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Root 246

420 Alisal Rd. (Mission Dr.) Send to Phone
A delightfully simple approach to cooking takes full advantage of the region's bountiful ingredients.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Root 246, Solvang, CA

Root 246 Restaurant Review

: This is the restaurant many in the Santa Ynez Valley had been waiting for, a local answer to Napa’s culinary pyrotechnics. Far removed from the kitschy Danish theme that’s long haunted Solvang, Root 246 offers New American cuisine. Start with a green salad combining shaved vegetables, compressed yogurt and miso dressing before sharing such dishes as lamb poutine or flatbread with pork sausage, figs, manchego and leek fondue. Then consider the scallops with Madeira jus or perhaps the burger with Kennebec fries. In a dazzling, no-expense-spared interior, chic urbanites on their weekend getaway mix with casual local patrons. The centerpiece of the main room is a climate-controlled display case with some 2,000 bottles of wine, most of them from Santa Barbara County. To be sure, this is the New World of wine country dining on the Central Coast.


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