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Irene's Cuisine

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French Quarter
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539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
504-529-8811
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 764
    Excellent
  • 231
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Delicious

Definitely a place to go for a delicious meal. We ordered the chicken in rosemary and wine sauce, the duck and lasagna with the escargot / mushroom appetizers. Everything was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Wait staff is attentive and friendly. Would suggest calling ahead for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
PEGGY S
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Definitely a place to go for a delicious meal. We ordered the chicken in rosemary and wine sauce, the duck and lasagna with the escargot / mushroom appetizers. Everything was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Wait staff is attentive and friendly. Would suggest calling ahead for reservations.

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DeLand, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent Italian/steak! We got this recommendation on our last night in the Big Easy! What a Fabulous meal to top of the trip!! Great filet & mushroom risotto and soft shell crab on home made pasta in a broth to die for!! Outstanding service, beautiful décor, perfect in every way!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stay regularly at the Hotel Provincial. The last two times we were there, we ate at Irene's. After a great class at New Orleans School of Cooking, I asked our instructor, Ann, what she thought of Irene's for our last dinner on the trip. She highly approved (ask a local). I recommend the grilled oysters and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The little wood door in the long blank wall attracted us, and we expected to find a little café behind it. Surprise! Large rooms filled with lots of people, black mirrored walls, twinkling lights and good smells. It was packed and not taking reservations any longer, but if we returned later the host said he'd work us in. We did... More 

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Sebastian
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69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner and took a cab from the Riverfront Hilton ($12). We had a reservation and our table was waiting when we arrived. Service was prompt and efficient but we won't pay $8 to $10 for a glass of wine so we skipped that. The menu was varied and I ordered Veal Marsala and my wife had... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When a restaurant is as highly rated as this is, I expected amazing service. Our service was at best average. The tables don't have fresh table linens for each patron, they cover the tables with glass on top. The bread was unflavorful, the escargot was buried with other ingredients. Soft shell crab was ok, and cheesecake was good. There are... More 

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NY,NY
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had pappardelle pasta and soft shell crabs with a calamari appetizer. Both delicious! This is a real local italian restaurant with a home town feel. It was recommended by the concierge @ the Ritz. She was right on!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was one of the best restaurants I ate at in NOLA. I needed a break from fried seafood and so my mom and I came here. Their Louisiana Cream Cheesecake was probably the best I've ever had. The service and wine selection was excellent. Highly recommend everyone eat here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our group had to wait even with reservations. Very crowed space, dimly lit with several rooms. They were out of a couple of things when we dined. Most liked their food but mine was overly salted.

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Boca Raton
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25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you're in NOLA for a few days you'll probably need a break from the Creole,Cajun, NOLA cuisine. Or if you just love Italian food and need a great restaurant this is the place. We had a 7:30 reservation and were seated within one minute. The veal Marsala was outstanding just look at the picture.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?