Vintana Wine & Dine

4.6
4577 reviews
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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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Hostess was annoyed when my 87-year old mother stopped briefly to say hello to friends she recognized - and I do mean briefly. She slapped down our menus hard enough that one slide off onto the bench.

Tomato soup arrived cool, had to be sent back. Waitress was pleasant, but very inattentive.

We've frequented Cohen restaurants for 20 years and never had an experience as unpleasant all around as this. The bill was not cheap, either, so we really feel rather ripped off.

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DT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice great service nice view with the lights, friendly staff, food was prepared right price was great. Will recommend ti friends, an will go back.

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DP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were really looking forward to our visit yesterday, and have had good experiences
Prior. Unfortunately, the restaurant was unbelievably busy and our service suffered. We will be back...

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S
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better. Everything was top notch. I love this place.

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

My son9 Rib Eye was over cooked. He did not complain. But, as he and his wife were visiting us from ID to celebrate my Husband’s birthday, we felt bad that his dinner wasn’t what we had anticipated for him.
The other three dinners we ordered were fine. It was very busy so we did wait a little too long for our server.
We’ve eaten there on a number of occasions and have enjoyed those visits.
Greg was gracious and gave a birthday card to my husband. And, the bd key lime tart was special and delicious.

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

Our first time visiting Vintana and it will not be our last. Our server Beverly was attentive, knowledgeable, and considerate. The food was fantastic and fairly priced. Probably our favorite restaurant in Cohn group so far.

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SR
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is set up like a "view" restaurant with large panoramic windows, but the view is basically of the mall across the street. It would be much nicer if it overlooked some scenery, or the ocean, or anything but a Dicks Sporting good store.

The food was good and the server friendly and knowledgeable. My wife had the coconut crusted sea bass, which she really liked, and I had the fiery skirt steak, which I enjoyed, but was spicy at all, even after asking for it as hot as they could make it.

One thing I really did not like about Vintana Wine & Dine was the 4% surcharge on the entire order, supposedly to cover the cost of the "recent" minimum wage increases. I feel the the menu price should be the actual price. If they are going to start adding surcharges based on costs increase, why not just list retail price of the ingredients one the menu, then add a 60% "service fee" for the preparation, serving, and overhead, etc.

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MF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Vintana multiple times. Starting with my Prom night, then graduation and now coming back married. My family and friends love it! The staff have always exceeded expectation. Will continue to visit for many more years.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our guest from back East and Northern Cali were so impressed, our lunch menu fantastic, loved the atmosphere and view.

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DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good job - service was fantastic. Donte I think is his name. ( spelling wasn’t perfect. )

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

Valentine's Day celebration with wife and friends. The meal was excellent, as was our waiter. Ambience was beautiful in that it was raining off and on, thus, the clouds were dark (almost ominous). The earlier dinner reservation meant that parking was good, no crowds in the bar, and great service.

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

Great time great place to enjoy yourself with friends family and loved ones

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed our night at Vintana ! two servers had a little mix up with our table but they were both really nice and cool and in all honesty the best i’ve ever had. as corny as it may sound, this place is #1 when it comes to customer service. their servers and the rest of the staff are absolutely amazing and if they hate their job, they definitely don’t show it ! food was great as well, the bread and butter was one of the best i’ve had. love this place !

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RF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and server were great. However it took over an hour to get our starters

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JR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond perfect. Delicious food. Attentive staff, romantic ambience. This restaurant always exceeds expectations. Sea bass perfection and the portions are not skimpy. I keep coming back for more.

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RH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite place. Great atmosphere, great food and excellent service.

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AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation for 5pm, did not get seated until 5:15, once we did took another 10 minuted before we saw our waiter. Food was ok but service was terrible

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San Diego
129 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly love the idea of having fine dining while having my car serviced and what could be better than Vintana. I had glanced at the menu online and narrowed my potential selections to about 5-6.

Well my server Janai talked over them and I decided on the item that had recently been made a permanent addition to the menu, the “Sweet Potato & Plantain Chili Relleno” with Oaxacan cheese, pomegranate and walnut cream. It was so totally fully of flavor and delicious I was surprised as it was listed as gluten free/vegan. I'm a protein guy, lol.

