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Ella Dining Room & Bar

Ella Dining Room & Bar

American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento
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  • Louie
    "Try the Roasted Beef Bone Marrow - Decadent."(8 Tips)
    Gina F.
    "... creams, elderflower gimlet and their gin and tonic!"(4 Tips)
    Erin R.
    "And you cannot forget the worlds best gin and tonics."(16 Tips)
    Robert G.
    "Try the steak tartare - This dish is simply amazing!!"(7 Tips)
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  • Megan O.
    Megan OutlySeptember 9, 2013
    The gin & tonic is a must have. Also be sure to set aside plenty of time for dinner (service is a bit slow.. in a good way)! Also, the crispy chicken w/ homemade tabasco sauce is absolutely delicious!
  • Josh R.
    Their cocktails are excellent; they have special whiskey reserved with four roses for their old fashioned's amazing house-made tonic for their gin and tonics. Food is top notch, and the service is 💯
  • Joe
    JoeJanuary 25, 2012
    Truly Epic Experience! w/ excellent highlights including perfection in food & wine pairing. Kitchen is out this world fantastic w/emphasis on Fresh & Local Cuisine. One can go no further in Sac. A+
  • Tamara D.
    Tamara DorrisMarch 5, 2012
    The food is to die for, from red meat delights to veggies....however, their corkage fee border ridiculous (25 first bottle 40 the second). Obviously they serve amazing wines, so best to buy it there.
  • kW
    kWJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak tartare is absolutely amazing. Their gin & tonic is ridiculously good, as is the elderflower gimlet. You can't go wrong here.
  • Alyssa L.
    Alyssa LulieMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If on menu, the pork chop with poblano smoked Gouda grits is great. Make sure, however, that you don't miss the bone marrow.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler CollinsMay 17, 2014
    Make sure to get the Mac & Cheese. Either the Lobster Mac at dinner or split the Mac & Salmon with a friend for lunch.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanApril 2, 2015
    Come for happy hour, stay for dinner. The cocktail are specially crafted and the bone marrow is not to be missed.
  • Nilsu O.
    Nilsu OzdagSeptember 30, 2015
    Best Salmon i have ever had lately! Cool ambiance with an amazing food. Def will come back again if i ever need to visit Sacramento.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HurleyNovember 19, 2011
    Fine dining in Sacramento! Everything is delicious and the service is professional and attentive. This restaurant is the only place to go for a special celebration.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BakerMarch 14
    Quite possibly the very best take on a gin and tonic that I've ever tasted. Travel from afar to try this!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the The Real Gin And Tonic - House made tonic water, sucanat, sparkling water and citrus. A unique and very refreshing take on a classic
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the The Ella Manhattan - Manhattan made with their own house blend of Kentucky bourbon. A nicely balanced cocktail
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the The Real Gin And Tonic - Housemate tonic, spica at, sparkling water and citrus. Nice and smooth! #ginandtonic
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    September is 5th anniversary month! Pork Belly Sandwich, special happy hour, burger on the dinner menu. Chef's prix fixe $35 dinner menu all month long.
  • Susan W.
    Susan WilkinsonApril 16, 2013
    Amazing dinner... a groupe of us went there and had a fabulous meal, with terrific service. I highly recommend!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Start with Ella’s Manhattan – they have their own two barrel blend bourbon – and prepare yourself a great meal featuring elevated American cuisine.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony V.February 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Happy Hour menu is available Monday-Friday from 3-6pm with discounted appetizers and drinks.
  • Mireille D.
    Gin and Tonic is the house drink. Ambiance is great and chilled lobster with watermelon is superbe.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 7, 2014
    Try the Vesper - Ella's spin on Bond's signature cocktail - Vodka, Gin and Americano with a lemon twist
  • Susan B.
