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Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge, Dallas, TX

Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge

4.4
4.4
75 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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Booked 12 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

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What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. DR

    DavidR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ellie’s is fav of mine.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good food. nice staff. pretty building

  3. ST

    SortaTexasGirl

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor and piano added to the relaxed and elegant mood. Great service in a wonderful setting.

  4. HK

    HeatherK

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Fun music and drinks! Great night out.

  5. D

    Dallaslunch

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    wonderful service and food

  6. k

    kris

    Dallas

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    What a beautiful space! The food and service were very good. Live music was a bonus.

  7. NN

    NezNCharles

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed every bite and the service was impeccable!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    The food was horrible. It was not seasoned and our waitress was not that attentive.

  9. P

    Pampapeters

    Dallas

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I am still thinking about the flatbread. It was incredible.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our entire experience was great! Thank you Rosie and Jessie for your fantastic service, we’ll definitely dine at Ellie’s again.

  11. p

    patk

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great waiter named Alex. Love the piano music background Everybody charming and gracious.

  12. M

    Mcasamas7

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All of the food was yummy and the environment was pleasant.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to Ellie’s and it was a perfect evening shared by friends. The food was very good and beautifully presented. Service was great as well. We will definitely visit Ellie’s again soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Beautiful place. It was a lil hot in the restaurant.

  15. EP

    ExPatNewYorker

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    great option before a DSO concert. Our second time and both exceeded expectations. Creative menu, expertly executed.

  16. GL

    GeorgeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service and a nice variety of dishes and drinks.

  17. CL

    ChametraL

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with natural lighting, wonderfully attentive waitstaff. Brunch was delicious and the mimosas were magnificent!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ellie's is beautiful. We dined there because I received a credit for booking the hotel with my Amex card. The food was solid. The hummus was delicious. The service was exceptional. The hotel that it's in is a great place too.

  19. JH

    JudithH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Jessie was outstanding! She was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent service with a personal touch. The food was very well prepared. I would have preferred a few simply prepared dishes, but then I am a very picky eater. The wines were already well-priced for a restaurant, but then taking half off on Wednesday evenings made for an exceptional value!

  20. I

    Integrity12

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Beautiful, great ambiance however limited menu and the service is lacking. I’ve been 2x in the past 3 weeks and my reaction is the same. Best ambiance ever but pricey for what you get!

  21. BH

    BarbaraH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I will definitely return for brunch in the future.

  22. HC

    HilaryC

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Atmosphere was very cute/good. Live music but not over whelming. Staff was very friendly. However, service was slow (for drinks and food). Food was fine (not great). I had the pork ribeye and lobster friend rice. Pork was slightly over cooked and rice was bland. Value was lacking. Would try again for cocktails at the bar.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place was great. Little loud for conversation but overall good.

  24. HM

    HMSh

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    I made a 6pm reservation days ago for the restaurant; we were seated in the Lounge (bar table with bar menu). After waiting 10+ mins, the bartender came over and I politely asked if we were in the lounge or in the restaurant - he quickly said Lounge, but we could have the full menu (table next to us had same concern). We ordered an appetizer and drinks, and said we had 7:30pm theater reservations. Drinks delivered; we had to ask for water and napkins. Ordered 2nd drink and entrees at 6:25pm. Inquired about app at 6:40. He apologized and said the kitchen was backed up - meanwhile, the next bar table seated recently was enjoying their appetizers. We received our app at 6:45pm and asked for the check at 6:50pm, cancelled entrees as we had to go (we were asked if we would still eat them if they arrived soon - no). Manager did comp our drinks, looked me in the eye then continued without stopping as she was going to address another unhappy Lounge table next to us. We were dressed up for the theater (most customers casually dressed), we were polite and willing to spend for good service, but somehow didn't pass muster for even sub-par service. This is why we don't go to hyped-up restaurants. At least we got some Insta-worthy pics while waiting.

