Root 246 at Hotel Corque

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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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BM
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was impeccable. The crayons on the table were a unexpected nice touch.

MD
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in the heart of solvang. Excellent service. Knowledgeable wait staff. Will return!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Decent food. Very poor service. Our server neglected us the entire meal. No refills of drinks, no offering of additional food/dessert.

KC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great, ambience great, service great. Menus choices well thought out and prepared. Definitely return visit.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was ok. Seemed like there was a lot going on that night. Waiter seemed like he was rushing to get out.

ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a chance coming here as our friends told us that their experience was just ok. They told us that they had to return the Halibut 2x and it was still dry.
I love Halibut and I really wanted it. So I told the server to tell the chef not to overcook the fish. And it was moist and perfect.
Anyways, it was a great time. My wife loved her scallops. I did too. I love my meat and seafood mid rare but I know some restaurants would not always grant my request.
I will come back here anytime I'm in Solvang. Oh and the cocktails were wonderful as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place simply beautiful ambiance when walking in. We sat outside for my wife's birthday as it was a beautiful autumn evening. Our server was prompt. Had excellent recommendations. We had the nightly special burrata on toast and roasted cauliflower to start. We followed this by the house foccia. For the entree we had braised lb and fried chicken which was pretty good. The lamb was delicious. Fried chicken was good. We finished with an ice cream sandwich on the house for the birthday. We settled for the barrel aged cocktails. Definitely one of the best old fashions and Manhattans I've had. Highly recommend this place if you are visiting Solvang.

L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for my birthday dinner. The patio was perfect for the warm evening. Highly recommend the Brussels sprouts and steak.

PG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try this restaurant on a whim, as it was only a short block away from where we were staying.

We are SO VERY GLAD we chose this restaurant! The service was impeccable! The food..... I just can't describe just how wonderful everything was!

Next time we are in Solvang, we will be dining here again!

KS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Root 246 for our bachelorette dinner! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was just right! The only slight drawback was the "gifting" of the dessert platter for the bride-to-be, but there was a charge for it, without any communication with any of the people hosting the dinner. Typically when items are brought from the chef without warning they are complimentary. It was an abundant and tasty dessert display, but a heads up that it was a discounted price rather than a complimentary price would have been better received. This small setback certainly didn't mar our overall experience. We would recommend Root 246 and will be back!

ML
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had GREAT wine and great food for our tenth anniversary. All around GREAT time.

N
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our anniversary dinner . Food was as expected as was the service . Nothing to complain about but nothing memorable either .

AL
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food with lovely presentation. Wait staff was attentive but not overly attentive. Perfect balance. Food was amazing. We had a lovely salad with peaches and tomatoes. The charred octopus was fork tender and my polenta was crispy with an amazing sauce. We split a dessert which was the perfect ending for the meal.

MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, atmosphere and service! Chef Pink has created an outstanding local menu in a hip but elegant vibe. This restaurant elevates Solvang to a new foodie level with the wine list and specialty cocktails matching the changing menu. The place has different sections so you can go either elegant in main dining area, have it more casual and hip in the bar area or kick it on the outside patio where it is comfortable for kids and adults alike. A must go for dining when in the area!

A
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so incredible! I took my boyfriend down to Solvang for his birthday and wanted to take him to what I felt would be the nicest place in town. They sure didn't disappoint! From the food to the service to the ambiance---absolutely wonderful experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table near us was way too loud unfortunately. The last half of our meal was a bit painful.

MV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant many times but my friends had not. As usual, it was excellent! I loved it and so did ALL my friends! I highly recommend dining here!!

AN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Christian was very personable, ask for him as a server!

OT
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fine dining, our server Chad, was outstanding.

B
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful fried chicken and halibut. RibEye too.
Pink is a great chef.

NR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked our reservation at Root 246 not knowing anything about the restaurant because were pretty adventurous that way. I am happy to report that we all had a wonderful experience. Our server, Dana, was very attentive and the rest of the staff, especially Kevin, took wonderful care of us as well.

The food was excellent, from the salads and appetizers all the way through to the desserts. Special shout out to the Fried Chicken. It was Oh My God good.

We will definitely return and recommend it to everyone we know!

OT
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went there with my sister, mom and niece during a girls trip to Solvang. Everything was very good! Recommended to anyone visiting the town.

