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Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge, Dallas, TX

Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
4.1
211 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 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 11:00 am–3:00 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

    Anthony Hsia

  • 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

  • Cross street

    Corner of Leonard Street and Ross Avenue.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

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

What 211 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas

    Great for scenic views

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  1. RD

    RayD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    It’s a hotel restaurant instead of a restaurant in a hotel if that makes sense. Service was very poor and food was average for the price.

    Ellie's Restaurant & LoungeResponded 1 day agoHello RayD, we are sorry to hear your service was not presented well and you did not enjoy the new food offerings on our menu. If you would take a moment and share with us a little more details on your service and food experience as I will follow up to ensure this doe not happen again. We would also like to invite you back as the honored guest you are giving you the service and culinary standards that you deserve at each and every meal. Regards Brian Director of F&B

  2. n

    nb22

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and wine were great. We enjoyed the jazz trio playing and they weren’t too loud. It was a relaxing and enjoyable experience!
  3. MS

    MonicaS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Ellie’s before attending a musical. The location is perfect for a pre-show dinner. The food was very good and the service was attentive. We will return for sure! Would highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    as always a stunning experience!
  5. MC

    MCH840

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening. Great food and ambiance.
  6. SC

    SirCampbell

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great Service. They play live music as well. Must try
  7. TH

    TeeH

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday jazz brunch and it was romantic and simple. The ambiance is clean, sweet and elegant. The servers were genuinely pleasant and response. The food was decent and prices could’ve been a few dollars cheaper. But a nice experience.
  8. S

    Susan

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant surprise! This little gem is very convenient to many arts venues and has fantastic food! The service was really great - attentive and very friendly staff! Definitely worth a try.
  9. S

    Stoneshare

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had out of town friends in for a Museum visit so Ellie’s was the perfect complement to their visit. . Ellie’s is chic & art-filled, bright & airy & modern. The menu included lots of fresh healthy options ( eggplant “ hummus” cauliflower soup, kale Caesar were the ones I had) as well as a great burger , seafood & other vegetarian options. Service was attentive , vibe was relaxed & easy. Highly recommend for an upscale lunch.

    Ellie's Restaurant & LoungeResponded on January 15, 2023Hello, I was on the floor and spoke with you during your visit. I am happy that we were able to wow you with a score of 5 on food, service and ambience. I see the noice is a "-" and the value was a 4. What could we have done to make the value a 5 for you? Thank you for all the wonderful comments and descriptions on the menu options. We are getting ready to make our Winter menu change, keeping some of the favorites while adding some new dishes like a wonderful Salmon Dish Chef Anthony created.

  10. KR

    KimberlyR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Love the atmosphere, but music is so loud that you can't even have a conversation. Service is terrible. Food is tasty, but not served warm.

    Ellie's Restaurant & LoungeResponded on January 15, 2023Hello Kimberly, Thank you for coming and dining with us at Ellie's. I see your food experience was a 4. While that is a good score, the food you received was not warm/ hot. My apologies as we strive to exceed expectations for every guest, every day, each and every meal. Chef and I will go over your response to ensure this will be resolved now.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. The place had potential. I should have known not to expect much when I noticed very few people actually eating; most were there for drinks. Food was subpar and expensivefor the quality. I sent back the steak and opted for a burger instead. The burger was really good. My wife ordered the ravioli and salmon, which was very dry and over cooked; she doesn't complain and ate it anyhow. The salmon was overcooked. Service was poor. The manager was great and comped my meal without me asking. Lots of potential but they aren't quite there, yet.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    It was a great dining experience…
  13. RL

    RamonL

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was disappointed no piano player last night. The guitar player was not a fit for restaurant.

    Ellie's Restaurant & LoungeResponded on January 15, 2023Welcome RamonL to our Ellie's review and thank you for taking your valuable time to share your thoughts with us. I see you gave us a solid 4 across the board in food, service, ambience and value. What can we do to make those each a 5 or a 6 for your next visit? We are truly sorry to hear that the guitar player did not meet your expectations and I believe you and I met when I was touching tables that night as you may have been sitting in the lounge near the large glass window. I did share....

