Vintana Wine & Dine

4.6
4722 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night at Vintana. Service was on point and the food was all done perfectly.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal and waiters were very professional and courteous. Exceptional dining experience.

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DO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience as usual, they were very accommodating to my mother who is in a wheelchair and that was nice. She wants to come back for Mother's day. The food never disappoints and the drinks are well made, all that and a view. Great place.

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San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Easter menu was varied and delicious, and the service was attentive and excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter was very special

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HH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Three Course Easter "Brunch" was just okay. Appetizers were a bit mundane. Short rib hash entree was good, as was mac and cheese entree. Desserts were barely okay. Key lime pie was much too sweet, and cheesecake was overcooked, grainy and starchy. If desserts had been decent, might have given another star. For a limited choice of three or so at each course, way too much blue cheese in appetizer and entree courses. Obviously the chef is a fan. I am not, and neither are many of my friends. So far, having eaten at Vintana several times, our conclusion is that the food never quite lives up to the very nice ambiance, and no matter how prompt one is, and any reservation one might have, be prepared to wait, (and sometimes... wait, and wait, and wait).

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The sea bass I got was not fresh and the meat is rubbery. Very disappointed. Service is outstanding.
My granddaughter is very much impressed with the place. Will not come back again though, because I'm so bewildered that a place like this, with a master chef, will serve fish like that. Dan Cosico

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server AJ was the best. Food was great. Had a good time

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JH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Debra always does an incredible job. Greets her guests and makes you feel part of the family

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely anniversary there. Staff was friendly and efficient, and the windows on the world created a great space for dining. Top notch.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My meal was okay...The meat skirt stake was tough so they redid it and gave me filet meat. Its a nice place and I still recommend it

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SG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love vintana. We really enjoy it for celebrating

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 30th Anniversary and Tami and all waitstaff were wonderful!

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p
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the date night, short menu but adequate. Good inexpensive pino, excellent food and pop overs.

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L
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful surprise to dine here. Was following the recommendation of a friend and was totally not expecting how novel (the restaurant is on the 3rd floor of the Lexus dealership) a location and nice view. Enjoyed the meal and wine selection. Really appreciated the service and attentiveness of the wait staff.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to meet people I hadn’t seen in a couple years - the waitress did not rush us, let us talk, and was unobtrusive. Food & wine delicious!

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JU
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The service was really slow. It took a very long time to get our apps after ordering and then there was 30-45 min in before entrees once we'd finished the apps. Dessert was the same. Too much time in between courses. It ended up being over 3 hours for the meal. We did not delay on ordering. It didn't appear too busy so I don't think the kitchen was backed up. I feel like maybe the server forgot to put our order in each time...not sure but it was WAY too long. Too bad b/c we like Cohen restaurants. Thanks.

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BS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! The food, service and ambiance is wonderful. When you make a reservation, ask for a patio table, it makes for a fun evening.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. I think her name was Angelene or Angeline?

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

AJ was great. She was very attentive to our needs. She recommended the perfect meal for our anniversary date night.

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Been there several times for special occasions, but this time the service was especially slow. Out server saw we already had our drinks and then disappeared for about 20 minutes before coming to take our dinner requests. It aka took longer than expected to get the meals we ordered.
Not as impressed with this restaurant any longer.

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GB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the Service is on par with the best Cohn restaurant! Rick our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He suggested the halibut, the fish of the day, absolutely the right thing that night! a new go to place.

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there. Service was really great. Food was exceptional. Martinis were delicious. We will be going back and trying their happy hour next time.

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CT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance when you walk in. Cool vibe. Perfect service and food.

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JN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque was absolutely delicious. My filet was cooked to perfection.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Birthday, very friendly and accommodating (food issues), the manager presented me with a signed birthday card from the staff, which put a nice personal note on the evening! Happened to be on Tuesday which is "Date Night", a special event they offer on Tuesday with a bottle of wine great deal! I always enjoy our evenings out at Vintana. Thank you!

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JB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dinner date place! Outstanding service and delicious food.

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AJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, ambiance was very relaxing. The cost was a little strap but the food seemed of higher quality. One important thing guests need to know; the restaurant is charging an additional 4% on the meal to help pay for higher wages on top of the state taxes.

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TR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Starting with cocktails, well, they should be served in glasses without water spots. Have I said the pour was a bit short for the price? Two in my party ordered filets. One was undercooked, the other over. Sent them back. Waited a ridiculous amount of time for the re-fire, only to have them served exactly the same. We were comped one of the plates, but actually would have preferred a better experience. My crusted ahi was so so. Unfortunately, and as slow as I tried, I finished it before the re-fired steaks arrived. This was our second of two disappointing visits.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful.

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RG
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Enjoy the place but always way,way, too noisy. From the bar to dining, you cannot hear yourself. My steak was tough for a $41 NY Strip, my wife's halibut was too dry, needed 3 servings of sauce. The food is normally very good there. The service staff is awesome.

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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DB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Macadamia nut crusted sea bass was outstanding. Best vodka bar.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good ambience, very nice evening, great service

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only comment I have is that the gentleman who is the host was a bit unfriendly and officious. Other than that it was wonderful.

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SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to go to celebrate a birthday with a friend. You will feel special and have a great time to remember!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS PERFECT AND WONDERFUL

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E
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The highlight was our server, Rick Cortez. He made the night what it was....superb!!!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our story was bittersweet. This was a favorite restaurant of dear friends of ours. Sadly, the husband passed away in October. And the wife gave us a certificate to this restaurant wanting us to have a "piece" of their happiness... We definitely did!

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IM
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was very, very good. the food was served timely and was tasty. We each had something we never had before anywhere.

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