Vintana Wine & Dine

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$30 and under
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Californian
Reopened for dine-in beginning June 5th, 2020



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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LindaW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mac/lobster is usually excellent. Recipe change was not good!! Too Smokey! Seasoning was too much!! Won’t have it atVintana again!!

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vipSDFoodie
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome experience! Great service and beautiful space!

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vipBarbaraH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the last time for the day, great experience!

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cherylc
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and excellent service in dining room, noise was elevated in bar area

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vipJeanL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a rainy day, the upscale comfort of their tomato bisque and grilled cheese brighten the day for me.

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SloppyJOE
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good as usual. Went for the Tuesday date night. They were very accommodating. Quick to get reservations and great view seating. We always like this place and live in Escondido so it is a great fancy place close by. Impeccable service (perfect and professional without being snooty) as usual which is the best part of the experience in my opinion.

To be a bit critical of the food ... the salmon was a bit overcooked and not moist as it could have been but kudos for an outstanding portion size! Wondering if there is a new chef as the food, which modified doesn't have the usual flare (nit picky, everything was still great). Also I am so over those popovers though I suppose other like them. Dessert -- key lime --was amazing and the drinks outstanding as usual! The whole thing couldn't have been nicer and we love this place.

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JanW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a group of six, fathered together to celebrate two birthdays. Three of us ordered the blackened shrimp lettuce wraps. One of the three didn’t care for the seasoning. The other two people liked the wraps and were happy with the level of heat. One person ordered the fish and chips with a side of fruit instead of the jalapeño cole slaw. Another person ordered the Mediterranean salad which she enjoyed.

Oddly enough, bread wasn’t served with our meals. However, when asked if bread was available, our waiter did bring out delicious bread and crostini with regular and jalapeño butter. The jalapeño butter is one of my favorite items.

Our waiter was excellent and was very attentive and helpful. The finishing touch was his presentation of small birthday desserts (raspberry mousse in chocolate shells), complete with candles, to the two individuals who were celebrating.

Vintana is one of my favorite restaurants in inland north county. This lunch did not disappoint.

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CarolS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I didn't care for my entree, but everyone else liked / loved their food. And I always enjoy going to Vintana.

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MarilynO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Vintana for happy hours a few times, but this was the first time my husband and I had dinner. We were seated immediately and water was brought to us. We each ordered a drink—one of the signature martinis for my husband and a Deep Eddy Peach on the rocks for me—and both were refreshing. While we waited for our meals, we were offered a delicious popover. For entrees, my husband ordered the short rib with a side of herbed fries. Delicious! I had the pan grilled salmon which came with whipped parsnip. The dish usually comes with quinoa, but I substituted grilled asparagus for that. My husband and i both “cleaned our plates.” We will definitely be back.

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cynthiam
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

no comment the experience was great I recommended.

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vipProeats
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were 45 minutes early for our 8pm reservation, we decided to wait outside and get a glass of wine, sat down asked for a wine list and selected our choices, to bad our waiter never came back until 7:55 pm, by then we were ready to be seated for dinner. Ordered wine with dinner, ordered our dinner, refilled our own wine glasses(server was MIA) dinner was delivered, server checked on us as soon as we got our food and then didn’t see her until she brought our check, food is always good here service has taken a nose dive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
55 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to dine. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is very interesting with many different dishes. Service was a little slow but it was a busy night for the restaurant. Sharing the venue with a car dealership is different and makes parking and entry to the building little confusing for first timers.

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MattScott
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quality food as always

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LindaL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter was pleasant, professional and extremely nice. We had a wonderful meal and visit with our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner !!

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viplynda
San Diego
121 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the idea of a restaurant over a car dealership!
The wait staff is terrific. The food is cooked the way we like it
and the mud pie is delicious!

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TomF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Ventana to all my friends.

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MariK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food was wonderful, our server was great and we "never" felt rushed. That's important since we were entertaining guests.
Great job Vintana!! I look forward to our next visit.

