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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
3866 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 37 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 3,866 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

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Italian

3,866 Reviews
  1. MegC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Irene’s. Our waiter, Dimitrius, was kind and friendly. The service was quick, but not at all rushed. The meal was excellent. We were visiting from another state, but if we’re back we will definitely be back!

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  2. LorettaR

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance, quality, service, attention to detail and food are outstanding!

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  3. ToniP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been coming to Irene's for many years and she never disappoints! The food is so good here and being Italian I love to eat! This time I had the Filet Mignon special with the Oysters Irene. So delicious! Followed by the best Cheesecake ever! But, food is only part of the dinner, our waiter David is the one who takes our dining experience to a whole new level. When we are lucky enough to sit at one of his tables, we couldn't be happier. We come down from NYC twice a year and it's my wish that David could be our waiter all the time!

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  4. Zarnack

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Demetrius was absolutely one of the best fine dining waiters we’ve ever experienced. He made this evening out with our g-daughter a “top 5 experience”….an absolute memory maker.

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  5. Jsreviews

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, reasonably priced for the French Quarter, and server was exceptional.

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  6. AnastaciaR

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Surprisingly disappointing. They mixed up our reservation to start which caused some confusion but was resolved quickly. Terrible cocktail. Mediocre food (Although the bread pudding was amazing). Honestly, just an adequate experience. However, not overpriced, so that’s a plus in the French Quarter.

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  7. BeaMic

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality dishes, the duck was amazing! I escargot was perfect. Great service by all.

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  8. SFB68

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene’s is always our favorite. Food and service are consistently exceptional.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding. Service great until end when we couldn't find waiter and considered dine and dash. One table didn't know how to use indoor voices and waitress assisted with loud conversation

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  10. RobertL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Irene's was on the first day of 2024 French Quarter Festival and one of the few time spots left was a 5:15, which I grabbed! This restaurant has an affordable "set" menu with a limited number of tasty selections in each menu section. Portion sizes were generous. Each evening also has a spectrum of "specials" across the menu. Several gourmands at nearby tables ordered and devoured their specials with gusto and laudatory comments. These dishes certainly looked and smelled delicious as they passed our table, but we are limited to more simple fare. We try to dine here every time we are in New Orleans. "Try it, you'll like it!"

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  11. CindyR

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the rservice impeccable - wonderful experience!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server- Sugar Bear- was outstanding. Great sense of humor and very attentive! Was the best part of a truly great meal with friends.

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  13. Lizzie

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, superb service, and delicious food.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Demetrius was outstanding. The food was excellent.

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  15. JoeG

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality and preparation was outstanding. Ambiance was wonderful. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Waiter was wonderful, if he had only remembered to order the wine we selected and sat wondering about while the appetizer was served, he would have been perfect. But, no one is perfect. That's why, on our periodic visit to New Orleans, we will forgo Commanders Palace and go to Irenes.

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  16. GregoryH

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, wine were all wonderful. Only topped by Hunter’s superb service!

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  17. AtlStew

    Fort Lauderdale

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, charming ambience and delicious cuisine.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night for my husband and me. Piano was wonderful background entertainment and our waitress, Kelly, was the best! We’ve been several times and will continue to make it one of our date nights!

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  19. april

    Boise

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always, it’s easily our favorite spot. Love coming to this place.

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  20. RobertW

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was great and the food was excellent. The piano was a nice addition. Nice couples night with two great friends. Will be back

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  21. PatrickKQuinn

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. I had the lamb. It was wonderful. Our server was great. There was a live musician. It didn’t distract from the food. Wonderful all around.

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  22. Johnny5

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary dinner was fantastic. Loved the ambiance and the food was delicious. Service was present but not obtrusive. Highly recommended. Sat on back patio which was perfect.

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  23. TracyM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience! We are in the piano bar and it was perfect! The lasagna and the fish were amazing! The cheesecake was the best we’ve ever had!! We will definitely be back!!

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  24. CathyC

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding and service was superb! Claudia was exceptional; very attentive and friendly. We had a Caesar salad, the fish of the day with brown butter and almonds and the shrimp and crawfish fettuccine. Every bite, including the home made bruschetta, was delicious. Very nice expresso martini too! The outside courtyard dining was beautiful. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and go back again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb, service was excellent. David S was our server highly recommend him. This restaurant exceded our expectations. Really recommend it

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  26. Shannon

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as soon as we walked through the door, all staff were welcoming and friendly. Johnathon went above and beyond to ensure our meals were just what we wanted. Drinks, apps, entrees, and desserts were all delicious. The decor and ambiance so lovely. The piano player was great! We highly recommend and will return.

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  27. ErinH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal I had while in New Orleans. The chicken was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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  28. RitaS

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, as always. Great food, incredible staff.

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  29. PhillyFoodie

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible dining experience from the moment we walked in and were greeted until we left. Food was delicious drinks and wine selection work great service exemplary. Highly recommend. 

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  30. JimW

    Atlanta Metro

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time - if we lived here this would be on my list of regular restaurants- absolutely top notch Kelli was our waitress- she was fun and experienced. Would select her again to wait on us

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  31. VieH

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely setting, service and food. The only point of umbrage was how close our seating was to the piano; made conversation difficult. I would absolutely return.

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  32. janem

    New Orleans

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great , always. Have a wonderful time . Server Geo always helpful.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene’s food, service and ambience are all amazing! The staff are super knowledgeable and friendly. This is fine dining at its best. It’s one of our “Old Standby” places - and is consistently excellent.

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  34. Sharona

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene's Restaurant has ambience..best service ..piano bar ...and the food is amazing..

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  35. KerryS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience!! We definitely will be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!! Highly recommend, Brandon was an amazing server!!

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  37. TimL

    Milwaukee

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience at Irene’s. The service was superb. Our waiter (Sean) was absolutely fantastic. We had one special (beef short rib) - superb and the fish (almandine) from the menu, also great. Cheesecake excellent way to finish the night. We enjoyed the restaurant but might want to try dining near the piano or outdoors next time. Will be back.

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  38. JaniT

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to Irene's numerous times over the years but this was our first time at the new location. We loved the decor and the largeness of this new interior. Our sommelier/server SEAN was fantastic, full of info on wine and food choices. The host MICHAEL even pitched in to bring over plates of food. We love IRENE'S and will definitely be back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved everything about the experience. Food was amazing, our server was attentive and polite! Loved the ambiance of the restaurant.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience all around! Great option in the French Quarter.

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FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.8 stars by 3866 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 37 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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