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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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience yet in Sacramento after 20 years

MB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm to table quality ingredients. Delicious food and nice ambiance.

SP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The wait wasn’t bad either, we just got a drink at the bar while waiting for the table.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu was very limited, in terms of entrees. I think there were 5 or 6 only. Food has become too complex and lost its likability. Cannot figure out why restaurant didn’t have a simple chocolate based dessert either. I had a better recollection of the food from the prior times I’ve dined; honestly I think they are trying too hard to be creative and have regressed on their flavor.

P
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I agree that is one of the top 10 restaurants in Sacramento. The place looks very trendy. Great food and presentation. Excellent service. Only thing needs improvement was the plate which was not hot enough. The restaurant was busy so I guess the food was not served right away.

LB
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding as usual. Wonderful cocktails and great atmosphere. Wine list could have a better variety, very Cabernet focused.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable to go to Ella's food is unique and very tasty! You guys are the bomb!

n
Sacramento
70 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ella's has outstanding food and great service.
You do pay for this food and service, so I wouldn't call it a "great value", but it is an awesome special occasion option in Sacramento.

EM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a client dinner. The location, place, food and service were fantastic!

JH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Our server had a thorough overview of the menu and in-depth knowledge on everything from liquor types/production to menu choices. This is a special restaurant that takes pride in everything from the linens to the hand-made soda in your cocktails. Would highly recommend.

LL
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall very good place to eat. Food was excellent. However the waiter was distracted and missed bringing out our first course.

LJ
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were thrilled to find Ella on our first trip to Sacramento. Great food, great service

JC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ella is a favorite for it’s ambiance and service, if not for it’s uninspired food. While the classic steak tartare and popover remains excellent, the rest of the menu is fairly constant and mundane for the price. I wish for a more creative chef and more diverse seasonal menu. Until then, it will remain a restaurant for good experience, not great.

OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome cocktails and service. Classy

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business meal

LV
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had reservations next to a group of girls. They were really loud. I didn’t like that much. I couldn’t converse with my spouse. Didn’t like that I had to sit right next to a huge curtain. Which was right up my shoulder And back. Other than that the service and the food was excellent!!!

F
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our waiter really took care of us. Awesome experience.

ES
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was a standout in taste and presentation. Quiet ambience added to the enjoyment. Great service, too!

JH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals ever. Food was spectacular. Service was a bit slow.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, my dining experience was exception in every way. I look forward to my next visit.

F
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sean was awesome. Food was awesome. Great dinner as always at Ella.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Ella for our anniversary dinner and it exceeded our expectations. We brought our friends back the next night for an after dinner drink and Brian was excellent at the bar. We thank you!

LH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ella is the place to go when you want style, class and substance. It really delivers on all levels. The food is imaginative without being fussy. The service is prompt without being clingy. And, the atmosphere is relaxed and reassuring - but not casual, in an unkempt, ill-mannered way. I love coming here for special occasions or happy hour, they do both extremely well.

K
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place. Beautiful hydrangeas everywhere and such lovely atmosphere. The food is quite delish and the cocktails are on point. However the star of the show are all the appetizers - I just make a meal from several appetizers!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Amazing food and even greater service! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Bryan, was fantastic! Great suggestions and a fun guy! Dave too!

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was great. The only issue was the noise level. It was a little loud. But overall it was an enjoyable experience and we will definitely go back.

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was world class. Service was great. Interiors are looking a bit dated but overall a great meal.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked how you could see into the kitchen. The cocktails were great. I usually don’t like old fashioned cocktails but the one I tried at Ella was very good. Every course was was nicely displayed and we weren’t rushed through the courses. I would definitely love to revisit Ella.

BG
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For all the hype around Ella I was amazed that our experience overall was just, pretty good. It’s less of a romantic restaurant more of a business lunch spot. Food was average at best but.... the old fashion is one of the best I have had.

JP
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great date night restaurant. The food was awesome; the service was outstanding. We very much enjoyed our evening.

C
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Way over priced for the quality and quantity of their food.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, waitress was super helpful and gave great recommendations. Wonderful experience, would definitely eat here again

f
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we left the car with valet our evening was perfect. We started with a cocktail and oysters at the bar and then we were seated for dinner. Even though the restaurant was busy, we felt like we were the only people there. The attention to detail, be it the service or food was perfect. Each and every person from the GM to the server were always checking on us. They even sent out a few extra dishes for us to try. And every dish was amazing. I eat pretty clean so was not able to finish my entree, but they kindly boxed it up. To top off the evening our children surprised us and joined us for a bit. Our server immediately got them water and cocktails and welcomed them with open arms. It truly was a perfect evening. And yes, dessert was spectacular too!

OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Perfect service. Did I mention the amazing food? From small plates to dessert. Perfection!

K
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came again for.libster month menu. Oh, that lobster claw dish was fantastic!! And we couldn't resist ordering the beautiful heirloom tomato, lobster and shrimp salad again. Easily the best meal in town.

F
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

TG
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Highly recommended. This is a great place for a date night with that special somebody.

BG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the entire staff did a fantastic job. Food and service were outstanding. A memorable meal. Thank you!

LC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Girls night out