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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Exactly that. The starters - figs and cheese board - were very nice but the menu was really rather limited. A lot of red meat and the vegetarian option (notice the singular here) was fairly tasteless quinoa which is what people make when they don't know what to try with vegetarians. Would get 4 stars if it wasn't so expensive... More 

Thank C_Crane_333
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We knew this was an expensive "high-end" restaurant when we made a reservation for a birthday dinner. Contrary to reports of very poor service, we had a cordial welcome, nice escort through the restaurant, and prompt service by a waitress. Unfortunately, and as is found repeated over and over in reviews of this restaurant, and even with very few diners... More 

1 Thank billyboy53
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We stopped twice for happy hour. An eclectic group of people gather at the bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable; whipped up the most amazing cocktails. The happy hour menu was very good, roast beef sliders were delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Tammyap2013
Los Angeles
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The food and service and atmosphere are great. Only the lighting could go down a bit. But I like it on the darker side. Very good service and a good menu. We got to meet the chef and kitchen staff are very friendly. A good night had.

Thank LAXbuzz
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Food was just not very good. Out of 7 entrees, 4 were fairly tastless and the pastrami short ribs were uneatable. The quinuo entree was not only bland but unappetizing. Service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was not crowded. Maybe kitchen had an off night but we would not return and would not recommend

Thank serenity033
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great food and friendly service. We had the Tri-tip and it was cooked just right as well as flavorful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank RalphiePanda
Alamo, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We went to Root 246 shortly after it opened as a Bradley Ogden project. It was innovative and fantastic. Four years later and it is a mere shadow of it's former self. Indifferent service, limited menu options (read meat-eaters who visit native-run casinos) and and overall lack of quality. Would not recommend.

Thank Audieman
Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Great surroundings and awesome menu and wine. Perfect after a day of wine tasting. Excellent location.

Thank Sounderspa59
San Juan Capistrano, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We went here because it was open and the menu looked interesting. We shared an appetizer, salad, and a main course. It was the right amount of food and everything was excellent. The wines by the glass were great. and our server Janson gave us perfect recommendations. The place is modern and elegant inside with a very nice outside patio.... More 

Thank Lou L
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Have dined here in the past and It is always a pleasure. This time we watched the world cup final. Great service, great Martinis(bloody may looked good too) and fun but classy atmosphere! Patios are absolutely beautiful!

1 Thank CaliChris10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?