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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.

Vintana Wine & Dine Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (123)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Good for a Date (99)
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Good for Birthdays (86)
Romantic (83)
Scenic View (65)
Worth the Drive (65)
Notable Wine List (57)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Good for Groups (51)
Happy Hour (49)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Business Meals (47)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Bar Seating (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Casual (27)
Fun (26)
Hot Spot (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Healthy (22)
Live Music (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Cozy (21)
People Watching (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Authentic (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Seasonal (13)
Disabled Access (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Tapas (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Organic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our drinks and meals. The brownie sundae dessert was delicious. Service was spot on.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for brunch, and had a wonderful time. Our server, Jillian, was personable and on point with her table visits. We never had a "...but wait..." moment. You know when the server does a drive by, but doesn't actually ask if you need anything? Nope. Not from Jillian. She was attentive, but gave us space to catch up with one another. Perfect! The food was delicious! We tried the lobster grilled cheese (the hint of lemon in the mascarpone was perfect), crab hash, pork belly benedict, and chicken salad with togarashi pecans. We left full and very happy. Plus: bottomless mimosas!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Incredibly good food, wonderful wait staff and beautiful views.
Recommend to everyone.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We really loved the look of the restaurant, and it was also a bit of fun that it was situated on top of a car dealership. While the food was decent, I have definitely ate better food at Cohen Group Restaurants, so that was a bit of a shock.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. The food was great and the presentation was beautiful as well. I highly recommend the ahi tuna stack and the sea bass.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Took out of town guests and they were amazed by the location over the Lexus dealer. The food was wonderful and if you get the correct table, the view of the mountains us very nice. The salmon salad for lunch is always excellent. The waiter was very friendly and helpful in making food choices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for a date on Valentines day had a reservation they were very prompt with getting us to our table. everyone we dealt with was very courteous. I think this is the new date night place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

The hostess deleted our reservation and after 20 min of waiting and speaking up we were seated. Everyone else who came in was seated right away. Not a good first visit and won’t be returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice ambiance. Food is good. Service was good. Unusual setting of being on top of a car dealership. Overall good time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and service were excellent. I noticed that the diners were spread throughout the facility, thus keeping the noise level down. I really appreciated that, since I usually have a hard time hearing my dinner partner. It was a very enjoyable evening. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

First off we are foodies; we take our dining experiences seriously and have visited many San Diego restaurant venues. "Vintana's" is fine dining done right. Attentive, friendly knowledge staff; good open air type dinning room, high vaulted ceilings with an open fire pit area. Great culinary choices, with an extensive wine, vodka and other spirits menu. Upscale but not unreasonably priced. Pleasant atmosphere with panoramic views. Highly recommend for all occasions, specially when you want to "try something new".

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food and great ambiance plus excellent service. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and great views. Wine by the bottle is 1/2 price on Wednesdays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Unusual location but it works!! The is on top of the Lexus Dealership in Escondido which seems like it would not work. But it is great. It is a great atmosphere with wonderful food selection. It has a large lively bar area and out door patio. You are not just looking at beautiful new cars but also the hills and mountains of East County.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Best food for miles. Service above par. Ambience is the best. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Reservation was easy, and table was ready according to the reservation time!!!
Food is great at a very reasonable price. Waiters are accomodating and not hovering, unlike other fine dining restaurants. Will surely comeback and recommend to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was superb, service person made suggestions and welcomed our questions.Substitutes were ok.
My only suggestion would be to advise there are the red hot peppers in the Calamari.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ordered the filet trio. It was excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The place was absolutely amazing! From the food to the view to the service! Our server was AJ she was so sweet and friendly, we will defiantly be back again soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Pace of meal was a little slow, but allowed for good conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had drinks in the open-air patio area. No wait staff for this. You had to get your own drinks. Waiting 5-10 minutes at the front of the line at the bar dampened the experience.

