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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Food was just not very good. Out of 7 entrees, 4 were fairly tastless and the pastrami short ribs were uneatable. The quinuo entree was not only bland but unappetizing. Service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was not crowded. Maybe kitchen had an off night but we would not return and would not recommend

Thank serenity033
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great food and friendly service. We had the Tri-tip and it was cooked just right as well as flavorful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank RalphiePanda
Alamo, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We went to Root 246 shortly after it opened as a Bradley Ogden project. It was innovative and fantastic. Four years later and it is a mere shadow of it's former self. Indifferent service, limited menu options (read meat-eaters who visit native-run casinos) and and overall lack of quality. Would not recommend.

Thank Audieman
Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Great surroundings and awesome menu and wine. Perfect after a day of wine tasting. Excellent location.

Thank Sounderspa59
San Juan Capistrano, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We went here because it was open and the menu looked interesting. We shared an appetizer, salad, and a main course. It was the right amount of food and everything was excellent. The wines by the glass were great. and our server Janson gave us perfect recommendations. The place is modern and elegant inside with a very nice outside patio.... More 

Thank Lou L
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Have dined here in the past and It is always a pleasure. This time we watched the world cup final. Great service, great Martinis(bloody may looked good too) and fun but classy atmosphere! Patios are absolutely beautiful!

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san Diego
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Food was great. Ordered the Brussels sprouts....super tasty. My mom ordered the pork collar, she loved it, delicious. I ordered the one vegetarian dish, the quinoa, is was also delicious. The strawberry shortcake dessert was also delish!

Thank Danielle C
Los Alamitos
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Located in beautiful scenic dreamy little Dutch town of Solvang, 246 is modern, sleek, elegant and genius in decor & ambiance. My family came to celebrate our 4th of July here and skipped the fireworks fir dinner. We were seated in a nice comfortable chair / sofa with the table at a comfortable level. They have an amazing wine room... More 

Thank Janet C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located near DT Solvang the ambiance is great, elegant and very comfortable. Most food items are delicious and wonderfully executed without many gimmicks superfluous ingredients. Most items, especially vegetables are seasonal and their quality is good. Service is good too, prices are just right, wine list is good. Will def be back next time I m staying in Solvang

Thank Alain D
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Our first visit here last year was amazing- we had one of the most amazing meals of our travel experiences .. 5 decadent courses of insanely wonderful culinary masterpieces. We came back hoping to relive that bright & shiny memory and possibly our expectations were overstated. Everything was good, just not roll your eyes loss for words while humming with... More 

Thank Krissy C

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