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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
805-686-8681
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    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
High end~

we received coupons to eat here. We had always wanted to try it. It is mostly wine with a limited food menu. It is not your regular fare. my husband doesn't do pretty food.(he never gets full) But the ambiance is very nice!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Donna R
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Lompoc, California, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Lompoc, California, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we received coupons to eat here. We had always wanted to try it. It is mostly wine with a limited food menu. It is not your regular fare. my husband doesn't do pretty food.(he never gets full) But the ambiance is very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love this place. Even though it doesn't open until 4pm except Sundays, the during the week happy hour from 5-6:30pm is the bomb. With $4 well drinks & $4-$8 Appitizers are so delicious. Lamb dollies Canitas tacos Beef dip & Meatbal sliders, wow a must visit

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A hip bar that always has good vibe for this small little town. Food can be terrific but of late has been off the mark. The grilled brussel sprouts are often excellent. the dining room doesn't get the traffic it deserves.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Right in town. It a bit pricey for the quality of food, but it's also great in a pinch. Everything else was closed so we got burgers right before closing. They were okay, but the service was incredibly friendly. Overall good experience.

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Carlsbad, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Service was terrible and food was just ok. We waited about 15 minutes before we were even offered a drink, they brought the wrong wine, which upon questioning they assured us was the right one. We accepted it under suspicion, but then saw a full bottle of what we first ordered. Grenache Blanc is not dark red, like the wine... More 

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peachtree city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

reserved table for special occasion dinner. Very good followup on telephone message reservation request. Arrived during happy hour, drink/food prices seemed very reasonable for this town. Crab cakes were delicious, chicken confit quite ordinary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Thank you to the staff at Root 246. We had an amazing dinner! Cudo's to the Chef....he prepared a "chef's choice" dinner for us...from a melon summer salad to a goat cheesecake. Our waiter was excellent as well. Thank you for making this a great evening.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent! My pork chop was deliciously cooked to perfection.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Food was good. My wife and I shared the cheese and cured meats plate, and the arugula/watermelon salad. The salad was supposed to have goat cheese but it did not. And the cured meats were fine but only a few pieces. Ice cream was amazing!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a very cool place to meet for drinks and dinner. The atmosphere is comfortable and stylish. The food options were great. The night we dined there the restaurant was offering a great burger special. It took a long time for the food to arrive. I assume the delay was caused by everybody ordering the special. When the burgers... More 

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