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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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Nedlands, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the lamb gnocchi and the roast chicken. Both dishes were beautifully prepared. Chocolate mousse was delicious too. Only way too rich for one person.😊

Thank trefor t
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

all of our out of town friends want to go to Irene's. The service and food is wonderful. Irene herself is a beautiful person. She makes you feel so welcome and does everything she can to please. you; My most favorite place to eat in New Orleans.

Thank Jim K
Key West, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Me and my wife had an unforgettable dinner here last week with great service. Our server was A.J. and you can tell that he really enjoyed being there for his customers. Attentive, knowledgeable and just laid back but at the same time professional. The table next to us was a group of ladies that came... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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 2 weeks 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 

1 Thank Serenity250
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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!

Thank Taylor R

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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
US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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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