Vintana Wine & Dine

4.6
6276 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Vintana will be Reopened on June 5th, 2020. Located on the Penthouse Level of the The Centre at Lexus Escondido, Vintana offers a modern take on California Cuisine and picturesque views of the town and countryside.

Support Vintana Wine & Dine during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Romance Upgrade

    $6.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Treat that Special Someone and Enjoy a Romantic Candlelit Table decorated with Rose Petals
  • Romance and Bubbles

    $12.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Indulge in the Effervescence of Champagne and a Romantic Table decorated with Rose Petals for your Special Occasion.
  • Romance and Luxury Bubbles

    $37.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy and Romantic Candlelit Table decorated with Rose Petals and a chilled bottled of Chandon Etoile Rose Bubbles.
  • Romance and Super Luxury Bubbles

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience the Silky Elegance of Vueve Cliquot chilled with a Romantic candlelit table decorated with Rose Petals.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6276 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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richmar
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brianna and Andrew are the best. Made the birthday celebration perfect! Thanks so much!

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AurelianoC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have an indoor dinner with no masks once again...
Started with Ahi tower and followed by the Pork Chop and wife had the Sea Bass... excellent!

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vipKarenS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service! Sea bass was so scrumptious ! Great dining experience every time you go

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DMoe
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch at Vintana’s with two of my friends was very relaxing and satisfying. The big open spaces and different levels of dining areas immediately creates a happy relaxing mood. I recommended the pesto chicken salad sandwich which was served with the freshest, delicious fruits I’ve ever had in a restaurant.
Vintana is at the top of my list for an all around great dining experience.

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viplynda
San Diego
133 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch while having your Lexus serviced!
The Caesar salad with Salmon melts in your mouth.
The servers are attentive and the venue unique!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. The entire dining experience was absolutely wonderful.

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MichR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and it was better than we expected. Service was great, food tasted very good and the special bottle service with table decor made our night so much better.
We’ll definitely be back again.

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HulaHunk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I felt the customer service from our table staff was excellent. Thank you Brent!

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RaymondW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and ambiance. Your staff made my family and I very welcomed and all enjoyed our lunch for the occasion. Thank you for your your service.

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John
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious so compliments to the chef. The service was amazing, thank you Ally. It was our first time dining at Vintana. We will definitely be back.

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GregP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unique spot with views of Escondido. Food was delicious. Will definitely come back the next time I am in SD.

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vipPattieC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vintana! It is always a great experience to dine at Vintana. Bummer that Vintana does not accept the Passport anymore :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family visiting

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SandraG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is really nice and the food is really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I was rather disappointed coming back after 15 months to the restaurant with the bar up front being closed and the back bar out on the patio had one bartender for the whole restaurant and a lady washing dishes who sometimes was a bartender but when you walked up to get a drink act like there were no customers waiting in line. I also noticed they have a 4% up charge because of Covid and if they opened the front bar and had some bartenders that were actually helping customers they wouldn’t need to charge the 4%. Their were plenty of people on a Thursday night trying to get drinks.
Also noticed everything was just a little bit more expensive than it used to be which I understand is prevalent everywhere with businesses trying to recoup earnings because of Covid. I hope Escondido patrons will continue to go to Vintana because it is one of my favorite restaurants and it is rare to have a really nice upscale place to go in Escondido.

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vipKiki
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was wonderful! We felt very safe and taken care of. The place was busy so service quite slow but we were just happy to be out!! The cauliflower and brownie were AMAZING!

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vipReba
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, like the pre-Covid days. We started with $8.00 martinis and shared a Wedge Salad from the lanai menu. It was huge and delicious- lots of blue cheese and bacon. I also had burger from the lanai menu, one of the best anywhere. Some Australian-style shade sails were added to the lanai since my last visit in May, so it’s even more pleasant. Vintana remains a favorite place for lunch, happy hour, or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy! Best key lime tart ever.

