04/05/2017 "The first surprise is that we went to Ella's because they advertised 50% off dinner & it included the entire menu not just a few entrees. We all raved about our entrees as they were not only delicious, but generous portions as well. Our waitress was very busy but took good care of us. Will be back."
03/28/2017 "To my mind, Ella's is the only extraordinary gastronomic [relating to the practice of cooking or eating good food] restaurant within 30 miles of Mystic. The food is prepared with serious attention to the promotion of essential flavors. Yet, the flavors do not stand alone. They are superbly blended to produce extraordinary dishes. Jeanie Roland is an extraordinary chef, who has trained her husband, James, well."
03/25/2017 "Ella's never disappoints! Party of 5 and all were delighted with their entrees and desserts!!"
03/10/2017 "Another perfect night of dining at Ella's. The food is always perfect, the service is top notch from the moment you are greeted at the door until you leave. Never rushed! Why would you not dine at Ella's?"
02/18/2017 "Fabulous, just fabulous, as usual. Never a bad meal, and the staff are just fabulous too."
02/15/2017 "Although the food was outstanding, the service was above and beyond any other place I've dined at!"
02/03/2017 "I enjoyed the creative blend of foods and spices. The ambiance was pleasant, unhurried and relaxing. Would return to taste more of the menu, especially the Moroccan spiced lamb."
01/31/2017 "Fabulous, delicious, fabulous, great service, fabulous, great drinks, fabulous, and fabulous!"
01/17/2017 "What else can be said about Ella's? The food is always perfect, the staff is the best around, and the meals are half price before 6 Tuesday thru Friday. Are you kidding me!"
01/05/2017 "Our service was excellent. Our waiter was very engaging and attentive. The appetizers were creative. The entrees were excellent; would highly recommend the lamb, pork chops, and scallops. Highly recommend this for any special occasion or regular eating. The food is very authentic."
12/17/2016 "Perfect service, perfect food, perfect place for a tastebud treat!"
12/2/2016 "This was our first time at Ella's and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious. My husband started with the foie gras which he enjoyed. I had the shrimp tempura and it was wonderful. 6 jumbo shrimp and 3 asparagus spears made up this very large appetizer. Then we shared the capellini pasta with sausage, manchego cheese, black pepper and an egg yolk. It was so good we wanted to lick the plate. Then my husband had the steak frites and he said they were cooked perfectly. I had the halibut special with gnocchi and veggies. It also was delicious. We splurged on dessert and we're very glad we did. We shared the gingerbread ice cream sandwich and the apple tart. Both were excellent. Our server Bryna was knowledgeable and friendly and added a lot to our wonderful dinner. We can't wait to go back!"
11/23/2016 "It was the most unique dining experience I have ever had. A transplant from the South, I enjoyed food I would have never ordered except for the fact that we went on Whimsical Wednesday, which made every menu item 1/2 off so I went for it... From appetizer to dessert it was all delicious. We were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary. Thank you Ella's and staff for a wonderful experience."
11/10/2016 "Good experience with excellent service. The talented chef came out to speak with each table. Our waiter could not have been more helpful. If in the area, this restaurant isnot to be missed. Great menu; so we cancelled our reservation at another restaurant and will be dining here again tonight."
10/16/2016 "After dining at Ella's four times in the past two months, I have concluded that it's a consistently exceptional experience. The food quality never disappoints - from the spicy and delicious tuna tartare tacos, to the tasty pastas and perfectly cooked meats, Ella's has exceeded our expectations every time. With our full time home being in NY, and our travels taking us to many locales with great restaurants, our expectations are fairly high. So we are thrilled to have such a great restaurant in Westerly where we spend many weekends, and we look forward to many more wonderful dining experiences at Ella's "
10/08/2016 "Our favorite Restaurant south of Boston!! Chelsea is a terrific bartender and the chef is tops!!"
09/24/2016 "Went to Ella's for 33rd wedding anniversary. It was one of the best meals we've had in our 33 years! Great selection of appetizers, salads and main courses. Mussels appetizer special with curry was unbelievable. Can't wait to go back!"
09/02/2016 "This was our first visit, but will not be our last. Best meal I've had in the area. The food was exceptional."
08/19/2016 "Have dined in spectacular restaurants from Boston to DC, and other fine cities around the US - Ella's is on par with some of the best. Menu is inventive and expertly presented. Staff friendly yet very professional. Evening was topped off by the owner-chef, a real pro, moving among the tables to satisfy herself that guests were pleased with their experience, and, indeed, we all were. Bit of a drive for us but we will be back, soon and often."
08/03/2016 "UNBELIEVABLE! This was such a great find for my husband and myself. We were just in the town for the evening on some business. We love great food but didn't expect to find much in the smaller town. This chef is one of the best find we have ever had. We travel all over the world and make sure to organize Michelin Star Chefs when possible. She is one! We spend our summers on Martha's Vineyard but we will make the trip off every year just to have a meal by her. If we lived in that town we would dine there at least twice per week."
07/22/2016 "OMG! The most amazing experience from the best food anywhere to our perfect service and attentive server! Everything about it was incredible! Be sure to try their beautiful locally grown organic tomato appetizer! Detail in every dish! The desserts and even the coffee were dreamy!!! Great that the chef/owner comes out to check that all is good!"
07/06/2016 "Delicious food and very different items. I ve been a few times and they don't overbook so they can take time with your food and the service. The risotto is the best I have ever had."
06/22/2016 "Highly recommended by friends, we decided to celebrate our anniversary at Ella's. The food exceeded our expectations! This culinary delight is comparable to any fine dining in Boston. The wait staff was very attentive and we enjoyed Samantha as our waitress. "
06/04/2016 "Great restaurant in downtown area. If you have a gluten sensitivity or have Celiac this restaurant serves up the best meal in town. They have the best Calamari and its gluten free. The Moroccan lamb is unreal! Meal and staff were fantastic be sure to make a reservation as it is small."