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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good early anniversary dinner at Root 246. The only false note was a so-so Caesar salad. The pork loin on mashed potatoes was excellent. The halibut was also very good. We each had the chocolate pot de creme: dense in flavor...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next door to hotel. Were seated promptly, but service for water & drink order was slow, which did not impress me. Had well prepared Halibut, very tasty.

1  Thank enochs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty good food and excellent wine but our server Jessica was the best! Attentive and friendly, she went out of her way to provide winery recommendations which turned out to be fab! Restaurant is a comfortable modern space with great lighting. We thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A really nice restaurant in the same parking lot as Hotel Corque. The food and service were extremely good. There is a great wine selection. The halibut was superb.

Thank 307juanitak
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stopped in for happy hour. Nice patio area & cozy bar area. We chose to sit inside due to the wind. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the house wine. The happy hour hors d'oeuvres were unfortunately very pedestrian, which is surprising...More

Thank PrincessNthePea
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had been to Root 246 several years ago and enjoyed the imaginative offerings and skilled preparation. This visit was a disappointment. The skirt steak was bland except for the ChimmiChurri sauce and was served with an ill-conceived wild rice side. The Short Rib was...More

Thank newbie_travelers
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice, upscale restaurant offering a great selection of wines and full bar along with a fresh, unique and delicious menu. Bonus is the bar featuring sports on multiple screens. I found the bar staff very friendly and attentive.

Thank Korie P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Back for another dinner. The service is very good and the modern design is very unexpected in pseudo-Danish Solvang. My choice was the skirt steak, which was very good. The real bummer is that they charge corkage even if you buy cocktails. Given that the...More

Thank jgregb
Reviewed 17 April 2017

For those seeking an upscale dining experience in Solvang, CA, Root 246 is the place. While lacking the sparkle and menu innovation of prior chef Bradley Ogden, the ambiance of the place coupled with quality service and food, make it a worthwhile contender for the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a wonderful meal here! Perhaps a bit pricey for a family or regular night out, but it’s a great place for a special occasion dinner. Lighting and atmosphere are amazing—warm, classy, sophisticated. We were staying at the Corque Hotel overnight and happened by...More

1  Thank ccdid10
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Pet friendly?
4 June 2017|
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Response from SPAT7 | Reviewed this property |
It is a dine in restaurant with tables arranged close to each other. They have outside seating as well and that could be used when arrived with pets.
How much does your Valentine's dinner cost each? It is my sister and her husband's 25 year wedding anniversary and my husband (he is a vegetarian) and I will be celebrating with them. We will be staying the weekend at Hotel Corque. Do you have something good for a vegetarian entree? Please let me know. Thank you.
22 August 2015|
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
If I were you I would look at the menu on line. If that doesn't answer all your questions,I would call & talk to them. They may have expanded the menu since we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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