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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.

Ella Dining Room and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (61)
Fit for Foodies (55)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Romantic (49)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Business Meals (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Local Ingredients (34)
Seasonal (32)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Hot Spot (24)
People Watching (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Authentic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fun (12)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Organic (8)
Casual (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Birthday party for 5 adults. We had great service and wasn’t rushed between courses. Thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Beef cheeks and bone marrow were delicious. Salmon was ok, salmon sauce was great. Steak was not good, too tough and tasteless.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

Overall a pleasant evening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine's dinner special occasion. Excellent service, excellent food. The total package for ambiance and romance. We especially enjoyed the relaxed pace. Over a period of 2h, we enjoyed five courses and an amazing bottle of champagne. It was a little pricy but totally worth it. Thank you to the cooks and waiters. The cherry on the top of the cake was the parking valet. So convenient on chilly night in a sexy dress!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner service. Food outstanding, timing of the courses was a bit uneven. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Ella’s was everything I had envisioned it would be.. I loved it from the moment I walked in. I felt like Cinderella at the ball.. it’s worth the drive. You will love the atmosphere, everything was simply perfect!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants but when we went on Valentine's Day we came away sorely disappointed.

For a meal that cost $400 all in, it was completely underwhelming. The dishes were tiny.

The amuse bouche was tasty, but it took 25 minutes to arrive.

The scallop salad was miniscule, with two half-ounce scallops. $135 dinner and it comes with less than $2 of scallops in the scallop course.

The duck came out rare, which can be fine but I was shocked they didn't ask how we'd like it prepared. The flavors couldn't stand up to the "huckleberry gastrique" so the dish was effectively just rare duck in a tart berry sauce.

The strip steak entree was very small, and not nearly as good as the regular strip steak entree they have offered lately. Meat was definitely choice, not prime. Again, we were not asked how we'd like it prepared.

Dessert was excellent.

The first wine in the supplemental wine pairing was good, but the other three were all one-dimensional and tasted heavily of alcohol and acid. They tasted like (and probably were) 10 dollar bottles.

We won't be going back to Ella for any special-occasion menus in the future.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Special Valentine’s Day dinner. It was excellent.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Ella was our choice for Valentine’s Day lunch . The food was delicious , very creative and the presentation was beautiful ! The service was very efficient ! We will definitely return , as Ella is now our favorite fine dining spot !

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Rob was great!!!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Marvelous gnocchi, Brussels sprouts and pork chops. And then we had the donuts! Yum! I also had fun watching the chefs work in the kitchen. The bar looked like it would be a good place for cocktails, too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

3 scallops for $45? Ridiculous. The homini was disgusting.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Ella's dining room always delivers unique well prepared dishes. The menu items are very different and everything was delicious. I miss the small plate meatballs though!
I highly recommend Ella's for special occasions!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was amazing!!! The service impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Will go back again

