Ella Dining Room and Bar

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$31 to $50
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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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mdmama
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious. Wine was great. Service was not satisfactory.

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DeannaI
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our halibut and salmon were delicious!! Our server was incredible and the elderberry gimlet is one of the best drinks ever. Such a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was our first time here and we were very pleased with the services that Scott provided us, his knowledge about dood and wine was a plus for us. The food was really amazing.

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JamesS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We've been to Ella many times with always excellent food, ambiance and service. I don't believe the food was up to par this time. My wife had the halibut which I tasted and thought was rather bland. I had the lobster and found it to be rather tasteless. We also had a side of asparagus that was excellent. The dessert - don't recall the name was excellent as well. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.

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Jessica
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a wonderful dinner at Ella this past weekend! The food was amazing, but it was the service that really brought our experience to a whole new level. Jeremy, our waiter, was a joy to be around. He helped cultivate a great experience through wine, dinner, and dessert recommendations that were layered with personal stories and favorites, while taking our needs into account. He elevated our night from a pleasant dinner to a memorable experience. Absolutely lovely evening!

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vipMarkus
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our anniversary with fine food and great service. Our server Amber was engaging and made the evening fun.

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ElysiaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my favorite places to dine downtown, amazing food paired with amazing service. A great place to take a loved one for a special occasion.

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vipSherylB
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the BEST dinner at Ella. Our waiter couldn't have been more informative, fun and attentive. He had fabulous recommendations and everything was delicious. We didn't feel rushed at all.

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vipSunshine
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wine and the service is impeccable!!! A must before a show ♥‿♥

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vipBebe
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Interesting items on the menu.
Overall a great dinner.
Would definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious plates, delectable cocktails, and outstanding service.

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EvanL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and will definitely be back. The bone marrow was an outstanding recommendation along with the Tar Tar. Great atmosphere and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSheila
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We have now been to Ella 4 times in the past 4 months. The food is consistently interesting, well ore- pared, well-presented and delicious. The service is good but not on par with the food and pricing. The first two times it was quite good and the last two times pretty slow for no apparent reason. I would not expect this inconsistency in a restaurant like this. The communal tables are fun for after work/early evening drinks or dining. Very nice wine choices. I would recommend trying Ella as hopefully the service issue will be resolved.

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vipJamesandKatyP
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Ella never fails to delight with wonderful food, excellent service, and great cocktials.

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ashleym
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Beautiful and delicious- Everything on the menu is fabulous and picture worthy.

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was a miss for us. Ambience was perfect for a fun night out. Too bad the food was boring - won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. The food was wonderful and the service was on point. Will go back again!

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PWCtraveler
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not sure about menu selection sometimes

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive & the food was delicious! A memorable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Cocktails

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time dinning at Ella and everything was great! The food, cocktails and service were all absolutely amazing. The mushroom soup and crab louis salad were definitely my favorite dishes but the NY steak and chicken entrees were great as well. Definitely will return and highly recommend!

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally love Ella! The food, ambiance and drinks are fantastic!

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vipSkier
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening at Ella's. A full bar and great bartenders. The whiskey flights looked interesting, but I'm a gin fan and and there were many gins to choose from.

Our server, Taylor, was very knowledgeable about wine. In fact, Taylor is studying to be a sommelier. A big plus for a restaurant with a long wine list.

Food was outstanding. We shared two oysters dishes; fresh with a tasty red wine vinegar and wood fired with Dungeness crab, feta and capers followed by agnolotti with duck confit and seared scallops with little neck clams and bacon. All delicious.

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TimM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salmon with black eyed peas. it was terrific and perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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HughM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ella's is a very nice place, but overpriced for what it is. Three oysters for $21, REALLY??
The mushroom soup was Ok, but at half a ladle for $12 not extraordinary.
The scallops were quite good in prep, taste and presentation.
Great service and nice environment, but not a good value compared to several other fine dining establishments in downtown Sacramento and I've been to many of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exceptional

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AllanL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with great tasting food. Perfect for first dates, valentine's, or anniversaries.

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vipSactogator
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Eaten at Ella many times, this was a disappointment. Valentines Prix Fixe menu. Requested a window, which there were plenty of, they put my wife and I at the most cramped two top in the restaurant, we both felt like we were in tight airline seats, no room at all, my chest was right against the table as was my wife's. Asked the waitress if we could move to one of the many other two tops with actual leg room by the windows and she pointed to the tall communal bar tables. No thanks. Food was great. We did ask for the steak to come medium well and waitress said she would have to ask the chef, we figured that's how we want it we should be able to get it like that. She came back and said he would do it. Steaks came out well done. Cramped table pretty much ruined the dinner, especially since it was over $300 (with only one added drink) for two. At that price I'd at least like to be comfortable, and truthfully I was miserable. I've had much better meals at Ella, but their price point is now fairly high, and for that I'd like, if not a memorable meal, at least one that isn't memorable for the wrong reasons. We don't get out as much as we used to (child, work, et al), and when we do we want to enjoy it, which we did not this outing.

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PatrickW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

everything was a hit except the duck confit with consumme. wine pairings were fantastic. Server was charming and attentive.

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KenK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal and wonderful service for valentine celebration. My only complaint would be the lack of intimacy for the price. Lose a few tables to make the event more exclusive

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GilbertF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We love Ella!

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GourmetRos
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the right choice to celebrate our wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day.
First time at Ella but certainly not our last for when we come to Sacto.

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SusieM
San Francisco
4 reviews