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Vintana Wine + Dine
Vintana Wine + Dine

Vintana Wine + Dine

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1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 745-7777
http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/dinevintana
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Located on the Penthouse Level of the Lexus Centre of Escondido, Vintana offers a modern take on California Cuisine and picturesque views of the town and countryside.

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Located on top of a ginormous Lexus dealership-outstanding views of Escondido. Indoor fine dining and outdoor areas as well. Famous vodka selections in addition to beer and wine. Live music on certain nights.

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Burns, Kansas

The popover appetizers are worth the trip right there. The food and service is generally excellent, though the location on top of a Lexus dealership can be initially confusing.

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San Francisco, California, USA

They just started brunch and are promoting it with $7 bottomless a mimosas? Can't go wrong with a view ( mostly of dick's sporting good but you can still see the mountains in the distance). They actually bring the bottle of sparkling wine- so you know it's legit- for all 4 of my refills.

I love the crab Benedict but would recommend against the lobster Mac and cheese.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Set atop a Lexus dealer, weird spot for a restaurant. Food is great, service quite good too. Nice wine list.

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Local from Greater San Diego, California

Vintana is an incredible restaurant. Located with Lexus Escondido there is luxury to see as you go upstairs. The meals are gourmet and specials are often available. I was impressed by the City Lights view.

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Local from Escondido, California, USA

Happy hour is wonderful on the patio. Jazz music, fire pits, and good appetizers.

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Local from San Marcos, California, USA

What a beautiful surprise on top of the Lexus dealership! The outside happy hour and menu is easy on the budget.

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Local from Encinitas, California, USA

Totally surprised by the elegance and wonderful staff of waiters. The Lobster Mac & Cheese was amazing. Love the Ahi Tar tar, great Appetizers and lovely wine selection. Of Course they are owned by the Cohn Group I should have known !!
Who else would think to put a first class restaurant on top of a Lexus Dearship

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Vrindavan, India

I love this place! Great place to meet with friends. Comfortable, cozy seating. Huge array of vodkas, and fantastic appetizers. My favorite is the bacon wrapped dates!!! I always go back for these when I'm in SoCal.

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Local from San Diego, California

Luxurious restaurant on the top level of the Lexus dealership. Free self park and valet. Beautiful seating inside along for to ceiling windows as well as an indoor bar and outdoor lanai area with fire pits. Food is divine including the ahi tacos and black mussels. Sangria was yum too. Great for hosting events too outside like a concert I attended or wedding, etc. Excellent service!

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Great food, great service, great atmosphere...at a high price. If you come expecting to pay a bit, you'll love it. Decent happy hour menu, though still not too cheap. It's fun to sit outside and see the view and the events / music. If you're into vodka, they have SOO many.

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Local from San Diego, California

Vintana is probably one of the nicest and fanciest restaurants in Escondido right now. Every seat has a wonderful view through the large glass windows. The food is creative and delicious, though it can be a bit pricey. They often have special wine & small bites out on the outdoor patio during happy hour, so you might want to check it out then.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a pretty upscale restaurant set a top the Lexus dealership in Escondido, which makes for a very nice view. They have both an inside lounge area and an out patio area. The food is mainly small bits and they really specialize in wine but they do have plenty of other drinks as well. The prices can be step but during happy hour it is a lot more affordable.

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Local from San Diego, California

I attended an event at Vintana a couple of years ago and was amazed at the gigantic patio. Seriously, I've never seen a patio so large. The restaurant sits atop the Lexus dealership in Escondido and it seems that the patio stretches across the entire building. There was a lovely view of the sun setting behind the mountains.

Although I haven't eaten here aside from at the event, I've heard that the lobster mac and cheese is amazing. Prices aren't cheap. Expect to pay around $30 an entree.

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A gourmet restaurant on top of a Lexus dealership might not draw many people at first glance, but do not be misled by the location! Vintana is a beautiful fine dining establishment. Whether you eat inside at the cozy tables, at the very social bar, or outside on the patio with the firepits and heat lamps (with stunning views of the eastern mountains and valleys!), you'll enjoy your time here. Don't forget to walk around inside to see the luxury cars - including the million dollar Lexus model!

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Alhambra, California, USA

Kinda of difficult to find unless you know it's on top of the Lexus car dealership. Strangely enough, the place looks very sleek and is a popular spot to hang out. I would highly recommend their calamari and brie with crackers. So good!

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Cerritos, California, USA

Great place to relax & enjoy the terrific San Diego weather!

Met up for some appetizers with friends and we were treated like royalty. I highly enjoyed the fried calamari, fritters & fried artichokes. Dining out in the patio, everything felt relaxed. The men's restroom is immaculately kept.

Highly recommend!

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

This is one of the few places in San Diego to keep an eye out for. This is a restaurant on top of the Lexus dealership of Escondido and the views of the mountains are AMAZING! Very open and spacious venue makes this perfect for private events, business dinners or date night. There is a huge fire pit in the center with couches which makes it very cozy and inviting. Also, the dealership offers FREE car washes if you stay and dine at Vintana, ask about that service. If you are in Escondido, definitely stop by and have dinner at Vintana!

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

Chef Deborah Scot had my attention ever since I first dined at Indigo Grill (another restaurant of hers). When I heard she was opening a new restaurant in San Diego, I was definitely Excited. Vintana did not disappoint. The cuisine is absolutely delicious, and the location, although interesting, rather nice. The restaurant is literally integrated into a Lexus dealership. That's right, a LEXUS car dealer. It is on the second floor of the dealership. One might actually get confused because at first, it looks as though you are going in to buy a brand new car, but in reality, you're going in for the great food creations. The wine list is great, the entrees are great, and filling, the desserts are great. This is what Indigo Grill used to be and what I used to love about it, fortunately, it is not at Vintana. If you are going there on a date, try and request a window seat. Absolutely stunning. You are overlooking all of the pretty cars for sale, as well as a fountain. Interestingly enough, with the way the restaurant is designed, you almost feel as though you are eating on a cruise ship overlooking the boat and into the ocean. absolutely stunning feeling, to then be followed by an amazingly delectable meal.

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Local from San Diego, California

The ambiance is what makes this place a winner in my book! Love the huge outside patio with the multiple fireplaces. The food is a little bit pricey for the quality. Service was terrible! Our drink orders were switched, charged for drinks we didn't get, and the host kept selling us the cabana after he said it was free for us and we said yes ;)

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