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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious steak dinner, beautifully fresh salad, and delectable dessert: fresh strawberry sorbet and cheesecake. Our server was gracious. I wear hearing aids and I appreciated the calm low noise environment which is getting to be very rare in restaurants. There was an...More

Thank SuzannePennington_NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little off the main drag with a nice outdoor patio and plenty of indoor seating. Chicken was good although very heavily breaded, Brussels sprouts were fantastic. If I went back I would sit on the patio and have a drink, some Brussels sprouts, and...More

Thank Switherj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was really good in Jan 2017 but has lost its mojo as of Feb 2018. $9 caesar salad from the bar menu was just some romaine lettuce and dressing. Total rip off. When we complained they said they were losing money on the...More

Thank ladinks
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Front of the house is awesome, very romantic, with a well thought out decor. Back of the house... fire the chef. The menu is an attempt at fusion and the reinterpretation of classic dishes... and completely fails at it. The shrimp and Thai Mole..yuck. The...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We made an unplanned stop in Solvang on the way home from a trip visiting other parts of the Central Coast. I did a quick google search on best restaurants in Solvang while standing on the street, and this one came up. As soon as...More

Thank Chantel B
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We ate at the bar and had the filet tacos, grilled cheese and a couple glasses of wine. Delicious. They had more then enough staff to stop by wihtout being over zealous. Kep our drinks coming as we needed, The tacos were to die for...would...More

Thank 578shellys
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This restaurant offers a bar and a separate dining room. The bar is spacious for a larger group. The food was average at best and pricey. We ordered the brussle sprouts as an appitizer. They were very good although not differet from any other that...More

Thank Travelnut_10_10
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We enjoyed Root 246 our first night so much we returned for a second. The seating is intimate and I suggest reservations! We did not have them and were visiting just after the 101 had to sadly be closed due to this winter's weather and...More

1  Thank Newlovenewlife2012
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Happy Valentine’s Day! My SO surprised me for dinner here. We walked in and they sat us right away and gave me a long stem red rose 🌹(Love this place already!). Our waitress, Jansen, came by shortly after and poured us water and took our...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful mid range restaurant in Solvang California... the food is amazing, the associates take time to enjoy conversation, and the casual and at times business casual environment is terrific... Starters, main dish, and deserts are all homemade from truly basic organic foods...More

Thank 293bradleyc
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27 April 2018|
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Response from 293bradleyc | Reviewed this property |
I noticed that when we had dinner there were two large groups having a special event / dinner... all seemed to be having a great time...
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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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