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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.

Vintana Wine & Dine Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (123)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
Good for a Date (99)
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Good for Birthdays (89)
Romantic (75)
Scenic View (69)
Notable Wine List (62)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Worth the Drive (61)
Happy Hour (52)
Good for Groups (50)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Business Meals (42)
Great for Lunch (39)
Bar Seating (39)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Fun (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Casual (27)
Cozy (25)
Healthy (20)
Authentic (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Live Music (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
People Watching (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Seasonal (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Organic (7)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Pretty bad service. Took forever to take order and a life time to get the check.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent as always. But all aspects were very, very slow. Very difficult to get water refills, salad dressing, food took a long time, etc. I believe there were two large parties scheduled, so the wait staff was just stretched too thin. But the food is always dependably excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Really enjoyed our time there. seating was nice, tables nicely spread apart. Food was delish and the popovers were a delicious surprise. The best part of the visit was our server Beverly she was fantastic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Meh. Usually so good, but on this occasion we all noticed the food was just ok. I had the 3 filet trio and while we discussed it being prepared med rare plus, it was very rare and cold inside. It also lacked the usual flavor of the 3 sauces and desperately needed salt. Our “beet salad” was 90% greens, and - not exaggerating - only about 6 small chunks of actual beet. When the waiter took away a plate full of greens, he didn’t ask if we’d enjoyed it. The sea bass is always good, and was this evening. We had guests with us so we didn’t mention it, just bit the bullet. We had a 6pm reservation and they tried to seat our party of 4 in the side “banquet room”. We dine at Vintana for the elegant ambience and view seating. This room lacks any charm and is very stark. We once had Thanksgiving in there and it’s just not inviting. We screeched to a halt when they tried seating us in there and very quickly she was able to seat us in a nice booth in the actual dining room. We dine at Vintana quite often, enjoy the lanai and the bar as well as the restaurant. Last week on the Lanai my burger was dull and dry. The last 2 dining experiences were definitely lacking. We noticed Deborah Scott has not been there in a while and our waiter pointed out the male chef walking around the dining room. Perhaps that’s it?

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was much improved from the last time.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

What a unique experience being co-located work a Lexus dealership, but the good, view, experience is top notch. Especially visit the second floor while you wait for your table, the art is amazing. Incredible selection of wine and great desserts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We always have a great experience dining at Vintana. From the food, wine and service, our experiences there have always met our expectations.

I would highly recommend dining there!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Prompt attentive customer friendly professional service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waiter was great! Food and cocktails were both delicious and refreshing for my friend's birthday! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoy going to Vintanas because the food is well prepared and the staff is very attentive. We don't go often because it is a bit pricey for us but we go when there are specials such as during restaurant week or other type of specials such as the $20.18 special for the beginning of the year.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Spectacular as usual. Great place to have a meal, casually or for a special occasion. Our favorite place to dine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Vintana is a nice place with a good view and terrace. I think the menu needs to be updated/changed. The food is usually good but pricey considering the choices are uninspired. Service was a big problem. Slow, really slow, and check was done wrong, twice. Was happy to leave.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great ambiance, attentive service and excellent food - a total winner. Wish it had been warm enough to sit outside and listen to the live music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our reservation was honored at the exact time. We were seated at a table in the middle of the dining room. Our server was hospitable, informative and helpful with the menu. He kept good tabs on our food and table. We enjoyed our experience and will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is our go to place for special events in our lives. This time it was a birthday and the service was superb. The General Manager of the restaurant was stopping at tables to be sure we were well served, and we were. If you want to celebrate a special occasion, Vintana is the place to go! Our server, AJ, was personable and very attentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We dined at Vintana during Cohn's 2018 anniversary dinner. What an amazing bargain. Appetizer and entree for $20.18. Also happened by accident to book on Wed, which is half-price wine day. Double bargain. Food was amazing; service is always above par. We live in East County but make the trip to Vintana because the venue is so beautiful, food always great, and service impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The view at night is stunning - all the lights.
The food is outstanding and coupled with 1/2 price wine bottle was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have been here several times but invited friends to join us for the 2018 Special. I was really fun and the food was delicious as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Birthday did provide treat

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

They went over and above to get us a table for New Years when our plans changed at the last moment

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The menu was uneventful with the same old selections as the regular menu. The steak was full of grizzle and was a glorified breakfast steak. The charge of $69.95 was way overpriced for the quality of food provided. The desserts were closer to what you would get from a buffet. I have dined at Vintana's for years and this was by far the worst dining experience ever. I'm not in a rush to return to the same old menu that has been offered for the past few years.

