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Irene's Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was perfect. From the moment we walked in the ambiance elegant with stunning decor. That was mirrored with a delicious menu, impeccable service and tasty appetizers. I highly reccomend especially for romatic couples!

Thank lisadipier
Ft Walton Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent, unfortunately the food was not. The oysters Irene (appetizer) were dry as was the duck(entree). The lasagne was mediocre at best. The music that was playing , was too loud, and consisted of 80's and 90's rock. I would've thought Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett kind of music, playing softly in the background, would have... More 

Thank Karen C
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a tour guide, and it was perfect for our last night in New Orleans. Such a nice quiet dinning experience. A much needed wind down after a few wild nights on Bourbon street. The mussels appetizer was amazing sitting in the most delicious marinara sauce. I had a fish dish with... More 

Thank Kristina S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I stumbled upon this gem while we were a-wandering & it proved to be a worthwhile experience. While waiting a short time for a table we sipped a drink in the cocktail lounge at the rear & were serenaded by a fantastic live pianist who could play anything & even took requests! There was also space for... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing dinner at Irene's during our recent stay. We ate here with our three young kids - my son had the most delicious lasagna I've ever had. My hubs had the local fish special and he cannot stop thinking about it. One of our favorite meals - don't miss it, for sure!

Thank Lana_P_J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great dinner here at Irene's. This was delicious food and was a nice break from the endless New Orleans creole style food we had been eating everywhere. My husband had the veal Marsala which was fabulous and I had a steak special that was also delicious. The escargot appetizer was also great. Nice atmosphere... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great discovery. I've eaten numerous times in the French Quarter, but until this visit I did not know of this restaurant's existence. Will be back.

Thank Michael S
Dunedin, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Irene's. Made our last night in New Orleans very special. First class service and great food in an intimate setting. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Gene B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations before we arrived in New Orleans and glad we did because at 5:30 the restaurant was filled. The small tables are really close together. Our waiter was superb in checking to see how we were doing and refilling our water glasses. My son and I ordered the Louisiana drum which was a delicious mild white fish with... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in New Orleans this needs to be on your list for dinning. Filet was great. Also if the soft shell crabs are in season get it....it's delicious! If you can try to save room for dessert.

Thank Dan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.