Vintana Wine & Dine

4.5
4384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer our full menu for both lunch and dinner from 4:00PM-9:00PM

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the Holidays at North County’s hottest restaurant. Join us at Vintana on Tuesday, December 25th as we serve a delectable 3-course menu from 12-7pm. Menu and pricing to come.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Years Eve at North County’s hottest restaurant. Join us at Vintana on Monday, December 31st as we serve a delectable 3-course menu from 4-10pm. There are two price points available. Enjoy the dinner package only or you may upgrade and add the gaming package.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What 4384 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for a ladies' lunch and our server was friendly and attentive. The menu had a nice variety at prices in line with most other restaurants of this quality. Execution was spotty. Four of us ordered salads and none felt there was sufficient dressing and therefore, the salads were quite lacking in flavor until we obtained some dressing from the server. The best part of the meal was dessert- the potted brownie and hula pie were huge enough to share amongst many and yummy.

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

Went there for a corporate Christmas dinner and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The service, food and view were perfect as always!

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

This was my second visit to Vintana and it was as amazing as the first. Food is mouthwatering, cooked to perfection, and blends flavors, textures, and colors. Great place for true foodies who love wine or a unique cocktail! Service was spot on!!!

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FG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic as always. One of my favorites for special occasions or just for dinner.

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

Always one of our favorite dining experiences! Matthew is outstanding; a real asset to your organization!!

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DK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

As usual service under performed. It a shame as the food is pretty consistent and the room and view is really nice.

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

Great atmosphere. Perfect service. It was a perfect evening.

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l
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was perfect. Everyone made us feel so welcome. Jessica was a delight! This is our "go to place" for leisurely lunch with friends. (It is very busy this time of year!)

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MF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, service is great. A bit on the pricier side but it's to be expected at a place like this.

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LR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our fav spot in North county to go to dinner for our Christmas celebrations.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! I had lunch with my best friend from high school! It was a first time visit for both of us. I can’t wait to come back and share the experience with my husband.

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S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Last night my husband and I made a reservation for Vintana, Wine & Dine. We thought we would try it although the menu was pricey. We had no idea that every Tuesday night was "Date Night" and the special included 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $49.95! The food was delicious - my husband had shrimp and linguine and I had spicy skirt steak - two of their regular menu items. Amazing both and a bottle of wine for only $49.95! We will definitely return.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very classy, upscale establishment. Slow on service, food is very good but not exceptional. Still, if one has time and wants to impress, this place has that capability.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Vintana's and it was quite impressive. We were celebrating a birthday and they could not have been nicer. They provided a nice touch with a birthday card, signed by staff, and a complimentary desert.

Great experience and will definitely return.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration, free dessert. Steaks were cooked to perfection.

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GW
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Our review is decidedly mixed. Pros: Outstanding ambience, excellent food. Although the restaurant was full, it was not noisy, making our conversation easy to hear without having to raise our voices. Really a very pleasant atmosphere. Food was well-presented and flavorful, with a good variety. Cons: Unfortunately, the service was way off. Server took a long time to appear and our order ended up being taken by the manager. Server also kept pushing the evening's dessert special even after we said no. Server also took our plates and came back with all of our leftovers, from more than one diner, combined in a single take-home box instead of separate boxes, resulting in an unappetizing mess. Finally, the birthday celebration note that was included in the OpenTable reservation was ignored. This was perhaps a one-off situation, but poor enough that we probably won't be back.

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KM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food and drinks were decent to good, weird location but nice ambiance inside. Everything would have been fine had the service not been so horrendous. We were a party of 8. Our server took our drink orders then disappeared for 40 minutes. We finally flagged down a different server and asked if our server could be located bc we wanted our drinks and to order food. That server couldn’t find our original server so she took it upon herself to take our orders. Our original server finally shows up 10 minutes later with our drink order but 2 of the 8 drinks were incorrect. She quickly rectified the problem. A while later, the kitchen staff brings our appetizers and entrees. We finish everything, have not seen our server at all within this last hour and had to ask the bussers if we could order more drinks and dessert. Our server appears after we had finished dinner to take second drink and dessert orders. It would have been nice had she checked in sometime within the hour it took us to eat to see how we were doing and take another drink order. The server was nice when she was there, but we saw her for less than 3 minutes over the 2.5hr meal. The only thing she did was take 2 round of drink orders. What could have been a good dinner, turned out to be a flop and we would hestitate to return with a large group bc the staff clearly could not handle it.

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OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a service assistance named "Charlotte" and what a great person, My water never got past 1/2 and always there to take plates & etc. Great Service.

