I grew up in New Orleans, but now live in Texas. I still visit New Orleans quite frequently and visit the different restaurants. We celebrated my son's birthday in New Orleans this past weekend - his favorite restaurant has always been Clancy's. We made reservations one month ahead of the day he requested. I lived in uptown New Orleans for many years in the 80's and was a very frequent visitor to Clancy's. I have read several posts on Chowhound through the years regarding the "clubby" feeling of Clancy's. I never agreed since I had never been a victim of that treatment. This past Friday, May 9, my son and I received horrible service and did feel that we were intruding on a private club. We were both cordial and polite, but the treatment was not reciprocated. While there, I spoke quietly to the maitre de and explained the situation - he responded by telling me the waiter assigned to our table had been with the restaurant for 13 years - at this point, I responded that I had also been a customer a lot longer than that. The service was even worse after the conversation. No one attended to our table. We finally left and had to ask the maitre de to get our check. Unfortunately, my son has always loved that restaurant since he was very young - we will not return. The previous evening we dined at Brigstens - absolutely wonderful as well as the service. Saturday evening we went to Lacombe and dined at Sal and Judy's - just as good as ever. Too many excellent establishments to eat in the New Orleans area with service to match to waste time and money at Clancy's.