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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 #13 of 1,607 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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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
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Iota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The wait was 45 minutes on a Friday night. Our hotel concierge told us that they did not take reservations so we ambled over to try our luck. The waiting area had live piano music so we did enjoy that. Once seated we received delightful french bread Crusts with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. But only one each. The soft shell... More

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New Orleans
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A true New Orleans Italian/Creole treat in the French Quarter. Food is excellent. Service is also excellent. No reservations. Often busy. Recommend arriving before or near opening time to avoid a wait. A recommended dining option for visitors to NO as well as locals

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great dinner although my fish was slightly dry. My family had the soft shell crab and said it was fantastic. The boys had the filet mignon which was quite good.

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Alleroed
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Their Lamb a´la Provence are the best I ever tasted and the service is top notch, but the illumination in the restaurant is almost not excisting, it´s a very dark room. Ask for a candle and you are good. This is a very popular place so expect some waiting time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We met some locals that suggested we go to Irenes. My wife is Italian so we thought why not try an old family Italian restaurant? Best choice I made in New Orleans. We arrived at 5pm and found out they didn't open till 530 so we had a beer and came back at 530. There was a libe around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Eating at Irene's is like siting in a family restaurant in Sicily. It is an amazing experience from the red sauce, to the soft shell crab, and then to the chicken rosemarino. I don't usually eat chicken in a restaurant, but Irene's is tremendous. The staff is the best in the city!!! If you like duck and lamb... treat yourself!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I don't even know where to start . I'm a solo traveller travelling the states and happen to come across Irene's on my little stroll out for dinner ! I did not expect to walk into a fine dining restaurant , it was beautiful and was instantly greeted by a very friendly gentleman who sent me to the register to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Best meal of our entire week long trip. Do not miss this place. Food and service were exquisite. Nightly specials change so going more than once on your trip is probably a good idea.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Irene's will be on our short list of restaurants to visit every time we go to NOLA now! The food was worth the wait! They seat you in a narrow room to wait for your table with a piano player at one end to entertain you. Have a glass of wine and the moments will fly by as you wait... More

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New Orleans
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Irene's is a small, intimate place with outstanding food and service. I would go there again, and again, and again!

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