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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
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 43
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  • 22
    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
My choice for Italian in NOLA ! ! and will be yours too

Recent trip to NOLA we stopped in at Irene's from a recommendation of our tour guide and we are so happy we did. Was one of the best meals we had in New Orleans. AMAZING food everything we put in our mouth was delicious. All fresh made pastas and some great specials not on the menu. Service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
michtort22
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Long Island NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have always loved Irene's until last night. We went in around 8:15 when we saw the usual line out the door was not there. We were politely greeted by two different waiters who led us past several empty tables to the maitre d' who informed us the wait would be at least an hour and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Recent trip to NOLA we stopped in at Irene's from a recommendation of our tour guide and we are so happy we did. Was one of the best meals we had in New Orleans. AMAZING food everything we put in our mouth was delicious. All fresh made pastas and some great specials not on the menu. Service was awesome as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Simply the best meal I've had in New Orleans. The menu is inventive and the dishes are creative with the finest ingredients. An old building with all the charm you would expect in New Orleans. Service is second to none as well as the food. I will make Irene's a destination during my next trip to New Orleans. I strongly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We generally eat at least one each stay in New Orleans. So so restaurants to choose from but Irene's is just good basic Italian food in a small nice setting. Just excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent service, best lamb I've ever eaten! $ 100 with half a bottle of chianti and dessert. I'll be back to try the canard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I love lump fish when I can get it, and their's did not disappoint. Drinks were also really good. The bread pudding for dessert with an order of cappuccino was to die for. Wanna know why you are waiting for hours by 6 and 7 p.m.? Because ALL of these places take walk-ins if you are so much as 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited NOLA in May 2015, and we only had tours scheduled. As we were walking to our hotel one night (on St. Phillip St) we noticed a small sign that said "Irene's Cuisine" with a menu board. The sentence that struck me was "Garlic lovers can't resist" and I was hooked! We showed up at 10mins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Came with a reservation and was sat within a reasonable time frame. We order turtle soup, seafood and the duck and it was amazing. Service was good did not wait for anything. Wonderful meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have eaten at Irene's 3 times. The first time it was really good. The second time was ok and the third time was just bad. Unfortunately, they are losing their touch. I won't be back for a 4th.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After years of wanting to dine here finally made a reservation here last Saturday. Was on time for my 7:30 reservation and led to back holding area with piano player. Lady playing piano was charming and offered to take requests. Took about 30 minutes for my table to be ready. The place is small and tables are close together. No... More 

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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