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Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
389 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic

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.

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Menu

Beginnings

  • Crispy Chicken Lollipops$10.00

    char-grilled + chili-honey glazed + sriracha-plumchar-grilled + chili-honey glazed + sriracha-plum

    • Stuffed Dates$10.00

      goat cheese + apple wood smoked bacon + sriracha-plum

      • Charred Artichoke$13.00

        garlic aioli + black pepper balsamic demi + chives

        • Calamari$12.00

          sweet thai chili + garlic aioli + chives

          • Crispy Mac-n-Cheese$9.00

            apple wood smoked bacon + creamy cheddar + herb panko + chives

            • Avocado Mango Tower$12.00

              chive-basil oil + red & yellow pepper demi + choice of chicken or crab

              • Coconut Shrimp$13.00

                sriracha-plum + sweet thai chili + chives

                • Intertwined Bistro Salad$12.00

                  field greens + cucumber + tomato + craisins + goat cheese + mint chili vinaigrette

                  • Roasted Beet Salad$13.00

                    tender greens + scallions + carrot + feta + spiced mustard vinaigrette + candied pecans

                    • Chef's Daily Soup Selection

                      seasonal soups made fresh daily + ask your server

                      • Cup$4.00
                      • Bowl$6.00
                    • Asian Chicken Salad$14.00

                      cabbage + romaine + carrots + water chestnuts + oranges + candied peanuts + soy-ginger

                      • Gazpacho$5.00

                        tomato + cucumber + garlic + herbs + sour cream + chives

                        • Caesar Hearts$13.00

                          polenta croutons + parmesan cheese + anchovy + tomato + creamy parmesan dressing

                          • Wedge$12.00

                            iceberg lettuce + maple-brown sugar bacon + tomato + red onion + bleu cheese dressing + chives

                            • Meat & Cheese Plank$20.00

                              chef's selection + candied pecan + dried fruit + fig compote + mango chutney + Dijon

                              Specialties + Burger + Paninis

                              (add chicken $4 + add salmon $6 + add bacon $2 + paninis & burgers come with choice of sweet potato or regular fries)

                              • Honey-Pepper Cedar Plank Salmon$26.00

                                charred greens + coconut-ginger rice + caramelized lemon

                                • Chuck Burger$14.00

                                  pepper-jack cheese + lettuce + chipotle aioli + tomato + red onion

                                  • BLP Panini$12.00

                                    bacon + lettuce + roasted pear + pepper-blackberry compote + gouda

                                    • Parmesan Chicken Sandwich$14.00

                                      panko crusted chicken breast + tomato + lettuce + cheese + jalapeno-parm cream

                                      • Sweet Potato Vege Burger$13.00

                                        garlic aioli + leaf lettuce + red onion + tomato + avocado

                                        • Roasted Turkey Melt$13.00

                                          melted brie + garlic aioli + fig compote + tomato

                                          Flat Breads & Noodles

                                          • Pepperoni Flat Bread$12.00

                                            mozzarella + herbs + marinara

                                            • Chicken Pesto Pasta$14.00

                                              penne + sun-dried tomatoes + parmesan cheese + pine nuts

                                              • Caramelized Pear Flat Bread$13.00

                                                bleu cheese + candied pecans + mozzarella & gouda + radicchio-arugula

                                                • Intertwined Bowtie$14.00

                                                  pine nuts + sun-dried tomatoes + olives + roasted garlic + feta + grilled chicken

                                                  • Goat Cheese & Arugula Flat Bread$13.00

                                                    roasted garlic + herbs + mustard vinaigrette + shaved parmesan

                                                    • Chef's Selection Sausage Pasta$14.00

                                                      fettuccine + wild mushrooms + garlic + sun-dried tomato chipotle sauce

                                                      • Thai Chicken Flat Bread$14.00

                                                        peanut sauce + carrots + candied peanuts + mozzarella + green onion + cilantro

                                                        • Polenta Gratin$13.00

                                                          chipotle-sun dried tomato sauce + aged gouda

                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                          What 389 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.5
                                                          4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                          • 4.5Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 4.4Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          97% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                            Puertorro

                                                            San Diego

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                            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

                                                          2. SB

                                                            SammyB

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          3. RS

                                                            RebeccaS

                                                            Orange County

                                                            27 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            27 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                          4. A

                                                            Arcee

                                                            San Diego

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 14, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                                                          5. F

                                                            Foodie

                                                            San Diego

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 13, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                          6. DB

                                                            DebbieB

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 8, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          7. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 8, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          8. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 5, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

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

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Very romantic and mellow great place wine down

                                                          10. m

                                                            mamamia

                                                            San Diego

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 28, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

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

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 28, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          12. m

                                                            mac8001

                                                            San Diego

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 22, 2016

                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          13. DT

                                                            DavidT

                                                            San Diego

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 22, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          14. C

                                                            Cathy

                                                            San Diego

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 15, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          15. JL

                                                            JennyLynn

                                                            San Diego

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 10, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          16. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on September 8, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          17. JB

                                                            JerBer

                                                            San Diego

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 2, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          18. F

                                                            Foodies

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            26 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            26 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 26, 2016

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            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 -

                                                          19. L

                                                            Laura

                                                            San Diego

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 19, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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!

                                                          20. E

                                                            Elaine

                                                            San Diego

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 18, 2016

                                                            overall2food4service3ambience1

                                                            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?

                                                          21. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 16, 2016

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience1

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

                                                          22. C

                                                            Cathy

                                                            San Diego

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 12, 2016

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                                          23. WH

                                                            WaltH

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 11, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          24. DT

                                                            DavidT

                                                            San Diego

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 10, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            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

                                                          25. T

                                                            Tomasldo

                                                            San Diego

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 6, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          26. DH

                                                            DHLocal

                                                            San Diego

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 4, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          27. JT

                                                            JeffT

                                                            San Diego

                                                            133 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            133 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 3, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          28. RW

                                                            RonW

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                          29. MC

                                                            MikeC

                                                            San Diego

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 21, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            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?

                                                          30. JB

                                                            JerBer

                                                            San Diego

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 15, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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!

                                                          31. DS

                                                            DebbieS

                                                            Las Vegas

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 9, 2016

                                                            overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                            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!

                                                          32. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Diego

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 8, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Great food as always

                                                          33. LT

                                                            LadyT

                                                            San Diego

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 8, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          34. AN

                                                            AmyN

                                                            San Diego

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 5, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          35. K

                                                            Karen

                                                            Birmingham

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 30, 2016

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

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

                                                          36. JM

                                                            JeannieM

                                                            Palm Springs

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 17, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          37. GD

                                                            GDDD

                                                            San Diego

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 17, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                          38. S

                                                            Sandiego

                                                            San Diego

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 15, 2016

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          39. T

                                                            Triptitan

                                                            San Diego

                                                            27 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            27 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 10, 2016

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            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!!

                                                          40. JB

                                                            JerBer

                                                            San Diego

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 10, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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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                                                          Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 389 OpenTable diners

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