Ella's Fine Food and Drink
Ella's Fine Food and Drink

Ella's Fine Food and Drink

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ellasfinefoodanddrink.com/
  • Phone: 401-315-0606x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER
    Monday-Tuesday- Closed
    Wednesday-Thursday- Friday-5pm-10pm
    Saturday- 4-10pm
    Sunday- 10am-8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, French American
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef/Owner Jeanie Roland
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering on and off site, please inquire.
  • Special Events: Wine Dinners, Cooking Classes, Holiday Events as well We offer Catering On/Off site

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granite & Ward Sts
  • Public Transit: Yes
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ella's Fine Food and Drink
ELLA'S FINE FOOD AND DRINK is a French-New American Casual Fine Dining establishment with an emphasis on serving delicious house made food that you want to eat right now! We feature Local, Fresh and Seasonal Produce, Fish and Humanely Raised Meats. Our Approach is simple...let the very best product speak for itself. ELLA'S team of hospitality professionals looks forward to your visit, so join us in one of our many venues suited for dining excellence. Enjoy Life......Eat Good Food!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Ella's Fine Food and Drink reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (44)romantic (36)notable wine list (30)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Must eat here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    From start to finish we enjoyed ourselves. The food and chef are phenomenal. The service is excellent, friendly and attentive. Definitely worth going to. We will be back, that's for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband took me to Ella's for my birthday on Sunday. As always, the food was amazing. We always love the food at Ella's. My two gripes with Ella's are: the wine list is outrageous. The cheapest glass of chardonnay is $10. This is Westerly, come on. And, I do not eat seafood, so I always have the chicken dish (which I love). I would love if they would add another non-seafood item to the regular menu. One more thing: I think it's great that they bring a complimentary small appetizer and small dessert. But, it would be great if they would change up those items. All that being said, I still love this restaurant and consider the only truly gourmet dining option in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If you can't say something nice... The salad was good. The dessert was good. The service was good. The cost was ridiculous. That is all I can say.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed our evening from start to finish. The food was fantastic as was the wait staff. I would highly recommend Ella's as a great date night or couples evening out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and ambience were fantastic. The staff were a lot of fun and gave great service. I came from Providence and would definitely take the trip down to Westerly again for dinner at Ella's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As always the food at Ella's is wonderful. But our server, Mike, left a lot to be desired. He was solicitous, condescending and somewhat disrespectful. He brought our tea but never the cups... After he took our order, he didn't return to our table until it was dessert and check time. If and when we return, we will definitely ask for another server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the detour
    LovetohikeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were going to a Yanni concert at Foxwoods and wanted some good food before taking the shuttle from the Hilton Garden Inn, so we drove to Westerly. We started with Two French Connection martinis - orange vodka, St. Germaine and grapefruit juice and Lilly blanc - a great way to start an evening. My wife had the Calamari and the pate- delicious and well presented. I had the capellini and the beet salad which complimented each other. The capellini could have used some formaggio. Service is attentive. Wet his was our second visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Ella's was very relaxing and romantic. The service staff was great, a bit overwhelming at times with different people coming to wipe off the table frequently but overall very good. The food was delicious. The only items that were not enjoyed were the Tuna Tartar Tacos. They were very starchy almost in texture and difficult to eat. Not a fresh feeling tartar. Also, the oysters came pre sauce with a cocktail sauce sorbet. The sorbet was not very good and most like to too their oysters to their liking. Other than that, everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence at Ella's
    Sully
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wow! My husband and I had an outstanding time dining at Ella's. The service was great-thanks Dave! The lamb and gnocchi appetizer was light and tasty. Our salads were equally well done. I had the mozzarella and prosciutto-which was to die for-the mozzarella was that good and my husband had the Ella's Mix which he raved about. For our main courses we had the the rigatoni and the sword fish. Neither meal disappointed. They were delicious fresh and part of the best meal I have had in a long time. For dessert we had the Just Chocolate cake. The perfect way to end a very fine meal. We strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Westerly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner @ Ella's
    vacationdinning
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dined at Ella's on a brief vacation to Westerly RI. Made reservations based upon Yelp, and TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Dined in-doors ... unfortunately they were not seating outdoors this evening. Tried a Wine Special which turned out surprisingly good once it breathed and opened up. The special appetizer of corn and scollops was outstanding. The service was good ... but pacing very European. Looks like the tables had 1 turn for the evening. The main courses, one a daily special the other standard on the menu arrived with great presentation, fresh, perfectly prepared ingredients. The chief visited each table; very nice. This place can hold its own with restaurants in Prov and Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but
