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Ella Dining Room & Bar

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1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3904 (12th Street)
Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
916-443-3772
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Downtown, the family behind The Kitchen and Selland's...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Ambiance

This restaurant was recommended by one of my colleagues and I was not let down. The steak tartar and Ale Braised Wild Boar Ragout were exceptional and the service was remarkable. I would suggest making a reservation for dinner since the restaurant fills up quick. I definitely plan to come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Christina J
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by one of my colleagues and I was not let down. The steak tartar and Ale Braised Wild Boar Ragout were exceptional and the service was remarkable. I would suggest making a reservation for dinner since the restaurant fills up quick. I definitely plan to come back.

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love everything about Ella! MOST beautiful restaurant interior in Sacramento. I wish more invested as they have. It creates a truly special experience. Service is best in town, food and wine also superb.

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Sacraamento, CA.
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food at Ella's is always exceptional. One of the most difficult meats to prepare is fish - Ella's chef knows how to deliver fresh fish to the table that is flaky, moist, and full of flavor. Likewise for vegetables - many restaurants serve vegetables that are either overcooked and bland, or undercooked and called 'al dente'. Ella's are neither... More 

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jersey city, nj
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was in Sacramento for work this week, staying at the Hyatt Regency around the corner. Who knew such an amazing restaurant was so close? The decor is sophisticated without being stuffy, the service is impeccable - no over solicitious, courteous, and helpful - and the menu is diverse with something for everyone. I had the sweet corn and hominy... More 

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Sonora, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stopped in during happy hour Friday night and what a pleasant surprise! Specialty drinks and some appetizers $5, and they were fabulous! We had a couple drinks, including a lavender-cucumber gimlet, and the steak tartare which was excellent! It was served with a garlic popover, everything about the dish was on point. I would go back here!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food and beverage service at Ella was very good. In my opinion it is all over-priced and not for the average tourist. Luckily, my company hosted a dinner there. I would not return on my own due to the prices.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The greatest oysters, Vodka and tonic to start. They even make the tonic from scratch!! The main courses are wonderful, fish, chicken or beef (we all shared). Side dishes were so good, the potatoes were yummy. The wine selection is second to none...thank you Josh for the recommendation.

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Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went for dinner and drinks and had.a very nice time . GREASE service and good food. Location close to the capital makes it an easy pleasant walk. Enjoy the nightlife in the neighborhood.

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband received a 14 ounce steak that covered 2/3 of his plate, while I received two small tail pieces of fish, stacked over a smattering of chickpeas and bell pepper slices. My fish was dry and had to be cut with a knife. Our server said that portion sizes are the chef's choice. Ella did not charge for my... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate here on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is only open one Sunday during the year - Mother's Day. We were unable to get a reservation in the dining room and therefore sat in the bar. We enjoyed excellent food and service. We had fresh and delicious oysters on the half shell, cedar plank roasted Toma cheese, pan roasted... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3904
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Cathedral Square Lite Rail stop 100 yards. Bus stops one block in either direction from K Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-443-3772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?