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Root 246 at Hotel Corque

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1523 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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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
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(805) 686-8681
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Smart Casual
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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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I went to Solvang for birthday weekend with friend and wanted to find a fine dining place in the town.
root 246 was beautiful, atmospheric and cozy as well.
the food was delicious and waiter was friendly. Overall a greatest choice we could have made.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service, but steak was very over cooked. Returned it to the kitchen. Second steak was moderately better. Wait staff was very apologetic and offered a free dessert that turned out to be stale cookies and ice cream. The service was above average, but the food was definitely NOT worth the price.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Easter Brunch Buffet was fantastic. So many wonderful items to choose from and they were beautifully presented. The staff was prompt, friendly and very attentive. The price couldn't be beat at only $40 per person! Root was the only place in the SYV doing and Easter Brunch Buffet and it was a very smart decision. The next special event Brunch Buffet is Mothers day and we will be recommending it to everyone. We had a great time!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our waitress seemed bored with her job, never coming to check if our food was satisfactory.we worked hard to get a smile! Filet was very tender but my entire meal was cold. Since she never came to check, I ate it but voiced my displeasure.
My husbands New York steak was full of fat and gristle.
Desert was wonderful. I felt it should have been comped, but enjoyed it just the same.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and service—even with a party with two young children. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dinner, food came out perfect, staff were a little slow, all around though I’d go bacj

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The menu looked good enough but the food was disappointing - nothing special or worth noting. The shrimp appetizer was burnt and had no flavour. I think I had the lamb pasta and it was such a small plate for $28 - and it didn't taste amazing. I think the best thing was the butternut squash - and I only mean that as in best thing compared to everything else we ordered. I usually never regret where I reserve and what I find on Open Table - this was my first bust in all these years! I was only in Solvang for a few hours and maybe it was a rainy day and low season but there was no one in the town but I felt like we should've picked a different local place instead.
Decor was nice and the patio would have been lovely if there was nice weather; servers were okay but overall - not the best experience.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Root 246 has had its share of chefs over the years. Each year on the Taste of Solvang weekend we've looked forward to our visit (we've been there other times as well). This year something was way off. The menu was completely different as would be expected with a different chef and we had a hard time trying to find something on the menu Sorry, I don't come to a nice restaurant for fried chicken. Was I looking at the kiddie menu? I settled for the barrimundie (seabass-like fish as it was explained to me) and my husband the short rib ragu. We also ordered the squash soup and Caesar salad. The salad was good, but I've had far better squash soup. Then the entrees arrived. My fish was soft and mushy with very little flavor, but it had a strong fishy smell It was on this giant pile of chickpeas--much too much for 1 person to eat or want to eat. The beef ragu was also flavorless and even using the salt and pepper on the table didn't help much. Our server was terrific, but she could tell something was wrong because she kept asking us if everything was OK. Perhaps things were off because we knew the head chef was over at the Taste of Solvang event going on that night as well. We know the restaurant likes to use locally available things, but so have other chefs in the past. We are hoping this was just a fluke.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It was very nice.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great menu, food presentation and taste, and great service.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Dining in the bar lounge area is a challenge since the seats and table height are not designed to eat a full meal. Our food was well presented but each course - soup, salad, macaroni/cheese w/truffles was tasteless. The soup and main course had to flavor and the salad virtually no dressing. This is our third time eating here and we will not be back.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The high back chairs were comfy, but not easy to lean back into. They had a nice selection of wines by the glass and my server was helpful in helping to decide on what to order. I especially loved the grilled shrimp.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Beautiful decor, but the chicken we ordered was tasteless and dry. It was so bad that we were thoroughly disappointed. We had received a positive recommendation from a friend so the poor quality was a surprise. If this was an aberration from the norm at this restaurant, it was a bad one. Unlikely that I will try this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great service, food was very good, drinks were a little weak.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Truly excellent, and a nice non-touristy option for Solvang.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A very enjoyable dining experience from start to finish. Great service and amazing food and a drink that hit the spot. The best finish to an amazing weekend in solvang

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Ate at bar. Service and food delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The appetizer was really good, but the main entree were not worth the money. The beef ragu with pasta was $28 and the taste was okay but not worth the money. Husband had short ribs and it was too salty and also not worth the money. Service is 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely meal, exceptionally good food, perfect service in a comfortable and beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The filet mignon was absolutely delicious! However, the fried chicken was not as tasty as I hoped it would be. The chicken was too moist for my taste, I wish it had some flavor to it. Maybe it might have been nice if they had rotisserie chicken for a different type of flavor.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Our first time coming to root 246. It was my husband’s birthday. It was perfect!! Great ambiance fantastic service Daniel & Jenson so nice friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Food was fabulous my hubs had the filet mignon I had the barramundi both were over the top good, layers of flavor.
Definitely will go again ☺️

