Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar

Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.intertwinedbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7604329839x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm;


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Boyd N Kerr
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Public spaces on the street and an large free public lot at the rear of the building.
A word from Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar
Welcome to Intertwined!!!
Intertwined offers an Eclectic mix of seasonal fresh ingredients to satisfy any palate served in a relaxed fun atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (23)romantic (18)notable wine list (17)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (10)good for groups (9)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Jennifer
    Jblacklock
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    They always have the BEST Service and the BEST food. My husband and I really enjoy going there! The wait staff are so friendly and help you with the menu and wines/beers. They ALWAYS do an outstanding job with the service and food - THANK YOU!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner
    Reader
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We asked for a quiet corner and got a lovely little nook. Service was wonderful and the food just great -- plus a wonderful local wine on the menu, Wiens Crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Finally a great restaurant in downtown Escondido - it has it all - good food, good service and a good variety of wines and beers. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Gem on Grand in Escondido
    Laventures
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner. We have had a good experience the 4 times we have tried it (2 lunches and 2 dinners) in the past 6 months.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find
    The3VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A+ experience from the moment we walked in the door! Friendly efficient service, ambiance, delicious dishes, fun time. Rewards program...we've already earned $5! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations were too High
    Opportunity
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My fiancée and I dined at Intertwined for the 1st time on my birthday, August 20th. I've read favorable reviews, which made my expectations too high. I work in a fine dining restaurant and try not to be too critical when I'm being served instead of doing the serving, but I couldn't help myself this evening. It was our young servers last night he was friendly enough, just inexperienced and it showed with his service. A restaurant with "wine" in the name should be able to provide proper basic wine service, it did not. Dinners were served before we were finished with appetizers and no acknowledgement of my birthday, even though it was noted in the reservation. The food was very enjoyable and with lower expectations I will give it a 2nd chance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD SEND OFF
    lorn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took my family to dinner as my daughter was off to college in the am. Dinner amidst the Friday car scene in Escondido was great, food and ambiance were terrific, service was good, and the price is right
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service!
    jhlsd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Once again we had a great experience at this restaurant - great food and service. Out of town relatives visited and they loved it There is plenty of variety with the menu and everyone was pleased to find something to their liking. I had the special - an Ahi tuna steak. It was a great piece of fish prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth another visit
    PekiVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were dining here for the first time a few weeks ago. Everyone in our party got beer, and an entree" We tried the salmon, the mahi, the porkchop and the bowtie pasta. All wonderful! I took a girlfriend to dinner there tonight. She had the arugula flatbread- awesome!!! I got the pasta again-as good as I remember. Only downer, is they kept asking my friend if she wanted more ice tea-and then charged me for each one she got. $7.50 for 3 ice teas is gouging!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dawn
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We eat here regularly and really enjoyed the changes in soups and salads. I had the stuffed chicken and it was excellent . My husband had the pork chop,which he really enjoys. Too full to have dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service!
    jhlsd
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Intertwined is a favorite for dinner with family and friends, both local and visiting. The food and service are always both excellent. The menu offers a variety of items that suits everyone's tastes. The dishes are interesting and well prepared. There is a nice offering of wines to compliment the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good flavors
    CraigJ
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is the second time we've dined at Intertwined. On both occasions I ordered a beef entree, center cut sirloin first time and tri-tip special most recently. While the flavors were very good, both were tough. It seemed to be the cuts of meat and not preparation so could be easily remedied. The salmon and pork were excellent as were the appetizers and dessert. Overall, everything aside from the beef entrees have been great, including service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Intertwined is always a great meal. Its reasonably priced and they don't gouge you on the wine prices like most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Mindy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great meal!! Cheese platter was excellent! Salmon was fantastic! Crab/Mango Tower was Yummy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Finediner1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have been to Intertwined numerous times for lunch but this was our first time for dinner. We ordered the Mac and cheese, flat bread with pears, arugula and delicious cheese and the pasta with sausage, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms. Everything we had was so delicious. The service was wonderful, the staff awesome. We will be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for dinner
    Dawn
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner ! The food was so fresh- just awesome. We especially liked the flavors in the salad intermingled . We had salmon and the pork chop - oh so good !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Find in Escondido
    profdollar
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Comfort food with a bit of a twist to elevate it enough to make it a worth while find. Great service with a casual, yet upscale ambiance. Do not miss out on the grilled artichoke with balsamic reduction -- a great way to start the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What did you say?
    Wallheater
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The noise level is not so much loud but just unmuffled. I had a difficult time hearing my waiters' "house specials" and he could not hear my order without repeating. Otherwise, a very nice meal and I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative food and beverages
    Hobart
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The selection of specials here rivals any 5 star restaurant. The small plates and regular items make it simple to put together a scrumptious meal, no matter how large or small your appetite. Good selection of drinkable wines without the unconscionable prices many restaurants try to charge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night !
    Blackwaterduck
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Phenomenal service, food and ambiance ! Curt was great and saved us a table near the windows so we could see Cruzin' on Grand.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meal!
    jhlsd
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food at this restaurant is always great. The dishes are interesting and the variety is great to suit all tastes. Our table had the center cut sirloin, stuffed chicken, and skirt steak special. All were prepared to perfection and everyone went home happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Delighted
    owes
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We had a very enjoyable visit. The ambiance was comfortable, the food was fantastic. I highly recommend Intertwined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    eatout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was the first time eating there for my husband. We had great service and the food was delicious. We will definitely eat there again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinnner for 6
    randbmealsout
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a great meal and were able to have a nice conversation on a Thursday night. Will go back again...
