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Ella Dining Room & Bar

1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3904
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Ranked #9 of 1,764 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th Street
Transit: Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
Description: 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. Our design team from Amsterdam has created an environment that is modern yet timeless, dramatic yet comforting. Ella brings together the finest quality local farm to fork 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. Located in America''s Farm to Fork Capital, Sacramento, in the city's "The Kay" District.
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Nevada City
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Every theater visit to Sacramento we start our evening with the happy hour Caesar salad at Ella, washed down with happy hour white, which is Sauvignon Blanc, not the normal Chardonnay crap. If only ever Caesar was like Ella's!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ella was Amazing.My husband and I ordered the Bone marrow and wedge salad for starters which was amazing please try it. He had the Duck and I had the Salmon.You cant really go wrong with anything on this menu!!!!! The decor was romantic and inviting, will be returning to Ella

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I don't know what they do to their gin and tonics but they are out of this world. You can't go wrong with ordering anything there, and the interior is so gorgeous it made me want to move in. Top notch service as well. My favorite restaurant in Sac. Great for romantic dates or a night out with friends.

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242 reviews 242 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The restaurant is a short distance from the Hyatt where we were staying. We had an excellent meal here. It was crowded with the jeunesse dorée of Sacramento & my husband & I seemed about 30 years older than the rest of the customers. For once we seemed to be in the trend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On several special occasions we have asked the chef to do a 6 course tasting menu instead of ordering off of the regular menu. The wine pairs were spot on and the food has always been amazing. It's a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Most places aren't that accommodating, which is way Ella's is my favorite restaurant... More

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California Desert, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is our second visit to this downtown Sacramento restaurant. The food is excellent with lots of creativity in the menu. Service is prompt and courteous in a friendly manner. When I left the table for a few minutes, my napkin was folded and waiting for me at the table. This is a example that sometimes you get what you... More

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Sacramento, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food and wine are superb at Ella Dining Room & Bar, one of the three eating establishments owned by the Selland Group, and locally esteemed chef, Randall Selland. The restaurant features fresh ingredients, innovative preparation and tempting presentations. Small dishes like the smoked trout salad, and entrees are primarily fish and meat based, but such appealing appetizers as a... More

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a lunch meeting at this place and started off with beet salad for appetizer and it was pleasantly surprisingly delicious. I wish there was more in the plate though. For entree I had salmon with cranberry beans, mole, gypsy peppers and salsa verde. It was joyfully satisfying. For desert I picked the coconut cube which was equally decadent.... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visiting Sacramento for a business convention, Ella was recommended to several of our companions by our hotel's conciege. Great recommendation. We were lucky visiting the city during their week long Farm to Fork Festival celebrating sustainable meat and produce from surrounding farms. As several other posters have commented, Ella makes excellent use of the bounty from California's Central Valley. On... More

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Micanopy, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

From the service to the food everything was top notch. We were in town for a conference and Ella's came highly recommended from a friend of mine from San Diego. Well he was so right. Several people in our party had the seared scallops and raved about them. I had the heirloom tomato salad and it was excellent! Our server... More

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Additional Information about Ella Dining Room & Bar

Address: 1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3904
Phone Number: 916-443-3772
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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