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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Chef’s Valentine's Day 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 ala-carte dining tonight except in the bar and lounge.

Ella Dining Room and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Good for a Date (67)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
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Fit for Foodies (60)
Handcrafted Cocktails (57)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Romantic (49)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Local Ingredients (42)
Notable Wine List (39)
Business Meals (34)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Seasonal (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Happy Hour (26)
Hot Spot (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
People Watching (17)
Authentic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Fun (14)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Organic (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Visited Ella's on 12th and K Streets for the very first time and have found a new restaurant to go to. Asked for a couple of special requests and changes to some of the dishes, which the chef took care of with no problems. The cauliflower appetizer, steak salad and sorbets were outstanding!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was my groups first experience with dining downtown. Ella’s provided an extraordinary meal. We were all highly impressed and very pleased. We will be doing this again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic restaurant with a wonderful service staff and outstanding dishes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Side dish and salads are to small. Mushroom soup, Yumola!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Enjoyed my meal here with my date. The Ella gin and tonic was great. Service was good overall, except the server left and didn’t come back for 15-20 minutes at the beginning which was excessive. Also really enjoyed the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Ella exceeded all my expectations. I had contacted them earlier about some dietary restrictions I had, and received both a call and email from their manager, assuring me that they could accommodate. When I arrived with my party to dine, my waiter was fully prepped and gave me lots of options of how they could customize their menu to my needs. The food was absolutely delicious, and service was wonderfully accommodating. We also had a show to go to after dining, and our waiter both confirmed the time we needed to leave and made sure we got the bill in time. Thank you Ella!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Organic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were 2 couples on a fairly quiet Tuesday for a special event. I enjoyed the rarely seen Orphan Whisky sampler. My buddy, who had never had a whisky sampler before, also ordered and enjoyed. We wanted to delay our dinner to allow for more time in the lounge and we were graciously accommodated.

Our server, Amber, was very animated and charming. She had an amusing personal story that related to our special event. She made helpful dining suggestions that we selected. She did get one item ordered incorrectly, but we chose to keep it as it was delicious. I know that she would have promptly replaced the item if we had wished her to do that.

Our ribeye was fatty, but maybe that's normal for that item. Dessert was light, delicious and well presented with a pea frond garnish.

The cost of the meal was 1 and 1/2 month's rent and utilities for me, but I expected that going in. I can't afford that expensive a meal often, but for a special event, it created the experience for my guests that I was shooting for. That's a great compliment as the other couple have dined at very exclusive restaurants costing thousands of dollars for 4 diners.

The only thing that I would change about Ella was our entrance experience. We arrived for cocktails before dining service began and were left alone to orient ourselves to self seating at the bar or lounge or to check in for our reservation. Unlike the restaurant that I work in (and most restaurants), there is no hostess stand as you enter. We wandered around for a bit. I then saw 2 employees off to the right. They were engaged in conversation so I waited for them to finish and then inquired about seating, cocktails etc. I was given the proper information but was not asked about dining or a reservation. I had to volunteer that I had a dining reservation.

This is all very different than my experience at any other nice restaurant and many vastly less expensive venues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great ambiance, great food and impeccable service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went to Ella for our anniversary, 5 stars! Excellent service, nice atmosphere, excellent food, extensive wine list. "Fancy" but still good portion sizes. A little more expensive but it's a fine dining experience and worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The absolute best of the best from the moment you step inside the door. The space is beautiful, quiet (that is a rarity that I really appreciate), and warm. The staff are professionals: knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive without being intrusive. The cocktails are well-crafted, and the wine list is impressive. The food is phenomenal. We had oysters, bone marrow, lobster with gnocchi, and rack of lamb, all were outstanding. They have four or five different bubblies by the glass, and they let me sample before making a decision. I really can't recommend Ella enough. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

My first time there and enjoyed it. I will be going back soon.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service and food were fantastic. Meal at Ella is always a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were very disappointed in our visit on Friday night. We have been many times to Ella and we used to think it was first rate. Bad Night? Not sure, but the service was very slow and spotty. We ordered wine and a G&T and they were slow at the bar. Then we ordered a second bottle and one Martini and the wine came and 15 minutes later the martini came. Then the food?? They were just not watching to see what was going on. We also brought a bottle of our own very special wine as it was my birthday and they asked about that 3 times but did nothing about it. They also let the wine sit on the table and we had to almost beg to have someone open it. Corkage should include at least new glasses and opening the wine?? We will not be back until I see better ratings for this restaurant. Very sad as this was a go to place for us for years.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ella staff were very professional. Food was very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ella never disappoints. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The bartenders are especially talented. And the FOOD! Always extraordinary. Lunch or dinner or just happy hour, I highly recommend Ella.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was okay, but not what I was expecting considering the price. Service was extremely slow despite it being fairly empty. Also, all of our cocktails were extremely weak... They just tasted like lemonade

