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: 8056868681
  • 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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Root 246 at Hotel Corque reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)romantic (44)special occasion (44)notable wine list (35)great for outdoor dining (26)neighborhood gem (19)vibrant bar scene (17)good for groups (12)hot spot (12)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Solvang trip
    L0723VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The restaurant had a good selection of food and was quite delicious. The service was attentive, especially the bus staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful, ditch the tiny tables
    drdanj
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXPECT THE BEST - AND GET IT
    TwofortheRoad
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kekaVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    duck fritters with home made guinness mustard. yum. lamb shanks a little dry and green sauce a bit spicy. Steelhead trout was wonderful
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food in a tourist area
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Aweseome!
    Chipuma
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DeeLish
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    All-around, wonderful dining experience. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service in Solvang
    NancyTX
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High quality food
    overpricedVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in Solvang
    rchapman
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing for Fathers Day Brnch
    healthy805
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Leezm
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Love Root 246. A very calm and peaceful place to eat wonderful food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh, what could have been...
    MicheeReviews
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Daringly Undahish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not as expected
    chrisVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1053 reviews are from the Root 246 at Hotel Corque reviews archive.