  25. TJ

    TexasJMC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    The atmosphere and food were great and walking distance to Winspear is an added plus. The service however was very slow. We had a 5:30 reservation for a 7:30 show and barely made it in time. We waited for a hostess, we waited for water, we waited to order cocktails (which we ordered appetizer at the same time), we were done with cocktails before appetizer came. When we got salads we said, please bring our entrees as soon as possible, we are attending a show but we still waited and waited for entrees. We paid the bill before the entrees came just so that we could scarf our food down and run. I would go back but not when I'm on a time schedule.

  26. DF

    DallasFoodie

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Booked the Jazz Brunch for my mom and me for Mother's Day, sadly the Jazz never started playing prior to us leaving. The flowers for each of us was a nice touch! Our waiter seemed distracted or not well trained. When he asked if we wanted coffee we both said, "no thank you" but left the coffee cup on the table. We both moved our coffee cups to the edge of the table for him to take the next time he came back. We both ordered a mimosa, when my glass was empty he came back and picked up the empty glass but did not inquire whether I wanted another or not. I then asked my mom if she wanted another and at that point we chose to pass. We ordered the bread basket for which we paid $13, not a big deal HOWEVER, I was very confused when it came out COLD, and the donut holes were HARD, I had to use a knife to cut through mine. A complimentary bread basket is what Bread Winners gives and their bread is also cold and not always the freshest, however no one cares b/c it is complimentary. I was very disappointed with our $13 stale donut holes and very cold banana bread. My mom got french toast, it was very, very sweet but that was to be expected from the description, it was also very good! I had the salmon with asparagus, mushrooms and risotto. The salmon was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed it and the mushrooms. The risotto was chewy, as was the asparagus so I didn't eat those. I had been looking forward to dining at Ellie's b/c I LOVE Walt/Hall winery and am a member of their wine club. Unfortunately, Ellie's was a disappointment on this particular occasion. Sadly, from our experience it would be very difficult for me to recommend Ellie's to a friend :-( The valet guys were very organized and efficient, appreciated them!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    The service was truly the worst I have ever had. We never received more water after the first glass. I was unable to order a second cocktail. Our food took so long that we had to flag down the manager in order to get to our 8pm show across the street at Winspear Opera House. When the food came, we had to eat in literally 7 minutes to make the show time. The food was incredibly mediocre. Nothing good about it. On top of it, the manager seemed to think it was funny that we were agitated, though it was very reasonable. Had we not flagged down MULTIPLE people, we would have had to dine and dash at risk of missing the show. The server for some reason split my order with my sister, though we clearly each ordered our own entree — the same, but our own. Lastly, we even had to ask for the check 4 times. It is such a gorgeous restaurant and I am a huge fan of Hall and Hall wines, I was so disappointed to have such unbelievably terrible service and food.

  28. M

    Mustluvpasta

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful, intimate, sexy… Ellie’s has all the vibes

  29. S

    Seabird

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Again, a very fine outing. We keep coming back, and Ellie's keeps delivering. We so enjoyed it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Ambiance was great- food was good but overpriced for what it was. Had to send one meal back because it was cold.

  31. JS

    JayS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot to meet, drink and eat before the Dallas Symphony. Ask for Kevin if you want to feel special and fully taken care of!

  32. MH

    MHarris

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service was better than the last time. Improving. One idea.. is they need a runner to pick up drinks at the bar and take them to the tables. We waited for at least 20 min for our server to bring 2 drinks. Fish was a little over cooked. But everything else was good!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Patio was perfect for cocktails before a show.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good for Happy Hour and a bite to eat or full meal, especially before a show. Love the HH wine pricing.

  35. FL

    Foodie4Life

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went before the musical across the street. It was my 2nd time to visit and both times have been really great. The food is creative and delicious. There are so many lovely places to sit including a lovely outdoor area. I need to remember to go back for HH and also 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wed. I will definitely go back.

  36. RE

    REEFS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nuance with spices, presentation and gorgeous seating indoors and outside. Perfectly Artistic in every way

  37. DH

    DavidH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from valet to waiter. Excellent food too!

  38. PW

    PhilW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and good service. A great place for a Saturday brunch.

  39. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend and will definitely return for another fabulous dining experience!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food and service awful!’ Smelled like a sewer inside!

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Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 12 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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