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Irene's Cuisine

539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
+1 504-529-8811
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
539 Saint Philip St, The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116-3322
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every item we had at this restaurant is great. The wait staff is always friendly and professional. Ms. Irene is very personable. This is a must eat at restaurant if you are looking for some good food in the quarter. If there's any down side,...More

Thank troyw1404
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my fourth visit to NOLA and we have eaten at Irene's each visit. This list visit, we went for an early anniversary dinner and the service and food were exceptional! This is the best restaurant in NOLA and if you're wondering where to...More

Thank TheGrizwulds
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I dine at Irene's Cuisine every time I visit NOLA. It had been a favorite restaurant for many years. Excellent menu & interesting specials. The waiters are great & the food shouldn't be missed.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience several months later and I'm still craving some of Irene's cuisine. Hands down the best dinner we had in New Orleans

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best Italian food in the French Quarter. Service is outstanding and the food brings me back time and time again!!! You can't go wrong, but be sure to make a reservation!

Thank syoung59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we have been to NOLA on my trips this was our first time at Irene's but not our last. The entire staff was extremely pleasant and treated us as if we were regulars. The turtle soup was unusually rich with ingredients. My entree was...More

Thank PatWisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably my fourth time at Irene' s over the years. It is still the best. The service is top notch. The ambiance is classic and cool. The menu selection is great. The escargot is phenomenal. My wife and I enjoyed the whole snapper....More

Thank Ethan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this in a guidebook and since it was near our hotel we decided to try it. While the dining room is fairly small, we made reservations and were able to be seated quickly. The food was excellent (especially the cheesecake) and our waiter...More

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were wandering in the French Quarter, got hungry and all our usual favorites were very crowded. We knew nothing about Irene's, but it was convenient. The interior is a little cramped, but it felt romantic. The menu is quite ambitious -...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Irene's after a full day at the World War II Museum. Frankly, I was a little hungover from the previous evening, and my enjoyment of this rich and hearty food was not on my pallet that night. Even so, the food was...More

Thank 460jimz
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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16 March 2017|
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Response from Sharon R | Reviewed this property |
There is some on street parking but watch that you park legally or they'll tow you . There are paid parking lots and then you can walk a couple of blocks to the restaurant.
1 March 2017|
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Response from cabinwoman | Reviewed this property |
Call at least a week in advance, the fact that you are flexible with dates will help.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Baltimore-Bob13 | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to make reservations over the phone. Mardi Gras may have affected the hours they are open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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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