    Susan BergJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Summer Porch Cocktail - Vodka., black tea syrup, lemon, fresh herbs, lemon granita. A sweet light drink perfect for a non-drinker like me!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonApril 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    New chef has to lots of new things to try. Veggies, pates, terrines, new sandwiches and entrees. Lobster too!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 13, 2016
    Try the Dutch baby - Baked oyster and gruyere on pasty. Smells wonderful! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 13, 2016
    Try the Steak Tatare - This is one of the best things ever. Just saying. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenApril 1, 2016
    Try the Randall's Seasonal Margarita - Strawberry flavor, but balanced, not too sweet. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Erin R.
    Erin RedusApril 7, 2013
    Wonderful food and a very attentive staff. And you cannot forget the worlds best gin and tonics.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauMay 9, 2015
    This place is incredible, honestly one of best restaurants in the country. The steak is out of this world.
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the steak tartare - Steak tartare, with a farm fresh egg and garlic popovers. Delish!!
  • Louie
    LouieMay 13, 2012
    Try the Roasted Beef Bone Marrow - Decadent. Dried dates, garlic & flat parsley were great complements.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuNovember 23, 2014
    Everything! Had pre-planned 4 course dinner for large party and everything was amazing.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SAugust 20, 2016
    Outstanding bourbon selection. Lots of distinct flavor combos in every dish I tried.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SFebruary 7, 2014
    Black eyed peas are so good. Service is excellent. Get valet parking bonus credit from yelp or Foursquare. Shutters are all from Hungary.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EggertDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have some cheese with your wine. They have a cheese menu that is separate from the food and drink menus.
  • Ruben A.
    The food was fantastic, but the service we experienced was subpar and almost rude. Will be back again, to be sure since the food was fantastic. Perhaps they had some newer staff.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 13, 2016
    Try the Ella Caesar - Fried capers, soft egg and herb dine breadcrumbs. Yummy! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Melon L.
    Melon LAugust 9, 2015
    Happy hour is a must. Their gin cocktails are to die for.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BergSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Pork Belly And Oyster - With corn salsa.......easily my favorite oyster ever!!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMay 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    try the bone marrow, scallops, some fresh shucked oysters, anything from the raw bar, house made ice creams, elderflower gimlet and their gin and tonic! Read more
  • Solario
    SolarioNovember 26, 2016
    Fantastic gourmet happy hour with small plates prices extremely well.
  • TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
    TWO MEN AND A TRUCKOctober 12, 2012
    The wood fried chicken with fresh ricotta dumplings is an amazing entree!
  • Selland F.
    Selland FamilyAugust 20, 2011
    Free valet with check in and free valet with theatre tix dated same day. Validated parking for city lots.
  • Marko D.
    Marko DugonjicNovember 25, 2016
    Romantic, creative food, great service, nice selection of wine.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 7, 2014
    Try the steak tartare - This dish is simply amazing!!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 7, 2014
    Try the The Real Gin And Tonic - One of Ella's signature spins on a classic cocktail - delicious!
  • Nycala
    NycalaFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best gin & tonic in town. Be sure to come in for their $5 happy hour. It's the cats meow.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Beef Cheek Poutine With House Made Truffled Cheese Curds
  • Jaron V.
    Jaron VeselyJuly 18, 2012
    I'm not a gin fan generally, but their house made gin and tonic is unreal.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMay 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Wedge Salad With Roasted Tomato, Pork Belly And Blue Cheese
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I may have to leave my husband and marry the Tuna Carpaccio with poached egg, herbs and crispy potatoes. Witness the detritus.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I may have to leave my husband and marry the Tuna Carpaccio with poached egg, herbs and crispy potatoes.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Organic Chicken Paillard With Greens, Roasted Tomatoes Bacon And Soft Boiled Egg
  • Susan B.
    Susan BergMay 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Lavender Creme Brulee - Not a stick of butter! Though @hathman said he would eat a stick of butter from @ellasac
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 9, 2014
    Fancy! Great happy hour drinks and apps.
  • Larry C.
    Larry ConlinMay 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Grilled Chicken Paillard Salad - Pleasant plate of #paleo
  • Amy P.
