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About Ella Dining Room and Bar

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.

1131 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30 - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

We are also open weekday mid-days with a limited menu & bar service. Our Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 3-6pm

Cross Street:
12th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 443-3772

Website:
http://www.elladiningroomandbar.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking is easy at Ella. We offer convenient valet parking just steps away from our front door. There is also ample street parking at night, and four public parking garages with in two blocks of Ella.

Ella validates for city garages for cars parked after 5:00PM.

Ella is located just one block from both the Sheraton and Hyatt Hotels. Leave your car at your hotel and you are just a few steps from Ella.

Public Transit:
Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.

Executive Chef:
Rob Lind

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ella specializes in Private and Banquet Dining for parties large and small. With a variety of dining options and spaces - from an audio visual equipped Private Room, to large semi-private spaces, a cocktail lounge, Chef Tables, a patio, and whole restaurant buyouts - we can meet your Private and Large Party specifications and exceed all your expectations with the best, freshest food and and most genuine service in Sacramento.

Ella also puts on many Special Events throughout the year, from Winemaker Dinners to specialty Cocktail Tastings, and special Chefs Menus for holidays like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and more. Make your next holiday or happening special at Ella.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for Chef’s New Year's Eve tasting menu. The menu includes four courses plus an amuse bouche and one bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu price is $135 per person exclusive of tax & gratuity. Vegetarian menu available. Sorry, there is no a-la-carte dining tonight except in the bar and lounge.

Ella Dining Room and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (83)
Good for a Date (63)
Fit for Foodies (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (56)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Romantic (47)
Notable Wine List (42)
Business Meals (36)
Local Ingredients (36)
Worth the Drive (33)
Bar Seating (33)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Seasonal (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
People Watching (17)
Authentic (15)
Fun (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Organic (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Casual (7)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Gorgeous space. But too much hype, not enough on delivery. Way overpriced, especially for food that is just mediocre. Will get fantastic service at a table, but bad service at the bar.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

We booked Ella for our 1st Wedding Anniversary dinner. We are never disappointed when going here! It had a connection to the first time I cooked a dinner for my Wife before we were married; Ella supplied the Sticky Toffee Pudding for that dinner’s desert!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great everything. Food, drinks and ambiance. It is an upper scale restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, great for special occasions, nice, upscale restaurant. Different from fancy steak houses, gives you the more local fine dining experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was not asked what occasion or if I had the experience of being at Ella. I was celebrating my 15th anniversary with my company which they spent for the meal. Also, celebrated my 54th birthday on that day of my dinner. The place is beautiful, but the service was below my standard and I am an easy person to get along with. I will say to people that the food was excellent, but set your own expectations on the service.
Thanks

Tags: People Watching, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food and table service were excellent; however, the evening began with a stern welcome from the hostess. We had 7:30 PM theater tickets at the Crest. I made the reservation on Open Table but called Ella to see if I could get a reservation earlier than 6:15, the earliest one listed. On the phone I was told we might be seated earlier if we arrived before 6:15. We arrived about 5:35 and were told we would be seated "on time." Even though the restaurant was virtually empty and it appeared we could be seated, we went to bar to await call. In view of the many empty tables, my daughter couldn't accept the wait and again approached the hostess. After much discussion and the reasoning intervention of another host, she finally agreed to seat us. Needless to say, at that point I was very annoyed by the unreasonable attitude of the hostess, and struggled to enjoy the restaurant experience. There were many empty tables throughout the dinner up to time we left at 7:20. The bill for the four of us was $445.00, reasonable enough for the dinner, but overshadowed by the initial unwelcoming experience. Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was mine and my wife's date night that doesn't happen often. We decided to put all our chips in and eat at Ella's, highly recommended by many friends and family. My old class mate Ravin is a Chef for the Selland Chain. I went in with high expectations, and they were all fulfilled. Our server Ryan was very familiar with the menu items and ingredients which always makes the experience that much better. Overall, everything was wonderful. My wife and I had a wonderful evening! We will be back for the next seasonal menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It didn’t live up to the hype. The the food was not up to the price point. I had the Lamb. It was very tender but bland. It had no distinguish flavor. My wife had three scallops for $44.00. There was nothing special about them.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Must be having a bad night. I have been there before and have always really good food but tonight it was not up to par. My rib eye was tasteless and service was poor. I realize it was Friday during the holidays but we purposely had an early reservation because we were going to a concert. We let our server know and he said no problem. Had dinner, then the server talked us into dessert and promised to get it out, but forgot. We only had about 10 min to ear dessert and I finally got a bus person to run my credit card. Our bill was 330.00 dollars, and our server was tipped on his lack of service. I am a chef and have worked in th e business for 34 years. It will be awhile before I return. I have had better meals at this companies casual dinning restaurant for a lot less money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Not rushed - servers patient with a late arrival. Very attentive staff whose recommendations hit the mark. Thanks!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is my favorite of all of the Selland's restaurants, it is fine dining, but the menu is always changing and worth the price. I had the soup and grilled cheese daily special. The tomato soup was the extremely tasty. of course it was more than I could eat so they packed up half my sandwich and the cookie. My only issue is that we were seated right next to another party even though there seemed to be a lot of empty tables the whole time.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday date night

