Two and a half stars
420 Alisal Road, Solvang; (805) 686-8681; http://www.root-246.com.
Dinner starters, $11 to $21; main courses, $23 to $45; dessert, $4 to $11. Lunch starters, $9 to $12; main courses, $12 to $20. Bar menu, $4 to $15. Corkage fee, $20.
Open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.; bar menu only on Monday and Tuesday from 4 p.m., and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full bar. Street and lot parking.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. Four stars: Outstanding on every level. Three stars: Excellent. Two stars: Very good. One star: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.