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Irene’s Cuisine

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Opens at 17:30
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539 St. Philip St., 70116-3322
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Come to New Orleans, walk around Joan of Arc Statue, and enjoy a meal at this restaurant. Italian dishes are to be tried here. Amazing lamb chops are often ordered by visitors here. As it is known from the visitors' comments, outstanding cheesecakes are must-try here. Visit Irene’s Cuisine for wonderful wine. The friendly staff demonstrates a high level of hospitality at this place. Excellent service is a strong point that plays a great role for the success of this spot. This restaurant is characterized by the perfect atmosphere. According to the global team of Frommer's traveling experts, Irene’s Cuisine is exceptional, therefore it holds the three-star rating.
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My favorite Italian restaurant in an city anyplace! The food is authentic and amazing. Expect a wait, must have reservations. The service is first rate and the ambiance is terrific. It's family friendly but quite high end, doesn't really cater to children. It's more of a date night place to go. Don't miss it, a true gem!
Absolutely one of the best northern Italian restaurants in the south. They do take limited reservations.Calling early, however,  will get you nothing except a loooong recorded message with no way to leave a request for seating. You can't cancel one either for the same reason. No Yelp and Open Table reservations either. So take a chance walk in and maybe you'll get lucky.  Enjoy. It's worth the wait and you'll make a great foodie memory
Loved Irene's.  We had an awesome dinner from appetizer to desert.  Loved the ambiance and had a great waiter, AJ. We walked in for a Thursday night  dinner after original plans in the quarter got rained out.  No problem.  Easy to get a table.  Our waiter went over the specials, of which we ordered two.  I got the turtle soup and ossobuco.  Shari V got the pompadour salad and a seafood pasta dish.  We also split the oyster's Irene and a slice of cheesecake.   The meal started slow and got stronger as the night went on.  We kind of enjoyed the oyster's Irene, salad and turtle soup.  Definitely not my favorite turtle soup.  The base was a little strong, slightly darker than I prefer.  Still decent.  I would pass on the oysters Irene. The entrees were killer.  My ossobuco was excellent.  Served with a side of creamy rissotto.  Complemented the meat perfectly IMHO.  I ate until I was stuffed and then had a few more bites.  Shari V's dish was equally good.  She ate almost every bite.  I forgot the details of her dish. To end the night, we had a slice of cheesecake.  AJ our server said it was life changing...definitely better than Sara Lee.  This cheesecake was pretty damn good.  I do not really like cheesecake and I loved this cheesecake.  We were both full from the entrees, but not a crumb of that cheesecake went to waste.  We were stuffed and happy.  Total success. So the food at Irene's Cuisine is a solid 4/5.  I thought between the great service and cool ambiance, that Irene's deserved a 5 star review.  We definitely will repeat.
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539 St. Philip St., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70116-3322 Get directions
Opening hours
Monday 17:30-22:00
Tuesday 17:30-22:00
Wednesday 17:30-22:00
Thursday 17:30-22:00
Friday 17:30-22:00
Saturday 17:30-22:00
Sunday Closed