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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

A few years back the restaurant changed ownership. The standard Danish smorgasbord was changed into the areas best high class eatery. If you're not really hungry you can sit in the bar and enjoy the amazing appetizers like the flat breads. If you are, get...More

Thank gregorye43
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We've been to Root 246 many times, it's one of our stops when in Solvang, but have never been lucky enough to be in town on Tuesday or Wednesday evening for their Prix Fixe Menu. We mentioned when we were seated that this was not...More

Thank Princessessa
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

We arrived for dinner on Friday evening. Party of 7. The only table seated at the time. It took for ever for the waitress to come over and service was just very slow. Food was not great. We just don't enjoy the food. Beef was...More

Thank Marlnc
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Root is easily the nicest restaurant in Solvang. Our food was really delicious. We started with oysters, which were very fresh, and had the short rib and chicken 2-ways for our mains. The short rib was perfectly cooked, and oddly paired with kimchee perfectly. The...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Wonderful selections. House cabernet was surprisingly yummy. Lovely setting and charming restaurant. Good for couples, friends, family.

Thank Rather_B_Cycling
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We were lucky enough to be here during Restaurant Week and tried two of the three course meals offered. Our food was good, service was incredible. We had perfect wine pairings with our food - two excellent local wines. Save room for dessert. Lovely dining...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 3 February 2015

My wife and I were there in January for her birthday and we had the "Restaurant Week" French fish stew(with some caviar!). I forgot the name but it was scrumptious as was the salad and the flan like desert. Service was great as was the...More

Thank LarryBuellton
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We visited Solvang during Santa Ynez Restaurant Week (unbeknowsed to us before we got there), and they were offering several unique 3 course meals. We had the short ribs with ceasar salad, and a really interesting dessert - a "donut" filled with custard and covered...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This restaurant was a wonderful find in Solvang. With so much cartoonishly-Danish-with-Swedish-meatballs, Root 246 was a classy standout. It started with a top notch cocktail list. Luxardo! I decided on the martini flight and was given excellent suggestions from our server who asked a few...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We came here on the 24th of December and they have on the menu a full tasting one specially made for christmas. We tried everything on the menu and was very sarisfied with all of the food! A tip though: they often offer discounts for...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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