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Intermezzo By Wine Cask

4.8
1035 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Intermezzo by Wine Cask
New Menu by Executive Chef Josh Brown

Modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1035 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and amazing staff. Request the interior courtyard

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KarnaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in since the remodel, looks great! Food was wonderful will be back!

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FroggyAuggie
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PeterN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and great food/drinks. Highly recommend!

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velvetwink
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal!!!! And the food and wine were delicious. We had a reunion with friends and enjoyed our evening so much.

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vipDebbie
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

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Scarlett
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town! I recommend to locals and tourists alike!

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vipSmash
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Wine and the cheese platter were fabulous!
The server was attentive and nice. A beautiful experience!

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vipDesigner
Central Coast
49 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Excellent food, we'll presented, great value you notch ambiance. Staff outstanding service all the way through. Can't wait to return.

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vipPrHarry425
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently terrific!

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Shan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipLizMck
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We sat outside near the street and it was pleasant. The restaurant played loud music that didn't fit the ambiance ie disco 80s that was disruptive. Very impressed with how management handled two very intoxicated woman who sat near us. Appreciated that they took care of the situation for the other guests. They put them in an Uber and sent them home, which was a wonderful solution for all. The food was a bit of a let down. My salmon was over sauced with root vegetables which felt more like a winter dish. My husbands burger was burned on the outside. I think restaurants are struggling to get back into their groove after COVID so we will try this restaurant again in a few months.

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MissM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We are from out of town and we were looking for a nice place to celebrate a birthday dinner. We took a chance and we were incredibly happy with our decision.

The staff was wonderful, the food was amazing, and overall we were extremely happy with our experience.

They did they best they could with outdoor seating due to COVID restrictions. I would suggest to request the courtyard area to avoid sidewalk foot traffic and noise of the cars.

Wonderful place and we would definitely return!

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AmandaT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly staff, lovely location. I highly recommend Intermezzo.

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katef
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nephew’s birthday was fantastic every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So good to be back at Intermezzo! Everything was great. Will definitely go back soon!

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david
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were met a the front by the owner who was also serving as hostess. She was lovely and immediately worked to get us a complimentary glass of champagne while working to get our favorite seating area in the back patio. They have refinished the entire place and it's a huge improvement with much more open space and a great feeling overall. Our favorite area is the interior courtyard complete with gorgeous flowering vines and open air seating. Our waiter was a blast and had custom designed all the drinks... and named them quite cleverly. He listened to our preferences and designed some custom cocktails for us which were balanced but extraordinary. The food was stellar with rich flavors and inventive flair although I would say, if I had to form a criticism for each main entree, that the salmon was a a bit salty for my taste and that the chimichurri skirt steak was, though delicious, more medium than medium rare. Having said that we absolutely loved the experience and will certainly be back. the owner even sat with us and was really delightful. We certainly want to keep supporting her business and hope to see the crew again soon.

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ErinM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambiance was amazing!!! However the food was subpar. Three of us got the special steak dish and it was terrible and over priced. Waiter was not the best....not the friendliest and gave bad suggestions on food. We still had fun here but the food is not worth the price.

Intermezzo By Wine Cask
Responded on April 21, 2021

Hello Erin, I'm John O'Neill (from Boston, MA) the owner of Wine Cask. I'm so sorry we fell short meeting your expectations last week. We truly work hard everyday to exceed our guests expectations. I was not on property the evening you visited. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any feedback you'd be willing to share. (805-966-9463) Our Steak Frites is a 12oz CAB NY Strip. It's our most popular dish by far and usually receives rave reviews. Thank you and again... I'm so sorry.

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ScottH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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25anniversary
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening. They bent over backwards to accommodate my allergy. We enjoyed delicious beautiful meal. Kind, thoughtful service and attention.

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vipRobertM
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute patio, pleasant staff, simple menu. Service was a bit slow food was fine but not anything super special. Overall ok but don’t know if I would go back often as there are lots of other options in town

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EricS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First nice meal since COVID restrictions eased, and 14 months since seeing my 80 year old parents.

The service was spot on, the vibe very cool, the menu was amazing (Oysters Rockefeller, beet salad, perfect NY Steak frites, Creme Brûlée - best ever), the owner couldn’t have been more gracious and grateful. Perfect dining experience.

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vipSmash
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Birthday dinner from start to finish! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious. They even brought dessert with candles.

We loved our experience!

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vipTraciR
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience overall was pleasant, very pretty on the back patio, everyone was spaced apart which I appreciated. My waitress & the staff were wonderful. Food, dessert & drink were overall spectacular. We will definitely be back.

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vipKevinW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awwwwwwwwwsome! Great service and food!

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JohnO
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Intermezzo! Gambas, Oyster Rockefeller and Salmon were delicious. Courtyard seating is so beautiful! Russ our server was attentive and knowledgeable! We highly recommend! Go there if you can!!

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BonAppetit
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for family week day dinner, sat in the courtyard. Generally very good food, excellent service, and they filled our water glasses constantly, which was a huge plus!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot with delicious food. Pear pizza, meatballs, clams, little gems, mixed greens, veggie sides - all amazing. Solid wine list. The staff is wonderful. All restaurants are dealing with challenges right now, they have taken it in stride. I go every week with my hubby-we love it here.

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vipdrsean1
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs were grade and waiters were very in tune. Food was delicious highly recommend Dr Sean

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vipTrish
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food - will be back again without a doubt!

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vipJaneK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio- so it is a very good choice for dining these days. The menu is fairly small and we were disappointed when they were out of the first two drinks we ordered. Appetizers were good- salad was a little string on the vinegar. The Gambos shrimp dish was excellent as was the lemon Creme brûlée. Overall very good. hoping they get the absent menu items taken care of

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vipJanetB
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the skirt steak with fingerling potatoes. The wine recommendation was great. This was not the first time here and we will definitely be back. Highly recommend intermezzo as well as wine cask itself indoor dining.

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MikeM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service

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RichardW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice courtyard with excellent service. Food was good but not exceptional.

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LizD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Cask patio has been a special spot for us for over 30 years.

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viprustyrazorblade
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend out here last night and we couldn’t be happier with the decision. We had an incredible time. We got the beet salad, cheese plate, pizza, steak and oysters. We will definitely be coming back the next chance we get.

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JohnO
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We had a great meal at Intermezzo. Steak Frites, beet salad, meatballs. All really delicious and prepared really well. Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable. The owner stopped by the table to say hello and check on our experience. The whole place has a really great vibe and energy. Ask to sit in the back courtyard... sooo beautiful and Covid safe. We definitely will be back!

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RacheleF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant! The food was awesome, the service, great and loved the atmosphere. Plan on returning for our 29th Wedding Anniversary.

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LorieM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to get a table in the courtyard on a beautiful evening. Service was excellent. Cocktail menu was terrific. We had the parents and the pear pizza and both very good.

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ShareefF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere and doc a great job accommodating two families with small children.

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Intermezzo By Wine Cask is rated 4.8 stars by 1035 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.