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Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento, CA

Ella Dining Room and Bar

4.7
4.7
4572 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

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

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What 4,572 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

  • Sacramento

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sacramento

    Notable Wine List

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  1. EB

    EdithB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar to have a drink before we sat for dinner. Oliver our bartender was so welcoming. He explained the champagne selection and made the best suggestions. Dinner was also amazing. I was really looking forward to the lobster bisque since it showed on the menu online, unfortunately they weren’t offering it so we ordered the lobster corn dogs instead. We highly recommend them. The batter was a perfect meat to batter ratio! Overall a great experience! Already looking forward to returning.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant I’ve ever been too.
  3. RG

    RexG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we stepped inside it was unbelievable the amount of attention and welcoming we all felt. Little details such as offering a stool for the ladies in our party to set their purses Although we brought our own wines, we still started our experience with Ella’s exceptional cocktails The appetizers and entrées where, again, exceptional! Oysters were fresh and sweetly briny. We shared a tomahawk ribeye that was cooked to perfection. However the preceding cannot even hold a candle to the outstanding service we received from Flo and the wait staff. We literally could’ve been served bologna sandwiches and still feel like royalty! Ella’s, by far, stands head and shoulders above the other Sacramento restaurants. The food will not disappoint you, however the service will be what you’ll remember!
  4. b

    band

    Sacramento

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ella is always our go to for a special occasion, this time was not up to our expectations. One member of our group ordered salmon with no mushrooms, they delivered the no mushroom salmon to the wrong person, when it was sent back he asked only that it be replated they cooked a new one which was undercooked. On the positive side, Ahi was fresh and high quality but a bit overwhelmed by the sauce. Tenderloin was cooked perfectly and was very good. We asked to have time between courses, but entrees came while salad was still on the table. Communication was lacking somewhere which made for a disappointing dining experience.
  5. JK

    JudithK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience in every way. Excellent food & outstanding service!
  6. m

    merlot

    Sacramento

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our party was more comfortable eating outside which was no problem but it got a little hot as it wasn’t well shaded. They tried to do something special for the birthday but we were all too full for dessert… so not their fault. I’m glad to see the lobster specials still on the menu. We all had salads and enjoyed them.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderfull all around
  8. FP

    FPepoon

    Sacramento

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been a while since we dined at Ella and I had forgotten what a lovely experience it is. The service and food were perfect from the start. The wine, beer, and cocktail lists were excellent, with good selections in every category. I had the King salmon and my husband had the Lobster corn dogs; we did not get appetizers or sides because we wanted the donuts for dessert. Everything was delicious. The King salmon had this amazing "creamed" corn that was made with mascarpone cheese and was heavenly. I asked for the salmon medium-rare, more towards rare, and that was exactly what I got, couldn't have been more spot-on. Silky, delicious, so fresh! My husband loved his Lobster corn dogs, which were chunks of lobster in a crunchy, perfectly fried tempura batter. The donuts, oh my, were more like beignets you would find in New Orleans, so good! Worth every calorie. Service was perfect, thoughtful, attentive, professional. The restaurant was busy, and you could see servers were stretched, but they never let it show. I've already booked our next visit!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service! Thank you, Ella, for a great night out.
  10. KK

    KatK

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites when I visit Sacramento. Consistently excellent!
  11. F

    Foodie79

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The composed dishes were nothing special and over priced. What really ticked us off was when we were driving home and realized they forgot to give us our leftovers. Apparently they have some policy to bring the boxed up food to the table when the meal is over. Well they forgot. What a waste of money. We won’t be returning.
  12. D

    Diamondjim

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came about half hour early and I asked the receptionist if we could get a table. The staff was great and we where seated in five minutes. The service by all the back waiters and our waiter was excellent. The occasion was my wife’s birthday. The recommendations on the menu and food was so good and excellent. Thanks to Ella’s we had a great time again , excellent service , excellent meals and a great time. Only item I would tell customers is during busy service times the restaurant is very loud unless you get a table in their small outside area.
  13. KR

    KristinaR

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We went for our Anniversary, they put us outside, which was fine until they stuck us in corner with wrap around bench seating and very small table- right next to two other couples, which made talking nearly impossible, felt like we were all in the same party- but we were not! Table barely fit two appetizers two waters and two cocktails we ordered. The oysters and steak tartare was excellent- however, the entrees were “meh”- we have never been here before and probably won’t again unless inside seating with decent size table is available. Loved the valet parking option, especially nice for a Saturday night downtown-easy in and out with valet.
  14. TO

    TonyO

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic from stepping through the door to the service and the food! Just awe-inspiring!
  15. C

