warm and inviting as soon as you step inside. The waiter was very knowledgable about the food and wine. We had three appetizers; I really enjoyed the brie. The calamari and ceviche were equally as delicious. Each of us had a salad, and there were no complaints! Hats off to the chef! The view is spectacular and prices are reasonable. You will not be disappointed!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVintana was elegant and modernVintana was elegant and modern with a an unusual view of the 15 freeway that somehow added to the beauty of the restaurant! We could not hear the roar of traffic at all! Service was attentive but not intrusive. The tempura artichoke hearts with lemon caper aioli were wonderful!! Loved the lemon linguine with fennel & chile chicken breast, the multiple layers of flavorings was exquisite!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit and was very pleasedFirst visit and was very pleased with our entire experience. I would definitely recommend to others who want a nice dining experience. The outside patio is a great way to relax prior to dinner. Inside the restaurant, every table seemed to have a great view.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy Vintana andWe always enjoy Vintana and we cannot wait to return. AJ was our server and she was fantastic.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMsome of the food plates weresome of the food plates were a bit small, i had lamb shanks and the white sauce was not very good, and trust me i eat almost anything.. maybe there should have been a bake potato and more veggies..4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique position atop a largeUnique position atop a large car dealership, but it works!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI even got a free car washI even got a free car wash while I was there. The waitress (Beverly) recommended an awesome vodka for my Cosmopolitan. It was excellent.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM