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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Front of the house is awesome, very romantic, with a well thought out decor. Back of the house... fire the chef. The menu is an attempt at fusion and the reinterpretation of classic dishes... and completely fails at it. The shrimp and Thai Mole..yuck. The...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made an unplanned stop in Solvang on the way home from a trip visiting other parts of the Central Coast. I did a quick google search on best restaurants in Solvang while standing on the street, and this one came up. As soon as...More

Thank Chantel B
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We ate at the bar and had the filet tacos, grilled cheese and a couple glasses of wine. Delicious. They had more then enough staff to stop by wihtout being over zealous. Kep our drinks coming as we needed, The tacos were to die for...would...More

Thank 578shellys
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This restaurant offers a bar and a separate dining room. The bar is spacious for a larger group. The food was average at best and pricey. We ordered the brussle sprouts as an appitizer. They were very good although not differet from any other that...More

Thank Travelnut_10_10
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We enjoyed Root 246 our first night so much we returned for a second. The seating is intimate and I suggest reservations! We did not have them and were visiting just after the 101 had to sadly be closed due to this winter's weather and...More

1  Thank Newlovenewlife2012
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Happy Valentine’s Day! My SO surprised me for dinner here. We walked in and they sat us right away and gave me a long stem red rose 🌹(Love this place already!). Our waitress, Jansen, came by shortly after and poured us water and took our...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful mid range restaurant in Solvang California... the food is amazing, the associates take time to enjoy conversation, and the casual and at times business casual environment is terrific... Starters, main dish, and deserts are all homemade from truly basic organic foods...More

Thank 293bradleyc
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Made a last minute reservation here after arriving in Solvang. We weren’t real hungry, but figured we should have something after our long day of travel. Our server, Dana was great. We asked to split a salad and the braised short rib. We figured it...More

1  Thank 2ReadyforVacation
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Upscale farm-to-table, American cuisine restaurant with great ambience and attentive staff. I had mussels and French fries (moules frites). The duck fat fries were perfect and the mussels’ broth was excellent.

Thank Francisco_Maia
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It had been some time since I visited Root 246 for dinner. It was my birthday and my daughter and I wanted something special. We found our experience very ordinary and that was disappointing.

1  Thank Pat R
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3 June 2017|
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Response from SPAT7 | Reviewed this property |
It is a dine in restaurant with tables arranged close to each other. They have outside seating as well and that could be used when arrived with pets.
21 August 2015|
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
If I were you I would look at the menu on line. If that doesn't answer all your questions,I would call & talk to them. They may have expanded the menu since we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-8681
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