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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 #12 of 1,638 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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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
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We floated in on a rainy night and the staff here was so friendly and helpful! They had a beverage ready for us within a few minutes of arriving and we were seated in s timely manner. Food was pretty tasty and the ambience was very cozy.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were recommended Irene's by a friend and it did not disappoint. Great New Orleans atmosphere with beautiful food & wine. Our waitress Stacie was an absolute delight!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

After a week of Cajun/Creole food, we were looking for something with a little less spice. Irene's was perfect. We were a little early for our reservation and the hosts were still waiting for their first round of tables to leave, so we had a little of a wait. Honestly, it was one of the nicest waits I've had in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Irene gives service superior to most restaurants. The appetizer, gumbo, salad was superb. My wife enjoyed the Veal Marsala and I savored the Duck St. Philip. Sonny, the maitre'd works hard to get everyone seated. Be sure to plan ahead. Before I close, I must tell you the chocolate mousse truffle with hazelnuts was the best chocolate dessert I have... More 

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Columbus
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Starting eating at Irene'is almost ten years ago while visiting our son at Tulane. While in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl this year, we revisited our fav restaurant in the city. Nothing changed .... still the same wonderful restaurant.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

It may have been pure "beginner's luck," but we got reservations on a whim because it had live music and wound up having a superb meal (the jazz piano wasn't bad, either). The three of us wound up having the same meal--shrimp and a Caesar salad--and was outstanding. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable, the ambiance was delightful, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We had no reservations, and arrived shortly after 7pm. After told it would be a one hour wait, we waited around 1 hour 15 minutes. The waiting room was crowded, and at peak time there are several people standing. I assume some of those people had reservations. We found a seat in the back corner on a bench. Live piano... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Irene's has a charming ambiance, excellent food, attentive service and reasonable prices. The best Veal Marsala I've had outside of New York City. I highly recommend it.

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Redlands, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We arrived at 5:30 and were welcomed by all the staff as we were seated. Our waiter was excellent as he and the chef created the meal for my wife and me. We are vegetarian and vegan and the meal that was created was both visually appealing and with outstanding flavor. It was a meal we will long remember. The... More 

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Yuma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent food and service. Traditional old world service with a small but complete menu. If you don't have a reservation get there and que up before 5:15 and be prepared for a small wait.

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: French, Italian

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