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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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239 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 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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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great food and friendly service. We had the Tri-tip and it was cooked just right as well as flavorful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Alamo, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went to Root 246 shortly after it opened as a Bradley Ogden project. It was innovative and fantastic. Four years later and it is a mere shadow of it's former self. Indifferent service, limited menu options (read meat-eaters who visit native-run casinos) and and overall lack of quality. Would not recommend.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great surroundings and awesome menu and wine. Perfect after a day of wine tasting. Excellent location.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went here because it was open and the menu looked interesting. We shared an appetizer, salad, and a main course. It was the right amount of food and everything was excellent. The wines by the glass were great. and our server Janson gave us perfect recommendations. The place is modern and elegant inside with a very nice outside patio.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Have dined here in the past and It is always a pleasure. This time we watched the world cup final. Great service, great Martinis(bloody may looked good too) and fun but classy atmosphere! Patios are absolutely beautiful!

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