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Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA
Irene's, New Orleans, LA

Irene's

4.9
4.9
3488 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

9:30 p.m.


Booked 30 times today

Dining areas

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

What 3,488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Romantic

  • 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

    Romantic

  • New Orleans

    Italian

3,488 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was noisy where we were sat but quoted down when people started leaving as it was a late dinner time.

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  2. DarrylK

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday at Irene’s. It was a wonderful dining experience. We love Irene’s…. Fabulous food and fantastic service. Thank you.

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  3. CherylH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was the best! And the food was beyond all the reviews we read in advance of going. I highly recommend the Paneed Oyster appetizer, the lasagna, and do NOT leave without the bread pudding!! I will be going back at my next opportunity!!

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  4. DianeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irene’s is a beautiful restaurant. The food was wonderful, the piano bar was fun, and our waiter was top-notch. Very friendly and attentive.

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  5. Rzrbackfan

    Little Rock

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional! Ambience was nice, but a bit dark. Had to use phone light to see menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Irene’s. The ambiance was great, the food was delicious, and the service was absolutely fantastic. Our server David S. was amazing and made our dinner feel so special. Would definitely recommend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The epitome of fine dining. Never miss a chance to dine here when in New Orleans.

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  8. Jefferym

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best overall restaurants in the city with great staff. One of the few places I can’t say anything bad. We have been going to Irene’s for the past 24 years and have always had great memories.

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  9. SYDthaKid

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited Irene's while in New Orleans for our anniversary. The food was great and our waiter Giovanni was awesome! My husband had the whole fish, and I had the crispy duck. The appetizer (crab gratin) and dessert (cheesecake) were also delicious! Both were delicious! If we are ever in New Orleans again, we will definitely make a stop here!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience! Our server was amazing, and the food was some of the best i’ve ever had in my life! The soft shell crab (special of the night) and the collard greens that came with the (special of the night) filet mignon were out of this world! 10/10 recommend for a quieter, more fine dining experience in the city!

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  11. Lizzy

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The experience was excellent, except for one disappointment. When I booked the reservation, I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday - my husband’s. There was never any acknowledgment on the part of the staff that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. So I made a reservation at another restaurant to celebrate my husband’s birthday the following night. The second restaurant acknowledged my husband’s birthday upon our arrival, and treated my husband to a free dessert. Disappointed that Irene’s didn’t acknowledge the birthday celebration.

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  12. Foodiefromky

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irene’s is the best!!! We never miss an opportunity to eat here!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We were really excited but sadly was let down. Food was mediocre at best. The best bite was the duck st Phillip. And the hot bread and butter was the saving grace. The lasagna was luke warm, both oyster dishes were a letdown and the meatball was ordinary. Service was wonderful but the food just was lacking

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Paul. He was very knowledgeable about all the entrees and never rushed us. The food was exceptional. We started with the fried soft shell crab and ricotta spinach ravioli. Could of licked the ravioli dish. The sauce and pasta was so good. Our entrees included one duck, lamb, snapper and filet. All were again so so good. We each tried each other’s dish and no one had anything negative to say. We ended the meal by sharing a Tiramisu dessert. So delish. Hands down the best restaurant in New Orleans!!!!

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  15. SharonS

    Las Vegas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Gio was great, food was delicious and loved our little private room in the front.

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  16. RobertY

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Dinner. Enjoyed the escargot and the duck. Both were outstanding. Great service by David. Nice atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will return next time I am in New Orleans.

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  17. DarC

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambience. We were seated promptly upon arrival and everything after that was perfect. We were treated to complimentary bruschetta to start, then split the escargot and split the caprese salad. For entrees, my husband had the redfish almondine with crabmeat and I had the duck breast. Both were cooked perfectly. Then we split the chocolate hazelnut torte for dessert. All of the food was excellent and were served in a timely manner. Not too quick and not too fast either. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a fabulous dining experience in the French Quarter.

