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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
+1 504-529-8811
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Not on Bourbon, this restaurant had delicious food, outstanding service, and a great atmosphere. Located in what looked like an old house, the people that worked there all had a personable way. I highly recommend this fine dining experience.

Thank Mike F
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service, excellent ambiance and last but not least very good food. If you want to have s good culinary experience you must try this spot in town.

Thank Foncol
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New Orleans visitor center sent us to Irene's as their favorite French quarter restaurant. We were surprised when we were seated and it turned out to be Italian. It's quaint and romantic, the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for, so we stayed. Our server was attentive, I had a perfect old fashioned, it was a good start. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ended up here after a couple strike outs prior, so glad it worked out. Busy hidden gem. piano player in the lounge while awaiting table. Delicious menu, great service and even amazing desserts. Reasonable priced and food was amazing. No one recommended this to us but they sure should have!!

Thank Traci G
Chico, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is probably one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The menu is wonderful with so many choices. The side salads were very fresh and crispy. The bread they serve is fresh and hot. Everything is good. I have been there 3 times and have never been disappointed. The waiters and all the staff give excellent and... More 

Thank Carleen G
Rocklin, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was lovely and the service impeccable. The food was great -- I liked it more than other food I had in the quarter. It was still on the heavy side for my personal tastes. Irene's was recommended by some people at a parade who return every year. I am glad I went here. But, I wish I had... More 

Thank goodlyon
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed our pre-race pasta dinner here at Irene's and found the staff to be very accomodating! There had been a mix up and although the restaurant did not have our reservation on their books (but a record of our call) they were able to get us in within a reasonable time frame!!

Thank Barbara B
eufaula, ok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Irene's is usually our night before Thanksgiving go to spot because it is cozy, but not crowded or loud. The service is impeccable and the food...oh well it is scrumptious. The wine selection is fine as well. This year I had the Cioppino, oh my gosh it was as good as if not better than any I've had in San... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Irene's on the recommendation of a gentleman working at one of the antique shops on Royal Street. We were able to get a reservation for that night supposedly because someone else had canceled at 7 PM. We arrived for the reservation and the restaurant was packed. we had to wait about 5 to 10 minutes for our... More 

Thank carole b
Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Irenes. Fabulous food, great ambience and friendly staff. My hubby and I come to the Big Easy about every two years from Canada, and we have dined at some of the best places in the city. The only repeat is Irenes, it's a must.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-529-8811

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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