We arrived at 6:30 on a Tuesday and received our appetizers at 8:00. After the appetizers arrived we were told that what we ordered for our main course was not available (an hour and a half after the order was placed). We were told they did not have 4 different vodka's that we ordered for our martinis. Most restaurants give complimentary desserts for birthdays (we had two birthdays) but instead they gave complimentary candles but charged for the dessert. Given that the bill was quite high and the delay in serving the food I would not return. The French onion soup was delicious as was the crab cakes.
Our waitress told us one of the desserts would not be available. We showed some displeasure, and by the end of the night the dessert WAS available. We were so pleased at the extra effort to make that available since we had really been looking forward to it. Thanks so much!
Always a wonderful experience! The lamb chops were incredible as were the short ribs. Vincent's is a gem in downtown Escondido.
Great restaurant. Quiet and comfortable with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food is fantastic!
First time and was so pleased. Moving from Chicago and loved table cloths, value.
Finally found the cozy French restaurant we were searching for. Delightful music, lighting, wine list and food. We'll be regulars.
It took 2 hours from order to dinner presentation.
I'm sorry, but that's a sign of a kitchen in chaos!
Waiting 2 hours for the entree. No thank you!
This is my favorite date spot! The food is amazing and portion sizes are big
We had a 5:15pm reservation so we could dine prior to a 7:30pm concert at the Escondido Center for the Arts. Our waiter assured us that we would not have an issue and promised to put our order in quickly when we ordered at 5:30pm. We got our wine quickly however salad and soup did not arrive until close to 6pm. At 7 pm our entrees had yet to come out and we notified waiter we had to leave. I saw at least 4 tables around us of guests who arrived after us who had already eaten entree and were on dessert. I also saw at least 6 tables of guests like us who were still waiting for their food after waiting lengthy periods. We were not offered anything for compensation. We were very disappointed. I have never in my lifetime of eating out experienced such incompetence. We were starving and very unhappy. They should not accept reservations if they can not handle the crowd. They should also know how to expedite orders by table time. Or they need better waiters who can put an order in as promised.
We were seated right at our reservation time and enjoyed everything we ordered. Nice presentation and the service was very good. Bartender, who happened also to be our server, made a great martini. Nice wine selection.
inadequate cooking of vegetables, petit filet was leathery
We were just there a week prior and had a great meal. In fact we've always had a great meal here however...
Everybody's food was very good except for the 2 bacon wrapped petite filets.
They were rolled with a wooden stick in the middle. The meat was tough. If I would of known better I would say they were flank steak, rolled.. terrible.
And the unfortunate thing was that we had our friends with us and for some time now we had been telling them of Vincents
We will try again, but this time I'll get the tornados or ask how our the filets prepared.
It was nice too bad 2 things we were looking to have they didn’t have we wanted Scargot and they didn’t have , we wanted rack of lamb they didn’t have them dessert was ok they didn’t put ice cream on it
We had a nightmare dining experience at Vincent's on Friday, Feb. 2. The restaurant was obviously caught off guard by the crowd. It took an hour just to get our appetizers served, another 40 minutes for the main courses to arrive, and judging by the flaming hot ceramic bowls our meals were in, they had been sitting on a stove for some time. Noisy, crowded and severely understaffed in the kitchen and dining room. My wife, a former concierge at Marriott, cited to me chapter and verse the restaurant's failings that evening...so it's back to Bellamy's and Vintana for us.
Excellent food and ambiance. We have been here several times over the years and it always has been superb.