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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
805-686-8681
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy with our choice

We got rave reviews about this place from a local in a nearby town and weren't disappointed. Especially good with the roasted root veg salad which was plenty big enough for two and a great value at the price. Both mains were great. Only regret was that we were overstocked with wine from touring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Frostback
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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We managed to hit restaurant week in Solvang and when we asked what the best restaurant was, multiple people said Root 246. We were not disappointed. We had the chicken, mashed potatoes and broccoli. All were well prepared and very nicely presented.

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Thank chrissyus
Torrance, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants in this little town. Good variety of food and have never had anything that wasn't excellent. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. I highly recommend.

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Thank Renae T
Saskatchewan
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got rave reviews about this place from a local in a nearby town and weren't disappointed. Especially good with the roasted root veg salad which was plenty big enough for two and a great value at the price. Both mains were great. Only regret was that we were overstocked with wine from touring around the wine country and took... More 

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Thank Frostback
Ventura, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the upscale bar/lounge area and the food was amazing. We had a great server, who recommended drinks and we ordered the Peppercorn steak dinner entree, and the Lava cake, and it was Amazing, I cant wait to go back and visit again!

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Thank AMonique S
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had numerous Sunday Bunches their and they have been great. The service is attentive. Have not eaten Dinner there yet.

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Thank Baddad53
Santa Maria, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Went for dinner as we have been there before. Food was good as well as the service. Dinning room is different than most other dinning facilities.

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Thank GlennBattles
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Given the positive reviews, we were excited to give this a try. Cocktail list is interesting and a nice break after a day of wine tasting. Menu is California fresh with lots of interesting sounding dishes. Fresh bread as a starter was really great - warm, salty, and great texture. However, the rest of the dishes went downward. Roasted root... More 

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Thank NinaPintaStaMaria
seal beach,ca
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Unique, modern decor with a fun lounge and restaurant. I was surprised by the wine list being in the Santa Ynez wine area. I know they could come up with some "affordable " local wines. All seriousness aside, we are just doctors and can't afford the rich stuff. But we found a reasonable and good cab franc in the back... More 

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Thank bertram31
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This was an excellent find in Solvang. More formal than casual in attire and food quality. It has a nice variety of items in the menu (something for everyone) and more on the expensive side but worth it. We dined in the private room and service was very good.

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Thank Toyo3
Columbia, Missouri
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Excellent food. Menu at happy hour is very good. The entire menu is also delicious. They are next door to Hotel Corque.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-686-8681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?