It Started, Quite Simply, Like This...
Boston’s South End has rapidly become a culinary destination in its own right. To find the neighborhood’s first Indian restaurant, look for the striking pink and gold windows of MELA on Tremont Street, a unique dining space that has struck a chord with residents here since the day it opened in 2007.
The denizens of the South End are night owls, so MELA serves its full dinner menu – for eat in or take out — until 11 PM nightly. But, it’s the abundant brunch buffet, served for just $12.95 from 11:30 til 3:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, that really draws crowds. The refreshing Indian themed cocktails at MELA’s mini-bar also win fans.
MELA’s take on Indian cuisine is a touch lighter than most, including two spectacular Hot Stone dishes that allow diner’s to “cook” their own food on sizzling hot rocks brought to the table. Meat or fish available. Served with a green salad and a variety of dipping sauces, it’s virtually fat free and costs about $25 for two people.
MELA also features several classic curries (goat, tilapia, lamb shank) in styles made famous in Madras, Goa and Kerala … and a hot tandoor oven turns out dishes like mahi mahi tikka, mixed grill, and almost a dozen tasty Indian breads priced at $3-5.
You can easily spend a whole day in the South End, and MELA makes a fine option for lunch, brunch dinner or a late night snack. Come as you are.See the Menu!
What our Customers Say…
"I LOVE this place! Been here a few times out to eat and also done take out; their service is really good (always accommodating and get to you right away) and the food takes like, 10 minutes to make."Tamara from Boston
" Excellent flavors and a nice variety of dishes on the buffet at lunch."Holly S. from Traverse City, MI
MELA makes a fine option for lunch, brunch dinner or a late night snack.
Come as you are.
18th Annual Chefs in Shorts
Mela proudly participated in the 18th Annual Chefs in Shorts at Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center Boston. Chefs in Shorts event brought together a group of the area’s leading chefs who fired up the grills and created their favorite dishes during last month’s outdoor, summer-in-the-city barbecue.
This year's beneficiary was once again, Future Chefs. Future Chefs’ mission is to prepare urban youth in Greater Boston for quality early employment and post-secondary education opportunities in the culinary field and to support them in developing a broad base of transferable skills as they transition into the working world.<