About Root 246 at Hotel Corque
Solvang, CA 93463
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.
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)
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
Lounge opens at 4:00pm Tuesday - Sunday
Lounge closes at 11:00pm Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Sunday
Lounge closes at 12:00am Friday and Saturday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, 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
Valentine's Day was a shocker. When I ma ...
Valentine's Day was a shocker. When I made reservations and checked the web site there was no indication of price tag and special menu at $70.00 per person. 4 course meal. The salad had less than a cup of spinach and was mainly feta/goat cheese and was poorly presented. The mushroom tart had less mushroom than would have liked, the lobster tail portion was small and tough, the cheesecake portion was small and poorly presented with dried chocolate on the bottom of plate- unusable. For $70.00 I would have expected more than what was served and if you are going to charge that much advertise on your web site please and make each plate with attention to detail
We like this place and it is right next ...
We like this place and it is right next to our hotel making it a nice walking to place. The food has always been great and the atmosphere is great. Our wait person was attentive but not too much. Had the Lamb shank and husband had the special menu since it was restaurant week. Both loved our meals and the experience.
This is the first time I've rated this r ...
This is the first time I've rated this restaurant and although the score is low, that does not mean I will not return or recommend for anyone else to go. Normally the food is outstanding and this particular time (for restaurant week) it was not up to par. I love their happy hour and the ambiance of this place in general and I look forward to going back and trying some other things.
We had a reservation. Another couple wa ...
We had a reservation. Another couple walked in right before us without a reservation and they were sat in one of the booths. Why weren't we, having a reservation? That was disappointing to say the least. We were put at a table next to all the other tables. I should have specifically asked for a booth when the reservation was made. But we should have been put there regardless.
Also, a party of 26 was right in the middle of the dining area, so it was very noisy and service wasn't quite as good as it should have been. Again, disappointing.
We were given a gift certificate and had ...
We were given a gift certificate and hadn't heard of Root 246. We were very pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our dinner immensely. The wait staff was extraordinary. I would highly recommend Root 246 for a special occasion meal.
My husband and I chose Root 246 for our ...
My husband and I chose Root 246 for our anniversary dinner. We both have a lactose allergy. They were very accommodating with substitutions. The food and service made for a perfect evening. I would highly recommend this eatery.
Let me start by saying this was our seco ...
Let me start by saying this was our second meal at Route 246 for a New Year's Eve dinner. The first one was good.. This one was borderline awful! Aside from the company of our friends, the cocktail and the wine we brought, the service and meal we not good.
I think the restaurant overbooked, by trying to do a 4 course meal while also trying to accommodate a wedding party. The food choices were slightly above Applebys, and they were out of key choices by the time we sat down at 8:45. The wait staff seemed harried and were not keeping with with the basics of service. Most of the food was cold and flavorless..
This restaurant could be a gem, and bills itself as a farm to fork leader in the Santa Ynez/Solvang region. For this to actually be valid, the chef, management and staff should slow down and focus on quality not how many table can be turned. Especially in New Year's Eve!
The ambiance of the restaurant was quite ...
The ambiance of the restaurant was quite nice, and was definitely fitting for a New Year's Eve dinner. The waiter was quite attentive, and the bus boys were diligent in clearing tables and refilling water.
However, those were the only positives to this restaurant. When the food came to the table it was cold, even though it was a hot dish. The time between the appetizer and the main course was also ridiculously long. It took us 2 hours to get our main entree from our appetizer. The waiter did check on the kitchen, but it is irrational to have a customer wait 2 hours for their main dish.
Overall, the service was good, but the food was lacking. The hot food came out cold, and also not worth the wait.
This was my third time dining at Root 24 ...
This was my third time dining at Root 246. My prior dining experiences were wonderful. Sadly this time I was sorely disappointed. I came here to celebrate Christmas with my husband but the food was so-so and overpriced at $70 per person (not including alcohol). The dressing for the brussel sprouts salad was too tart, the stuffed portabella mushrooms were undercooked, and the prime rib was overcooked and flavorless. The best parts of the meal were the cab franc I ordered and the tiramisu. Not sure what happened to Root 246 recently but I would recommend going elsewhere.
We had excellent service. It was Christm ...
We had excellent service. It was Christmas night, and the staff were all cheerful about it, and worked hard to make a perfect time for us. The food was pretty, it was fresh, but it lacked any outstanding flavor or style. I would recommend Root 246 with reservations about the food. the decor and staff are great!
I wanted to take my daughter for a speci ...
