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539 Saint Philip St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
+1 504-529-8811
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (138 reviews)
“duck” (163 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (114 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
539 Saint Philip St, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to Irene’s numerous times because they used to be almost directly across from our second home in the French Quarter. Their food is consistently good and reasonably priced. The State owns the building and stores records where the restaurant was located for many...More

Thank kickdog
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service were probably the best we experienced in New Orleans to date....and that is a high bar to jump in a foodie city like NOLA. We will definitely go back the next time we are in town.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we missed our reservation time, we were politely accomodated. Place was crowded and somewhat noisy but New Orleans! Food excellent. Probably 3rd visit, first at new location. Expensive.

Thank HelenSeek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. This is top quality food and customer service. Our server MICHAEL was so helpful and also came with a bit of comedy. Definitely worth a visit if you do not want to eat all the standard food on offer in NO. Also the woman...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE this place. Make sure to reserve a table beforehand. Everyone knows how off the chain this place is. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the new location but it was cool too. If you go and enjoy seafood, I highly recommend...More

1  Thank TDPisarich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a big party but the service was sloppy, some meals were brought out a long way in advance of others. The food was ok but no better than that. There a much better places to eat.

Thank Engbandh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is warm with an elegant decor. The duck was absolutely delicious....as were the other parts of the dinner! Our server was so helpful and positive. I must return again....and again. bon appetit!

1  Thank underwaterdancer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun, boisterous place to have dinner. The new location looks great, although the placement of the bathrooms seems a bit odd. I would definitely recommend making a reservation. Even with one, you will probably wait. But, that is no problem because you...More

Thank torbinmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s nothing we didn’t like about the place. Phenomenal food; impeccable service! We had the soft crab legs for appetizer, watermelon salad, chicken, and choppino. All of it absolutely wonderful! They also have a great wine list. It’s a lively place!

Thank ECSumi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a building off of Bienville and Chartres. From the outside it seems unassuming, but once you enter, you encounter kind of an “old-world” Italian or formal dining experience. Food and wait staff were impeccable. Probably the best I've encountered in...More

Thank DHER1
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
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2 March 2018|
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Response from mjgmike2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that would be okay. Others had jeans on, as I did too. Hope you enjoy Frenchman Street, we go there too.
29 December 2017|
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Response from Jfc073 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, we went and we brought our wine with us. Worked out perfectly and the corkage fee was a modest $15. Of course we would not do this if ordering from the menu but it was a special bottle.
16 March 2017|
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Response from JoePlum94 | Reviewed this property |
We Uber'd everywhere as we did not have a vehicle. It was awesome!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Saint Philip St, 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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Since 1993, upscale Italian classics draw crowds to our elegant dining room with a piano bar, in the heart of the French Quarter.
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