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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 #10 of 1,617 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Perth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and food was great. Excellent waiter, for whom nothing was too much trouble. You have to book to get a table but worth the effort for a memorable evening. Italian style food, generous portions. Wish we'd arrived a bit earlier to enjoy the fun bar and pianist. Good value.

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Charleston SC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A rabbit warren of rooms that you cut thru to get to the bar to wait for your table. Gal banging out tunes on an old upright. By the time the cocktails came, our table was ready. Place was packed so make reservations! Seated in a small room. Whole place was a boisterous atmosphere. Very attentive and very busy server.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Food was between OK and so-so, as was service. But when I make a reservation, I don't expect to be seated in a crowded anteroom for 25 minutes past my reservation time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Irene's was a great experience, for the service as well as the food. The place runs like a very busy, well-oiled machine with personable wait staff and a maitre d' who is a gem.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Our horse drawn carriage driver told us this was his favorite restaurant. Great little Italian restaurant with a ton of atmosphere and lots of attention from our waiter. Food was excellent.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Irene's is truly a delight. We went for a birthday and loved the personal attention by our waiter Antoine! The soft-shelled crab is to die for. Make reservations and they will seat you with no problem, excellent service! This is a must do Nola spot.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

way too many tables and so noisy you can't talk to your dinner come anions over your 2 ft wide dining table. I had the lasagna and it was lukewarm and sent it back for a redo and my 3 dinner companions finished their meals before it was returned to me. A brand new one, still just lukewarm. Learn to... More

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent dinner here. The servers were kind and the food went beyond our expectations. Not too heavy but still delicious and satisfying. I definitely recommend it. However, you either need to make a reservation or be waiting outside the doors when they open like we were. Otherwise, it'll be too crowded and you won't get a table.

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Columbus, OH
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fantastic service from servers that have been here for years. Quarters are a little cramped but add to the unique feel. Short menu, but enough selection for my taste. If you need 50 items to choose from, this might not be the place for you. Served at excellent temperature and a tasty meal. Had high expectations going in and they... More

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Spring Valley, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had a party of 36 on short notice which they accommodated without a hick-up. When Irene learned we were a vets group (reunion) appetizers were delivered on the house; thank you! And as we finished dinner were asked to gather outside for a group photo. Some of us had not paid yet but they told us to "go on... More

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Additional Information about Irene's Cuisine

Address: 539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
Phone Number: 504-529-8811
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: French, Italian

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