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“local fare”
Review of Irene's Cuisine

Irene's Cuisine
Ranked #24 of 1,964 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Laguna Beach, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“local fare”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I love Irene's but they do not take reservations and there is usually a wait but you are surrounded by colorfull people, mostly locals. You can smell garlic around the corner. Yumm!

Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Metairie
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I didn't love my entree either, as someone else stated. The waiters were great, and the rest of the meal was great. My husand's entree was delicious. The waiters were singing; I just love singing waiters! Definitely make reservations, and leave early, as there is no place to park.

  • Visited August 2013
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Tomball
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Second time, and same great experience. Staff knows their menu like they cooked it themselves. Tucked away like an old London tobacco shop, it might fool you from the outside. Two visits, and we have brought two other couples, and not one thing was less than superb. Knowing how good they are, they weren't arrogant about it like some places - you actually feel like they are glad to have you there.

  • Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
472 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait even with a reservation!”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I have been going to Irene's for years. The food is always good. However, the attitude from the staff is terrible. I always make a reservation. Most of the time I have had to wait 15-20 minutes PAST the time of my reservation for a table. The last time it was 30 minutes. It makes you wonder why you even bother making a reservation. Coupled with the attitude from the staff...it makes it hard to go back with all of the choices in town.

  • Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OUTSTANDING + SUPERB RESTAURANT IN NOLA”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

IRENE'S was recommended by a local, he told us that we couln't leave NOLA without try this FANTASTIC Restaurant, that IRENE'S was a MUST DO, a real true New Orleans Landmark. So in our last night we decided to make a reservation there. Everything went Perfect since the beginning , the Service was FANTASTIC!!!, our dinner was REAL GOURMET!!!.
Our 15 days in NOLA were wonderful, the only bad point was the hotel that I chose, but I take that as an experience to learn and to be left in the past.
My wife and I feel New Orleans is our City, we LOVE IT. We'll go there again.

  • Visited August 2013
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