Ella Dining Room and Bar
1131 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814 916-443-3772
This elegant downtown charmer from top Sacramento restaurateur Randall Selland and his family features hundreds of shutters imported from Hungary, billowing falls of fabric and an air of lightness, which makes a sleek setting for the equally sophisticated menu of small plates and entrées to share. The inventive modern American dishes on a seasonally varied menu include highlights like the steak tartare, which is lightly tossed in a French-style mustard dressing and served with garlic popovers and a farm-fresh egg yolk on top; fried half chicken with house-made hot sauce, crispy herbs and lemon; and a cheese board that rotates daily. Don’t overlook the bar with its fresh cocktails and extensive selection of American bourbons and whiskeys overseen by beverage dirctor Joseph Vaccaro.