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vipTerri
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

VERY disappointed. The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm kind of a foody so I know good food and good taste. The sea bass was mushy. The scallops were over cooked (over seared) and had gone bitter. I had NEVER tasted that in a scallop before. Two of the 5 scallops were not overcooked and were not bitter so it wasn't me. One dish thats bad is forgivable but both? Not okay. Now, the server did bring us a new dish of short ribs since it came out fast and only charged us for one meal, so that was nice. However, I would have rather had two great meals and paid! Again, very disappointed. Please, please, please Vintana, fix this! What a beautiful restaurant with an amazing vibe. A new chef perhaps?

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, great service and ambiance 👌🏻

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vipPowayfoodie
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends. Everyone enjoyed the date night menu. Nice to have the upgrade choices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Christina is the best! Our server was wonderful. The food was beyond amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Vintana for my birthday lunch and had an excellent experience. Would definitely come back here and bring friends / family!

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Margo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance and atmosphere. Portion size is underwhelming, but preparation is good. Service was good also.

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ElaineW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went to celebrate a birthday. The food was good / a bit over priced but nice venue. The service started out well getting seated, but took longer and longer for our party of 4 to get drinks, order, and receive food. After the food came, we didn't see our server for a good 20 minutes. No drink refills until about 10 minutes after plates were cleared. Did receive a birthday dessert, but had to hunt down someone to get utensils to eat it, and another 30 minutes to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food is subpar for the price.

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JenniU
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my moms 65th birthday here. Dinner was exceptional, surprise dessert was a treat, and the staff were all lovely.

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LindaC
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the sea bass; this was the best piece of fish I've had in years! The presentation was excellent also.

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mochi
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipjsnprns
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of the menu items were gluten and dairy based. I avoid both, and they accommodated me with a very good salmon dish. Service was excellent, servers were friendly. My date very much enjoyed her lobster Mac and cheese, though she could only eat a relatively small amount because it was quite heavy. But the flavors were great!

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vipkabu
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Addie was an amazing server. Friendly and attentive.
Our meals were all great weather the date night or regular menu.
I would recommend Vantana to anyone looking for great food and fun atmosphere.

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VictorN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Interesting dining place. We are very glad we stumbled across this venue. A must see and dine. Must be awesome in the summertime.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a Sunday, but the service provided by our attendant duo was slow; one was likely in training, so service was more like half well done than doubly done. Please don’t keep us waiting 15 minutes for our first round! Then my $45 16oz. New York steak had too much gristle. It was nicely cooked but needed much trimming.

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Scarecrow
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was pretty slow. Server checked with us right when expeditor brought food but did not come back until we had finished eating for at least 15 minutes.

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CrystalB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a little gem to enjoy in North County San Diego.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service throughout the evening. It started with a window seat for a intimate birthday dinner. Every staff member was pleasant, clearly caring of our visit. The wine list was superb and if Vodka is your beverage be prepared the list is lengthy.
Our server was very attentive (as was all the staff). Appetizer was a nice portion to share quite flavorful. Dinner was plated with care and almost too visibly stunning to eat. The temperature, texture, and size was more then we anticipated. Dessert finished off this wonderful experience.

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vipOzatar
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an outstanding meal and our server, AJ, is consistently the best!

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vipKarenF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Went there for my mom's birthday and she was delivered a birthday card during the meal by the manager -- nice touch (plus of course a birthday dessert). The setting is unusual and fun, the food excellent, and the popover a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and food as usually. Never disappointed.
Well done.

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RichardC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We usually love Vintanas but we’re very disappointed this time. The menu had been changed and not in a good way. The drinks were not as good, the wedge much smaller and the crab cake terrible. The salmon looked terrible and had only mashed potatoes on the plate with no vegetable. Very boring looking. The service was not helpful. Very rigid and rushed. This was a birthday celebration and very dissatisfied! I had made the reservations several weeks ago and asked for a booth for 3 of us. They put us in the worst booth and it seated six. We go there a lot but I guess we will have to look for a new place. Why change something that is working well. Very unhappy!

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Vintana Wine & Dine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 745-7777.

Vintana Wine & Dine is rated 4.6 stars by 5407 OpenTable diners.

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