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Permanently Closed - Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar

4.5
389 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

The Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar in Escondido features a casual setting and sophisticated American offerings.

The menu for lunch at Intertwined includes a variety of burgers and flatbreads. For dinner, you can start with crispy chicken lollipops, crispy mac and cheese, calamari or gazpacho. For the main course, choose from cedar plank salmon, ginger ale pork chop, mac-nut crusted mahi-mahi or steak. For dessert, you can have chocolate bread pudding, apple berry cheesecake cobbler or ice cream. At Intertwined, there are many wines from California, and you can order flights of vintages from around the world. There is also a plentiful selection of beers to enjoy.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

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


Dinner:

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 432-9839
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Boyd N Kerr
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
Public spaces on the street and an large free public lot at the rear of the building.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent food, great location. Easy parking access/available. To bit loud, but if want to avoid the loud area ask for the tables closer to the kitchen

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Love this place. Great wine and great food. The place is small and cozy with a nice ambiance. They have very reasonable prices and a nice list of appetizers. The service and staff were impeccable. The duck confit was absolutely wonderful as well as the foie gras. If you pair that with a a bottle of Justine it doesn't get any better. I would come back again and again just for those two dishes. I highly recommend paying them a visit.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We loved the ambiance and the food was fantastic! We loved that we could have our dog with us on the patio.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2016

So sad that this restaurant is closing. We didn't know it was their last night. We will miss it!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2016

A delicious dinner, the best bowtie pasta dish ever! Friendly service, great wine, cute setting. Loved this place!

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The food and service were great! Plan to spend about $30/ plate. We got a gift card and were celebrating our anniversary. Otherwise it would be a bit pricey for my liking especially given the ambiance. It's pretty loud and crammed. Great place just expect noise and moderate priced entrees.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Great food and great service. Ordered plates to be shared and main courses and it was a lot of food! For two, a couple of plates to be shared would have been enough if you eat to be satisfied. Overall, a very enjoyable experience! We will be back.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2016

Great ambiance, good food...had a lovely evening with friends.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Very romantic and mellow great place wine down

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Crab cakes were amazing! Papperdelle with braised pork and ricotta was also excellent!

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2016

The food here is always amazing. I've tried most of the sharable items and they are the perfect size. The entrees are well thought out and have been perfectly cooked.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2016

The food was good, but not great. However, the service was excellent. The waitress was very knowledgable about the different wines and brought out samples of several different wines to help us decide on a bottle. Thursday night is 1/2 off wine bottles ($40 and less), and they'll cork the bottle and give you a bag to take any leftover wine home.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2016

We do not live in Escondido, but we come here a couple times a year when in town. This is just a nice cozy wine bar type restaurant. The food and service are always good and the menu is interesting, but not lengthy.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

Every time I go I order something different and it's always incredible!

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2016

I have been to Intertwined on 3 occasions. The food has always been wonderful. I find the service to be lacking though. The servers are very friendly, but on two of our visits we were always thirsty and looking for someone to refill our water glasses. We also brought our own wine and paid the corkage fee, no problem, but then we had to pour our own wine all evening. I thought that was a little odd and have never experienced that at other restaurants. Other than that, we really enjoy our visits to Intertwined and will return.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2016

The food was so delicious and the service was excellent. I am already looking forward to my next visit here!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Love this restaurant, the food. and especially the food. they know how to grill fish and steak dishes spot on. If there is an issue of any kind (very very rare event) they immediately address the issue and insure you are pleased with the result and your dining experience ... they really want to know if everything is OK. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

We took some friends there last Fri. evening and they enjoyed their salads and the ravioli
that was stuffed with spinach and cheese - they loved the latter.

My husband ordered crab cakes that were good - we also ordered stuffed dates wrapped
in bacon - delicious!

My chicken with goat cheese wasn't as good as on previous visits.

The brussel sprouts needed more cooking - they were tough -

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Love Intertwined! It is very quaint and has some unique food selections. It is in a nice location in the center of town. I always enjoy my meals at Intertwined!

