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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
4953 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 51 times today

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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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

What 4,953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

4,953 Reviews
  1. KathleenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best time for client lunch- they were amazed! thank you

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time at Ella. The service is 10/10 every time and I will never stop eating there!!!

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  3. MarcusW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lobster was magnificent!!! As was the service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience4
    I went here to celebrate my birthday at the waitress and the waitress was not very attentive. She was not very excited about my bday. She did not make me feel special. I was bummed

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  5. RalphG

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time as always! It was our annual visit to celebrate birthdays we will return for our annual Valentine’s Day dinner

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  6. JoelP

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Ella’s is fantastic! Never disappoints.

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  7. DeltaDawn

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers were creative and delicious, entrees & desserts were amazing! The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Great experience!

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  8. LeslieD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! It serves up until 9:45, so we were able to sneak in on a Saturday night for a late dinner. A pricey place, but we got out for 200 bucks with an 80 dollar bottle of wine, because we wanted to taste as many things as possible, and ordered all apps and sides. OMG, those lobster "corn dogs!" The oysters were immaculately fresh. The nectarine salad, sublime. The creamed corn, insane. As it was a birthday, they gifted us with a scoop of the best strawberry ice cream I have ever tasted. Our server was gracious, fun, and professional, perfectly timing the courses. Yeah, the food is rich, but for a blowout, you wont' do better!

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  9. MartinaM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience is unbeatable. Ella has quickly become the go to place for me and my boyfriend. You just can’t go wrong.

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  10. StephenS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service. Very friendly. I felt welcome from walking in the door.

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  11. KatieK

    Sacramento

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites in the Sacramento area. Unbeatable food, service and atmosphere. Lobster was a highlight on the current menu, and it did not disappoint. Excellent wine recommendations from our server. Everything was top notch, as usual.

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  12. ChrisL

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an exquisite dining experience every time we go to Ella's. We expect it to be pricey, but it is always worth it!

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  13. Lyn3

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was top notch! I’ll be coming back soon for dinner.

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  14. LynnfromDavis

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was superb, lobster and scallops were very tender and fresh. Lobster ravioli wrap was very hard to chew that was disappointing. Ceiling was very high and deco was elegant. It was a nice experience.

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  15. Casey

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here to celebrate on a Saturday evening, and everything was truly wonderful.

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  16. John

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decided to celebrate a birthday given relative ease of securing reservation. Parking was easy in garage across the street although valet was available. Received warm greeting and seated efficiently. Waitstaff never introduced himself but he was helpful and friendly enough. Menu had some unique items which we tried including geoduck and marrow. Also tried the cured ahi tuna at waitstaff suggestion and was not disappointed but not overwhelmed which was the overall impression of our dining experience. Food was very pricey thus reflected in our appraisal of value. Overall, service was satisfactory and food average but overpriced. Had to give it a try hoping to have similar experience as at Kitchen before they received their Michelin star seeing how they are both in Selland family. Not likely to return as will give other similar restaurants a try.

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  17. Mark

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our evening. The food was great. The service was spot on.

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  18. LanceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner. It was a birthday and I stated so when I made the reservation, but it wasn’t acknowledged when we we there. It was my wife’s 50th birthday and I’d hoped they would do a little something. Ellas is her favorite restaurant so I was a disappointed with that.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Lobster / Shrimp salad was disappointing. Poor description and heavy mayo made for little flavor of lobster or shrimp and low portion. For $28 I’d expect to taste lobster vs a spicy mayo. I’d also expect the description on the menu to list mayo or an aoili instead of omit it. I shared this with the server and manager who came over but it was dismissed as “we put mayo on everything in America.” Further, I was surprised that our server who was delightful and helpful disappeared after we ordered our meal, forgot my wine, and never returned until the bill came.

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  20. Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service our waiter was wonderful very attentive made our small birthday celebration very nice.

