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Irene's

4.9
4.9
2967 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

10:00 p.m.


Booked 26 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 2,967 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Service

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Ambience

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambience

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Italian

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  1. j

    janem

    New Orleans

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food , service , friendly
  2. LS

    LaurieS

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Outstanding Food, service and atmosphere!
  3. GP

    GinaP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had great service. The food was absolutely amazing.
  4. CL

    ColleenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters ever!! Service and quality of food was amazing!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. Our waiter was very attentive and a joy to talk to. The restaurant was beautiful.
  6. TT

    TonyT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Demetrius our server was fantastic. The Irene oysters were the best we ever had. Serving them without the shells was great. My wife had the shrimp and crawfish pasta which was delicious. The pasta was al dente and the shrimp and crawfish were cooked properly. I had the lasagna which was excellent. The homemade lasagna pasta and the filling was delicious. Demetrius surprised us with a piece of cheesecake and glasses of champagne to celebrate our 54 wedding anniversary.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was superb!
  8. SS

    SSGG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Piano player was excellent. Great atmosphere. The food was amazing and cooked to perfection. The best part was our waiter who could have been better even though Irene was there grabbing a lot of attention. Definitely will go back
  9. TM

    TeriM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! The meatball was phenomenal. Softshell crab was cooked to perfection.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, service and also very nice atmosphere. Thank you for a lovely evening
  11. AS

    AmyS

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated quickly with near immediate service attention after seated. Our server was friendly, helped with selections and suggestions since this was our first time. The food and drinks were top notch with delicious sauces and sides. We ordered oysters Irene, lamb, redfish, shrimp fettuccine and tiramisu for dessert. It’s now on my list of repeat stops when visiting the city.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together.
  13. CB

    ChuckB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tough not to give a 5 star rating to Irene's in all categories - we will be back - and very soon - thanks Irene's and the team!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely splendid! Out of this world. Well worth the money! As a group of four we had the duck, lamb, watermelon salad, and filet mignon and tried each others dishes. Every single one was out of the park! The server, Demetrius, was a joy to have on our table! He deserves a raise! For desert we had the cheesecake and chocolate truffle. If you like chocolate the truffle was divine! 100/10!! Would love to come again!
  15. A

    Alexandrite

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal and experience! Highly recommend and need reservations. Shrimp and crawfish fettuccine wonderful.
  16. DP

    DaveP

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service was great, food very good. I guess we were to close to the piano player (was a little loud). Would recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besides the rowdy patron beside us it was fabulous!
  18. CM

    ClaytonM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, awesome service, and 5 star food.
  19. DD

    DianaD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! We definitely recommend Irene’s.
  20. s

    stevew

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    we have eaten here on 5 different time, this time, when a waiter came to take our drink order while waiting to be seated, the waiter who took out drink order must have been distracted or forgot, another waiter took over, and got our drinks. the dining room was full and was asked if would mind eating in the bar which. it just took too long and a bit too loud, but we had dinner, and the food was great as usual. Michael saw we were having and issue, jumped in and saved the day
  21. P

    brettP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was incredible. Ambiance was great. Food was top notch and the lamb may have been one of the best dishes I have had in New Orleans!
  22. B

    Brantley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my go-to places when visiting New Orleans. The rosemary chicken is amazing and the service is excellent. Our server, David, was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed sitting in the piano bar.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic and amazing
  24. R

    Rosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, lovely evening. Give it a try. Would definitely go back.
  25. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duck and lamb were excellent. However, the oysters were simply pleasantly outstanding. Smiling as we walked out with an Irene’s bead.
  26. V

    Vineetb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience with my girlfriend. Hats off to the staff and the chef.
  27. Y

    Yasmeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was nice, but not necessarily what I was expecting, however I cannot argue given the price nor the speed of service. The ambiance was superb and all if the wait staff was top notch which made the experience and dinner a worth while experience. I would recommend for this reasoning alone.
  28. BW

    BlaineWilliams

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ❤️
  29. RA

    RickA

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a football game. Irene’s was recommended by a friend, one of the best dining experiences I have had in my many visits to New Orleans
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. In these crazy times when almost every restaurant seems to have issues with service and staffing, Irene’s just shines. Professional service from the moment we walked in the door (early), we were greeted led warmly, seated quickly, and taken care of expertly by a truly professional waiter. My husband loved the whole redfish and I had a special of soft shell crab appetizer. So good! I loved my Cioppino entree. The mouth feel and flavor of the broth was so good and there was an abundance of seafood, all perfectly cooked.Thank you for another memorable dinner at Irene’s.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Best filet we’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening! I just wish it was easier to get reservations
  33. a

    allen

    New Orleans

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always delish. great food with wonderful prices love the specials as well
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  35. AM

    AnneM

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious like always. ABeautiful place as well. You should definitely try it.
  36. j

    jvsouth

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a 9 p.m. reservation, and we were late due to walking right past the restaurant (not a lot of signage and it was dark) and continuing our walk for 10 minutes, before calling the restaurant and asking for help finding it. Everyone was nice about it at the restaurant. In fact, they were so efficient that it wasn't terribly special, as we had been led to expect. I knew what I wanted to order for the appetizer and entree, so that made it quick for the waiter. My husband went with the waiter's and my recommendations, since it was too dark to see the menu. For that same reason, I took the waiter's recommendation on wine, which was okay but nothing special. Our appetizer and entree came in short time. I had the duck which was a disappointment because it was so dry (nothing like the duck that NOLA's used to serve). We ordered dessert, which was good, but we were getting full, it was late, and we were probably the last guests in the restaurant at 9:50 p.m., so we ate the ice cream and took the rest of the dessert with us. I don't think offering a 9 p.m. reservation (our only choice) works well for this restaurant, nor does the dark, unassuming entrance ("Irene's" sign not lit and no street address).
  37. TT

    TomTheGrove

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fist time I went to their new location and atmosphere and food were as great as ever.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very very good, Duck St. Phillip is amazing. Wait staff is very good, so kind.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Claudia was exceptional and made our night.
  40. EO

    ErikaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Meals were timed perfectly and delicious. Thank you!

FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.9 stars by 2967 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Irene's

529 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Chartres St.

  • Neighbourhood

    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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