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Ella Dining Room & Bar

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Fri, 4/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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half-sandwich, cup of soup, side salad & a homemade cookie
smoked chicken & fontina sandwich w/ caramelized onions & basil, san marzano tomato soup, mixed baby lettuce salad, honey-peanut butter cookie
hog island oysters
on the half shell, cocktail sauce & mignonette
steak tartare
Garlic popovers, French mustard dressing, farm egg
artisan cheese board
seasonal preserves, marcona almonds, marinated olives
grilled asparagus
sauce gribiche, prosciutto, white anchovy
cedar plank roasted toma cheese
prosciutto, red onion marmalade, torn bread
potato leek soup
spring garlic, salsa verde
san marzano tomato soup
olive oil, torn basil
butter lettuce salad
shaved radish, strawberry, marinated goat's milk feta, tarragon vinaigrette
marinated beet salad
blue cheese, arugula, toasted walnuts, sherry vinaigrette
ella caesar salad
crisp romaine, soft cooked egg, fried capers, white anchovy
roasted chicken breast $+6
grilled king salmon $+8
chef's salad
leafy greens, avocado, radish, green goddess dressing
slow roasted open faced lamb sandwich
horseradish, manchego cheese, grilled acme batard, crispy onions
duck confit ruben
Caraway kraut, Pt. Reyes Toma, spicy mustard, griddled rye, fries
sunnyside up farm egg $+2
grilled ella hamburger
smoked bacon, roasted onion, gruyere or cheddar, parsley fries
handcut cavatelli pasta
braised lamb sugo, spring peas, pecorino toscano, mint
wild king salmon
Baby​ artichokes 'En Barigoule', fennel, nicoise olives, aioli
flat iron steak salad
baby arugula, tomato confit, roasted red onion, shaved parmesan, crispy potatoes, banyuls vinaigrette
crispy fried half chicken
fried herbs, housemade hot sauce, lemon
roasted thumbelina carrots
preserved blood orange, honey
french fried potatoes
parsley, sea salt
blistered shishito peppers
crispy garlic, lemon, smoked olive oil
A Downtown Sacramento institution and premier dining destination, Ella Dining Room and Bar serves New American, farm-to-fork cuisine for lunch, dinner and happy hour, featuring entrees of seafood, steaks, and pastas, small plates, salads, fresh oysters and traditional caviar service. Ella also features an award-winning wine list as well as seasonal and classic hand crafted cocktails at its renowned bar.
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We spent our Valentine's day at Ella, with a fixed menu. We choose the wine pairing option, all courses were innovative and fun. Jamie, our waitress from Georgia has a great sense of humor, and fun distribution of food. We enjoyed that each course was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mychaddy
Reviewed February 6, 2019

I went here for both lunch and dinner during the Unified Show. It was crazy business so the service suffered a bit. And I found the food quality vs price equation just not there in order to give it a 5-star rating. Overall a very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Silverwoods
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Whenever I feel like I want to escape, I come to Ella. With the elegant ambiance and classy accoutrements, I'm instantly calm. Having experienced many a happy hour as well as a couple of dinners here, I have never been disappointed. Service is attentive yet...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank imatifster
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit Sacramento this is my to go place. I love the food here they always change in a lot of ways. We came in Italian Week’s Menu. The pastas were good and flavorful. I will come back again and again for sure!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank natalie4luvl
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We needed a quick bite with friends in between sessions at the Convention Centre a block away. Fast, friendly service, refined and complex flavors for traditional fare. The three of us decided to just share tapas style and they were perfectly accommodating. Great cocktails, great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alistair19
Reviewed November 18, 2018

My husband and I stopped in at Ella's for dinner at 5:00 on a Friday night not knowing about the happy hour. The bar was quite loud and we didn't end up having the "nice, quiet" dinner we'd hoped for. However most of the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Super593
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Second business group dinner and this time with the Board of Directors. The place is very busy which should be a great sign but for the second time the food was just average. Actually the several of the group shared similar opinions. It is hard...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank plpark55
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We came in with reservations for a birthday. The table was so close to the next table you could not get thru. We had to change tables 3 x to get some privacy. Unfortunately we seemed to be forgotten. When we finally flagged down a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank robbmadd
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

5 of us had dinner. The service was fantastic, the cocktails and small plates were all amazing, as were the entrees. Thanks for a great evening. I’ll come back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark_from_Brussels
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The wine list on the back of the menu is by the glass. It looks as though there are two prices listed – one for the bottle and one for the glass. This is because the decimal point is in the middle rather than at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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April 19, 2017|
Response from RobbNevadaCity | Reviewed this property |
V loud when the pols arrive, if you get there 5pm at start of happy hour it's ok and the pols haven't stolen the WSJ.
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Evita_1957 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they open for lunch
December 14, 2015|
Response from Mahaloken |
Call the restaurant
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