Completely delightfullMila's is my favorite restaurant and as a native New Orleanian that's saying a lot. Their food is the best in the city, everything has fantastic clear flavors and the food is always perfectly cooked. The soup is always sublime even when made from vegetables I normally dislike. The entrees, especially the fish, always make you slow down and savor what you are putting in your mouth because doing anything else is just unthinkable. The Root beer float deconstructed always leaves you wanting more even when you are stuffed to the gills. If you aren't sure where to eat and are wanting miraculously tasty food, go to Mila's. You will not regret it.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFab FoodFood was excellent. The Louisiana BBQ lobster was historic. My colleague asked the kitchen to prepare a veggie dish and he was blown away by the freshness and flavor.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMchocolate martini-wow!We topped off the great meal with a chocolate martini and a chocolate dessert. We left MiLa happy, happy, happy!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the well traveled pathThis was our second visit to MiLa, a terrific restaurant in the Business District. The food is superb: creative, locally sourced, beautifully presented. Our first visit, several years ago, was during a large convention, and the place was packed. This time, it was too quiet for a Friday night, and our server acknowledged that we were her only table that evening. We walked there on nearly empty streets.
After dinner, we strolled to the French Quarter, which was as the usual crowd scene. This area is certainly fun, but MiLa beats many of the French Quarter restaurants by a mile.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere are the crowds?Having eaten here a number of times, I can say that the menu is ever changing to reflect local seasonal foods. As good as this is, it should be loaded with customers. It's one of the best!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDo the tasting menu!My husband and I have now done the MiLa seasonal tasting menu twice, and both times it has been superb. Go hungry, it is a lot of food :) And we couldn't handle the wine pairings with food (way too much wine for us) the first time around so this time we just got a la carte drinks as we wanted them. AMAZING food from start to finish, and each dish is portioned so you can really enjoy it despite starting to feel pretty satisfied by the 4th course.
Some highlights...smoked redfish salad, roasted cauliflower soup with scallops and croutons and a little truffle (last time the soup was turnip and also simply amazing), delicately seasoned swordfish which made me realize I actually like swordfish :)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSpring Tasting... WOW!My wife and I found ourselves in NO after a stay at a 5 star resort in Cancun and were looking keep riding the gourmet wave we had been on for the past week. After a few other choices in the neighborhood we were staying in we choose MiLa because of the spring tasting menu,(we love eating at places with these). All I can say is we were very impressed. We were 45 minutes early but seated right away. We were met by our server promptly and the gourmet overload was on! From the first bite of the smoked redfish to the chocolate peanut butter tart MiLa kept us smiling and wanting more. The white asparagus soup with scallops was amazing! By far the best thing I have eaten in months! Treat yourself here. It is worth every penny.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAn outstanding mealOne of the best meals I've had in a long time. The food was delicious, seasoned perfectly, and served promptly. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely return soon.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food!We arrived for an early dinner (6:30) when the restaurant was just starting to perk up. The menu is exceptionally creative (creative cajun) and each dish was prepared with detailed care. We had four appetizers because we did not want to pass up any of them (green salad, the squash blossoms with crab filling, BBQ lobster (fabulous), and the 'white asparagus soup' with scallop and prosciutto). Would definitely go back, and back. The bar has a great ambience and a similar but shorter bar menu. Our server did not heed our request to bring the apps one at a time so we could savor each one, instead showed up with all four at once. The staff were kind to take all but the first one back and in the end was a very leisurely dinner.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYumConsistently excellent. Outstanding service and food. Get the chef's tasting if you have the time.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, butThe food was excellent, but they should put a little more effort into making their patrons feel welcome and appreciated. The waitress and hostess were a bit full of themselves, condescending and not very friendly.They treated us as if we had never eaten in a nice restaurant before which is far from the case. Our appetizers and salads came out fairly quickly, but we waited quite a while for our entrees. The waitress came over and said our dinners should be out soon and my husband responded that we had been waiting a while. The hostess immediately came over and started schooling us as to how meals were cooked in a restaurant such as theirs and stated that we had not been waiting long. She acted as though we had complained which we did not.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!What an experience! My husband and I enjoyed everything abou it! The ambiance and decor was beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding! We will definitely be back...can't wait!