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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ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

AL
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fine dining, our server Chad, was outstanding.

B
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

NR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LO
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

AD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We generally love the food at Root 246 but this night the halibut was dry. No amount of sauce helped. The chef is great there. I think it was just overdone, or too thin to be moist. No halibut next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

My daughter’s birthday. The food was very small

KR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance. Food and service good but not a lot of variety.

s
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place and will be back. They had several vegan options and everything was delicious. The service was very professional.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the fresh raw oysters. Spot on mignonette and cocktail sauce. Compliments to the Chef! Reasonably priced wine list. Did not gouge.

E
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall! The service was excellent and the food was over the top: fresh and delicious, created with care, artistry and precision. (Chef Pink continues to outdo herself!) We had charred shishito peppers, summer salad (caprese salad with fresh peaches), and grilled shrimp with the best mole sauce I have ever had. Only wish I had room for dessert...I can’t wait for my next trip to Solvang and Root 246!

JE
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job! Jesica served us excellent wine, Brussel Sprouts and Halibut ... very enjoyable!

LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There aren't a lot of options for a restrictive, low-carb/Keto diet, so Root 246 gets an automatic bonus for having dishes that were low-carb friendly already or could be customized. Appetizers were decent - brussel were exceptional and so more-ish, you can't go wrong with oysters and 3 of the 4 pickle options in the tasting plate were great. (the bell pepper pickles weren't so good, the balance in the brine was off). Mains were very good - the rib eye was superb along with the arugula salad. Halibut was good, if a little underseasoned and also felt a little bit light in serving - could have used more to it, other than the fish fillet. We were so touched by the complimentary cookie and icecream though which was served because it was a special occasion for us. The lemon cake was very straightforward, not much to write home about but overall, we'd still come back again if we're in the region!

CD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience. Thanks to the staff at Root 246 for making it a wonderful night.

NL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I came here when they fist opened, and I remember being really impressed with the food/service. But this time, I have to say, was not impressive. I know they change their menu regularly, but I didn't feel there were many options. Two friends had the Rib Eye, one with blue cheese crumbles, one without. The man without the blue cheese said his steak was completely flavorless. I tried a bite and he was right. I could buy a choice steak at Vons that had more flavor. I had the polenta, it was very good. My bf had the burger and said it was pretty good. Another friend had the halibut and said it was good. The portions are very small, and its all pretty pricey. For a table of 6, with a couple drinks and no appetizers, the bill was $350, and that was without a tip.

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