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Root 246

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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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178 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just rolled into Solvang after a long road trip. This place was down the road from where we stayed so we thought "good enough." Boy were we pleasantly surprised. The decor is elegant but comfy. Love the big chairs and the uncrowded table arrangements. The food was great -- we both had the Italian paninis -- I had a green... More 

Thank Vickie S
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our Christmas Eve s dinner here after the early mass. Nice ambience and good service. The food was quite great.

Thank noolek
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere at this eating establishment was nice. It seems more of a wine bar than an eatery... food was average and overpriced with service to match. Good selection of wines and spirits however. Nice outside patio dining available

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a nice and modern ambience, it is clean and inviting. Service is slow but servers were nice and polite. Our Food took a long time to be served... and it was just ok. Nothing especial for a $40 dishes. I was expecting way more. :( we decided to skip desert....

Thank Michele S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by the staff at the hotel next door, Hotel Corque. The food was great as was the service. We had some perfectly cooked duck. After dinner, we went over to the bar and the bartenders were friendly too. Nice, upscale place. Worth the cost.

Thank StephSelesnick
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did I hit Solvang on a week when the cooks were on vaca? This was by far some of the WORST restaurant food I have ever had the displeasure of eating. My dog could cook better than this. We had a total of 4 meals between all of us and there was not one redeeming bite in the lot. The... More 

Thank Rmeen022
Lancaster, California
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Root 246. This was so very nice to find a jewel of an upscale restaurant in Solvang. We easily made reservations through Hotel Corque for 5:30. We had a phenomenal server, Jansen who was an absolute treat. We had a commonality in Corvette's which added to the evening's fun. My wife ordered the Seabass... More 

Thank Speed454
Helsingborg, Sweden
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We took a break at Root 246 at their Happy Hour and to watch the first innings of the 5th game in the World Series. Good beers, nice wine and affordable snacks at the Happy Hour.

Thank Bass63
San Marcos, California
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Watched World Series and enjoyed happy hour specials. We enjoyed great wine and average apps for a great price. Large lounge and modern decor. I'd be back!

Thank Jessica B
Solvang, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I went with a friend for happy hour and couldn't believe the low prices and delicious food. We had incredible fish tacos as an appetizer and they were very generous portions. We ordered 2 other appetizers and also dessert. Yummy!

Thank robinma101

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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
US$25 - US$100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?