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About Permanently Closed - The Irish House

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The Irish House is an Irish Gastro Pub by Chef Matt Murphy. Chef Matt uses his Irish culinary roots to create elegant food featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. You can also enjoy light Irish fare in our pub, where we feature 12 beers on tap, a large selection of Irish beers, a carefully selected wine list, and television coverage of all of the biggest Rugby & Soccer matches. Coming soon: Irish musicians in our upstairs bar, Irish souvenirs in our old fashioned shoppe, and Irish Tea in our Tea Room.

1432 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Irish, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 12pm-10pm
Sat/Sun: 9am - 11pm
Brunch (Sat & Sun): 9am-3pm
Lunch (Daily):12pm-3pm
Dinner (Daily): 5pm -close
Happy Hour (Mon-Fri):3pm-6pm
Bar Menu (Daily): 3pm-close

Cross Street:
Melpomene

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 595-6755

Website:
http://www.theirishhouseneworleans.com/

Entertainment:
Mondays: Traditional Irish Session 7pm
Tuesdays: BOGO Fish & Chips, $4 Draft & Pub Quiz @ 7pm
Wednesdays: Live Music @6pm & Wine Down Wednesdays - 33% OFF Btls of Wine
Thursdays: Live Music @6pm & Ladies Night
Fridays: Live Music @7pm
Saturdays: Live Music @7pm
Sunday: Live Music @6pm

Catering:
Call The Irish House to find out about our catering options.

Parking Details:
We have a private lot that can be entered on Melpomene or St. Charles Avenue. Overflow parking is available on the street.

Public Transit:
On the St. Charles Avenue Street Car line.

Executive Chef:
Matt Murphy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Located right off the St. Charles streetcar line and only minutes away from Downtown New Orleans, The Irish House is the perfect place for any private event. This pub and restaurant offers a variety of gorgeous spaces rich with Irish character & wooden floors worn smooth by everything from traditional Irish Ceilis to board meetings, from rowdy World Cup parties to baby showers, from holiday parties to wedding ceremonies. Our staff exude the natural warmth and good-hearted ambiance of the Irish, and are sure to keep your stomachs, and pints, full to your heart’s content.

The Irish House - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (449)
Neighborhood Gem (375)
Fit for Foodies (322)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (249)
Great for Lunch (238)
Great for Brunch (226)
Kid-friendly (216)
Special Occasion (172)
Hot Spot (141)
Great for Outdoor Dining (123)
Notable Wine List (68)
Late-night Find (67)
Scenic View (65)
Romantic (58)
Casual (17)
Great Beer (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Live Music (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Authentic (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Live Sports (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 3, 2017

It is closed!!! Boarded up. Don't bother going there. We were not the only people standing outside the restaurant looking confused.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

It closed permanently as of 5/31/17. What more can I say?

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Went on a rainy evening, but worth the drive. Unique ambience , especially for the area-music was fun- food good, but not great. Poured a good glass of wine.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was as good as I remember it, but the service was horrible. No refills on water, we had to wait so long for our check I had to hunt down our server to get it. He apologized saying he had a big table. Note to management: if someone isn't capable of handling a big party and his other tables, don't give him those other tables.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

First time, and I will be back. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food. Best Irish Coffee ever!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We were very disappointed with our visit. We have eaten there before and the items we enjoyed were no longer on the menu. No one in our group of 4 people liked their food. We will not come again.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The Irish House is a great spot for grabbing an awesome bite to eat or a pint. Their Happy Hour is one of, if not the best in the city. All beer, wine, and well drinks are 50%, and most drafts are 20oz pours. The owner and chef is "Chopped" Champion Matt Murphy. This is a true Irish Pub, with an amazing range of different foods.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was decent, not great, service was good, little slow. I've been wanting to try this place since I've seen it. Wasn't all that spectacular.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great Irish Coffee, Great atmosphere, good company

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Let me start off that I normally live this restaurant. Service was poor, waiter forgot items and took a long time. The food was even worse. I ordered a piece of fried chicken for my daughter from the kids menu. It was so overcooked it was dry and they forgot the veggies. All that for $11. Then I ordered the Bangers and mash.. 4 ingredients. Irish sausage, mashed potatoes and rich brown gravt and crispy onion rings. They forgot the gravy. How do you forget that. The restaurant was not that busy but chaos seemed to prevail. I hope this is not a sign of where this restaurant is going.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Walked in the door and was immediately greeted by the feel of an Irish public house, except brighter. Loved it the moment we walked in, but then again, we love Irish restaurants. The food was spot on, the music was enjoyable, and the service was great. This is one of the places to eat outside the French Quarter if you are trying to avoid all the tourist crowds, and want a great meal.

The Shephard pie was spot on and the sticky toffee pudding is magical. Mostly based on anecdotal evidence because my daughter decided it was her's, and I only got two small bites.