Once inside the restaurant, everything was great. Service, food and ambiance were superb. The inside service made us change our rating from a 3 star to a 4 star evening.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I would definitely recommend this restaurant for fine dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with friends who also love your restaurant. We went for a drink and snacks first and the Brie was such a bargain !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were both outstanding as usual. I just wish we were not seated next to a large family with young kids.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place will never ever disappoint you, we have tried many restaurants but the quality of the service and the food is always meeting our expectations. We try to make it here at least once a month.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Brunch was great. Super menu options and nice selection of dishes. Very pleased with all

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Their valet could improve.

Their service could improve

One night they told my wife and I they had problems and we sat their for waiting for our our order we had placed for one hour from the
time we ordered

We finally left to eat somewhere
else

They said we are sorry but
we had serveral mishaps
this evening

The service has definitely changed
since the date they 1st opened

It was an awesome place to
go when it first opened,but it appears there’s an
new owner or something since
it is nowhere since opening

For the price we pay compared
to Ruth Chris or somewhere
along way

I will more likely be going
to Ruth Chris to get an expanded
Memu and drive a little lot
longer

It was never this way

Same memu all the time and limited

I do not paying a top dollar but
With their limited menu and service across the board I
will be going elsewhere with
my customers and with my
Wife in the future

Why not go to Ruth Chris since
we are paying price within
reason

I believe they will fade in the
future across the board

O no they will get the few locals
that do not know any better
since it is still the nicer place in
the neighborhood

Good Luck and I hope it improves
Since I have been a great fan

Goes to show you some things
Do not last for every !!

Take care !!

Alex Hernandez
Vice President
Cosco Fire Protection
(619) 954-6085

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Vintana is my wife’s FAVORITE RESTAURANT in the San Diego area. The food is always thoughtfully prepared and innovative. The room is open, but welcoming. Our server BEVERLY C was MAGNIFICENT!! She had a full house (Friday eve at 7 pm), but never missed a beat

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Table was ready right away (had reservation). Everything went smoothly. Popover bread is so fluffy and yummy. Our server was happy to make substitutions with the bacon wrapped filet (due to garlic/onion aversion). Skirts on fire, delicious as usual. Nice evening.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another ladies lunch at Vintana. Lobster grilled cheese is a favorite. You can get a free car wash if you have a Lexus. Max, our waiter was entertaining, pleasant and quite accommodating. We love that Cohn Restaurants take Passport cards. I was also able to use an Open Table, point generated $10 gift certificate! Such a treat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2018

New menu!! Delicious and good price!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was very slow. It was only 2 of us and it took 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order and then 2.5 hours later before we had dessert. We had last table facing back kitchen area (very ugly). Waiter was more interested in serving bigger tables. They all left before us. It was my bF's birthday and it was never mentioned after I had informed restaurant. So..overall..not impressed at all for a $200 meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was our 41st anniversary and we had a lovely evening with friends. Food was terrific! The only less that pleasant part of the evening was that we had three different waiters! The first two were terrific. The last one seemed like she was in a big hurry, like we were in a diner or something!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Beautiful setting.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was pretty good..........but the noise level was atrosish!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have dined at Vintana Wine & Dine many time's including functions, Holiday Parties and just recently for a Saturday Lunch. The ambience throughout Vintana is a WOW!! Further complimented by the near 180 degree mountain views through the wall of Windows. We dined in the dining room in a cozy booth. Colin, our Waiter was professional, friendly and provided extraordinary service. My husband had the Crab Hash with scrambled eggs..he Loved it. I had the Salmon Salad, delicious!! We highly recommend Vintana Wine & Dine for any occasion!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I can’t think of one thing that did not exceed our expectations. The food, the atmosphere, and our incredibly kind waiter made this such a great experience!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Glad the Wedge salad is back to it's old, larger size. The pop-overs are to DIE for!! I always have the bacon wrapped filet.....fantastic!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I am a regular at Vintana's. It was so wonderful to see Leslie Cohn helping with seating her guests. The reason for the one star on the food, The recipe has changed for the "Skirt of Fire Salad". So disappointing. For the price, the value and the presentation were awful. I would have loved to have the meal for lunch the same as the dinner menu. Service was extremely friendly but slow for not having a full restaurant. It seemed they had enough staff in the FOH. Maybe the kitchen staff was shorthanded. Will be back only for dinner, unless they bring back the original recipe for the salad.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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