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Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.6
3529 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 3529 People Are Saying
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4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The service was impeccable, but the food was mediocre.

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BarbaraC 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Cesar salad wasn't on dinner but I still got it because Our waitress asked the chefs if they had some left from happy hour. Total plus😊

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Tony (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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Colin 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a great evening at Ella, and the food was incredibly delicious as always. It was personally my fourth time there, and every experience has been a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was not great

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SYaz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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vipmnellstrom (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always an excellent meal at Ella. We love it there and can always find something great to eat. Had the beef cheeks and polenta which was great, the burrata salad was wonderful. Scallops were ok seemed like they sat a little long, the new york steak was wonderful. The Morning Sundae was a great way to cap the evening. A note for folks, the tables are a bit small so hard to share apps.

Service was great as usual, will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall a pleasant evening

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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vipLimtong (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Special Valentine’s Day dinner. It was excellent.

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DonS 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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 !

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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DonnaW (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipC60lm54 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We have dined at Ella's several times. We felt this recent time was not up to our expectations. The menu is very limited so if you can't find anything that excites you it can be disappointing.
I am sorry I can't give it higher marks. We will go back but we will try and learn what is on the menu first.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Rob was great!!!

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KathrynT (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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DarrinT (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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vipRoxySlodowitz (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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Morgen94 (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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vipjaz2020 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 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.

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MafiaElvis (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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BrendaK (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Perfecto! Food Drinks and Service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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