this past sunday, marathon day in nyc, took a group of 12 to La Vela. we had a reservation but arrived early and were seated asap. the restaurant decor and table settings are not fancy. our group each had an entree and shared two bottles of wine. the entrees came out surprisingly fast. service was very nice. heard a number of very nice comments about the food from members of our group. total for the entrees, wine, tax and tip $300. nice job by this restaurant on a busy day.
373 amsterdam ave (betw 77 & 78)