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Root 246

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

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    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
Interesting and Fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Clovis, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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Solvang, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Great happy hour. Good food just $4 to $6 and very tasty. Tuesday thru Friday . Outside seating too!

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very Nice romantic place in Solvang. We recomend. Service was good. Food was tasty. We were happy they were open late by Solvang Standards

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Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went for Happy Hour. Ordered the French dip sandwich (excellent), the tacos (would have been perfect with more salsa), and the lamb gyros ( dry). The food was a great bargain and the house wine was really good. We had a full meal with plenty of wine for under $40, so how can you complain about that? The service was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is our go-to for happy hour. This might be the only place in town to get a great martini. And their patio on a warm night is just perfect

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milwaukee, wisconsin
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204 reviews 204 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thank you, fellow tripadvisors! We stopped in at Root 246 based on the recommendations and the very convenient location next to our room at Hotel Corque. By chance on our roadtrip up Hwy1 dined on prix fixe night, and loved it. Puree of cauliflower was very tasty; you would probably like it even if you don't like cauliflower Roasted Brussels... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After a day of wine tasting this was a PERFECT end to the day. The restaurant has a sleep, sexy, upscale decor, the service staff were all incredibly attentive, and the food was amazing. The pricing was moderate but not overly expensive for what this restaurant is. First off, the complimentary bread is delicious, and very warm. All of the... More 

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Belmont Shore, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Do not order the Wagyu Brisket for two. It had massive slices of brisket (enough for a small village) but every bite was filled with fat. Tons of fat. We were able to turn it back to the kitchen however our replacement order came super late and they claimed they were backlogged due to a busy night (retaurant was not... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene
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?