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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the bar, great atmosphere, good food. Friendly staff. Overall great place to chill. Also very convenient that it is located right next to the Hotel Corque. Perfect location in town!!

Thank CaliChris10
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Solvang on August 16 and 17 to primarily go to the Solvang Fiesta Theatre and its production of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Upon the recommendation of Trip Advisor we chose Root 246. What a great choice from the beautiful lounge area with hospitable attention and tables semi-enclosed in quasi alcoves.The service was extraordinary. In recent months my... More 

Thank Charles N
Santa Clara, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Mom & I stopped in for happy hour during a recent trip to Solvang. This place is excellent - the happy hour menu had lots of choices in small plates, so it was hard to decide. Everything we at (lamb lollipops, charcuterie plate, fish tacos) was terrific. We literally made a dinner meal out of the appetizers. We ate... More 

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Chicago area
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237 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great little bites for little$$, $4.00 wine, how can you beat it? Nice staff, pleasant patio. Try it out

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't bother. Very limited menu. Food was expensive and unimpressive. Good service though. Had a hard time 5 something I wanted to eat...they had 8_-10 choices for dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newbury Park, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and plentiful, service was good, ambience was good except for the food stains on the wall were a distraction, everything else was tasty and served hot. Overall a nice special occasion restaurant. Good happy hour beforehand, with entertainment (on the weekends) we were there ( don't know about midweek) overall nice place.

Thank Phillip R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really only had Happy Hour and small plates which were fine and the price was right. Beautiful evening to sit on the outdoor patio. Rating is due the surliness of the staff.

Thank Belzob
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here about (3) years ago and really enjoyed it!!! So we were expecting a similar experience - not so lucky. I asked for a nice table when I booked - instead of a quiet booth in the dining area (open because it was a Sunday night), we were seated in the bar dining area.... The server was attentive... More 

Thank mrschultze
Carlsbad, ca
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is great spot for happy hour. Food is good and great happy hour selection. Really nice patio to have dinner or drinks.

Thank lubigolf
New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cocktails, good food & very nice, modern decor. Service was quite exceptional as well. On the pricey side, but very romantic! We sat on these very high backed chairs facing each other and felt like we had a lot of privacy. There were a lot of couples.


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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?