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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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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We came here recently with family after wine tasting and it was absolutely delicious. Everything is farm to table. The service was impeccable. And they make a lovely "Happy Birthday" in chocolate syrup on my mom's creme brulee

Thank AnalieseD
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here sitting in the bar. After a truly awful service experience at Hitching Post, which we left without even eating, we went to Root 246 (one of the very few places open past 9). We were relieved and happy to...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Visited twice during our stay in Solvang! Service is wonderful. Food is delicious and the menu has a good variety. Berry cobbler is delicious as is their gumbo!

Thank sandra a
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had appetizers and wine on the patio, which was pretty good; limited menu and pretty slow service but would try again on another occasion. Dining room more formal and different menu.

Thank foxieCalifornia
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I've been at Root 246 with my husband and we had a great dinner with lamb and short ribs. Our food was really good! I really love the ambiance of this restaurante. Besides the restaurant part, they have a different space with cozy chairs that...More

Thank Lilanza
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is elegant and quiet. I had the appetizer Grilled Avocado with halibut ceviche. It was the best ceviche I have ever had! The food was served quickly after it was ordered, but our waitress was often missing when needed. For example, she did...More

1  Thank Amy D
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great, higher end restaurant. We stopped in for happy hour prior to a play and enjoyed the food and service. Great for a romantic dinner or appetizers and drinks. The patio is very nice also.

Thank Jettj1
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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 31 May 2017

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 29 May 2017

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
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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.
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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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