RESERVATION POLICY: Reservations requiring a credit card are subject to a $10/person fee as a result of no call-no show, or if not cancelled before 4:00pm central time on the reservation date.
Our cuisine is country French and Italian with a New Orleans influence. Although a majority of our seating is available for walk-in guests we do take reservations. While you wait we have a piano player and serve cocktails. We look forward to serving you.
"Love and Cuisine, Sempre con Passione"
Baked in the shell with pancetta, pimento and pecorino romano
Duck St. Philip
Roasted crispy, glazed with a pecan, raspberry pancetta demi, sweet potato mash and fresh spinach
Veal pork and beef with marinara and melted mozzarella
Irene’s is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans! Orlando, the restaurant manager was so welcoming & thoughtful! Our wait staff was incredible as well.
Irene’s is a New Orleans classic with impeccable service and food that knocks your socks off! I highly recommend the lamb chops, they’re the best in the city.
Great food, Great service, Best Old Fashioned, We keep coming back!!!
By far my favorite restaurant in the French Quarter. From the meatball to the Bib salad to the perfectly cooked Black Drum with jumbo lump crab meat. Irene’s is not to be missed whether you’re local or just visiting.
We visit Irene's first day of every trip we make to NOLA. It's tradition since our wedding. We have NEVER been disappointed! We are remembered and treated like family. Even if we're trying to figure out what's in a dish they play along!
Fun dining experience at a place we have enjoyed for years. Delicious food!
Crab meat au gratin was a huge disappointment. All else tip top!
Party of 4 made reservations a month ago for a birthday. Had to wait 1/2 hour before being seated. Offered no drinks as we waited. Food was good. Don’t know if it was worth the wait.
We have had much better making these dishes at home or at average ma and pa restaurants.
Perfect restaurant experience. Great time had by all six of my friends. Definitely going back
Chose Irene's for our second night in New Orleans. Great choice. The new location is great, food great as always and our waiter did a wonderful job!! My wife and I split a Caprese Salad, she ordered the Fish Meuniere and I did the Rosemary Chicken. All were terrific. I rarely order chicken when we eat out, however, this was excellent. Bread Pudding for dessert, how New Orleans. We loved Irene's in the old location, now it is closer to Canal Street and easier to get to!! They did a good job of being "Covid Conscious."
Just the very best!!!
Our server Stephanie was great along with the food and the atmosphere. Orlando was great and Sean was a great help with wine.
Great service by Stephanie!!!!
Love Irene’s! Great date night dinner! Would always go back.
Great night - food, service and atmosphere. Trifecta :)
Everything was SPOT ON. Super memorable night. Waiter was Demetrius and he absolutely made it special. Service like that is off the chart. As good as I have experienced anywhere. Can't wait to go back.
One of the best lasagna’s that I have ever had. Outside patio/garden was fantastic! Claudia our server was great!
Loved the courtyard. Food was amazing and Dimitrious was a fabulous host, server that treated us well. Highly recommend the Jensen Aerialist Cab Franc. Great value!
Excellent service from Orlando! Food was above expectations.
Dined there this past Saturday with friends. Our meal was spectacular and the service was first class. we will be back again soon!
A waitress can just ruin a meal. I don't know if this person was new or not but she was not very professional. The meal just didn't have a good flow.
As always the food and service were amazing. My favorite restaurant in the city!
Had a beautiful time at Irene’s with my partner for our anniversary. The service was impeccable and we were taken care of through the entire night! Thank you to the staff at Irene’s, you all are lovely and take pride in your establishment!
Stephanie always does a great job. Everyone is so nice and greets well. You’re my favorite And that saying a lot. Richard Davis
Irene’s was an amazing dining experience.
The food was phenomenal, the Ambiance, & our waitress was lovely.
I would definitely come back the next time I’m in town!
We ate outside on the patio and it was a lovely evening. Would highly suggest eating at Irene's. My second time at this location.
First time bring my wife here to one of my favorite spots on NOLA, food was spectacular, waiter recommended a very good Italian wine. Dessert was outstanding! It’s pricey but well worth it! We had the meatball appetizer and snail app, Duck and Ciopinno main course. Delish!!
We sat outside in the courtyard. It was beautiful!!!!!
Excellent food. Best Caprese Salad I've ever had.
Lovely atmosphere. Outstanding service and delicious food. We will return on our next trip to NOLA. We visited Sicily two years ago and went to the small town where Irene’s family lives, Noto. Had our favorite Sicilian wine there. Great dining experience.
We had the meatballs , cauliflower soup,whole fish ,rack of lamb and cheesecake for dessert. Every dish was excellent.
Exceptional food and service! One of my favorites to visit when I travel to New Orleans!
Awesome staff! Awesome food! Awesome experience! This was a little piece of heaven right in a great city
We are locals who have tried to go to Irene’s two other times since the pandemic and finally on the third try it happened. Although we had reservations ther was a 20 plus minute wait on a stool in the bar with other diners waiting for their tables. We were then escorted to our table which was in a small room with closed doors and the only other table was a table of twelve less than 5 feet away.(In hindsight we should have refused the table). Upon greeting us, our waitperson removed her mask to speak ( we promptly asked to to put it back on). As we were eating appetizers, we were advised that there was another table available elsewhere in the restaurant, which was kind of “after the fact”. Food was fair to lousy although service was very good. Very disappointing!
Great restaurant. The courtyard is beautiful and perfect for fresh air during this covid virus times. Service was great and food was outstanding.
I have wanted to dine at Irene's for years & the wait was worth it! Beautiful restaurant, courtyard & bar area. The food was delicious & so authentic! Our server was attentive without being intrusive. A return trip will be sooner than later.
Great food, service, & atmosphere. We were celebrating our anniversary, they took the time to acknowledge this and make it special.
Irene's is rated 4.7 stars by 1928 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.