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Vintana Wine + Dine
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Ranked #5 of 341 Restaurants in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: I-15 Freeway
Description: Located on the Penthouse Level of the Lexus Centre of Escondido, Vintana offers a modern take on California Cuisine and picturesque views of the Escondido town and countryside.
Vista, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Excellent atmosphere. Good view. Convenient freeway access. Food was good but high priced for a suburban lunch. Portions were large.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Connie W
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California
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What an improvement!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I wrote my initial review of this restaurant shortly after it opened-and it was a deservedly bad one!I noted problems with the host and our initial seating, the wait staff, food, management and virtually all aspects of that dining experience. Well, there's been a remarkable transformation! We decided to give Vintana a second try as an impromptu celebration for some good news I had received earlier that day. We arrived without reservations on a Tuesday evening in February. Everything that was wrong before, was fantastic this time! What an improvement! We were greeted and seated courteously and promptly, our server was fantastic and helpful, the food was interesting, well presented and delicious! The dining room was as elegant as before, and packed with happy diners-on a Tuesday! In addition, Vintana's menu is more flexible, as they offered a great "special" with wine at a very reasonable price. I have to say-Management got it right!!! We enjoyed our experience tremendously and will be back!

  • Visited February 2014
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San Marcos, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good, but not what we're used to at Vintana”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

This was out 5th dining experience at Vintana. We've always been very happy with previous visits, and perhaps our dinner last night was an anomaly. We went with another couple and after a generous pour of single malt scotch, we were treated to a less than satisfying dinner. Two of us ordered the ribeye, one the filet and one the porterhouse pork chop. Two of the 3 steaks were overcooked and the pork chop was fairly bland. I like to point out the good in my reviews and this won't be an exception. The restaurant is truly a dining experience, upscale fun atmosphere with attentive wait staff. The outside area is perfect for e pre-dinner cocktail or appetizers under the stars. With ample heaters, it's a great place to go. The food has always been well above average, so hopefully our meal last night didn't indicate a step backwards after so many steps forward. Overall, I still think this is one of the better restaurants in San Diego County for the sheer enjoyment of something more than just good food.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank FFreedman
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Escondido, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful location,great good,...but,..”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Disappointing visit time after time because the level of
service never matches the menu, the food or the location.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank CHRIS A
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San Diego
2 reviews
“AMAZING!”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is our go-to restaurant for special events and celebrations! The ambiance is incredible, the service is outstanding, and the food quality is unparalleled. For an amazing value, go to the happy hour...$7 appetizers and Thursday is 1/2 price wine bottles. The SD Restaurant Week provides an excellent opportunity to sample their food at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Educ8r92128
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