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Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge, Dallas, TX

Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
4.5
117 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located at the luxurious HALL Arts Hotel in the Dallas Arts District, the award-winning Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge is inspired by dining traditions that harmoniously balances an art-filled, modern aesthetic with great food and genuine hospitality at every table.

Its seasonal American cuisine is refined yet approachable, staying true to its namesake, Ellie Hall, an artist and mother who emanated elegance and warmth with a fondness for lively conversation and friendly informality.

Join us for Happy Hour from 4-6pm every Monday through Friday for seasonally crafted cocktails, featured wines, and shareables with exclusive pricing.

Experience Wine Down Wednesday from 5-8pm weekly for 50% off any bottle of wine.

Enjoy live Music every Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 6-11pm, and Sunday Jazz Brunch 11am-3pm for an elegant, artful dining experience.

Heading to a show? The Pre-show Prix Fixe menu is the perfect three-course dinner for an artful dinner before you go.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri, Sun 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (972) 629-0924

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dan Landsberg

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available to guests by reservation only. The private dining room can accommodate up to 14 guests. Please call restaurant to make a reservation or learn more.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 117 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LD

    LisaD

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you NOAH, our waiter, for excellent suggestions. We visited prior to an event at the Wyly Theater. We were impressed with the art work & ambience. Cool, clean, open, welcoming. We opted for unique cocktails and appreciate the associations on the menu! Food was delicious. We will definitely be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the jazz brunch and it was amazing. The food was delicious - we highly recommend the migas. The carafe of mimosas is fun. We went to Ellie’s the night before and the food was good then too. The margarita was wonderful; the watermelon spritz was not good however. But everything else was phenomenal. The jazz band was lovely to listen to. Would definitely return.
  3. NA

    NancyA

    Memphis/West TN

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious and lovely
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved jazz brunch!!? The band was excellent
  5. HT

    HollyT

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    So much potential but the food felt like we were eating yesterday’s leftovers. Sauces were dry, gnocchi and pasta over cooked and chimichurri steak dish didn’t come with chimichurri. Hate to leave a negative review but this was not good. Our server was very kind but lacked perhaps knowledge or training for giving menu tips and when to refill drinks. Sadly an overall disappointment.
  6. T

    Troy

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice terrace. The salmon was cooked to perfection.
  7. L

    Lore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience and relaxing. The service was great, any questions I had about the menu were nicely answered.
  8. L

    Letsgoeat

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ellie's is absolutely beautiful with stunning artwork and the atmosphere is casually sophisticated. My friend and I ordered from the Pre-Show Prix Fixe menu before attending a performance at the Wyly. I had the Caesar salad (a "true" Caesar and one of the best I've ever had), Gremolata Pappardelle (the fresh pasta was outstanding) and we both had the Key Lime Mousse Parfait (I'd liken it to a deconstructed slice of key lime pie in a glass). My friend raved about the Golden Tomato Gazpacho and enjoyed the Roasted Bay of Fundy Salmon. We both ordered cocktails (Landscape in Blue and an Aperol Spritz) which were artful, generous and delicious. The pianist/singer was a very nice touch to round out a wonderful experience. Will be back!
  9. F

    Foodie2

    Dallas

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Pre-theater dinner at Ellie was a disappointment. Menu choices were unimaginative and when it arrived, poor quality (brown, limp lettuce) and poor plate aesthetics. Dessert was inedible. At $55 per person, it was poor value. Wine choices were very good, though. My advice? Drink, don't eat, at Ellie's.
  10. J

    Jody

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here before going to the Wyly. Very fun vibe, and our food and wait staff were excellent!
  11. KD

    KrisD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music and atmosphere was great. But, the staff was even better and made our experience memorable.
  12. YS

    YvetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations for my daughter and her friend to celebrate her birthday! Lovely food, service and restaurant. They can’t wait to visit again.
  13. PN

    PatN

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We waited 45 minutes for our lunch to be served. Not the fault of the servers, obviously. Could not finish our meal as we had tickets for 2:00 at the Wyly.
  14. FP

    FranP

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I made a reservation unfortunately there were no tables available eve though I had a reservation. We had to sit in the "lounge" area on a couch
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great live music & drinks! Food was good but a tad overpriced
  16. RG

    RogerG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The ambiance and service was very good but the food was mediocre for the price. I ordered the hanger steak and everything on the plate was cold and my partner ordered the pasta and it too was cold.
  17. TW