The popovers are always great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined with friends and were not impressed. My wife had stake that was tough; I had seabass that was prepared well but could have been found elsewhere could be found elsewhere for a third of the price. The glass of courtesy champagne was less than half full.
In general the meal was overpriced and althout the service was good we will not be going back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great time to have lunch

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The menu is way to limited. Go to more traditional offerings and it will appeal to a lot more people.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to the restaurant because it was supposed to be one of the best in Escondido. The setting is unique, above a Lexus car dealership. But, the food was very disappointing. We shared a Caesar salad and ordered the lobster stuffed potato and the pork chop dinner which was supposed to be 14 oz. The salad was presented fairly quickly after placing our order. The main course arrived one hour later and was COLD. We told our waiter and he said he would have the meal replaced. We received the exact same plate minutes later and they were warm. About the only thing that was enjoyable was the bottle of wine that we ordered. I would never recommend this restaurant for dinner. The manager never came to the table to apologize for the meal we received. The waiter did not charge us for the main course.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The main dish steak and fish were decent, the sides (potatoes and veggies) were dry and sauces were bland.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday and New Year’s Eve Eve

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

While the dirty martinis were the best and the view spectacular, the food fell far short of expectations and was disappointing. Great service and good company made for our evening.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect for anniversary date night! Service was impressive- everyone was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went to lunch for girls day out after a wonderful Christmas Dinner a few days earlier. I generally don't like going out for holidays as the atmosphere is hurried, the main chef has the day off...you get the picture of what I'm saying. Well not at Vintana...they had their "A" game on!! Excellent servers, outstanding food choices with large portions and always a lovely ambiance. We were made to feel special!!! At lunch a few days later their lobster avodaco toast was to die for ! I can't wait to go back and have that dish again! Although listed as an appetizer it was an ample lunch portion. I must admit I am also addicted to their delicious ice tea. You can't go wrong if you want to impress or just treat yourself to a great meal, service and ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

On top of a Lexus dealership - odd , but turned out to be a very enjoyable night .
Everything we had was very , very good !
Would definitely recommend .

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everyone who has been there rate it first class. I totally agree

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous food, fabulous staff, fabulous location. The head chef, Chef Deb, owns several restaurants and they are all great.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice place...I always enjoy coming here! Our server was nice and the food very good. Only complaint was the food came too fast, for I like a little time to enjoy my drink beforehand.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service are always great. Lots of selections.

Our table was right next to the service area which wasn’t that great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved the look, the seating (we were on the main level), the food, the drinks, the patio, the service, the e-mail/text about the reservations, the portions.

We enjoyed everything and can not find something to "pick on".

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The ambiance was superb. the food tasted good, but was a bit skimpy. I ordered the portabella mushroom sandwich and the flavor was good, but the mushroom was lost in the bun with the lettuce and condiments. I shared that with a friend and we shared the Asian salad. I liked that they split the items for us. However, the salad had very little chicken and thevery tiny pieces were hard to find under the greens. there were 4 pecans and one piece of orange in my portion. so I was a little disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We celebrated Christmas with a friend and where somewhat disappointed, we visited La Vintana many times before and really liked it, so we thought it would be a festive occasion, but unfortunately it didn't quite come up to our expectation. Noise level high and a baby just behind me (mother held her in arms) shrieked into my ears for at least one hour and half (I am not making this up.) The service was good but waiter seemed disinterested, no connection at all. The food was ok, perhaps kitchen was overwhelmed to do their best, as usual. I thought, it was overpriced for what was offered, I wouldn't return for a holiday dinner but certainly will dine again some time at the "Vintana" because I know they can do better.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Loved everything as always! Great restaurant! Great location, excellent service, outstanding food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service even on a holiday. The wine list has good values in several categories. Menu feature creative use of natural ingredients, try the sea beans. Sit on the top level to get the best views inside and out.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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