Editorial Review of
It’s no shock that the Cohn Restaurant Group continues to reinvent itself with new eateries across town. But the location of its latest project will come with some surprise. Celebrating a soft opening at the end of May, Vintana is a wine-centric restaurant located within The Centre at Lexus Escondido, a 300,000 square foot dealership recently renovated with plenty of luxury appeal. Our favorite? A 20,000 square foot terrace complete with fire pits and a panoramic view of the hillside. Chef Deborah Scott channeled California Modern cuisine, and all menu items are priced under $25. Stand-out dinner dishes include Blackberry Glazed Bison Spareribs, Cider & Caramel Pork Porterhouse and the oh-so-decadent Roasted Shallot & Blue Cheese Stuffed Filet Burger. The bar focus is on local and international boutique wines, but cocktail-lovers are welcome to hang in the Vodka Lounge, with over 100 global selections.