Irene's

4.9
2182 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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vipJoni
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Irene's. Sat outside on their beautiful patio. Everything we had to eat was very good. Had excellent service provided by Sean! Definitely would recommend this restaurant!

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vipCme4bux
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of favorite meals in New Orleans. Great food! Great service!

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LanceB
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great atmosphere as always. Looking forward to my next visit.

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VioL
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top service, food and atmosphere! Best overall restaurant experience we’ve had in NOLA! Highly recommended

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JustinG
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food & Service was exemplary.

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ValerieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience every time we visit!!
Attentive service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were too notch!!
I will tell everybody to go thereb

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Cynthia
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at one of our favorites. Everything about it was perfect. This is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service.

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PamB
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to change our reservation time, no problem. Food was outstanding, even for our vegan diner. But the service was beyond amazing. As well as great background music and atmosphere.

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justacoupleoffoodies
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for an intimate dinner. From the wine, to the escargot, lamb, & chocolate mousse everything was delightful. Service was absolutely the best we experienced all week! Will return on next visit.

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CynthiaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Food was good. Patio seating preferred.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband said it was the best duck he’s ever had.

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LisaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second visit (first was maybe 5 years ago). Joe took very good care of us and we really enjoyed our meal (Cioppino for me, Chicken Rosemarino for hubs). A very comfortable dining experience right in the Quarter.

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vipDiane
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, excellent service
Music too loud, we asked they turn down and they did.
Loved it!!! Beautiful setting! Courtyard a must.

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vipbrittcnp
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night in New Orleans to celebrate my 50th birthday. Had reservation time wrong and my husband and I were "late". Our table had supposedly been given away but accomodations were made in the bar across from the piano player. Our waiter, Sean, was an absolute delight and fun. Made great recommendations with wine pairings.The piano player was engaging when needed be and accepted all my requests. Thank you, Irene's, for a memorable birthday meal.

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vipFritch
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are fabulous especially Dan and Orlando. I’ve been coming for years and Irene’s is the best in the city by far!

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Lauren
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience here. We sat outside in the courtyard, and it was lovely. Our waitress was super knowledgeable about the menu, and she provided great service. We had the soft shell crab appetizer and the crab cake special entree, and the crab cake might have been the best I have ever had.

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david
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food delicious - service excellent - atmosphere great
definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was great but dining experience horrible Reservation was 7:15 Called to see if could come early Maitre D said come right over Took 7 minutes to get there arrived 6:45 Placed us at single chair against wall near bar no room at bar or to have drink
Ten minutes later were taken to separate room for dinner nobody else in room we did not mind.Waiter came over got drink order Drinks delivered by staff (10 minutes). Was told we needed to place entire order(chefs order) while waiting the staff setup for a table of ten.Order was 3 Appetizers and a main course to share
Only 2 appetizers came Waiter said he did hear the 3rd main course brought but no Plate to share(meal not brought or managed by waiter. Waiter was more interested in the party of ten then us.Asked any thing else and we order coffee. Waiter brought coffee and check Did not even asked if we wanted dessert Waiter did not even ask if we needed anything else . We did love the food but the overall experience was disappointing.

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Bebe
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this restaurant on our last trip to New Orleans and looked forward to going again during this trip. Delicious food and wonderful service make for a great, relaxing, dining experience! We had duck & chorizo gumbo, Caesar salad, split a special crab cake dish, and shared the best bread pudding we’ve had anywhere! They even have my favorite wine from Sancerre, France on their wine list. Love Irene’s!!

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Shelby01
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irenes is by far at the top of our restaurant lists of favorites in New Orleans...I wish we lived closer so we could go more often

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viprogerm
Miami
100 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we visited their second location. We had a lovely server (German Lady)...Cant remember name. The whole striped bass was wonderful. The soft shell crabs were huge and filled with sweet lumps of crab. Some of the finest I have ever had. There is a beautiful outdoor garden. We love this place.

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George
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have eaten at Irene's many times over the years and as always everything was wonderful.
Would recommend to anyone.

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vipCarsonValleyGirl
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the patio was divine with the ivy wall, fountains and open air! Our servers were fantastic (thank you, Sean!) and the cuisine - outstanding! If I lived in NOLA, this would be "my place". Alas, I only get to the city once a year. Do try the Oysters Irene and if available as a special, the cannelloni. Our deserts were cheesecake and chocolate pots de creme...just do it and thank me later!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Orlando and Irenes! Our staff rocked!

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AllenH
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place at least once a month. The staff is top notch and the food is always perfect. Good memories are always made with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday .... 1st time being here. Amazing experience on all fronts

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Maggiesmom
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Irene's. Make reservations every time we come to NOLA. Excellent food. Love the duck and lamb. Claudia, our waitress was outstanding. Best restaurant ever.

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KellyM
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Irene’s and will be back! First off I called from airport to push back reservations and was accommodated kindly and the service was superb! David was our waiter. He was incredible and food fantastic!

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vipFoodie
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my son’s first trip to New Orleans; I brought him here for his birthday. . I was in New Orleans 16 years ago and dined at Irene’s. I remembered how great it was. It did not disappoint. We both had specials suggested by our server, David. I had the Drum Fish Meunière ; it was delicious.and I also had the shrimp corn chowder. My son had the tomato, onion mozzarella salad and the shrimp and crawfish pasta. We shared dessert, the bread pudding which was divine.

The restaurant opens at 5:30, but we arrived about 25 minutes early, but they sat us right away. All the servers were delightful and friendly. David was the perfect server. He was conversational, interested, caring, and helpful. On a scale of 1-10, I would give David an 11.

I highly recommend Irene’s for a sensational dinner. ❤️😷😊

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RobinM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service! One of my favs in NOLA. Oysters Irene and Crabmeat Gratin are must haves!

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vipKKAK97
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much fo5 such an incredible evening! Our waiter was fun and hilarious! He really made our evening special.
Food was fabulous with the exception of multiple leave bay leaves and thyme sprigs in the crab gratin! Seriously?
Otherwise it was fantastic. Thanks again!

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DanielP
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Irenes, came highly recommended. What a delight. Will be back

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Bighungryguy
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never visit the quarter without going to Irene's. The food and service are both always unbelievable.

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vipRoc2
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Resturant in the French Quarter ! Don’t miss it ! I think Italian is a good break if your eating a lot of dining in New Orleans . I had a black drum prepared perfectly , my boyfriend had the lasagna ! The best I ever had ! Light and delicious. A great Resturant lively , music and a quiet romantic patio ! A must !

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ricks
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service good s always. Wish it had been crab season, their crabcakes are awesome.e

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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CynthiaF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant restaurant. Service was attentive, responsive and unobtrusive. The lamb chops were excellent with a subtle favor. The chowder creamy and rich. The lasagna could serve two. You could make a meal out of the prosciutto and asparagus salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect until the food came out at the same time as our soup de joint and they had to take it back the the kitchen to stay warm..... hmmm that was disappointing and we felt rushed to gobble up the soup knowing our food was “staying warm.” Not fun. In fact stressful

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AshleyL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful Restaurant with wonderful food and excellent service.

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Irene's is rated 4.9 stars by 2182 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.