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420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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Lancaster, California
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Jessica B
Solvang, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

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Thank robinma101
Cusco, Peru
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Jansen our waitress, the manager (lovely woman forgot her name sorry) and the bus boy made our whole dining experience exceptional! Without them we would have left feeling non plust about the food. They need a chef who is better at quality control! The restaurant has lovely outdoor seating with tv heaters and fireplace. Nice place to watch the world... More 

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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 

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Thank UcellaBella
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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 

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Thank Eric R
Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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 

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Thank kmfesq
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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 

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ojai,ca
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?