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About Vintana Wine & Dine

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.

1205 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
I-15 Freeway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 745-7777

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/vintana

Entertainment:
Live Music on the Lanai
Thurs - Sat from 6-9pm

Parking Details:
Valet available during dinner service.

Executive Chef:
Deborah Scott

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Krista Romberg, Director of Special Events at 760-745-7777 ext. 206.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a fantastic 3-course menu featuring some of Chef Deborah Scott's classics such as Grilled Lamb Chops and Diestel Farms Organic Turkey Dinner. End your meal with something sweet such as our Pumpkin Cheesecake. Our Thanksgiving Day menu is priced at $54.95 per person.

Vintana Wine & Dine Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (107)
Good for a Date (95)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
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Good for Birthdays (79)
Romantic (70)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Scenic View (61)
Notable Wine List (59)
Worth the Drive (53)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Happy Hour (47)
Great for Lunch (47)
Good for Groups (41)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Business Meals (39)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Fun (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Casual (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Cozy (22)
Healthy (22)
Authentic (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Live Music (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
People Watching (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Always good.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Vintana always does a great job, our server was exceptional and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of our steaks was served way undercooked and the service was a bit slow. Beyond these issues is was an overall nice evening and meal although short of perfection.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My friend and I split the Luau burger and the lobster melt - Fabulous. The Bloody Mary's were very spicy - yum!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best Anniversary dinner ever! Awesome service, unforgettable food, GM came to table with Anniversary card, drink never went dry. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife, grand daughter and my self appreciated the menu, food and excellent service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

With a single exception, the ambiance and the preparation/presentation of the dishes was excellent. The bottom fourth of my wife's fish was burned., otherwise everything was wonderful. My wife and I were most impressed that the Hostess and our waiter were both very familiar with our unique food requirements. That the General manager stopped by our table (before our food arrived) to make sure everything was good+ so far was impressive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, People Watching, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I have eaten here a couple of times. While it's strange to eat in a restaurant on top of a Lexus dealership, the restaurant is quite dramatic, with floor to ceiling window, curved bankettes and interesting chandeliers. The food is excellent with large portions and intriguing recipes. They pride themselves on their extensive wine list. However, what impresses me most is the fantastic service, not only by the waiters and assistants, but by other staff, who dropped by our table to offer assistance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything was outstanding. Dinner with family for anniversary and birthdays.
Service impeccable, food was wonderful and views excellent. Will return next time we are visiting Escondido.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent evening. Attentive service. The food was amazing. We celebrated an anniversary, and will certainly return soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I want to like Vintana because it is close, has easy parking and offers a nice view with the lit fountains out front that are visible from the dining room. The five times I have been, however, have all been disappointing. The food is ok, but very similar to the other Cohn restaurants. Presentation is nice, but twice they had trouble getting the steaks I ordered cooked as I requested--one was underdone, the other was over-cooked. The waiters don't seem to notice. The service has been underwhelming or just plain poor every time. Plus, on the last visit we had to wait over 2o minutes after our reservation time (we were on time) to be seated. It is a convenient location with nice decor but for the price I expect better service and a generally classier operation.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I had a great experience, but not happy with my bacon wrapped filet. To dry and no flavor. I was so sad

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Although we were 15-20min late on arriving, the Hostess seemed bothered and very unfriendly. Not a good 'first impression' when you bring guests from out of the country.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

This place is perfect for a very special occasion for your significant other. Intimate setting the night we went, candle lit lighting. Love their wine list.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

For the price, the food was just ok. The plate was hot, but the food was on the cool side. We decided that we would probably never come back. Sorry.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food tasted good and the views are amazing, but the service was terribly slow.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best brunch with $7 dollar bottomless mimosas! Can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great overall dining experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My nephew was visiting from out of state, it was his birthday and because I've enjoyed Vintana in the past I decided to celebrate his birthday there. Vintana was able to accommodate a last minute increase from 8 people to 11. The service was wonderful and the waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The food of course was absolutely delicious. We all had a great time and will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server, Paulo was attentive and awesome. However, food was a disappointment. I go eat at Vintana at least once every 2 months but the flavors are really off. The Island Trio steak were a little tough, the special entree that evening was Braised beef short ribs and the meat was chewy. Most disappointing was the Cioppino. The shrimps were over cooked, fish mushy and worst was the broth/sauce. I had always enjoyed the fish with the chorizo giving it some kick but this time, someone was heavy handed with the chorizo and all I tasted was the spices of the chorizo. Overall, it was a disappointing evening as far as food is concerned.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The veterinarian meal that evening was cheese tortellini in a pesto sauce with cherry tomatoes. It was not very good, very dry and under cooked. Apparently I was not the only to feel this way and the assistant manager, unsolicited, offered any other meal. They took my meal charge off the bill. Very good service, very happy with the restaurant. First time ever with a meal not up to their standards and we eat there often.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

