Ella's Fine Food and Drink
Delicious Food and Great ServiceFrom the moment we pulled up at the door to when the valet returned our car the service was excellent. Service was attentive, friendly and prompt. The food was delicious. The calamari appetizer was a favorite.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic eveningMy wife and I had been to Ella's once before and had a very nice meal at the bar. This time we made reservations and sat in the dining room. From the beginning we could not have had a better time. Chris ,our server was helpful and personable. We had drinks, a special salad that we shared, and two main entrees. I had pork and my wife had the duck. The olive bread was over the top. I also ordered the mac and cheese with lobster. During the meal we kept returning to how fantastic everything tasted including the wine. By desert we were both stuffed ,but ordered the one desert and one espresso. What a wonderful experience. We can't wait to go back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMElla's is excellentWe were in Boston for an event, and made it a point to come back through Westerly, RI to eat at Ella's. We have only been here twice, but loved everything both times. They offer small plates/appetizers or full meals, with a nice variety of choices. The food here has a wonderful mix of flavors and textures. I highly recommend the calmari which has a very tasty sauce of chilis, peanuts,and cilantro.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever I'm in town......I eat at Ella's with family and friends. We've always had a great experience. Staff are very professional, friendly, and helpful.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodGreat food with an unusual menu. Waitstaff was very nice.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMService now up to the foodHad dinner last Saturday with friends from faraway Warwick (this is Rhode Island, after all). The food has always been superb, but for the first time, the service matched it. Our friends loved it and were happy to get out of their East Greenwich rut. I hope that they will be back I know I will.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in WesterlyThis is our second trip to Ella's and we will definitely be back. Certainly it is the best restaurant in Westerly that we've found, though that is a bit of a left-handed compliment. Almost comparable for food to Persimmon in Bristol.
We had tuna taco appetizer and homemade mozzarella. For Entrees one had the special Pork Chop and the other had yummy Tuna with noodles and Miso broth. A side of lobster mac and cheese was well worth having also.
Only complaint is that a few items are a bit pricey. I certainly don't mind paying for great food and service, but Entrees north of $30 is a bit steep for this area. I would try to keep Entrees priced @ 28 and below. Same for apps....then I tend to not think twice about adding a small plate.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWELL DONEELLA'S IS A WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE DONE SO WELL WITH NO PRETENTION JUST AMAZING FOOD, WONDERFULLY PREPARED AND BEAUTIFULLY SERVED. THE OTHER NIGHT THE OYSTERS AND THE PORK SHANGHAI WERE ESPECIALLY DELICIOUS.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time there.This was our second time there. Have not eaten anything yet that we didn't love. Very impressed5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVaried menu with excellentVaried menu with excellent hard to find french choices, duck confit, seafood and pasta. Service is great. A little pricey but good for a special occasion.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant, ExcellentThe decor is simple, the service and food are both exceptional. Worth every penny.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group enjoyed the eveningOur group enjoyed the evening and the selection of items on the menu was outstanding. Will definitely visit the establshment again this summer.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMElla's is worth the drive!30 miles from E. Greenwich following Nav System, and worth the trip. Unexpected fine dining in an old brick building in Westerly (no views of the water!) Slow start to service, but Dave made up for it with special attention to details, knowing the menu thoroughly. Pork belly slider tacos, soft shell crabs (my favorite for the brief season); diner mates had duck 2 ways, and Asian Pork loin. $20 corkage included great wine service; lovely cocktail list. Just another example why Rhode Islanders never need to go to Boston or New York for great restaurants!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost Five StarsFood and Ambiance was 5 Stars. Service was 4 Stars as waiter was very slow to respond to water and drinks and way too long to offer dessert.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMdelectable diningOur first dining experience was delicious and unbelievable. We had a fabulous waiter that was super attentive.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first timewe were in the capable hands from the time we stepped in the door to the friendly goodbye; service and food were the best in the area...and draw a large circle to include that area.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Food, Service and Ambiance were all perfect. A little pricy but you get quality in return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the BestPerect food, wine and service, it dosent get any better than Ellas!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely BirthdayWe finally made it to Ella's, after hearing so much about it from friends and clients. Ella's most definitely lived up to its very fine reputation. From the moment we entered, until we waved goodby to the owners in the parking lot as we were leaving, we felt very welcomed and comfortable. Everyone was friendly, personable and knowledgable. Our server, Courtney, was most attentive.