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ella is amazing! My husband and I went for the first time yesterday after hearing glowing reviews from everyone we know. Food was beautifully presented and delicious, and service was impeccable. Best in Sacramento!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2017

House sale

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was pretty good but for the super premium price tag, the service was definitely terrible. There are other restaurants that offer a much better service experience.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The lobster roll was fantastic! The only thing that really bothered me was how dirty the bottom of the curtains were and the dust moots everywhere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 21, 2017

While the overall ambiance of the restaurant is lovely, we were seated by the noisy bar, with staff moving back and forth right by our table. The food was good but not worth the fairly steep prices. 16.5 for a small cheeseboard? Really? 11 for desserts? I must say the desserts were inventive, though, and good. The cheapest bottle of red wine we could find was 38, which wasn’t too bad, but it would be nice to have a few more choices in that range. The service was kind of uneven, too. We spent close to 300 and didn’t feel like we were treated particularly well.

Overall, I’d say Ella is overpriced and overrated. I felt the same way when I was last there several years ago.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This time I took my office to celebrate Christmas. Our server was very distracted and quite slow on response times. When she took so long that we couldn’t order dessert, it was disappointing. She seemed fine with it though and it might have been the only time she smiled. I realize Ella was full of groups celebrating but I wanted our experience to be a great one. This time was just, okay. Lobster roll was bland and the pasta was over- lemony. Chicken was great as always, as was the steak sandwich, and beet salad. I’ll always come back. I love this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was great however I don't beleive the waiter was attentive to our dietary needs. On several occasions, we requested no cheese on our beet salad and brussel sprouts however they both came with cheese. We picked out the cheese from the salad and asked a different waiter to bring us another brussel sprout. That was probably the only disapointing thing about our visit to Ellas. The food was very delicious.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

What great evening. Our server Amber and her assistant Emily were fantastic.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Matt was a great server!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The place is light and airy and classy and modern and not dark like a dungeon. The food is great and very tasty. It is a fun experience. Vaughn

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We patronize Ella fairly often and love the caliber of the staff, food/menu and restaurant decor. I had the rib eye and unfortunately, although I ordered it well done, it was over cooked and difficult to chew. A good chef can cook a steak well done and keep it juicy and tender, and last time we visited, I had the same thing, so not sure what was wrong this time. My husband had the short rib which was very good and the burrata small plate was very tasty. Our main disappointment: my steak and the dessert menu. While we appreciate you trying to offer desserts that are off the beaten path, the dessert we had with cinnamon sugar ice cream and homemade donut (donut was not good) with corn flakes and chocolate milk had way too much going on. The best part was the ice cream. There wasn’t a rich chocolate dessert of any type on the menu and we were very disappointed. This is always a nice option. Lastly, we appreciated the server who kept our water glasses filled but please visit the table slightly less frequently. It can be disruptive if you’re trying to have a quiet dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went to Ella for the first time for my birthday dinner. I was really impressed by their cocktails and thought the appetizer selection seemed really appealing. We shared the bone marrow, which was fine but didn't really stand out. Similarly, our entrees (salmon and short ribs) were fine but unremarkable. The dessert (sticky toffee pudding) was quite good and an excellent finish to the meal. The best part of the meal was the service, which was superior in all aspects.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Beautiful dining room, great service and delicious albeit somewhat pricey food. We appreciated our server Francis reminding us of our appointment following lunch, which we had mentioned when we ordered.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I love Ella. Sometimes their food choices are challenging flavors and not for everyone.
The service is amazing, but the place gets so loud when it's busy, the server can only really be heard by 1 person at the table at a time.
Gorgeous food, responsive staff.

DEFINITELY do the $5 valet!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service was less than expected, food was average and price was too high for the experience

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always excellent food, reliable service and relaxing ambiance. Worth the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exceptional service, great quality and quantity of food for a fine dining experience. Love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sadly there was a screw up in the kitchen and our food came piece meal. Waiter was super nice but the food wasn’t there when it was supposed to be

Tags: People Watching
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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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