Welcome to Ellie’s

The Art of Tradition

You’re a part of the family when you dine at Ellie’s, a restaurant inspired by dining traditions that harmoniously balances an art-filled, modern aesthetic with great food and genuine hospitality at every table. Our seasonal American cuisine is refined yet approachable, staying true to our namesake Ellie Hall, an artist and mother who emanated elegance and warmth with a fondness for lively conversation and friendly informality. The menu draws from her family’s diverse heritage and traditions and results in uniquely tasteful interpretations in every dish.


Meet Ellie Hall

Named after owner Craig Hall’s mother, Ellie was a confident trailblazer for women’s rights and was a compassionate teacher and artist who always looked for the beauty in life, possessing a resolutely independent spirit. One of her greatest pleasures in life was gathering friends and loved ones to share a delicious meal and spirited conversation, a communal endeavor that brought her immense joy. It is in this spirit of togetherness and joie de vivre that Ellie’s was created.

Welcome to the family.

Executive Chef Dan Landsberg

The Artist in the Kitchen

Dan Landsberg comes to HALL Arts Hotel following an 11-year tenure with ZaZa Hospitality where he led the culinary efforts at Dragonfly and later assisted in concepting and directing operations across the brand. His career has given him the opportunity to work with a variety of established restaurants, chefs and brands including Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Wynwood Hospitality, Tillman’s Roadhouse and Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyard. Elated to be a part of the HALL Arts Hotel team and at the helm of Ellie’s, he is ready to make his mark with a new menu of flavorful dishes using seasonal and local ingredients.

Ellie’s Lounge

Toast of the Town

Looking for a relaxing pre- or post-event location? Or perhaps you’d enjoy live music at Ellie’s Lounge as you sip specialty cocktails or your favorite wine vintage. With an elegant Steinway grand piano as its centerpiece, both local and national entertainers will fill the room in perfect harmony.

Join us for Social Hour from 4-6pm every Monday through Friday for a fine palette of seasonal crafted cocktails, featured wines, and sharables with exclusive pricing.

Live Music every Thursday from 5-8pm, Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm, Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11am-3pm

A business casual dress code is recommended for evening service to ensure an upscale experience for all guests. We respectfully ask that gentlemen wear shirts with sleeves.

Ellie’s Terrace

Dining with a view

With a view of the Texas Sculpture Walk and a spectacular James Welling mural, Ellie’s Terrace offers a delightful way to experience the Dallas Arts District and become one with its creative energy—all while enjoying inventive cocktails, fine wine and the full menu from Ellie’s.


Curated Experiences

Enhance your Dallas Arts District visit by joining us for exclusive special events at Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge, where we curate art, craft exquisite cuisine and cocktails and create unique experiences for our guests and visitors. Learn more about our expanding calendar of events and RSVP on applicable links.

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Ellie’s in the News

What’s all the buzz about Ellie’s? Read about it here in features and reviews from a variety of publications.

Latest Mentions

October 1, 2021

TimeOut: The 19 Best Bars in Dallas Right Now

There isn’t a prettier date spot in Dallas than Ellie’s Lounge. Here, you and your beau can sip on a glass of Ellie’s Cabernet Sauvignon …

September 3, 2021

People Newspapers: Finally, a Friday Food Round Up

Ellie’s is a great restaurant and a perfect pre-Art’s District-event dinner spot.

August 17, 2021

CultureMap: Hot New Menus in this Dallas Restaurant News

Ellie’s has unveiled seasonal menus with ingredients sourced directly from local farmers and ranchers, by Executive Chef Dan Landsberg.

July 9, 2021

PaperCity: THE 32 best dallas brunches papercity staffers return to again and again

Located inside the HALL Arts Hotel, the atmosphere is fun and filled with art and a piano. The outdoor patio is my favorite spot to sit in cooler weather. …

June 28, 2021

Thrillist: The 28 Most Essential Food Experiences in Dallas

Duck Confit Tostadas at Ellie’s. Executive chef Dan Landsberg has created one of the city’s best examples of fine-dining-meets-Mexican-comforts…

April 19, 2021

Master list of top Dallas restaurants celebrating Mother’s Day 2021

A list of Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants serving Mother’s Day feasts.

