Root 246 at Hotel Corque
Root 246 at Hotel Corque

Root 246 at Hotel Corque

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.root-246.com/
  • Phone: (805) 686-8681
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm(last seating 8:45pm)
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm (last seating 9:45pm)
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
    Lounge opens at 4:00pm Tuesday - Sunday
    Lounge closes at 11:00pm Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Sunday
    Lounge closes at 12:00am Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Join us Sunday Brunch Buffet 10:00am-2:00pm
    $26.99 for Adults
    Tax and gratuity not included

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Root 246 at Hotel Corque
One of the most unforgettable dining experiences in Santa Barbara wine country featuring the ultimate in farm-to-table cuisine.

Local ingredients with world-class cuisine -American through and through. An innovative and artful cuisine, that comes with organic, local indulgence and connection.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Root 246 at Hotel Corque reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)special occasion (41)notable wine list (40)romantic (39)vibrant bar scene (26)great for outdoor dining (25)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (17)hot spot (16)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • A Very Limited Menu
    LindaM
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant many times, but this time the menu was so limited and contained mostly red meat items and wild game( which we do not eat) that we found it hard to pick an entree. There was only one fish and chicken choice. The chicken was very good but the fish dish was quite salty. The caesar salad was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This was our second time having brunch there. Was looking forward to it as the first time it was excellent. Food this time was.very disappointing with few food offerings. Items offered were not appetizing with a couple being unidentifiable. Definitely will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary dinner!
    KuPepper
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife and I were in Solvang for a friend's wedding and we decided to celebrate our anniversary while in town. The food and service were both great. Make sure to leave room for desserts as the donut is amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner spot in Solvang
    Jjcl4
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Outstanding wine list. Limited menu but everything we had was excellent. Exceptional service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Root 246, however
    DanoVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We loved our experience and food at Root 246. However, we feel that the info on the Open Table page is a little misleading. The "Price" with one "$" is an indication of $30 and under. We found the menu to be predominately over $30. On Oct. 23, 2014, I believe, there were only two entrees on the menu which were $30 and under. Again, I stress, that we had a great experience and great food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Karen roberts
    Saddened
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were VERY disappointed to arrive and learn that patio we had requested was taken over by a wedding party. Never has this happened before and if it happens again we will go somewhere else. If we had been notified, fine, but leaving our dogs in the car was not good. Please get notification of such events and inform reservations that patio unavailable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Second time to dine here
    Cindershop
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The experience was uneven, the restaurant was empty and it took a moment for someone to even come to the table. The manager came by to apologize after we had been waited on which actually called even more attention to the lapse..Note to diners. Do not order the short rib dish in it's current configuration, it's just odd and not well thought out. The steelhead trout was excellent even though my fellow diner found some parts of it salty I did not. The pear salad was over dressed and the pears too aromatic for the dressing. Overall it was not a great experience. I can't recommend it at this time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goer
    goer
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Don't miss this restaurant in Solvang. It's far better than all the theme restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word...Brussel Sprouts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food is divine. Love the brussel sprouts and the watermelon salad is a slice of heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining in Solvang
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I really enjoyed visiting Root 246. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious! I had a delicious Wagyu Steak that made my mouth water. The potatoes were also divine and there were so many choices on the wine list. I would definitely recommend trying a cocktail as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Root 246 - the best
    Root246Fan
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Root 246 is the best restaurant in Solvang - without question. Its interiors are beautiful, the food is exceptional [creative, full of nuance and just delicious]. The wine list is notable and the cocktails are outstanding - get the Herb Garden Gimlet. The service is impeccable and personable. I would highly recommend anyone visiting the area to make reservations and enjoy a great food experience. You will become a fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated
    DaveRaved
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Fancy restaurant with fancy sounding menu items but not very well executed. Food was just OK but would not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant expensive eat in the bar
    ANonyMouse
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food is very good and the service great but the prices are way too high for what you get. Thelarge and comfortable bar is full of locals because they have a decent bar menu and -- get this-- $4 house wines !!!! Best deal ever. We had a couple of great Ballard Chardonnays and should have ordered a round to carry into the restaurant, since the wines in there were $11 and $12. No happy hour there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service ob dinning room
    sbretro
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Janson was great! Shes waited on us before and is the perfect server, doesn't miss a beat. Makes dinning Enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch!
