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“Poor pacing and service.”
Review of MiLa Restaurant - CLOSED

MiLa Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Baronne Street
Description: With a seasonal menu driven by fresh ingredients, MiLa delivers a new style of Southern fare with a lighter touch using French techniques. Discover a world of inspirational cuisine in downtown New Orleans.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you read other reviews on this site, you will see that common threads among disappointed diners are the achingly slow pacing and spotty service at this fine dining restaurant. This is true. Having been served only three (of six) courses more than one hour and thirty minutes after ordering, we decided to call it quits and left the restaurant. When asked what the issue was with the unacceptably slow pacing, the server blamed the kitchen. He said that there were two parties of 8 people who'd been seated just before my partner and I had arrived, and their orders were causing a logjam in the kitchen.

One would think that the main reason a restaurant takes reservations is to ensure that the kitchen and the staff are able to provide excellent and consistent service to all diners, no matter how large or small the party and no matter what time they were seated. I explained this concept to the manager on our way out, but all she had to offer was a hollow apology and a reiteration that the large parties seated ahead of us were the cause of the delays. I told her that may have been the *reason* but that it was not an *excuse.*

While the food was passable, with the abundance of wonderful fine dining establishments in New Orleans, there is no excuse to waste your time on MiLa. Try Le Foret or August or Domenico - all literally steps away, far superior, and with no need for excuses...

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Thank hfkmd
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

This small restaurant located in a Marriott in the central business district was absolutely wonderful. Food was light, but utterly remarkable in flavor and presentation. Some highly unusual dishes using common ingredients in a unique way. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Hersch478
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I have been here a few times over the past few months. Love the atmosphere and level of service here. I just wish the menu was a bit bigger and rotated more often. Came twice in 3 months and the menu still had the same exact stuff on it. I'll probably wait a while before my next trip here to ensure that the menu is a bit different. Food is awesome regardless though!

Thank joepercussion
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Cancelled our reservations at Emril's to eat here. Very different menu; sweet bread, lamb, duck. If you are willing to go out on a limb, try something new, this is a good find

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Thank GoBoilers96
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Chef/Owners ave done a great job with the decor of this restaurant. The menu was creative and fun! We dined here 3 nights during our stay at the Marriott Pere Marquis Hotel. What a wonderful find!

The waitstaff and bartenders were attentive, knowledgeble, and did a superb job! By our thrid night we were treated like family!

Thank Pat K
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