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 Eric Dreyer

The Artist in the Kitchen

Texas native Eric Dreyer has received numerous accolades from diners and critics alike since the beginning of his culinary career at age 20. Working at multiple high-profile culinary establishments in the Los Angeles area, his creativity and talent landed him at a duo of AAA Four Diamond restaurants before returning to his home state to be part of the opening team at Fearing’s inside The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Elated to be a part of the HALL Arts Hotel team and at the helm of Ellie’s, he describes the menu as “Napa-inspired, seasonal modern American cuisine with simple and approachable ingredients and elevated presentations.”

GM & Sommelier

Bhuv Khanna

Ellie’s General Manager Bhuvanesh “Bob” Khanna brings to Ellie’s a world of experience—literally. Holding high-level positions after assisting in the opening of multiple iconic properties around the globe, he has spent the last two decades fine-tuning the art of hospitality with impeccable leadership skills that led to earning a coveted Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. As a Certified Level 1 Sommelier, Khanna has assembled a list of notable wines consisting of personal favorites and unique finds. “I have a genuine passion for curating gastronomic experiences and culinary marvels, so I’m thrilled to be working alongside Executive Chef Dreyer and HALL Arts Hotel as we conceptualize the essence of Ellie’s.”

Ellie’s Lounge

Toast of the Town

Looking for a relaxing pre- or post-event location? Or perhaps you’d enjoy the frequent 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.

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.


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

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…

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 ne…

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 lan…

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 …

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 f…

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 …

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 wit…

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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. Os…

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.