    Mverb
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I highly recommend the buffet style brunch (only on Sundays). A great value at $25 with exceptional food! The servers are friendly and so are the people who frequent it (a older lady picked up my gf's meal, very sweet of her!). I will go back for dinner and drinks when im in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a 6pm reservation and arrived 45min early coming from out of town and were seated immediately, everything was great but our main dish came 40min after we were done with salads and we had a concert to go to, thankfully it arrived and was very good and worth the wait!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 45th
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Everyone catered to us on our 45th Anniversary dinner. We were treated like royalty. The entire staff was friendly and very attentive. Thank you all for a great evening. Gerry & Peggy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible customer service
    foodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We requested a total of 3 cups of hot water and 1 glass of iced water, server decided to ask the bus boy to bring us 4 cups, 1 pot of hot water, 4 glasses of iced water and a whole jug of iced water. The poor bus boy had to carry all these and poured the water over onto me and my camera and camera bag... ok, so our tables were all wet and crowded with all these "drinks". So, the server (later found out to be Kelly) never introduced herself and didn't introduce anything on the menu. She checked in with us once and only once around 20 minutes after our food arrived. our food was mediocre at best. At the end,we found out kelly had already left for the nite without telling us. Anyway... not sure y it was even highly rated to start with.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dining
    ExcellenyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good dining. Menu limited but items were very good. Staff attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT--A DUD
    Billyboy53
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    While the venue is quite beautiful, and the service (contrary to many reviews) excellent, this place seems plagued with never having what is on the menu (see many old reviews). On our visit: Sangiovese wine ("SOLD OUT"): duck confit appetizer ("NOT ON THE MENU TONIGHT"); entrees smoked grouse ("SOLD OUT") and duck l'orange ("SOLD OUT"). We had just two excellent appetizers (brussels sprouts and poutine), and left. We spent a paltry $26 with tip, which isn't going to keep the doors open. The Chumash owners have done so well with their Casino and Hotel, and their wonderful Hadsten House motel, and their Corque Hotel adjacent to this place. Why such a dud for a restaurant with a short menu and high prices? We will not return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    KenL
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was my second visit to Root 246. Both were wonderful. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and efficient, and the decor is outstanding. It is one of the most comfortable and attractive restaurants I have been in--anywhere. Kudos to the architect and designer. My only "negative" observation is that the menu is a bit limited. I enjoyed the duck, and my sister had the chicken. We shared the pear salad. All were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and service were amazing. The Wagu Beef was so tender and beautifully presented. Our waitress was lovely.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect end to the day
    Justtryit
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Stayed at La Corque and decided to have dinner there after a day of driving and sightseeing. It turned out to be a good decision. Food was delicious, especially the oysters, the wine recommended by our waiter was the perfect accompaniment, and the surroundings were very pleasant. I liked the pace of our dinner : not rushed, but a good tempo to enjoy ourselves . I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    travel2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food, wine and service. Seating and low tables a little odd. Nice location in tourist town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad to have tried Root 246.
