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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
4624 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 443-3772

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Harvey

  • Private party facilities

    Zagat rated, Ella is Sacramento's most-lauded dining destination, with award-winning design and service, and clean, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine. Ella is perfect for all events, offering small and large party spaces, private dining, Chef's Tables and Cocktail Party space. See our OT reviews!

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Desmond: (916) 443-3772

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is $10. Ample street parking at night, and 4 public parking garages within 2 blocks of Ella. Just blocks from Golden 1 Center, Convention Center, Community Center Theater, Crest Theater, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Citizen Hotel and Capitol.

  • Public transit

    Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Dinner at Ella

    $175.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year at Ella with a for a Four Course Dinner plus Amuse Bouche. Please visit our website www.elladiningroomandbar.com to view the menu. $175 per person, includes a bottle of champagne per couple. Credit card required for all reservations, cancellations must be made by Tuesday, December 27th by 5pm. Cancellations after that date will be subject to a $175 per person cancellation fee.

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What 4,624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

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  1. FR

    FoodieontheRun

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and food, didn’t know this place existed and so happy to find it. A lot of business dinners and special occasions. Menu is pricey, but the food service and presentation are above and beyond incredible
  2. FP

    FPepoon

    Sacramento

    191 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    191 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious and relaxing dining experience. Service is top-notch and oh my sweet chef, the food is incredible. Every dish well-conceived and executed. Our go-to restaurant when we're in town.
  3. r

    rigoletto

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and well served Valet service was great in the middle of a rainstorm. The only thing I didn't like was the noise level. Overall the experience was very good. I'll be back.
  4. JC

    JCali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and drinks are always amazing. Highly recommend Ella to friends and family.
  5. MT

    ManTEEKan

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always enjoy dining at a Selland Family restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, drinks, and ambiance were amazing! We had a great time!
  7. AY

    AlanY

    Sacramento

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner there. The food was delicious. We tried some new dishes. The service was very attentive.
  8. JM

    JoeM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was very good, the service was excellent, and altogether we had a very special time.
  9. CL

    CLang

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks and food!
  10. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    My wife and I tried it on a Tuesday night. We had reservations but there was no wait. We got the smallest table on the place. Literally not enough room for a shared entre and side. Ordered a $140 ribeye which was semi burnt and about as average as it gets. The potatoes side dish was good. The bone marrow was good. The martinis were also good. Overall for the price, it was a really generic experience. Kind of upsetting really. We won’t be back.
  11. BD

    BobD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I were celebrating our November Birthdays. We had the tomahawk 36 oz. ribeye, au gratin potatoes and Brussel sprouts. My wife loves the sprouts, I am not a fan, but these were sauteed, full of flavor and delicious. The ribeye was big enough for a pride of lions. Our server boxed the ribeye, including the bone, and the side dishes we couldn't finish for take-home. For dessert we split the blackberry-apple cobbler ala mode which came with two birthday candles. It too was delicious and enough for two. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. my wife was pleased with the wine she recommended. You cannot beat Ella's for special occasions and their Happy Hour.
  12. e

    emandy

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 3 of us; two of us ordered the fried chicken and one ordered the salmon. Both dishes were delicious. We ordered 3 side dishes - the roasted cauliflower; the brussels sprouts and delicato squash with bacon jam and the au gratin potatoes. All 3 dishes were delicious.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loud, crowded and slow service on a busy night, despite having reservations for two people. Always good food and drinks, but the volume to price ratio missed the mark big time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Took a very important client there last night and the service was very disappointing. We were seated at the end of the bar right next to the kitchen even though I stated that this was a special occasion on my reservation. The food took forever…the people who got seated after us were finishing their dinner before our entrees arrived. No apology from anyone until we brought it up. This would not be my first choice to bring important people ! Our bill was $600 for 4 people…and they expect a 20% tip???
  15. LJ

    LeeJ

    Fargo

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A nice place for lunch with good food and excellent service.
  16. F

    Foodie4life

    San Joaquin

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ella is always enjoyable. I went for lunch and was disappointed by the lack of menu options. The food that I had was fine, but not the usual Ella quality. I am not inclined to go back for lunch, but dinners are typically very good with creative food combinations that are delicious and presented very well.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was awesome but Service was extremely slow
  18. RH

    ReidH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was bland. Basic flavors that it seemed easy to replicate in my own kitchen. Cocktails were good but it took a long time to get our drinks. Service was okay
  19. JC

    JoyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for a great fine dining experience, with beautiful ambiance- minus the stuffiness? Ella’s is perfect! Service is great and food and drinks are delicious. The valet parking service is reasonable and they are super quick. We usually go on a weekend where it is especially busy, and there’s still enough space in between diners do hear our conversations and not hear any others :)
  20. CG

