I realize this has been touched upon in the thread on the First Class snack basket changes, but I just had my first experience with this a few minutes ago and thought it was worth it's own thread. So, here goes: In short, thought the new service was fantastic. I'm sitting on US 1499 from CLT-LAX and just finished up dinner, and have been highly impressed with everything so far. Random observations include: --The glassware is a nice improvement. There are ceramic mugs for those who order tea or coffee; glasses for beer, soda, water, juice, etc; and separate glasses for wine. Not sure about the mugs, but my wine glass (and I think the other glasses) have the US flag logo on them...it looks good. Speaking of the US logo, it was also on all of the silverware, which I don't think was the case before...a nice touch. --The food was great. My meal was as follows: Main course was Teryaki beef steak with rice and green beans, side of mashed potatos with chicken, a caeser salad, and a dinner roll. The beef was cooked perfectly...medium rare, tender, and juicy. Dessert was a piece of cheesecake with caramel syrup drizzled on the side...excellent! They brought a bread basket around multiple times and served the rolls from there. The meal was well paced, presented nicely, and overall very enjoyable. (The other choice was jumbo cheese ravioli with mushrooms, which also looked fantastic...large portion and smelled great...not sure what the side was with that). --The drink service was excellent as well. I asked for red wine, and was told there was a choice of a merlot or cabernet sauvignon; the FA then went and got both bottles, brought them back to me to show me my choices, and asked if they were acceptable. Also, after dinner with the cheesecake, she suggested coffee with Bailey's for everyone...I declined, but appreciated the offer! --The overall service from the FA was fantastic. Actually, for the entire dinner service, we had two FA's servicing the first class cabin. Our main FA interacted with the cabin, while the second FA helped her up front preparing food, drinks, etc., so that was great. She has been incredibly friendly--addressing each passenger by name, asking everyone "Will you be dining with us this evening?" before the meal service, introducing herself by name to all of us individually at the beginning of the flight...just some very nice touches. Overall, the service has been great, from the food to the staff...my only disappointment is that my project in LA is almost over, so I'll only have a couple more transcons in the near future to enjoy the service before I start traveling closer to home!