Permanently Closed - Root 246 at Hotel Corque

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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vipluv2eatout
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our third visit to this very good restaurant. We had butternut squash soups, my husband ordered the Wagyu burger, and I the Impossible burger. The food was delicious. Our hostess and servers were warm, friendly and diligent. We will come back as soon as the health crisis allows.

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vipMichb18
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was slow. The food was delicious and the cocktails were delicious. This is a favorite stop of mine in Solvang, and the hotel next door is just charming.

SM
SueM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had not been here in awhile so we thought we would try it again. We were disappointed at the small selection of options that looked appealing. Friends had the Halibut and thought it was fabulous. We tried the appetizer special and very disappointed. The wine selection was descent and reasonable based on local options. The rest of our meals were average. But the dessert was fabulous.

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MargaretZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming to this restaurant for years. New menu is rather small, but everything is healthy and delicious! Service is always friendly and skillful. Love the location and the style. An all around great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good quality and very fresh.
Service was a little slow and inexperienced.
Portions we smaller then expected.
The halibut was too hard.
Expected more selections to choose from for the main dish’s.

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LATraveler
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious cuisine, and fabulous details to delight the kids!

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LauraF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve truly enjoyed our dinner, server was great and food cooked to perfection... definitely coming back when visiting Solvang!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food took a while and was pretty mediocre. I had the steak which was very thin and my date had the scallops which she liked, but were not special.

JG
vipJGWM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our experience started out wonderfully- the hostess were welcoming, We received a lovely table by the window and we were greeted warmly by the waitstaff. Our appetizers came promptly and were delicious - squash soup and roasted Brussels sprouts. Then it went sideways / we waited quite a bit longer for entrees which were a mixed bag - dayboat scallops were delicious but the “beets two ways” were lukewarm and uninspired. The steak entree was flavorless and tasted as if it had been frozen and thawed before cooking. To their credit, the staff comped us a dessert but then charged for an addition to the dessert we didn’t really want! Overall the restaurant has a lot of potential and we loved the use of “farm to table” ingredients and sustainably sourced seafood, but the kitchen needs to get the timing down right and make sure the quality of the preparation and ingredients extends across the board. Definitely worth going, but just choose carefully.

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DavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Get the gnocchi! Delicious food and such friendly service! Wonderful celebratory option for Solvang.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing we had items from the valentines menu. It is now our go to spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Brussel sprouts were next level. Our server was a fantastic. We enjoyed our meal.

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vipMimi4Tanner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner

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Valleycloud
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great but the service was so slow it took away from the overall experience. I'm not sure I would recommend the restaurant because of that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Needs more and better vegetarian entrée options. My meal was pretty salty. Service was good.

CB
CBRen
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our server was the best. Overall, it was just okay. I had the halibut and it was a bit dry, bland. We started off with the liver pate, which was served on quite large triangular toast points. It was a bit difficult to cut into bite size pieces and too heavy to pick up and eat by hand....awkward. I booked here because we were also staying in the hotel for my birthday (which the hotel is awesome btw). I was just a little disappointed that there was no acknowledgment of the occasion mentioned when booking. Guess, I just expected too much. The wine was very nice and the aged cocktails (I had the Old Fashion) were enjoyable, with really pleasing and unexpected melded flavors. Would maybe visit again for only cocktails in their small bar which was cozy, especially after the fireplace was lit.

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DougS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful the service the drinks I had that legit Fried Chicken it was incredible as with a mashed potatoes with it my wife had to have a bit and it was marvelous would come back again Christian was our waiter and he was wonderful thank y' all much !

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MartinV
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We found the room much too noisy, perhaps because of the special attraction of restaurant week or Super Bowl weekend. The food tasted fine , small entree portions for this special but nice presentation. What you lost on the specials you made back on the drinks, I'm sure. We were visiting from Canada, looking for ambiance and location and food. Should have gone to the Alisol.

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Rick
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have gone for many years, thru many chefs. We were looking forward to revisiting. Greeting and seating great. Waiter came by, took restaurant week orders, opened wine, very friendly. Salad arrived quick. Very small portion for a salad. Tasted great, then empty plate sat on table for 20 minutes! Diner arrived, we exchanged empty salad plates for entrees. Not fine dining! Portions too small for a even a tasting menu. Chicken and salmon tasted great. Dessert was the largest portion size of the whole night. We used to love it, not tonight, hard to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love restaurant week in our town it gives us a chance to enjoy new restaurants without breaking the bank. Root 246 will definitely be on the list of places we return to.

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KayanneE
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was an excellent server as well as the other wait staff. Very attentive. The chocolate peanut butter crunch bar was fantastic👍

SM
SandraM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Restaurant Week and the food was outstanding!!! Fried chicken and braised short ribs were the best!

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viplocaldiner
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We haven't been to 246 for quite a while, but decided to try it again during restaurant week. The food was outstanding, served hot and beautifully presented. The only ding goes to the waitperson whom we asked to give us 5 minutes before ordered. A full 30 minutes later, we flagged down a busser and asked him to send our waitperson over. He did, and she did come over. With a HUGE attitude. Then passive aggressively continued the service. I get that she was very busy, but no need to leave us hanging for such a long period of time.

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TinaR
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious meal!! We had all the restaurant week dishes and every single one was outstanding.

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Roseann
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Delicious. I highly recommend Root 246.

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vipSquiggly777
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We came for restaurant week. We had the salmon and the fried chicken. The salmon was delicious but unfortunately the fried chicken was very over cooked. The skin was basically burnt. Did not send back because the others in our group were already eating.
The service was very good.

KD
KellyD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot! It’s gorgeous inside and the Staff is so friendly and helpful. We came back the following evening and dined in their bar and the Manager greeted us and remembered us from the previous night. So very refreshing. We will be back!

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SylviaA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious. We did the $20.20 restaurant week menu. The Salmon was marvelous as was the short ribs. Our server Dana was lovely and kind and attentive. I was just cold in the restaurant but I’m always cold!

MC
MargieC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the restaurant week special and it was not disappointing. The serve was excellent and the food was delish. We will return.

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vipsycountrygirl
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and the food was delicious. The waiter did inform us that the special menu was smaller portions but it was 3 courses and each course was better than the prior. Will definitely go back again so that I can order from the regular menu.

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vipDenfri
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish - just great. Food, service and ambiance was wonderful. It's no wonder that the dining room and bar were packed. We had to wait a little past our reservation time, but the host genuinely apologized and advised that patrons seemed to be spending a little longer at their tables.. That's understandable as it is very enjoyable.

HL
HappieLand
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We wanted to eat here for Restaurant week and we're glad we did because although the food was good, there wasn't much of it AND the service was not the fastest. I would have been upset if I had to pay full price for everything.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best we have ever had. The food was delicious. We will definatly be back.

LK
LesliK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious cocktails and food. Creative and interesting flavor combinations. Amazing desserts.

SP
SusieP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad was an amazing server. Knowledgeable on all elements from food to drink!!

EC
vipEileenC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Add more fish dishes or vegetarian options. Scallops are delicious but three is not enough for the price paid.

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patmac
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early so we could enjoy a cocktail in the bar before dinner. Bar tender was excellent - good recommendation for wine for dinner, quick turns on drinks, chatty.
Superior service when we got the table. Waitress was attentive without bugging us on our anniversary dinner out. One busboy was working so hard and seemed so since, I slipped him $20 cash aside from the tip to the waitress and encouraged him to work hard and succeed in life.
Dinner was superior in every way - steak for me and fish for my bride.
Walked down the street afterwards to a hip wine bar and finished the evening with some red wine.

BG
BrandiG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great wine! Love the last chance bottles!

HH
HHKK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Manager was excellent and very understanding, removing two items off our check in apology for negative issues. Unfortunately our experience at Root 246 was bad overall: although it is beautiful location, lovely ambiance, nice staff, we had inexplicably slow service (restaurant was 65% empty) and very unpleasant-tasting food. -- The lamb ossobuco with sweet potato gnocchi arrived over half an hour after ordering with all gnocci scorched on one side, gummy on the other, and the lamb overcooked and breaking apart in an unappetizing way. -- The pate tasted too strongly of blood and liver, and was spread far too thickly on four large pieces of toast, making the bread soaking wet. -- The butternut squash soup was bland and served tepid. -- The shrimp appetizer was cooked poorly, with some shrimp still bluish from undercooking throughout, others with a very hard overcooked bite. We politely refused their offer of a complimentary dessert. -- I would suggest simplifying the recipes and presentations, focusing more on the ingredients instead. I hope the food will match the beautiful setting next time we're in town.

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MichaelW
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, good food, strong cocktails.

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Permanently Closed - Root 246 at Hotel Corque is rated 4.5 stars by 1899 OpenTable diners.