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Irene's

4.9
4.9
2797 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

*Please note that if your desired reservation time is not available online, or your party is larger than those accepted through this service, please call the restaurant. We are happy and excited to make great effort in accommodating you. *

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"

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Creole, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 529-8811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Scalco II

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (504) 529-8811

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Sicilian Antipasto$21.00

    Parma Prosciutto, assorted Italian salumi, selection of imported cheeses, castelvetrano olives, arancini, seasonal house made marmellata, toasted ciabatta

    • Oysters Irene$10.50

      Baked in the shell with pancetta, pimento and pecorino romano

      • Mussels Marinara$9.75

        Steamed in white wine and a light marinara

        • Escargot Aux Champignons$9.75

          Herbed garlic butter, mushroom caps, pinot grigio, beurre blanc

          • Meatballs Marinara$11.50

            Veal pork and beef with marinara and melted mozzarella

            • Paneed Oysters and Grilled Shrimp$13.50

              Baby spinach, raspberry vinaigrette & toasted pecans

              • Crabmeat Gratin$11.50

                Jumbo Lump crabmeat baked in a casserole of swiss and brie

                • Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli$7.50

                  Hint of nutmeg with marinara and parmigiano

                  • Italian Sausage with Caramelized Onions & Peppers$13.50

                    Soups & Salads

                    • Caesar Salad$7.50

                      Crisp hearts of romaine with herbed croutons and shaved parmigiano

                      • Grilled Asparagus & Parma Prosciutto$11.50

                        Arugula drizzled in a white wine vinaigrette, calamata olives, shaved parmigiano

                        • Soup du Jour$7.50

                          Prepared by the chef daily

                          Fish & Seafood

                          • Meuniere Amandine$24.90

                            Pan seared filet of fish, toasted almonds, sweet potato mash haricot verts, brown butter

                            • Shrimp & Crab Papparadelle$26.00

                              Light Parmesan cream, shrimp, crabmeat, spinach, roma tomatoes, basil, Italian herbs

                              • San Francisco Style Cioppino$29.00

                                Shrimp, scallops, fish, crabmeat, clams, mussels simmered in a spicy, saffron scented tamato fennel broth

                                Meats & Fowl

                                • Lasagna Bolognese$19.90

                                  House made pasta layered with ricotta cheese ground veal, italian sausage and marinara

                                  • Chicken Rosemarino$19.90

                                    Roasted in white wine, virgin olive oil, rosemary garlic jus. with herbed roasted potatoes

                                    • Duck St. Philip$24.90

                                      Roasted crispy, glazed with a pecan, raspberry pancetta demi, sweet potato mash and fresh spinach

                                      • Lamb a'la Provence$29.90

                                        Grilled lamb chops, roasted garlic potato mash, haricot verts, rosemary port wine demi

                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                        What 2,797 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                        4.9
                                        4.9 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.8Food
                                        • 4.9Service
                                        • 4.9Ambience
                                        • 4.7Value

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                                        1. j

                                          janem

                                          New Orleans

                                          26 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          26 reviews

                                          Dined today

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We will b back soon . Great Food always

                                        2. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great as always

                                        3. LF

                                          LocalFraserFrequentGuest

                                          Denver

                                          23 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          23 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Personable waiters, excellent food, lovely restaurant.

                                        4. DF

                                          DawnF

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything about Irene’s is amazing. The atmosphere, the service the food..outstanding!!!! Highly recommended!! Make reservations!!

                                        5. AH

                                          AmyH

                                          Phoenix

                                          10 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

                                        6. CJ

                                          ChristineJ

                                          New Orleans

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

                                        7. DB

                                          DaleB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          That was the best meal I’ve ever had in New Orleans and I’ve been coming for many years and eating at all the to restaurants

                                        8. B

                                          Badger

                                          Chicago

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great evening with super food and service. A definite must when visiting NOLA!

                                        9. SN

                                          SusanN

                                          Orlando

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We have been to Irene’s almost every time we are in NOLA. Everything from food to service have been outstanding. It has always been a favorite, and it did not disappoint! We have decided that Irene’s is now THE favorite! See you next year!

                                        10. j

                                          joycedt

                                          San Francisco

                                          13 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          We ate at the old Irene's location so were curious about the new spot. The new location is definitely a move in the right direction with a few different rooms, seating at the bar, and a beautiful outdoor patio. The service was excellent from the moment we stepped in the door. Our waiter, Michael was personable, knowledgeable and took great care of us. When it comes to food, there are SO many incredible options in NOLA that we find ourselves becoming incredibly discerning and have VERY high expectations. We started with the ravioli appetizer which was pretty basic and the special bib lettuce salad which was fresh and simple. My husband had the osso buco and he found the sauce to be delicious and the meat not as tender as he'd hoped. I had the drum fish meuniére with a side of mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach. The spinach was a substitution for the haricot verts and it was delicious,-not-over cooked and well-seasoned. The fish however, was over-cooked so it was a bit mushy rather than flakey and therefore disappointing. I should add that the house special cocktail I had with rye was excellent. I forget the name. So overall, kudos to the service staff and the kitchen could up their game a notch.

                                        11. DT

                                          DT197

                                          Dallas

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          5 star food and service.

                                        12. JB

                                          JasonB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely amazing food and atmosphere. We sat at a table by the window looking out on the street. For an appetizer I highly recommend the mussels and ask for some extra bread to dip in the sauce because it is delicious. I had the filet and my wife had the fettuccine. Both dishes were superb. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.

                                        13. e

                                          edkup

                                          Tampa

                                          40 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          40 reviews

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We love dineing here. This was our 6th visit. The service and food is incredible. We will return.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlantic City

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Awesome place. Love the ambiance and the space. Great waiter-Sean!

