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Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA

Irene's

4.8
4.8
3785 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 3,785 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Service

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Romantic

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Romantic

  • New Orleans

    Italian

3,785 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is absolutely delicious and service is excellent!

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  2. JonB

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and was very impressed with the service and the food was awesome! Would highly recommend and Sugar Bear was the best!

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  3. janem

    New Orleans

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is excellent Paul and all the servers are excellent. . Food is always great . We always have a good meal . Be back soon

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  4. BarbaraO

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Irene’s Experience!!! Delicious Cuisine! Amazing Service! Best in the Quarter!

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  5. WilliamR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irenes Outstanding rest. service great, Outstanding wait staff. Our waiter Hunter Landry was Great, Knowlegable and personality plus. Were locals and eat out often, Irenes is as good or better than many of the Nationaly know restruants in New Orleans in our opinion. We dined in the San Giuseppe Room. ( St Joseph)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and an exceptional experience thanks to Jonathan.

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  7. Lori

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We know this is a favorite for many, we weren't terribly impressed. I ordered the meunière Almondine My experience with Menuiere is that it's a dark sauce with Worcestershire, butter, etc. this sauce was strictly butter. It was so dark in there, we couldn't read the menu. Just don't get the hype.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love it. Everything was wonderful! Would recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value. Very professional wait staff

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  10. JohnR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far my now favorite place to eat in French Quarter.

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  11. MichaelD

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the ambiance and the waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was not as good as we hoped it would be, so we were a little disappointed. The appetizer was very good but the entre was fair.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, a fabulous experience at Irene's! Lamb chops and short ribs were amazing, as are the meatballs and Oysters Irene. Sean, our server, was on his game as always - we're definitely coming back.

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  13. AdeanL

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Irene’s never disappoints. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. A wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! Can’t wait to go back!

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  14. CHILL

    Greater Boston

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite fish dishes at this restaurant. The red fish from the Gulf with almonds was great! The caprese was good too. The cheesecake was amazing. The panned oysters looked good too.

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  15. Chi0

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The two appetizers, Paneed Oysters and Escargot aux Champignons, were both excellent. Whatever the creamy sources were, they made big differences. The prosciutto in Parma Prosciutto & Grilled Asparagus was saltier than expected but still tasty. San Francisco style Cioppino was ordinary. Shrimp & Crawfish Fettuccine was the best. The only thing my wife and I didn't like was the toasted bread coming with the appetizers. They were dry and hard. The ambient and service were nice. Unfortunately, the next table was extremely loud.

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  16. kenM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. David is always professional and kind.

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  17. JoPfromUK

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friend.y welcome, efficient service but felt overlooked throughout our meal by permanent attendant in small dining room, hard to relax. Delicious starter of caprese salad but entrees disappointing, salty chicken and dense lasagne. Manager was apologetic and offered us a complimentary dessert which we appreciated. We had much better meals in the French Quarter than this one.

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  18. CJPi

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was especially kind with excellent service.

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  19. PamelaP

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there but we’ll be back! Delicious food and professional service.

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  20. SusanRsusabella

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was a doll the food, ambience and wine were top notch.

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  21. RitaS

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing. Started with mussels and then had the duck! Great food and great service!

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  22. RussW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene’s is definitely best Italian in the city. Menu is more limited and precise than a typical Italian restaurant, but I believe it allows for a better quality product and presentation.

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  23. LindaH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A fabulous Italian restaurant despite the fact that,s not why one comes to Nola. My dinner was spectacular. My husbands was much the same as hom

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  24. MelindaB

    Seattle

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance, great service. The food is like good, old-fashioned Italian American cooking - tasty, massive portions, nothing too fancy. My husband absoluetly loved it - I thought it was quite good. We will be back!

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  25. DANO

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated promptly at our reservation time, waiter was fantastic and knowledgeably about the menu and specials; food was very good; price was fair.

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  26. InLoveWithIrenes

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th visit to Irene's and it just keeps getting better. The food, service & ambience are all top notch. We requested Demetrius as he had made such an impression the first time. He was more fabulous than ever and truly made us feel like family. Thank you Demetrius and Irene's for a perfect dining experience!

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  27. JasonT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always. Great food, great service.

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  28. BenO

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Irene’s as always!

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  29. Tara

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Dishes were brought out very timely, server was great, and everything was delicious.

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  30. sandygann

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and incredible service! Will be back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere & exceptional service. One of our favorite places to eat when visiting New Orleans.

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  32. Robbin

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    With the exception of our front bartender Joe, during our brief wait, the service and food were very good. Dave was funny, engaging, and knowledgeable. It's definitely a must if you love Italian!!

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  33. LeaB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our time at Irene’s. Not only was the food amazing, the whole experience was quintessential New Orleans.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sugar bear was our server he provided excellent service he was very attentive. He made our dinner very enjoyable. The food was outstanding

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  35. GermondJ

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, I recommend the lamb chops. Great place for valentine day

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  36. DonaP

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute all time favorite restaurant in NOLA! Manager Michael is a GEM and our waitress was spectacular, it’s so amazing how they make you feel welcome and like family .. a MUST when in the big easy!

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  37. JudithL

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in New Orleans. If you come to New Orleans or live there, do not miss out on Irene’s.

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  38. luv2eat

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Great service! Even during Mardi Gras! 💜💚💛

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  39. JimB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and great service. highly recommended.

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  40. Chuck

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Irene's did NOT disappoint. We brought a couple friends who had never been and they were blow away. There was a caprese salad special that literally melted in my mouth. My favorite NOLA restaurant.

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FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.8 stars by 3785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Irene's

529 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Chartres St.
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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