Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.16mi
  3. Distance: 0.25mi
  4. Distance: 0.26mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.16mi
  3. Distance: 0.25mi
  4. Distance: 0.26mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Ella Dining Room and Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

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 (87)
Good for a Date (66)
Fit for Foodies (62)
See All
Handcrafted Cocktails (61)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Notable Wine List (45)
Romantic (45)
Business Meals (40)
Local Ingredients (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Bar Seating (36)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Seasonal (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Happy Hour (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Authentic (17)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
People Watching (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Healthy (14)
Organic (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Casual (12)
Cozy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
3439 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined a day ago

Outstanding

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Consistently one of the best in Sacramento.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service2
value2

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was a great experience

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ella lived up to its expectations. Never disappointed, with great service, food, and ambience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Overall, the service was poor. It was slow and they mixed up our order.
Although, the servers were friendly and apologized about he error.
The wines/beverages are significantly overpriced.
As with Selland's other restaurants the food is highly salted.
Sacramento has some much better restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ellas is impeccable on quality of food and service. I love the atmosphere and the creative dishes they serve. The service staff is so attentive and I appreciate not being rushed between courses.
We went to Ellas to simply just enjoy a night of good wine and food. It was a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Perfectly cooked steak, excellent vegetable side dishes, outstanding wines by the glass and small but very well chosen beer selection.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Nothing short of incredible, as always. The food, ambience, service, drinks. Incredible.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Still one of our favorite places to eat in Sacramento food was great, service outstanding.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Consistently high quality

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was very good and the wait staff were very polite and did not make us feel rushed even though it was quite busy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I love Ella, and all the Selland Family restaurants for that matter! Love eating here and have never been disappointed. Great service and waiters are so professional. I will say we never get great service at the bar—this time a young female bartender who ignored us although she saw us at the two stools at the end of the bar by the hostess station, did not wait on us on her own. My husband had to leave his stool and walk down to the opposite end of the bar and ask her to wait on us, at which point she said she would be down momentarily. We had arrived 20 min before our sinner reservation for this specific purpose so were a little disappointed she couldn’t at least acknowledge us from afar and make her way down. As it was, we got our drink about 3 minutes before we were seated for our dinner reservation. Poor bar service. For October we ate at Ella for steak and pork! Started with a dozen oysters from Pacific Northwest and oh so creamy. Hubby had pork chop as a main and I had the rib eye with cheese sauce over it. I must complement chef on being able to cook my steak well done and keep it so juicy at the same time. Doesn’t seem that hard to me, but few can do it. For dessert we had the chocolate and cream round which was scrumptious! Thank you Ella for a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Table had someone walk through every 20 seconds and my dining partner was hit twice by a server walking through too fast twice. Will not be coming back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Staff seemed hurried, moved very hurried as well, seemed annoyed when patrons were anywhere except seated. Tad unfriendly. Have been here a few times so perhaps it was just an “off night” for staff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3
value4

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to happy hour and the food and service was great. I wanted the pork chop for dinner so I didn’t want to eat too much at happy hour. The service at dinner was great but the pork chop @$35 was terrible. I had a steak knife and had trouble cutting it. They took it away and I settled for the fried chicken. It was so so. Should have gone to KFC. My husband had the 28day aged ribeye @$65. Nothing special. We won’t be back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service5
value1

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food, as usual, was excellent. Service was slow. In fact, we were offered a cup of their daily soup to make up for the delay. The soup, as expected, was tasty. However, between the soup and the requisite bread and butter, I couldn’t eat my meal. So I ended up taking it home for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and even better was the service! Incredibly friendly and helpful staff-they do it right!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Birthday dinner - Food was excellent- seasoned perfectly. The fried chicken was superb! Extensive wine list. The sweetbreads almost as good as those at the Water Boy :) Escargot was great as well...wish they were in the shell though. All in all, a great birthday evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The Seared Scallops, Grilled Beef Tongue, Crispy Veal Sweetbreads, and Roasted Cauliflower were all scrumptious, well presented, and accurately described by our server Richard.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.