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Irene's, New Orleans, LA

Irene's

4.8
4.8
3950 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 20 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 3,950 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

    Good for special occasions

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Good for special occasions

  • New Orleans

    Italian

3,950 Reviews
  1. JeanF

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service. Do not hesitate to make a reservation.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and service were excellent. The food was incredible. I’d definitely eat there again. Wonderful experience all around.

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  3. GangGreen73

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and energy were off the charts as usual. Can't wait to go back.

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  4. TenyQ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at the bar, service was outstanding. The piano player added a nice touch to the ambiance.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. The lamb was great. The service was professional without being intrusive. The restaurant was full but the service was quick, the food hot and the drinks were very good.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t often take the time to write reviews, but this place was beyond fabulous. I love lamb but I often have to send it back because it is undercooked. It was perfect, and done in an amazing sauce.  I ordered a cocktail, but I thought it was gonna taste like a margarita, but it tasted more like a Manhattan winter took one look at my face and said you’re not happy with this. I’ll get you anything else you’d like.  Brandon was an amazing waiter and talk to us often. I sat in the room with the piano bar and her former was fabulous. My husband of the chicken Parm and he said it was out of this world, ambience, cheerful, and professional. I would go back in a heartbeat . Don’t miss a chance to go to Irene‘s if you’re in Nola !

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  7. JudyL

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene’s is consistently excellent from the fabulous food to the top-notch service to the wonderful ambience.

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  8. Deborah303

    Houston

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food and service was outstanding! That part could not have been better. The noise level in our dining area was the only negative aspect. There was a large group in the same dining room with us. They were very boisterous. It was hard to hear each other to have a conversation between two people at our table. Otherwise, it was a lovely evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We were seated next to the pianist. He was amazing! He made the piece de resistance of an amazing evening!

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  10. Southernboy

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, very nice drinks. Waiter David was very attentive and very timely.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Comfortable end moderately elegant. Delicious flavors, try wedding soup was special!

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  12. janem

    New Orleans

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food , everyone always greets you . Nice experience. Great to have a 4 star restaurant in our French Quarter , a walk away from my home . Fabulous service

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Irene’s! New Orleans Italian, beautiful ambiance and building. Intimate, delicious and great service.

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  14. RobM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing drinks, food, and service. We always dine at Irene’s when we travel to New Orleans.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Demetrius(I’m not sure if this is the correct spelling) was a phenomenal server and delivered us a great experience. As a service professional it was nice to see a staff that worked well together and delivered good experiences to the guests around them. Looking forward to my next meal at Irene’s.

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  16. KimG

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience as usual! Soft shell crab special was excellent and they graciously tweaked the pasta sauce on it for me. Oysters Irene and Asparagus salad also top notch. Special touch was our server “Sugar Bear”❤️ Highly recommend - always wonderful!

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  17. KatherineM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very romantic spot for dinner. Beautiful candle light and ambiance! Amazing service and food as well. You will not be disappointed!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding, both the service and food!

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  19. SadDiner

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Irene’s is old-school New Orleans and by that I mean an elegant and charming atmosphere, exquisite dishes prepared perfectly, and professional service that is both genteel and modern. Michael was our server and was so perfect. An evening to remember.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. This trip was especially great as our server was over the top fantastic.

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  21. Jan1218

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Nice ambience. Service was very good.

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  22. MarkD

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jonathan was a GREAT waiter! We have been here several times and the food is always top notch! Soft shell crab, wedding soup, while fish all amazing. Atmosphere is excellent and service is excellent.

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  23. Elizabeth

    Louisville

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time here. I’m In NOLA every other month and my 2nd time here. The food is exquisite ..I had amazing Cioppino tonight, and my server Michael was superb. Knowledgeable, kind, attentive, went the extra mile for me. I’ll be back on my next business trip

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Sugarbear was a delight to be our server.

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  25. Adswave

    New Orleans

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love this restaurant as it always delivers a wonderful dining experience. Excellent and prompt service. We started with the escargot appetizer that has a great mixture of mushrooms in the overall presentation. The Lasagna entree was absolutely fantastic with a tasty marinara sauce. Overall a great dining experience.

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  26. ALANV

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience Great waiter Miss Irene could not have been more friendly and cordial as she worked the room

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  27. kenM

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Never disappoints on either count.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Service was friendly and fast. Food was excellent. We ordered the meatballs (delish!) as an appetizer, watermelon salad (also delish!) which can easily be shared for two, lamb and fish almondine as entrees. All was S.U.P.E.R.B! We don't remember our server's name but she was good. However, we do remember David as he was so personable and an absolute delight to chat with. He also gave us both a set of beautiful bead necklaces. We sat at a corner table by the piano bar which was wonderful as it gave us an opportunity to enjoy the pianist who was also a delight! We highly recommend Irene's and be sure to make a reservation!

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  29. LisaA

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and lovely atmosphere. Service was above and beyond expectations.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellence, wait staff excellent. Ambiance was inviting.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best meal I enjoyed this week. The seasonal watermelon salad blew my mind. The drum almandine was exquisite. I look forward to making a return visit to Irene’s. This place is a must.

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  32. PatriciaR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Be sure to ask for Sean as your waiter….he was terrific!!!

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  33. KAtherynC

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in NoLa. Wait staff is exceptionally professional. Meatball appy is delicious. Great wine selection. Bread pudding dessert was wonderful. Noisy but it’s New Orleans

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  34. Inmanpark

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. We enjoyed the specials last night.

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  35. Batman

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food exceptionalism. Veal shank a must. Wife’s filet one of the best ever. Turtle soup Devine Our server, Hunter, one of the very best I have ever had the pleasure of meeting at a fine dining restaurant. KUDOS to the establishment and to Irene’s personnel!!!!!

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  36. JudyB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Where to start with a perfect dinner, perfect ambience, perfect service, and a jazz piano player to entertain….. we started with the oysters with spinach, pecans and grapes – easily one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had in my entire entire life. We moved on to an extraordinary watermelon salad, exceptional. My husband had the fillet and some amazing scalloped sort of potatoes. Again, the fillet ranked at the top of the list of steaks ever consumed. I had the Cioppino - a spicy broth filled with more muscles, clams, scallops, shrimp, and fish than I could eat. We topped it off with an amazing cheesecake. Irene moved to the top of my list of restaurants here in New Orleans. We are resident here so we get to experience all the good restaurants whenever we want to and Irene‘s will be a regular. Let me not leave out the restaurant itself. The woodwork, the decor, is so old world. The courtyard is gorgeous and Paul, our server was clearly a professional. 

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious dinner at Irene’s. Our waiter, Paul was outstanding with his recommendations and course timing. The restaurant is beautiful and the piano bar ambiance was delightful. Thank you Westin hotel for recommending this place!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular meal and service! Don’t skip the meatballs as an appetizer. From start to finish, food was outstanding.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    CHICKEN WAS OVER COOKED. THEY BROUGHT OUT FOOD OUT BEFORE WE WERE COMPLETED FIRST COURSE. HAD TO REQUEST BREAD AND IT NEVER CAME. THIS RESTAURANT IF OVERRATED

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  40. HopkinsTucson

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed that we did not receive the level of experience that other reviewers have reported. No bruschetta was given when we arrived. We thought perhaps Irene’s changed practice but then we saw others were served this as we were finishing up. Too late. Our food was well prepared and portions were generous. Nice cocktails and wine list. One item a bit too salty. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly but did not check in to see if we needed anything once we were served by a second server. Overall a nice traditional meal.

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FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.8 stars by 3950 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 20 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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