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“Lovely meal very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Iris - CLOSED

Iris
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: French Quarter
New Orleans
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely meal very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was a lovely meal. Starting off with a great arugula salad, and then proceeding to a splendid and savory vegetable lasagna. And a gorgeous chocolate souffle for dessert. The service was pleasant and professional --- the ambiance was pleasant, and the restaurant was easy to get to. The owner or manager came over to greet us and the server was attentive. Food prices were good. The other entrees all received good comments from my guests and everyone seemed pleased. Good wine list also. I would happily go back to this nice place! We went for the early dinner seating and the restaurant was also very quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter. Large parking lot right across the street.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Dinner at Iris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Dinner at Iris is always fantastic. Eric is a great front of the house guy who really knows the food and pairs excellent coctails and wines. I definitely defer to him on his knowledge of the bar. The food is always amazing at Iris.

Visited February 2013
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Lake Placid, New York
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, superb service, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Iris is truly a beautiful flower hidden in the garden of Eden. This upscale restaurant makes the casual diner feel comfortable. Fridays offer a lunch special of a finely prepared appetizer, lunch and dessert for $20. The place is lovely to look at and even more enjoyable to relax in. The owners will personally greet you, the wait staff is professional and the bar tenders too notch with some unique cocktails. Don't miss out in this gem simply because its not a main stream eatery!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Maybe it was a bad night?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Didn't feel especially welcome. The place isn't very nice. The lighting had to be adjusted. The service was amateur and a little sleazy. The menu is right out of the 1990s. The food lacked sparkle. The wine was a very good recommendation. Everyone on staff might have been really tired after Carnival, Superbowl, and Valentine's Day. The place was mostly empty. We live in the Quarter and have been mildly curious about this place since it opened. Glad we went because it confirmed what I suspected. I understand they are opening an Italian place down the road a bit. My suggestion is scale back Iris to something similar and manageable. It's not haute cuisine. It's fancy cooking. Also, change the menu. The owners could do really well appealing to hungry locals. Or, close it and reopen in the Midwest. It has that feel. Go and see what you think. Like I said, it may have been an off night. But, with so many great places and a new restaurant opening in New Orleans every "twenty minutes", we probably won't go back.

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Lake Placid, New York
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Wonderfully decadent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Was a great experience. Eric, the owner, personally greeted us. Scott and Cory, the bar tenders, were attentive. It's an upscale restaurant with a comfortable feel. In two days I visited three times! A must do

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