Tommy's Cuisine is really the sister restaurant to Irene's in the French Quarter. Tommy and Irene were married and after their divorce, he opened Tommy's. Tommy's is bigger, less crowded, with more open rooms (probably because it's not in the French Quarter but in the Warehouse District) and it's much much easier to get a table. Best part is that the food is just as good!
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Tommy's on a Thursday evening. We had a 9:00 reservation and the restaurant was busy but not crowded. The menu is definitely what you would expect in New Orleans but has an Italian flair. My husband's appetizer was fried oysters, recommended by the waiter and they were outstanding. According to my husband, they were not your typical fried oysters as there was bacon or pancetta involved but he proclaimed them to be the best he's ever had. I had an avocado and lump crab salad - also wonderful. Our entrees were Pompano in a bag and Filet of Fish Maison which was Red Drum sauteed and served with a Meuniere Sauce, topped with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Brabant Potatoes and fresh steamed broccoli. It was excellent and my husband's Pompano was equally delicious. It was a special of the day, of which there were many.
I would highly recommend Tommy's. Not only is the service terrific but the food is delicious. Plus the Warehouse District is a fun area to explore with lots of neighborhood bars and restaurants to be enjoyed.