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About 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.

420 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American

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)
Lounge opens at 4:00pm Tuesday - Sunday

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 686-8681

Website:
http://www.root-246.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Root 246 at Hotel Corque Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful interior with warm ambiance, good food and friendly attentive service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Quick summary, I will be coming here again. Rib eye steak was fantastic. Flat bread appetizer was really good.

The not quite so good. Caesar salad was served using whole romaine leaves (including the nasty end parts) drizzled with caesar dressing. Dressing was good, I don't like having to cut up a salad before I eat it. Plus the whole romaine leaves don't make it look very appetizing. I will probably pass on this item next time I visit.

Chairs are a bit awkward, but comfy.

Our waiter Daniel was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

IT WAS OUR FIRST VISIT TO ROOT 246 BUT A PLEASANT CHANGE OF FOOD IN THE SOLVANG COMMUNUITY WHICH HAS MOSTLY DANISH FOOD. LOCATION NEXT TO THE HOTEL CORQUE IS VERY CONVENIENT. WE WILL RETURN ON ANOTHER VISIT.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a wonderful server, who we can’t remember the name of. I’m so sorry but it was her birthday and she was friendly and helped us with some ideas on where to go for our trip.
Food and drinks were lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The farm-to-table food was excellent. There are a limited number of menu items, made with seasonal ingredients, so I think the chef can concentrate on doing a few dishes well instead of making numerous dishes in a mediocre way. The service was very good. Our group of 7 was in a private room and the service hit the sweet spot of being attentive without being overbearing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Sunday brunch on the patio with family. Beautiful day great food and good service. Will definitely go back for dinner

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had made a reservation for a party of 10. The staff at Root 246 provided us our own room, which was nice and personal. The wait staff was excellent and did not rush us through our meal. The food and drinks were excellent. Root 246 allowed my wife to have an excellent birthday dinner with our friends.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was fabulous! Amazing food, service and ambience. Very gluten free friendly and accommodating. Our whole table had the tomato soup and lamb lollies. All GF 😉

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Meh. Everyone was very nice and professional, but the food was extremely overpriced for the quality. Both our dishes lacked flavor and were very uninspired.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They had great ratings but all of that was totally undeserved - Service was so slow 25 min from clearing salads to entrees! The veggie spaghetti entree looked miserable when it arrived. The entire dish was covered with sauce that looked like it had been baking under a heat lamp for the entire 25 min and when you got into the pasta we discovered a fettuccine noodle that was way past aldente, i.e., mush. My wife’s flatbread was brown on the bottom but raw dough inside. We sent both entrees back and didn’t want to reorder. The waiter sent the resturant manager over - he ultimately comped our entire bill. The manager admitted that the new chef had made the pasta and obviously hadn’t perfected it yet! Nice to know that now but too late to salvage our night out.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Enjoyed our lovely booth, friendly, attentive service and delicious dinner. Interesting, tasty craft cocktails, delicious cheese plate, great sword fish and rib eye. Would go back again when visiting wine country. Fresh and current.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love eating at Root 246 in the little Danish town of Solvang. Excellent appetizers, food, and desserts... plus a very, VERY good wine list. They give you free, delicious, warm bread and butter, but I try to steer clear of it and save room for my favorite main course: the Shake & Bake chicken. It is SO good... tender, juicy chicken with a crisp skin and tasty mashed potatoes. YUM!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had an excellent meal and service at Root 246. Each dish we ordered was fresh, unique, and very high quality. The service was excellent. We were here for a birthday and they wrote happy birthday on the dessert plate in chocolate sauce which was a sweet touch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service were excellent, with one glaring exception: scallops. Those choosing a filet, swordfish or the halibut raved. The scallops were served on a bed of spicy hot mustard, garnished with hot spicy cucumber, and a spicy pico vegetable medley, with peppers. The result whas the taste of the scallops was non-existent. Only the burn was on the palate. To add to the problem, I cannot eat bell peppers at all can eat other hot spices only in moderation. The server replaced my plate with three scallops on mashed potatoes. The menu did not reflect the peppers and spiciness, and led to a long evening of gastric discomfort.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very nice atmosphere and seating both inside and outside. Great menu. Superb food. Wonderful service. Very friendly, professional and attentive service really added to a great meal. Will definitely be coming back here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Best charcuterie!! Amazing wine. Very romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was staying at Hotel Corque so I went in for breakfast. It was very nice with a comfortable and modern ambiance. Good service. Decided to go back for dinner and it was a disappointment. The restaurant was empty but the service was quite slow. The server seemed to be busy with other things.... I asked about the grilled avocado with ceviche.... she said it was good but there was no enthusiasm or talk about different appetizers that they might be known for..... when it came, the ceviche was tasteless and the avocado was hard. When the server finally came back I told her it was just completely underwhelming and to please pack the bottle of wine I had ordered as I was going to leave . A woman I believe may have been the manager did interact with me and was quite apologetic and let me know that she did appreciate my feedback. I went to another local eatery and was not disappointed.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent restaurant with great atmosphere.
Food and drinks high quality.
One of best restaurants we have ever been to.
Could be in San Francisco or New York City and would be in top ten.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Best restaurant for dinner in Solvang, hands down.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Seated promptly. Drink and appetizer orders taken promptly. Shake and bake chicken was SO moist. Yummy mashed potatoes. Husband had 8oz sirloin, made your eyes roll back in your head, so good. Amazing wine selection. Signature cocktails were delicious; French Greyhound and Skinny Dip. Water glasses always filled. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Overall wonderful experience

