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

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  • 799
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  • 239
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  • 74
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  • 43
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  • 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
Yummy!

Probably the best restaurant I tried in New Orleans. The service was great, the food was soooo tasty and the prices reasonable! It's a must !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
tomermi
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Fontainebleau, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Fontainebleau, France
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Probably the best restaurant I tried in New Orleans. The service was great, the food was soooo tasty and the prices reasonable! It's a must !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

After hearing such hype about this restaurant we chose it for a special night out - a disaster from start to finish! Gruff waitress, convinced us to change our food choices to what she recommended, as a result we had a terrible dinner - with the exception of the Duck St Philip ( which she didn't recommend). The fish dish... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So romantic with the candlelight, exceptional service, making being a waiter a profession. Some things to not miss include the oyster appetizer and sweet potato soup. For dinner we had the soft shell crab pasta and lamb chops - both were unbelievably superb!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a creole influenced italian restuarant. The food was excellent and the service was as well. It is a little bit of a walk to get to but well worth the effort. We weere a little concerned about a possible waite even with a reservation, so we made the reservation early (6:45 pm) and got there about 6:30. There... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Irene's is a wonderful place for an anniversary date! Service is outstanding and the food is so good you will want to try everything. Great wines! Get there early as its small and gets very full.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our Segway tour guide in the first day in the city. We made reservations for a Monday night. The food is amazing. It's not a huge menu, but there is a variety that will satisfy every taste in a family. Our group of four each had something different and each dish was fabulous. It is... More 

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm from NYC and grew up around some of the best Italian restaurants. My husband and I went here based on reviews, but it was not worth the hype. Bruschetta wasn't really bruschetta, just a darkly toasted piece of semolina bread with a sliced tomato thrown on top and way too much garlic. My husband had the meatball app, good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Had a late reservation last night for 9:30. Waiter was excellent. All the staff were very friendly. Food exceeded all expectations. Brought us out free bruschetta to start unexpectedly. Escargot was terrific. Cioppino was perfect. Great meal and great experience. Highly recommend.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Excellent food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The restaurant is a bit small, but I prefer small and intimate. I had the escargot as an appetizer and lamb for dinner- both were prepared perfectly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food was just not that great. Fish lacked flavor and over all felt mass produced. Good apps, salads and wine. Likely wouldn't go back.

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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 30
Cuisine: Italian, French

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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