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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
4424 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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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

  • Broadway Series Tootsie Pre-Theatre Menu

    $65.00 per person

    May 17 - May 21, 2022
    Enjoy a showstopping dinner before Tootsie. 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Menus & pricing are subject to change based on seasonality and availability

Small Plates

  • Hog Island Oysters on the Half Shell*

    Cocktail Sauce and Jalapeño-Lime Mignonette

    • Half Dozen$22.00
  • Steak Tartare*$18.00

    Torn Garlic Popovers, French Mustard Dressing, Farm Egg

    • Wood Roasted Artichoke Hearts$14.00

      Garlic Aioli, Barigoule, Fines Herbes, Crispy Carrots

      • Bruschetta$17.00

        Di Stefano Burrata, English Peas, Prosciutto, Preserved Meyer Lemon, Grilled Sourdough

        • Grilled Asparagus$12.00

          Sauce Gribiche, Cured Yolk, Parmesan

          • Artisan Cheese Board$22.00

            Seasonal Preserves, Honeycomb, Marinated Olives, Crostini

            Soups, Salads and Sandwiches

            • Artichoke Potato Leek Soup$12.00

              Smoked Trout Roe, Artichoke Chips, Crème Fraîche

              • Coal Roasted Beet Salad$18.00

                Strawberry, Whipped Goat Cheese, Fava Beans, Green Garlic

                • Ella Caesar Salad*$16.00

                  Hearts of Romaine, Soft Egg, White Anchovy, Herb Breadcrumbs

                  • Ella Burger*$19.00

                    Smoked Bacon, Roasted Onion, Gruyere or Cheddar, Parsley Fries

                    • Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad$24.00

                      Haricot Verts, Roasted Tomato, New Potatoes, Olives, Tarragon Vinaigrette

                      • Chef's Salad$16.00

                        Mixed Baby Lettuces, California Avocado, Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese, Cucumber, Radish, Lemon-Buttermilk Dressing

                        Entrees

                        • Wood Fired Flat Iron*$45.00

                          Thyme Roasted Mushrooms, Grilled Asparagus, Pearl Onions, Watercress, Bordelaise

                          • Pan Roasted King Salmon*$42.00

                            Crushed Fingerlings, Bloomsdale Spinach, Meyer Lemon, Dill Creme Fraiche, Pine Nut Relish

                            • Spring Vegetable Risotto$32.00

                              Wood Roasted Nantes, Lamb Chopper Cheese, Green Garlic Pistou

                              • Crispy Fried Half Chicken$29.00

                                Roasted Garlic, Fried Herbs, Housemade Hot Sauce, Lemon Wedge

                                Sides

                                • Mixed Baby Lettuces$10.00

                                  Tarragon Vinaigrette

                                  • Caramelized Sunchokes$13.00

                                    Roasted Mushrooms, Bacon Lardons, Black Garlic, Sunflower Seeds

                                    • French Fried Potatoes$7.00

                                      Parsley, Sea Salt

                                      Last updated: April 13, 2022

                                      What 4,424 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

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall2food2service5ambience2

                                        Food was great except the tenderloin. I have never chewed so hard in my life. Really poor quality piece of mean. I love this place and would expect better.

                                      2. SR

                                        StevenR

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall1food1service1ambience5

                                        Server didn't put our order in before the kitchen closed. No concession. Left hungry and disappointed. Plenty of other choices out there.

                                      3. d

                                        danes

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall3food5service2ambience4

                                        The hostess refused to sit me and my friend until the third person walked in. He was parking and I wanted to get some wine open and visit with my friend. The table was empty and it's absolutely inexcusable. The hostess of Thursday night should be fired.

                                      4. Q

                                        Quag

                                        Sacramento

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Wonderful food and service. Unfortunately they are pouring water ad lib in the middle of a drought

                                      5. L

                                        Lana

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We want there for my husbands birthday! The staff and food was extremely good.

                                      6. JK

                                        JulieK

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My husband and I had a wonderful evening at Ella for my birthday. The food was devine and the service was superb. Could not have had a better dinner out in Sacramento. Thank you!!!

                                      7. HR

                                        HeidiR

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always a great dinner. Excellent service and great food.

                                      8. BG

                                        BonnieG

                                        Exclusive

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The service was top notch and everything we tried was delicious. This restaurant is a great place for very special occasions. It is pricey but worth it!

                                      9. DG

                                        DaisyG

                                        San Francisco

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Superior food and service! Highly recommend this lovely restaurant for a delicious meal.

                                      10. S

                                        Smith

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great service, makes the BEST craft mojitos you’ll ever have with sessional fruit. Food is wonderful and the dining room is very lovely

                                      11. JS

                                        JonathanS

                                        Sacramento

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The service was great. The food was great. We were seated outside and it was a bit louder than I would have preferred.

                                      12. NF

                                        NotFoodSnob

                                        Washington DC

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        Really great experience overall. Food was good and reasonably priced in my opinion (not overly expensive for what it was). Service was excellent.

                                      13. L

                                        Laura

                                        San Francisco

                                        5 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Friendly, efficient service with delicious food! We loved everything we had from the cocktail, bone marrow and roasted artichokes to the ahi, salmon and fried chicken. Great place to celebrate special occasions!

                                      14. EK

                                        ErimK

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was a beautiful experience! The food were delicious and the service was great!

