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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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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  • 68
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good for all senses, a recommended restaurant

This restaurant is a recommend. The food is good, they have both fish and meat of high quality. I took the oysters as a starter, they were fresh and tasty. The winelist is of high quality. The setting is spacious with comfortable tables and seats. Staff is alert and pleasant, good job. I would go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a recommend. The food is good, they have both fish and meat of high quality. I took the oysters as a starter, they were fresh and tasty. The winelist is of high quality. The setting is spacious with comfortable tables and seats. Staff is alert and pleasant, good job. I would go there again! Location is central,... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I would rate my dining experience one of the best I have EVER had! If you go...ask for Richard for your server. I highly recommend the Bone Marrow appetizer. This month was lobster month...I ordered the Thai Lobster which was superb, and the ultimate surprise was the Carrot Cake Donuts....AMAZING! They have a fully stocked whiskey bar, and feature whiskey... More 

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Folsom, California
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ella is a Sacramento hotspot. It is stylish, trendy with fine cuisine and prices to match. We were there on a Wednesday nite and it was packed. The menu is very limited, with an emphasis on quality and creativity, so diners must be open to exploring something new. Portions are adequate but not large. My Mother had an original take... More 

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Redwood City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We only had one meal in Sac, so we chose Ella because we had eaten here years before. We were not disappointed. Upon our early arrival with prior reservations, we asked for a quiet table because my husband has hearing problems. The maitre d' was very accommodating, and after a short wait, he shuffled a few reservations around and we... More 

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ella's is one of Sacramento's "special night out" restaurants. The cool, sophisticated and elegant atmosphere right in the center of the State Capitol area makes it a favorite among the Capitol circles as well. The bar area is generally filled with young professionals after work and when the legislature is in session, don't be surprised if you see a lot... More 

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went here for an Anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely delish. the presentation was very nice. It is a bit pricey but nice for an occasion. There were lots of people there at the bar. They have a happy hour and serve hors d'oeuvres.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Limited menu, small portions coz it's sort of fine dining? Food not special but service was excellent. Steak presentation was good but meat was tough despite it being medium rare! Music was too loud for a restaurant.

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A special place to dine. Special food, Special service, special atmosphere - special. If you want it quiet and intimate place -it is that or for good friends to enjoy. their time. You can hear your conversation without a roar of activity.

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Davis, California
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was made aware of this restaurant by my realtor who gave us a generous gift card to dine in this place after she sold our home. After doing some research about the place, my wife and I were very excited as it has very good reviews here and other websites. Moreover, this restaurant is part of the Selling Family... More 

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San Francisco
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I really wanted to love Ella but in the end left feeling disappointed. To start, Friday night at Ella felt like Manhattan on a Friday night. It was an older, very dressy crowd. It didn't have the young, urban vibe a lot of the other restaurants have started to have in Sacramento. It wasn't crowded and as such I would... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?