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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: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 29
    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
A wonderful evening in Root 246

We were a large party of 13, including children, and were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves seated in a private room. The atmosphere was therefore largely dependent upon our group, Nonetheless, there was nothing to spoil our evening. The food was very good, as was the service: We loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
EllenGS2014
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Ramat Gan, Israel
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Long Beach, California, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good happy hour with nice selection of discounted drinks/apps. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Solvang, California
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great spot for a special dinner. While steak and other grilled options are excellent, there are also some interesting plates like Scallops wrapped in bacon with a dab of spicy sauce and a side of polenta. All vegetables and garnishes are locally sourced. The wine list is extensive (and expensive) area wines. For a more moderately priced meal, drinks... More 

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food was great and a very nice romantic atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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Avalon, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

i was pretty hungry it was my first day in Solvang and i had no idea the town shut down so early. Well ROOT 246 WAS OPEN!! so we were forced to stop in and eat at the only place left open..... GLAD WE DID Great Steak!! a classy restaurant with a nice bar and lounge. The food and drinks... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great Steak!! a classy restaurant and bar. Kept us satisfied. Also it is one of the latest open restaurants in Solvang, most of the town shuts down early. Nice place

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were a large party of 13, including children, and were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves seated in a private room. The atmosphere was therefore largely dependent upon our group, Nonetheless, there was nothing to spoil our evening. The food was very good, as was the service: We loved the risotto, the asparagus, the caesar salad, the halibut. The artichoke... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent food if a limited menu; good wine and bar selection. We went early so it was very uncrowded and the service was excellent, but there wasn't really many other people to tend to. A little pricey.

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Lompoc, California, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we received coupons to eat here. We had always wanted to try it. It is mostly wine with a limited food menu. It is not your regular fare. my husband doesn't do pretty food.(he never gets full) But the ambiance is very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love this place. Even though it doesn't open until 4pm except Sundays, the during the week happy hour from 5-6:30pm is the bomb. With $4 well drinks & $4-$8 Appitizers are so delicious. Lamb dollies Canitas tacos Beef dip & Meatbal sliders, wow a must visit

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A hip bar that always has good vibe for this small little town. Food can be terrific but of late has been off the mark. The grilled brussel sprouts are often excellent. the dining room doesn't get the traffic it deserves.

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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, Special occasions, Doing business
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?