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Vintana Wine & Dine
Vintana Wine & Dine

Vintana Wine & Dine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinevintana.com
  • Email: info@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: Complimentary Valet 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 WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The quality of service is reminiscent of the fine eastern restaurants we used to visit in a Chicago, New York, Boston, etc. The food quality and menu selection is outstanding. This restaurant has put Escondido as well as North County on the map as a fine dining destination."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Eclectic menu for Easter, ate at tween times so noise level just right, expect noisy when busy due to architectural features, view is interesting given its location over a car dealership, food well prepared and served hot, 100 lb baked potatoes a little much, great door stops. Overall enjoyed our meal, cocktails. Will return soon!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great service, the food was amazing and even though I was doubtful about it residing over the lexus dealership, I admit the views were beautiful and peaceful. I have nothing negative to say. Great experience, great addition to north county."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Fabtastic....it was our 1st time here ...we celebrated a birthday...Everyone had a great time...We definitely will be back again.."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Awesome food. Your beef is delicious and your lobster mac and Cheese is out of this world. A bit pricey so it is a special occasion for our budget. Not saying too expensive..... just special. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Best food and experience... Get David as ur waiter you'll be stoked "
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My husband and I have had lunch and dinner several times at Vintana, but our recent lunch experience was disappointing. We first ordered water and it never came. Had to ask again. When it did come, my husbands glass had lipstick on the edges. He also had to ask for his water to be refilled. Our food took a while to prepare and we were offered crostini which was nice gesture. When we ordered dessert, my desert plate had a big chip on the edge. Tableware is not something I ever pay attention to, but Vintana is an upscale restaurant and our experience was not like a fine dining experience. One waiter was wiping the crumbs off on the floor at the table next to us. Not sure that we would go back for lunch again."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Escondido has a "fine dining" restaurant. Vintana is a gem in the rough..."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I would of given this restaurant 5 stars but our waiter was horrible. The place was amazing, the food was amazing and the ambience was outstanding. We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter appeared as if he did not want to be there. He didn't smile and walked away from our table without asking us if we needed anything else. He did not mention any specials, the only reason I found out is because I heard the waiter mention it to the table next to us. I guess I shouldn't say all the customer service was bad because the hostess and runners bringing out the food were attentive and didn't mind small talk. I've been to other Cohn Restaurants and never experienced this. We didn't even get dessert to celebrate my husband's birthday."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love Vintana even though it is a distance from our house. The food is always delicious and the service great. On this particular occasion the restaurant was over booked with two large private functions and the usual restaurant crowd. We waited about an hour between our salad and main course. We felt sorry for our wait person as everyone in the restaurant was not happy with the lengthy wait for food and it was not her fault. She did comp us with free deserts because of the wait. We will definitely eat here again because as I said it was an "off night", but I feel restaurants should realize their limits when booking private parties and remaining open for regular service."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great menu for date night. Portions are great for sharing. Service was excellent. Food was amazing. Vintana really takes good care of their customers without hovering or being pushy. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Always great service, indoor atmosphere, fantastic food and the outdoor seating area is very casual and comfy."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Who would have thought that a restaurant in a car dealership would be this good. We were very impressed with dinner and the service."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We have now become regulars here! Whether its family as a whole, or a date night with my longtime boyfriend, meeting up for lunch with my sons, happy hour with my girlfriends, get together with colleagues, you name it, it's this venue we always pick to meet up. My son chose Vintana's to celebrate his birthday with just the family and of course his girlfriend. Service was excellent as always, he was treated with a birthday dessert, and the family was seated in a nice quaint area so we can enjoy our conversations with each other. Love the lobster mac-n-cheese! Love the well drinks! Thanks for making it special for us!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "First time there; reallyy good food and service. Will go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my family to Vintana for a special family celebration and we had a wonderful evening. The service was perfect! From the moment we entered until the moment we left, the service was always exactly on-time. Before we were even seated, the bartender was there taking our drink orders. The hostess had our reservations ready and smoothly led us to our table. At the table, our server was fun, patient and knowledgeable. The food was top-notch. Good portions, innovative menu with creative flair. Everyone wanted to try everything; unfortunately we couldn't so we will have to return another night. We had a super evening, thank you. This was our first time at Vintana's, it wouldn't be our last."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was not good. The ahi was very fishy. The lamb was chewy and tough. Service was bizarre."