    TomW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife’s birthday
  18. CK

    ChefKimD

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing!
  19. LP

    LisaP

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took an uber from the convention center to get away from crowds. Ellie's was quiet. Lovely decor. Delicious food and presentation and outstanding service.
  20. DL

    DallasLobster

    Dallas

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and attentive service. Beautiful, art-filled dining room.
  21. M

    Mias

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I absolutely love this place. The open area the decor the food and the service were all amazing.
  22. MD

    MichelleD

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ellie's is a great place for a Sunday morning brunch. We brought our family for my dad's 84th birthday. The musicians were great- playing some of dad's favorites from the golden age of Jazz. When we first sat down the band played "Happy Birthday!" The food is very good, too. There were gluten-free options, my vegetarian husband loved his hippie toast, and my mom loved the chicken sausage. The staff was super accommodating - they even brought us an "off menu" fruit plate. The room is beautiful. We love Ellie's! Thanks for making my dad's birthday special.
  23. TP

    TP333

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the place and food and experience. A must go for dinner or just drinks during happy hour.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Didn’t even say happy birthday, service was so bad, got our drinks 30 minutes later, never came to our table at all, we had to go hand our checks to her instead of her getting them. food was amazing! waiter was so bad
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Pretty rough start for us—no service for way too long. But the staff worked hard to make amends, which I appreciated.
  26. H

    Heather

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was fine and the service was ok. Probably won’t be back.
  27. KG

    KathrynG

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The tables are not crowded. The food and service is excellent. The courtyard with the sculptures was great to check out.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were 1 of 2 groups in the restaurant. It took 25 minutes to get our drinks and our food took forever as well. Food was subpar at best and not worth the money at all. Ridiculously overpriced.
  29. s

    samantham

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very friendly and very attentive.
  30. R

    Ravi

    Dallas

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I had read somewhere (DMN/Dallas Magazine) that Ellie’s is a new fancy restaurant and especially good for post - theater dinners. Well, last night after The Prom show we went there at 1045 and we were the only dinners with a very low vibe. They ran out of salmon and the food was hurried as the kitchen was closing in 10 min. And only three small scallops for 42 bucks with a little left over veggies ….. May be our bad luck, but not going again.
  31. DF

    DallasFoodieMom

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Loved the piano player… nice service… food & cocktails were not good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Some really liked their meals. Others didn’t
  33. K

    Kaydee

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very disappointing experience. We initially decided to check this place out after reviewing online reviews and to celebrate a friends birthday. Upon being seated we were ignored for 30-40 minutes before we could get acknowledged by any staff/hostess to order our drinks. Meanwhile, we watched staff members tend to other tables and guest. Additionally, they were out of food items on the menu. All in all, the customer service ruined our experience and I wouldn’t recommend it even for happy hour.
  34. NA

    NASHE

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A good pre-meal gathering spot. Artistic and airy light feeling to the place. Decent drink. Food was not that outstanding.
  35. DE

    DeikaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Ellies and the Hall Arts Hotel, from the Valet staff, to the waiters, bar tenders, hosts, front desk staff. It's the people that make this place extra special. Eric, Raquel, Ousama, DQ, Preston and others make this place what it is, a beautiful location, with lovely and comfortable roomes, gracious hosptiality, awesome drinks and meals. The art, even the plants, it's all so curated and erstful for the guests. It's such a pleasure to be your neighbor and come to your location for meals, meetings, relaxation and more. Thank you.
  36. DL

    DallasLobster

    Dallas

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful room, so sunny and relaxing. We ordered the pre-theater menu and enjoyed every dish, from the gazpacho appetizer to the salmon with gnocchi and the fresh-made gremolata pasta, to the refreshing desserts. Generous servings, and very good service from Kevin. Great value and we will be back.
  37. EU

    EboniU

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Everything is great but the food. The food is just ok. Love the customer service and ambiance.
  38. HC

    HauteCuisine

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for breakfast and service was outstanding, superb menu and super easy location. Quiet, sophisticated and delightful!
  39. LW

    LevarW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had a very wonderful time visiting the establishment. The environment was pretty relaxing and romantic. My only concern is that I wish the seats were a tab bit more comfortable.
  40. DR

    DavidR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellie’s is fav of mine.

FAQs

Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge

1717 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri, Sun 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Landsberg

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (972) 629-0924

  • Private party facilities

    A private dining room is available to guests by reservation only. The private dining room can accommodate up to 14 guests. Please call restaurant to make a reservation or learn more.

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