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Irene's

4.9
4.9
3059 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

8:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 3,059 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  • 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 Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

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  1. J

    James

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our Must Visit spots in New Orleans and has never disappointed us. Amazing food, service and ambience!
  2. SB

    SandraB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great servce, great atomosphere. Irene's wll become a regular for us!
  3. HH

    HenryH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top class food and wine, along with excellent highly trained service. You get what you pay for!
  4. m

    marys

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Sean was very knowledgeable and insightful.
  5. S

    Steve

    New Orleans

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. Smallish place that feels intimate and is fairly quiet. Nice bar and a good, but limited, menu. Claudia was our server and she was Fantastic
  6. TL

    TeachLI

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the room to the right of the entrance. It was so well appointed and comfortable. Our waiter was entertaining and informative. The food was fabulous! Would definitely eat here again
  7. N

    Notimpressed333

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and service was excellent. I can’t wait to come back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very nice and the food was incredible!
  10. CH

    ChristopherH

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent intimate atmosphere, attentive and polite service, and delicious food. The prices were about the same for French quarter but the value was off the charts better.
  11. DB

    DonB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think this restaurant may be one of the best kept secrets in New Orleans. We had a fantastic dinner and desert. Most of the people appeared to be regulars service was excellent food was first class
  12. FL

    FoodLover

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food, and classic, elegant cocktails.
  13. F

    Foodman

    Austin

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Can be obscenely loud
  14. j

    janem

    New Orleans

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great . We come often. Paul was our server excellent server
  15. AC

    AlexisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and my retirement from teaching. We were assisted by our waiter David who was thoroughly engaging. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and treat. Thank you to everyone at Irene's for making our evening a special one.
  16. J

    Jdndbd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Michael our waiter was brilliant, very attentive and helpful. The food was lovely, we ordered all specials, lots of selection. Would go back if we returned to NOLA.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Will return again.
  18. JW

    JudiW

    New England

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I book a table at Irene's every time we visit NOLA. This time we shared their winter caprese salad as an appetizer and both ordered the lasagna. The portions were perfect and we loved both starter and main. Our server Sean has been working at Irene's for many years and is extremely knowledgeable and competent. Always a good place for dinner in NOLA when you want a delicious Italian meal.
  19. k

    kath

    New York Area

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were great. Loved the Cioppino!
  20. BS

    BertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in the world. Honestly. The food is unbelievably delicious; the service is impeccable. Granted, it is pricey...but worth every penny! Don't skip the Bananas Foster Praline Bread Pudding!
  21. RM

    RobertM

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the experience was superb. Food, service, wine list was virtually unmatched in New Orleans.
  22. KV

    KimV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    keep in mind that each individual has different tastes. The food was very good and the place itself is beautiful. Parking was easy, maybe a bit expensive, but what are you going to do???..........The waiter was very attentive when needed, not overly, which I appreciate. My personal taste is that there could have been a hint more spice on the fish (muenire almondine), the fettuccine was one of the best I've had. Will definitely eat there again
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Not many options if you don’t like seafood. I was excited because I knew they would have filet as a special. Yup, they topped it with shrimp. I had the chicken which was very good but on the bone. It’s tricky to eat on the bone chicken with a fork and knife. My husband had lasagna, it was just okay. The drinks were strong but not very good. We heard the desserts were really good which was also a deciding factor for us coming here. By 7 pm they were out. The restaurant was also cold. Over all it was just okay and we wouldn’t repeat. Good service though.
  24. BG

    BruceG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s just a beautiful environment with great and friendly service. Incidentally, the food is wonderful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dimitreus was a fabulous waiter, the drinks food and atmosphere were a perfect setting for a celebration dinner.
  27. p

    paulf

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    warm, gracious and super professional staff make the experience very welcoming.
  28. j

    jlsjr

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Irene's was wonderful. Delicious food, great service (thanks, Paul!). The menu is not extensive but everything we tried was good. We will come back to Irene's the next time we are in New Orleans.
  29. RR

    RoyR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Wednesday special, Cannelloni. It was better than anything I ever had in NJ. Ambience and service were great. Would definitely go again. Make your reservation before traveling to New Orleans to get the time you want.
  30. e

    elenam

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my husband and I had our last night dinner at your restaurant. It was lovely, food was great, service was perfection and the atmosphere was romantic in the courtyard. Definitely will come back on our next trip to New Orleans
  31. B

    Bruce

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful blend of Old World Italian and Creole. The good, service and atmosphere are wonderful.
  32. MF

    MichaelF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely courtyard dining, good service and delicious food.
  33. LE

    LEB18

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Irene's is always consistent and outstanding in every way...
  34. GL

    GabriellaL

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a very classic Southern Italian meal. The back patio is nice. Our server was great! The deserts were worth it
  35. TL

    TomL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Definitely some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third time at Irene’s. Fine dining with affordable prices. Service was impeccable and specials were great. We always make this a stop during our Nola visit.
  37. J

    Jill

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and great service
  38. SO

    SageOwl

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful as it was when we ate there twice eight years ago - unless you're a young idiot, don’t accept a seat by the street window “wall” - much quieter and more intimate in inside room ;-)
  39. C

    Cici

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal. The pasta and the cheesecake dessert was delicious. We will return. Claudia was a very attentive server.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My name sake 🤪 marcie irene. This will forever be a fave spot of mine. Delicious food. Amazing drinks. Courtyard is a must!

FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.9 stars by 3059 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Irene's

529 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chartres St.

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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