Celebrate Mothers at North County’s hottest restaurant Vintana, Sunday, May 13th from 11am – 7pm. Chef Deborah has put together a delicious 3-course menu to enjoy.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Unique concept of fine restaurant a top of a car dealership. Great ambiance. I wasn't impressed by the menu though. Food was ok and service good. The bar should be great for happy hour. Have to come back for the live music al fresco, so I heard. The view of the 15 freeway was actually good.
Always enjoy the Cohn restaurants. Vintana's is local for me and I always like meeting up with my sons, my girlfriends for happy hour, lunch, dinner just so we can catch up. Also it's so nice that they take the Passport, so it helps with cost buy one get one entree free. This day I met up with a dear girlfriend, it was nice to catch up, enjoy lunch and great conversation. I had the lobster grilled cheese! Delicious. I was quite surprised that it came with onion rings. I thought it had arugula salad but that's ok, the lobster grilled salad was fine. My friend had the fish and chips with coleslaw, always a hit!
We have eaten at Vintana on 3 occasions as well as eating on the Lanai. This is the first time we have not enjoyed the experience.
It was extremely noisy . I think they have a night club there and the bass was booming and you couldn't hear conversation.
Then our server although he was pleasant , he had so many tables he couldn't be attentive. My husband waited at least 10 minutes for a second glass of wine.
I had indicated that we were celebrating both of our birthdays which are only a week apart. That was never mentioned or acknowledged in any way.
The food was only fair. Nothing I would feel I just had to go back for.
All in all...a very disappointing night out to celebrate our special occasion.
Great place, good food, good staff! My data and I really enjoyed our visit. Excellent Experience!
This place is well worth the slightly pricier cost. The view and ambience is amazing. The service goes above and beyond. You leave this place feeling like you've been to the best of the best.
We have dined here before and we’re looking forward to a lovely dinner with friends.
Had reservations and waited in the bar for our table for too long. Bar waiter too busy to service us properly. Had to go directly to the bar to correct a wrong drink order and our waiter still did not return before we went to our table.
Food service ok, but he was too busy to give us the attention we needed.
Food ( Cioppino ) seafood was not fresh and texture was that of previously frozen.
Veggie salad was not as portraided.
Manäger was gracious to accommodate our comments and this was very professional.
I just believe the restaurant could not accommodate the volume of people.
Would not be eager to drive there from our location again anytime soon.
Upscale dining with a nice view! Always a special experience dining at Vintana.
Very disappointing...the manager (did not even introduce himself, I had to ask him as he sat down with us, what his position was here) did comp our whole meal and drinks...would have rather had a great time!
Beautiful restaurant! The ambience was incredible, the service top-notch and the calamari was to die for!! I had the cioppino and my husband had the sea bass. Both plates were delicious. Enjoyed it with a heavenly Pinot Noir. We will definitely go back!
Great place to go on one's birthday. Excellent service.
Love coming here.. really good food! We came for dinner before a show at the Escondido Performing Arts Center which is less than 2 miles from the restaurant.
All top notch. Great selection of red wines and vodkas. Flaming skirt steak was perfectly done and delicious. Mud pie was also amazing.
Excellent food and service. The butter cake dessert can’t be missed.
We visit this place every so often, but this time just was different. First the hostess offered us a large table so I could elevate my foot, and then we had RICHARD that took care of us, the right words would be, we felt pampered ! Thank you Richard!
Unfortunately they did not honor our preference in Open Table to have a window seating. We were put in the back. Vintana needs to redeem themselves to us before we return.
The staff at Vintana was great! Food was great. Thank you for making my husbands birthday memorable!
Love the popovers: an added bonus that brings me back.
We always look forward to eating at Vintana. (Popover to start.)
The miso salmon is wonderful as is the sea bass.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our drinks and meals. The brownie sundae dessert was delicious. Service was spot on.
Vintana has gone downhill over the years. The service was slow, the food was mediocre, and the staff seemed disinterested.
We went for brunch, and had a wonderful time. Our server, Jillian, was personable and on point with her table visits. We never had a "...but wait..." moment. You know when the server does a drive by, but doesn't actually ask if you need anything? Nope. Not from Jillian. She was attentive, but gave us space to catch up with one another. Perfect! The food was delicious! We tried the lobster grilled cheese (the hint of lemon in the mascarpone was perfect), crab hash, pork belly benedict, and chicken salad with togarashi pecans. We left full and very happy. Plus: bottomless mimosas!
We always use this restaurant for special occasions, it never fails to WOW! The we both had the steak trio and it was fab. The fries were amazing. And the nice touch of a free little birthday cake was lovely. Last time they charged us $7! Tis time it was free and we were pleased we came back.
Incredibly good food, wonderful wait staff and beautiful views.
Recommend to everyone.
We really loved the look of the restaurant, and it was also a bit of fun that it was situated on top of a car dealership. While the food was decent, I have definitely ate better food at Cohen Group Restaurants, so that was a bit of a shock.
Great service. The food was great and the presentation was beautiful as well. I highly recommend the ahi tuna stack and the sea bass.
Took out of town guests and they were amazed by the location over the Lexus dealer. The food was wonderful and if you get the correct table, the view of the mountains us very nice. The salmon salad for lunch is always excellent. The waiter was very friendly and helpful in making food choices.
Went for a date on Valentines day had a reservation they were very prompt with getting us to our table. everyone we dealt with was very courteous. I think this is the new date night place.
The hostess deleted our reservation and after 20 min of waiting and speaking up we were seated. Everyone else who came in was seated right away. Not a good first visit and won’t be returning.
Nice ambiance. Food is good. Service was good. Unusual setting of being on top of a car dealership. Overall good time.
The food and service were excellent. I noticed that the diners were spread throughout the facility, thus keeping the noise level down. I really appreciated that, since I usually have a hard time hearing my dinner partner. It was a very enjoyable evening. Thank you!
First off we are foodies; we take our dining experiences seriously and have visited many San Diego restaurant venues. "Vintana's" is fine dining done right. Attentive, friendly knowledge staff; good open air type dinning room, high vaulted ceilings with an open fire pit area. Great culinary choices, with an extensive wine, vodka and other spirits menu. Upscale but not unreasonably priced. Pleasant atmosphere with panoramic views. Highly recommend for all occasions, specially when you want to "try something new".
Good food and great ambiance plus excellent service. Two thumbs up!
Great food and great views. Wine by the bottle is 1/2 price on Wednesdays.
Unusual location but it works!! The is on top of the Lexus Dealership in Escondido which seems like it would not work. But it is great. It is a great atmosphere with wonderful food selection. It has a large lively bar area and out door patio. You are not just looking at beautiful new cars but also the hills and mountains of East County.
Best food for miles. Service above par. Ambience is the best. Love this place!
Reservation was easy, and table was ready according to the reservation time!!!
Food is great at a very reasonable price. Waiters are accomodating and not hovering, unlike other fine dining restaurants. Will surely comeback and recommend to friends.
The service was superb, service person made suggestions and welcomed our questions.Substitutes were ok.
My only suggestion would be to advise there are the red hot peppers in the Calamari.
If you don't see the sign you might have a tough time finding this one, we did...its on the top floor of the Lexus car dealer building. We entered through the dealer showroom floor to get to the elevators to the top floor. The atmosphere is a little cold and sterile but the menu is great as is the wine list. The service was friendly and attentive.
Ordered the filet trio. It was excellent
The place was absolutely amazing! From the food to the view to the service! Our server was AJ she was so sweet and friendly, we will defiantly be back again soon!