Vintana Wine & Dine

4.7
6161 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Vintana will be Reopened on June 5th, 2020. Located on the Penthouse Level of the The Centre at Lexus Escondido, Vintana offers a modern take on California Cuisine and picturesque views of the town and countryside.

Support Vintana Wine & Dine during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Romance Upgrade

    $6.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Treat that Special Someone and Enjoy a Romantic Candlelit Table decorated with Rose Petals
  • Romance and Bubbles

    $12.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Indulge in the Effervescence of Champagne and a Romantic Table decorated with Rose Petals for your Special Occasion.
  • Romance and Luxury Bubbles

    $37.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy and Romantic Candlelit Table decorated with Rose Petals and a chilled bottled of Chandon Etoile Rose Bubbles.
  • Romance and Super Luxury Bubbles

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience the Silky Elegance of Vueve Cliquot chilled with a Romantic candlelit table decorated with Rose Petals.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6161 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was above and beyond my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the cuisine and service was outstanding! Thank you!

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Rachel
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining experience. I’m currently pregnant so it was nice to see some mocktails on the menu so I could enjoy our anniversary dinner with my husband. We will definitely be back. Great service!

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girllunch1
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Birthday lunch...loved it. Lovely restaurant over Lexus dealer just off 15 freeway, convenient location.

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MichaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall simply delicious food that was matched by the service completely.

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vipMeredithK
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Unfortunately one of our favorites of the Cohn group is no longer. Overpriced unappealing food that was

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KVJD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pork chop should be served with a vegetable. With that price, getting a piece of meat with mashed potatoes seems wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great time delicious food and awesome service

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MaryC
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place to relax and enjoy great food.

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Ruby
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The hostess was extremely good and friendly.

Food was good but 32.00 for the entree was a bit high. You need a better option list for lunch.
Only two tables occupied for lunch

Total bill was lunch, one drink and tip. $78.00 very pricey for lunch.

and you not longer allow a passport card.!!? K ay Sorenson 858-735-2355

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deipnon
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dining at Vintana has a kind of hotel feel with the large windows and tiered seating. The wait staff was young and amateurish but polite. What I find incongruous about this, is the fact that they are trying to sell the establishment off as a high-class dining experience but they fail to meet the requirements.

I had the macadamia crusted sea bass, it was very good, the highlight of the experience. My dining partner had the Mac and Cheese with Minuscule bits of Lobster. I word it this was because the first ingredient listed should always be the most abundant. The restaurant lists it as lobster mac and cheese. Highly inaccurate and truly disappointing.

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bbmaru
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is top notch! The food is exquisite, the atmosphere is great, and the overall experience was memorable. We will definitely becoming back!

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vipSanDiegoReviewer
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Gorgeous venue- was really excited to try it out after driving by for so many years. Rooftop bar and dining has amazing views of the mountains and the live music was A welcome addition! It certainly helped block out the road noise and the band had a nice sound level so we could continue to talk but enjoy the great music. I gave this venue poor ratings because the service was disastrously slow. 45 minutes for cocktails, and one out of the four was undrinkable. Sending it back took another 45 minutes. We tried the Seabass and the salmon which were both overcooked and took a long time to arrive. We certainly could’ve enjoyed additional cocktails and drinks and possibly appetizers if our server had returned. Maybe I would go back for cocktails and appetizers at the bar next time? But I would not recommend dining.

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MONICAL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was not as good as I remembered. Took over 30 mins for our first drink order to be brought to us yet the couple next to us had 6 fresh drinks on their table. We felt rushed through the entire ordeal.

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WilliamJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really like your service. Food could be improved some.

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vipGregH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I wanted to talk to the manager that evening over how disappointed we were with the experience. I have been there several times in the past and this time it was awful. We brought two of our friends that had never dined there before and unfortunately we were embarrassed to have taken them there. For whatever reason that night there obviously were not enough dining staff. Our waiter whom we have had before was nowhere to be found. I ordered a cocktail. My friend ordered a white wine. The two women shared a bottle of wine. They served the white wine and cocktail and the bottle of wine was nowhere to be found. The manager had to go and locate the bottle and when the waiter came back with it the bottle was the wrong one. So me and my guests had to wait again for the bottle so we could all drink together. The food was disappointing. My wife ordered some shrimp and all she wanted was having it grilled. She is allergic to pepper and when it came back it had pepper all over it. They took it back to grill up some more shrimp and when it did it had way too much salt that it was not edible. The salad was fine but the shrimp on it could not be eaten. Then we had finished our meal and no one was to be found to clear the plates. So we had dishes that no food on them for at least 30 minutes. I had to actually flag down a waiter not ours to ask to clear the table as if it was our teenage Son at our own home. That was embarrassing with our friends. It just was an awful experience. I know our friends will never dine there again. My wife and I will give it one more chance because we have been happy in the past. There were no apologies all night for the delayed lack of attention in service. I had to ask for the shrimp add on to be taken off the bill. Sad night. I hope the manager gets to look at this review. I will call later this week to describe our night. Thanks.

