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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
5148 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in America's Farm to Fork Capital. In the heart of Downtown, the family behind The Kitchen and Selland's Market Café brings you the region’s most relaxed and elegant destination, Ella Dining Room and Bar. Ella offers warm, welcoming ambiance in an inspiring space that evokes effortless European rustic luxury. The environment is modern yet timeless, dramatic yet comforting. Ella brings together the finest quality ingredients from this bountiful region to create authentic and honest fine food that nourishes body and soul. Chef and Owner Randall Selland and family invite you to savor the joys of friends, family, and great food and wine. Service is gracious and refined. Ella has signature handcrafted cocktails, an eclectic and impressive wine list, and a fresh seafood bar. We specialize in Private Parties. Perfect for business lunches, celebration dinners, and everyday enjoyment. Walking distance from Convention Center, Capitol, theaters, and hotels.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 443-3772
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dustin Harvey
  • Private party facilities
    Ella is Sacramento's most-lauded dining destination, with award-winning design and service, and clean, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine. Ella is perfect for all events, offering small and large party spaces, private dining, Chef's Tables and Cocktail Party space. See our OT reviews!
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Desmond: (916) 443-3772
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross street
    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is $12. Ample street parking at night, and 4 public parking garages within 2 blocks of Ella. Just blocks from Golden 1 Center, Convention Center, Community Center Theater, Crest Theater, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Citizen Hotel and Capitol.
  • Public transit
    Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
  • Entertainment
    Dine with us before the show and you can leave your car with our valet. This is a great way to avoid the long waits in the crowded parking garages at the theater.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Early Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    In honor of Mother's Day, Ella is excited to offer a three-course dinner for $85 per person on Sunday, May 12th. Join us for an early dinner and make this day unforgettable for Mom. We have also arranged options for kids to enjoy. Kindly visit our website to check the menu.
    Mother's Day Early Dinner Photo

What 5,148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

5,148 Reviews
  1. DonB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary Spring menu Loved the endive salad and pandecota

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  2. Taisters

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a beautiful time, per usual. Michael was great at assisting our fabulous evening. And, Shane was great as always. I love his customer service and the way he runs the restaurant. I will continue to come back to Ella’s.

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  3. noshockadvised

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and very fun meal at Ella in downtown Sac. One of the Selland Family of fine dining here in the city, our meal was delicious and creative with rich flavors and depth. Service was fantastic and very fitting for our birthday celebration. Ambiance was beautiful and warm/friendly/inviting, with decor that made you feel like you were in part of the preparation/development of the dishes. We were staying nearby so didn't need to worry about parking, but there are lots nearby that are pay-per-hour or valet if needed.

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  4. Patti

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the time I called about our reservation until the valet returned with our car, the experience was fabulous. The service was smooth and unobtrusive. The food was (as always) delicious. A truly memorable evening!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and food were outstanding as always! Every time we go to this restaurant before a show, they make every effort to get us out on time to make it to our engagement. It truly is one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. The food is consistently fantastic.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was just busy and was all over the place. She didn’t come to us for like 15 mins off and on. Overall food was good and ambience was nice. Just need to maybe have more servers so that the server is more attentive to you

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  7. Sharon

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, as always! Food, service - everything was splendid. Definitely the best place for a special dinner.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was AMAZING!!!!! Crispy lamb was Devine. The potatoes took me to heaven 🤤 I will definitely be back here again!!!! Our waiters were amazing.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my daughter with me, and we had the most excellent server who helped pick out wine and recommended dishes. We felt comfortable, and the food, especially the Truffles Brioche, was SO good.

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  10. Fisco

    Sacramento

    142 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ella is a safe bet in downtown Sacramento. The food is always very tasty, simple and affordable, the menu changes regularely. The wine list is clever, some very good values but also haut de gamme if you wish to splurge (Romanée Conti, the entire range or Krug Clos du Mesnil for ex.) I had the king salmon, it was delicate and delicious. The cheese plate all american , cow and pasteurized, but hey: nobody is perfect! Dessert was the apple cobbler, just so good! The service is professional and efficient. There is a valet for your car, convenient!

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  11. Yogi

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointed with this restaurant. Not very accommodating, ran out of the dish we wanted, hospitality was definitely lacking.

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  12. BlaineD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    JAMES WAS A PHENOM OF A SERVER! WE'D GO BACK JUST FOR HIM!

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  13. MarkG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently good food, drinks and service.

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  14. KristinaR

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was awesome! I highly recommend the steak tartare. Very extensive drink menu, but a very limited dinner menu. There was not lamb, filet mignon, lobster options on menu. Basically salmon, pork chop or halibut. If you are going to enjoy cocktails, decent place- going for dinner- I would pass. I probably will not return.

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  15. allforgoodfoodandwine

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and service by Alek was extraordinary!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal! We will definitely be back. The ambiance is amazing.

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  17. patricia

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. The best salmon I ever ordered and craving it. Thank you.

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  18. KiaR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best oysters in town. Loved the food, and service was on point!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable as always. Great service and great food!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience! Love the high quality food and amazing drinks selection.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service we received was excellent and the food was superb!

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  22. thehitz

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was wonderful as was the service. Alex our waiter was great as was Damian?? Our busboy. The sommelier was also polite and informed. Other than that, it was an awful experience. They had a full house -an entire convention of people there. They never should have allowed reservations for others. It was obnoxiously loud and crowded. You had to yell to hear the person across the table from you. We even waited for our desert to be served and just carried it outside ourselves for some peace and quiet. The couple at the table next to us had a similar experience. Their first and last time at Ella. While I am sure on another night the experience could be much different I doubt that we will ever give it another chance.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the lunch menu is perfect

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  24. Justus

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricy too not be perfect. Food was good with exceptions. Oysters and steak were great. Tartar was generous but unusual. Risotto was too rich. Halibut would have been amazing if not terribly undercooked. Wait staff were fantastic.

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  25. BradC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very common decor for an upscale restaurant. Nothing innovative. They probably haven't changed in decades and the location is a money maker at this point since it's well known. Both had pork chops after hearing the raves, both were like, it was good but not worth raving. To die for was the bone marrow with mushrooms. A nicely made old fashioned. Would I go back? Not really, although I don't have anything against it.

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  26. LaurenS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to celebrate here. Love the decor, amazlying attentive staff, phenomenal food (holy marshmallow ice cream), they are a mecca for the perfect bite. Thank you for celebrating our joy with us.

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  27. JustinA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. Loved spending our anniversary here.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience. Ella has not missed a beat all these years later. Bravo to Kayla and her counterpart. They both were attentive without being too much. Food was the outstanding- both my wife and I had the dungeness crab stuffed halibut. It was out of this world- props to the chefs for an amazing dish. Next time in Sacramento we will be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! I would definitely return

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  30. ECNF13

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time. Food was good but not best value. Service was very good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best scallops I’ve ever had, the buzz-free drinks were SO GOOD, and the truffle brioche was literally to die for! The service was amazing and the restaurant had a unique but pleasant style. Can’t wait to go back!

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  32. Kayla

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were extremely strong and were in small portions for the price, the salmon and its sauce felt like it was competing against each other and the risotto was a textural nightmare.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Valentine’s Day menu wasn’t the strongest, some really salty options but was still pleasant over all.

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  34. ToddS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Can't wait to be back for another occasion.

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  35. ByronM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service as always. We enjoyed our experience there very much

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  36. James

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    For the price, I expect to have the tables to not be so incredibly close together. Hard to hear my partner with all the noise. Food was excellent, but Ella seems to be trying to charge for fine dinning prices without the service. No one takes your coat, servers are trenched thin waiting on too many tables, tables are jam-packed together to maximize seating, etc.

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  37. JennyC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! I was seated promptly. The wait staff was very attentive throughout the entire meal. Each course came out in a reasonable amount of time, and plates were cleared quickly once I was done. And of course, the food was delicious! I can't wait to visit again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    way overpriced for assembly line wedding food on Valentine’s Day. Not our typical Ella’s experience

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  39. AK13

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They squeezed us right next to two other couples (not very private or romantic), it made it feel pretty uncomfortable to talk with my wife. We love going out to eat and would consider ourselves to be foodies, we have a handful of restaurants in our area that we frequent and hoped Ella may be a new option, but the food was not good. It was a set menu so it's tough, but 3 out of the 4 courses were very mediocre. Our Sirloin was fatty and my wife's was over cooked while mine was undercooked and difficult to cut with my steak knife. For a dinner that cost us $700+, I would push the food rating down to terrible. The waiter was great, the atmosphere is very pretty and had we not been sat one foot from the next table I imagine it would have been a much nicer feel.

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  40. CarlJ

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food and attentive staff. We'll be going back for a birthday dinner soon. This place has it all! One Sacramento's best!

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FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 5148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ella Dining Room and Bar

1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is $12. Ample street parking at night, and 4 public parking garages within 2 blocks of Ella. Just blocks from Golden 1 Center, Convention Center, Community Center Theater, Crest Theater, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Citizen Hotel and Capitol.
  • Public transit
    Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dustin Harvey
  • Entertainment
    Dine with us before the show and you can leave your car with our valet. This is a great way to avoid the long waits in the crowded parking garages at the theater.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 443-3772
  • Private party facilities
    Ella is Sacramento's most-lauded dining destination, with award-winning design and service, and clean, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine. Ella is perfect for all events, offering small and large party spaces, private dining, Chef's Tables and Cocktail Party space. See our OT reviews!
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Desmond: (916) 443-3772
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