Name of business: Mela Urban Bistro
Location: 100 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield (inside the Courtyard by Marriott)
Who are the owners: Waramaug LLC
How long have you been open: 17 years
What type of food do you offer: Mostly American fare.
What is a favorite dish for customers: Our crab cakes are a big hit as well as our fish specials.
What is your business known for: Fine dining in a beautiful atmosphere, with a fantastic bar and several wines by the bottle or glass to accommodate your delicious menu selections.
What is the newest item at the restaurant: Our menu changes seasonally, so pending when you dined with us last there could be several changes to menu selections.
What makes your establishment distinct: We are very proud of the local following we have, which is usually not the case for a restaurant located in a hotel.
What people don't know about your business: We have added a beautiful patio that seats close to 70 with bar, table as well as casual seating.
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