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Root 246 at Hotel Corque
Root 246 at Hotel Corque

Root 246 at Hotel Corque Details

  • 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: Californian, American
  • 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 & Promotions: Join us Sunday Brunch Buffet 10:00am-2:00pm
    $26.99 for Adults
    Tax and gratuity not included

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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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our anniversary dinner was perfect….good service, good menu recommendations and a most memorable personalized complimentary dessert!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The restaurant had a good selection of food and was quite delicious. The service was attentive, especially the bus staff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great local wine country find. Wonderful cuisine fairly priced. Great preparation and presentation. Staff provoded just enough attention. Just rethink the furniture next time you decorate. The chairs are wonderful, for relaxing, leaning back with a drink and a book. The tables would be great for setting your drink down. Maybe this works for shorter people, but at 6'4" and my wife close to 6', it felt like perching on a couch and eating off of a coffee table. And because the table is so low, and narrow, you can't move your legs at all. I would go back, very thing else was so good. If weather allowed, I would ask for an outdoor table."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "For our 50th Anniversary we wanted the best and we got what we asked for. Except for a mis-step by the hostess, the evening was perfect. From starter to finish, every dish was a treat. The servers were extremely attentive and timed each course perfectly. We will be back to enjoy Bradley Ogden's food again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "duck fritters with home made guinness mustard. yum. lamb shanks a little dry and green sauce a bit spicy. Steelhead trout was wonderful"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Have dined here 3 times now in the past 6 months, and have not been disappointed in the food, beverages or service!! The last time we had some of the best raw oysters ever, and were told they came in from Morro Bay (believe they were Pacific Gold) - good deal and delicious! Several different dining areas to choose from, including outdoor dining - we prefer the dining area just inside to the left of the host/hostess station, as it has nice outdoor light coming in through the windows."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the whole dining experience and I think you will too. Great atmosphere and service!! I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "All-around, wonderful dining experience. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It's refreshing to see an outstanding restaurant like Root 246 now in Solvang, a small Danish town blown up into a tourist attraction. The décor is modern and minimalist, in stark contrast to the rest of the town, with soft colors, neutral stone and dark woods. There is an outdoor area with lounge furniture, and two dining areas inside: one with large, high back chairs around rectangular tables, and a second with a wall of banquette tables down one side and booths on the other. The food was beyond expectations! I had the halibut covered in a blanket of herbs & my husband had the prime rib special. Both were executed perfectly and beautifully presented. Our server was attentive & professional, but also warm and friendly. Don't miss this one!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Almost feels like this place doesn't belong in Solvang because it lacks the kitchiness and mediocre food that all the other restaurants here have. The menu was original and the food delicious."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I think this is currently the restaurant with the best food in Solvang. The menu by "celebrity chef" Bradley Ogden changes daily, so it does not necessarily correspond to their menu on the Web. You may call them to get that day's menu e-mailed to you. My review refers to dinner, not brunch, which is not as impressive."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although the food was good, the ambiance was not. You had to go get your brunch inside, yes I mean inside their commercial kitchen. As waiters were running into you in the small opening with their cleared table plates. Having to go inside their kitchen to get your food was very unappealing. I thought the server was kidding when she said we have to go to the kitchen and get the food, seriously. There are so many areas in the bar where they could have set up a small station to get the food, but to go into an unappealing kitchen! I do not plan to come back there for brunch again and don't recommend it for a special occasion such as Fathers Day!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love Root 246. A very calm and peaceful place to eat wonderful food. Great service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had high hopes for what seemed to be a find in the heart of "Danish" country, the sleepy tourist enclave of Solvang (Santa Ynez Valley), CA. The online menu led me to think that we would enjoy a spectacular represenatation of farm-to-table California cuisine. What we experienced were decent, if forgettable, offerings attached to a pricey tab. Nothing we ordered tasted especially extraordinary, nor was any one item inedible. The chefs' tendancy to over-salt only underscored the lackluster flavor of virtually everything we ate. The one exception: the handmade candy bar. Our AMAZINGLY attentive, warm server suggested the shortbread base and not-too-sweet milk chocolate cream dessert (incidentally, salted to near perfection)."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Well, maybe it does. What do I know except that there wasn't a single windmill in evidence and nothing about the place is quaint or cute. What it is is in a class by itself. The interior is both sleek and comfortable. The wine list is immense, even by Central Coast standards. The cocktails are both playful and sophisticated. And, well, then there is the food. And here let me be candid. If what you're looking for is your standard upscale fare, reliably tasty and well-prepared, you'll need to invoke your inner adventurer. Dishes here are unabashed explorations into grammar of gastronomy. They are celebrations of everything food has the wherewithal to offer the devotee. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Too bad...such a lovely restaurant. Our service was good from the busboys, however our main server had somewhat of an attitude. We ordered drinks before dinner and it took over a half hour to get them. We asked the server where the drinks were (simple drinks....scotch) and she replied, they are at the bar. One in our party said to the waitress.. why don't you bring them to us. Our drinks came just minutes before the meals arrived. Both couples in our party had the Bouf for two....seemed over priced for the quality that was presented. We won't return and we are locals."