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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 721
    Excellent
  • 216
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
A wonderful meal to finish our visit in NOLA

We had read a couple of reviews about Irene's Cuisine and the reviews did not disappoint. We were warned about the line ups to get in and that even with reservations one would have to wait. It was about 5 in the evening on a Thursday when we were having a drink at another bar where we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,057 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had read a couple of reviews about Irene's Cuisine and the reviews did not disappoint. We were warned about the line ups to get in and that even with reservations one would have to wait. It was about 5 in the evening on a Thursday when we were having a drink at another bar where we were chatting with... More 

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had read all the exceptional reviews of the restaurant, but we were disappointed with the quality of the food, how crowded the restaurant was, and we would not return. I wondered if we were there on a very busy weeknight, but the wait staff said the evening was very normal for them and slow compared to... More 

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Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Four of us recently dined on a busy Saturday night at Irene's. What they say about the wait is true - we had an 8:00 reservation and sat down about 8:45. It doesn't matter - eat here. Everything was great - I can highly recommend the Duck St. Philip and my husband's rack of lamb was superb. There is a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

5 of us arrived to start a reunion weekend and Irene's was our first dinner together. Lovely ambiance and decor - if a little crowded. Tables for 5 are really for 4 with us squeezed in and close to the next table - but friendly neighbors :-) And a great waiter - service was fabulous. Food was delicious. They started... More 

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Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We arrived at Irene's Cuisine by chance, after walking for a few hours in the FQ, and deciding to look for a fine french cuisine. The restaurant was full but the short waiting for a table was a lot of fun! We were seated at a lounge with live music and drinks, and learnt about the menu while waiting. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food was really, really good. I wanted the softshell crab pasta in the worst way but they were out of crab, so they prepared the same dish but substituted shrimp in for the crab. Really, really good. Next time, I'll order the crab (because I'm stubborn like that) but the shrimp held their own (huge shrimp). The pasta was fresh... More 

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Hampton Bays, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I liked everything. I was there during Mardi Gras, so reservations were important, and i would make them year round, as it seems to be a local favorite dinner spot. Save room for dessert.

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City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, nice waitstaff & right in the heart of the FQ. Would return in a heart beat.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I dined at Irene's Cuisine last night. They do not take reservations, but the 40 minute wait for dinner was well worth it. Beautiful , warm atmosphere. I ordered the Shrimp Crevette, and it was amazing! Drew, my waiter, was very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Irene's, if you are looking for a nice dinner in the Quarter.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cozy, authentic with attentive service. Some of the best food I've had in New Orleans! Has a piano bar too. The locals go here if that tells you anything

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?