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Intermezzo By Wine Cask
New Menu by Executive Chef Josh Brown
Modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
Fontina Potato Gratin, Chimichurri, Roasted Garlic, Crispy Shallots
Open-Faced Skirt Steak
Ciabatta, chimichurri, herb butter, greens
Seared Sea Scallops
organic arugula salad, basil pesto, baby artichokes
Great time! Second birthday celebration at Intermezzo this month!
This is my absolute favorite date spot! The courtyard has such an intimate, relaxing vibe. The staff are approachable, friendly and always welcoming. They remember me every time and even my favorite cocktail order.
Liz was our server this time around and she introduced us to two epic wines that paired perfectly with our dinner.
I love that they will discuss and present wine to you in a non-pretentious way. She was incredibly knowledgeable and excited to have the conversation. I appreciate that very much.
The cheese platter and the salmon dish were perfect for the warm weather. We will keep coming back!
Intermezzo has become a "go to" place. Pizza is terrific; salads are great. Cocktails and wine list also superb. Excellent and friendly service.
Had a. 7:45 reservation but didn’t get out till after 10. It took all that time to get appetizers and mains. And it was our daughter’s birthday.
We were offered free desserts but our waiter disappeared for 15 minutes and we had to ask the hostess to get the check. What a colossal disappointment. The food was fine but the experience was terrible.
John O'Neill the owner of Intermezzo here. Allow me to extend my sincerest apology for not meeting your expectations on Saturday. Our team strives daily to provide a positive experience. These are challenging times for our industry. Specifically lack of staff. With that being said. we definitely experienced challenges on Saturday. With only two cooks in our kitchen, we struggled. Please come back and ask for me, allowing us the opportunity to show you the amazing experience normally provided.
We spent 4 days in SB for our son's graduation. We ate multiple meals out and this was by far the worst one. The service was questionable but the main problem was the wait for the food. We were stuck at a table that was was in a bit of a wind tunnel which was not great but bearable. When we asked where the food was or would it be coming out soon (after an hour and 1/2 had past) we were informed that things were backed up. Maybe some bread for the table would have helped. They moved us to another table and things were weird they brought us a 3/4 bottle of red wine I think to try to make it up to us. We wondered if the bottle had been left over from someone else's table. The hostess did try to make it up to us but honestly at that point we had lost our sense of humor. I understand that things happen but the whole thing was really odd. When the food came it was subpar. Honestly for such a "high level' restaurant that cost us a small fortune the service and the food were dreadful.
This review makes me sad. We love to eat out and have great food and experiences but this was neither. The meatballs were good but cold. The beet salad was great. The little gem was average. The pizza crust was good but the flavor overall was lacking. The raw oysters tasted briney and we couldn’t finish them. The prawn dish w
John O'Neill the owner of Intermezzo here... I'm so sorry we did not meet your expectations this weekend. As you can see from our many 5 Star reviews, we strive daily to offer our guests a wonderful culinary and service experience. Due to the pandemic we are extremely short staffed and we definitely experienced challenges this weekend. My hope is you will return, allowing us the opportunity to show you what Intermezzo truly is. Please ask for me directly, our team will ensure a lovely evening.
The oysters Rockefeller were amazing and the cheese board app had a nice selection of tastes. Outdoor dining was very relaxing and look forward to dining indoors soon.
Such a memorable evening! Just lovely in so many ways. Thank you!
I had a wonderful experience and look forward
to your expansion into the rest of that beautiful space
Each dish was genuinely scrumptious and eating in the inner courtyard was delightful. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They are short-staffed in the kitchen so our seating and main course were delayed but they attempted to make up for it with generous servings of champagne and wine.
The service was great and the food was very good. You sit right next to a road so it can be noisy.
Elegant patio dining, amazing prawns. We were celebrating and the servers made sure it was special. We’ll be back.
We had a lovely dinner at Intermezzo. The food was amazing and the owners and servers were so fun and provided fantastic service and lovely night!
We've never had a bad experience here - it's truly a local's gem! Everyone is always so friendly, warm, and welcoming, and the food/wine/cocktails never disappoint!
Excellent service, food and ambience! Will definitely return.
I requested a flower at the table for prom and they gave it to me! It really made the night special. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.
This is a really great restaurant!
Enjoying dinner in the Intermezzo courtyard was like a magical escape. From the hostess to our server, everyone was wonderful and elevated the experience that much more. The history of the building is beautifully honored in the atmosphere created here. The food was wonderful overall, but my steak was overcooked and the pizza has some unexpected undertones going on, but the crust was cooked perfectly, which is hard to find on the west coast! We will definitely be heading to Intermezzo on our next trip to Santa Barbara.
Consistently good food and service in a top location. One of my favorite places!
One of my local go to’s. Great food, great service & great value!
Excellent food and service on a beautiful patio. The music was great and was just loud enought to hear it without being overwhelming. We enjoyed the Pizza and The Oysters Rockefeller. The Cocktails are top notch too. I would have no problem coming back to this place again. Thanks
Liz was fantastic, with excellent recommendations which made our dinner special!
Extremely good food. Excellent service from all staff.
Amazing food, with amazing service.
Beautiful evening with good food and service. We’ll be back.
God variety of food choices, excellent service, and good ambiance
Great service , food was as expected, outdoor dining was great after a covid lockdown period
Amazing place and amazing staff. Request the interior courtyard
Hadn't been in since the remodel, looks great! Food was wonderful will be back!
This is just where I want to go out to dinner. Cool outdoor seating, delicious food (Caesar salad is the best in town, there are entrees if you’re with your mom who doesn’t want to share, and pizzas if you’re with friends who do). Professional grown-ups wait on you!!! Oh yeah, proper cocktails and/or wine.
Excellent service, friendly staff and great food/drinks. Highly recommend!
Our waitress was phenomenal!!!! And the food and wine were delicious. We had a reunion with friends and enjoyed our evening so much.
We were very happy to be back dining at one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants. We were seated in the lovely courtyard of the Wine Cask, which was a nice surprise. Intermezzo's Angus beef Cask Burger is probably the best in town, and others in our party enjoyed the perfectly prepared Skirt Steak. The $8 house margarita was a must on Cinco de Mayo. We picked Intermezzo for its quiet ambience, away from the fray of State Street -- our personable and attentive server made our evening that much better, as did a fantastic wine list, and delicious desserts (chocolate mouse and lemon creme brulee).
One of the best restaurants in town! I recommend to locals and tourists alike!
Food was amazing! Wine and the cheese platter were fabulous!
The server was attentive and nice. A beautiful experience!
Amazing evening. Excellent food, we'll presented, great value you notch ambiance. Staff outstanding service all the way through. Can't wait to return.
Intermezzo By Wine Cask is rated 4.8 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.