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "From the appetizers to Desert everything eas spectacular. Great service, great drinks and great food!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We normally eat at the Hitching Post when we stay at the Corque, but, too tired to drive. Root 246 is right next to hotel. Nice we could both drink wine and not have to drive! The food was a little expensive, normal for a "hotel" restaurant. However, the dinning experience was very nice. We took our time with several courses and we were never rushed by the wait staff. The staff was very good. Be aware that they may change the menu from what is on their website. Had looked forward it the Hanger steak, but, it was not served. Had the Tri Tip and was good in a Santa Maria BBQ way, not fancy but tasty. Unless we are meeting friends at the Hitching Post, we plan to eat here whenever we stay at the Corque."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My second time for Sunday brunch. Best I have had in CA. Great dining experience. Quality food that does not overwhelm you. Most brunches should take a class from root 246. Simple elegance. Well worth the 2 hour drive. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was great, we were the only party sitting outside and were able to sit right up against the fire place. The setting was romantic. Would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We'd been here a number of times before--usually loved it. On Mother's Day it was not so good. Great cocktails, good starters, but my friend's prime rib--ordered medium well--was served quite rare (sent back and cooked, but still) and my partner's $39 halibut was overcooked (which is a crime). Crust on the blueberry pie was tough. With so many more better places in the area, it will be a while before we try this again. Too bad! it used to be one of our favorites."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I live in LA and my mom lives in Lompoc. My sister read about Root 246 in the LA Times and we were excited to have a quality restaurant nearby to take mom. We made reservstions months ago. The wine list was excellent but we were VERY disappointed with the Mother's Day brunch. The food tasted like a bad, mass produced Vegas brunch and was NOT worth the $36. We would have been better off at Ihop. We are going to try it again for dinner before we write the restaurant completely. Also, since we made reservstions months ago we should have been given the choice to sit outside."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch at Route 246 is a great relaxing experience. The staff has always been friendly, attentive, and accommodating. We come here often but there doesn't seem to be as much variety and a decrease in the care and quality in which the food is being prepared. This last Sunday the eggs were cold and undercooked as we're the potatoes (undercooked). The deserts I had we're were only one bite worthy and the same as the previous weeks. I need to say that everything looked absolutely delicious, but where I use to clean my plate I left more than I ate. Will I be back - more than likely. It was still an enjoyable experience, good friends, atmosphere, just need to work on the food. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Well, not a good start as I made an open table reservation a month before and was sat at a tiny table. In the past it has always been empty when brunch starts, but now the Casino is issuing coupons to players and it was busy. I was told that I should of requested a booth or I guess I request not tiny table. Everyone that came in was asked if they had a coupon. We paid full price $27 ...probably one of the few in the restaurant paying or not discounted. Brunch buffet food was good and they had my favorite special French toast along with many other goodies. Plenty of ketchup -huge bottle with a pump, but when I (and someone else) asked for salsa...told no. Service was very good...picking up plates and attentive to our drink needs. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great service, amazing food! The Wagyu beef was the star!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Came here for dinner during a short wine tasting trip. Glad we did. We had been here once before and loved our experience then and now. Everything was great. Had the oysters and bison carpaccio- YUM! I had the chicken which was the best i have ever had. Husband had the sirloin which was very nice as well. We also had martinis and discovered a new favorite vodka! Cant wait to come back on our next trip to the area!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The brunch was not what I was expecting. It was over-priced for the food offerings. The buffet was set up in the kitchen. The choices were very limited. One glass of champagne included then $5 per glass. Wouldn't go again."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Meat was horribly fatty and the vegetarian dish was salty and gritty. Inedible. Told them and they didn't even see the problem. Very disappointing for such a beautiful and pricey restaurant."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The lamb 3 ways could have been very good but was overwhelmed by pepper, which was not listed on the menu and made it almost inedible. The brussels sprouts were overwhelmed with vinegar. This could have been an excellent meal if there wasn't so much unnecessary spices added to the dishes."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Overall just a great restaurant to dine at . Service is always perfect and the staff's attention to you is amazing."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went to here after the Vintner's festival last Saturday. I made a 5:30 pm reservation but we showed up 30 minutes early and were seated immediately as the restaurant was almost empty. Our waiter was nice and the ambience is fine. The food that was the problem. The soup was OK. The salad nothing special. Then came our main course, a beef brisket for 2, Horrible. Fatty and flavourless. The broccoli side was wilted and had an awful taste. We had a few bites and asked for the rest to go. I was too embarrassed to send the food back. I took it home and threw it out the next day. The smell in my refrigerator was overwhelming. I have been to this restaurant before and remember having good, although expensive, meals there. I won't be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had the pleasure to recently be feted at 246 for my birthday. Food excellent, ambiance romantic, staff friendly. I could not ask for a better birthday experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Maybe it is because we chose the Sunday Special, which was prime rib (yeah, I know, what did you expect). But, I got a super dry slab of meat. We were disappointed, especially, after my nephew had reccomended this restaurant so highly. Service was 'ok' but friendly. Desert was the highlight and very good. We really wanted to like Route 246, it's cozy and quite beautiful, but not sure we would go back. There are more and more good options in the Santa Ynez area, and sadly this will not be on our list In the near future."
    Dined on 4/6/2014