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent drink menu, great food, beautiful restaurant. This isn't the kind of place you go to for a quick dinner though. The service is great but it's definitely a sit down, relax and enjoy the food kind of place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Vintana is one of the Cohn Restaurant Group, all of which are extremely good. The food and the presentation were uniformly excellent, although one of our party was disappointed with the lobster mac and cheese. The hit of the evening was the Kung Pao calamari appetizer, which is large enough to share. Interesting location on the top of the Lexus dealer in Escondido."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants! Everything about Vintana is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My initial thought of a restaurant over a Lexus dealership was less than positive, but I was completely surprised when we saw the view and experienced this one of a kind restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. One of the best Vodka Bars I have ever seen. If you like Vodka, this is the place to go"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the entertainment was great! Definite recommendation in Escondido."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. The Cohn group has a real gem. Our server AJ is amazing.E"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were fans of "Kemo Sabe", and find a number of our favorites on the menu. David our server was excellent. The manager was gracious as well! So glad you are in No county!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The service was excellent--we were not rushed. Love the open yet quiet atmosphere and unique location. Food was tremendous, especially the brie starter. My steak au poivre and frittes were done to perfection!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "awesome food!!! the rock shrimp corn fritters were to die for"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Everything was great except the service. Our waiter, Alex, I think, decanted the wine and we never saw a waiter swirl around the decanter for 30 seconds or so before. It ended up sloshing out of the decanter and onto the table and almost on one of our friends at the table. We had to keep getting his attention and he didn't check with us as he walked by. The food was really excellent, and we've never had this service experience before (we've been there several times), so I'd still recommend it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to Vintana for many occasions and have always had a memorable time. Great and innovative food, excellent service and pleasant atmosphere. We recommend Vintana to all of our friends because we are lucky enough to have them in our neighborhood! Their appetizer menu is the best!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Brought the girls here for our bride to be. We all lived the service and food. One of the girls did complain about her food being a little too salty but they were they were willin to change her meal without any attitude. The food was great and there wasn't any other complaints!! If I were to drive to San Diego, I will definitely come back for another fancy wine an fine!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food excellent. FYI... Should make reservations otherwise the wait maybe long. Also website advertised free valet parking but was actually $3. But there is free parking."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food great. Service v. Good. Expensive so reserve for an event."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Vintana has a date night special they have been running for several weeks on Tuesdays. We were a little disappointed that they appear to have scaled back their food offering. Friends had been a few weeks ago and received salad with their entrée. We received only the entrée and bottle of wine, which didn't include any vegetables or other accompaniment, including salad."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I made reservations at Vintana for my mother's birthday and she was excited and impressed with the restaurant. It is a beautiful restaurant with stunning views, if you get there before sunset. The waiters and bartenders were very hospitable and helpful in selecting foods and drinks."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We went on a Tuesday night. Although the restaurant was busy, we had excellent service. Waiter was knowledgable about the menu, offered great suggestions , paced dinner appropriately. Our meal was delicious. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Vintana's is in a unique location, atop the Escondido Lexus Dealer. Thankfully, they fixed the chairs, which was my only complaint. The services is superb and consistent. The food is Deborah Scott delicious! (and they take my Passport Card!) Celebrating my friend's 62nd birthday and retirement, being pamperedat a table near the window with a leisurely lunch was heaven. (and a free warm banana pudding for desert!) If you lunch on Mondays and they will wash your car for free. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My husband and I absolutely love this place. The view is amazing, the service impeccable, and the food always leaves us looking forward to a return visit to try something new! The mussels were delicious and the kung pao calamari amazing--I can't wait to go back and have it again! The skirts on fire salad is light yet flavorful and fresh. The crusted seabass was not only perfectly cooked but all of the components on the plate just sang! Loved watching the sun set over a glass of wine with amazing food!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We love Vintana Wine & Done, it is also wonderful. The food is delicious and the service superlative!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Escondido struck it rich when Vintana opened their door here in our town!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food. Creative. Beautiful decor. Great view. Great service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I just moved to the area from Hawaii. We have been traveling all the way downtown to places like Roy's for romantic dinners. We spent close to 200$ on valentines day and couldn't believe how expensive it was. Sad thing is, we ended up going to in and out afterwards!! We made reservations at Vintana for our anniversary and we were more than impressed. The atmosphere is beautiful, clean, and well put together. We were seated and brought amazing food along with service all for a very appropriate price. I couldn't believe how wonderful each element was. We easily made Vintana our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014