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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 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
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We at here for our special Christmas 2014 dinner. We had the four course meal and by the time we got to the dessert we were extremely full. The food was very tasty and presentation was outstanding. The staff was knowledgeable about the food and...More

Thank Orpah H
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Second time at Root 246, first time was a few years ago during president day weekend getaway. Back then the place was packed we had to be seated at the bar. We even had couples crowding our table and trying to grab it once we...More

Thank AriBull
Reviewed 13 December 2014

There are a lot of frankly mediocre restaurants in Solvang. This one bucks the trend. It is simply outstanding in all respects. We booked a table for 4 on Thanksgiving Day evening. Most restaurants drop their standards over Thanksgiving and offer up no choice and...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is an amazing and amazingly affordable experience at Root 246, a classy wine-focused restaurant in Danish-themed Solvang. The restaurant and bar are beautifully decorated, but the kitchen experience is so cool! They take reservations for up to 4 people. There's lots of room and...More

1  Thank Wendy v
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4 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.
22 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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