Ella Dining Room and Bar
Elegant - Fresh FoodThe food is mouth watering, Always fresh & locally grown. Interesting tastes, I eat everything & than want
to take some home.
We went to Lunch & had the best Lamb Burgers I have eaten in a very long time.
One can not go too often with lots of variety.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMElla/s is the top of the heap.Ella/s is the top of the heap. If you are looking for cheap--don't bother will Ella's. If you are looking for a great dining experience--ah, that's another story. Exquisite. Everything.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is SO goodGet the bone marrow appetizer. I was wary at first, but it's so good! Also loved the unique gin and tonic.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsI took to of the Partners from my firm here, and they were incredibly impressed with the food, service and space. The food was delicious and I should have taken the server's recommendation for dessert and just had the Sticky Toffee Pudding, but luckily we ordered it as an extra and so I got to try it.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIngredientsThe menu and execution are simply amazing. The ingredients are over the top fresh and local which translate to Sacramento's best in every way. As a farmer's daughter and 4th generation Calofornian, Ii have an appreciation for family farmed ingredients but Ella manages to make it taste like it is a selected for a 30 seat restaurant which it is not. The homemade hand cured green olive in the martini says how far down the fresh detail is designed in the restaurants philosophy of farm fresh.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Ella to celebrateWe went to Ella to celebrate our 36th anniversary. The restaurant is wonderful - worthy of the occasion.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysWe had a great night at Ella. Food and service was amazing as always! Definitely a great place for a special night out.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy...I try to visit everytime I am in Sacramento for business meetings. I like to bring first time guests.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways first rate. Lunch veryAlways first rate. Lunch very reasonable given all u get/ experience. They know what they r doing. Not very busy on this Monday. Surprised4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNow That's Dining Out!Fabulous Fried Chicken. Absolutely NOT what grandma made! Service was wonderful. Tartar appetizer outstanding. Definitely will return. Prices reasonable and loved the ambience. Great experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy steak was the best!!!!My steak was the best!!!! The potatoes were to die for. It was a great birthday meal. I always take friends who come from out of town to Ella's. It was nice that the hostess remembered me from my last visit.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove love lovelyWhat a great restaurant-it's a blessing and a curse the menu changes so often. I love to try to the new things, but I also like to come back to get a second helping of the dishes we loved! Always always have the pasta dish. It has consistently been our favorite, whether beef cheek stroganoff or papperdelle with egg and cream. Quail was tasty but of course, a small portion. Steak tartare was seasoned perfectly. We've had a burratta dish every time: never a disappointment! And finally, I don't even drink gin and tonics but you have to love their homemade tonic.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Parent Night OutThe ambiance is wonderful. Service was friendly, but not overly quick. We had a number of servers bring out our various orders from drinks to entrees. My husband raved about his Steak Diane. My Blackened Cod with Pork Belly was so so. It had more oil than I expected. We split the asparagus with poached egg, which was a delight. We were not impressed with the two side dishes, green beans with onions and a sauteed pepper dish. Our server upsold the side dishes stating the main courses were on the smaller side. In hindsight we would have been fine ordering just the bread with butter, asparagus salad and entrees. The desserts were fresh, not overly sweet. We ordered signature drinks from the bar, and were very impressed.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place, always. GreatLove this place, always. Great ambiance, lovely view of the surrounding streets from a comfortable setting. Awesome seasonal menus, attentive staff.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a foodie from chicago,As a foodie from chicago, we moved to sacramento about 2 years ago and have pretty much been disappointed with most restaurants till Ella!
great food! fun ambience! perfect service (server name started w an M ending in lou??). had a great time! toffee pudding for dessert amazing!