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The steaks were undercooked in my mind. The medium rare was blue. The medium was rare. Unfortunate. All the rest was great. We were on a time line so didn’t want to send them back. We just ate around the perimiters.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. A perfect place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We enjoyed the food and the staff. We will sure to come back soon!!!

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CD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The popovers are always a great start to any meal. Service always attentive. Unique menu with something for everyone !

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d
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t go here often enough! So special...

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent service from Jessica. The food was delicious. I had the lobster bisque which was amazing! Jessica brought my friend a birthday tart too.

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MS
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite spot in the area so I have my birthday (39) here each year. The Filet was delicious as ever and could not say enough about how attentive and delightful our server Beverly was for a special dinner.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands 50th Birthday. It was a family dinner for this birthday and the restaurant was delightfully quiet, fantastic service and beautiful ambiance. The food was amazing as well!!!

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D
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live near by and this is a favorite for my husband and me . Food consistently excellent !

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Thanksgiving dinner was delightful. Excellent food and service. I would recommend Vintana to friends.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Our Thanksgiving turkey dinner was a processed turkey roll that was absolutely tasteless for $55 a plate. Served with crunchy rice that wasn't even cooked and bland vegetables we left thinking that we could have had a better meal at Denny's. Goodbye to Vintana

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great food. Accommodates large groups.

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MS
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fine dinner. The Filet was perfect as was the Pork Chop we had ordered. Our server Max was a delight and always there. Will be back soon.

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E
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VINTANA never disappoints. Always FIVE STARS: lunch, dinner, and any season!

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CN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We were celebrating my husbands birthday with 2 other couples. The meal was wonderful - except.... 3 of us ordered the meal that came with dessert, my husband received his birthday dessert, yet the other 2 people were not even asked if they wanted dessert, and they did want it! So we asked the runner to let the server know - by the time their dessert came, the birthday moment was over, the ice cream for those of us that had the brownie with ice cream, had all melted due to waiting on the other desserts.

While I left a nice tip, it was certainly an unfortunate mis-step by the server, and one that made me a little uncomfortable since I was hosting.

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S
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We arrived early as it was our first time there. The hostess noted we were early and said she could not seat us until the time of our reservation. This was a Sunday at 5:30 and the dining room was not at all full! We waited in the bar for a full 30 minutes before we were seated. Off to a bad start but our server Stephan saved our evening. He was most attentive and friendly unlike the hostess who was curt and overly formal. We both ordered the prix fixe 3 courses for $39.95. Both our meals were excellent! Food and service excellent. I cannot give the highest rating however because of the hostess. Since this restaurant is a 30 minute drive for us. I doubt we will return.

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BF
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty impressive addition to a car dealership. I’m fas the feel of a Vegas dining experience. The meal was good but I still have both of my socks 😀

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JV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The popover and service were the highlights. I love well prepared seafood. I first ordered the mussels, the 11 mussels were over cooked but edible, fair, they offered to redo the app but I figured why! I thought the they were also lacking flavor.the toasted bread they served with it helped. Cioppino for my main course was once again over cooked however the flavor was there, which made the fish pieces good. The sauce was very similar to the mussels but with a much more mature flavor We also ordered squash soup, very average. The sea bass, over cooked once again but quite tasty. It seems preparation needs help. Our waitress AJ was great, ask for her she definitely help our experience. Since it was my wife’s birthday they brought us browny desert, sorry to say it wasn’t fresh tasting, dried and crumbley, but a nice thought.
We won’t be returning unless my wife wishes. I have to wonder why so many rate it five stars, which to me means the top or best of the best. PS thank you AJ you made it good.

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JW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner was for my Mom's 81st birthday and it was a 5 Star experience! Our server Stephen was outstanding, he treated my Mom like a queen!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved their brunch!!

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VB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Very sad to see the gradual decline of this formerly good restaurant. There were three separate private parties going on leaving zero parking, very slow service and mediocre food quality. Ours was a birthday celebrarion for 8 with previous reservations which we were not advised that the private events would be taking the majority of resources. Our waiter did the best he could to no avail. Food quality steadily declining. On the lookout for a new restaurant in No. County.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve never had a waiter try to discourage me from ordering appetizers and a salad before. It was very odd and, for me, quite off putting. I’ve been to Vintana many times; I’ve eaten in restaurants before. I know how to order food. The waiter was less than professional whereas his “assistant” was outstanding

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DC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

One hot appetizer was served with cold meat.
Half way thru meal ( dinner / drinks outside patio) band started playing so loud we could not have a conversation with each other. One of the drinks delivered was not the drink ordered. One of the desserts was not good.

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