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Jul 27, 2009 07:32 AM

Best Service in NOLA?

Prompted by a visit to MiLa last week in which the service was haphazard at best. Very disappointing in a restaurant with aspirations (and prices) of that level. It got me thinking about the relatively few places in New Orleans with truly top-notch service. So, forgetting about the food for a moment, what are your top 3 or so restaurants for service? Mine:


What am I forgetting?

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    1. Always had great service at both Restaurant August and Bayona.

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      1. re: ScarlettNola

        Just goes to show... My one and only visit to Bayona featured fantastic food and absolutely horribly slow service. For that reason alone, I would not return.

      2. My top 3 -


        1. I agree with Galatoire's and Commanders, but I'll add Brigtsen's.
          Brigtsen's is a different kind of service, as it is far less formal but much more
          personal. They all make you feel so welcome from the moment you walk in the door, attend to your every want/need, and keep it up until you leave.

          Wonderful place.

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          1. re: FoodChic

            Agree 100% with Brigtsens. I thought I had put that on my list. While not as formal-it is a fabulously inviting place to dine and the service has always been top notch. Good call!

          2. Within recent visits, this is my list, though not in a particular order:

            Grill Room @ Windsor Court Hotel (nee New Orleans Grill)
            Brigtsen's (will admit that another poster got it right - good, but different from those above)