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Irene's Cuisine

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Neighbourhood:
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
Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Bucks County, PA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were looking for something other than the typical New Orleans cuisine found everywhere, so we stopped at the firehouse on Decatur St and asked for either a steak or Italian place they recommended,.One of the guys send us here. While it was a Tues night, the place was quite crowded and we had no reservation, but they seated us... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and i both were blown away with the amazing food and service. we had oysters elsewhere, which was a mistake as the courses and portions are LARGE. Wine list is solid and well priced. Our waiter was attentive and well traveled. My husband had lamb shanks and I had a seafood pasta dish as our main course. Do... More 

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Utica, New York
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant very accessible to any area in the French Quarter but in a quieter part of the neighborhood. The atmosphere is very charming, and we had a delightful meal with our teenaged children. The service is terrific too, and both our waiter and the bartender were very friendly and attentive. We even found out that the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at 5 p.m. and found out that they open at 5:30 p. m. and were asked if we had reservations? We did not, so we were told they were sold out, however the restaurant keeps 2 or 3 tables for 'walk in' customers. We did not move from our first position and we saw the line forming behind... More 

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Hitchcock, Texas
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is definitely a 5 , it is fresh and presented beautifully. Our server Stacy was friendly and knowledgeable. The downside is dining rooms are very small and cramped . The wine list needs improvement, the only Italian red wine you can order by the glass is a Chianti and I don't care for Chianti. After all this... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't matter that you have a reservation, you will wait and wait and wait until a table becomes available. We were seated at a cramped table in the bar area right next to the bathroom for over an hour before being seated at our table. The bathroom could use some cleaning and updating. The dining areas are small. The... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious food, couldn't be more satisfied! The staff were all extremely friendly, greeted us as soon as we arrived! I would definitely recommend the cheesecake for desert!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read only good reviews about the place and booked! What a great experience. The restaurant is very cosy and just like an italian one (as it is one). We where with our daughter and they kindly got her delicious pasta dish ready (great grano duro pasta, real parmesean cheese and sauce). Our orders were just faboulous: caprese salad, soup... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went there on 1/2 for our anniversary, seated us in the bar saying they had to wait for reservations to see if they could see us, it was 5:30 on Monday with a bowl game in town. Waiter in bar was great...before drinks arrived we were seated at a very small table up against a wall. Took 5 minutes for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seems every time we come to New Orleans we have to come to Irene's for dinner. It is always so delicious and consistent. My sister-in- law and I both got the lamb and it was absolutely fabulous! My husband ordered the steak and my brother ordered the grouper... everything was wonderful! The service is always great with the old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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