    CathyG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    My ratings are based on the fact that we sat outdoors. We had been to Ella before, and loved it. Never even realized they had outdoor seating. When outdoor was all that was available on the night we wanted to go, I didn't hesitate at all in reserving a table, assuming that everything Ella does is outstanding, indoors or out. How terribly wrong I was. The restaurant has no control, obviously, of the almost constant stream of people walking nearby (like smack next to where we were seated) on K Street. And they have no control over the light rail trains coming by frequently with bells dinging. Or the motorcycles revving as they go by, or the car alarms going off. What they DO have control over, it would seem to me, is doing something with the space to even slightly mitigate the obnoxious sounds and sights. There is a very open barrier. Could they possibly beef that up a little? Maybe some plants? Some screens that can be partially seen through? Something? Anything? We were shocked at how bad it was. Also, the heaters throw very little heat, so we all had to keep our coats on during the meal. No blankets to offer for cold legs. On the positive side, the meal was absolutely delicious. We will go back to Ella for special occasion dinners, but we will NEVER reserve an outdoor table. You shouldn't either. Very disappointing. It almost seemed like they should give a discount on the food to make up for the dismal outdoor seating area.
  21. j

    jeannet

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unbelievable food. It was noisy and hard to hear other in my group.
  22. RR

    RyansReview

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great double date spot… nice vibe… a little pricey for what it is
  23. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as always! Outdoor dining a bit chilly, so dress warmly.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection
  25. RL

    RobertaL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was generally good but restaurant was busy so a little slow at times and food arriving at table was quite slow;luckily we made it to theater on time.
  26. L

    Lynne

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an outstanding meal here just before theatre. Staff was wonderful, and timed our appys and meal to get us out in time. Shared a bone marrow appetizer (the best!) and 2 at our table shared the tomahawk and the other 2 enjoyed the salmon. Meal was supurb! It's been a few years since we'd dined here. Definitely will return! Bravo!
  27. DL

    DeborahL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I little too loud, hard to carry on a conversation.
  28. LA

    LisiaA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny the bartender is so great. Best drinks in a long time!
  29. EK

    ElizabethK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar restaurant! Amazing food, excellent service, great ambiance. One of my favorite dining experiences.
  30. M

    Maffmoney

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The ambience and service at Ella is exceptional, though the dining room is very loud (which is trendy these days). The food tasted wonderful. However, 2 of our dishes came out cold. There's no excuse for lukewarm risotto, and the bread of the bruschetta was burnt, so the whole thing tasted burnt. Overall, the mediocre condition of the food does not justify the prices per dish of the restaurant.
  31. AT

    AmiT

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday food was excellent
  33. LJ

    LeeJ

    Fargo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and cuisine delivered in a comfortable and conversation friendly environment. Great place for a business lunch.
  34. MK

    MattK

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was excellent, I would defiantly eat there again and recommend it . I had the salmon and it was cooked perfect. The gin and tonic was also very tasty
  35. B

    Bearplusthree

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Very poor service. Was seated and waited about 15 minutes for my dining partner. During that time was served water but never asked if I would like something to drink. My guest arrived and yet it was another 15 minutes before the waitress finally came over, no apology for making us wait while everyone else was attended to. Was seated too close to another table where the guest was part of their restaurant group and he proceeded to talk loudly at his table to the chef, wait staff and others who stood next to me during our entire meal. I heard his entire conversations and couldn't hear my dining partner. Paid $20 for a 4 ounce pour of wine. Maybe they didn't want to open another bottle. I showed the waitress the $10 and valet ticket for her to process. She said if it was cash I could give it directly to the valet. Wrong - valet sent me back inside to the bar to get it processed. I love the food and ambiance of Ella's but this is my 3rd try and haven't had a good dining experience yet. Not going back.
  36. M

    davidM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    great food and service, but very noisy and we won't go back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    My husband and I chose Ella to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This has been our first time back since the pandemic, and the experience just was not the same. Our food and drinks were good, but not as spectacular as our previous experiences. Our food took about an hour to arrive and came out sporadically. The waitstaff were overall attentive and kind but our head waiter was very cold and short with conversation
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Well I will only say that the food as expected was delicious. But the service was the worse I’ve ever experienced from this restaurant. Our server barely checked in on us, when we we’re finally able to order our second round of drinks we were at the end of finishing our dinner. Would’ve liked to have the drinks to pair with dinner. Also I’d like to point out we wait more than 45 minutes for our dessert that by any standard would be unacceptable unless we we’re told that it would take this long before hand. I’m sad for you. But I will come back, just not for a while.
  39. KG

    KristinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Ellas. Excellent food, service and we keep coming back for more.
  40. AV

    AmandaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Ella for my birthday and they treated me so well. Every course was absolutely delicious, we cannot wait to come back. Oysters, Oxtail and Salmon were my favorites of the night.

FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4624 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 89 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ella Dining Room and Bar

1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th Street (Corner of 12th and K Street)

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is $10. Ample street parking at night, and 4 public parking garages within 2 blocks of Ella. Just blocks from Golden 1 Center, Convention Center, Community Center Theater, Crest Theater, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Citizen Hotel and Capitol.

  • Public transit

    Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Harvey

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 443-3772

  • Private party facilities

    Zagat rated, Ella is Sacramento's most-lauded dining destination, with award-winning design and service, and clean, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine. Ella is perfect for all events, offering small and large party spaces, private dining, Chef's Tables and Cocktail Party space. See our OT reviews!

  • Private party contact

    Nicole Desmond: (916) 443-3772

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