Mela Urban Bistro chef, Garry Sheppeard prepares a fish dinner. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF
Photo: Jeff Guerini
Photo: Jeff Guerini

Mela Urban Bistro offers fine dining in Springfield

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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