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Ella Bistro

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266 E Main St, New Albany, OH 43054-9746 (161)
+1 614-855-4600
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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198 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on Wednesday night. Since their happy hour is offered only at the bar and the front section of the restaurant, we were seated there. It is very nice area. They have several $5 happy hour menu. We ordered pretzels bites, hummus and flat bread. I wish they had more selections, but all were good. We didn't order... More 

Thank DublinKG
Long Island, New York
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The place was a little bit hard to find and pretty empty when we entered and the live musician was relatively horrible. But we were greeted in a very friendly manner. The menu was interesting - from burgers to lamb and some special version of Mac and Cheese. The food was served quickly, the soup could have been a little... More 

Thank cweisemann
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210 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife for an anniversary and struggled with the food, but ended up being nice. Server was pretty much excellent the whole time, but he has awkward moments at times. I ordered the steak and my wife had the walleye. We had an app of loaded chips. The chips were good, not what we expected. The dip... More 

Thank Coffey070
Columbus, Ohio
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181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Service was acceptable. Menu is highly limited and seems to get smaller every visit. If you want a lot of choices this is not the place. Most dishes have fancy names and it appears presentation is more important than taste.

Thank disgusted012
Lewis Center, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Modern atmosphere with rotating local pieces of art from neighboring gallery. Clean well laid out outdoor patio ( did not utilize however - maybe in the fall). First time visit, patient, welcoming and informative service. Appreciated. Simple upscale plates using Ohio grown / Ohio themed proteins and vegetables. Fresh and well prepared. Tip- Thursday is "burger night" . Excellent $10... More 

Thank Gregg G
Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I was here for a business lunch. The place was busy but not packed. Food was very good, trendy with small portions. Prices were a bit high. I don't expect to be back but would say give it a try.

Thank Jennifer S
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

First time here and it was OK. The food was good but very over priced. Portions were small. Saturday evening at 8:00 and the place was empty. Service was fine. Doubt if we would go back. Restrooms not kept up. Lots of staff standing around.

Thank thecca
Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The service was very friendly and helpful from the moment we walked in. We were uncertain if we were going to order dinner, but after the hummus appetizer we were sold! Everything was so fresh! I ordered the chicken salad. The house dressing was incredible. My only wish is that chicken was served hot for a dinner salad, but I... More 

Thank DebbieRae
Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The ninety degree weather cooled into the low 80's last night with a pleasant breeze and even with ominous clouds threatening a deluge, my wife and I wanted to enjoy the cooling temperatures with dinner al fresco. We had a bad experience at Ella a few months back BUT with their quiet outdoor patio beckoning, we decided to give this... More 

Thank Chris2200
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great food and atmosphere. Menu varies and local ingredients. The gallery is also a good treat. The calamari is very good and the duck is a great also.

Thank rstone9832

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 E Main St, New Albany, OH 43054-9746
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  New Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 614-855-4600
ella incorporates the finest local ingredients into made-from-scratch soups, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts resulting in a delicious fusion of chef-inspired Contemporary American Cuisine. The Warm and inviting bar is the perfect place to relax and meet friends while enjoying a local craft beer, cocktail, martini or wine. Our Straight Forward American menu features seasonal and local favorites. Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm features $5 glasses of wine and $6 cocktails and bar snacks to enjoy in the restaurant or on our beautiful patio. Enjoy Monday - Prime Burger and Craft Beer Special - Tuesday Wine Bottle Discounts - Wed- Craft Beer Night - Thursday- Ladies Night. Adjoining EllaBistro is Hayley Gallery, New Albany's award winning art gallery. Stroll through the gallery before or after dinner while enjoying your favorite beverage.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?