GC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...from cocktails through desert! Will definitely be back...and recommend.

LO
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your boothes where we can hear each other! Food delicious, service by Dana wonderful as always!

Z
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service food was very good beautiful plating I had octopus and wife had scallops. The scallops were just a tad undercooked but still really good octopus was done perfectly

RA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was just right, but a family with loud and screaming kids were sat next us.

RS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special request for a quiet booth was honored. Service was attentive, and a minor misstep in order was quickly and cheerfully corrected. Octopus and oysters were outstanding.
Wine list was not too impressive with almost exclusively California, but the staff quickly responded with excellent suggestions for the meals ordered.

t
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to relax over excellent food and drinks after a day cycling through wine country. treat yourself to the guilty pleasure of the prime rib eye steak paired with a bottle of Pinot Noir from Kita Wines. we also tried halibut, scallops, brussel sprouts, summer salad, shishito peppers - all excellent. relaxed ambience and friendly service. enjoy!

BC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ll appoint hotel conveniently located in Solvang. Very quiet and comfortable hotel

AD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience throughout. Great service and food was prepared as requested. Everything ordered was delicious. I highly recommend Root 246.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Appreciated the kids menu and food being served on a dinosaur. The food was good and cooked perfectly for all 3 meals. Bummed no one acknowledged our anniversary. I put this in our reservations and neither the host nor server greeted us. The service was long and we rarely got checked on. The bussers and runners were more attentive to us than anyone else, so big thanks to them. Overalll, a good night as the food didn't lack quality. Kudos for thinking of the kids, but service could have stepped up a bit. The table next to us definitely got better treatment, perhaps they knew someone there.

GC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chief Pink had turned Root 246 around, her food is innovative and delicious.

The service was good, a few little errors but out server was very apologetic and corrections were made swiftly.

We ate in the main dinning room which has been remodeled since we were there last and it is a wonderful improvement.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal experience was excellent. Christian was our waiter and was very attentive. Loved it all!

JK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my time at Route 246 restaurant. Chef Pink and Team do an excellent job curating the menu and experience. Their willingness to accommodate health preferences is something to be admired. My partner and I consider Route 246 and our "go to" restaurant when we are wanting to eat out. Last but not least, that dessert menu... Chef Burns has been another wonderful addition to the restaurant, her creativity is adding so much fun to the dessert line up.

MC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the honor of dining at the chef's table and what an overall experience!!
The service was outstanding, the food presentation was breathtaking, and of the the food was cooked to prefection.

The kitchen staff and Chef Pink had it going and were in que during the whole time. A great working team as everything clicked without question.

Thank you as i'll be a returning customer.

c
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of restaurants claim to be “farm to table” but Root 246 is definitely at the top of this category. We started with oysters which we baked, briny and sweet. The summer salad was a delight of ripe tomato, ricotta cheese, and peaches. The signature fried chicken dish was one of the best versions of that classic ever, topped with those tasty pickles. Wild caught shrimp were plump and tasted of the sea. The side sauce was a poblano mole which we won’ forget.
Greeting from the host was friendly, server was knowledgeable about both food and wine. The atmosphere was modern, casual and relaxing. The chef came out to chat with us and we were very happy to tell her how much we loved her food. This is a place to which we will be most happy to return and are glad to recommend to other diners. Enjoy!

OT
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wanted to love this place, but it was a mixed bag. Food is nicely presented and portions are generous. We tried the brussel sprouts, local halibut, caesar salad, burger and focaccia bread. However, some of the food was over salted (brussel sprouts and bread), while some was quite nice. Service was also a mixed bag. Pleasant and nice but lacked attention to detail. For example, no plates were provided for the appetizers and when we requested them, they brought tiny bread plates which were smaller than the Caesar salad leaves. We also had to keep asking for refills of water. Overall, it was nice but not necessarily memorable.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by all 5 of my guests great food and drinks

J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative presentation and preparation for locally available meats, fruits and vegetables. Friendly, knowledgeable serving staff. Menu changes with the season.

KF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent. Sort of similar to the Lark in Santa Barbara.... our party shared. Brussels spouts were so wonderful and the polenta and scallops too. It was pretty perfect for us. Not cheap but a good meal for all. Thanks Chumash, we appreciate your sense of detail. It makes a difference. Stayed at the Solvang hotel which was also clean quiet and nice ambiance.