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Irene's Cuisine
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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539 St Philip St New Orleans, LA 70116
539 Saint Philip StreetUSLouisianaNew Orleans70116
(504) 529-8811
$$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
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Upscale Italian classics draw crowds to this homey yet elegant dining room with a piano bar.- Google
"Well chosen wine list and attentive service."
"Rivals Brennan's as my favorite restaurant in the French Quarter."
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Dan Ceniccola
2 weeks ago
OMFG. Uh, ya it was good. The filet mignon was amazing. I would order the filet mignon for dessert if it was socially acceptable.
Donnovan Roe
2 months ago
Demetrius our waiter was outstanding! His specialized knowledge of the menu and item availability made for a hassle free and memorable dining experience! Great service, great food and great atmosphere! It's my new favorite spot on bourbon street!
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Susan Buchanan
6 months ago
Wonderful service and to-die-for food! We went at around 7 on a Monday night, thinking they wouldn't be crowded. We couldn't have been more wrong! There was a 2.5 hr wait! But we figured if that many people wanted to eat there, it must be especially good, so we left for some live music and then came back. It was well worth it, but definitely make a reservation if you don't want to wait a long time!
Israel Ramirez
9 months ago
Let me just say that this place has great everything food sets a high bar for quality and perfection eat here and you will see what I mean. It's a great place that has the new orleans charm and service is awesome food is so delicious and wine menu is a endless list of some of the best wines around eat here and it won't disappoint
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Pete Downing
2 months ago
Irene’s Cuisine is a must if you are in New Orleans for a few days! Skip the run of the mill steak houses and treat yourself to a bit of Italian with a Creole twist. Price versus food is definitely worth it! The menu is simple yet has a dish everyone will enjoy. My wife and I had a great evening and dinner consisting of: - Crabmeat Gratin: A great appetizer served with bread containing a decent amount of crabmeat. I would say this was the low of our dinner and hindsight, my wife and I wished we ordered another appetizer like the Oysters Irene. - Filet Mignon special: My wife had this and it was absolutely amazing (I only got one bite)! A great portion and the filet was a nice cut and cooked to perfection! - Lamb a’la Provence: I asked the waiter what he recommended and this was it. I am usually a skeptic about lamb chops because usually the portions are skimpy for the money you spend. Contrary to that belief, Irene’s is generous with their portion giving you four chops of quality lamb. The garlic mashed are excellent and the green bean cooked to perfection (crispy but not soggy). The glazed made the dish adding a bit of a Creole twist. We topped our dinner off with the bread pudding which was amazing and the mousse which was also amazing! To cap it off, our waiter Orlando made the night special putting a candle on our table. He did not realize that we were actually celebrating ten years married and once he did, made the night extra special. In closing, if you are looking for a decent meal in a non-tourist restaurant then make a stop at Irene’s. The food versus the value is on par costing ~$200 for two people including desert and drinks is not bad. The food is solid and the service is great! Add this to your list and be sure to make a reservation.
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Chelsea Daigle
4 months ago
Every time I walk by Irene's, smells of fresh herbs, garlic bread, browning butter, and steak (even though that is not their thing) come straight out of the vents. I wanted to go to Irene's for a few years before my first actual visit. On March 12, 2014 my boyfriend proprosed to me. Prior to the proposal, we went to Irene's, and we did not have a reservation. They said it would be an hour, and we decided to take a walk around the French Quarter while we waited. He proposed, I cried ugly tears of happiness, and shortly after, we returned to Irene's. While waiting for our table and ordering drinks, we met an awesome couple from out of town. I forgot their names already, but they were genuinely happy for us. They told the restaurant our news, and we were showered with champagne (with sparklers) and wonderful dessert. We got the LAST chicken, and it was so amazingly tender and delicious. We shared it with our new found friends. The wait staff was wonderful. We got the special soup for the night, and I just remember the way all of the flavors just went so well together. Although we had strangers cheering for us, it felt like family. I smiled endlessly that night. Irene's will always have a special place in my heart. We will definitely be going back again and again for the years to come!
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Michael Bodily
2 months ago
All I can say is....SO SO. neither the wife nor I was all that impressed. the food wasn't bad but with the reviews being so amazing we expected more....ALOT MORE!
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Mark Folse
9 months ago
Worth the wait. You will not find better Creole Italian food in New Orleans, and it rivals the best wait-outside for a table restaurants in the French Quarter. Unless you absolutely have to have the potato puffs at Commanders, I would go here first. Between us all we tried the lamb, the duck, the drum almondine and various appetizers. (The Oysters Irene is huge, but I didn't regret my excellent corn/shrimp bisque). One of New Orleans finest restaurants.