First time here. 52nd anniversary. Had a 7:30 res. Arrived at 7:30 and had to wait! Sat at the very end of tables. Sever shows up says he'll be right back. No show for 10 min. He seems much more concerned with other customers. Takes drink orders and returns. Asks about appetizers. Wife orders he starts to walk away. Bye the way I'd like a shrimp cocktail!!!! The whole evening goes like this. Beautiful décor, terrible service, ok food and then they add a 3% charge to pay for increased costs! Give me a break. Will not return and will go to restaurants that appreciate my business.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Love the wedge salad! Love the crusted baked brie! And especially love the warm butter cake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is excellent in taste and presentation. Staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I was surprised to see many prices have gone up and our lunch platter was smaller than last time we ate there -$27 for lobster mac and cheese is too expensive. We ordered the Skirts on Fire. The meat was too chewy so I would not recommend it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Jessica/Collin were our servers, we literally were there from our reservation time of 1245 until 3pm. We had such a nice visit. Love Vintana

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I went to Vintana with my wife and daughter for restaurant week. We ordered three different sets of food. None was satisfactory for any of us. the same goes for desserts and appetizers . The service and ambiance were very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is the first time I was disappointed at Vintana's. We both ordered Caesar salad since this was our 3rd night out in a row due to restaurant week and we got the dregs of the salad. Like when you're at a buffet and only the hard pieces are left. I have to say though, the waiter was apologetic, he offered us an upgraded dessert (which was excellent), and everything else was pretty much perfect. Been to Vintana's many times and this is the first time I was disappointed in anything. Pretty good track record. If you haven't been, go! It's by far the nicest place in Inland North County. Went a few weeks ago for a Jazz concert and it was excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were a party of 3 seated within about 10 minutes near a window with an excellent view. Our server was very

Again, after making our reservation on OpenTable we were unaware until our arrival that it was restaurant week. We're from the East Coast & restaurant weeks usually run Sunday through Thursday, weekends are not included & OpenTable usually shows the menu.

I don't usually recommend trying a new restaurant during restaurant week, you don't get an honest view of the restaurant, the service or the food, but Vintana had things under control.

They start with a huge, brioche type role that was absolutely delicious. I don't normally eat bread at dinner, but I ate the entire thing & so did my husband & daughter.

We had nut crusted Brie & lobster bisque to start, all very good. I had filet, my husband had a bone in center cut pork chop in Calvados & my daughter had grilled pesto shrimp over linguine, all well prepared & delicious. We finished off with chocolate mousse served with a dollop of meringue & delicious cinnamon donuts.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service great food little pricey but it’s Worth it

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My friend and I went here for dinner and they handed us the Restaurant Week menu. This was a nice surprise so we ordered the pre-fixe items. The appetizers were great, we got the Brie and shrimp cocktail. Our main course came out while we still had our appetizers. Main course wasn't so great. My friend enjoyed her salmon and I got the short rib with risotto. The risotto was delicious but the short rib was not what short rib should be. The meat was tough and fatty. I barely ate any of it. The dessert was also quite tasty, donut holes. However, one happened to fall off the plate on the way to our table and the server didn't even offer to replace it. I think for the price of what we paid the times could've been better. I wasn't impressed. Another note, the beer list is not very good. There are some local beers, but nothing special. The service and atmosphere was great, but I don't think I'd go back. I've tried to give this place a try multiple times and haven't been amazed. Maybe I'll try dining out on the lanai.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The only thing slow was getting our dessert - other than that hiccup it was a wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I spent 20 minutes driving around trying to find the place when I saw a small sign. Then parking was ridiculous and again very poor signage! Food was good service was a little slow. I think they could've done better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Birthday dinner was great. Awesome service as usual.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Morgan, our server was excellent. All staff was very attentive..food was great. The patio with live music made for a perfect evening out..

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Max was a fantastic waiter. It was my birthday. Unfortunately, it was also Restaurant Week, so we couldn't use our Passport Card and there was only a limited menu from which to select. (Last year we were allowed to order from the regular menu.) Nevertheless, we had a great time.
And we had a free birthday mud pie to celebrate!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

An amazing meal and drinks with a beautiful view. I've been to Vintanas several times and would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Simply the best!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Would not recommend during restaurant week . Felt very understaffed. Inconsistent food. Seven of us had the pasta, and three of us sent it back because it didn't have the sun-dried tomatoes feta cheese or Olives. I think they just made a big pot of it and served it out without looking before they served it. The one person who had chicken got the chicken and it wasn't cooked all the way through. He couldn't even eat it. He didn't want to say anything because they did seem so busy and understaffed.
We asked for red pepper flakes three or four times and finally got them when we are almost done with our meal. I've been there other times and it has been good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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