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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.
Solvang, CA 93463
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Root 246 at Hotel Corque Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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