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539 Saint Philip St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
+1 504-529-8811
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (166 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (117 reviews)
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539 Saint Philip St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was 9:50pm and we were hungry from all the walking in the French Quarter. We stumbled onto Irene's Italian Restaurant. It smelt like heaven as we walked in. They close at 10pm but took us in anyway. Our waiter was Michael and he made...More

Thank sherri l
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best if the THE BEST dinner we had during our New Orleans four day stay. Irene's is located at 529 Bienville Street in the French Quarter. For appetizers I recommend the oyster Irene and Crab Gratin. Both were served hot...More

Thank FloraPhyllisNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant just could not be better. From the moment we walked in, we knew we were in a great place. We were celebrating an anniversary and the host greeted us with “happy anniversary. “ The wait staff is supremely professional, knowledgeable, welcoming, attentive, and...More

Thank SpaettiLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in New Orleans for 6 days and dined at all the top Restaurants. We had many fine meals but Dinner at Irene's topped them all. The Staff, Service, Food, Desserts, Wine and Atmosphere made it a Very Wonderful Night. Cannot wait to go...More

Thank bamaflower
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Irene's has moved, the quality of their food and service is still the BEST! Everything was delicious. The service was professional and efficient. Only disappointment was that our reserved seating was delayed 20-30 minutes. We sat in the courtyard while waiting to be seated...More

1  Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best escargot appetizer ($10) ever - a unique twist on a classic that both of us adore. We struggled a bit with the menu - lots of possibilites but each with an ingredient like pimento or in a rich sauce that made our choices difficult....More

Thank LLDearness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just walking by, we were lucky to find a table I think. Most of the people arriving after us had reservations. Old school type of restaurant, cozy atmosphere, comfortable chairs, lost of silverware in the table. All this set up can go terribly...More

Thank ssgaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so hyped ...why come to Nola for Italian fair you can get at home . Overall , nothing spectacular . No wow factor . Small menu . Limited desserts which weren’t great either . My vote is SKIP .

Thank OhioTravel26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Irene's was recommended to us by strangers that we met at another restaurant in a different state. We are SO glad we listened - what a meal! The softshell crab was the absolute best I have ever had, and my husband said his steak was...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not able to get a reservation, I found the restaurant and was pleased to get a spot at the bar. I ordered the shrimp with fettuccini which was just the right size and superb. Locals joined me and we had a nice visit while they...More

Thank Irene L
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Kenpasha | Reviewed this property |
No. Park at the mall nearby.
Peta V
July 4, 2018|
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Response from HelenSeek | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but you might want to go on their web-site and send the question via e-mail or facebook to Irene's directly...
March 1, 2018|
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Response from mjgmike2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that would be okay. Others had jeans on, as I did too. Hope you enjoy Frenchman Street, we go there too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Saint Philip St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-529-8811
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Since 1993, upscale Italian classics draw crowds to our elegant dining room with a piano bar, in the heart of the French Quarter.
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