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About Vintana Wine & Dine

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.

1205 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
I-15 Freeway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 745-7777

Website:
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/vintana

Entertainment:
Live Music on the Lanai
Thurs - Sat from 6-9pm

Parking Details:
Valet available during dinner service.

Executive Chef:
Deborah Scott

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Krista Romberg, Director of Special Events at 760-745-7777 ext. 206.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a fantastic 3-course menu featuring some of Chef Deborah Scott's classics such as Grilled Lamb Chops and Diestel Farms Organic Turkey Dinner. End your meal with something sweet such as our Pumpkin Cheesecake. Our Thanksgiving Day menu is priced at $54.95 per person.

Vintana Wine & Dine Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (113)
Good for a Date (101)
Good for Anniversaries (88)
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Good for Birthdays (86)
Romantic (72)
Creative Cuisine (68)
Scenic View (64)
Notable Wine List (59)
Worth the Drive (52)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Happy Hour (47)
Great for Lunch (47)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Business Meals (41)
Good for Groups (41)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Fun (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Casual (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Cozy (26)
Healthy (24)
Authentic (21)
Live Music (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
People Watching (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Had to send the soup back; it was lukewarm. It came back in a hot bowl, but soup was still lukewarm. I ate it anyway.
Sandwiches were so-so.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice meal and evening. Food and service great.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fab food, warm and relaxed atmosphere. The view is exciting both
Day and Night!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our dining experience was excellent. Great service, food and ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

I brought my parents here a few years ago for their anniversary. This time I treated them and my sister to a comfortable dining experience. The food is always excellent and you can dress casual or dress up. It's up to you. I love coming to this place because the food and service always lives up to my expectations. I highly recommend them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

It was my husband's 60th birthday. We live in Escondido but he had never been there. I had been there several times for lunch but never dinner. It was a great experience and a fun way to celebrate his birthday. Our waiter was very professional, the view was amazing and the wine and food was great. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, friendly staff unique setting and delicious food. What more can you ask for..The table water with a slice of cucumber was most refreshing! I would highly recommend checking this place out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was both of ours first visit and will be definitely coming back! The food was explosive with flavors, every bite was extraordinary! Oysters were the best we've ever had the red wine vinegar with apples to pair with the oysters was brilliant! The sea bass exceptionally cooked and a burst of flavors! Birthday dessert was delicious and our waiter Dante was a pleasure! We loved the live music we we're lucky enough to enjoy prior to seating! Perfect evening

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been to this restaurant several times and have always been very happy with my meal ....there’s really not much more to say than that that’s a pretty high standard for me. Absolutely love that they serve popovers for bread with honey butter it’s wonderful!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a birthday dinner there for my daughter, we had the prefix menu, the food was great just dont get the brownie sundae, the brownie is dry

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Have visited Vintana several times over the years and I continue to enjoy their outstanding food service and and ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Nicole is a great server. She was friendly, professional and accommodating. The lobster grilled cheese is a must. We always feel pampered at Vintana!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Always good for a special-occasion celebration!
Expensive so we don't come often - prices are too high! And the menu doesn't change much. The same offerings over the last year or two - skirt steak is toooo spicy!
THANKS for dividing the salad - plenty for each of us.
We had shrimp linguine and the crusted sea bass which we both enjoyed.

Service is cheerful and efficient from the front desk greeters to the waitress to the popovers to the meals to the water refills to the key lime dessert - your employees all get gold stars!

Manager Greg offered, "If you need anything, just let me know" so I asked for a donated gift card for our Woman's Club of Vista scholarships raffle. He gave me his card and I've sent the request.
I love to choose Vintana when we have a special occasion!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food server was very pleasant but she must have been very busy as her attention to our table was very inadequate.
My husbands fish was mushy. Our potatoes were cold. Expresso machine was not working. I asked for a refill on my drink when my food arrived, it didn’t come so I finally asked another server.
Last time the 6 of us were at Vintana’s it was excellent but this time it was very disappointing.
Our food server was very nice and we are not sure if she was just very busy elsewhere or what.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We have been here a few times before for dinner and it has always been excellent. However this time we went in for lunch and was disappointed with the quality of the food.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 14, 2017

16th birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had such a nice meal and a wonderful time celebrating with friends!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a Saturday night, but the service was off, way off. We waited for 20 minutes for our wine and the meals close to an hour. The quality once we got it was excellent. Our waiter was pleasant but stressed and appeared overworked. Rumor has it that there are management issues going on. Based on our experience I have to agree. I hope it gets resolved soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall one of the nicest spots we went to dine in the north county.
Our waiter seemed a little off and it took an
Unbelievable amount of time to get our coffee
At the end of the meal
However this would not stop us
From returning again
The food was good and served hot

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent hospitality great food. Highly recommended

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Unusual but great venue - loved the Wine Wednesday half price wine so we had 2 bottles - will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Went to Vintana for lunch with friends. The Steaks on fire salad was the bomb! Had a great waitress and a wonderful time!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a classy, great tasting experience with top notch service!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not sure if there is a new chef and vintana, but the food was terrible. Every plate we ordered had to be sent back and it resulted in us receiving our plates at different times and not eating together. Such a disappointment. Management tried hard to fix it by sending more food our way, but even what they brought us out was sub quality. A huge difference from our past visits. Such a shame.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Vintana is one of our favorite restaurants. Great atmosphere and food. AJ is the best server and we always request her.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good but the service was slow. Our waiter did not come to check on us very often. Gave me the wrong entree and it took a long time for tgectight food to be brought out. Everyone else was done eating by the time I got mine. Manager was nice enough to remove the charge for my meal though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant and food. Had my birthday dinner here and wonderful.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Oue water, Steve was very nice. The lobster mac and cheese had too much bacon and very little lobster.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our favorite date night restaurant, quality food, gorgeous atmosphere, and top notch service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A good go to Restuarant that always has an appealing menu. Unfortunately it’s service seems to be slipping. While our waiter was thoughtful, greeting staff and kitchen was slow. We enjoy sitting outside as the live band was good way to end our Saturday.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing as usual. Chef Deborah Scott stopped by our table to check on our experience. Always amazing.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We will be back!
Vintana is the best restaurant thus far for celebrating our anniversary!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Took a few colleagues here for an appreciation lunch on a Friday. Choice table overlooking the fountain. Not too crowded, but good energy. Food and service both awesome. Highly recommend for a business function. Kim Chee Pork Belly Reuben with a slightly dirty vodka martini.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a birthday lunch with a friend. Our waiter was great ( can’t remember his name). Food came out in a timely manner and the birthday dessert was yummy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The restaurant was virtually empty on this Tuesday Halloween night, but the service was atrociously slow! Food average and the price even with "date night " special was steep.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent wine list and delicious food. Awesome ambience! Strange location but that is fine. Highly Recommended!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service and excellent food. Brunch is well worth it and happy hour is the best!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Comfort Food, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed a lovely Saturday brunch, with a fantastic view, on our way to San Diego. The fancy coconut drink was deeeelicious and our meals were excellent. We topped it off with a sweet appetizer of bacon wrapped dates. We promised each other to return very soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We hadn't been in for a while, but the waiter remembered exactly what we ordered last time. The food tasted great and the srvuxe was great as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

If you haven't been to Vintana than you'd be totally in awe of a fabulous restaurant located on top of an auto dealership. Fantastic cuisine, great service, and an excellent evening overall is what you will experience at Vintana.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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