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Thu, 4/26
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Vintana Wine & Dine

4.5
3960 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

What 3960 People Are Saying
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 25, 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.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place, good food, good staff! My data and I really enjoyed our visit. Excellent Experience!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Upscale dining with a nice view! Always a special experience dining at Vintana.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place to go on one's birthday. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

All top notch. Great selection of red wines and vodkas. Flaming skirt steak was perfectly done and delicious. Mud pie was also amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. The butter cake dessert can’t be missed.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The staff at Vintana was great! Food was great. Thank you for making my husbands birthday memorable!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Love the popovers: an added bonus that brings me back.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We always look forward to eating at Vintana. (Popover to start.)
The miso salmon is wonderful as is the sea bass.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our drinks and meals. The brownie sundae dessert was delicious. Service was spot on.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Vintana has gone downhill over the years. The service was slow, the food was mediocre, and the staff seemed disinterested.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Incredibly good food, wonderful wait staff and beautiful views.
Recommend to everyone.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service. The food was great and the presentation was beautiful as well. I highly recommend the ahi tuna stack and the sea bass.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice ambiance. Food is good. Service was good. Unusual setting of being on top of a car dealership. Overall good time.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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".

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food and great ambiance plus excellent service. Two thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great views. Wine by the bottle is 1/2 price on Wednesdays.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best food for miles. Service above par. Ambience is the best. Love this place!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Ordered the filet trio. It was excellent

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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