    Gman
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Found a gem in Solvang. The area has very few outstanding eating establishments, however this is one of them. The stealhead trout was probably the best we ever had outside of catching our own while up north. Both meals were A+. Server seemed confused and very rushed at times. Someone mentioned it earlier, what's with the oversize Mad Hatter chairs a tiny little tables? We will be back, often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We LOVE Root 246
    JulieofSY
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Absolutely love Root 246 and their "Martini Flight" where I was able to choose 3 different Yummy martinis! Great food as it always is and my husband loves the "whiskey list". Great for a romantic date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing ambience
    JeffTVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised how amazing the bar and dining area. It was pretty slow on a later Thursday. They have a great martini flight, and some good wines by the glass, though they don't do wine flights. We did mostly appetizers, and were a bit disappointed that two of their best reviewed ones (bison tartar and duck bites) were sold out. We ate some of their others, which were good/very good, but not why we came to this place. Overall the server (who is also their beer manager), was what made the night, along with the setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So so for the price
    PjacrouxVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was lacking. I had the impression that our waitress was stationed on the patio and checked on us when she had time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is fantastic from the food to the ambiance, I could not find one thing that they could improve on except for the bartender in the lounge was a bit slow, we probably would have ordered an appetizer but she took too long to take our order, but she was quite friendly and the drink was terrific
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been coming to Root246 for several years, and the food has always been excellent. Service has consistently been only average however. It appears whenever we have visited the restaurant there is always a large party being served, so everyone else in the restaurant has to wait for service. If you plan to attend the local Solvang theater after dinner, I would recommend a minimum of 2 hours if you plan to dine at Root 246.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected style in quaint Solvang
    Ballard
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Root 246 is a hidden sophisticated gem in quaint Solvang. The décor is stylish, with several options including the dining room, the bar and the lovely outdoor patio. The menu has mouth watering gourmet options that offer a nod to the restaurant's owners, the native Chumash Indians, but very palatable to American and International clientele. The wine list favors outstanding local wineries and appellations. The servers are both professional and knowledgeable. We found the service a bit slow, but were in no rush. I highly recommend this fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We ate here about a year ago and had a good experience. The food is really good and very well prepared. They have a great wine list and the wait staff really takes care of you. It is well worth the effort to eat here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1076 reviews are from the Root 246 at Hotel Corque reviews archive.
  • Great place for Sunday Brunch
    operachick
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We made a reservation for the opening time at Sunday Brunch. We sat outside. It was a beautiful morning and very quiet and peaceful. The service was unobtrusive but attentive. The buffet is not large, but everything is delicious. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday dinner
    Erik
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We called ahead for reservations and were given 5:30 pm. We were seated near the front, a small table for 2. We noted that the next table was filled around 6 pm. and several couples or parties over the next hour in the larger "booths" on the other side of the room. It would have been much nicer had we been given that choice upon arriving. The food: it was cooked very well and served nicely with professional, friendly servers who cared about keeping us happy. The overall experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our anniversary dinner was perfect….good service, good menu recommendations and a most memorable personalized complimentary dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow... just, wow!
    malibu
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A first time visit....great atmosphere. We went @ 5 on a Sunday and it was empty. Service was impeccable. My husband and I split a half Visitadore plate for our appetizer. Best. Appetizer. EVER. House-cured sausage, bacon & pepperoni. 3 different cheeses, apples slices, almonds, honey drenched raisins, water crackers, honey dipping sauce. Oh, and 2 shots of bourbon included. Nothing short of brilliant!!!! My husband enjoyed the Prime rib special, I had the Wagyu top sirloin. We split the root beer creme brûlée. Sublime! Bravo, Root 246!! We hope to visit again someday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lana
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Oiur server Dana was fabulous! All of her food and wine recommendations were spot on. This was our first time in Solvang as well as dining at Root 246 and we are already looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best thing was the honey!
    FrankDD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Strange seating arrangement (think Mad Hatter with large chairs); quality of food was poor, strangely spiced. 4 dishes and no one liked anything, (and no one is "food picky"). Best bet, cheese sampler and its honey spread. Server who couldn't be found. Prompt and professional bus/table cleaning service. Eat here previously and it was so much better then.
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  • Our best dining experience ever?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Four of us dined at Root 246 on Thursday July 10, 2014 and had what just might be our best meal ever. Highlights: - The menu and the food: I had the lamb three ways, two had the goat three ways, one had the tri-tip. Heavenly. - The wine: OMG. The selection of impossible-to-find local gems was astonishing. We had a bottle of 2010 Ground Effect "Rock Garden" from Paso Robles, a blend of Grenache, Counoise, and Syrah. All the wines were reasonably priced. - Service: We could hardly have had a more charming, attentive, and helpful server than Dana. She was a superb listener and keyed in on what we were really trying to achieve with our dinner. Afterward she gave us a tour of the kitchen and introduced us to the staff. We want to go back ASAP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cindy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went for brunch and was a little disappointed. The quality and variety of food offered is nothing like it used to be. I'm not sure I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate