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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Ranked #7 of 56 restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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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228 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Los Alamitos
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Located in beautiful scenic dreamy little Dutch town of Solvang, 246 is modern, sleek, elegant and genius in decor & ambiance. My family came to celebrate our 4th of July here and skipped the fireworks fir dinner. We were seated in a nice comfortable chair / sofa with the table at a comfortable level. They have an amazing wine room... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Conveniently located near DT Solvang the ambiance is great, elegant and very comfortable. Most food items are delicious and wonderfully executed without many gimmicks superfluous ingredients. Most items, especially vegetables are seasonal and their quality is good. Service is good too, prices are just right, wine list is good. Will def be back next time I m staying in Solvang

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit here last year was amazing- we had one of the most amazing meals of our travel experiences .. 5 decadent courses of insanely wonderful culinary masterpieces. We came back hoping to relive that bright & shiny memory and possibly our expectations were overstated. Everything was good, just not roll your eyes loss for words while humming with... More

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant is adjacent to the Hotel Corque so popular to hotel guests. We ate there once and the food was good, but portions were small, and we misunderstood some of the descriptions. Service was average.

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Santa Ynez, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Everything from the ambiance, to the service, the food, dessert, drinks (great selection of wine, beer, whiskeys and cocktails) was fabulous! It's cozy yet contemporary and very welcoming.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Hotel Corque is the only upscale place in Solvang from my perspective and they have a really wonderful restaurant in Root 246. The place is beautifully designed and has both outdoor and indoor areas, along with couple of bars. all of the food is interesting and unusual and all of it was great. I had the pig collar with... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I dined at Root 246 while on vacation in the Santa Ynez valley. The menu was a little quirky, but we enjoyed our appetizers (bison tartare for me!) and entrees. Service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was not at all crowded which surprised me...it seemed to have been recently remodeled but was possibly suffering from the... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We had only a glass of wine, but it was superb. And sitting outdoor enjoying it just made the evening perfect. The very attentive and friendly staff was an extra bonus

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Carmel Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I decided to drop in to Root 246 on our first night's stay in Solvang. Once we settled in we had no reason to leave. It was such a great time we returned with friends on the second night for cocktails and small bites to start the evening. The bar has a great vibe. The seating is... More

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Orange County ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Well I was taken here for my birthday by my daughter and her husband, they live in Lompoc and wanted somewhere special to take me and my hubby. I've been here a few times but not for my special day which was at the Chefs Table, really cool, enjoyable, every dish for sure different, a surprise, and you get to... More

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