We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Root 246

420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
+1 805-686-8681
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
420 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (437)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

161 - 170 of 428 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Wonderful selections. House cabernet was surprisingly yummy. Lovely setting and charming restaurant. Good for couples, friends, family.

Thank Rather_B_Cycling
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We were lucky enough to be here during Restaurant Week and tried two of the three course meals offered. Our food was good, service was incredible. We had perfect wine pairings with our food - two excellent local wines. Save room for dessert. Lovely dining...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 4 February 2015

My wife and I were there in January for her birthday and we had the "Restaurant Week" French fish stew(with some caviar!). I forgot the name but it was scrumptious as was the salad and the flan like desert. Service was great as was the...More

Thank LarryBuellton
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We visited Solvang during Santa Ynez Restaurant Week (unbeknowsed to us before we got there), and they were offering several unique 3 course meals. We had the short ribs with ceasar salad, and a really interesting dessert - a "donut" filled with custard and covered...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This restaurant was a wonderful find in Solvang. With so much cartoonishly-Danish-with-Swedish-meatballs, Root 246 was a classy standout. It started with a top notch cocktail list. Luxardo! I decided on the martini flight and was given excellent suggestions from our server who asked a few...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We came here on the 24th of December and they have on the menu a full tasting one specially made for christmas. We tried everything on the menu and was very sarisfied with all of the food! A tip though: they often offer discounts for...More

1  Thank Sparky_sparks10
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stopped by for happy hour and decided to try their price fixed menu. Wow, what a good decision. Only on Tuesday and Wednesday with a limited staff they focus on a limited selection. You can choose several alternatives but don't expect to select something...More

Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We had dinner reservations and we arrived on time. This restaurant has an impressive bar/lounge area. We were promptly greeted by Jensen. She was attentive and made some recommendations, My husband ordered the 5 spice pgoose and I ordered the steele head trout. Both dishes...More

Thank Zina E
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I live in the Santa Ynez Valley and have been to Root 246 several times. Each time I hope it will be better, but it isn't. The atmosphere is classy, but the food doesn't live up to the atmosphere. It's a nice place to eat,...More

Thank caseybemis
Reviewed 4 January 2015

OK... Your are in Solvang and are looking for someplace to eat. I know, Solvang is known for its Scandinavian roots, but you really don't feel like Swedish meatballs or gravlax. Well, if you really want a treat, the Route 246 is the place! If...More

Thank drewster63
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Solvang
Hotel Corque
839 reviews
.10 km away
Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
441 reviews
.29 km away
King Frederik Inn
275 reviews
.30 km away
Wine Valley Inn & Cottages
1,239 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe
180 reviews
.13 km away
Solvang Restaurant
374 reviews
.11 km away
The Solvang Bakery
206 reviews
.05 km away
Ingeborg's World Famous Danish Chocolates
129 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hans Christian Andersen Park
157 reviews
.06 km away
Toccata Tasting Room
20 reviews
.15 km away
Carivintas Winery
18 reviews
.18 km away
Dascomb Cellars Tasting Room
20 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
22 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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: +1 805-686-8681
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing