Vintana Wine & Dine
Service was very slow today for weekend brunch. Menu was limited. Currently having some digestive issues.
It was date night and had a great time. Great ambiance. Live music played at 6pm. It’s upscale with many groups gathered
It has been three years since I was last at Vintana and this time was no different than last time. All of my cousins thought the restaurant was really great and we will be back the next time they come to visit. Thank you...
I really enjoy dining at Vintana. I can always count on a nice window table and excellent cuisine. While a bit over-the-top with prices, the taste of the food can't be beat!
Great atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food!
Always an enjoyable experience. Service is excellent and professional. Flavors are palette pleasing and presentation is impressive
Excellent food and service.
The server was exceptionally good and the food was delicious as usual. It's nice to be able to have an enjoyable discussion with friends in a beautiful setting.
Food prep is average and overpriced. Service was fine but our waitress accidentally and regretfully spilled beverages over 2 of our guests. I feel sorry for the waitress because she was sincerely sad and embarrassed. The managers did not provide much solace, nor did they say they would discount our guests’ dinners. The managers need better training on how to “manage” misfortunate situations like this. They offered dry cleaning services, but that was not very helpful. The waitress did, however, say she would discount the dinners, which was very nice of her to do. Overall, would not expect something like this to happen at a 4-5 star restaurant. Likely would not return.
Birthday celebration for a dear friend.
Celebrate Birthday. I’m from Los Angeles I read good reviews about the place and couldn’t help but try it. Great place excellent service really polite and on it. Thank you!
Excellent food and service!!!
We love Vintana and it is our go-to for a nice evening out or special occasion, however it seemed like any off-night for them. We were told the wrong fish special that had been recently change and ended up getting a completely different dish. So, had to wait for a different dish while the rest of the table ate. My wife's "bacon-wrapped" steak was overcooked and barely had any bacon and her sides came out cold. Some of the butter for the bread was frozen/stale and a few other minor issues. The server was good and attempted to make the mistakes right by bringing out a very large dessert, however, it was not necessary and we would have appreciated a discount more had we talked about it beforehand.
Great food, great service as always. Always a fabulous experience.
We dined at Ventana for our Anniversary & had a wonderful experience. The ambiance was fabulous, the food “to die for” & the service was impeccable!!! We would recommend Ventana Wine & Dine to anyone. Our night was just perfect!!! Jeanne DeBuys
The personnel we worked with were outstanding, as was the food presentation. Everyone in our party seemed happy with their food choices. All in all it was a very good choice for our event! We will definitely keep it in mind for another time.
The views were great. Kind of over priced for a restaurant at a dealership.
We’re here often. Always good food often with Chef Deborah’s unique twist to surprise and delight the palate. Well managed. Friendly staff aim to please, but could be more available.
Had a wonderful evening with new friends!! thank you Vintana for making a memorable experience for us all!
We were pleased to celebrate birthdays with close neighbors
excellent service, beautiful place, great cocktails. Really enjoyed our time
I like everything there, I'm mostly likely coming back soon.
Always a great experience to dine at Vintana! Our waiter Richard was awesome!
Love this place for special celebrations and intimate lunches in style.
This was not my first time at Vintana as I have made a couple of visits this year, and last year. However, this was by far the worst and did not exceed the expectations I set for them. Service was good, as you would expect food a high end diner, with the food being served relatively quick, and the waiter being attentive towards the table. So that was a plus I suppose! But, after making reservations on open table, it still took around 40-50 minutes. Also to add that we were being seated after people who walked in, so the using the app was practically useless. Not only did we wait for much longer than expected, but the food was well below the $100 price tag for two. It is absolutely unacceptable for food such as chicken or steak to be served cold in the center, a complete joke!!!! And not only was the food cold but there was a 2-3 inch hair on top of the food. I highly advise those who read this to avoid this restaurant, as whatever dish you order, there is a high change of receiving something you do not wish for. I will not be dining here again, and letting others know that there money is better off spent somewhere else!
We made 8:00 PM reservations, but when we checked in they told us there would be a short wait. We ended up waiting 40 minutes. Once we finally were seated, it was great.
Staff needs to be trained on manners almost each Person that help us was snobby and rude from the hostess to bartender. After waiting 30 minutes past our 745 reservation we sat outside which was fun but to loud. The vast hot very busy and so crowded people were setting drinks on our table leaning on it etc. After being all to move the waitress apologizes and was very sweet but a manager should have all the crowd to move to the fire area after they got their drinks so people could dine without being bumped or having them very into their personal space. Fortunately ive been here before and know this isn't always the case but that doesn't help the employees with manner issues.
Food took an hour after being ordered. Waitress made no attempt to check on us during that time and water glasses were empty. Once food was brought it was only for half of the table and we waited another 5 minutes for the remaining food. Service overall was very poor and inattentive. This has always been one of our favorite restaurants but now we will be reluctant to go back.
The service and food were not up to the cost. I will not be going back and I have been there numerous times. Maybe it was just a really busy evening!
Sorry, but our last TWO dining experiences @ Vintana were not the best. We've been to the restaurant about 5 times total. The last time, I ordered the sea bass and it was very fatty, and was not a good piece of fish. I thought I'd give it another try thinking sometimes that happens with fish...BUT, it was exactly the same. :( When you spend quite a bit for your meal, you expect better quality. Even the sweet potatoes had no flavor, so we won't be going to Vintana again for awhile. Although, we WOULD go for their AMAZING popovers!!!
It was a friend’s birthday!
Great meal and great experience.
We have sine at Vintana's many times over the past seven years they have been opened and we normally dine there for special events in our life. The noise level was very high where we we seated on the lower level and it made it very difficult to carry on a conversation. It was very disappointing. We normally are seated on the upper level where it is more peaceful.
And will we return--of course we shall. It is still the finest restaurant in Escondido.
We love Date Night at Vintana on Tuesday night.
The weather was so beautiful we enjoyed dinner on the Moonlight Veranda. Looking forward to next time!
The Sunday special was very special! Filet and lobster tail. All four of us had the special and nothing but praise for the meal. Service was a little sub par for a non-crowded night. After the first glass of wine poured, I ended pouring the rest of both bottles. Been there many,many times!!!!!
The Vintana brunch was outstanding. The food choices are excellent and the mimosa special was wonderful. The best part of the experience was the service. Our server, Ricky, went above and beyond. From the time that we were seated until we paid the bill, Ricky was attentive, knowledgable, friendly and professional.
Problems from the salads coming at completely different times( some well after some of us had finished ours), drinks ordered took 15 minutes or more to arrive, Brie cheese appetizer served with 3 tiny pieces of toast, the busboy asking to pick up the appetizer plate long before we had finished it, my son’s birthday dessert was pathetically small and many more. Overall, I was quite surprised at all the issues here. We’ve always loved Vintana. What happened?!
Overall this place is nice for dinner with friends. The kitchen noise level was a bit extreme; it seemed like dishes kept falling and breaking, pots dropping and it was distracting. Our older guest did not like the staff reaching across them to remove/bring dishes and pouring the water without pulling the glass away from the table. In addition, their espresso machine was down and we resorted to a cup.of expensive coffee. Despite these minor inconveniences, the staff was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The food was decent, prices are high. A side of Brussels sprouts was $12!
Always a good time at Vintana