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Vincent's

4.4
981 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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vincent Grumel
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Catering
For catering or private dinners call the restaurant and speak personally with Vincent.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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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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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.)
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 981 People Are Saying
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ChrisE 
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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AnitaT 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a wonderful experience! The lamb chops were incredible as were the short ribs. Vincent's is a gem in downtown Escondido.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great restaurant. Quiet and comfortable with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food is fantastic!

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vip2withfriends (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

First time and was so pleased. Moving from Chicago and loved table cloths, value.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Finally found the cozy French restaurant we were searching for. Delightful music, lighting, wine list and food. We'll be regulars.

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WilliamH (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This is my favorite date spot! The food is amazing and portion sizes are big

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msumaryann (London)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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Pamster (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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