About Vincent’s


Critic’s Picks – 'Best Chef'
San Diego’s Best Restaurants 2010
~San Diego Magazine Dining Guide 2010


One of North County’s favorite chefs,
Vincent Grumel, is working his culinary magic…
~Alan Page, The San Diego Union-Tribune


Grumel has helped raise San Diego’s dining standards…
~Robin Kleven, North County Times

'Cheaper than a Trip to Paris,
affordable luxury is the main course…'
(Referring to Vincent’s Trois et Trois menu.)
~San Diego Union Tribune Night & Day Dining Guide 2009


'Best Fine Dining Restaurant' San Diego County
'Best Chef' San Diego County
~North County Times The Californian Readers’ Choice Poll 2009, 2010


Voted 'First Place Best French Restaurant in San Diego'
~KGTV Channel 10 News 'A-List' 2009


Nominated to the Chefs' Hall of Fame
as one of San Diego’s Best Chefs
~San Diego Home/Garden September 2009


Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence'
(sixth consecutive year)
~Wine Spectator August 2009


The Restaurant Issue National Annual Restaurant Review
Top 40 'Best of' List in the US
~Gayot November 2008


Critic’s Picks – 'Best of Best'
San Diego’s Best Restaurants 2008
~San Diego Magazine Dining Guide 2008


'Best Fine Dining' in Escondido
~Escondido Experience Website, 2008

'We have long considered chef Vincent Grumel
as ranking among San Diego’s most brightly burning
culinary lights, and are delighted by his work at this
pied-à-terre on a pleasant downtown block of old Escondido…'
~Gayot November 2008


Critic’s Picks – 'Best of the Best'
San Diego’s Best Restaurants 2009
~San Diego Magazine Dining Guide 2009

OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards North San Diego County:
Best Food, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies
Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
~OpenTable 2009, 2010

OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards San Diego:
Best Food, Best Overall, French,
Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
~OpenTable 2009, 2010


impeccable service and elegant food presentation…
~Maria L. Riley, The San Diego Union-Tribune


Voted 'First Place Best French Restaurant in San Diego'
~KGTV Channel 10 News 'A-List' 2010