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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
805-686-8681
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Today
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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    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
pretty good

reserved table for special occasion dinner. Very good followup on telephone message reservation request. Arrived during happy hour, drink/food prices seemed very reasonable for this town. Crab cakes were delicious, chicken confit quite ordinary.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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peachtree city
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsbad, California
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Service was terrible and food was just ok. We waited about 15 minutes before we were even offered a drink, they brought the wrong wine, which upon questioning they assured us was the right one. We accepted it under suspicion, but then saw a full bottle of what we first ordered. Grenache Blanc is not dark red, like the wine... More 

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peachtree city
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

reserved table for special occasion dinner. Very good followup on telephone message reservation request. Arrived during happy hour, drink/food prices seemed very reasonable for this town. Crab cakes were delicious, chicken confit quite ordinary.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Thank you to the staff at Root 246. We had an amazing dinner! Cudo's to the Chef....he prepared a "chef's choice" dinner for us...from a melon summer salad to a goat cheesecake. Our waiter was excellent as well. Thank you for making this a great evening.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent! My pork chop was deliciously cooked to perfection.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Food was good. My wife and I shared the cheese and cured meats plate, and the arugula/watermelon salad. The salad was supposed to have goat cheese but it did not. And the cured meats were fine but only a few pieces. Ice cream was amazing!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a very cool place to meet for drinks and dinner. The atmosphere is comfortable and stylish. The food options were great. The night we dined there the restaurant was offering a great burger special. It took a long time for the food to arrive. I assume the delay was caused by everybody ordering the special. When the burgers... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very friendly staff and appetizers were excellent we had the lamb lollipops that melted in your mouth and the house wine were from local winery

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place was very elegant and the service was on top of it. They were all so friendly and I made friends with the locals without even trying. The food was happy hour hot wings and the lamb lollies were fantastic. I would go again in a heartbeat!!!

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Lompoc, California
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

First Visit, first impression was nice. Upscale place. Dining Bar had way too massive seating for the narrow serving table. Server was friendly and professional. Came in a group of 5 and was good for conversation, but difficult to actually eat comfortably. First was beverage order, server was very thorough. Asked what they had in Single Malts and she brought... More 

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Clovis, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant is visually interesting and fun! There are multiple sitting areas such as dining rooms, bar and outdoor depending on the mood you are in. Staff is friendly and nice, and they really know the dishes they are serving. Dishes are full of flavor and unique. It's a gem of a place in a beautiful little city. Well worth... More 

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Additional Information about Root 246

Address: 420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
Phone Number: 805-686-8681
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?