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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have simply loved the restaurant. Do not miss to ask for the Merryvale Merlot 2007, one of the best wines that I ever tasted. Good for kids, nice atmosphere and a fair cost x benefit equation. I have tasted the lamb and the food was fantastic ! Congrats for all the team and thank you on behalf of my... More 

Thank Carlos M
Los Gatos, California
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

$4 Chardonnay at happy hour Thursday night. Appetizers were decent, but nothing to write about. Dinner Friday night delivered attentive service and delicious plates. Appetizers, grilled artichokes and scallops. Each was tender. My entree stood out - Squash blossoms over a quinoa, squash ratatouille atop hummus. Yum. Overall better service than our visit in 2015.

Thank Dave B
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal here. The food was excellent, and the service was courteous, attentive, but not intrusive. We sat in the lounge part of the restaurant, with cozy white leather chairs that we sank into after a long day of walking. This was an unexpected treat. We highly recommend.

Thank tjh1969
Villa Park, CA
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Root 246 twice during our visit to Solvang. Dinner was OK. My Halibut was dry; thank goodness for the sauce included with the dish. The young girl who waited on us was very nice. Our second visit was in the bar and it was very disappointing. It took quite some time to be acknowledged, and then when we... More 

Thank Donna B
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a nice birthday dinner and split the 14 oz NY, which was very good but the fries were soft. The heirloom tomato and burrata salad was tasty as well as the bread and butter. Skip the funnel cake! Only complaint was the chairs-too comfy and not appropriate for dining while sitting up straight!

Thank W.O.F.
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day of exploring six tired friends enjoyed dinner at Root 246! We were staying next door at the Corque Hotel so it was very convenient. They set us up at a round table which is always better for talking. The service was great and the menu was pleasant. Dessert was excellant. Their hand made sorbets were the best!... More 

Thank Samantha R
Redlands, California
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited twice, have the Lamb and I enjoyed it very much. Food was prompt and service was good. Large wine list and decent menu.

Thank Richard E
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After wine tasting in Los Olives, we stopped by Root 246 during their Happy Hour. We wanted to sit on the patio, but it was full so the wonderful hostess seated us in the lounge and promised to get us when a table opened up. And she really did!!! We had already ordered food at the bar, but she said... More 

Thank LiveLoveFly G
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the welcome party for the wedding. Wonderful patio and very courteous staff. Lots of fun with numerous firends

Thank Jeannine T
stamford ct
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Dinner was good, the service was pleasant and the prices were fair. Tries hard to be special and succeeds pretty well

Thank rocket41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-686-8681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?