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Irene's Cuisine

539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #32 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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709 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A little crowded in sitting, but worth it, great service and the food was excellent, six of us dining, all ordered different items and all were cooked to perfection. Would call it italian/swiss and an easy walk to french quarter after. Favourtites were the ravioli, seafood medley and the oysters.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ok, the title of this review is what the waiter told my wife after a long night with some seriously difficult surrounding tables. We ordered dessert with a request to remove the raspberry sauce. An order was delivered with the sauce - no biggie - it was GREAT. But when our waiter brought to one without the sauce, he told... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We made early reservations and were seated right away. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. It's a very small restaurant and, as we were leaving, people were being told it would be an hour wait (on a Wed). There is a nice piano bar while you wait, but I would suggest reservations. This was the best meal... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I ate here on 4-5-14, and the food was great. Me and a couple friends were able to get a table right away, but there was a wait, so keep that in mind. I had the escargot for my appetizer, and it was delicious. Our waiter Sonny took great care of us, and was very knowledgable about the menu. The... More

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Houston, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are so many excellent restaurants in the French Quarter, but Irene’s is good food, good service and very comfortable surroundings. I have known Irene for years, so maybe I’m biased, but I always go there on every visit to New Orleans.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's a great place if you like home style Italian food. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was cozy and relaxing. I wish I could have eaten here a second time!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had never been to New Orleans before and didn't know what to expect but had been told there are great restaurants and food a plenty. This is so true and we discovered this first hand when our friends took us to Irene's for our first night out. What a perfect introduction to the whole look and feel of the... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I'll keep it short and simple. This was the fourth time to eat at Irene's since discovering it four years ago. Its my first stop every time I visit the French Quarter. Short and simple, its the best place to eat in the FQ, hands down. ENJOY!

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Birmingham, Al USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stumbled on this place while wandering in the French Quarter on our first day there. I had the lasagna which I thought was the best I've had in a long time. The pasta is made there and it was very thin and light. They did not have a kids menu for my 8 year old but they made her a... More

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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Crowded and loud, it's a popular place for sure. We enjoyed the complimentary crostini with garlic and parm, followed by very tasty veal Marsala and chicken with rosemary. The food took quite a long time to reach the table, the service was friendly but not always easy to find.

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