Vintana Wine & Dine

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5130 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a fantastic 3-course menu featuring some of Chef Deborah Scott's classics such as New Zealand Lamb Chops and Organic Roasted Turkey. End your meal with something sweet such as our Salted Apple Caramel Cheesecake. Our Thanksgiving Day menu is priced at $59.95 per person.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 5130 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food prep is average and overpriced. Service was fine but our waitress accidentally and regretfully spilled beverages over 2 of our guests. I feel sorry for the waitress because she was sincerely sad and embarrassed. The managers did not provide much solace, nor did they say they would discount our guests’ dinners. The managers need better training on how to “manage” misfortunate situations like this. They offered dry cleaning services, but that was not very helpful. The waitress did, however, say she would discount the dinners, which was very nice of her to do. Overall, would not expect something like this to happen at a 4-5 star restaurant. Likely would not return.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration for a dear friend.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate Birthday. I’m from Los Angeles I read good reviews about the place and couldn’t help but try it. Great place excellent service really polite and on it. Thank you!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!

NB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service as always. Always a fabulous experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Ventana for our Anniversary & had a wonderful experience. The ambiance was fabulous, the food “to die for” & the service was impeccable!!! We would recommend Ventana Wine & Dine to anyone. Our night was just perfect!!! Jeanne DeBuys

BF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The personnel we worked with were outstanding, as was the food presentation. Everyone in our party seemed happy with their food choices. All in all it was a very good choice for our event! We will definitely keep it in mind for another time.

S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The views were great. Kind of over priced for a restaurant at a dealership.

DF
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re here often. Always good food often with Chef Deborah’s unique twist to surprise and delight the palate. Well managed. Friendly staff aim to please, but could be more available.

F
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with new friends!! thank you Vintana for making a memorable experience for us all!

DD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased to celebrate birthdays with close neighbors

DS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excellent service, beautiful place, great cocktails. Really enjoyed our time

RC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like everything there, I'm mostly likely coming back soon.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to dine at Vintana! Our waiter Richard was awesome!

SS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for special celebrations and intimate lunches in style.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This was not my first time at Vintana as I have made a couple of visits this year, and last year. However, this was by far the worst and did not exceed the expectations I set for them. Service was good, as you would expect food a high end diner, with the food being served relatively quick, and the waiter being attentive towards the table. So that was a plus I suppose! But, after making reservations on open table, it still took around 40-50 minutes. Also to add that we were being seated after people who walked in, so the using the app was practically useless. Not only did we wait for much longer than expected, but the food was well below the $100 price tag for two. It is absolutely unacceptable for food such as chicken or steak to be served cold in the center, a complete joke!!!! And not only was the food cold but there was a 2-3 inch hair on top of the food. I highly advise those who read this to avoid this restaurant, as whatever dish you order, there is a high change of receiving something you do not wish for. I will not be dining here again, and letting others know that there money is better off spent somewhere else!

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We made 8:00 PM reservations, but when we checked in they told us there would be a short wait. We ended up waiting 40 minutes. Once we finally were seated, it was great.

L
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Staff needs to be trained on manners almost each Person that help us was snobby and rude from the hostess to bartender. After waiting 30 minutes past our 745 reservation we sat outside which was fun but to loud. The vast hot very busy and so crowded people were setting drinks on our table leaning on it etc. After being all to move the waitress apologizes and was very sweet but a manager should have all the crowd to move to the fire area after they got their drinks so people could dine without being bumped or having them very into their personal space. Fortunately ive been here before and know this isn't always the case but that doesn't help the employees with manner issues.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Food took an hour after being ordered. Waitress made no attempt to check on us during that time and water glasses were empty. Once food was brought it was only for half of the table and we waited another 5 minutes for the remaining food. Service overall was very poor and inattentive. This has always been one of our favorite restaurants but now we will be reluctant to go back.

KA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The service and food were not up to the cost. I will not be going back and I have been there numerous times. Maybe it was just a really busy evening!

c
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sorry, but our last TWO dining experiences @ Vintana were not the best. We've been to the restaurant about 5 times total. The last time, I ordered the sea bass and it was very fatty, and was not a good piece of fish. I thought I'd give it another try thinking sometimes that happens with fish...BUT, it was exactly the same. :( When you spend quite a bit for your meal, you expect better quality. Even the sweet potatoes had no flavor, so we won't be going to Vintana again for awhile. Although, we WOULD go for their AMAZING popovers!!!

A
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a friend’s birthday!

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great experience.

S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have sine at Vintana's many times over the past seven years they have been opened and we normally dine there for special events in our life. The noise level was very high where we we seated on the lower level and it made it very difficult to carry on a conversation. It was very disappointing. We normally are seated on the upper level where it is more peaceful.
And will we return--of course we shall. It is still the finest restaurant in Escondido.

GJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Date Night at Vintana on Tuesday night.
The weather was so beautiful we enjoyed dinner on the Moonlight Veranda. Looking forward to next time!

W
San Diego
110 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Sunday special was very special! Filet and lobster tail. All four of us had the special and nothing but praise for the meal. Service was a little sub par for a non-crowded night. After the first glass of wine poured, I ended pouring the rest of both bottles. Been there many,many times!!!!!

R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Vintana brunch was outstanding. The food choices are excellent and the mimosa special was wonderful. The best part of the experience was the service. Our server, Ricky, went above and beyond. From the time that we were seated until we paid the bill, Ricky was attentive, knowledgable, friendly and professional.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Problems from the salads coming at completely different times( some well after some of us had finished ours), drinks ordered took 15 minutes or more to arrive, Brie cheese appetizer served with 3 tiny pieces of toast, the busboy asking to pick up the appetizer plate long before we had finished it, my son’s birthday dessert was pathetically small and many more. Overall, I was quite surprised at all the issues here. We’ve always loved Vintana. What happened?!

CV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall this place is nice for dinner with friends. The kitchen noise level was a bit extreme; it seemed like dishes kept falling and breaking, pots dropping and it was distracting. Our older guest did not like the staff reaching across them to remove/bring dishes and pouring the water without pulling the glass away from the table. In addition, their espresso machine was down and we resorted to a cup.of expensive coffee. Despite these minor inconveniences, the staff was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The food was decent, prices are high. A side of Brussels sprouts was $12!

DF
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good time at Vintana

PG
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always and our server, Walter, did a great job. Vintana is always a fun experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had requested a window seat. When we got there we were told here were no window seats available. There were 3 window tables available and stayed empty the whole time we were there for dinner. Not sure we will be back.

GP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dining experience was fantastic. All went well it came to pay my bill. It took over a half hour to get it.

TV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service and food was excellent. We enjoy coming for the date night special. The bartenders give great service and wonderful conversation to make us feel welcome.

VM
Las Vegas
97 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to this place many times and it never disappoints

A
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t know what to expect except we have always enjoyed the Cohn restaurants. However dining above a car dealership seemed a bit of a leap. Our server Bronson and his team were amazing, friendly, attentive and helped us through the extensive Vodka menu. It was a delicious experience. A fabulous evening celebrating our dear friends’ 11 years of marriage.

F
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server AJ is fabulous!

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A Round Table would be more desirable for a group of 10 people to interact. However, I do understand that space is a premium. Overall a lovely evening with excellent service and good food. Thank you!

D
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bring lots of money, was a little over priced for what you get but nice place.

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