    RobM
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I went to Ella's for a date night. It is probably the best restaurant in the Westerly area and has a great menu. We enjoyed most of our dishes - e.g., the Lamb gnocci and foie gras. However, the tuna tacos had too much sauce and would've been better with soft tortillas than the fresh fried ones Ella's used. The "Summer Vegan" dish had fresh ingredients and promise, but it was drowning in so much olive oil, the dish ended up with interesting texture and an aftertaste that was literally all oil.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misplaced jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and drink at Ella's are superb! My pre-dinner cocktail was unusual and delicious. Our shared appetizer of mussels was good, although not spectacular. My partner pronounced the halibut the best she'd ever had. My pasta with shrimp was perfectly cooked, seasoned, and presented. Flavor combinations were unusual. The dining room was elegant, although austere to the point of being minimalist. The service was, compared to the food, adequate but nothing more than ordinary. The location was unfortunate: a very plain street corner away from the attractive center of Westerly. I will eagerly return, if only for the spectacular food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Chef Jeannie once again produced a fabulous dinner! The six of us loved her fresh ingredients, combination of items, and incredible tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ultimate Indulgence in Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Ella's and it did not disappoint. We were greeted by a professional waiter who explained the evening's specials and answered any questions. We were most impressed with the variety of menu selections. My wife ordered a scallops special and I ordered the lobster broth which were enhanced greatly by an exquisite wine recommended by our server. The meal was topped off with delicious dessert offerings. The evening was an extraordinary dining experience!! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AblebakerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent meal. Service was a bit slow. Restaurant was very busy. 30 minutes before drinks were served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW.
    fabfoodjunkieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Outstanding in every way. Incredibly creative menu. Everything was delicious. We loved our meal and the whole dining experience so much, we cancelled another reservation so we could go AGAIN only 2 nights later. Staff was so friendly and accommodating of our every wish. Can't recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Tonym
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our first time there for dinner and it was a great experience the food was great and the service was perfect , they care about there clients and we met the chef genie , I would recommend it to everyone .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fantastic food and service. We can't wait to return with friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicago Jim
    Chicago2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    By far the best restaurant we've been to outside of New York City. Elegant, creative cuisine. Never had a failure from the kitchen--always the freshest ingredients. Friendly, excellent service from a well trained staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it you will enjoy fine dining
    ArtguyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This Is a Westerly, Rhode Island gem restaurant. Outstanding food, superb service. Presentation artfully done. Bravo to the owner and chef for this lovely evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative, Original Kitchen
    Buckstop
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Ella's is run by a couple who are destined to be cuisine leaders. Chef Jeanie presents the best menus, and the best execution in our corner of CT and RI. Between the Four Seasons in Manhattan and Ellas's in Westerly, there's no place we would rather go for our birthdays. OTOH, my wife's small town garden club has their annual dinner at Ella's, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Susan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food and staff are always outstanding. We look forward to returning to Ella's whenever we are in the area on vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Number 1
    BoSox
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Ella's continues to have the best food and service in the Westerly area. We have never experienced an 'off night' at Ella's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique menu
    Dannyboy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were drawn by the diversified and interesting menu. The one hour drive to the restaurant was well worth the trip. We look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in south County
    2todineVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Ella's after several good recommendations from friends. what a wonderful surprise to finally get a restaurant in South County of this caliber! The food and presentation is top notch. the menu is varied with selections to suit many palates. my husband had the lamb chops and said they were some of the best he has ever had. I had the lobster pho which is a lobster dish with an Asian flair, very nice. we were both so stuffed we didn't want desert but after looking at the menu decided we had to try at least one so we forced ourselves to eat the blueberry and rhubarb type cobbler served warm. glad we did! we will definitely be returning to Ella's. there are just too many good things left to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wallyburger