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We were there to celebrate a birthday and because it was SYV restaurant week, we ordered from the special menu. It was a disappointment. The food was not prepared as ordered. ( very rare beef, instead of medium). The chef apparently relays heavily on garlic as there were several full cloves in every single dish. It is rare for me to dislike a dessert. But, the s’more cake and the sweet potato donuts were of a quality below the local donut shop.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Our server, Jansen, was excellent. The food was great! Love the Caesar salad!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Ceasar salad was too garlicky please stay away unless you Love spicy ceasar

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Restaurant staff-waitress, bus boys, manager, hostess, were very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Excited to return to 246 for Restaurant Week. Years prior, food was amazing. Beautiful. Healthy. Taste to remember. Wrapped in a wonderful ambiance.
This years selection for the 2018 reasturant week was a carbo feast. Lovely Caesar salad (all four leaves) w fabulous dressing and a roll. Then another roll wrapping the tasty hamburger with fries followed by a fresh fried donut heaped w sugar. A combination of too much carb and salt and sugar that brings the body down. Surprised by the unbalanced menu. Wasn’t something I’d want to boast or be proud of as a restaurant known for quality.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service, steak was amazing! Overall great spot when in Solvang.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We were there for a birthday dinner and had the friend chicken. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food with great service. Vietnamese Short ribs were delicious. A special birthday chocolate cake was decadent. Very pleasant surroundings. Enjoyed it emmensely.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner on New Year's Eve. It was perfect as we were able to order off the menu which had wonderful selections. When I made the reservation I requested a booth as my husband is hard of hearing. The request was honored and we were able to visit with our friend without raising our voices. We were also delighted to learn "Pink" had recently joined the culinary team!!! Thank you so much.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Chef Pink is a star. What she brings to dinning in Santa Ynez Valley is an elevated experience of guality foods and unique preparation. A new favorite place to eat out in Solvang.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Chef Pink created a magnificent meal! Baby fried artichokes, pasilla pepper mashed potates, insane fried chicken, snickerdoodle skillet cookie with vanilla ice cream. Ahhhhhhh,

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Old reviews by some others faulted root 246 for service . That , if true, is certainly no longer the case. Our recent visit was characterized by both excellent food and service in a pleasant atmosphere where one can hold a conversation.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

excellent food and service Black Forest cake was fantastic

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The restaurant was so very good! everything was cooked to a tee, and the ambiance was delectable. We went to celebrate an early Christmas dinner and we wee very satisfied, overall the food, service, and experience was amazing! We would 100% recommend this spot!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Hadn't been in a long while. Was very exited to see that local "celebrity" chef, Chef Pink, formerly of Bacon & Brine, is their new head chef! Food was great and very creative. We look forward to going back!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

What happened with the restaurant menu? Previously,It was our favorite restaurant with the Fine food ,BEST in Solvang . We celebrated my birthday in December 2017.The menu changed,no more fish, lamb, only ribs,steak,beef. The food quality wasn't good,as it was before. The desserts are very poor. Hamburgers and French Fries it's a wrong way to go for up scale restaurante?

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

No fish on the menu. The chicken was not cooked through so I sent it back (unbelievable- who does this!) plus the presentation of the plate was amateur hour for a chef at a restaurant like this. (cold mashed potatoes, 4 pickles, and 2 pieces of fried chicken- and the thigh piece was uneatable.) Desert was poor, apple tart did not even come with ice cream unless you paid extra, Smoores cake tasted bland. Rososto was a soup!
Next time I get a gift certificate for a place I am not familiar with I am going to re-gift.
Don't eat here.

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Food is bad, the bone marrow is too oily, the fillet mignon is over cooked on one side and under cooked on another for a medium rare beef, but the mash potatoes is really good. The sauce for the new york steak is way too salty, the steak itself is really burnt. Overall plating is not really presentable. The service is not bad. I mention it's my boyfriend's birthday but they didnt do anything about it.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

We've been to Root 246 a few times and the food is always good but it's usually crowded. This time there were fewer people, which should've made it awesome, right? Well it didn't. Our server was nothing special, luckily the food was. We had the short rib grilled cheese to start. The meat was tender and the cheese was not overwhelming but the amount of onions were. I picked most of them off and it was much better that way. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly (medium). The roasted cauliflower had the right amount of char. My husband had the short rib bolognese and it was consumed quickly, which means it must've been good. We had a caramel cookie with ice cream which would totally be worth ordering again. The cookie was warm and soft and the salted caramel drizzled on top was a perfect accent. Now... as good as the food was, it was also pricy. But we know that's part of going there (that's why we don't go every trip). Also, we were there for our anniversary and I included that tidbit in my reservation. There was never any acknowledgement of it, nor where we asked if we were celebrating anything.

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