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in New OrleansAmazing food and service. We had our best meal in New Orleans. The redfish salad and lamb entree were excellent. Our waiter, James, picked an outstanding Pinot to go with our meal. The presentation of the food was great and the ambiance as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 4th time to Mila and itMy 4th time to Mila and it is always great. Service was excellent. I really never get chicken out but theirs it outstanding and you must have Lobster BBQ app. My wife had Halibut and that was really good too. Try the root beer float for desert really unique. Just a great place with great food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMthe only reason I am givingthe only reason I am giving a lower number of stars for the service is that we ordered a second bottle of wine to go with our dessert and were rushed through it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb and originalThe preparations are among the most original and creative, not to mention delicious, in the entire city of New Orleans. Bravo.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, plentiful,The food was delicious, plentiful, creative, and masterfully prepared. We will certainly return!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodThis is my absolute favorite restaurant, I will eat anything they serve. The soups are fantastic. Even when an item is something I normally detest such as mushrooms or broccoli if it is on the plate at Mila I will eat it and I will love it. They absolutely have never failed to make me stop, slow down, and savor my food. To top it all off during the week they have their 3 course lunch for $20, which is an absolutely incredible deal given the quality of the food. The service is thorough and well done, but still manages to feel casual enough to not seem overbearing. If you haven't been, go to this restaurant.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMila's is tucked away in aMila's is tucked away in a hotel in the Downtown Business District, so we tend to overlook it. This was our third time over 3 years for dinner and it was great all 3 times.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, beautifullyAmazing food, beautifully presented. Highly recommend for an evening of fine dining.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYummmmmy FoodMiLa was outstanding! I started with the White Asparagus soup, delicious! The pork tenderloin and pork belly was out of this world! Presentation and taste were spot on. You will not be disappointed. I will certainly be back the next time I am in town.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't know why MiLa alwaysDon't know why MiLa always seems to have plenty of tables available; this place is awesome! The food is top-notch, the service is great ... MiLa should have a line out the door.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a wonderfulMy husband and I had a wonderful time at our dinner at MiLa; ambiance was very close & intimate, service was exceptional and food was outstanding. We will be returning for another meal here! A very special local experience!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for high qualityGreat place for high quality food. Their "Sweet tea brined duck" was delicious. We would absolutely go back for dinner.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my son and three ofI took my son and three of his college friends for dinner at MiLa. It was a great night out. When I looked at the menu I was a little stressed bc I thought that it might be too fussy for this group. I was wrong, the food was absolutely delicious and we all cleaned our plates, and the food was enjoyed by those among us with sophisticated palates and also the "burger and fries" group. Really good food.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - the duckExcellent food - the duck is outstanding, and the smoked fish salad is one of the best salads anywhere! Service was perfect. Can't wait for our next trip to New Orleans!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding food and the prefixoutstanding food and the prefix lunch is a great deal!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner at MiLa was simplyOur dinner at MiLa was simply outstanding. The duck was cooked perfectly - probably the best duck I've had anywhere. Everyone enjoyed their selections.
Service was perfect.
We will definitely return - soon.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful. AppetizersAlways wonderful. Appetizers are particularly spectacular.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMiLa is definitely one ofMiLa is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. The farm-to-table emphasis done up in a distinctly Southern yet modern approach is innovative and surprising. The deconstructed oysters rockefeller is one of my favorites. The sweet tea duck and the crispy skinned red snapper are absolutely to die for! I can't wait to return (again).3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a thoroughly enjoyableAs always a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. A vegan meal was courteously prepared without any fuss. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful with menu choices and then left us alone to enjoy our meal. The Beet salad was a delight for the taste buds and the sweet potato papparedelle was a bit hit. The service was efficient and not intrusive. We had a delicious, relaxed meal and were out in time for our theatre reservations.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here on a friendsWe came here on a friends recommendation and were pleased with the prompt, knowledgable service and the modern but comfortable atmosphere. The food was divine. I highly recommend the barbeque lobster appetizer and the duck. We were so full we forced ourselves to have dessert but it was well worth it. The bananas foster creme brûlée was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStands out among NOLA's finest!Our best dining experience among an outstanding crop of dining establishments while visiting the Crecent City. I had the seared tuna over blackened peas with a maple soy reduction that was lick the plate awesome. Service was outstanding as were our salads and the bread course. Everything was delicious beyond words.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM