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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Décor, presentation and food were terrific. Wait staff was exceptional. Beautiful dining room, lounge and bar areas.

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Carlsbad, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A refreshing option in the middle of all that Danish kitsch. We had the prime rib and the food and service were excellent.

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Fiscardo, Greece
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went to Solvang for a wedding and to say I was disappointed in the town would be an understatement. I had heard so much about the bakeries and found them truly awful. Root 246 was an exception to all the bad food I had while in Solvang. We ate in the bar and did a variety of small plates. The... More

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Santa Monica, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great food, a little pricey but definitely worth it. Drinks are craft cocktails, and an impeccable wine list. Also the ambiance is great, beautiful beautiful decor. Not like all the other Danish -themed, kitschy restaurants in Solvang.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

So to give more context, we requested a total of 3 cups of hot water and 1 glass of iced water, server decided to ask the bus boy to bring us 4 cups, 1 pot of hot water, 4 glasses of iced water and a whole jug of iced water. The poor bus boy had to carry all these and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Exactly that. The starters - figs and cheese board - were very nice but the menu was really rather limited. A lot of red meat and the vegetarian option (notice the singular here) was fairly tasteless quinoa which is what people make when they don't know what to try with vegetarians. Would get 4 stars if it wasn't so expensive... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We knew this was an expensive "high-end" restaurant when we made a reservation for a birthday dinner. Contrary to reports of very poor service, we had a cordial welcome, nice escort through the restaurant, and prompt service by a waitress. Unfortunately, and as is found repeated over and over in reviews of this restaurant, and even with very few diners... More

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San Antonio, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stopped twice for happy hour. An eclectic group of people gather at the bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable; whipped up the most amazing cocktails. The happy hour menu was very good, roast beef sliders were delicious. Highly recommend.

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Los Angeles
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food and service and atmosphere are great. Only the lighting could go down a bit. But I like it on the darker side. Very good service and a good menu. We got to meet the chef and kitchen staff are very friendly. A good night had.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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

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