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Date
Mon, 5/21
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9:30 PM
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Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.6
3602 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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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
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Phone number
(916) 443-3772
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rob Lind
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Street
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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.
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Public transit
Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
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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.
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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.
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
What 3602 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was very good for a busy night, but the food was a bit disappointing. The last few times dining at Ella’s the food was so, so and for the price expected much better.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic restaurant for a date....great food, romantic, excellent service. Walking distance from theater.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The Oysters were bad. I work up in the middle of the night so sick.
Other than that the fried chicken is amazing.
There 3 leches dessert was divine.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The meat was dry, the drinks were barely there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food presentation and quality was terrific. Service is always stellar. Clients are always impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful for our Mother’s Day dinner. Everything on the menu was delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Eye-popping expensive for Sacramento! Seriously, ridiculous, how do people afford this?? And the $18 glass of wine was about 1/8th full. Just stupid to be skimping on portions when charging thru the nose! This is NOT NYC or San Fran.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Thanks for such a wonderful evening! We appreciated the attention for our guests celebrating birthdays, the sensational food and service. See you again soon!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Thank you to the entire staff at Ella's for making our 6th Anniversary very special

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was bad. After 20 minutes at our table the server did not appear so we left. Ghost service makes for hangry guests.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was great! Delicious food and great service! Our fifth anniversary dinner will be remembered for the great food and drink we had that evening!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I took my mom and her husband to dinner for an early Mother's Day celebration. I had to wait at the table for a bit for them to arrive. The service staff provided great care - the option of sparkling or still water, asking if I wanted to order a drink. When my parents arrived, our server welcomed them, reviewed the menu with her recommendations and good level of detail. She was friendly, and checked in with us periodically - a good level - not too much, but enough to ensure a good experience. The food was amazing - delicious and beautiful. Great selection of drinks (they both had good red wines). We shared two desserts, which were very creative, fun and yummy. My only issue is that we were seated right at the front, by the front door. Someone has to have that table - it's just not my favorite place. And, it is pretty pricey. Amazing food - and, it may be reserved for special occasions if budget it an issue.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The finest prime rib andd french dip au ju to be found! Jump on it while its on the menu!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food, outstanding service. Taylor our waiter was very good. Can’t wait to get back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a great meal at Ella's! Delicious all around!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great early dinner. Staff was attentive, timely, and smiling. Amber aka Frankie was a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Fab food. Scallops are to die for. Artichoke was very savory. Tres letches dessert was only just ok but the butter walnut ice cream was the bomb.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Best place for a date in Sacramento by far. Took my wife there for her birthday and she was elated by the entire experience.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Really impressed with Ella Dinning Room. The design is well-lit, contemporary, and open with a beautiful bar area. The food was exceptional and a great, comfortable place for a special evening.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Awesome food and great service. Love the wine list!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at Ella’s! Valet parking was easy and only $5! We had a party of 6 and we were seated quickly when we arrived (with a reservation). Our waiter was fantastic! He was attentive but not constantly interrupting our conversation. Oysters were delicious, salads fresh and cheese board had a nice selection of 3 different cheeses. Entrees were wonderful! We had the fried chicken (AMAZING!!), scallops, lamb shank and salmon dinners. Everyone loved the food. We tried 3 different desserts which were all very good! I can’t wait for our next dinner at Ella’s.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My husband’s birthday. A really great lunch experience! Jill was a warm, skilled and knowledgeable server. The shishito peppers with chili lime nuts was delicious. My husband loved the lamb sandwich. The ambiance was lovely. At least three if the wait staff wished my husband happy birthday. Jill brought out a complimentary dish of ice cream with a candle. All in all, a perfect birthday lunch!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I do believe ELLA is one of the three best restaurants in Sacramento. The food is innovative, beautifully presented and delicious; the service is impeccable: responsive without being intrusive; because I don't drink alcohol, I can't comment on the wine list but my dinner (beginning with marrow bones and garlic toast) was spectacular! The only disappointment was the dessert: their "signature" carrot cake donuts - which were dry and waaay too sweet. This, however, did not overshadow the roasted salmon and fingerling potatoes I had for dinner. The salmon was cooked to medium rare as I requested and the vegetables were roasted perfectly with a bit of "bite" to them. I will go here as often as possible. Thank you to all at ELLA.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Just relocated from the SF Bay Area. We are foodies. We were nervous about the transition from a density of great restaurants. Well I don’t know how we could have asked for a more stellar experience. Ella will surely be a hard act to follow. Checked off every box of food and service. Nick provided professional guidance. Thank You to the bartender that took my request for a custom crafted bourbon based cocktail ... and knocked it out of the park. The food? Wow. Just wow.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The service was very good, but we dined early on a week night. The oyster appetizer was very good and reasonable. The food was good but was way overpriced (a 2"x 3" piece of salmon for $32 with very little accompaniment, rack of lamb was 2 ribs for $55, again very little accompaniment). We are not gluttons, and don't necessarily object to a spartan meal, but we
expect a price commensurate with the portion. We will not return.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Ella’s is my favorite Sacramento restaurant. They have locally sourced, seasonal menus and everything is delicious. The chef and kitchen clearly take pride in their preparation. Ella’s has a diverse wine selection with quality wines. The staff are phenomenal, engaging and attentive. Whether you’re a party of one or a party of many, the staff strive to anticipate and meet every need. The environment is great for socializing and their happy hour attracts people from near and far, from Capitol building to Fresno, from California to Spain.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Very good waitstaff. Manager was inept at customer service.
Over priced and embarrassingly short pour on wine.
In Sacramento often. Will not return or recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food and service were A+

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food is very good. Our waiter was also the bartender so our table service was very slow.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was incredible and so was the service. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always a good choice for a lovely dinner. Seasonal, fresh seafood and meat. Attentive, knowledgeable service and good wine options

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It was very pleasant, not noisy, good service and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My entree, Ahi Tuna Salad, was delicious. My friend complained that her salad, Salmon Chef Salad, didn't have enough greens or extras on it.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Enjoyed the evening very much.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Herb marinated lamb sandwich was excellent; tasty, crisp fresh side salad that came with it was pleasant surprise! Service was superb!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We've always had a great time at Ella's and this time did not disappoint. Always a great meal with yummy ingredients for a special birthday.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Good food, cocktails, and service! Will definitely try again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our second visit toe Ella's in the past year. Last nights food and service was EXCELLENT! Scallops were delicious...this restaurant is a do over!!!

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