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MarkO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We ate here several years ago and it was good, not great. I remeber having the lobster mac and chees and it was just OK. After reading mixed reviews we decided to try again. The place is really nice. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. The limited menu was just about the same as last time and there were no specials. We were served a cold popover when we first arrived. It was very tasty. We were given some type butter that tasted like it was seasoned with sweet relish. A hot popover right out of the oven with some good old fashioned butter would have been a great start and really made a difference. We split the Farmers market greens which was very nice. We then split the sea bass which had some great reviews as well as some very bad reviews. We are from New England and love fresh fish. The sea bass was not at all what we expected. It was rather mushy, not flakey at all, and the taste was somewhat bland. It was a big disappointment. The mashed sweet potatoes were very sweet and a little to sweet for me. The roasted pineapple salsa was very good, however the crispy sea beans, which I have never heard of before, looked like weeds, and tasted like salt. I can't believe that anyone would think that this is worthy of serving at a fine dining restaurant. We ended the meal with the butter cake desert, which was amazing. It was a very tasty, very rich cake, similar to a moist pound cake. Along side of it was a scoop vanilla ice cream, strawberries, raspberries, and some fresh whipped cream. It was a shame the fish was a flop. It should have never made it out of the kitchen! I am not sure that I am willing to take the chance of going back.

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vipChuck
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dramatic view, good service, extensive menu, lively outdoor patio

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SDfoodie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere sitting out on the patio. The staff told us to relax and take our time. It was date night, so that was great. The Date Night specials were excellent. Salmon and Sea Bass were both excellent. The accompanying wine was good. Overall a great evening out.

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MaryR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to spend an evening. The service was wonderful. Daniel (2) our server made some great suggestions and made us feel right at home. Food was delicious. We’ll be back!

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vipVegasFoodie
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time, and the food was just as amazing as the first time. Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Vintana before a film premiere! Good food, good service, excellent butter cake!

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Sharonv
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have liked this restaurant since the beginning. Spectacular idea to have a restaurant atop a Lexus dealership.

Great place. Wonderful chef.

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LynnF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was impossible to get a drink before dinner. The inside bar was closed and the outside bar was full. Inside at our table, the service was outstanding. The food was good except for the seabass, which was overdone. Pricing is very high for the quality of food.

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LeslieR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it was wonderful! The service was excellent! Everyone was very very nice

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KV123
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The sea bass and the Brie are amazing. Service was and is always great. Love this place.

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gillb
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter was rude and not attentive,There wasn’t enough shade.

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vipRayL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor venue for a high school graduation celebration with family. Good food and service and a special shout out for the French fries ... they were excellent!

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Angelaugh
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers, Carly and Breanna were the best! Very attentive and made our 50th anniversary even more special. We loved it that they hung out and chatted a bit through the evening. Just the right amount of chatting! The food was predicable excellent and the surprise presentation of our dessert was unsurpassed. We had a lot of fun reminiscing over a leisurely dinner. It was perfect in every way.

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DustinB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience from start to finish.

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BrendaB
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 31st anniversary and loved the food and ambience. Great experience.

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Buzzy
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter David was very professional. He was very attentive. It appears that he enjoys his profession.

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AzuraeSD68
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. $6 each for a few rose petals & a candle probably bought at Michael’s— wouldn’t do it again.

Service was superb. I wish I had known there was a surcharge. I wish they would lose this annoying surcharge thing and just raise the price.

I have been there before on several occasions, this was special for my granddaughter so it was all about the experience of fine dining— it was leisurely— our server did an excellent job of pacing. I will be back again. In fact have a reservation to introduce a friend for lunch on the occasion of her birthday.

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quiksabre
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My partner and I had dinner the other night, and were sorely disappointed. Her risotto was crunchy and inedible. My steak was full of gristle. The server poured the bottle of wine we purchased onto the table multiple times.

Overall, we could not get out of there fast enough. For the price point they are catering to, we expected far more from this restaurant. Not worth what we paid. Not even close.

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WhitneyW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Overall food was good. Service was not the best. We had our appetizer come out without appetizer share plates, we had our entrees come out without notice of the need for new silverware, and it was a bit on the slower side overall for drinks especially.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a stunning restaurant, I highly recommend it.

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Crobert
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st anniversary dinner was very enjoyable. Food was good, service on point and nice ambience. Been going there for years and will continue.

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Patriciaw
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We dined on the patio which was quite noisy. There were quite a few families with children one of which should not have been there. We both ordered the same salad and fish. My husbands fish was overcooked but mine was fine. The salads were very good as was the desert. Unfortunately the ambiance was a "killer"! Would recommend a take out as the food is very good on the whole.

FAQs

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 6276 OpenTable diners.

Vintana Wine & Dine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cohnrestaurants.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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