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Irene's Cuisine

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539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
504-529-8811
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 735
    Excellent
  • 225
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ok still not my favorite in NO

There was two of us no reservation. We had the escargot it was good but greasy. The cabmeat gratin good but really greasy. The veil was good meat but pretty flavorless and the shrimp linguine as the best of it. Everyone loves this restruant .I must have just had bad luck. Vincents is still king to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
pkmcallen
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McAllen, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
McAllen, Texas
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There was two of us no reservation. We had the escargot it was good but greasy. The cabmeat gratin good but really greasy. The veil was good meat but pretty flavorless and the shrimp linguine as the best of it. Everyone loves this restruant .I must have just had bad luck. Vincents is still king to me.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Expect a short wait even with a reservation. Had delicious bloody Mary's while waiting. Great bruschetta compliments if the house. Marsala was very tasty portion size was on the smaller side. Good Caesar salad. The lasagne was flavorful. Delicious bananas foster bread pudding. Would recommend.

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Hamilton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very busy restaurant totally packed. We waited for more than an hour before seated, in very tight quarters. The menu was more limited than I had expected, with not a lot of pasta dishes. I ordered the duck which was competently done. The atmosphere was warm and the waiters were attentive. I can't say this restaurant stands... More 

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I could not be more impressed by my experience at Irene's, where I dined last week with my girlfriend for my birthday. She had made a reservation, so we only had to wait about 20-30 minutes. And when you wait, you're in a small room with a piano player and easy drink service - so it's enjoyable on a relaxing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It's a small place divided into 3 rooms -- 1 for those waiting to be seated, 2 for diners. I recently came here, and thankfully looked ahead to get a reservation. Even with a 7:00 reservation, we were not seated until 7:30 or so. However, it was TOTALLY worth the wait. The service was some of the best I've experienced... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wow is the food fabulous and the overall ambiance is cozy and intimate. Great music, nice wine list and plenty of choices for fussy diners. It does not get better.

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Aachen, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went there for our last night in New Orleans. We didn't reserve a table, because we decided last minute - if you stand in line before 17:30 you will be seated quickly, but later walk-ins, have very long waiting times. The food was just amazingly great. We had a three course menu that was very delicious. Also, try the... More 

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maxe1lab
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The place looked small and crowded from the outside,but when you went in it was larger and luxurious. The food was good and the service was okay, I was given the wrong wine but was not charged for it. He just got y white wine mixed up with the other table's. It was a little noisey.

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Sacramento CA Area
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120 reviews 120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great choice if you get there early! The wait is quite lengthy if after 6:00 PM. We started with a great wine selection of some great bargains. The Caesar was classic; the Lamb Provincial, Veal Marsala, and Filet special were large, reasonably priced, and prepared just exactly as ordered and recommended. The desserts were classic Bread Pudding, Cheesecake and Tiramisu... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cramped space,and not our first visit.The veal probably came off anArby's small roast beef sandwich with a poor excuse for a sauce. Other dishes were fair at stellar("Stella ")prices.Not worth the time or cost.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-529-8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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