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We found this place on Open Table and also looked at the reviews on Yelp and all were favorable so we decided to try it as we were from out of town. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything was. We didn't have an actual dinner, we ordered the plank and then some other appetizers. The artichokes were one of the best artichoke dishes I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You've got to try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Intertwined is a restaurant worthy of a more "hip" location, but I'm sure glad they settled here in lil ol' Escondido! On multiple levels, they make me want to come back again & again. It reminds me of a fave restaurant in New York…great for a date or small group, probably not best for young children. The food is amazing; many great choices, large portions, beautifully presented & delicious! We enjoyed the beet salad, surf n turf entree, gazpacho & seafood pasta special. I highly recommend you give it a try…if you don't already live here, it is worth the trip to Escondido!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience
    Alright45
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I thought this would be a more romantic place, however the noice level was too loud. Service was fair and food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome gem in Escondido
    EscoNative
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Wonderful wine list & delicious food - you can't go wrong. All the servers were fantastic, very knowledgeable about the menu and very accommodating. Definitely try the goat cheese stuffed dates, wrapped in bacon! Yum! Also wonderful area in the back to lounge. Romantic by evening but totally appropriate as a more casual place during the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality dining experience in Esco!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed Intertwined Bistro. Ordering wine flights allowed us to sample lots if different wines and made it easier for the white wine drinkers to get what they wanted. The food was great and nicely presented and the service was very good. It was a little noisy because it is a small place which was completly packed. Going later would make it easier to get a table and quieter. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Escondido Competitor
    gardengalVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Dinner "in the hood" found delicious food beautifully presented! Someone in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Nice window table for two avoided the continuous line up of close tables. The Intertwined salad was in a tight circle of cucumber slices--cut in half & the contents filled the plate-- clever & delicious. Cedar planked salmon, large portion-delicious. Tower of rice collapsed half falling on the floor without touching it--maybe not suited for thinner plank presentation. The chard listed as "charred" looked & tasted steamed?? Macadamia crusted mahi large & well prepared. Five stars for gushing chocolate cake--plenty for 2 even 3 could share. Street patio view underwhelms; looks like a pub space, not fine dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Worth the Drive!
    Rivo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Living near the coast, we rarely drive to Escondido to dine, but we'll definitely do it often now that we've discovered Entwined. We were a party of three couples. Upon arrival, the hostess greeted us cheerfully and led us immediately to our reserved table. Our waitress, Chantaya (?), was marvelous...unfortunately, it was her last night at Entwined. She helped make the evening delightful with her ebullience, attentiveness, and knowledge of the menu and wines. The menu items were not only prepared to perfection, but also, presented beautifully. Although we didn't need dessert, each couple ordered an item -- each one outstanding! If we had to choose a favorite, the donuts with chocolate sauce take the cake! Thank u to the entire staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    CABY
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This was my second visit to this restaurant. The first time I went the appetizers, dinner and dessert was absolutely delicous- no complaints what so ever. This time, the dinner was so so for the money I paid. The Mahi Mahi was supposed to have a crust- it was soggy and had no flavor. My daughter had the salmon which was fishy. Anyone knows a fish that tastes and smells fishy is not fresh. Then selecting the doughnut dessert which came with a chocolate dipping sauce - had to have been the most dissapointing of the night. It was like going to duncan doughnuts and getting a cup of chocolate sauce to dip them. I hope this is not a glimpse of things to come in the manner of quality of food that will be served in this fine establishment..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. Very
    FoodforThought
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Great food and service. Very friendly and accommodating staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice romantic place to eat.
    Mony1053
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    A nice romantic place to eat. We got the cove table for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service!
    jhlsd
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Once again Intertwined delivered a great experience for everyone in my party. The menu offers something for everyone, even the pickiest eaters in our group. We shared a beet salad while deciding upon our main course choices and enjoying a glass of wine. Two of us opted for the swordfish special and two chose the stuffed chicken. All of the dishes were cooked to perfection and enjoyed by everyone. The swordfish came from the kitchen looking like a work of art. It was accompanied by a delicious risotto and some very nice shrimp. The chicken was equally well garnished. A great meal was enjoyed by all of us. The staff was very attentive as always. I cannot wait to return to this very enjoyable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had made our reservations on open table. We were seated on time the exact table we wanted. The server was very on the mark. Tori was her name. She was very friendly and she new the specials. The food was great and what a great presentation of the food on the plate. I am not a food person or critic. But the food is great. Nice Place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner
    Jake
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed Valentine's Day Dinner. The calimari appetizer and beet salad were excellent. The steak was delicious. The salmon, which was reviewed high from others, seemed a little overcooked even though I asked for it medium rare. The waitress was very attentive and the wine was excellent. I enjoyed the rose on each table and although the tables were close together, they spread out the placement so we did not have anyone on either side during our early dinner (5:30). Also, it was nice they offered that we sit in the back bar area until our table was ready even though it was only a few minutes. The prices are a little high to go regularly but for a special event it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent cuisine
    yummy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent presentation and quality of meals, Ambiance was nice also
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent find in Escondido, CA
    judinsd
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Four of us had dinner here for the first time, two of us had the special spicy baked halibut topped with scallops, along side sautéed black kale with shallots & broccoli rabe. The others had cedar plank salmon with rice and vegetable, both dishes were excellent. We also shared the intertwined house salad big enough to share for two people. Portions of food are large and nicely plated. We have been here couple time for lunch & they have great lunches also. Great ambiance but somewhat noisy at times. Would definitely recommend seeking this restaurant out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    the noise level was high. Resturant very tight. Tables close together. Very attractive interior. Food was outstanding! Waiter was good natured, helpful and efficient. Very enjoyable evening. Our table of 4 had calamari, artichokes, and bacon wrapped dates. We all opted for the pork chops. The desserts were out of this world. Will go back to taste some of the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.