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was outstanding, well prepared and service was excellent and knowledgeable. It has become our favorite restaurants in South County, RI
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A slice of Cali in Rhody
    vineNdineVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have eaten at Ella's many times. (most recently last week) Knowledgable waitstaff, innovative locally sourced menu, superb kitchen and solid wine list. Consistently excellent. This is close, if not equal to a Yountville CA dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Gemofafind
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ella's Restaurant turned out to be a real gem! The food was superb - so many great choices. The wait staff is unbelievable and the owner chef was available to answer questions and chat with. Need to go back just to try some of the other dishes! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hana
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful dining experience and the staff was very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hooray4food
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Overall a lovely evening and excellent food. Dining room is tastefully done and nicely quiet if a bit dark. Love the squash blossoms, and the pork belly tacos and lobster mac and cheese were wonderful as always. Lamp chops and pork entres superb. Stonington scallops with small crab cakes very nice but sauce was considerably more sweet than savory. Bartender definitely knew his or her way around a Manhattan. Nice wine list. Great that they accept reservations....somewhat unusual in this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not What It Used to Be
    tsktskVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We've been coming here for the past 4 years and when we first came we were thrilled with the menu the service - everything about it made the ride totally worthwhile. However, our meal the other day was not that special. Not to say that it wasn't good, but good was pretty much all it was. The asparagus was overcooked and limp and the portions were just not as prettily plated and the seemed to have gotten smaller expect for the steak special which was overly large. In any event, we'd still recommend it to people who have never been, but we won't be going back for a long time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Brian is an excellent waiter. He made our dinner extra special. We also enjoyed chatting with the chef about the cheese. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary Delicious Dinner
    BedfordBeth
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent, inventive, fresh and delicious food, beautifully presented. Tempera fluke, squash blossoms, crabby scallops were all perfection. Gingerbread & Dulce de Leche ice cream sandwich was divine. Respectful & attentive service w/o hovering, offering info about sourcing of ingredients. Although it was Friday PM, we were not rushed. Best meal in months of dining in NYC and Westchester. Reserve a booth. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    D76W
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was our second trip to Ella's and once again we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the wait staff was very attentive, and the atmosphere was very welcoming! The scallop dinners and the tuna taco apps were exceptional. Everything was wonderful and made for a pleasant evening. We will definitely recommend Ella's to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    MariatiniVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Oh, to be a fly on that woman's kitchen wall! Love the food here and I want to copy it in my own kitchen! Lobster Pho was great, especially the rich broth. Oysters (appetizer) were topped with a sorbet version of the traditional cocktail sauce and wasabi infused roe - icy cold deliciousness. My husband had the half rack of lamb and he loved it. Our server was great. Chef Jeanie made the rounds and we enjoyed our chat with her. She is warm and personable, which doesn't quite match this restaurant's quiet, rather formal atmosphere. We may try eating at the bar next time. While we like that people dress for dinner here, the formality of the dining room takes away from the enthusiasm and joy of dining on this wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Caster
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From the moment one enters the restaurant until the time of departure, the ambiance, food and service are outstanding. Ella's is always an excellent choice for dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch cuisine
    bbassoon
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Innovative and tasty, Ella's is the place to go for a special night out. The only criticism was that the rabbit trilogy was surprisingly a small amount of food even though it was a trilogy. My son was still hungry (a ravenous 22 year old). But my husband's salmon was a good portion and he said it was cooked perfect. The prices are high, but in line with all the pricey places around my own town (Mystic).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and drink!
    Carmen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We read about Ella's in the providence journal and decided to try it out. The food was very good! The flavor combinations worked very well. They had a very nice wine list and dessert menu! The chef came put to ask us how our meal was, which was very nice! It's a little pricey, but appropriately priced for a special occasion. I highly recommend this restaurant! We look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    BoSox
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Dinner, wait staff and food were all 5 stars. Wonderful evening out. It's hard to find a place with great food and you are able to actually talk and not have to yell. Very nice time at Ella's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    travelwithcousins
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our dining experience at Ella's was outstanding, again! We've been a regular since it opened and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet