817 Commons St.
New Orleans, LA
Mila is located just outside the French Quarter. We were probably the youngest people in the restaurant by at least 20 years.
I loved the decor here. Very hip and trendy. We were super-under-dressed but didn’t think anyone would notice/care. But sitting in this gorgeous restaurant, we had to judge ourselves. haha.
After a while (I was surprised by the wait), we were brought complimentary bread rolls and cornbread. I loved the scallion flavor in the cornbread. We were the first people in the restaurant but an elderly couple sitting nearby got their appetizers and entrees way before we did. Senior special? Who knows.
The sauces were interesting. The butter had shaved parmesan cheese on top while the other sauce was a bit tangy (reminiscient of hummus). I particularly liked the butter with parmesan cheese and cornbread combo myself.
My friend had the iced tea. We came to Mila to treat ourselves to the 3-course-fixed menu for $20. What ended up happening was only one of us ordered the 3 course menu (greens and grouper fish and rice pudding). I knew that the fixed menu would be limited but you only get 2 choices, either fish or veal cheeks……..
Another friend had the grilled shrimp appetizer and seared yellowfin tuna. The grilled shrimp was marinated in a Cajun spice. It was smoky and I loved the spicy aftertaste.
The grouper fish was wonderfully prepared. The fish flavor was subtle and very well cooked. I’m not a huge fan of fish but I did like this dish. The friend who ordered this dish loved the couscous and devoured it without a hesitation.
The seared yellowfin tuna was amazing! This was by far the winner of the meal! I’m usually reluctant about seared tuna because the composition feels weird on my tongue but this dish was out of this world! By far one of the best seared tunas I’ve ever had.
I ordered the butter-poached chicken because I had read really great reviews about it and the waiter said that this was the most popular dish. I was quite disappointed. It tasted like turkey. Just like turkey…. sigh $18 is expensive for turkey. I really liked the sauce though with steamed cabbage and buttered potatoes. The sauce reminded me of Asian sweet and sour sauce.
I had to run out before the dessert because my meter ran out during lunch. My friends stayed and enjoyed the rice pudding and they said it was quite delicious. The waiters were ok, I wouldn’t say the best I’ve had. When we asked for the check, it seemed to take a while for it to come out.