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  18. WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irene’s has been a decades-long favorite of ours. We try not to kiss it when in NOLA. Superb in every way.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to go. The food is always fantastic and the service is wonderful. Perfect for a first date or a family celebration. Worth the price for such fine cuisine.

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  20. TXTravelerM

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service. One of our favorite New Orleans restaurants did not fail to deliver.

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  21. AmyS

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gio was a great server and explained the special entrees to us. Answered questions and was attentive without being in our face constantly. Watermelon salad and soft shell crab were delicious apps and the duck and lamb entrees exploded with flavor. Will go back again!!

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  22. Localflare

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, we all had different choices and everyone loved the food.

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  23. Lolly

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the beat meals in New Orleans! The service was impeccable. Lovely ambiance.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Demetris was AMAZING, food was PERFECT!! Best dinner in Nola, no notes

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  25. WayneG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice food and great service, book before, very busy.

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  26. NancyB

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irene's is one of my all-time favorites! The food and atmosphere are fantastic!

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  27. RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of our favorites in New Orleans.

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  28. EricM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was as good as it get's. Will return for more

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  29. MegR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Irene’s! The atmosphere can’t be beat. The service was fantastic, as was the food. I love that they seat you in the bar area with live music while you wait. The restaurant space is stunning. We will come back to Nola just to eat here in the future, it’s so much fun! Thank you Irene’s!!

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  30. Gayle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s an Italian restaurant but not in the red sauce kind of way. I had an excellent Drum fish, friends had, turtle soup, duck and lamb the said was a delicious. Our desserts were great too. Nikki was a superb server. Will be back

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  31. KarenS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As wonderful as ever! The watermelon salad appetizer was great. Beautiful presentation. The crawfish and shrimp pasta was also wonderful. Joe our server gave some great recommendations. If you havent tried this restaurant uou are missing a treat!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very attentive and personable staff.

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  33. FoodieKing

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal here but what makes it better is the great service. Daniel is the best and makes you feel like family whether you eat here occasionally or a frequent diner.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irene’s is in our top five dining experiences in New Orleans! Great service. Thanks David and the pianist! Food is perfectly seasoned and elegantly presented. See y’all again soon.

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  35. LoveGoodFood

    Houston

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I’ve ever heard it was. Beautiful woodwork and lighting, fabulous food and impeccable service.

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  36. ThaoN

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had many appetizers like the Oysters Irene, crabmeat gratin, and escargot aux champions! The escargot was so good, we ordered another plate! The Duck St Philip was everything but a bore. It was flavorful, crispy exterior and juicy! Filet mignon was a must and seasoned well. Finished off with cheesecake. Overall, a delicious dinner. Can’t wait to go back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've not been since they moved to the location on Bienville. New locations did not disappoint! Simple answer was it was exactly as good as I remember, but with zero waiting outside (which was what kept me from frequenting it in the old spot). Date had the cioppino, and I had the classic lasagna. Cioppino was fantastic, and was loaded with mussels, crab, shrimp, and a huge chunk of what I think was redfish. There was enough that she took half of it home. My lasagna was wonderful, and surprisingly light. Tiramisu we had for dessert was topped with cocoa and blueberries, and very clearly handmade. Again, super light and delicious. Claudia took great care of us in the piano lounge, and made everything smooth without being too present. All in all a great reintroduction to a traditionally wonderful FQ dining experience.

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  38. SamZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Unfortunately, we were not impressed by the food. It was better than average, but it should have been excellent for the price we paid. Disappointing.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience dining at Irene was an amazing one! The food, service and ambience was excellent! We will definitely return to Irene's at our next visit to New Orleans in December. Thank you, Irene, Nicholas, Joe and David.

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  40. RuthN

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irene’s is one of our favorites! The food was divine and the service was outstanding!

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FAQs

Irene's is rated 4.9 stars by 3488 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Irene's

529 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

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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