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Italian Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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    Cathy C.
    "The Oysters Irene were amazing & I don't care for oysters!!"(2 Tips)
    "... food was fantastic: soft shell crab, meatballs, duck w raspberry confit, and..."(3 Tips)
    scott a.
    "Don't miss the bread pudding with banana foster sauce!"(3 Tips)
    Rich K.
    "fried oysters and escargot"(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon68 Tips and reviews
  • bread pudding
  • good service
  • great value
  • cheesecake
  • wine
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  • Carla T.
    Carla TanakaNovember 13, 2014
    Irene's can have long waiting hours but it's definetely worth it. While you wait, you can listen to good piano music, so it's not bad at all. The service is great and the food... amazing!
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    Amanda 🐼December 25, 2022
    the server michael is the highlight of irene’s!! he recommended a lovely wine and made our experience fun and easy. the italian food was all right but does not compare if you’re from the tristate area
    Upvoted Mar 9
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossMay 21, 2021
    What an Italian gem in #NewOrleans. A perfect balance of local and Italian cuisine. From homemade lasagna to turtle soup, everything was spectacular! Paul provided exceptional service.
  • Mirella B.heart icon on user image
    Mirella BroylesOctober 12, 2013
    The wait is long but the service is absolutely outstanding-well worth it! They have a sitting room with a piano player and drink service. The best experience I've prob ever had. Food was delicious!
  • Kevin S.heart icon on user image
    Kevin SchoonoverMay 28, 2022
    Phenomenal service from Michael. Red Snapper special was so light and lamb dish is a must. Salads are bigger than expected. Serve bruschetta versus bread service.
  • Phoebe W.heart icon on user image
    Phoebe WhealdonSeptember 23, 2019
    Love the new location. Same great food, atmosphere and service. Love the oysters Irene . Love the large improved piano bar and dining area.
  • Sheptorious
    SheptoriousMay 9, 2013
    As per recommendation from the acclaimed Mike M., get the Paneed Oysters appetizer, substituting extra oysters for the shrimp. The world will be your... amazing little sea creature.
  • Vincent N.
    Vincent NeriApril 19, 2014
    Great spot! Nothing better than Italian food & wine and Frank Sinatra. Line starts outside before opening, so make reservations or get there early.
  • Alice f.heart icon on user image
    Alice faultcoreJanuary 6, 2017
    Lamb is absolutely a must. Shrimp pasta (offered instead of crab pasta) was a failure. Raviolis and lamb - good. Pasta - not.
  • Tamara N.heart icon on user image
    Tamara NealMarch 25, 2016
    Everything is fantastic here! Food, service, photos of all the stars who have been there, piano bar. cool! Closed Sunday though!
  • Roberto
    RobertoAugust 27, 2010
    no reservations, and we got a table immediately. mostly locals (perhaps the time of the yr?). the food was fantastic: soft shell crab, meatballs, duck w raspberry confit, and the cheesecake, very good
  • Esti M.heart icon on user image
    Esti MarieApril 25, 2013
    Ask for Mike M. He is fantastic! He gave us a list a cool hang outs outside of the quarter to give us another perspective. He will take good care of you.
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  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyJune 11, 2013
    Top 5 meals of my life. Everything was great, but the fried oysters and escargot gave me a borderline seizure.
  • Kristin
    KristinFebruary 9, 2014
    Chicken and pork cheek is awesome! Also try the short rib bucatini! That was my favorite!
  • Juliann K.
    Juliann KJanuary 26, 2019
    The Duck St. Pierre is superb! The other food was nice but the duck is astounding, do try it.
  • Duffee M.
    Duffee MaddoxMarch 7, 2012
    This is the best place to eat in New Orleans but it also might be the most costly. As a poor college student I just had dessert and they treated me like queen.
  • Cathy C.heart icon on user image
    Cathy CDecember 19, 2012
    The Oysters Irene were amazing & I don't care for oysters!! The San Francisco entree was wonderful. Cheesecake for dessert.
  • Fabiano R.heart icon on user image
    Fabiano RampazzoSeptember 15, 2013
    Order the lamb. The lamb. The lamb. Lamb. Lamb. Lamb!!!