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Attentive and friendly staff. Delicious and innovative dishes! Lobster and cavier entree was succulent and tasty!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our anniversary dinner at Ella’s was perfect. The food was amazing! We got the scallops and the king salmon and both dishes were absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. By the time dessert rolled around we were both too stuffed for more. But because we were celebrating our anniversary our waitress was kind enough to bring us a small dish of the rainbow doughnut ice cream to share. I barely had the room but the ice cream was delicious as well! I highly recommend Ella’s for their impeccable food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding food and service. A pleasure to find a sophisticated menu and decor in downtown Sacramento for a special night out. Be sure to use valet service; parking is difficult here. Foie had imbalance: too much cognac and salt, but good nonetheless altho corn muffins? terrible idea; stick with unbuttered toasted brioche pls! Apple slaw was perfect side. Sterling caviar was very good; can't replace Russian sevruga in my heart but nice to have the blini and all accompaniments again. Adding vodka to the creme fraiche was BRILLIANT! Took waiter's recommendation of the Delamotte vs the Roederer; spot on. Wild mushroom/watercress soup was also stunning; an amazing combo to lift this trope to unexpected new heights. Scallops were good altho not super fresh; saffron-orange emulsion a little too sour and intrusive for the cabbage/potato sides. Service very professional and polished.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I took my wife to Ella for her birthday. I had the fried chicken and she had the butter poached lobster. Both dishes were amazing. We also had the Oysters and Pearls with local caviar. Excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Oysters were very good. Little Gem salad with citrus was good. Steak tartare was problematic as chef used extremely fatty beef when tartare beef should be lean. Crab benedict was overly rich with cream in hollandaise sauce and brioche toast. Easily could have brought out flavors of crab with lighter/less sauce and toast instead of brioche. Fois Gras terrine was actually bad. Far too much fat in an already very rich dish. Richness over-powering, and pop-over instead of toast points made it over the top rich. All in all a $200 meal for two that was disappointing. Too bad as it is a lovely room with high ceilings, quiet places to sit and talk.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was great! Server (Jessica) was great! The bone marrow appetizer was excellent! Best Resturant in Sacramento thus far.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was great!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This restaurant has excellent food. The service staff are professional, friendly, and accommodating. We dined early and happy hour looked to be a big hit. By 6:30 - all was quiet.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Perfecto! Food Drinks and Service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We shared the burrata appetizer, which was very good, had the lobster dish, which was delicious, but overpriced at $65, considering there was not that much lobster in it, but mostly gnocchi and mushrooms. My husband had a small plate Dungeness crab Benedict, which was also delicious. I wasn't crazy about the peanut butter dessert. The service was stellar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great experience!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely evening before the concert last week. All four of us enjoyed our meals, and the gin & tonics were outstanding. Very good waiter who was efficient and knowledgeable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our first (and last) visit to Ella. Frenetic scene, extremely loud. Our server was friendly enough. I can’t say the service was poor, but it wasn’t memorable; barely adequate. Example: two minutes after serving me a Pinot Noir, our sever stopped by to ask about how I liked the Chianti. I responded I was enjoying the Pinot. He stared at me for a moment, muttered something about being at the wrong table and walked away. The food was only adequate. My wife’s dinner, the salmon, was fine, but was perched on a bed of mediocre chick peas. The combination seemed mismatched. Our companions both had the scallops: once again, just average. I had the fried chicken. Not crispy or particularly flavorful. For the price, Ella is vastly overrated. Will not return or recommend.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have been to Ella before. I get they are trying to use seasonal vegetables but not everything needs to be eaten with chard, kale, squash etc. Tried the winter burrata appetizer and found it very disappointing with the squash etc.. Same with the pasta. I also requested a quiet location as much as possible. Ella tried to accommodate us but unfortunately the tables are so close and we were seated next to a "lawyer" he just had to keep repeating this, who was pontificating about his stellar performance in court. He gave me a headache and we ended leaving early. Not Ella's fault obviously but the tables are really close. Would I eat there again, probably, but in the summer because I like the vegetables better. My husband had the chicken which was cooked just right. Service WAS EXCELLENT. Even the man refilling our water glass.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My friend and I ordered the Foie Gras, Burrata salad, King Salmon entree, Ribeye, Toffee Pudding and Sunday Morning Sundae. Each plate was beauuutifully plated, thoughtfully and well prepared. Though the food was delicious, we felt we missed the memorable Wow factor that would tempt us for a second visit. However, the ambience and service was amazing and overall my friend had a lovely birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Went to Ellis with friends for the $35 dine downtown Sacramento special. The offering was not of the quality I expected from this restaurant. Very disappointing.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Ella is my favorite restaurant in Sacramento. I been dinning in Ella's for years and I have never had a bad meal. This goes for all the guests who have dined with me.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I won’t go to Ella’s again. Waiter and guest seating created major traffic and was not conducive to relaxing. My squash soup was gelatinous, and pasta had black olives that included the brine so all you could taste was olive. I feel Ella’s is riding on its laurels and it’s really a factory that makes a lot of money off of what people hope it will be.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 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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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 9, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 9, 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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