Will definitely return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Had a brunch that wasn't on the menu and it was awesome. Start out with the Irish coffee, you will be delighted. The plate came with an omelet with brie cheese inside and on top. On the side was a beautiful biscuit and home fried potatoes with hollandaise sauce on top. Lots to eat, you won't go away hungry.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Sheperd's pie was amazing! Lamb fricasse was just fair. Kinda gamey. Decor was appropriate and fun. Musicians set list was good. Entertaining and casual overall.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Visited with my Mom as we were staying close by - love the guiness and the Irish coffee! The food was beautiful - lovely selection and great service - the live Monday night Irish music was fantastic - would recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Live Music, Healthy, Live Sports, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We all loved the experience , although the food can not compare to the real ireland experience, it was good and the service great and friendly with an Irish feel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 26, 2017

I love the open pub atmosphere here! The food has been very lackluster the last couple times I've dined here. Shepherd's Pie was dried out and crusty, and the fish and chips were heavy with grease. Our waitress was very sweet, but service was very slow even though the place was almost empty and we were there in the mid afternoon, a typically slow period for restaurants. I'd come back to get a drink at the bar, but that's it.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful brunch!! The food was fantastic and authentic, and the service was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I overheard chef telling a couple will revise menu, however, I had difficult time choosing an entrée, shrimp & grits were great!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Chef Matt is great, but he's been in Ireland for a while due to a sick family member. We went on March 18, the day after St. Patrick's Day. There had been a number of call-ins from sick workers, so the food took over an hour to get to our party of 7.

But the food was as good as usual.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Waited for over an hour after being seated. We expected a delay as it was St. Patrick's Day however once we sat down and we waited but then to only have five menu options and none for people who don't eat meat they served small portions on plastic plates like picnic plates. Nothing St. Pats going on at an IRISH RESTAURANT. Poor showing!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Open Table screwed up and took reservations on St. Patrick's Day. Only day the restaurant didn't take reservations, LOL.
Waited an hour for a table for 8 to only have their limited holidays menu to choose from. Big disappointment.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Arrived during St. Patrick's week and had a limited menu. Would have liked to known this before I made reservations. For the price it also would have been nice to have real mashed potatoes with the bangers and mash instead of half and half.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Best Irish restaurant in town, so had to go here for a St. Patrick's dinner. We weren't disappointed. Service got a little slow at the end of the meal once the restaurant was full, but other than that everything was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Live Music
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I felt the service was horrible. It was the St. Patrick's Day parade, but the waitress never came back to the table after getting our order .

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This year was great, don't change a thing!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 5, 2017

got my order wrong and then brought out after the other party ate said they were putting up a big screen for super bowl never happen

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2017

My mom's 85th birthday. She had a great time. Everyone was happy. Good food and drinks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Our krewe gathers once a month at the Irish House. The ambiance can't be beat- where else can you listen to bagpipers and get a well-poured pint?! We tried Trivia and the moderator was entertaining and engaging- and we won enough for a couple more pints!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I'm sad to see that I have to write this review. I hope Chef Matt is paying attention. The Irish House was needed in New Orleans and it was great in the beginning. Over the past few years we have seen quality of food and service drop on a steady pace, but still had reason to go for a ceili or other "irish" events. Truth is that we (2 adults, 3 kids) never even spoke with an actual, face-to-face person on Saturday. The hostess stand was abandoned and we waited 15 minutes before calling the Irish House (from the hostess stand) and asking them to cancel the reservation so we could book something else. [This was a celebratory dinner at 7:30 Saturday night] Whoever answered the phone apologized and said that she would cancel. Didn't cancel, limiting our options. I'm still upset that they advertised a ceili and didn't even come close to pulling off a decent meal, let alone music. Really sad for Irish fans in NOLA, I'm sure a few tourists were disappointed as well. At least one couple ended up at the same place we went after.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Fabulous fish & chips, bangers & mash. Get the crystal onion rings if they have them.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We ordered a burger and jambalaya. The burger was bland and very overcooked. I have never had jambalaya before, but this version had an overwhelming smoky flavour that I, personally, did not like.

Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2016

The beer selection was outstanding and the ambiance was warm and inviting. We had the Shepard's Pie and Fish and Chips. Both were very authentic and well done, just not my favorite. But I have to say others were very happy with those dishes. The service for our large group was spot on!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great place! My girl and I were seated near the live music, making our dinner more romantic. It was perfect. Food was excellent, but the service was even better! James was our server. Would request him again next time. If you like Irish Whiskey, this place has nearly 100 different ones to try.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great place all around for drinks and good food. Had a great time for dinner with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Fantastic meal!!! What an incredible meal. My husband and I had the shepherd's pie and our daughter had the corned beef and cabbage sandwich, all was amazing! Then finished with the sticky toffee cake with Irish coffee recommended by our sweet waitress. Perfect meal before heading out of town! We will be back next time we visit NOLA.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Ended up at the Irish House for the first time on Thanksgiving when our long-held reservations got canceled elsewhere. Turned out to be a pretty good save. Casual but very pleasant meal. Special note of our very competent and friendly waitress, Brianna.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2016

This place has great ambience and is the perfect pub. The staff is warm and friendly. Great place and always visit when visiting my son at Tulane

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Expectations were blown way out of the water. Food was incredible. Service was personable, welcoming, and appreciative. Had just an all around wonderful experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Always a wonderful experience. We have been there on numerous occasions and they consistently impress us. I am Gluten Free. Chef Matt has a wonderful gluten free selection.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Well, after reading reviews we booked a reservation for our party of 9. After 3 different server changes we received our food. Very disappointed is how I would describe it. A few of us ordered the Shrimp and Grits, served cold and clumpy. Tasted like they were microwaved with a ton of butter. The Shepard Pie was very bland and tasteless as was the fish and chips. For a restaurant rated so highly, I expect a lot better quality for the amount of money we spent. We will not be returning.

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