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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: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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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
Elegant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jackco7
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 44 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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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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Sacramento, Cambodia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Ella's has been a fav of mine for lots of reasons, perfect for a business reception, Meet & Greet or just a nice cozy romantic dinner.

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Modesto, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I spent a weekend in Sacramento and ate here on a Friday night. The food was amazing, the staff was very nice and efficient and the drinks and dessert were wonderful too. We were very, very happy with the food and our servers Miranda and Mike. Excellent and we will be back!

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Sacramento, California
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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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, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups

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?