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Place was super-crowded and super loud! We had a reservation so were seated immediately, but apparently staff was short-handed (or there was a new busboy) and we weren't attended to, not even for a glass of water, for over 10 minutes. After our server arrived, all was well. Apparently it was also half-price bottle of wine night (for bottles $40 and under), which explains why it was so crowded. That's a good thing, of course (always glad to see local restaurants getting business). However, the tables are so closely situated, you're basically dining with strangers, particularly in the main dining room. Other than that, food was excellent, lots of small plates that are definitely suitable for sharing. If you want peace and quiet, ask for a table in the back of the restaurant (perhaps), or arrive before 6 or after 8, perhaps?

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2016

One person serving an entire restaurant, no one greeted us, good food. Terrible odor and food took 30 mins when empty

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

I did not care for the artichoke appetizer so I ordered the polenta and liked it very much. I always enjoy eating at Intertwined.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Our friends recommended Intertwined, and we owe them one for sending us here! The room's deep tones and balanced lighting brings your focus to your dining partner and your food. Some tables-for-two are set too close together, crowding the intimacy a couple might want; we asked for a table more set apart and the server kindly obliged. Over two visits, we have sampled several menu items and we've been very pleased with each one: unusual recipes cooked well and artfully plated. Behind your dinner you get the sound of people having a good time -- all the talk and laughter and clatter becomes a background buzz that excites and also brings you closer to life, a state of dining mindfulness, let's say, which is a feature of many great places.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2016

This is a nice downtown restaurant with both inside and outside seating. They have wine flights at a reasonable cost. The "light faire" menu is quite nice with very good size portions. Wine list is basic but enjoyable. The service has always been good

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

The food was excellent. Service was very attentive. We sat outside since the inside was blaring with noise. Mind you it was happy noise, but I dont want to shout at dinner. We sat outside in the cool evening. Mondays in the summer are zoo-like due to cruzin Grand. The rest of the week The place is a total find. We will be back more frequently.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2016

Food and service were first rate! Servers were attentive but not intrusive. The meal from the salad through dessert was truly enjoyable. Flat iron steak was flavorful and cooked perfectly. The pasta dish was excellent as well. Best cup of decaf coffee we've had in ages.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2016

Very good service and we had an early dinner, with mostly small plates. The waitress we had was lovely and had been there about 2 years. Claims were awesome, and would be great even without the sausage and instead smaller dices like chirizo, but is home made. Dips for Calamari were great. Wine selection is good. Nice special on Wed's.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Our server was fabulous...lost the slip with her name...the food was superb and the wines very interesting...a perfect date night

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2016

Our server was Brittney, she's the best (right upt there withTory). Mealwasterrific, service the best in town. Good food, nice surroundings, perfect service. Who needs more?

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

As usual, the food menu and preparation for the entrees was excellent...very consistent! The weekly specials make for an interesting dining experience each week with the selections and preparation spot on. Great and friendly customer service!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Food was excellent, as usual. But there were some large parties there and it was very noisy and service was pretty sad. Waited 45 minutes for appetizer, altho when I complained I was told electricity was out in back and appetizers and dessert orders weren't coming through? If that was true, ok, but at least come and tell us about it. We finally got the appetiser, and the restaurant comped it, which was really nice.

I have frequented this restaurant before and never had this bad of service, so I will definitely come back. It was just apparently a bad night!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

Great food as always

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

This is a gem in Escondido. It was recommended by a friend since we needed an "healthy" place to celebrate two birthdays. Food was great; service was even better. I highly recommend it and will definitely go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2016

A very pleasant surprise! Our lunch was outstanding and we enjoyed eating outside. Intertwined is a real gem and I will definitely return here.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2016

The clam and sausage appetizer was other worldly. Service was first rate. Great value, highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

As always the service and food were great! I like the new menu- small but has variety to please everyone.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

Interesting and delicious appetizers. Entrées were beautifully presented and tasty.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2016

Sloooow service! Yikes. And they weren't that busy either on a Wednesday evening. We had to ask twice for our missing server. Also they charge for bread which we found surprising.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2016

We always have a great time at Intertwined. We never seem to have any leftovers to take home.
The avocado tower, Tomato soup, flat bread and the asparagus was delicious. Its probably the best spot in Escondido. Looking forward to coming back!!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2016

Great atmosphere, excellent service and best of all ... great food that is prepared to perfection consistently. great specials that are well worth trying. Love this restaurant for the quality of the staff, location Grand Ave. ... a great place for a great meal that is a great value!

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