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Vintana Wine & Dine

4.5
4018 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: 10:30am-2pm Saturday and Sunday;
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm Monday-Friday;
Dinner: 5:00pm nightly;
Lanai: (Starting 5/11/2017) 11:30am to 8pm daily
Social Hour: 4:00pm-6:00pm daily

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Phone number
(760) 745-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Deborah Scott
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-15 Freeway
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Parking details
Valet available during dinner service.
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Entertainment
Live Music on the Lanai
Thurs - Sat from 6-9pm
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Krista Romberg, Director of Special Events at 760-745-7777 ext. 206.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4018 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined a day ago

Generally good but Mahi was over cooked and I was served a tail piece.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Vinyasa is always a hot when we go l. We recently had reservations for lunch and once we realized we were going to be late, they were more than accommodating. Food is always excellent and the atmosphere is always friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good food and good drinks.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Our visit this time was a little bit of a disappointment. The food as always, was great. We brought friends for their first time here (been to other Cohn restaurants plenty of times) and the service was just OK. It wasn't necessarily bad, everything came out correct, the timing was ok. It just wasn't up to par for the ambiance they are trying to create. It was just the minimum, if you know what I mean. We love the cheddar popovers with jalapeno butter, we decided the mud pie would be easiest to split with all 4 of us and it was delicious. I had the filet trio, that bone marrow butter, OMG! The drinks were great.

We also had some weirdness with our reservation, not sure what happened. On Friday night at 8:45 I got a notice that I got marked as a no-show for our reservation. Our reservation was for Saturday at 7:15. Don't know if it was an OpenTable problem or a Vintana problem but I just went in and booked another for Saturday to be certain. When I did that all the times were available, when previously there were only a few. Don't know if everyone's reservation got screwed up or what, but we had no problems and very little wait when we got there so I guess we'll never know...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Better than Mister A's! Lovely ambiance. The food was superb, and not over powered with butter so I could taste the unique flavors.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Vintana does many things right, and some of those are little things, but important to me.

For example, their iced tea is superb. The popover and the wedge salad were as good as I have eaten in my six-plus decades. Service was top-notch also. This visit was my first ever, but it lured me to return as soon as I can.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Much more than we expected.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Superb outside dining. Great service as always. Great food and drinks. It's always a hit.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Enjoyed sitting on the patio. Wine selection was good and appetizers were delicious. I was some staff confusion as to who is taking our table during a shift change.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Brought a new neighbor for a birthday lunch. We both enjoyed what we ordered but agreed that the service left much to be desired. Once our waiter took our order he never came back to our table to see if we wanted more to drink (which I did) or see if there was anything else we wanted. The place was not that busy so there really was no excuse for his inattentiveness.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Laura made us feel "right at home."
She is a fantastic wait person and accommodated our every request.
We shall return..

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

First time to Vintana. We were impressed! AJ & Melissa were our servers. They were outstanding. The food was excellent and such a cool vibe. Did not know what to expect on top of a Lexus dealership! Unusual concept but it works! Great find. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Gluten Free option are limited . Very limited, Gluten has become more n more of an issue

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was fabulous as always and I love the window view to watch the water fountains.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food on Mothers day. 3 course meal with varied options for $60. Service was a bit slow but the view and ambience were perfect. Only one screaming child, so way better than most restaurants.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Unfortunately my seabass was raw so I sent it back. Quikcly a new one came back out but they didn't say anything to acknowledge and no manager came out to apologise. And then the bill came and I was surprised to see it has the main entre on there. I didn't say anything as this was a special night. Would appreciate if the manager were to call or email me. I paid and tipped as one does but left me not wanting to return. My wifes chopino entre has two shrimps in it too. Something wasn't right tonight maybe because it's mother's Day weekend.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ambiance was perfect, food was tasty (took over an hour to get food but tasty nonetheless), service could’ve been better (empty drinks for extended periods of time), other then that, I would recommend this place but be sure to request a decent seat as we were sat in a dark corner in the back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, ambiance and service (Ramon) Sad that he is leaving for new adventures. Vintanas is always a great experience

