Irene's

4.7
1928 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BaishaliM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KimA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, Best Old Fashioned, We keep coming back!!!

JB
vipJodyB
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SallieR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun dining experience at a place we have enjoyed for years. Delicious food!

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pennys
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Crab meat au gratin was a huge disappointment. All else tip top!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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FrancieB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary!

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We have had much better making these dishes at home or at average ma and pa restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant experience. Great time had by all six of my friends. Definitely going back

MD
MikeD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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."

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vipJanieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the very best!!!

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vipRBICRED
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Stephanie was great along with the food and the atmosphere. Orlando was great and Sean was a great help with wine.

RB
vipRBICRED
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Stephanie!!!!

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Mike
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!

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BillyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Irene’s! Great date night dinner! Would always go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night - food, service and atmosphere. Trifecta :)

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CM
ChrisM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lasagna’s that I have ever had. Outside patio/garden was fantastic! Claudia our server was great!

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KathrynW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Orlando! Food was above expectations.

LH
LeeH
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined there this past Saturday with friends. Our meal was spectacular and the service was first class. we will be back again soon!

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vipRaoul9466
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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MichelleB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were amazing. My favorite restaurant in the city!

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GabrielleL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRichardD
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie always does a great job. Everyone is so nice and greets well. You’re my favorite And that saying a lot. Richard Davis

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Mimi7
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Melissa
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the courtyard. It was beautiful!!!!!

Excellent food. Best Caprese Salad I've ever had.

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ebchristie
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the meatballs , cauliflower soup,whole fish ,rack of lamb and cheesecake for dessert. Every dish was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service! One of my favorites to visit when I travel to New Orleans!

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Ellori
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff! Awesome food! Awesome experience! This was a little piece of heaven right in a great city

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Jyvdude
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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!

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Cajun
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The courtyard is beautiful and perfect for fresh air during this covid virus times. Service was great and food was outstanding.

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Happy
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NathanF
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

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AngelaM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, & atmosphere. We were celebrating our anniversary, they took the time to acknowledge this and make it special.

FAQs

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.