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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
10:00 - 14:00
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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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Le Corque and went to Root 246 for Happy Hour. The wine and appetizers were very good and the outdoor patio was lovely.

Thank Susan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Solvang for 9 years now and Root 246 is always on our dining card. Over the years they have had outstanding chefs and the current one continues the creative cuisine that makes this restaurant a fine dining experience. Using local, fresh ingredients of the season, combined for distinctive tastes, preparation and presentation with outstanding service we had... More 

Thank Daniel W
Santa Maria, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok but nothing to write home about. the steak was over cooked and very dry. the facilities was a little better and served its purpose. I would go back again for a business meeting/dinner but am not sure if I would go back to eat a dinner with my spouse for a night out.

Thank ken_mcdaniel
Canyon Country
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its the beverly hills of solvang....food very good, fresh...they put out a certain amount and keep putting fresh food out as needed

Thank gladym2015
Oakland, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great... The staff was way more interested in each other then the customers... Lots of chatting, no real eye contact or acknowledgement. I felt like I was really unwelcome... We did have a fabulous wait person, she was awesome, I'm thinking it was Regina... She was really receptive, got it. I really think we wouldn't go back... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good restaurant in Santa Barbara Wine Country. The cost-conscious traveler will want to squeeze the most out of the happy hour offerings whilst those who stick around for dinner and are willing to pony up some extra money will we rewarded with imaginatively-prepared fresh produce and, among other things, excellent steaks. Pairing the food with one of the... More 

Thank 124pilot
Newbury Park, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and excellent service in a quiet, tastefully decorated dining room. There are a couple of bars to cater to any taste. It is next door to the Hotel Corque which makes it convenient, since the hotel lacks a restaurant. Both the hotel and restaurant are owned by the Chumash Tribe.

Thank Bill R
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy Solvang night, 4 of us went here for happy hour. There were good choices of $5 beer to suit all of us, and we ordered almost everything on the happy hour menu: fish tacos, quesadilla, meat panini, stuffed potato skins, and the cheese and meat plate--all fine bar food. The set up is ideal: seats at the... More 

Thank jeane R
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413 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Root 246 is next door to Hotel Corque. We visited the bar area during Happy Hour. Great choices (fish tacos, lamb lollies, potato skins, quesadilla) for around $6 and wine for $4. Pleasant, upscale atmosphere with a good 'vibe'. Wait staff was attentive.

Thank GiseppeGord
Reno, Nevada
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98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great place to end your day. Try to make Happy Hour, great value. Dinner is really great too. Make sure you check their hours of opening. Normally closed on a Monday. Welcome to Solvang!

Thank JamesUKUSA69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?