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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
4438 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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Booked 44 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

    Rob Lind

  • 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

  • Music Circus Carousel Pre-Theatre Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2022
    Enjoy a showstopping dinner before Carousel. Ella is offering a special 3 Course Dinner Menu for Pre-Theatre Diners (reservations between 5-6pm only) Please visit our website to view a sample menu! www.elladiningroomandbar.com

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What 4,438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything went perfectly, the food was amazing and the server was outstanding. I wish I remembered his name but all his suggestions were spot on. Lamb ragú as out of this world.

  2. S

    Stans

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Been here many times. Halibut was dry and overcooked.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Disappointed with the food.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was delicious and great presentation. However it did take a while to get food, from our apps to our main course.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was good, but is to noisy for a restaurant like this … and they don’t have anything for kids , so if you have kids under 10 better to leave them home , and it’s expensive, but the food taste really good

  6. KR

    KrisR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a great place for a friendly meet up, but not good for a date. It's way too loud to hear each other well. The food was good and the service was amazing.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was nice, the service was spot on. However the dinner menu had a minute selection and no alternative options. The wine list selection in contrast was ever ending. The cocktails was nice and strong as well.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful experience, we came here for our anniversary and won’t wait another year to come back again. The staff were attentive and friendly. I will say we also made sure to be polite in return and not add additional stress for the staff. Food was delicious. Try the carrot cake!

  9. TM

    TamiM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner…everything was great!

  10. MK

    MarkK

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. A bit noisy though.

  11. n

    namnam

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Father’s Day dinner- food and ambiance were excellent. Great service! Looking forward to visiting Ella again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding restaurant, the food and service are top notch! Great place to bring a date or just go for a nice dinner out

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and lovely service!

  14. HG

    1HppyGirl

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a lovely dinner before going to Music Circus. Our Server was fabulous, the food was delicious!! Looking forward to going back again soon!

  15. M

    Mary

    Sacramento

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Had dinner there as it was generally good. We sat at a table that was near where all the staff puts in orders and grabs dishes so it was very busy and not conducive to quiet conversation. The meal was generally good although my wife’s fish was cold. I will probably be back just trying different dishes. It does seem as if the staff is a little better than I remember They are still not top notch for the prices and style of the restaurant. For some reason they were insistent on taking our plates before we were done and it actually got a little ridiculous

  16. AU

    AnneU

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is amazing and food is awesome. Katherine made our Anniversary memorable.

  17. AB

    AnnieB

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I want to love this place but it always feels like it falls short of the hype and expectation. I have been here multiple times and every time it falls short. The service is gracious when you get it, but most of time you're left sitting waiting for your food or for the commis waiter to continue to NOT acknowledge that your glass of ice tea has been empty for a while and only when you ask, is it refilled. It strives for the experience of a high end restaurant but without the quiet, confident, and unobtrusive service of one. Last time we were there. We were greeted promptly and water request was asked. Then waited at least 10-15 before our server came by to take our order. Our cheese course took 45 mins to arrive. During this time, my husband's ice tea glass was stared at multiple times by the commis (water person) waiter and walked by without even an ask for whether he would want a refill. Our primary server would come by and bring another one but we felt ignored. I suspect the pacing of our meal was stretched out but a meal that should have taken 1.5 hours to complete took over 2 and we were bored waiting around. The shining grace was the entrees we did receive were well conceived and well made. Even though it was my birthday, I declined ordering dessert because we didn't want to wait another 30 mins to receive it. There was plenty of staff around and they walked by us multiple times. I don't want to spend $60 for an entree and almost $200 (without more than 1 glass of wine) for two people for service to fall so short.

  18. JD

    JoeD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Waiter was wonderful - very attentive and personable.

  19. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had a fabulous anniversary dinner. Great food and great ambiance. We will definitely be returning.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic over all experience on our 43rd Anniversary. We went early and we seated outside which was fun to experience the essence of downtown while enjoying cocktails and fine wine. The service could not have been better and our choice of starters and entre were wonderful. Ella's does not disappoint.

