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Vincent's

4.4
947 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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For 21 years, Vincent’s restaurant has won rave reviews and the hearts of diners at its location in historic downtown Escondido.

In Avignon, France, young Vincent studied the culinary arts at Ecole Hoteliere D’Avignon. Combining classic French techniques with his passion for quality ingredients, proprietor and chef Vincent Grumel offers a seasonally inspired cuisine. His dishes are meticulously balanced, complete, fresh and stunning.

The cellar includes an exceptional selection of sought-after-wines including wines from grand vintages as well as coveted wines of small producers. For five consecutive years, Vincent has been honored by receiving the “Award of Excellence” from the Wine Spectator.

Vincent’s staff is a graceful blend of polished professionalism and straightforward friendliness. The ambiance is warm, refined and comfortable. Join Vincent, Lisa and staff for a dining experience that captures the essence of Joie de Vivre.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Californian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close
Closed: Sunday and Monday
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Phone number
(760) 745-3835
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What 947 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was original, creative, and delicious. The appetizer special mushroom tart was to die for. My entree came with a carrot/cumin soup that was one of the best creamy veggie soups I've ever had. My wife and I both enjoyed our entrees. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Everyone from the host to the wait staff was great. This isn't really a "value" place, but the great food was well worth the cost. Photo is of my Steak Merlot (filet).

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the old world ambiance and food

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LindaM (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We loved this restaurant. The beet andmushroom salad was to die for and the rest of the meal left nothing to be desired. They also had a great selection of wines. Will definitely return and recommend this place to friends

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Smlmariner (Richmond)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Our bill was grossly overstated. Charged double for wine and $2 extra for each entree. Was corrected without question- but, left a bad feeling. Waiters were very good as was host. Food very French country.

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JoyE (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Very small restaurant. We were seated by the bartender (I believe). The waiter seemed disinterested in waiting on us. I wasn't sure if he did not approve of the wine we selected or he was just not happy to be working that night. The bartender brought water & bread and our meal. The waiter did serve the wine and ask us about our meal. It was a Wednesday and the restaurant was almost empty except for a 2 top that left soon after we arrived and there was a 4 top eating when we left. The Beef Wellington was excellent and we would highly recommend. We specifically went to Vincent's because we had heard the Wellington was good. Would recommend this restaurant. Even though the waiter was "dour" everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Our first time there and my husband and I both enjoyed everything about Vincent’s.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

A wonderful experience with delicious food. We found our new favorite French restaurant

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vipmoiaussi (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Vincent's is a gem. The New Year's Eve menu was a bit limited, yet we had no trouble finding excellent selections. The pear-chestnut soup was to die for! This is one of the best restaurants in the San Diego area.

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DJINSD 
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

The atmosphere was cozy and slightly decorated for the holidays. Christmas Eve Menu was superb. Service was professional.

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klmv (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Waiter was upset we didn’t order wine with our meal and after that provided sub-par service. It was not advertised on open table or the restaurant’s website, there was only a prefixe menu offering for the evening. This should be a choice, not a surprise.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Californian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close
Closed: Sunday and Monday
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Cross street
Broadway
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(760) 745-3835
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Entertainment
Every Wednesday night is La Nuit du Vin (Night of Wine). Every bottle of wine listed on Vincent’s Wine List is half-off listed price. (Does not include wines from Vincent’s Private Cellar.)

Trois et Trois
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 PM – 6 PM


3 Course ~ Appetizer, Entrée & Dessert


3 Choices ~ Each Course Offers Three Choices


$30 per Guest


(A new menu each week.)
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Catering
For catering or private dinners call the restaurant and speak personally with Vincent.
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Parking details
Street parking is usually available on Grand Ave and Broadway. Within a close distance to the restaurant there are also public parking lots.
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Executive chef
Vincent Grumel
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine