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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
4686 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 73 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Zagat rated, 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

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is $10. 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

  • Valentines Day Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate LOVE at Ella by joining us for our special four course menu plus an amuse bouche for $165 per person including a bottle of champagne per couple. To view the menu please visit out website at www.elladiningroomandbar.com. Vegetarian menu and supplemental wine pairings also available.

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What 4,686 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Innovative

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Innovative

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and they were able to take us in early from reservation time.
  2. SR

    SusyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, the service was fabulous and very good ambiance
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Overall was a very good experience. The food was great but it was pretty loud in the dining room
  4. DS

    DeleneS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice, clean, great service, wildly overpriced.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken was some of the best I have ever had! The hot sauce left a lot to be desired, but the chicken is crave worthy. The mushroom risotto was delicious and the bourbon selection was second to none. My only complaint was that the truffle brioche we’re very hot, but still had good flavor. Highly recommended.
  6. s

    sebastianb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it was extremely noisy because they were hosting a wine tasting social event and there was no buffer between our table. When I placed the reservation I noted that I was going to have a business dinner so I imagined they would sit us in a quiet area. Unfortunately it was difficult and distracting to carry out a conversation. Food and service never disappoint. Delicious as was the wine.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wait staff were very attentive, with good recommendations
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks, would absolutely come again!
  10. d

    davids

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Celebration for our daughter who was elected to the City Council in Williams and completed her League of Cities training on Friday!
  11. PP

    PanamaPenn

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot, food is always fabulous. It's expensive but it's worth the dinning experience. Definitely valet - meter parking aroudn there will run you about the same for 3 hours,.
  12. JR

    JessieR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond our expectations! From the service, to the drinks, and the food, everything was exceptional. We will be back!
  13. RB

    RichardB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinning experience
  14. RM

    ReedM

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an outstanding restaurant. The setting is wonderful. The service excellent. The menu is unique and the food delicious. We were thrilled to discover this site.
  15. BH

    BruceH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! We both ordered the lamb shank with sides of different veggies. The veggies were great, but the lamb was out of this world...probably the best I've ever had. Service was outstanding as well. Would highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, top level service, fresh wonderful oysters, lovely environment. We will be back!
  17. MC

    MeCha

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. A wonderful stop before a show in the area.
  18. k

    kah1

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Right from the start the staff was so friendly and knowledgeable! We were headed to a musical afterwards and our waiter made sure we had plenty of time. Our waiter was excellent. I’m sorry, I forgot his name. He guided me on menu items we could adjust to avoid dairy. His suggestions were to excellent! From start to finish, Ella Dining always has top notch service and food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and the food was excellent, quick and with great presentation!
  20. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Food was just ok. Service was painfully slow.
  21. M

    Mariee6

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I have never tried this place, and I was looking forward to this dinner however, a champagne glass was broken on top of my table, close to my hand as I was putting my champagne down. The server reached over me, putting down a plate of bread when she should have never reached over. After that, I was not apologized to the floor was way I was not moved. I was not given any type of engagement to make this better. The service was horrible. It took at least 45 minutes to get my food and when I did, it was pretty Luke warm. This place is way overrated, and I always try to give every place the benefit of the doubt however, this was not anything more than two stars for Sacramento.
  22. S

    Shirly

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there . Food was great. It was nice that they knew it was someone’s bday. The manager came in and checked with us a couple times . Great strong drinks.
  23. S

    Steve

    Sacramento

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best. It was truffle time: truffled gnocchi, truffle brioche, and truffle risotto were outstanding. Wine list extensive. Service attentive and ambience energetic. Big thumbs up.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always!!!
  25. CL

    CLang

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Ryan, and his colleagues provided awesome service! I highly recommend Ella!
  26. SP

    SusanP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wait staff were very helpful and conscientious.
  27. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great but this night was exceptional. Jesse our waiter and the rest of the staff provided outstanding service. Everything we ordered was exceptional. Salmon, lamb shank, salad and Brussels were excellent. Definitely our favorite Sacramento restaurant.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary every year at Ella’s….we love it! My husband is a veteran and has difficulty with crowded areas. He prefers a space like a corner that that allows him some support. I always ask for a corner table and they have always accommodated. However, during our dinner I mentioned to the hostess that I noted in my reservation for a corner table….there was a table for two at the window with nobody there (all night as well)…she told us that they are fully booked and all tables are taken and said that we could join the waitlist and wait (without certainty that we would get a table at all). We really love Ella’s. And will continue to support but I really hope management could address these concerns as it was very difficult for my husband and not as enjoyable as we had hoped.
  29. S

    Sergey

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great - we were there for the fixed price New Years Eve meal. Each course was delicious, although the one oyster appetizer seemed a bit small (I was jealous of my wife's vegetarian brie appetizer), whereas the vegetarian dessert (sorbet) was not nearly as exciting as the chocolate cake (which had gelatin apparently). Still, overall it was really delicious and the service was excellent. The faucet in the men's room was broken and they had no warning about that, and not even a bottle of hand sanitizer. Ick!
  30. m

    midtowndiners

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing New Year’s Eve dinner with a wonderful combination of courses. Spectacular crab chowder, raviolo with duck confit, risotto, and dessert!
  31. NE

    NicoleE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Came for New Years Eve tasting menu which was outstanding. Service was so so - it was a busy evening so overall not very attentive to our party, needed to ask for things multiple times. Overall good experience but I might return at a less busy time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    NYE at Ella left a lot to be desired. The service was amazing. The food was overly salty the wine pairings was over valued. The only course that was good was the oyster. Never going there again. The bar tenders and servers where nice. Food was trash. I could of gone to a hole in the wall spent less and had more fun.
  33. CV

    ChristineV

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful NYE dinner here! Food and staff were amazing. Beautiful restaurant
  34. KM

    KevinM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant, along with The Kitchen, in Sacramento. Food, service, ambiance and value are all top notch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I had a birthday dinner with my friends at the Ella’s and the service was super good. Good drinks, food and environment.
  36. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience!! The food was delicious - we particularly enjoyed the sturgeon! Bryan is an outstanding waiter - we will definitely ask to go to his section every time. One of our favorite restaurants!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, dinner was delicious, and ambiance was immaculate.
  38. JD

    JDDear

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ella Dining Room is a Sacramento staple and it's an elegant place for a meal or a drink. I've always been impressed by the atmosphere, service and food, but my last experience fell a bit flat. The prices are much higher than before but the experience doesn't meet the same level. At out table for 9 food was never brought out together, there were several minute delays as courses rolled out. The bathroom sink and urinal were broken and taped back together and I had to actively seek out a hostess upon arrival in order to check in. On the other hand, cocktails were excellent, our server was a delight and the plates all hit the mark - so overall a good experience, but somewhat less good than previous visits.
  39. k

    keenesmom

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing with generous portions. Highly recommend.
  40. RR

    RyanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife and friends there for her 30th birthday. The atmosphere was absolutely phenomenal. Staff was friendly, professional, attentive. We sat right next to the kitchen, And still barely heard any banter/noise coming from the staff and cooks. Food was absolutely killer. I had the chilled lobster, I highly recommend. Drinks were made very well to our liking. Anyone looking to have a lovely atmospheric experience, I refer you guys to this place.

FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4686 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 73 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ella Dining Room and Bar

1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is $10. 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

    Zagat rated, 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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