Irene's

4.8
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1478 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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JL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classic restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service. The soft shell crab appetizer special was amazing!

EU
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the new location. It was a wonderful experience from the minute we walked in until we left. Great Jlb

G
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice ! The food is outstanding ! The staff makes sure that you feel welcome and special ! Easily top five restaurants in New Orleans , maybe the best !

L
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Christopher , our server, was an added bonus to a terrific evening.

K
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Irene’s and this was my first visit to the new location. The food was as good as ever. The lamb chops and duck are still wonderful. Oysters Irene are a delicious treat. Perfect for a business meal.

C
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. We dine here as much as possible. The food is absolutely fantastic. The service is top notch. We're so excited about the courtyard opening!

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. I may be forever spoiled. It was fresh, light, and authentic. So glad we stumbled across this place!! Would never have found it without Open Table!!

KL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint restaurant. We were met at the curb by the friend staff and welcomed in. Enjoy a wonderful meal with great service. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice Italian meal in the French Quarter. The appetizers we're outstanding and while my entree was a tad on the salty side everyone in our party enjoyed their entrees. A very attractive bar and an outstanding wine list rounded out our experience.

ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Irene’s is my favorite New Orleans restaurant. The food is was deliciously memorable. The watermelon salad with tomatoes, basil, black currants, and a balsamic vinaigrette was spectacular. My companion enjoyed the meunière amandine with lump crabmeat. The staff was upbeat, attentive, professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and our server Michael provided excellent customer service. So glad we found this place! Definitely will go again when we have the opportunity.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing time we had! The staff was great and very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious.,everything we had was wonderful. I will definitely return and highly recommend.

JS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience from the moment we walked in! Incredible service with food to match. We’ll be back next time in town

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had friends tell us we must eat at Irene’s and they were right! I highly recommend this place! I’m a foodie and let me tell you that the Cioppino was just as good if not better than what we found in San Francisco! We decided to go traditional with our entree and devoured the Lasagna! The sauce was to die for! The wine list was fantastic! I look forward to eating here every time we are in town!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service, will be back as soon as possible

CC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I will be back. This was a relaxing experience.

SK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, the best overall fine-dining experience in the quarter. First time at the new location and loved it!

VD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the French Quarter. We always make sure to visit! The entire staff makes you feel special.

M
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience. The food & service was fantastic, our waiter was right there for every step in taking care of our group. This restaurant is a gem, food was perfection.

DS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was great from the service to the food to the restaurant setting. We will make Irene's a must go to restuarant anytime we are in New Orleans.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Only problem was the noise level

a
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had lots of fun here. The food was good and the waitstaff was fun and entertaining.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a long-standing patron at Irene’s and it never disappoints!

J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience was just perfect. It was as our first visit to Irene’s and it will always be on our list of restaurants to visit when we are in New Orleans

LS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service impeccable! This is one of our favorite restaurants in NOLA.

SK
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still love this place after many years of eating there. Food and service is outstanding and the new location is beautiful. Reserve well in advance as they are always crowded.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very family friendly restaurant. Michael was an outstanding waiter. He invited our kids to help him input our order into their system. He also made great food & drink suggestions & accommodated our off the menu requests. Angelle is a fantastic piano player. She invited my daughters to play & took their request. Food was really terrific. You can’t go wrong here. Irene’s was recommended to us & we recommend it to others.

OD
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a really nice experience. However, I ordered cioppino, which had some pretty fishy tasting fish in it, so I didn’t know whether the next bite was going to be good.

They took care of it wonderfully, though, and everything else was terrific.

AB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Irene’s was truly wonderful. Great location from The Monteleone where we were staying. I was disappointed at first that the restaurant was not the old one I had come to. That was until I stepped inside into the beautiful new restaurant. The ambiance was still there and the decor was superb. We had a drink at the gorgeous bar with every choice of liquor you could want. We got a table in a great place and the waiter we feel could be our new best friend! The food... amazing!! I never eat it all but I couldn’t stop it was so good. We had escargot and turtle soup to start. The fish and lamb, all of which were delicious. Romantic lighting completed the experience.
I can’t wait to go back!!!

BH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening. Most attentive staff and excellent food.

B
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had not been to the new location. Very attractive, food was excellent, service great, and I look forward to coming back even though it had not been on my radar in years. The only complaint was the music was a little loud, but they turned it down and all was good. I had pormodoro salad and softshell crabs. All great. Meatball appetizer was very good as well. Our table of five locals were all extremely pleased.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was phenomenal! The food was excellent, the wait staff was most attentive, and the ambiance was great. We were celebrating our 56th Wedding Anniversary and you honored us with a delicious slice of cheesecake and two glasses of Proseco! What a nice ending to a wonderful dining experience. Thank you so much!

T
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!! Impeccable service!! It certainly was the best food we have had in New Orleans. .

MR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food delicious and service excellent. But too noisy to have a conversation. Had to yell at husband and waiter! Yet, will return for the food and wine!

MM
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Irene's is one of our favorites in New Orleans-have been going for several years.We have been to the new location twice now.The first time everything was wonderful-service,food and atmosphere.We were seated in one of the front dining rooms ,and it was relatively quiet.Last Saturday,we came with friends,and were seated in the back dining room adjacent to the courtyard (which was closed),and the piano area .There was one large group ( maybe 10 or so)/plus another table of 6. The large group were celebrating,and having fun,but a bit loud. With the noise spilling in from the piano area,the noise was deafening-could not carry on a conversation.Our server was Sean,and he was awesome.Food was good,although the lamb was not as good as in past visits. Overall,a disappointing visit.We will come back on the next trip,but will not agree to be seated in the same section again

OT
New Orleans
99 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food, drinks etc...wonderful restaurant and people...thank you for making it a special evening

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed it so much, our server Juan was awesome!! Will definitely dine at Irene’s again.

LC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Irenes’s is always so wonderful! We feel welcome each and every time!

CD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Sean, was excellent and attentive, as was his attending staff (Marlon).
The food was outstanding and the value great in the city.
All were friendly from front door to table.
We will return.

CL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visited Irene's for the first time on the recommendation of a friend. We were so impressed with the quality of the food, service and over all experience! We had a drink at the bar while waiting for our table and chatted with the bartender. I ordered the lamb chops. They were tender and cooked to order and my husband had the lasagna which was awesome! The staff was outstanding! We will definitely return to Irene's the next time we are back in NOLA.

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