Located in the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquetta French Quarter Area Hotel, MiLa is a full service restaurant ladling cuisines of the Southern United States to the lodging and visiting gourmets. A bit of Italian touch, in-part French culinary—the fusion gives the traditional southern dishes a flavorful twist. The menu at MiLa is dominated with seafood, veggies and charcuterie. Popular items include roasted bread assortment, organic green salad, Colorado lamb, sweet tea brined duck, pearl pasta and parmesan salmon blue crab. There is also a breakfast buffet for the early risers.
Priming the interiors is an upscale ambience profiled with a mix of navy-blue and timber theme. The coral of yellow-lit ceiling pedants in the background of blue provides a captivating contrasting illustration to the diners at MiLa. The restaurant also features a full bar.
Food was extraordinary; service wonderful
Unfortunately, we were told the chef had quit & left with staff. There was only one waitress & host. Not sure who was the present chef, but food was just ok.
I've been to Mila numerous times. It never disappoints. The menu changes seasonally but the food is always wonderful in this quiet little gem just a block off Canal.
The only thing wrong with our lunch was that we were only one of two tables during the prime lunch hour -this is a gem that needs to be visited! The service was great, and food excellent - my blackened drum was not overcooked, perfectly crispy on one side and perfectly blackened , but not too much on the other. The accompaniments were also very good. My dining companions enjoyed their entrees as well. I have recommended it already to anyone who will listen.
The whole restaurant was EMPTY!! There was other table when we arrived at 6:30, but they left, and it was empty at 7:30 on a Friday night. We went there before a show at the Saenger because the place next door was totally booked. So why is this place completely empty?
Terrible food. Don't waste your time. Too many better options
a previous review started out along the lines of the diners being leery of walking into the restaurant and there being no one there. that reviewer went on to say he had a nice meal. my experience started the same way, but ended much differently. 8:30 pm, friday night in new orleans, during jazzfest. ONE other party in the whole restaurant; no one at the bar. i wasn't sure it was open. we were seated and ordered wine. our salad was served before the wine ever appeared. soon afterward, we were informed they were out of the wine we ordered. the appetizer and salad were ok. we finally got our 2nd choice of wine, at which time the entrees appeared. my wife's fish was served hot and tasted good. my fish entree, including potatoes, was lukewarm at best. i requested that my entree be reheated. i should have been more specific because when it returned, the food was still lukewarm although the plate was too hot to touch. i returned it and it was removed from my bill.
i should have known something was up when i made the reservation. as noted above, prime time on a friday night during jazzfest, and it was easy to get a reservation. now i know why that was the case.
walked in to a nearly empty restaurant, so we were worried. Turned out to be wonderful dinner with good service. Food was great from appetizer to dessert! Only negative was parking was $12 WITH valedation
I had a business lunch there in March 2016, 3 of us. Very nice atmosphere. Inattentive server. Two of us had pork loin, the 3rd in our group had redfish. I asked how the redfish was. . . ."I'd not get it again" was his response. The pork I ordered was overcooked, really dry.
The beans that it came with were very good.
This is NOLA, so the standard for food is high. Alas, this place isn't there yet. I'd call it "barely adequate". I was staying at the hotel, and I had an early meeting, so convenience trumped other considerations. But, I wouldn't do it again.