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Irene's Cuisine

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Neighborhood:
French Quarter
As featured in Seeing New Orleans and 1 other guide
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539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
504-529-8811
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rockingham, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends from Lafayette, who knew the restaurant. It was a Thursday and we rang and booked ahead, we secured a table and although a little late we were shown straight to our table. The staff were excellent, chatty witty and knowledgable, we had fun the food was sensational, presented well, tasty and quality. Would recommend if you come... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple of locals with whom we got chatting to in the street. It was a Tuesday night so they thought we would be ok without a reservation. We arrived at around 7.30pm and were put on the list for a table. We sat down in the cocktail bar and ordered a bottle of... More 

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed dinner here recently. Didn't have reservations but they were more than accommodating. The service was awesome and the food was fantastic. Would definitely return.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited NOLA and ate dinner at Irene's three times. That should tell the tale. The atmosphere was great. The food was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in after a tour, it was raining and we got invited in by the six waiters! We had a great greeting and were accommodated very quickly without a reservation. Food and service just excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Irene's by mistake! We loved the menu and went inside to try it..no tables obvs but we made reservations in a different night! Worth every cent!! Food, service, atmosphere excellent!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday here and it was wonderful. I ordered a cake from Croissant D'or and they were nice enough to go and pick it up for me! Super friendly staff! The lasagna was out of this world, I had a bite off another plate. going to order that next time! The only hiccup was that they... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New Orleans is one of our favorite cities in the world and few places compare to it when it comes to enjoying great food at all levels of cost. Irene's is one of the great examples of great food at reasonable prices. We are in the city visiting family and friends and went there with longtime friends who are both... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year, Irene's was recommended by a local and we could not get in as it was booked. We were lucky enough to just walk in and get a table tonight and it was amazing! I had the lasagna bolognese and my husband had the veal. We both loved our meals, but also said we would order each others next... More 

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Grayslake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Irene's was recommended by three people. Our dinner was excellent. Our service was great. A pianist played music. The atmosphere and decor were excellent. Photos of many visitors on the walls including some famous people. The restaurant has been serving great food for over 30 years. It is. Place where the locals eat. It is located away from the tourist... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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

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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.