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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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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 considering the calibre of this restaurant. So - go for the drink & the patio,... More 

Thank PrincessNthePea
Sacramento, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 over done and and dry and had probably been prepared from a boneless-cut to save... More 

Thank newbie_travelers
Belmont, California
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Scottsdale, Arizona
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293 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 place is in wine country, they should treat cocktails like buying a bottle of wine.

Thank jgregb
Oxnard, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 areas best restaurant.

Thank Michael B
Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 the restaurant. We hadn't intended to have dinner there but were so glad we did.... More 

Thank ccdid10
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Our party of 6 enjoyed our dinner here on Easter weekend. Pork chop & ribeye were favorites. Short ribs were a little dry. Too full for dessert. They made a great Long Island Iced Tea.

Thank JulieJev
Bucerias, Mexico
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Corque and the restaurant is just too easy. The staff is great, ambiance perfect and super comfy. Has tvs for sports viewing too.

Thank littlemomma_1955
Santa Clarita, California
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for top quality food that you can enjoy with great company. The way the food is prepared by the chef is incredible. As a starter we split a Spinach Salad, which was very good and we moved on to the main course. My wife had the Lamb Shank w/sweet potato pure and mushrooms and I had the Pork... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?