                                        15. ME

                                          MarisaE

                                          Austin

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always amazing! My favorite restaurant in all of Nola!

                                        16. SP

                                          ScottP

                                          Washington DC

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          just fantastic, my favorite place in NO. I got the chicken was I don't normally do and it was fantastic. My waiter was amazing. Thank you Irene's! See u next time. Scott

                                        17. TL

                                          TerriL

                                          Little Rock

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          An awesome start for our stay in NOLA. The staff was amazing and the service was very good. The food outstanding. We finished it off with the sublime bread pudding. Will definitely be back!

                                        18. DW

                                          DonnaW

                                          New Orleans

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful place to eat. Reasonable prices delicious food great service

                                        19. k

                                          karenh

                                          Seattle

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          I was on a Mother's Day girlfriend's weekend, and booked Irene's based on previous reviews and great walking distance. Service was OUTSTANDING from start to finish. Attentive without feeling "stalked" Cocktails were delightful and we didn't get any "side eye" when my friend and I let them know we wanted to try lots of things and were doing "splitsies". We didn't care for one of the specials we ordered as a starter and they whisked it away (literally we each had one bite) and took it off the bill. Duck was TO DIE FOR. I recognized it would have been rude to lick the plate. Highly recommend

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Chicago

                                          30 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          30 reviews

                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food and the outdoor garden were fabulous. Our waiter Demetrius was first class all the way.

                                        21. JE

                                          JimE

                                          San Francisco

                                          19 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          19 reviews

                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Turtle soup was best in town. We split whole red snapper, had leftovers. Bread pudding was heavenly. Claudia was an outstanding server

                                        22. C

                                          Cindy

                                          New Orleans

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We always have a great time and meal at Irene's, but last night's server(s) were outstanding - Claudia and Michael. Excellent!

                                        23. BM

                                          BrendaM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful experience!! Food delicious!!! Great service and lovely decor.

                                        24. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Savannah

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Susan was fantastic!! Mussels, Meatballs, and Drum fish delicious!! Love the new place!

                                        25. OO

                                          ObiO

                                          Seattle

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing service and food. Tried the pork, meatballs, and the caprese salad and all were great. Highly recommend trying Irene’s!

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Richmond

                                          39 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          39 reviews

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Probably the best meal we had during our 2 week stay in New Orleans. What a pleasant surprise to be seated on the gorgeous patio; terrific service and ambience. Dan was our waiter and was super fun. The soft shell crab entree was top notch and Dan also recommended a lovely bottle of Nebbiolo for us. Whatever we wanted, Dan made it so! We'll definitely be back!

                                        27. E

                                          Eatoutoften

                                          Pittsburgh

                                          68 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          68 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                          [Very good food but a little hectic. Soft shell crab app was very good as was the lamb and fish amandine. Service was spotty which seems to be the norm post covid. Quality wine at reasonable prices.

                                        28. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          EXCELLENT food, PHENOMENAL service, BEAUTIFUL atmosphere - we can not wait to go back!

                                        29. TW

                                          TraceyWillis

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service was EXCELLENT, and our meals were INCREDIBLE! What an awesome little hidden gem right in the heart of New Orleans! Our palates were very pleased with the crab au gratin, crawfish bisque soup, bib salad, cioppino, soft shell crab, and the BEST cheesecake we have ever tasted. We will definitely return to Irene's!

                                        30. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New Orleans

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          An exceptional dining experience.

                                        31. M

                                          Marilyn

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We have been going to Irene's for years. They never disappoint! Softshell crab appetizer was wonderful!

                                        32. AJ

                                          AreyanaJ

                                          Houston

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We lucked up on a reservation here and loved every bit. Our server Dimitrious was awesome and made stellar recommendations. From our apps to entrees, everything was delicious. We will be back next month.

                                        33. b

                                          babybear

                                          Houston

                                          70 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          70 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Shawn is such an excellent waiter. He recommended the wonderful duck entree. The drinks were superb. I could not have had a better experience. This was our fourth visit in four years. Keep up the great work!

                                        34. r

                                          rjf2245

                                          Atlanta

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The inside atmosphere was incredible with a church like theme going on. The service was A+and the food was equally as good.... Look forward to a return visit soon.

                                        35. JB

                                          JohnB

                                          New Orleans

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We've been going to Irene's since July 1996. It's always wonderful - food, service and atmosphere. Can't wait to go again!

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service and food

                                        37. LL

                                          LaurenLo

                                          Tahoe

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic food! Ask for Giovanni his recommendations are all incredible and he is an amazing server. Def order the mussels!!!

                                        38. KS

                                          KarenS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The whole dining experience was outstanding. Demitrius was our waiter & he was superb. The food was absolutely delicious! We cannot wait to return.

                                        39. M

                                          Maddy

                                          Washington DC

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Terrific service and a wonderful dinner. Food was excellent.

                                        40. SH

                                          SteveH

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          DRUM FISH WAS OUTSTANDING - LAMB CHOPS WERE EXCELENT, AS WELL AS A BOTTLE OF WINE. IRENE WAS BUZZING AROUND BUSY AS HECK. NICE EXPERIENCE OVER ALL.

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                                        Irene's is rated 4.9 stars by 2797 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Booked 15 times today
                                        Google Map for Irene's

                                        529 Bienville St New Orleans, LA 70130

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Chartres St.

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          French Quarter

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Italian, Creole, French

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Street Parking

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Nicholas Scalco II

                                        • Additional

                                          Full Bar, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (504) 529-8811

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          our Private Event Coordinator : (504) 529-8811

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