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CarolG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very pricey but good. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. The hostess asked us if we were celebrating anything special. We told her it was our 46th Anniversary but she never mentioned it to our server.

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vipLaventures
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening reconnecting with friends.

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Birthday
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Daniel made the experience at Vintana amazing! Daniel received 10 stars in my book. Thank you Daniel for being such an awesome person, and showing great delight in what you do.

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LizR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it!! Live music, good food and good company!! Definitely recommended to go on Friday night!

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Chimom6
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Beverly was our server and she was wonderful!! Made a special occasion even more of a special memory!

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AnneB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner on the patio terrace (indoors was all booked). So glad we did! Unlike the dining room we had live music which was such a pleasant surprise. People were dancing and having a great time. Plenty of heat lamps so we were comfortable without jackets.
As always to food was amazing! Started with ahi stack and oysters (from Baja). The sea bass dinner was perfectly prepared. Dessert was a shared Mud Pie that was soooo good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the service is outstanding!

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PaulT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ventana's said I did not make the reservation. I along with my two guests spent $131.98 with them. Food ok, service fair and the up turned noses were unnecessary. Whole section of tablecloths but ours had none. I guess we weren't up to their standards. Very pretentious. Won't be having any luncheons or dinners their in the future. Long time member of OpenTable. Really this is an inaugural negative review for me. Their loss.

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StephanieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time as a family, the food was fabulous, and our server was very attentive and friendly. Our only issue was the ridiculous mask wearing getting to your table even though there are maskless people sitting around you enjoying their dinner. Enough with the ridiculousness.

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vipcalliope30
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the servers did try their best my guest continually had to ask for plates, napkins and water refills. Everything on the menu was quite highly priced especially the subpar wine list.

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KellyH
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was off the charts tonight. So glad to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Our server Farzana was amazing. Food was unbelievably tasty and fresh. Beautiful view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations at 6:30 but didn’t get seated until 6:55. Other than that, everything was great!

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vipVegasMike
Las Vegas
117 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flagship of the empire. Great ambiance and good food.

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vipKarenS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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vipbabs
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sunset view, outstanding service and fabulous food!

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MikeM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Vintana is doing a decent job in the pandemic. There is plenty of outside dining with tables appropriately distanced. Our food was well-prepared, well-presented and tasty.

That being said I wish American restaurants would be less intrusive (more like Europe) while dining. Good service knows when to arrive for the right reasons, not simply to interrupt. I also resent seeing notes about adding 4% to the bill to pay staff minimum wage. Restaurants, especially as this level, should be treating their people like professionals and paying them properly without loading some psuedo-guilt on to the customer. Just put the menu price up accordingly. Your customers aren't broke.

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MaryM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful...
Service was very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the foods, services excellent, we love every Cohn restaurants, I'd recommend to all our friends and family members.

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TSTL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Artichokes & Lobster Mac & Cheese were very good.

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ZacG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic anniversary night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Got to restaurant earlier than planned. (1 hour) said they would try to accommodate, but didn’t get us until our reservation time. Requested indoor, when I made reservations, ended up outside. Live entertainment was too loud to talk. No atmosphere sitting outside, felt like sitting at an outdoor patio/reception.

Water and butter came to table right away. After watching other tables get their popovers, we had to ask waitress for bread. Ordered a fixed menu and added the Brie.

Ate Brie and waited, and waitress arrived with entrees...no clue that she never brought us our appetizers. Asked if it was okay to bring appetizers out to eat along side our entree. Dessert came out, but nothing special. No Happy Birthday was acknowledged. Won’t be coming back, not impressed. Considering it was Covid, I still tipped 15%, but it wasn’t deserved.

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vipsensiblediner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was sooo happy we chose Vintana to celebrate my daughter's 25th birthday. We arrived close to 620pm, we sat outside (covid safe) as the sun was setting, made for an outstanding ambience. The San Diego Restaurant week menu was perfect. The lobster bisque was not too heavy, not too creamy and had a bit of a tang that made it unique and delicious. Everything our party of 7 ordered was very good. I will definitely come back when we are in the area.

FAQs

Vintana Wine & Dine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 745-7777.

Vintana Wine & Dine is rated 4.7 stars by 6161 OpenTable diners.

Vintana Wine & Dine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cohnrestaurants.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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