I ordered my favorite mango iced tea and one of the servers dropped off a glass of cucumber water to keep me hydrated. I had a great visit with the General Manager, a friend of mine, and finished up demurring on dessert, even bringing home half my entrée. I can't wait to go back for lunch and even dinner.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful view, especially at sunset. Go early and enjoy drinks in the outside bar seating area. Yes, they have heaters.

We enjoyed our first visit dinning in a booth. Nice view of city lights after sunset. Flat iron steak was cooked perfectly. The downfall was on the seafood Cioppino. The shrimp and fish was over cooked and not fresh, not palatable. The broth was wonderful and the calamari was better. I did not complain to our server, he was very nice. I believe the kitchen either missed a seafood shipment or had a one off. We are more than happy to give them another try! Service was excellent.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely amazing dinner! The food was fantastic, our server was excellent and it was truly a wonderful evening. I don’t know why I was hesitant to go as my boyfriend has talked in length about how great a happy hour place it is, but we both agree it is one of our favorite date night restaurants now.

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NY
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We are regular patrons of this establishment, and both the level and quality of service was definitely not was expected yesterday evening. When brought to the attention of the server she could only agree with me. When it takes almost 20 minutes to even be acknowledged as being seated something is very wrong. Will give it another chance as I would not base my future dining on just one bad experience.

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s
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Surprising lovely setting. Awesome vodka list. Lobster bisque was creamy and steaks prepared as ordered

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, Vodka list is beyond, and the Staff was on point. Can't wait for next time!

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V
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night! Thanks for a relaxing night. And the food....amazing!!!!

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing. The service was great as well as the food.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, good wine and great service!

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NW
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First the service was excellent. Brian our waiter was great.
The appetizers, main coarse and dessert was perfect.
No rush no rush out.
Timing on everything was also perfect.
Very consistent every time we go.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite "go to" restaurant when we have out-of-town guests. We've never had a bad experience.

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T
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to 5 stars... new items on the menu, finally. Our dinner was delicious and service was great!

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M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a spectacular dining experience . . . a great wine selection and the Kung Pao Calamari appetizer was delicious. The Sea Bass and the Short Ribs were delicious as well. But, the Butter Cake dessert was a thing of legend!! Absolutely amazing!! Plus, A.J., our server was very professional and engaging. Vintana should be your "go-to" restaurant for any special celebrations.

Mike Badovinac

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JS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous experience when we dined at Vintana. Beverly, our server was a delight and took very good care of us.
Always think of this restaurant for special occasions

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Valentines

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RH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service! Had the pleasure of introducing a dear friend to this wonderful restaurant as her Christmas gift!

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AT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was absolutely outstanding! They really went above and beyond with personalized attention to ensure we enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The dining room is beautiful and elegant, but too noisy for comfortable conversation across the table when busy. Food was well prepared and flavorful- at a first pass it didn’t stand out as special enough for the price, but worth trying a few more dishes before passing final judgement.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday including a card from the wait staff😀

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our waitress was kind and friendly but very scattered. We had to repeatedly ask the waitstaff for help throughout the meal. Attention to the details was not our experience tonight. The skirt steak was so hard to chew and cut I opted for a steak knife. It didn’t help. I finally gave up on trying to eat it. The sea bass was dry and over cooked. We had a difficult time getting our waitress’s attention. We won’t be returning to dine here.

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S
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. We had family come from New Jersey and everyone really enjoyed the poppers.

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C
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Vintana is always good. The primarily gripe of most who have issues with it is uneven levels of service. This was a lunch visit 5 days after a dinner visit. Service was excellent on both occasions and the food was very good as well. It's a nice restaurant that is a good value unless you order alcohol. We bring our own wine, which allows us to drink exactly the wine we are in the mood for on a given occasion.

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PP
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Vintana’s for years. The food and service is always wonderful. Yesterday we had a exceptional experience with our host and server Daniel. He was personable and truly has a passion for his work and for Vintana’s. Looking forward to our next visit.

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