March 17, 2021

D Magazine: News Bites: A Couple of Chefs Shuffles in Dallas

Meanwhile, Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge, the airy restaurant in the HALL Arts Hotel…has a new chef in the kitchen, Dan Landsberg…along…

March 17, 2021

FSR Magazine: Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge Names Dan Landsberg Executive Chef

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge welcomed Dan Landsberg as executive chef, further bolstering the talent at the Dallas Arts District restaurant.

March 15, 2021

Thrillist: The Best Patios for Eating and Drinking Outside in Dallas

Sunshine, fresh air, cocktails… A spectacular mural by James Welling sets the stage for a serene patio experience at the art-filled HALL Arts Hotel i…

February 3, 2021

Master list of best Dallas restaurants serving Valentine’s Day 2021 meals.

The best dining destinations in the city for Valentine’s Day.

June 16, 2020

We are honored to be included in “10 Years Distance Unites.”

“A L L O N E ” is a vicarious experience through the movement of Bruce Wood Dance company artists. Enjoy this powerful performance. Dancer/Chor…

March 5, 2020

The 13 Hottest Restaurants In Dallas Right Now, March 2020

Located in a beautiful Dallas Arts District space, Ellie’s is a perfect pre-theater dinner destination.

March 4, 2020

Ellie’s May Have the Best Burger in Town

Ellie’s feels a little like you are dining in a museum because, really, you are. The airy restaurant in the Hall Arts Hotel, named for developer Craig Ha…

February 25, 2020

Inside the Making of a New Dallas Hotel That Celebrates the Big D

Entrepreneurs, vintners and avid art collectors Craig and Kathryn Hall talk to us about the inspiration behind their new HALL Arts Hotel in the heart of Da…

February 21, 2020

14 Best Hotels in Dallas

The country’s largest contiguous arts district finally welcomes a hotel to its already impressive list of Dallas landmarks. This 11-story boutique develo…

February 10, 2020

A Weekend Getaway To Dallas’ New HALL Arts Hotel Awaits

An expansive collection of art, luxury accommodations, and Napa-inspired cuisine from famed chef Eric Dreyer. You’ll find it all at Hall Arts Hotel in Da…

February 3, 2020

The Best Restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth Right Now

“Standouts include classic Crab Louie nestled in tiny butter lettuce cups and a short list of Prime steaks thrill with their simple yet perfect preparati…

January 29, 2020

Chicken Chowder

Winner winner, Chicken Chowder dinner! Check out Chef Eric cooking up his signature dish on Fox 4 (tag) & try this tasty soup for yourself at Ellie’…

January 16, 2020

The 7 Best New Restaurants in Dallas for a Romantic Dinner

The day of love is quickly approaching! Lucky for you Pure Wow’s (tagged) list of ‘Best New Restaurants in Dallas for a Romantic Dinner’ has launched…

December 19, 2019

DFW’s Best New Bars of 2019

Susie Oszustowicz at the Dallas Observer highlights the best new bars in the DFW area including ELLIE’S Lounge. Oszustowicz notes the close proximity to …

November 14, 2019

Chef Eric Dreyer’s Taca Party

Top Dallas Chef Reveals His Dream Restaurant, Movie Star Double and More as He Preps for TACA Party Spotlight.

October 31, 2019

Halloween Recipe from Ellie’s Chef, Eric Dreyer

Fox 4 News – Chef Eric Dreyer of Ellie’s Restaurant, located at HALL Arts Hotel, shares a Spooktacular recipe.

August 26, 2019

New ‘Jewel’

New ‘jewel’ of Dallas Arts District is Ellie’s, a restaurant fronted by Oprah’s chef and backed by a billionaire.

August 7, 2019

Oprah Chef

Oprah Chef to Run the Restaurant of Dallas’ New Showcase Hotel.