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Vinz Wine Bar

Vinz Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinzwinebar.net
  • Email: vinzwinebar@att.net
  • Phone: (760) 743-8466
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Pizzeria, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vinnie Griffin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Custom catering to order, or from our wine bar menu we also offer sandwich deli platters, large salads bowls with our unique Maria salad, and homemade country or German potato salad.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our lounge can accommodate private parties from 12 to 60 quests, with a custom food and beverage menu.The room can be decorated to any holiday or birthday theme, as well as business meeting room.
  • Private Party Contact: Vinnie Griffin (760) 743-8466
  • Entertainment: Vinz’ offers an intimate, candlelit dining room with live music and dance floor. Jazz, blues and classic rock duos and bands. Local musicians include, the lively duo of Jimmy Patton and Enrique, Bill Magee blues band, flamenco and jazz guitar duo Notas Antiquas, and classic rock guitar band Mariner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kalmia
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there are public lots within 25 yards of the restaurant on either Valley Parkway or Second Avenue.
A word from Vinz Wine Bar
Vinz is a casual elegant wine bar, located in quaint, historic, downtown Escondido. Imaginative and eclectic wine menu, offering 45 wines by the glass including champagne and sparkling wines, as well as themed wine flights to entice your taste buds. Vinz’ offers draft beer and an ever growing extensive beer list, to endure all palates. Our menu offers a variety of wine influenced tapas and specialty entrees, inventive salads, with homemade dressings and farmer market fruit and vegetables. Vinz is a true family affair, from the old, Italian family recipes that inspire many menu items, to the friendly, family atmosphere inspired by owner’s Vinnie and Machelle.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was amazing! Sooo good we could overlook the mediocre service (once our food came our server never checked on us) and the mediocre wine list, seemed very narrow."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a v busy place. Lots of people having a good time with a staff stretching to take care of them. Food was excellent. Good pub food & beyond. I had a lobster salad that far exceeded my expectations. This is a great meet place for friends but it is noisy, it is busy & hectic. They aim to please but it is a busy bar & fun food place not fine dining. And they seemed to have much stepped up their game from the last time, several years ago, we visited. It's busy & fun now not total chaos with cranky staff. Definitely worth a try. You'll have lots of company in a congenial atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Vinz is good cuz they have a dog-friendly patio and decent food. Somehow our server did not know until 20 minutes after we ordered that their deli is closed on Sundays. He also did not know the names of the items on the menu. But, other than that, it was good."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was in SD on business and came there to meet a long time friend. They stated how much they loved the food. I was very disappointed in the over cooked dried out wings. They tasted like they were made days before then put in a microwave."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Have been here several times. Good food, friendly staff, but sometimes disorganized. Had to wait 15 minutes for table to be prepared even though we made a reservation. Food is good, but when they're busy, it can get spotty - one member of our group had to send a lasagna dish back because the middle was cold/undercooked. All in all though, like the restaurant and its menu and will continue dining here."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The hottest spot in Escondido! Food fit for a foodie! We had 15 people, separate checks, easily accommodated by wait staff. Outstanding service!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Starting with the service, then the food, private room, great luncheon meeting experience."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We ordered the nights special, clam flat bread. Sort of a flat bread pizza. It had a number of toppings on it, but claims weren't one of them. Vin, the owner, stopped by the table as he usually does, asked how things were and we pointed out the absence of clams. He looked over our plates then headed to the kitchen. When he returned he had a plate of oyster shooters to make up for the fact that the cook had forgotten the clams. It was good without the clams and the oysters helped, but we'll have to wait for another time for the clam flat bread."
    Dined on 11/1/2013