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My wife ordered the evening special, which was a New York Prime Rib. We expected a prime rib, but it was more of a New York Steak. Nothing like she expected. And it was very tough. She sent it back, and because the evening was late, and we didn’t have time for another entree to be prepared, she didn’t order anything else. All she had to eat was the house bread. And we were seated in the “overflow” area, which was very dark, and right under a ventilation vent, which created a very chilly draft when the AC came on. The evening was a big disappointment all around, which was a shame, because the restaurant is very elegant, unless you are stuck into the “over flow” area.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was delicious, but service marginal at best which was disappointing

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A hidden gem in Escondido. We love Vintana for all special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had better service in the past, but food was very good, but I don't recommend the desserts. BUT they messed up big time, in that, our daughter made arrangements to surprise us for our 50th anniversary by picking up the tab. However, we never received the surprise - instead we got the check and paid. Received a call in the afternoon where we were informed of the messed up surprise. Although I was adamant and requested to not charge our daughter at this point and leave our charge in place, they called our daughter and told her that they would credit us and charge her, and this after I specifically requested the opposite. Very disappointing. It is also the only restaurant where one is made to wait consistently for at least 5+ min to be seated even when the place is practically empty. Haven't been able to figure that one out.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Kevin was heaven! Another great meal with friends! The salmon was perfect and substituting a different salad for the romaine lettuce was a great idea!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The 18 oz ribeye steak was fabulous. However, the lobster twice baked potato wasn’t steaming hot. I was disappointed that it was not what I was anticipating.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Kitchen was very accommodating when I asked to substitute. Always a nice visit

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I so want to like this place as it is one of the few nice places in the area. However, I have been 4 times for dinner and 3 times for lunch and I have to say the food is just okay, and I think over-priced for the quality. The views are good, the place is nice and the service is good, but the food for the most part is just not what I would call first rate for the price.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Everything was great until we got ready to leave and I asked for the check because I had another appt. they took our cards and left right away but 15 minutes later I had to ask again for them to bring cards back to sign

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary along with good friends who were celebrating their 52nd. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We live right around the corner and always wanted to dine at Vintana and we are glad we did. We have told our friends about the great service and food.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Very good restaurant and much nicer ambiance than expected.highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This was my second visit to Vintana. Unfortunately, my experience was not great. My husband and parents enjoyed their meals very much (Lobster Mac and cheese, beet salad, caesar salad, and sea bass). I ordered the ahi, and I do not recommend it. It was overdone, and the rice and book choy were room temperature at best. I tried to work my way through each of the three pieces of ahi to see if I could find some good bites. I struggled to stomach this meal...When the busboy came by to clear my plate, which I'd pushed aside, I told him I wanted to talk to the waitress. The waitress came about twenty minutes later and asked if I wanted a box for leftovers. At that time I told her the food was not good. She asked if I wanted anything else, and I said no because the rest of my party had finished their food, and it was time to go. So, the waitress blew that one. The good news is the manager did the right thing by taking the dish off the bill. Still, for $31, the meal should have been beyond awesome. And the waitress should have come by to check on us earlier. Would I go back? Probably. I would give them another shot. The popovers are to die for, and I just love the ambiance. But I will not order the ahi...

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

My family had an Extraordinary experience with AJ our server. She was polite and courteous, the meal was timed and prepared perfectly. Many Thanks !

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Awesome food and service. Celebrated my son's 15th Bday. The manger brought him a birthday card signed by the Chef and Staff. He thought that was pretty cool.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The service was very good and the cuisine is always delicious!
The complimentary birthday dessert was very nice - a lovely touch to a happy occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Good food, beautiful presentation. Some of the slowest service ever....we wondered if she’d left for the night....the entire time we were there.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Enjoyed a meal here for our 16th wedding anniversary! Our first experience here and we would go back again for another special occasion!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It took a long time for us to get our first beers, they came AFTER appetizers. The calamari was not as good as we had hoped. Shrimp pasta sauce was very bland. The popovers were very good. The waitress Corinne, foodrunner, and busboy were very helpful and good.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Fantastic all the way around!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was OK, service was excellent

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Top notch. The manager carne over with a signed Birtday card. That was a nice touch :) . They have the best bread In town!
Great food, great service great atmosphere!

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