Ella Dining Room and Bar
1131 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814 916-443-3772
This downtown charmer from top Sacramento restaurateur Randall Selland 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 New 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 every few weeks. Don’t overlook the bar with its fresh cocktails and extensive selection of American bourbons and whiskeys collected by bar manager Chris Dooley.