    Caren

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jorge is the best! He made our time at Ella fun!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and amazing food taste, presentation
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent.
  18. F

    Foodies

    Sacramento

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank and his team is awesome. Food is amazing and service is awesome.
  19. m

    michellem

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella's is always a pleasure. Met a client/friend for dinner last night and we both enjoyed dinner very much. We overstayed our welcome talking for a few hours at our table and the wait staff continued to be courteous and even bring fresh water after we had paid. The food it delicious and always elegantly served.
  20. d

    dlucks1

    Sacramento

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar & ordered from the Happy Hour menu. We started with the Caesar & per usual was FABULOUS! A tried & true is the Fried Chicken but our new choice, Lobster Corn Dogs!! What a treat with the Brown Butter Honey Mustard Sauce it is one you shouldn’t miss!! Johnny, our bartender/server was wonderful! Courteous, efficient & knew exactly when to inquire so as not to interrupt. All in all don’t miss the chance to dine at Ella!
  21. S

    Steven

    San Francisco

    189 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sitting outside on the terrace can be painfully loud and seating is not all that comfortable. If we go back, we would definitely opt for an inside table. My wife and I had the tenderloin which was excellent.....great quality meat. Creamed corn was good as well. My wife's salad watermelon/beat was good. However, they bastardized the caesar salad; large chunks of garlic (?) fried onions, spring lettuce mix, etc. Dressing overwelmed. Not a great rendition! They also had pits in the martini olives.....not a big fan. Pricey but flashes of quality. Service was terrific!
  22. MN

    MichaelN

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My only negative comment is that it was far too noisy for me.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Service was outstanding
  24. AR

    AnnR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Slow for what we ordered. Expensive for what we ordered. Ahi burger tastes like older Ahi.
  25. FE

    FrancescaE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, elegantly understated decor, courteous, fast and knowledgeable service, excellent food, the menu is just right - it's worth the price if you want that level of experience. And drinks are outstanding.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cody and Lauren had amazing service the food was delicious!
  27. RG

    RalphG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Sacramento county
  28. B

    Becca

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband here for his birthday, and it was wonderful. The food was AMAZING and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted from a more upscale, Michelin restaurant!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella was awesome from start to finish. The food was fantastic and so was the service. Everything we ordered was perfect. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel very special. We will be back for sure!
  30. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very elegant setting, with wonderful food and great service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went for our anniversary, they were fully booked apart from outside table at 5. Service as always top notch. Love the raw oyster, and tried the lobster corn dogs. Only bummer was we had them box up our left overs, and then left them on the table!
  32. MC

    MarciaC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Beautiful restaurant, but expect small portions snd short pours; we had to request bread service for the table, waited 30 minutes for drinks, and over an hour for entrees. Not worth the price point.
  33. JW

    JordanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife for our 10th anniversary and it was perfect. The service and atmosphere were pleasant and the food was extraordinary.
  34. JZ

    JimZ

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    Seating is almost as important as food quality and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and said so in the reservation. The hostess, Madison, smiled at us when we arrived and then assigned us a table in the middle of kitchen, prep station and hallway to the restrooms. The amount of foot traffic around us was dizzying. So much for a nice quiet dinner at 'high-end' restaurant. Yes, we should have requested a different table but by the time we realized how bad it was, we had already started tasting wine, etc. As we were leaving the restaurant, I let the hostess know how bad our seating was which spoiled our evening. She gave us that vacuous smile and said 'happy anniversary' --talk about lack of empathy!
  35. BJ

    BillJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for a client event. Service and ambience were great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was cooked perfectly, albeit took over 50 minutes, so make sure to order a couple appetizers while you wait! Very nice ambiance inside and I will definitely come again. The servers were really nice and attentive. I enjoyed their 15 min reservation buffer as finding free parking in the area was a hassle. I parked in the nearby capitol garage, so give yourself some time on busy days.
  37. EB

    ElizabethB

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience!! Food was incredible, flavors and presentation. Cocktails creative and delicious!! One of the best steaks tartare I have had!!
  38. SN

    SusanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Or server Brian was phenomenal! His knowledge of the menu was extremely helpful and we had a simply delightful dining experience to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Brian made it very special and his wine pairings were spot on! I will definitely recommend Ellas to all of our friends. We gave a 4 for the food, because my husband thought the fried chicken was a little bland. The rest of our experience was 5 stars!! Thank you Brian and Ellas for a very memorable experience.
  39. RN

    RobertN

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ella had a good menu…slightly priced high but definitely worth it. Not a ton of selections but the menu choices were delicious. Restaurant was a little chilly but overall the look and feel of the restaurant was great!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!

FAQs

Ella Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4572 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 73 times today
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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