Irene's

4.8
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1639 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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K
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot day enough good things about Irene’s. Fantastic food & drinks, service professionals who made us feel like old friends, and a beautiful space. Will be back many many times.

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irene's is truly the heartbeat and best restaurant of New Orleans. We enjoyed our meal, the setting, our server and truly found it to be the best part of our time in New Orleans. The food, while Italian in style, definitely had that creole spin on the flavors, presentations and taste. The sausage appetizer was to die for as was the mussels. Two of us had the chef's special that night, a Filet Mignon with a wonderful scallop potato cake. The lasagna has been on the menu over 30 years and was excellent. We had a couple bottles of wine with dinner from the very extensive wine listing. Our only regret was our meal was so great that we had no room for any of the great sounding desserts. When in New Orleans you must go and enjoy a great meal at Irene's!

ND
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly service by Stephanie and the whole team from the moment we arrived at the the bar until we completed dessert. The new location is even better than old and the food is stellar.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, friendly service!

B
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

They blew off the birthday celebrate, the table was clearly marked with a ribbon. Our waiter said nothing. Another waiter came over and asked us to raise our glasses to someone at another table to wish her a happy birthday. But nothing for my friend . Very disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denise was a great server, excellent advice and recommendations. Food was amazing. Desserts were more amazing.

CD
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were held up in traffic and were late for our reservation. By the time we got their our table was understandably given to other diners. We arrived and given a table in the bar to wait until another table was available. We were settled very shortly and had a wonderful meal with outstanding service. We have enjoyed Irene’s for over 25 years and it will continue to be one our go to places in the Big Easy.

CA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately we were seated next to a noisy party of 4. Aside from that our food and service were wonderful. The escargots was done differently but excellent. I had the lamb and loved it and my husband had the shrimp pasta. He said it was the best shrimp he ever had.
Christine

A
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location and ambience. The food is excellent!

RD
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always enjoy eating at Irene's. Always accommodating. Thanks, Richard Davis

OT
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Warm welcome from host/owner Orlando. Pleasant bar. Middle dining room was a din with a large party, ok after they left. My drum fish was nice, husband’s whole redfish was spectacular. Would go back again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Irene’s! Food was delicious. Great staff. Fun place

LK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! The food was fabulous. The chicken with rosemary was the best! Cheesecake dessert was light and delicious! Paul, our waiter, was such a joy. Orlando was also a pleasure. Irene’s is a treasure... great food, great atmosphere. My husband said it perfectly.... this meal made our whole trip to New Orleans worth it’s.

SK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Maitre D,’ very accommodating and flexible, a nice dinner in the French Quarter.

KS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! The restaurant was aware it was my birthday and surprised me with a piece of cheesecake! Then we got the bill and saw we were charged for it. Ha!

G
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite find dining restaurant in New Orleans ! Top notch across the board, Demitreus served us with class and a welcoming style.

GD
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food excellent waiter. Wine by the glass a little too expensive.

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

MD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is delicious. Best cheesecake we have ever had! We will definitely go back!

SL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere but the service was PHENOMENAL!

GR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Irene's and were not disappointed. The food was great and the service was fabulous. In addition, we had eaten at a much better known NOLA restaurant the night before and although our dinner was more expensive, it was not nearly as good. We would go back to Irene's in a heartbeat!

A
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here since they moved. They’ve adapted the feel of the old location into their new digs. The food was great! I had the drum almandine meunière topped with lump crab since we were past soft shell crab season. Loved it! My wife had her favorite chicken Rosamarino and our friend had an excellent roasted duck. A very creamy cheesecake cake for dessert. Extra good service by our waiter David. A perfect meal!

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different location but same great experience. Service was top notch and the food was delicious as always. The new location is very cozy and classy.

B
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable dinner with friends. The food was very good and the service was excellent. A good fine.

B
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drink and ambiance. Great service. Very welcoming, friendly and professional staff. Duck was exceptional. We will make it a regular in our visits to New Orleans.

CY
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stacie was our server. She was awesome! I would ask for her next time I go.
And I hope that I will be in New Orleans again soon to eat there again.

WD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Michael was very good. This was our third visit and we will be back again.

MS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing night from the warm welcome from Orlando to the fantastic service from Dave and awesome meal. I recommend this place to anyone with an appetite for Italian Food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!

JJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

A bit overrated from the previous reviews. My wife and I frequent NOLA. This was our first time trying this restaurant. The inside décor of the restaurant is extremely nice. But the night we were there the service level was way off. Our waiter was very professional but the amount of time to get our food took over an hour after we ordered. It was just my wife and myself in a nice but small room with three other tables. Each of those tables had 4+ people. A table of 7 were seated about 10 minutes after us. I know we ordered before they did. They received their food well before we did. Also, we noticed each of the tables were offered a complimentary liquor drink towards the end of their meal. Not that big of deal, but we weren’t offered anything. With the amount of restaurants in New Orleans in that area I can’t say that we will be back.

EP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Demetrius was our server and he was incredible. Conversation and overall service was above and beyond.. he made our experience what it was! Will definitely be back

J
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at the new location and I enjoyed the space even more than the old one. The service was great but more importantly the food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a WONDERFUL experience at Irene’s. We celebrated 2 family birthdays. Our waiter, Michael, was the best ever & made the night extra special. Not one thing that we ate classified as mediocre but rather all over the top amazingly good. Would highly recommend Irene’s for a fine dining experience.

W
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfect.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Favorite place to go in New Orleans 😁

JH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible from the food, to the service, to the ambiance, but we especially loved our waiter, Christopher!

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience at Irene's. Friendly team and excellent food. Our favorite place for a nice meal after work and for special occassions.

GS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irene’s is consistently WONDERFUL!!!!
Love the food, atmosphere, and staff

HH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great experience. The staff are knowledgeable and the food is outstanding.

LP
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star food, service, and ambiance. Isaiah and Juan were great!!!!