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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This restaurant is adjacent to the Hotel Corque so popular to hotel guests. We ate there once and the food was good, but portions were small, and we misunderstood some of the descriptions. Service was average.

Thank MarkHouston_Texas
Santa Ynez, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Everything from the ambiance, to the service, the food, dessert, drinks (great selection of wine, beer, whiskeys and cocktails) was fabulous! It's cozy yet contemporary and very welcoming.

Thank PhunPhood
San Juan Capistrano, California
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385 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

The Hotel Corque is the only upscale place in Solvang from my perspective and they have a really wonderful restaurant in Root 246. The place is beautifully designed and has both outdoor and indoor areas, along with couple of bars. all of the food is interesting and unusual and all of it was great. I had the pig collar with... More 

Thank CaTraveler7777
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My husband and I dined at Root 246 while on vacation in the Santa Ynez valley. The menu was a little quirky, but we enjoyed our appetizers (bison tartare for me!) and entrees. Service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was not at all crowded which surprised me...it seemed to have been recently remodeled but was possibly suffering from the... More 

Thank Alissa B
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

We had only a glass of wine, but it was superb. And sitting outdoor enjoying it just made the evening perfect. The very attentive and friendly staff was an extra bonus

Thank Annedorte
Carmel Valley, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

My wife and I decided to drop in to Root 246 on our first night's stay in Solvang. Once we settled in we had no reason to leave. It was such a great time we returned with friends on the second night for cocktails and small bites to start the evening. The bar has a great vibe. The seating is... More 

Thank Ron P
Orange County ca
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Well I was taken here for my birthday by my daughter and her husband, they live in Lompoc and wanted somewhere special to take me and my hubby. I've been here a few times but not for my special day which was at the Chefs Table, really cool, enjoyable, every dish for sure different, a surprise, and you get to... More 

Thank kittytoby
Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Wow! Took my fiancee here for our engagement dinner. The place we were staying recommended it and the hostess suggested we reserve the chef's kitchen table. Not only were we waiting on hand and foot by the chef, the manager, and our server, but every bite was incredible! Living in L.A., I had originally planned to celebrate our engagement at... More 

Thank svtex
Santa Cruz
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We had dinner at Root 246 several years ago when it first opened and were disappointed. We heard there was a new chef and decided to try it again. It was significantly better. However, it still would not be our first choice for a restaurant of this type in the area. First, the prices, both for wine and food, are... More 

Thank jerryff
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Given the prices on the menu we expected more of an upscale dining experience. While the food especially the appetizer brussel sprouts were delicious, the restaurant had not anticipated the amount of business for a Tuesday evening. Our server while doing her best was overwhelmed and service was not what it should have been again for these prices. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-8681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?