ps-amazing gin and tonic....no seriously, try it!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dinner pre-theater andNice dinner pre-theater and a wonderful response to my special meal request. Great dish that perfectly fit my requirements!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great night. AwesomeHad a great night. Awesome food. Nice service. Clean and precise.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIf delicious is your aim, eat here!The FLAVORS were amazing (and my wife couldn't get over the clever presentation of the sides.) We eat food every day, but the food at Ella's was so good I felt like it was my first meal ever. The servers are so kind and authentic people, no pretense. An elegant restaurant where they put your money where your mouth is! Try the house-made gin and tonic or the server's wine recommendation. I hope my wife and I find an occasion to return soon. What a memorable meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe beef bone marrow was amazing.The beef bone marrow was amazing. I highly recommend it.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have a fabulous mealAlways have a fabulous meal and service at Ella!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMElla was a great find forElla was a great find for us in downtown Sacramento. We experienced excellent service and will be back!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are never disappointedWe are never disappointed when eating at Ella's. the food is wonderful and the service is just lovely. Thank you.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Unique blendGreat food. Unique blend of flavors in every dish served. I will be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience wasThe dining experience was very pleasant. I did not appreciate the three phone calls from OPEN TABLE personel asking me to confirm my reservation. I responded to the first two received on the 26th and 27th. The third one was received 40 minutes before our reservation was scheduled. Since we were enroute from Chico I choose not to respond. Then, on our arrival at home, to find an email asking us to inform you as to why we were a no show was too much. I would like an apology from you as to the mix-up. Apparently you now accept that we did show ON TIME. Sloppy reservation procedures do nothing to improve the public acceptance of your service. This is a condemnation of OPEN TABLE and not Ella Dining Room and Bar3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good withThe food was very good with meticulously chosen ingredients from the black cod to the ocra. Preparation and presentation was well done as well. The server at our table was friendly and helpful. There was one rough service spot. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and despite many empty tables (our reservations were for 6 pm) we were asked to wait anyway. Somewhat understandable, but then they forgot to seat us after our reservation time came and past and we needed to remind them we were still there. Overall, a very nice dining experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe papardelle is amazingThe papardelle is amazing and my fav dish of the night. Husband comes each time for the bone marrow.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently exceed expectations!They are consistent, which is the mark of a great restaurant. Every time, the food, service, and ambiance are incredible. Most important for me, they are extremely courteous and mindful when I bring my senior parents--very respectful!
I asked for a quiet table as my father has hearing issues. The table was perfect!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful experienceThis is a wonderful experience - one I do as often as possible. Sacramento is lucky to have such a venue. I often take out of town guests to let them know we have the quality of their finest restaurants.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM18th BirthdayMy niece loved celebrating her 18th birthday there! Wonderful experience to share with classmates about food presentation and outstanding service! Not to mention the non-alcoholic martini. Made a special birthday...special.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife loves this place,My wife loves this place, its not exactly my scene but this place is pretty nice and trendy with a decent selection of food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and services wentgreat food and services went to celebrate wife's birthday and everything was perfect.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great birthday celebrationWe had a great birthday celebration with amazing food and wonderful well timed service. The kale and beet salad was so amazing and the beef cheeks stroganoff was rich and elegant. A memorable evening!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Had the lobster.Great food. Had the lobster. : ) to die for. However, if you're a dessert person, I wasn't thrilled with their choices, and when I asked to use the ingredients they already used in other desserts to make me a sundae, it was "below them and their image" to serve such a dish. : ( Oh well the food was amazing and would highly recommend.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous, ourThe food was fabulous, our server was great; however, I was disappointed with the busser service. My water was not refilled in a timely manner and I had to drink my husband's. Our entrees did not come out at the same time, that was odd. They were pretty busy so I will cut them some slack.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMValentine's Day specialWe had the Valentine's Day dinner. The food, presentation and service were great. Only the serving of bass was smaller than expected. The dinner was expensive, but it was also very close to the fine dining that you can experience routinely in cities like Chicago or Manhattan.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful!Everything was wonderful! The waitress was as cold as a robot though, which didn't add to the Valentine's Day feeling much. But everything else was fantastic.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose Ella for a birthdayWe chose Ella for a birthday celebration, and it provided both a delightful setting and a wonderful meal. We dined on grilled Scottish salmon with Brussels sprouts and bacon, a bottle of Russian River chardonnay, and a few scoops of their superb chocolate sorbet. Our service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was beautifully prepared. They even brought us a little stool to set by the table for birthday presents. We'd recommend this place to anyone. Pricey, but worth it.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM