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Vela, Boston, MA

Vela

4.5
4.5
17 Reviews
$30 and under
American
VELA, our ground-floor restaurant and bar, is excited to be back in action with comfortable outdoor seating available. Begin your day with us and our new and improved breakfast menu. Tired of working indoors, our super fast WI-FI makes it easy and your zoom calls can have a new background. It's always 5:00 somewhere at VELA, our talented bartenders make a mean cocktail which partners well with our creative and fresh appetizers, or anything else for that matter. Need a new go-to spot for dinner? All of our classic and incredibly flavorful entrees are $30 and under, designed and perfected from scratch by our incredibly talented Executive Chef, Guara Pimenta.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Latin / Spanish, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 377-4638
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Seaport
  • Cross street
    Thompson Place
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Silverline, Courthouse Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Create-Your-Own Prix Fixe Menu !

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Dine with us and enjoy our new Create Your Own, Prix Fixe menu! For just $65, pick any appetizer, entree, and dessert off of our entire menu. Your CYO dinner comes with one complementary glass of Brut Rose, and three courses for one (appetizer, entree, and dessert). We hope you join us for your next treat yourself moment at Vela Seaport, you deserve it!
    Create-Your-Own Prix Fixe Menu ! Photo
  • Live Music in Vela!

    Jun 6, 2024 only
    Join us from 6-8pm while we welcome Melissa Mandel, a vocalist and songwriter, with a sound reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, is heavily inspired by artists of that era including: The Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Cyndi Lauper. She will be joining us with her band to create an incredible experience while you can cozy up and grab dinner or a drink at the bar!
    Live Music in Vela! Photo
  • Live Music in Vela!

    Jun 13, 2024 only
    Join us from 6-8pm while we welcome Jose Ramos and Mike Crutcher as they make their debut at Vela Seaport! The improvisational concepts of jazz and blues became key in his discovery of New Orleans funk, along with phrasing and groove. In the spirit of this newfound groove, Mike collaborated with a few local music legends such as Jose Ramos, founding Trick Bag, New England’s favorite New Orleans-inspired funk ensemble. They will be joining us to create an incredible experience while you can cozy up and grab dinner or a drink at the bar!
    Live Music in Vela! Photo

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

17 Reviews
  1. HWBVan

    Portland

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. We were a little taken aback by the 18% service charge that was automatically applied as we’re not used to that and it was mentioned anywhere (on the menu, for example) until it showed up in the bill.
    VelaResponded 1 day ago
    Hello HWBVan, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We always strive to provide extraordinary service to our guests, so we apologize for the miscommunication about the 18% gratuity, as it is a policy the hotel provides for our service staff that covers gratuity for your bill. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to host you again soon! Best, Vela Seaport

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    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. I was skeptical because it’s attached to a Yotel but this place is fantastic!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot!

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  4. JoeB

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the scallops, and due to the marmalade it is served with the dish was inedible. The scallops were also not cleaned properly. No apologies given from either the wait staff or manager. Poor value overall even with the decent appetizers and desserts. They were also out of 1 dish when we arrived, a second one (the scallops ironically) after we arrived, and they were also out of 1 dessert. Possibly not their fault, possibly poor planning by whoever orders supplies.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food just did not taste good. The flavor combinations were bad, very off flavors, and overly salted. Would not eat here again.

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  6. PhilipQ

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice little spot. We really enjoyed our food. Services was also quite nice. We had a slight mishap where one of our dishes was forgotten by staff, and we didn’t notice we were still charged for it. Oh well.
    VelaResponded on October 4, 2023
    Hello Philip, I would like to thank you for visiting our newly opened restaurant Vela and for providing your valuable feedback. I will share this with my team to make sure this inconvenience is corrected and does not continue in the future! Please reach out to me privately so that we may correct any inconsistencies in your bill. We love hearing your thoughts and I would love to hear more about your experience. Thank you, Cheyenne Duarte

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  7. Jfhhi

    Greater Boston

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful, my wife and I had the Salmon which was great. Overall the menu is really well thought out, we have eaten there several times and have always been impressed. It was clear the staff truly cares about your experience as the server was incredibly attentive and the manager even stopped by to make sure all was well.

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  8. BenBav

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely experience. Good food, make a huge effort to make you feel comfortable and provide information. Mohammed our server was fantastic. Would recommend.

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  9. ChristineL

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great addition to the Seaport. Management on site was very gracious and welcoming. Staff excellent. Food was very inventive & good, adding nice variety to the array of Seaport restaurants. Food was a little slow coming out. Wine selection very limited, but we were informed that there were bottles not on the list and they did a great job helping to get us a couple of good bottles of wine.

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  10. ValerieW

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon and peaches were phenomenal as was the key lime pie in a jar! The GM, Cheyenne and our waiter, Mohammed went over and above to make sure our dining experience was exceptional.

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FAQs

Vela is rated 4.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Vela

65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Thompson Place
  • Neighborhood
    Seaport
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Latin / Spanish, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Silverline, Courthouse Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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