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

At "Ella", you will be able to enjoy very good food, but their prices show that they are awfully impressed with themselves. I get it that one gets that for which one pays, but this place takes that theme quite over the top. I am not convinced that it is reasonable to charge $12 for a good but not excellent quality glass of wine. And my scallops were good, but really, $35 for 3 very nicely done scallops on a bed of rice and cauliflower? I guess it must be art, because I don't understand. Maybe I was eating art that evening.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service great, as usual. However, once again, two people ordered salads as their main course and were served it with the salad course for the other two diners. And, one person received their soup, which was their main course, with the salads. Fortunately, the server caught the error and took the soup away. This always happens. Burratta was amazing. Fried chicken was perfect.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Have never had anything here that was not well-prepared and well-presented; staff is cordial without being over-friendly, and knowledgeable about both food and drink. If they don't know the answer to a question, they go ask (instead of try to bs their way through it).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Outstanding

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Customer service and food did not disappoint! I would highly recommend Ella's for business meetings and groups.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a tremendous experience. We moved away 3 years ago, and on a trip back, this place was a must. Beef tartare is amazing, great scallops and salmon. Great vibe with the decor. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our experience at Ella this past Saturday was wonderful. We have been many times before but Saturday was a special occasion and we chose Ella to celebrate my mother’s birthday. We could not have been happier! Food is oustanding- especially celebrating their cheese month in November. The service is always professional and friendly. I highly recommend Ella, and we will continue to come back as well!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Certainly one of the best 5 restaurants in the Sacramento region.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 17, 2017

patient service, excellent food, and a refined atmosphere. One of Sacramento's best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We enjoyed the dinner although it took too long for staff to find our bottle of wine.

We also felt it was ridiculous to change out unused plates and utensils. What a waste.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Consistently one of the best in Sacramento.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here for my husband’s birthday. Seated for 15 minutes before our drink order was taken. Servers were nice but service was very slow. I had the pork chop, which was huge but not much flavor and over cooked. My husband had the lamb, which was just “okay.” We’ve had much better for half the price at many other places.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Since it was our first time at Ella, all we knew was that the food was excellent and that it was a bit pricy. However, considering both the quality of the cuisine and the service, it was not at all overpriced. My husband and I shared bruschetta, mushroom soup, and a wonderful chocolate ganache dessert. My entree, the lamb shank, was excellent. My husband's pork chop was actually a three-inch thick pork roast, also excellent. Each course was packed with unusual flavors and both prepared and presented beautifully. The wines by the glass list was quite extensive and varied. We intend to return soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We indulged in the small plates and shared the scallops entree which was perfectly cooked and so delicious. Everything was amazing. The burrata tomato salad was my favorite and the others were all really great too. We had the marrow bones, bruschetta, gnocchi, baked Brie, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something. Service was top notch and the valet parking seamless. Such a lovely evening - Ella remains a top favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (東京)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very pleasant restaurant. The lighting is warm and there is a cozy feeling despite the large room and the lack of tablecloths. The food was quite good and the service matched the food. Prices were high compare to similar restaurants. They feed you rather quickly and therefore, you don't feel like you should have spent upward of $150 for 2 for a somewhat quick dinner. If I were to return, I would tell them to not rush each plate.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took my son and his wife to Ella for their one year anniversary and it was simply perfect! They raved about the food and the overall dining experience. From the service to the smallest detail, all points hit the mark for making a special evening.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ella never disappoints. $44 for scallops over risotto was worth every penny!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Tapas, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service impeccable. The dining room well designed to be able to talk during your meal. Food was very good quality and expertly prepared. Have had many enjoyable meals here never disappointed. I will be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Reagan was amazing! Her knowledge of wine and spirits in addition to her amazing personality made our evening perfect. We drove an hour and a half just to dine here and it was worth every minute of driving. From the liver mousse to the lobster cavatelli to the marrow to the steak to the tartare and that sticky toffee pudding with caramel quinoa, everything was great!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Their iceberg lettuce was old and the blue cheese dressing not very appetizing. Overpriced for what it offers. Cocktails are good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was our first time dinning at Ella. Read the online reviews, made reservations through Open Table for an anniversary dinner. Valet Parking was great and the only way to go. The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was packed out on a Monday night. Had a great experience, will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was a tad slow. Had to ask for black pepper twice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing. One of the best meals we have had at Ella.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding service. Tasty/Savory appetizers, salads.
But, the mains were anticlimactic. Not bad, just OK.
Unfortunately, our building anticipation was not rewarded, just served...

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

the service was great food was wonderful we were going to a show our waitress ask what our time our show to make
sure we were not rushed
we would eat there again

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was underwhelmed. The ambiance was very nice, but the food was just okay. I had the salmon and it was very salty. For the money, I had higher expectations.

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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was a great experience

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Ella's very much. Ella would be our favorite restaurant for birthday and anniversary celebrations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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