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Ranked #11 of 71 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Made a last minute reservation here after arriving in Solvang. We weren’t real hungry, but figured we should have something after our long day of travel. Our server, Dana was great. We asked to split a salad and the braised short rib. We figured it would be a small portion. Boy, we were wrong, the salad was more than enough and I swear the braised short rib was a FULL serving. The short rib was pull apart tinder and had just the right amount of seasoning. It was our second anniversary and Dana made sure it was special with a deconstructed s’more to finish the meal! The only reason for the 4 rating was the table was a little short and the chairs were kinda huge! Thanks again for a great time!

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Upscale farm-to-table, American cuisine restaurant with great ambience and attentive staff. I had mussels and French fries (moules frites). The duck fat fries were perfect and the mussels’ broth was excellent.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

It had been some time since I visited Root 246 for dinner. It was my birthday and my daughter and I wanted something special. We found our experience very ordinary and that was disappointing.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I had made a reservation for the evening after Thanksgiving. It was at a later time and the place was not too full. The service was decent and we did leave a handsome 20% tip but the food left a lot to be desired. The wild arugula in their Harvest salad had huge stems, watery salad dressing, and extremely pungent turnips. In fact, I feel that there were very stale and dry turnip green mixed with arugula. The cauliflower soup had a burnt taste as well. My son did not enjoy his kids' pizza either. The water glasses had a strange odor of being unwashed or sitting on a wet towel. When we asked them to replace, they prompt did but the new glasses had the same odor--just not as strong. I wish we had tried other restaurants in the town. Next time. 4/5 points for the service but getting the check took forever.

Thank Archana S
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Root 246 for Thanksgiving this year. Our server, Roberto, was very attentive and our 4 course meal proceeded along smoothly without us feeling rushed. We found the butternut squash soup to be mild but tasty, lettuce wedge was cold and crisp and the traditional turkey, stuffing and potato quite good. The portions we felt were also substantial. Our apple pie dessert, baked in a ramekin, was topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Over all we were very satisfied with the food and service. The dining room we were in was a tad noisy - our only complaint- but not enough to ruin the experience. In fact, we enjoyed it enough to return to Root 246 the following night to try out the regular menu. This time our server was Janson and she was a hoot! So friendly and funny which made this visit another memorable one. The salad and steaks were cooked to perfection and very tender.
We plan to return in the near future.

Thank 628DM628
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