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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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Santa Clarita, California
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Brought my wife here for Valentine's Day. I'm not a huge fan of special fixed menus but I had limited options since I was making reservations somewhat last minute. This fixed menu was 3 course dinner and dessert and had some real hits. The first course was a choice of either a salad consisting of tiny lettuce heads and watermelon... More 

Thank KGfromSCV
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

While in Solvang, we dined at Root 246, an extremely visually interesting restaurant. The service, food, and wine list were excellent. We highly recommend!

Thank loveandlight2
Placentia, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Nice trendy restaurant, patio, and bar design. I enjoyed appetizer and al a carte while sitting in a white high back comfortable chair. The kitchen is open with a beautiful wine gallery flowing into a bar area with lounge feel and a fireplace that feels like home. The food I had was light and delicious with great flavor. I loved... More 

Thank Kitty M
Manchester, England
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

My husband and I visited Solvang in November, a gorgeous place that practically turns into a ghost town when it's out of season! We couldn't believe how little was open so we were very grateful to find Root 246! It seemed a little pricey but we were just glad it was open - as it turned out, Wednesday is burger... More 

Thank mariannelynton
Central Coast California
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a little late coming, but had to mention the stellar Thanksgiving feast. We opted for the chefs' Thanksgiving menu, which was paired with wine and/or beer, yes beer. Each course offered 3-4 options. Every dish and pairing was right on. Thank you for the excellent window seating, tour of the wine and sausage cellar, perfect service and of... More 

Thank TravelerNBNW
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

What an awesome experience! Went for dinner and then back for bloody Mary's the next day. Chef Seth is amazing ..... Attention to details and his flavor profiles are outstanding. Highly recommend the Sausage board, the hangar steak with poached egg and the Pork Collar.

Thank Sunnie000
Tenafly, New Jersey
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

We were so surprised at entering Root 246. Adjacent to the Corque Hotel (or was it Inn?), the restaurant is far more sophisticated that it's sister establishments nearby, which are primarily Scandinavian-themed and on the cute side. The decor is contemporary and comfortable, featuring several separate areas including a night club with live music. You actually enter through an outdoor... More 

Thank Debodan
Solvang, California
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

My husband and I stopped by the Root 246 lounge on the way home from another event as we were still a little hungry and not quite ready to end the day. The fireplace was blazing and there was a live band playing which was fun. The band was quite loud for my taste but that may not have been... More 

Thank travelgirl93463
Los Angeles, California
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177 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed at Hotel Corque. Front desk clerk raved about the Happy Hour but we found it was not happening the night we arrived. Only option was the $65.00 per person fixed price Thanksgiving buffet. We asked about appetizers - but no, only the $65 per person meal was available. Down the bar there was a guy having a burger... More 

Thank highlandbride
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Went on thanksgiving dinner, made reservations early that day, I understand that was thanksgiving, but it took a server to come to my table 15 minutes, at that point we were really pleased with the place, very comfortable, and were seated by the fireplace, drinks arrived late and ordered right away, never saw our server again, someone else delivered the... More 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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?