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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 134
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Wonderful

This restaurant marked my stay in Sacramento! Super nice place with various environments. Great service, delicious food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Doris R
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sacramento, California, United States
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Ella's food is fine, the service is attentive - but I get the feeling that without an expense account there is nothing here that so distinguishes the place that it is worth a second look. I've been there several times. And each time, I keep thinking of Peggy Lee - is that all there is?

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant marked my stay in Sacramento! Super nice place with various environments. Great service, delicious food!

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here twice, and both times at happy hour (3-6), once on a Tuesday, and once on a Friday. Both times, the were very busy, and I see why. The standard happy hour wines are great, and very reasonably priced. The happy hour dishes are small, but I find one or two dishes (under $10, each) to be... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a drink and light lunch and this bar was recommended by our hotel. We arrived a little late for table service and we're happy to sit at the bar. The food selection was good and we shared the selection of cheeses with a glass of Chardonnay. Good service. The house gin & tonic is not to... More 

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Montreal, QC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First, the good news: the food here is excellent. The menu is typical bistro fare, but the ingredients are top notch and everything we ordered was cooked perfectly. However, we didn't order very much, because the prices were so high. My companion's pan roasted scallops were $34--all three of them! My duck breast was also quite yummy, but at $32,... More 

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Nevada City
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ella's happy hour from 4pm to 6pm is on our agenda every time we visit Sacramento. The $5 Caesar with anchovies, hard boiled egg, capers and garlic chunks with a $5 glass of crispy high quality Sauvignon Blanc is a great way to start the evening. (no cheap Chardonnay here like 99% of happy hours). The communal tables are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were here on a weekday evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Best to make a reservation to secure a table! Top notch service (our water glasses were never empty). The food & presentation were also outstanding. Don't forget to order a dessert & coffee to finish off a very fine dining experience. Awesome place to go for a drink... More 

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went here with 3 others to celebrate a birthday. We had heard that this was affiliated with the Kitchen and the Selland Family. So, we wanted to try it out. The food was really good, and lives up to the rave reviews. When you walk in, it looks very elegant. You will see a lot of business people in there... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went with a dozen family members including two teens, We had reservation and were seated immediately. All of the service was elegant. Waiters were knowledgeable about the food, which was presented artfully. Portions were very good! Menu had a lot of "French' descriptions of the dishes. The special was short ribs, excellent. I had Osso Buoco, cousin had duck breast.... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a great evening. We made reservations a little over one week in advance for our one year wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we were treated special for our occasion. They brought us complimentary champagne to help us celebrate our evening, the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the timing was as expected. I never felt... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?