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Irene's Cuisine

539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322 (French Quarter)
504-529-8811
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Ranked #14 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Definitely make reservations. The waiters and staff were all incredibly apologetic that we had to wait a bit for the table, but the wait is well worth it. Every dish that we ordered was excellent. The sauces and spices were just perfect. And definitely leave room for desert! This is absolutely on my list to come back to next time... More

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Margaret River
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We only went here after walking out another restaurant not far away and asking a passer by where to find a half decent feed. All I can say is "very impressed" . From the moment we entered we were made to feel extremely welcome. Our waiter was was a friendly and the food was exceptional. Highly recommended. If you go... More

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Adelaide
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here going there after being recommended by a local. I had the muscles to start and they were in the best tomato sauce I have ever tasted . Well worth a visit

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Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited 6 years ago and was definitely worth a return visit during our short trip to NOLA. Staff is extremely courteous and attentive. Had duck entree (1st time having duck) and would not hesitate to order it again. Husband ordered meatball appetizer and said he would lick the bowl if he could. Then had lasagna and cleaned that dish too.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Irene's hides behind a very nondescript, well-maintained facade. But don't be fooled: this restaurant is definitely worth visiting. The service was good from friendly staff and the food was delicious. While I wouldn't say this was the best meal I had in New Orleans, it was definitely very good and the restaurant's intimate atmosphere made the experience. It is small... More

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CORDOVA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

How many different ways can you say OVERRATED!!!?? Very disappointed-- serve OK, not freindly at all- we wanted to have a cocktail - never asked- never asked for beverage choice at dinner-- food mediocre-- Overpriced-- Too many other choices in New Orleans to be sucked into this tourist trap!!

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Iota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The wait was 45 minutes on a Friday night. Our hotel concierge told us that they did not take reservations so we ambled over to try our luck. The waiting area had live piano music so we did enjoy that. Once seated we received delightful french bread Crusts with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. But only one each. The soft shell... More

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New Orleans
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A true New Orleans Italian/Creole treat in the French Quarter. Food is excellent. Service is also excellent. No reservations. Often busy. Recommend arriving before or near opening time to avoid a wait. A recommended dining option for visitors to NO as well as locals

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great dinner although my fish was slightly dry. My family had the soft shell crab and said it was fantastic. The boys had the filet mignon which was quite good.

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Alleroed
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Their Lamb a´la Provence are the best I ever tasted and the service is top notch, but the illumination in the restaurant is almost not excisting, it´s a very dark room. Ask for a candle and you are good. This is a very popular place so expect some waiting time.

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