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Hotel Mela
  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
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    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • French, Mediterranean
  • 120 W 44th St, New York NY10036 40.756397 -73.984423
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 997-7248
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User Ratings (Based on 26 reviews)

Food 4.4 Value 4.2
Service 4.3 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 997-7248
Visa, MC, AmEx, JCB
Breakfast Daily: 7am-11am Lunch/Brunch Daily: 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner Mon-Thu: 4pm-11:30pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-12am Sun: 4pm-11pm
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Brunch, Catering, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Lunch Special, Online Reservations, Pre/Post Theater, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Saju

    Posted by lt theatergoer on 10/06/2013

    My favorite pre-theater place

    I take all my out-of-town going-to-the-theater friends here and am never disappointed. The fish is fresh, the drinks are good, the waitstaff is really friendly. I have been at least 4 times this year and am always pleased (and I am a pretty critical person!!).

  • Saju

    Posted by Mima on 10/06/2013

    Awesome Find

    Perfect restaurant. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Menu offers something for everyone. Great location in the theater district as well. Will definitely go back .

  • Saju

    Posted by LT theatergoer on 02/07/2012


    I've been to Saju 3 times in recent months and it's been delightful every time. I'm trying to cut calories so I have the paillard with greek salad and it is delish and just the right thing. But I have tasted my friends' steak and lamb and they were super. The waitstaff is attentive but not intrusive. I really like this place!

  • Saju

    Posted by April on 11/17/2011

    Nice Bistro

    I have eaten here twice in the last year and I really love it. The atmosphere does not have that typical crowded New York feel - it feels cozy. Even though we go just before the theatre and everyone is busy, it still doesn't feel hurried or bustling. The food is French and fabulous! The only complaint I have is this restaurant is difficult to find. The official name for this tavern-looking restaurant is SAJU BISTRO, but there is no visible sign outside, No SAJU anywhere, and only the word BISTRO, but nearly hidden from view. So this place is hard to spot unless you are really looking for it. So, many stars for the delicious food, but a zero for the signage!

  • Saju

    Posted by HTSq on 08/12/2011

    A nice find near Times Sq

    Very nice lunch. Waitress very friendly and efficient. Food was quite good. Not too pricey. Comfortable setting and noise level good. Would definitely recommend and I look forward to a return visit.

  • Saju

    Posted by bob on 11/21/2010

    Enjoyable meal after the theater

    My wife and I were accompanied by another couple for dinner after the theater.I had made reservations after consulting Menupages.We all felt that dinner was very good,the service was efficient and the atmosphere was conducive to pleasant conversation.We would certainly go back.We all thought the prices reasonable and the food choices interesting.If you are in the area don't hesitate to stop.

  • Saju

    Posted by WallFly on 06/12/2010

    Bigger than it looks

    Looks like a tiny place from outside, but is actually fairly spacious inside, for Manhattan, anyway. Lovely family / bistro vibe, including the hostess playing mother to the whole floor, servers and customers alike. Nice and quiet, easy to converse in and hear the people around you. They serve exactly the kind of French food I have always liked - unpretentious, rustic comfort food. The pate de campagne was better than most renditions I've had - most places mince the meat too much. It's country pate - there should be some chunks in it. The shredded cabbage was an interesting accent, although more would've been good. Could've maybe used a little mustard, too. The rabbit was obviously farm raised, and not gamey enough. But it was perfectly braised, served in a mildly spicy white wine broth over appropriately lumpy homemade gnocchi and perfectly crisp-tender carrots and peas. The lemon curd tart crust was a bit overbaked, really had to push down on the spoon to cut it, and the passion fruit sorbet was very frozen. But they both tasted terrific, and were a nice, light ending to an unexpectedly good meal. The wine list is reasonable, and the service tries hard. Overall, an economical and pleasant alternative for a weeknight meal in Midtown, even if all you're trying to do is get out of the rain, like I was.

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