Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar is named after Goodall Wooten, a local doctor who originally received the home as a gift from his father, Dr. Thomas Dudley Wooten, a Confederate veteran and one of the founders of the University of Texas. It is located inside the Hotel Ella, which is named after Goodall’s wife, a woman known within the community for her hospitality, culinary talent and impeccable taste. The restaurant, like the hotel itself, was designed with Ella’s aesthetic and culinary vision in mind.

The dining room is bathed in cool, neutral blues and warm earth tones. Slate blue leather chairs and a dusty navy blue fireplace pair nicely with soft gray walls and the taupe-upholstered booth lining one side of the space. Bare walnut tables glow in the soft light, sans white linens. Large, curtain-less windows to the north and south fill the room with indirect sunshine during the day, and mirrors also brighten the space with reflective light. Several floral paintings pay homage to Ella’s love of flowers and add gentle accents of color to the muted elegance of the dining room.

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