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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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Ventura, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the Caesar salad. It did not taste like a Caesar dressing, was quite bland. They were out of the Carpaccio; we shared the cheese plate, which was fine. All in all we just expected more. We would not go back no would we recommend this restaurant. There seem to be many more places here with... More 

Thank UcellaBella
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, modern setting, with glass and wood structure with a large wine cellar. A bit pricey for the portions served, but food was really good, although the bread was dry and hard, but I guess that´s how it's suppose to be in this modern, "artisan" times. Enjoyed the confit duck breast in berry sauce, just slightly rubbery but fine.... More 

Thank Eric R
Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I used to love this place and had recommended it to many friends. Treated family to pricey dinners and was happy to do it. But things have been heading downhill for some time, and the last visit was awful. My wife's steak was overcooked (she ordered it rare - to - medium rare, specifying warm red center). She sent it... More 

Thank kmfesq
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant -- aesthetically beautiful; wonderfully laid out and designed. Warm friendly reception. The menu was good -- was hoping some more unique selections -- such as game, but all around it was good. The portion size of the proteins I felt were small, however the accompanying vegetables were generously sized and extremely fresh and well prepared. Great wine list.... More 

Thank Hedgie18
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

1 Thank SheepdogPlanet
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Very expensive which would be ok if the food was at least good. The presentation is great then you taste it and sigh. The first time I came here was for breakfast and it was superb. I absolutely hate spending good money for "ok" food. The service was good but it looked like she was gritting her teeth the entire... More 

Thank Catherine P
Chicago area
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245 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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?