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  21. GayleB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining room with an excellent selection of lunch items and drinks. Service was excellent. Table next to us was really noisy and I wish that staff had asked the people to take it down a notch.

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  22. LaurenN

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were incredibly friendly and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

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  23. KennethM

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is our third time here eating. First time amazing and rated great. This time the service, drinks and bar service exceptional. Hover the quality of food for the price has declined. The lobster corn dogs was over breaded. Could barely taste the lobster. The tomato salad was wonderful. The ribeye was under seasoned and not as good in past sitting.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. LauraB

    Sacramento

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal all around- cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert. Highly recommend.

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  25. NICKYC

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is only out done by the food! Never disappoints!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My only complaint. The reservation was for outside because I wanted to sit outside, but they had no availability due to them over seating the patio. In a world where reservations are essentially required everywhere and the guests plan around that availability a restaurant needs to properly plan for walk ins vs. reservations. This was the only hiccup for the night though. Our server Bryan C was fantastic, he went above and beyond to ensure our time was excellent. Food was great. The prices in my opinion were high. When you charge prices similar to Localis, Kru, Catch LA the food needs to be flawless. It was great, but not that next level tier.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. RickG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been a while since we visited Ella. We were not disappointed. Menu was fabulous and all the drinks, wine, and dishes we had were superb. All staff was attentive and friendly. Server, George, and Sommelier, Shane, were fabulous. The evening was truly a splendid event beyond the food. Thanks to Ella and our dinner companions.

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  28. DavidM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The place is beautiful, service great, food does not justify the cost. Never going back.

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  29. JanetK

    Central Coast

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVELY dinner pre-theater. Valet parking special with theater 🎭 tix. Amazing corn soup and salad. Enjoyed the bread. Wine service also nice. Salmon entree amazing, great short rib and wonderfully charred broccoli rabe. Desserts were beyond incredible. 🥂

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner my girlfriend and I ever had. Thank you

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  31. DY81

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. The server changed out my wife's white napkin for a black one since she was wearing a black dress. The Lobster corn dogs were the highlight of the meal.

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  32. MariaR

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! Great service and food. Can’t go wrong here!

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  33. CindyJ

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Ella, I wanted to get in before the end of August because this month is all about lobster! The food was wonderful and service from Julian was excellent! The ambiance and decor were lovely! Will definitely be going back soon!

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  34. CarmenC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The hostess and server were both knowledgeable and attentive, but we had to wait a very long time for our food to come out. When the short rib did arrive, the mushrooms were cold and even though the meat was tender, it was rather flavorless. All I could really taste was char. The salmon seemed to be prepared and soaked in too much olive oil, so, when paired with the creamed corn was just too rich. The summer corn soup was also a fail instead of the natural organic flavor of corn coming through, all you could taste was corn starch so execution was way off on that. The cocktail I ordered was very watered down, but the rosé was excellent along with a Sicilian dessert wine, which paired amazingly well with the peach cobbler. What made the meal were the nectarine salad which was near perfection in taste, plating and execution and lobster corn dogs.. sizable chunks fried perfectly albeit a bit cumbersome to remove from the serving board and a honey mustard that was too pasty making it hard to “dip” needs work on the texture. So we waited on food for way too long and when our main courses arrived they were subpar at best. The restaurant also appeared to need a good scrubbing, floors seemed dingy and overall a little dated.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great atmosphere, great food, great service, great server (Brian)

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  36. JensenE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a date night. The ambiance was great, food was amazing, and price was worth it. I wanted to be seated indoors, but the outdoor option was the only one available which was still amazing. The views are great in the evening. Would definitely come back again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ver nice date night for my wife’s birthday. We had a nice long dinner and really enjoyed ourselves.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints, love it, my birthday celebration was amazing. Thank you

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  39. deeptir

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Food is always impeccable and drinks are great too.

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  40. Roxyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 17 year wedding anniversary and had a beautiful dinner. Everything was perfect.

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FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4953 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 51 times today
Google Map for Ella Dining Room and Bar

1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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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