                                      15. D

                                        Debster

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food and service. I’d like to see more Chardonnay choices by the glass Very good!!

                                      16. JB

                                        JuliaB

                                        Sacramento

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I and my friend had a wonderful lunch at Ella. We ate on the patio which was a bit noisy due to construction and light rail. I very much liked the brushetta and the ahi tuna salad.

                                      17. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Dunguness crab scotch egg appetizer was amazing. Ther food was great and the service was incredible

                                      18. s

                                        sammie

                                        Portland

                                        37 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        37 reviews

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Lovely Birthday dinner. Everything was perfect from the appetizers to desert. Loved the asparagus especially, and the tenderloin was cooked to perfect pinkness. The sides of Yukon Gold roasted potatoes were addictive. The sobet that was my desert, hit just the right spot. The service was attentive as always, I’m so happy this restaurant weathered the pandemic and has reopened.

                                      19. AR

                                        AmandaR

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Everyone was attentive from the moment we arrived. Great place to celebrate a special moment!

                                      20. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall2food3service1ambience3

                                        Awful service and it took an hour to get appetizers at lunch time. So disappointing!

                                      21. CB

                                        ClintB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Loved it and going again tonight! The service was fantastic and the food quality was amazing.

                                      22. T

                                        Thomas

                                        Sacramento

                                        23 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great experience - outstanding food and our waiter, James made the evening perfect. His food recommendations were spot on and this was clearly a fantastic dining experience.

                                      23. TK

                                        TheKoj

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall3food5service2ambience5

                                        Nice place, great ambience. Excellent food. Bar can get a bit loud. Service was not super as our food took inordinately long to come through, and our waiter was not quite helpful with drink choices/recommendations and descriptions of the menu items. All in all, a fairly nice place and experience

                                      24. JH

                                        JoshH

                                        Sacramento

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Great food and overall experience.

                                      25. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing drinks, food and service.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Phoenix

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall4food2service5ambience5

                                        Ordered oysters and then bone marrow for appetizer. Oysters were amazing and shucked perfectly. Got the bone marrow, which I had before but my husband had not, and that the main thing I talked up to him about what he was going to experience. There was hardly any marrow at all - I couldn’t believe it. We could barely scrape enough to out the tiniest piece on the crostini. I’ve had it here before, so that’s what I was expecting. My husband had lobster carbonara and one of the pieces of lobster (2 large pieces) was so chewy. My fried chicken just ‘ok’ - again, not how it previously was. Our server was amazing though. I’m not a picky person, so it is rare for me to write a ‘not the best’ review, but it was our anniversary and I told my husband and this would be one the best meals he had. Disappointed.

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Sacramento

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Quality food, perfect service, and a beautiful experience!

                                      28. C

                                        Coty

                                        Sacramento

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Service was outstanding!!! Staff was friendly and on top of their game.

                                      29. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food, friendly staff. All around a solid dinner spot.

                                      30. MD

                                        MarkD

                                        Sacramento

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The staff were friendly, food and atmosphere was great!

                                      31. U

                                        Unity

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        As always, Ella's staff and food were absolutely top notch! Ingredients tasted fresh and the flavors combined by the chef and his team created a truly delectable dining experience!! Would like the wine to be a little more generous as it fell just shy of the fullest width of the glass. Overall though, anyone interested in a delightful culinary experience (and who is willing pay a little more to appreciate a great chef's talents) should make a point to visit Ella's when in Sacramento.

                                      32. SS

                                        SitaS

                                        San Francisco

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was fabulous. Crab scotch egg was a huge stand out must try!

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall3food4service4ambience4

                                        Had a late reservation and a lot of items sold out as well as all the desserts.

                                      34. HY

                                        HYOHE

                                        San Francisco

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our server was so polite and kind. Apologized delayed service and half of desserts were sold out caused by the ultra busy day. Food was really good, properly prepared. I loved whole experience there.

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Sacramento

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We enjoyed the Pre-theater prixe fixe menu which included a soup or salad, entree (chicken, salmon, vegetarian risotto, or wagyu beef), and chocolate hazelnut crunch. We have a nut allergy in our party so the dessert was substituted with 2 scoops of ice cream or sorbet. We had a 5:45pm reservation and we were out the door at 7:15pm in time for our show.

                                      36. J

                                        James

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                        Every course of our food was served partially warm, if not completely cold. I could see paying $50 a person for the whole meal, but $160? Waste of money and should be taken off the Michelin website.

                                      37. S

                                        Seniorfoodie

                                        Sacramento

                                        140 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        140 reviews

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic! So glad it’s back…

                                      38. JL

                                        JimL

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food and service, no rush at all, great experience.

                                      39. d

                                        deniser

                                        Sacramento

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My favorite Sacramento restaurant was lovely as usual.

                                      40. KC

                                        KevinC

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                        overall3food1service5ambience3

                                        Service was impeccable. Both waitstaff and busers. Very expensive. $250. For 2 people with 4 cocktails, 1 appetizer, 1 salad, 2 entree, 1 dessert. $300 with tip. My steak was to be cooked medium and was blood rare(cool to inside touch) I returned it to be cooked further. My wife’s fish was fine. She ate her dinner and mine entree was returned about 15 minutes AFTER she had completed her dinner. Unacceptable. Will not return. Extremely overrated.

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                                      Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4424 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                      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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