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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 #19 of 1,604 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Restaurant details
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
New York, NY
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love Irene's. I love spicy food and Italian food is one of my favorites. The lines maybe a bit long sometimes, but the food at Irene's is incredible. I have been three times already in my travels to N.O.L.A. it is so worth it. Great steaks too! Very impressive, you gotta try it!

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New Orleans area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Been hearing about this restaurant for years and tried to get in unsuccessfully BEFORE they started taking reservations. Finally was able to make it on a recent visit. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer. They were really cooked and seasoned well with lots of garlic. Wife ordered the lasagna and liked it but not outstandingly so. I tasted. It... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Went for my daughters birthday. Many locals suggested we eat here. We were not disappointed. Antoine was the perfect Waiter...I had the veal Marsala and must say it was really the best ever. Daughter had fish and loved it...both dishes had sweet potatoes one mashed and one in a casserole type. Different flavors both very tasty. Great beans delicious. Homemade... More

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Roswell, Georgia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you are going to have a special night out in New Orleans, this is your spot. Lovely interior, fine food, skilled wait staff. We loved the pan seared oysters - quite possibly the best I've ever eaten. The salads were especially good as was the lasagne. The desserts looked exceptional, but we were too full to try one.

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Howell, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

One of the top 5 steaks I have ever had, fantastic cheesecake too! Dining room can get a bit noisy, but another room had a piano player and overall really cool atmosphere.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had reservations for four at 7:00 on a Thursday night recently. We were not seated until 7:50!! We were forced to wait in a small room with at least 40 others who also had reservations with no where to sit, no one taking drink orders and people knocking into us trying to get into restrooms. There is no excuse for... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Irene's is a restaurant that I go to every time I visit New Orleans. The menu is small but everything is delicious. The ambience takes you back in time and the staff was excellent. Thanks Kaiser for taking extra special care of us. Get the soft shell crab. You won't be disappointed.

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Pa.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband 2 grandsons 18 and 21 and myself ate here our last night and clearly saved the best for last The food was the best and the servers were great all of them. if we had another night i am sure we would have gone back there. the fillet was great and i tried the oso bouco. please forgive... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This Italian restaurant was unknown and introduce to us by local friends. We couldn't have been more pleased with the menu, service and quality of food. The pricing was very reasonable. It deserves more publicity.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an amazing spot. I went here the other day for the first time and it was amazing! They have really interesting flavor combinations on a lot of the dishes. The bathrooms were immaculate. and the waiter very nice!

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