  • Keith C.
    Keith CornellNovember 14, 2010
    Had a reservation and still waited over an hour for a table. It is a very popular place. Delicious food. Very cramped quarters but great table service. Joseph was our server and he was top notch.
  • Ken W.
    Ken WillisJune 16, 2013
    Ask for Daniel, he's funny and very knowledgable. Bread pudding is to die for. Escargot is spectacular.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BOctober 5, 2013
    Fantastic service and warmth. Great food and drink too. Two thumbs up.
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    ChrisFebruary 5, 2015
    Great Italian food in the French Quarter. Try one of the seafood dishes.
  • Salvador A.heart icon on user image
    Salvador AguilarMarch 17, 2016
    Great food, the lassagna is amazing. Grat sevice.
  • scott a.heart icon on user image
    scott andersonApril 6, 2016
    Don't miss the bread pudding with banana foster sauce!
  • Perlititita C.
    A traditional place, excellent cuisine and better service.
  • Michael S.heart icon on user image
    Michael SorrellsJune 12, 2018
    Everything on the menu and daily specials!!!
  • Raquel K.heart icon on user image
    Raquel KuhfahlJune 13, 2015
    San Francisco style cioppino is delicious if you like seafood
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 19, 2013
    great italian. known for soft shell crab pasta & bread pudding
  • Tamela
    TamelaJune 29, 2010
    Order anything on the menu. It will be wonderful. I know, because I ordered everything and asked for it to be topped with oysters. WOW!
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy ThompsonAugust 6, 2010
    1 of the Top 3 Filet Mignons I have ever had, including Keens, Ruth Chris, and more. Paired with a perfectly spicy Cabernet.
  • Jacque M.
    Jacque MoxMay 5, 2010
    Be prepared to WAIT. We had a reservation & were seated 45 minutes after the actual reservation time. Once seated, service was fantastic & food tasty. All in all worth it, but don't go if in a hurry.
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle CaouetteOctober 12, 2011
    Service is awesome! Food is just as good... I go there everytime I visit.. Can't go wrong!
  • Hanna W.heart icon on user image
    Hanna WittNovember 9, 2015
    Great fiid, excellent service
  • Lewis stancnty sdhos putal i O.
    And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.
  • Rachel G.heart icon on user image
    Rachel GuidryAugust 12, 2012
    The employees are amazing! Matt and Dan are hilariously fantastic.
  • Lance L.heart icon on user image
    Lance LacoffAugust 11, 2014
    Try the pompano and maytag blue cheese salad
  • Barbara A G.
    Barbara A GencoFebruary 22, 2013
    Veal marsala was best I've had! Service = superb.
  • Bo M.
    Bo McdonaldJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pasta is devine. Ask for David or Sonny as your server, they know how to take care of guests
  • Adam W.
    Adam WongDecember 5, 2011
    Mussels were incredible. Duck was delicious. Creme Brûlée good.
  • Jack W.heart icon on user image
    Jack WalkerJuly 27, 2013
    Excellent as always & the service was fantastic.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy ThompsonAugust 6, 2010
    When Soft Shell crab is in season, this place does it well: lightly battered, lemon, parsely, butter, almonds, paprika, touch of salt.
  • john
    johnSeptember 24, 2010
    By far the best of everything. I love this place and take anyone from out of town here for sure.
  • justin w.
    justin watsonMay 1, 2012
    Must have meatballs aren't on the menu but offered as a chef special.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SupinoJuly 27, 2010
    Excellent food and exceptional service....make a reservation...this place is popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • Christopher T.heart icon on user image
    Christopher TNovember 12, 2012
    They normally don't take reservations but call just in case. Or get here early and expect to wait!
  • Marty W.
    Marty WyattAugust 12, 2011
    No wait for a table and an excellent dining experience. A must do!
  • Graham E.
    Graham EdwardsMay 1, 2014
    The mussels are outstanding
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    NikiDecember 24, 2013
    Showed up at 650pm for a 7pm reservation. Haven't been seated and it's 745pm :(
  • Justin N.
    Justin NachodFebruary 20, 2014
    Duck entree is exquisite
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