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Fri, 4/20
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Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.6
3573 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be featuring an early supper with a 3 Course Dinner. $65 per person for adults, $25 per person for children.

Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations or reservation changes MUST be made via telephone no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 8th. A $25 per person cancellation fee will apply.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3573 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I’ve been to Ella in previous years but it had been a while. We enjoyed our experience thoroughly. From the staff to the food to the ambiance. Everything was really wonderful. The Lamb was on point. My compliments to the chef.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The salted cod croquette was amazing!

Entrees were excessively expensive.

Service could be warm and friendlier.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

There was a fire in the restaurant and we were unable to have our reservation

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The salmon was delicious, the service was wonderful. Very elegant

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The appetizers were outstanding. Octopus and beef tartare were our favorites. One of our cocktails was great and the other wasn’t. Entrees were average (we had the lobster carbonara and the prime rib). My husband loved the desert (it had chocolate milk and cereal) while I thought it was ok. There were many options but I would have loved to see something made of chocolate. My cappuccino was good but didn’t come hot. When I go back I will order appetizers as my main course.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always love this place. The food is impeccable and the menu is innovative and beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Had a really good time. Food was great, service was excellent. Will come back again.....will recommend Ella’s Restaurant to my friends.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Noisy and cold- uninterested waiter- ambiance uninviting, food - lobster carbonara was delicious but overpriced, wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing meal!!! Everything was top quality and the service was perfect. One of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best restaurant is Sacramento. I visit here whenever I’m in town from SF.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was fine, ordered drinks and appetizers got our drink took a couple of sips of my whisky and the water boy spilled my drink. He apologized and the waiter came and said she has another one on the way. She brought a fn splash of the same whisky I was having a $35 glass of whisky that was spilled and they couldn’t replace a full glass. Spoiled my night, and the bill was $600. Was my favorite in Sacramento but will never step foot in this fn place.😁

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

My partner and her friends are huge foodies and Ella's did not disappoint! Our server was great too, very entertaining!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and service. Wonderful more quiet table. Always fabulous!!!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Close but not quite. Pretty good experience. Drinks were good. Steak Tartar and beet salad were awesome. My son’s maple brined pork chop was outstanding and a huge portion. My steak that I ordered rare came mid-rare to medium. Sent it back. Came back perfect. The broccoli rabe was bitter and had a strange flavor. I had scotch for desert and my son had the sorbet trio. Both were excellent. The biggest disappointment was when the bill came and I was charged for 2 steaks. I guess it was an oversight but I hate this type of confrontation at an upscale restaurant like this. The waiter apologized and I still tipped +20% but it left a bad taste in my mouth. We make the trip to Sacramento every 4 weeks for my 9 year old son’s treatment and he has become a serious foodie. We have reservations to the Kitchen on April 8th. I hope things go better next month.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

My view was of filthy drapes. The appetizer of octopus was good and the bread and butter was fantastic but the main course of fish was boring.

Just sit at the bar and have drinks.

Don’t sit at a table looking at filthy drapes-makes me wonder how clean the rest of the place is.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our evening was very nice and exactly what we were looking for. The service was quick and on point (maybe more noticeable for our table than others?). Maybe our attention was Thanks to OpenTable? Either way, it made for a great experience.
The food was lights out and exceeded our expectations entirely. Wine list was great and the bar never disappoints.
I highly recommend Ella and booking a table reservation via OpenTable.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic Food. Servers seemed a little overwhelmed but still did an excellent job. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent service. Food was great.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Overall nice evening with good food. Food seemed to take a long time to come out from the kitchen between first course and soups and main course but once it came they were all good.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This was a birthday party and it was festive, so pretty, delicious food, and our waiter was outstanding. He made our birthday gal feel very special!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Attentive service, attractive surroundings, delicious food - we loved it! This will definitely become one of our favourite places to dine. They were able to accommodate both my gluten-free (coeliac) diet and my husband’s vegetarian one without any problem.

The only slight lack was in the dessert choices for me as a coeliac: both choices were fruit-based (sorbet etc) - no chocolate or creamy butterscotch ones. Oh for a salted caramel gluten-free dessert! But the entrees were so outstanding that they can be forgiven for the GF dessert choices. The sorbet was zingy and delicious in itself. I just wanted something more than sorbet. But if you’re not gluten-free, wow the desserts looked tempting.

Overall, really first class! We will definitely be back often.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was extremely slow and my entree was lukewarm, almost cold.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is a great place for a date, or dinner before a show at the Sacramento Convention Center Theater (Philharmonic). Valet parking for $5.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The four of us had a delicious meal with great service.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Ella’s was a great experience. I felt waited on hand and foot, in a good way. I ordered the pork chops, octopus, and oysters variety (MA, WA, CA). The food was outstanding. Wait staff was exceptional — seemed waiters were choreographed to bring out the next thing just before you were craving it. The only negative was how tables were grouped together— my spot seemed packed into a cramped space and so it did get a little loud at times. But that is easy to overlook, given the other positives. This is the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars. I would highly recommend eating there!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Valet service was not apparent when we arrived on Monday. We waited in the doorway for someone as no one was there to seat us. My husband had to take a chair to sit while we waited.
After we were seated the service was good. Our waiter was helpful with our wine order and food.
The food was good and well presented.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

There were six of us and we had gone there for our daughter's birthday. The food, service and experience were all excellent. We were all more than pleased with the appetizers, or entree's and dessert. We just really enjoyed the evening.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

If it had not been for the awkward beginning I would have given Ella all "outstandings". The octopus appetizer was fascinating and I would order again. My salmon entree was interesting and delicious. Unfortunately my reservation did not show up on Ella's computer. Fortunately I had my cell with the reservation confirmation from Open Table. The greet staff was totally flustered and made us feel like we were interlopers. Had to sit in the bar while she decided what to do with us.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

For all special occasions or gatherings, if I really want to show the group a classy experience, Ella is perfect for it.

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