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Ella Dining Room & Bar

1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3904
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Ranked #13 of 1,750 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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86% Recommend
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English first
Fair Oaks, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We loved dinner at Ellas. Appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts were all top notch and unique. Could not recommend this restaurant more highly.

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Sacramento, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to Ella for our 12th anniversary after hearing great reviews from friends. The place is an eclectic mix of local happy hour hipsters, older folks dressed to the 9s (on their way to the opera), event celebrators (like us) and families with birthdays, etc. In other words, anything goes. They sat us near the bar, which was initially... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found a lot to like in our first dining experience at Ella. Some creative and delicious cocktails, equally creative and delicious "small plates" like bourbon baked oysters, cedar-plank roasted Toma cheese, and bacon-wrapped trout and pan-seared scallops for dinner. A great wine list with both domestic and international selections. Not sure if our server was having an off night,... More

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Kauai, HI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went with the family (ages 10 to 70) for a birthday dinner, and was pleased that we were treated & seated well despite have a child with us. The G&T was truly delicious, the shrimp cocktail was perfect, the pork chop was a tad overcooked but had great flavor. My son ordered the fried chicken and ate every bite (no... More

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a GREAT restaurant. My wife and I recently visited Sacramento, and found the restaurants to be terrific. This was the best of the bunch. From the Artisan Cheese Board to the wood fired Pork Chop, everything was delicious and fresh. The staff was friendly and helpful, and assisted us in selecting a great bottle of local wine. You... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This upscale eatery offers interesting dishes, nice wines, and a full bar in a pleasant contemporary setting. They seem to specialize in seafood dishes prepared in a wide variety of ways, including grilled options. Salads and soups are also very good.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was sold on this place when I was told they 1) cork your bottle of wine and 2) make cocktails from scratch. Literally, they make their own tonic water - nothing is from a mix. We enjoyed the friend brioche which was good, but super sticky and sweet for a pre-dinner snack. The scallops where phenomenal. If you're into... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I can't decide what I like more the food or the gin and tonic. I'm not a gin and tonic guy, but heard about how good Ella's made them. I was skeptical, but cannot get enough of this drink. I highly recommend the Salmon and Beet Salad, but you really can't go wrong here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Three of us went to this nice downtown restaurant hoping for a place where we could have productive conversations and good food. Both objectives met! Excellent food, two of us had the steak and frites, done right set the stage for great conversation. The steak was grilled perfectly medium rare and accompanied by great frites. The wine list offered excellent... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We go to Sellands two/three times a month. It's great ... food, staff and ambiance ... nothing pretentious about it. The prices are also reasonable. No, this is not a review for Sellands, but rather it's upscale sister, Ella's Dining Room. Except for the physical layout and decor, it's everything that Selands is not ... pretentious, overpriced and a bit... More

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