I wanted to take my daughter for a special Christmas dinner so
I chose Route 246 thinking that it would be a meal and experience to remember. Unfortunately it will be remembered but not fondly. The food was so mediocre and underwhelming. My daughter had to send her prime rib entree back because all the food on the plate was cold. When the plate came back the plate was hot enough to cook the bottom of the prime rib but everything was still cold. I think they probably just threw the whole plate back in the oven for a couple of minutes which only made the plate hot. I had the Cornish hen which was slathered in gravy and that made the skin rubbery and tough and the flavor was....eh, that's all that comes to mind when I try to describe it. My desert was described as Kahlua - Belgian chocolate fondue with holiday cookies. It came with 3 cookies that looked like they were pulled out of a bag and the chocolate had no Kahlua flavor at all. The presentation of every course was so bland and the food so average it could have been served at any run of the mill joint along the highway for a fraction of the cost which was $70 per person. Won't waste my money there again.
Wonderful decor and ambience awaits you ...
Wonderful decor and ambience awaits you once you enter this restaurant, but the first impression does not end there. The food is creative, tasty & well thought out for variety to appease every palate. We dined with a special holiday menu. Now, we're looking forward to returning for the regular offerings. Great job, Root 246!
Went there for Christmas Eve dinner. It ...
Went there for Christmas Eve dinner. It was full but the service was excellent. Food and wine superb. Took dessert home to enjoy later - hazelnut chocolate cake and the churro with eggnog sauce - and both were fantastic. I can't recommend this place enough if you want a special night out.
Our server, Jessica, was exceptional. Sh ...
Our server, Jessica, was exceptional. She was knowledgeable about the menu and offered insight into the dishes we were interested in. We started with the Vistadore charcuterie, which was amazing. My wife ordered the lamb shank which was carefully prepared to a delicious and tender finish. For myself, I enjoyed the filet. The filet was perfect, but the standout was the mushroom duxelle, Overall, a wonderful experience from start to finish.
Lackluster disinterested service. Bland ...
Lackluster disinterested service. Bland under seasoned food. Braised lamb was roasted/ tough without seasoning. Steak underseasoned. Highlight was the espresso. This was our 5th visit and huge disappointment. We won't return for a 6th visit.
Our Thanksgiving dinner was really a dis ...
Our Thanksgiving dinner was really a disappointment. Butternut squash soup was tasty but served lukewarm. Turkey entree was served over cold green beans and stuffing. The pineapple upside-down cake and chocolate pecan cake desserts tasted like they had been sitting in a cooler. The filet mignon was a perfect medium-rare but did not make up for the other courses. This was our third Thanksgiving dinner at Root 246 and probably our last.
Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner here ...
Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner here as a family. Menu included other non-traditional holiday fare, which was a nice break from the usual! Great options from apps, through salad to dinner and dessert. Excellent Brunello to accompany the meal. Would do this again next year!
I had never dined here before, but had e ...
I had never dined here before, but had experienced the bar. Based on that experience, I decided to try the actual dining room. The food did not dissapoint, but the service did. From the moment we arrived, our server looked like she was in a bad mood. She never checked on us while dining. We had to ask the busboy for drinks, since she was nowhere to be seen. Apart from that, the food was very good. We had the duck breast, two kids pizzas, the trout, several appetizers and 3 desserts. We also had drinks from the bar. All very good...
Thanks to Open Table I was able to make ...
Thanks to Open Table I was able to make my reservation online for our party of 9. Our outside table was ready which was great. Each section had heaters.
Our waitress was friendly and correctly put in our very good dinner. Had the sea bass with mash and it was light fluffy with good flavor.
Some of the best food in Solvang. My st ...
Some of the best food in Solvang. My steak was of excellent quality and prepared perfectly. The sauce was well done - much better than you often find for steaks. My wife vegetarian dish was equally good. Appetizer portions are quite large, so you might want to share. Service was very good without being obtrusive. Well decorated and comfortable dining room. Definitely a good bet if you are in Solvang for dinner.
My wife said her Top Sirloin was a bit f ...
My wife said her Top Sirloin was a bit firmer than she would have liked but the flavor was excellent. My duck breast was tasty but I was a bit concerned about the pink center being poultry and all. I would have liked it cooked a little longer.
The food at Root 246 was okay, but I was ...
The food at Root 246 was okay, but I was a little disappointed after reading such good reviews. We arrived and were seated on the terrace where there is a giant TV. We asked to turn it off as we were the only ones there, except for another couple who also wanted it off. They wouldn't do that, but in the end, after having to speak to a second person, agreed to turn it down as it was loud. I was disappointed in the meal and the ambiance as it wasn't what I expected - I'd hoped for something special.
the menu left a lot to be desired. The ...
the menu left a lot to be desired. The porterhouse had excellent flavor, however, we asked for medium rare and it was probably on the extra rare side. the potatoes and asparagus were cold and the butternut squash was bland and cold as well. we won't be back to the restaurant. the bar has better food than the bar....
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