  14. AD

    AmyD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, gorgeous hotel, food tasted wonderful, but I would rate it as overpriced in comparison to other similar restaurants. Overall a very good experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff and service are amazing!
  16. LR

    LeslieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I order the duck! It was tough could hardly chew it, only ate 1 piece. Could only order what was on the menu for the night
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New Years Eve dinner
  18. GH

    GaryH

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior services and great dining choice for Dinner and Brunch! Very cool, modern atmosphere and great location.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food1service4ambience5
    Loved the aesthetic, the food was not flavorful at all.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints
  21. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was not good and server was not attentive barely seen server. I ordered a medium steak and was brought out as a well done. Ordered a non Alcholic lemonade at the beginning of the main course and it took 15minutes to receive it .
  22. JK

    JulieK

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The Benedict bowl consisted of mostly par boiled potatoes, prosciutto tough and fatty hollandaise sauce nonexistent The sandwich ok ,$25.00 for a glass of second Rate wine.
  23. BG

    BrendaG

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atomsphere, food and service were outstanding.
  24. RB

    RiderB

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and drinks. The food however had great concepts and menu descriptions, but didn't stick the landing. The dishes were "decent", but not even close to justifying the price tag. Just expected better quality of food based on atmosphere and menu descriptions.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    After a night getting engaged, came over to close the night with fine dining and great service experience.
  26. CM

    C1Mlc

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were good. It has great decor and location. So, while all was fine, nothing was a “wow”.
  27. MW

    MargieW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch from start to finish. From the staff to the music and especially the food, just fabulous! We will be back!!
  28. P

    Petreforde

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Small menu with items “not available” making it even smaller. Ludicrous pricing with 4 Raviolis and a 1/2 chicken breast (dry) on an 8” plate for $35. A $16 cheese plate that looked like a cheese plate that a group had just finished with .. tiny nuggets of cheese indiscriminately scattered around a large, mostly empty plate. The gorgeous atmosphere, and the talented pianist saved me giving this place a one star. Won’t be back.
  29. TP

    Theatre1Patron

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was very slow. Had to flag down the Hostess three times to order drinks and food as waiter was no where to be seen. We were there on Monday night, December 19. Ellie’s was definitely understaffed for the evening service. Very disappointed for my first visit there.
  30. SF

    StephanieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great service was even better. Thanks for a great night!
  31. g

    garym

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    We never received our ordered meal. Not sure what was going on in the kitchen, but we waited over 90 minutes and nothing ever was delivered other than an appetizer and our cocktails. We did receive a full refund of these items but we ended up leaving without eating a meal.
  32. TT

    TracyT

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    The space is beautiful, but the food and service were awful. Extremely slow service - took 25 minutes to get drinks, 35 minutes to get ours salads/soups. The entrees were cold, the lamb was over cooked and the pastas were dry. Overall, not a pleasant experience, especially for the cost.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Bloody Mary ever and a jazz trio to boot. Loved it!
  34. AM

    ArchanaM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and the live music was a feast to the ears
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The ravioli we got was dry and not what we expected for a dish with that price tag.
  36. KW

    KentW

    Dallas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was creative and delicious. The prix fixe menu is nice before a performance. Our servers were attentive.
  37. SJ

    SharonJ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall not a bad experience. Only issue we had well others has was the splitting of the check. The waiters didn’t split based on what each person had but dollar amounts which one person paid more that what she actually ordered. I get they only will split up to 4 checks and that was fine just the waitress messed up the bill. By adding totals instead of what we all ordered. Which one in the group was not pleased.
  38. ML

    MerrinL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The holiday themed cocktails were also excellent. We ate there before the ballet. The pre-show menu was very convenient. I loved that the chef came by to see how we liked the meal.
  39. D

    Diner1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    Not worth the hype. It feels like an overpriced cafeteria. Food was fine, but the ambiance was off. The live music was great, but didn't fit the environment. Not worth returning to -- especially for a $25 burger
  40. FL

    Foodie4Life

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We were going to a musical across the street and ordered in plenty of time to eat and get there. They lost our order somehow behind a large party and we never really got our real food order - they gave us some cheese boards and comped them but very disappointing. I have been several times and really like this place but this time was really not good.

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Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 211 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 23 times today
Google Map for Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge

1717 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Leonard Street and Ross Avenue.

  • 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 11:00 am–3:00 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 Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Hsia

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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