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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Ranked #10 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
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
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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La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Next the stylish Le Corque Hotel, you'll find this gem of a restaurant for grownups called Root 246. It seems out of it's element...in a quaint Danish town filled with pastries and gift shops...and something you'd expect to find in downtown San Francisco but certainly not here. Exceptional wait staff - especially Janzen. Don't miss the experience - unique menu... More 

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Oxnard, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were here for dinner with a group of 60. We were seated outside in a nice courtyard area. We each paid $45 and what we got was chicken, tri tip, baked beans, green salad and bread!! Nothing special and not worth $45!! The chicken was dry (no surprise there) but the tri tip was edible. I didn't try the... More 

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Orange County, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a great find Quality food, ambiance, town and wow the walk through solvang afterwards will kill the dessert caloric intake. It's a must Great Service and romantic too Pack.up and visit wine country and stay at the local inn. Highly recommend

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Carlsbad, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The ambiance is great, the food excellent. The plating is careful, even could be considered artistic. Run by serious staff who are serious about being inventive. In contrast, the service could only be described as inattentive. We were there on a Wednesday evening, off season. The restaurant was less than a quarter full. There were staff all over the place,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Solvang. We eat there several times a year and have always had good food in a very nice setting. I would recommend reservations, especially on weekends, as this place has a good local and tourist following.

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Avila Beach, Ca.
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Root 246 was recommended by a friend so we decided to try their happy hour. They offer discounted draft beer, wine by the glass and well drinks. They had several food items on the happy hour menu including French dip sliders - two sliders for $4.00. Wow! They are served on very crusty bread with an au jus sauce that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I love Root 246! My friends and I had a wonderful Sunday brunch at Root 246. The foods were fresh and well prepared. It's a wonderful way to spend an easy Sunday morning before heading back home to LA. I'll have to go back and try their dinner.

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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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