Irene's

4.9
2482 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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vipTyTy
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and food were great. It was pretty loud not from the music, but from all of the other customers in the room. We don’t live in town and booked this brunch because it was a “jazz brunch” and the band only played a few songs before they went to another area of the restaurant and played. I don’t know if we just had bad timing with our seating time, but a big reason we booked was for the ambiance of live music and we didn’t get much of it, which impacted our rating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner. Irenes is my favorite restaurant in NOLA. I dine every time I visit. Love everything about this place!!!!

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vipShirleyR
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Paul, was knowledgeable about all the drinks and meals. We shared the drum topped with crabmeat and served with beans and sweet potato hash, which was perfect for us. We haven’t been there in years, but won’t wait that long to return. We loved everything about it-the intimate dining areas, piano bar music, and excellent service.

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SSP2015
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend from out-of-town, and I went before a concert. The service was perfect, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS PHENOMENAL!!!!!
Our waiter Demetrius ROCKED!! Very knowledgeable about the menu. Made us feel extremely welcomed and comfortable!!

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AliciaA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to relax and enjoy some great food.

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WarrenB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, thank you Sean.
Food, as always, was fabulous & even though I had to travel, the experience was worth it - that's saying something (me in da city) Everyone raved about their dishes -

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous

Great food

Great dining experience

MC
vipMarciaC
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Irene’s. Food was delicious and ambiance was great. An added bonus was that it was a 5 minute walk from our hotel. We encouraged our tour mates to eat there as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Loved it. Would recommend to everyone.

KC
vipKCsMom
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Michael made the dinner memorable. The Special chicken dish was cooked to perfection and my husband’s Filet with au gratin potatoes was outstanding. I was very surprised that Irene’s said that my dinner did not qualify for points. That was the only disappointment

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LizG
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Irene’s was memorable. I had not been to the new location but it was certainly the perfect move for them.
Irene and her son Nicholas were there and the were both very welcoming.
The food was perfectly cooked and quite flavorful.
Our evening was enjoyable from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night for a celebrating and having romance. Live piano, candles and flowers, well dressed tables and the agility to prepare the table for a date night. Amazing vibe, sitting in the courtyard would have been fun but we really enjoyed being near the piano in the back room. They have great specials, get what the waiter/waitress recommends.

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vipLivetoeat
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, everything was fresh & local! Had a great time celebrating my birthday with the family.

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new restaurant is nice. I liked the old location more. The food was good but not great like last time. The gumbo and meatballs were ok but I won’t order again. The lamb was excellent. The service was fabulous!!

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vipJenniferR
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irene’s is always on point. The food was fresh and delicious. Chocolate martini - amazing!

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vipMRK0625
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Antoine made our experience the best, he was attentive and personable, we felt like family. The food was delicious, everything so flavorful and well presented. Irenes is one of the best restaurants in the French Quarter, we dine here every visit to New Orleans

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vipjanem
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular at Ireans local come often . Food is always great . Paul is always our server for years.

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Rockme1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the quintessential New Orleans fine dining experience Irenes is the place. Food, venue, vibe come together in a prefect way. We are from here and know this town, and if you are from here or visiting this brings it all together in a classy and classic way.

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Visitor
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. Surprising an upscale restaurant like this sings happy birthday to guests. A bit noisy but still can enjoy a quiet conversation

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VictorG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasteful. Definitely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ♥️. Always an enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

They do a $21 dollar lunch on weekdays. You get to pick an appetizer and a main. The appetizers we chose were oysters and bisque. Not bad. We got both mains, pork chop and catfish. Both horrid. Pork dry and all done. Catfish over breaded served on a loaf of French bread with BLT. Took off the bread and breading. Fortunately they had a lot of ketchup. Super bad. Ate 1/4. Not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Music a little loud

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ThomasP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Irene’s for another great NOLA dining experience: beautiful restaurant with great food and service. On this occasion we enjoyed the soft shell crab appetizer with lamb chops and San Francisco Cioppino. Always reliable.

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KadyW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time and the food and service was exceptional!

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vipAdam
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Antoine made us feel very welcome and was incredibly detailed in his descriptions of the menu and specials. Best cheesecake I’ve ever had!

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Grossfood
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Not Italian at all! My daughter ordered an simple bowl of fettuccine Alfredo and it was horrible.

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1000000/10 service and food! Can’t beat the live music and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. The best restaurant in Nola. Service food ambiance outstanding. Get the lasagna. It is the very best. Crab gratin appetizer delish and the Bibb lettuce salad with walnut dressing fresh and delish.

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DarrenW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was fantastic! Enjoyed both our entrees and the service was wonderful!

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ricks
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

typical great Irene's experience. Food was awesome, great service.

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vipBobRupp
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best restaurant in New Orleans. Our waiter, Daniel, is accommodating and entertaining. Just a great place to have a special evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent & service from Paul was outstanding.

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DonN
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irene's cleared all the hurdles. Service, food, atmosphere, all. We have eaten at numerous 1-3 Michelin Stars, and perhaps there were no white gloves, but that's the only thing that was missing. We had the Lamb Chops and the Veal Osso Buco. Both superb. Turtle Soup was excellent although a slightly different preparation, and the Tomatoe Mozzarella Salad was spot on. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Very personable. Kudos.

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vipMarsha
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome? One of our favorite places in the city! Tough to get reservations, but worth the wait.

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Eggplant
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server / Sommelier, Shawn was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. Adrian prepared a wonderful vegan eggplant (beat we have ever had) for the vegans at the table. We will be back for sure!

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vipHeatherinNola
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recommend enough. The service is the right blend of friendly, fun and professional, food never disappoints and a great atmosphere!

FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.9 stars by 2482 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.