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was terrible. $42 flavorless ribeye that I had to eat smothered with A1 sauce to make palatable. Blue Cheese souffle seemed to be pre-prepared and refrigerated but tasted burnt! Our most expensive, yet worst, meal in Solvang. Avoid at all costs

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary! To top off great drinks, delicious local wines, and fabulous food, Root 246 presented us with a candle-lit piece of tiramisu decorated with their good wishes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place for a date or any occasion. Fancy, make sure you dress up. Kids are welcome there but I personally wouldn't recommend to bring the little ones. Great service, super friendly. Super good food and drinks quality. Pricy but within overall prices in Solvang while you are getting a guaranteed best quality. If you are in Solvang for one night that's the place. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had dinner here before going to see "Newsies" at the theatre. 6:00 on a Thursday was a good, quiet time. We were cold in the more formal room and we're obligingly reseated in the bar room with comfy booth chairs. I can vouch for the poblano chile entree and the brussel sprouts and the compressed watermelon salad. All really delicious! Wonderfully accommodating service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Perfect spot for dinner after wine tasting...Simply delicious!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Not our cup of tea. We finally tried it after reading all the great reviews (although the locals don't recommend it). The patio is lovely on a warm evening, and the cocktails were okay, not as good as others you can get in SYV. Service was not attentive despite a mostly empty dining room and patio. We ordered oysters to start, they were not great. They didn't have that right-from-the-sea flavor that makes you know you're eating a fresh oyster, and the liquid was cloudy and a little gummy. We left after the oysters and went to The Landsby. Not saying this rest doesn't have great nights, but this wasn't one of them. It was also very quiet and felt dead.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Need to do something about afternoon sun. If you are faced westward sun is directly in your eyes.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

4th time dining at 246. Food was good and as expected for this level of restaurant. Service is below required for this level of restaurant. It was not busy and service was slow every step of the way. We arrived 5:30 for a 2 hour dinner prior to walking to Solvang theater. We had to push wait staff to get to the check at 7:30. The restaurant was nearly empty - only two tables in our section at 7:30 and maybe one in the front section - on a Friday night.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Our waitress was very informative, friendly & really paid attention to detail when it came to
our experience there at the restaurant. Great service. Good food.
We would go back to this restaurant when in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had Sunday Brunch at Root 246...and it was fabulous! We were a party of eight and they set up a beautiful private room for us just off the main dining area. When we arrived, they had a gorgeous fruit platter set up, along with a platter of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, along with champagne & OJ. To be fair, we were all staying at the Hotel Corque which owns the restaurant, and after having a bit of an issue with one of our four rooms (someone in another room was smoking a cigar--illegally--on the next balcony and stunk up our room so they moved us), I think the Hotel manager had a hand in making our brunch something incredibly special! With that said, the food we ordered was delicious (between the 8 of us, we covered the whole menu) and everyone was pleased with their meal. After we finished, the chef/baker brought us all a freshly made donut, frosted with Nutella...all agreed, these were something special...not your everyday donut...truly delicious! Thank you Root 246..and Hotel Corque!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great restaurant! Quiet, very nicely decorated. Excellent service, outstanding food. Looking forward to eating there again.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a good meal but not as exceptional as we had experienced before.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Whenever we visit Solvang we dine at least once at Root 246. The food is always great, their outdoor patio is dog friendly, and the staff is always very well informed about the menu items. This time the wait time between ordering and eating seemed prolonged for no apparent reason. This is our favorite restaurant in Solvang and we will return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had my 10th year anniversary dinner here and the atmosphere was fantastic, food tasted great and the staff was fantastic. Great evening, fun but private with high back seating. We had a great time and we will return next time we are in town.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Wedge salad and Caesars Salad were small

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary with friends and had an excellent meal and service. We left for a few hours and returned after 10pm to the hotel hoping to have a nightcap at the bar restaurant and were disappointed to find the bar closed so early.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We thought Root 246 was great and we'll definitely be back. Happy Hour was a treat. Food was wonderful!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great restaurant in a convenient location next to Hotel Corque, and two blocks to the Solvang Theater.
Food was excellent, and atmosphere was nice.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Second timeveating here. Everything cooked to perfection from rack of lamb, short ribs, and rib eye steaks. Very attentive and personable waitress. A little on the pricey side but in my opinion worth the extra dollars.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun
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