The menu was amazing, with so many extraordinary choices. More often than not, farm to table fresh menus can be rather limited, but happily, this was not the case at Ella's. The wine list has a perfect mix for many tastes. We are looking forward to the next time we can dine there.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWILL go back!We live 30 min away- well worth the drive- every morsel was delicious, although $$$ (about $100 per couple, w/tip).
Pork Belly Tacos were outstanding.
Yellowfin tuna cooked perfectly (barely).
Wine list was disappointing.
Jim, our waiter, seemed to hover a bit, maybe because there were so few diners on a Wednesday night.
We will be going back, for sure.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was excellent. FoodWaiter was excellent.
Food was unique and very high quality especially when compared to the surrounding area establishments. We will make Ella's a regular part of our dining experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA New England GemSaturday was our zillionth dinner wth friends at this justly-celebrated restaurant when, once again, we were not disappointed. My pork chop special was perfectly carmelized and moist; the kale salad--which three of us ordered--was delicious to chew; and the Icelandic cod--which I tasted--was even better than the cod we ate in Iceland three weeks ago. The wait-staff were informed and gracious, a tribute to James and Chef Jeanie's high standards.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place!The foods always amazing. The server could have been a little bit more attentive.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest gourment restaraunt inBest gourment restaraunt in our area, love the menu and the service. This is our special place to go to celebrate. Only thing needed is "tablecloths", thought they use to have them.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is up to to highThe food is up to to high end NYC standards, but the waitstaff is from RI (though trying hard to improve).4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Ella's, after we'd heard rave reviews. My husband and I shared the tuna taco appetizer, which was very good. I had the filet special with white asparagus and side of lobster mac and cheese, which was excellent. My husband had the halibut with mashed and baby turnips, which was also very good. We shared the chocolate trio. Food and wine were excellent and very happy with our service too. Thank you!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went to brunchMy wife and I went to brunch on Easter. Ella's was a real hit! Food was excellent, the ambiance quiet and peaceful. The server was not the best, but that aside, it was a great meal and a very enjoyable time. I would definitely recommend Ella's for brunch!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all enjoyed our meals.We all enjoyed our meals. Interesting menu choices3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, great food. It'sAs always, great food. It's nice to have a place with this quality food. A little pricey and I'm not wild about the valet parking only.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, great desserts,Fabulous food, great desserts, great service. We'll be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first visit. WeIt was our first visit. We had an amazing meal. We will be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had read reviews of Ella'sWe had read reviews of Ella's before we made reservations so our expectations were high. And they were for the most part absolutely met. The appetizers were so appealing that we almost made our entire meal from the selections, but then we would have missed trying everything else The appetizers were particularly well done--calamari, which we always order when on the menu in more gourmet RI restaurants, were perfectly done. Crispy, with a hot and sweet sauce that did not drown the calamari...well, we would go back just for that. The tuna tacos also melded a set of flavors into a delicious whole. Ordering them with the calamari gave us an experience of hot and cold, crispy and soft, sweet, spicy, and salty. Worth the hour drive from Providence3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for birthday occasion.Went for birthday occasion. Everything was perfect. Tuna steak was fantastic.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the tripIt was our first time and Ella's and it was excellent. The server was efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. We went with friends we don't see often and wanted to spend time catching up. We never felt hurried but courses were delivered in a timely fashion and I never felt that I had to look up and wonder when something was coming. Three of us had the scallop special with 3 large scallops topped with crab and then caramelized and we all thought it excellent. The fourth had duck and it received a similar rating. We left talking about when we could get back for another dinner. It is definitely worthy of a second visit.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I've had in years.Best meal I've had in years. The Duck was perfect. Worth every penny and then some.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI've recommended Ella's toI've recommended Ella's to many of my friends as a dining experience that will not disappoint. They and I never are!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quality of the food, andThe quality of the food, and service are outstanding.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM