First, let me be honest and say that I am NOT reviewing the food or the drinks, etc. What I am reviewing is the overall poor service at this restaurant since I left before having a chance to eat. Visiting New Orleans from Los Angeles, I have been consistently impressed by the great service at every restaurant, particulary Commander's Palace. On our last night in town, my wife and I had made reservations at MiLa. It had outstanding food reviews, was close to our hotel (The Roosevelt) and appeared to be a fantastic dining option. We had reservations for 8:30pm. We arrived about 5 minutes ahead of our scheduled time and were seated promptly. Unfortunately, the hostess seating us is about the last time we saw anyone. We waited for about 10 full minutes before someone gave us glasses of water without so much as a word. Then, about another 3 or 4 minutes after that, our waitress (maybe she was our waitress - I couldn't say for certain, she may have been one of the random 20 or so employees who had walked by our table in the back near the entrance to the kitchen without so much as a glance) gave us a list of "wines by the glass" and made some weird comment that the full wine list was "only released 5 minutes ago". What??? Neither of us had any clue what she was referring to but this was the first time in 15 minutes that anyone had spoken to us so we let it slide. About 5 minutes after that - almost a full 20 minutes after we had sat down - a gentleman walked by the table, shook our hands, and welcomed us to the restaurant. Then he walked off, hurriedly. We had no idea who he was although he appeared to be a manager of some sort. By this time, my wife and I were getting extremely aggravated. New Orleans has literally hundreds of great dining options; you don't need to pay through the nose to be subjected to poor service. We both agreed that if no one came to our table to welcome us to the restaurant, take our drink orders and discuss the menu within 3 minutes, we were going to leave. Well, I have to say that nobody came back to the table and we ended up leaving - about 23-25 minutes after first arriving at the restaurant and being seated by the hostess. We were going to tell the hostess on our way out of the restaurant why we were leaving - the unbelievably poor service and the fact that no one had come to our table who appeared to be interested in serving us - but she was nowhere to be found. Undoubtedly she was seating someone else (hopefully they had better luck than we did). Fortunately, all was not lost. We went up the street one block to Domenica, a phenomenal Italian restaurant that was twice as busy as MiLa, and scored two seats in the bar and had an amazing dinner. I don't regret not eating at MiLa but I do regret the horrible service that I had. I don't know if this level of service is common (I can only imagine that it isn't since the place generally gets favorable reviews), but I do know that there is no excuse for ignoring diners for over 20 minutes, particularly in a city with a plethora of dining options like New Orleans. I give my wholehearted recommendation to Domenica (and Mr. B's Bistro and Commander's Palace and GW Fins). They all had attentive service and amazing food and made me glad that I had visited New Orleans. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about MiLa.