Root 246 is a Bradley Ogden restaurant in Solvang, near Los Olivos. The restaurant is open 7 days and the decor is welcoming, modern and well done.
The wine list contains good local selections from the region (although the wait staff needs additional training or the supposed "knowledgeable" manager, should not have said she was too busy to come over and answer question.
Regardless of the lacking service, the food was creative, much of it local/organic and delicious.
Unique drinks worth trying: Laughing Buddah, a vodka cocktail w/ ginger and several other ingredients.
The local squid ceviche was refreshing and delicious and served w/ an iced slush of watermelon on a spoon. Beautiful presentation and the iced watermellon gave a sweetness to the ceviche that balanced the entire dish
I am not a big fan of chicken but my husband had the "shake & bake" chicken and it was very good. The best part in my opinion was that it was served over a creme fraiche whipped potatoes w/ large raisins and an apple slaw.
420 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463