    Amy PritchardFebruary 9, 2010
    Get on their mailing list for off menu incredible specials. We had Boeuf Bourguignon for two which included a bottle of Pinot for $50!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMay 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Avocado Salad With Hearts Of Palm And Radish
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie WeirAugust 15, 2012
    Gluten free accommodations can be made. Cross contamination might occur.
  • Carissa C.
    Carissa CJuly 1
    Happy hour steak tartar for 6.50 oysters on the half and pork belly corn dog.
  • Leroy T.
    Leroy TJune 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best gin and tonic. Period. Use Damrak gin for a really unique flavor.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the The My Tie. - Balanced, not sweet. House made bitters.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Blood And Sand Cocktail - Scotch, oj, punt e mes, cherry heering.
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    Daniel Patrick SimmonsJanuary 20, 2016
    Great happy hour and quality cocktails!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenApril 1, 2016
    Try the The Real Gin And Tonic (via @Foodspotting)
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Steak Frites - Perfectly cooked rare.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenFebruary 13, 2016
    Try the The Ella Manhattan - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Paul H.
    Paul HeftiOctober 8, 2012
    Try the Butter Lettuce Salad - #amazing
  • Selland F.
    Selland FamilyNovember 29, 2011
    Be sure to get your free valet with check in!
  • Garrett G.
    Garrett GreenSeptember 5, 2014
    Oysters and gin and tonic
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Crab Croquettes At Happy Hour
  • Louie
    LouieMay 13, 2012
    Try the Smoked Salmon Flatbread - Crisp wafer, generous serving of salmon.
  • Kathy O.
    Kathy OliverMay 3, 2013
    Buzz Free Cocktails made our Tastebuds dance
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMay 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Fried Okra - With chickpea and yogurt rait
  • Trish R.
    Trish RenehanNovember 12, 2012
    Ask for Mike as your waiter. Truly the best.
  • Noah T.
    Noah TrevorSeptember 26, 2015
    Good fine dining in sacramento. Farm to Fork Style
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonApril 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Fried Oyster Caesar - Eating in the office while I type up Monday newsletter.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenApril 1, 2016
    Try the steak tartare (via @Foodspotting)
  • Sue D.
    Sue DrackJanuary 11, 2012
    50% off oysters ONLY in the bar this week...tres bien!!
  • Patty A.
    Patty A.January 4, 2012
    The Roasted Bone Marrow is amazing!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMay 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Almond Pavlova With Strawberries
  • Scott E.
    Scott EggertMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Balvine - Balvine and Oysters.
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SlatenAugust 29, 2014
    Chocolate Chip Brownie
  • Giselle S.
    Giselle SturdevantApril 13, 2013
    The steak tartare is great.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HeftiOctober 8, 2012
    Try the Seared Scottish Salmon
  • Larry C.
    Larry ConlinDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Bone Marrow Appetizer
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenApril 1, 2016
    Try the Beer Nuts (via @Foodspotting)
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenApril 1, 2016
    Try the Ella Caesar (via @Foodspotting)
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Grilled Chicken Paillard Salad
  • Larry C.
    Larry ConlinOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Chef's Salad
  • Paul H.
    Paul HeftiOctober 8, 2012
    Try the Elderflower Gimlet
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonJune 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Duck Breast
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SlatenAugust 29, 2014
    Fried Chicken
  • Ernest T.
    Ernest ThrasherMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pork Chop Special
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Grilled Octopus Salad
  • TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
    Burgers are to die for!
  • Chandini D.
    Chandini DavisMarch 3, 2012
    Try the Beet Salad - Yum yum!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Chicken Liver Mousse
  • John S.
    John ScottMarch 25, 2012
    Bone marrow on the menu. Wow!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the The Rose
  • Julie M.
    Julie MeringDecember 5, 2014
    Everything
  • Larry C.
    Larry ConlinJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Pork Belly - Celebrating #baconfest at Ella.
  • Sasha T.
    Sasha TkachenkoDecember 7, 2014
    Атмосфера очень приятная. Джин&тоник, действительно, очень хорош. А вот расхваленные всеми сахарные косточки разочаровали. А в креветочный коктейль догадались положить кетчуп.
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