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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Long Beach, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We came here on the 24th of December and they have on the menu a full tasting one specially made for christmas. We tried everything on the menu and was very sarisfied with all of the food! A tip though: they often offer discounts for full tasting menus on a special date/event/party in advance so probably a good idea is... More 

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Sonoma, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by for happy hour and decided to try their price fixed menu. Wow, what a good decision. Only on Tuesday and Wednesday with a limited staff they focus on a limited selection. You can choose several alternatives but don't expect to select something from an extensive menu. That limited choice turned out to be outstanding. We are sure... More 

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Orange, California, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had dinner reservations and we arrived on time. This restaurant has an impressive bar/lounge area. We were promptly greeted by Jensen. She was attentive and made some recommendations, My husband ordered the 5 spice pgoose and I ordered the steele head trout. Both dishes were fresh and cooked to our liking. The goose was overly salty and I'm not... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I live in the Santa Ynez Valley and have been to Root 246 several times. Each time I hope it will be better, but it isn't. The atmosphere is classy, but the food doesn't live up to the atmosphere. It's a nice place to eat, but there are better restaurants in the Valley. Some even have better food at a... More 

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silicon valley
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

OK... Your are in Solvang and are looking for someplace to eat. I know, Solvang is known for its Scandinavian roots, but you really don't feel like Swedish meatballs or gravlax. Well, if you really want a treat, the Route 246 is the place! If you have my other reviews, you probably see that I travel a bit. I must... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We at here for our special Christmas 2014 dinner. We had the four course meal and by the time we got to the dessert we were extremely full. The food was very tasty and presentation was outstanding. The staff was knowledgeable about the food and quick in their service and keeping up with making sure you were being taken care... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Second time at Root 246, first time was a few years ago during president day weekend getaway. Back then the place was packed we had to be seated at the bar. We even had couples crowding our table and trying to grab it once we were done.....yes that's how popular and good it was. We detoured through Solvang , on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There are a lot of frankly mediocre restaurants in Solvang. This one bucks the trend. It is simply outstanding in all respects. We booked a table for 4 on Thanksgiving Day evening. Most restaurants drop their standards over Thanksgiving and offer up no choice and just the regular standard turkey fare. Not so 246! There was a four course meal... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is an amazing and amazingly affordable experience at Root 246, a classy wine-focused restaurant in Danish-themed Solvang. The restaurant and bar are beautifully decorated, but the kitchen experience is so cool! They take reservations for up to 4 people. There's lots of room and you sit back far enough to watch the Executive Chef conduct the other chefs like... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice for a comfortable glass of wine and appetizers before dinner Decor is very trendy and edgy. Great fire in the bar

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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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