  21. P

    Paulasopentable

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We hadn’t been to Ella in a few years and were happy to see a full crowd seemingly enjoying their delicious food and drinks in this most beautiful restaurant in downtown Sacramento. Our service, food, and drinks were outstanding. The only negative was a constant cool draft from an overhead fan. In spite of the chill, we loved everything that Ella is known for and can’t wait to return…maybe just not to same table!

  22. J

    Jordanb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went to Ella to celebrate a birthday and it was a great experience. The service was amazing in addition to the beautifully plated food.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Ordered medium/medium rare tenderloin which came out blood rare. Drinks were really good as were the bone marrows. Service was attentive but rushed. Soup only consisted of croutons.

  24. C

    Candaceb

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the food, staff and the ambience. Everything on the menu looked so good it took us all (5 of us) awhile just to decide what we were going to eat. It will be our new go to restaurant for a wonderful dining experience.

  25. PJ

    PamJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ella is our "go to" for all special occasions. I especially like the table seating to the left of the bar. It's quieter and with a hearing aid it's best for me. We start with oysters which never disappoint. I've always loved their scallops but this time tried the halibut. Sooo good!

  26. JJ

    JerryJ

    Sacramento

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent management. Responded to our issue extremely well

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    I acknowledge they were busy but they ran out of happy hour items. Happy hour oysters are the same price as the main menu. I ordered wine and fries with my main entree and had to ask for both more than once and they both were brought after main entrees finished. They didn’t try to make up for the negative experience or comp anything. How do you charge for a glass of wine specifically ordered at the same time as ordering a main entree that isn’t even able to be enjoyed with the main entree. Appalled by such a negative experience and will not return to a Selland Family restaurant if this is the standard they expect.

  28. KR

    KatrinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ella's is great! Their food is delicious and elegant. I come specifically for the wood fired bone marrow.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Service was a bit slow but great. Filet mignon at 65$ was not cooked as requested and was so salty that the salty taste stayed in my mouth for an hour. Asparagus were burned The rest was great such as the tartar, the lobster and the desserts . I give a 3 star because screwing up a Filet Mignon is more negligent than poor quality restaurant as it was mostly great. The venue is also great.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Server was not attentive with our needs, barely checked on us , we didn’t get our coffee when we ordered it

  31. DF

    DonaldF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I celebrated her birthday with fine dining at Ella and we had the best dining experience we have had in several years anywhere. Each dish exploded with unique and luscious flavor combinations. We enjoyed the wood roasted artichoke hearts, tomato saffron soap, coal roasted beet salad, pan roasted king salmon, spring vegetable risotto and finished off with the scrumptious carrot cake. We lingered over each delectable bite. The service was as we prefer: friendly and attentive but not stuffy or overbearing, with our waiter steering us in the right direction at each turn, be it menu combinations to suite our tastes and appetite, recommendation of a new gin for a martini or a glass of sangiovese to offset the acidity of the tomato saffron soup, each time hitting the mark. It is nice to know Sacramento can deliver this kind of first rate, delightful dining experience.

  32. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We always enjoy our experience at Ella. The service is excellent and comfortable and the food is delicious.

  33. TT

    TinaT

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Georgie !!!!!

  34. l

    libertyl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always at Ella’s it was an amazing experience. I brought my mom here for a late Mother’s Day dinner and everything was very yummy and our server (I wish I remembered her name) was so informative and sweet. We ordered the Dungeness crab scotch egg with asparagus, the lobster pasta, oysters, beet salad,carrot cake, and the chocolate hazelnut crunch. Thank you all again for such a great time.

  35. DD

    DavidD

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some dishes are getting too expensive. In addition, the charge for a glass of wine is exuberant. Ditto for the corkage fee. Really like Ella's but may begin to reduce visits if prices remain so high.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, service was great! Definitely would recommend

  37. SJ

    SteveJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!!!

  38. LE

    LindaE

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dinner out! We tried a little of everything- Lamb Bolognese was a winner! Service was perfect! We will be back soon!

  39. LK

    LKRSacto

    Sacramento

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    All the dishes were very good, but their take on the lowly Cesar Salad was especially welcome, with half a heart of Romaine, topped with a sassy dressing, some frisée and sprouts, and crowned with white anchovies – made a perfect summer meal.

  40. CZ

    CeceliaZ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great dining experience. Prices were very reasonable.

FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4438 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 44 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

    Rob Lind

  • 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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