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Irene's Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
French Quarter
As featured in Seeing New Orleans and 1 other guide
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539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
+1 504-529-8811
Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Virginia
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for a New Year's Eve dinner and the food was delicious. I still dream of the oysters and the duck. Would love to go back and would highly recommend to anyone. Definitely make reservations as it fills up.

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Thank Earth3003
nola
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152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

no negatives well, OK, some of the patrons are too casually dressed - but no negatives as far as the restaurant is concerned. the place looks great, the staff is efficient, friendly ( but not TOO friendly ), and knowledgeable. the food is very good. last time we were there we had the duck and the filet. they were perfect.... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food and experience was amazing! This is the best restaurant we went to in New Orleans. The server had great recommendations and everything we tried was great.

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Puerto Banus, Spain
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many places that we looked at for our last dinner in New Orleans and we came across Irene's online but couldn't reserve a table, though we still wanted to try it out so we rolled up anyway. We were not disappointed and only had a 15 minute wait for a table. Fast and efficient service throughout and... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there on our very last evening in NO and glad we did. The meal was excellent! A few negatives... It's a very loud restaurant which can be annoying. The Glass of Cabernet I ordered came in a wine glass that you'd expect in a cheap Italian restaurant and the wine was fair. Should have better Cabernet by the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I met a friend here for dinner and we were impressed! There was a wait for a table so we just enjoyed a cocktail in the bar and enjoyed the piano being played. Warm and cozy atmosphere. We started off with an appetizer and my husband and I both had duck and our friend enjoyed a steak.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Senior citizens celebrating our 5th anniversary, our first evening dining experience was at Irene's. My wife had oysters then the crab appetizer, I had black drum (but skipped the kale). Both were excellent! The service was perfect, the price reasonable, and topped with bread pudding - a memorable first night!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute restaurant with nice little dining rooms. Professional wait staff. Oyster appetizer was delicious and so was spinach ravioli. Soft shell crab just ok. Chiappino was a 4/5. The filet was a hit with our teens. They were accommodating for our 9 year old who wanted meatballs and spaghetti, which wasn't a menu item. Ordered 3/4 desserts and they were... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went around 7 was told would be around an hour wait, NOT so, less than 30 minutes later we were at a table and it was so worth the wait!! Both chef specials we ordered were absolutely amazing, we will definitely be returning!! 2 dinners, 4 mixed drinks and an appetizer was around $120. Worth every penny

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard from several people that we must go to Irene's while in NOLA. Unfortunately we had a mixed dinner experience. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. However my husband's meal arrived cold. While I continued to eat my fish dinner, he waited only to get his same lamb returned, but over cooked and fatty. It was my birthday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-529-8811

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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