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“A very pleasant experience.”

Ella Dining Room & Bar
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Ranked #13 of 2,157 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had reservations for only three persons when we had unexpected visitors from out of town, and on Saturday night we were not sure they would be able to sit us together, but they did. The server was ok but overwhelmed with so many diners.

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Thank Evita_1957
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We have been going to Ella for quite some time. Last night was a celebration of my birthday and I was asked 4 times if it was my birthday. Not that it is a big deal, but when they asked I expected some sort response. The service last night was very slow and not at all what I would expect from them. The drink and wine service was really slow and we had to ask twice to have our bottle that we brought opened. I would think that when charged $25 to open a bottle, there would be a better service. After all, beside the food (quite good) all we are paying for is service. I am sure we will try it again, but last night was very disappointing.

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2  Thank Robert95765
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Group dinner in the main dining room in view of the open kitchen. Attentive and friendly wait staff. Nice modern atmosphere but a bit on the noisy side. The appetizers were all very good and perfectly timed. The wine list was very good with something for everyone. The dinner was served family style which was an excellent experience. Like eating from a tasting menu. Grilled salmon, steak, vegetarian dish, and all sides were excellent. Freshly prepared and seasoned to perfection. We had our choice of desserts which were all excellent. Truly an fine dining experience.

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Thank ranishi
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The server was good, at first, but really fall off the mark toward the end. We told him we had a concert to attend that night and he said no problem. We got everything on get time, but dessert took 30 minutes. The dessert was nothing much. Our server got busy and forgot us. We had to ask for our check and then we had to give it to the helper to get it processed.
Now the food. My friend had the rib eye steak with no favor. I had a lamb shank and there was lots of fat on it.
It made us sad because this place was been great in the past.

1  Thank blessingmead0w
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Nice, modern, hip dining scene for downtown Sacramento. Our food selections were delicious and prepared to our requests. Service was attentive and there when needed.

The only odd thing was that we arrived at the start of the lunch crowd yet several items on the menu, including a specialty, had only a couple of servings available. Almost seems like they were relying on yesterday’s preparations instead of having plenty for the lunch crowd. That was disappointing. If that had not been the case, it would have rated a 5.

Lots of parking garages nearby plus valet if walking a block is a problem. Recommended. Cheers

Thank WineEng
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