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Our Story

Where it all began.

Once the French Quarter’s underground secret, Irene’s Cuisine has emerged over the years as one of the area’s most desired and endearing dining spots. At first, people spoke of it in whispers, as though it was just “our little secret” but then passers-by couldn’t miss the crowds waiting out in the street for tables, and certainly not the garlic and rosemary aromas wafting out into the street from the kitchen’s fans.

Since its opening in 1993, Irene’s has remained one of the hottest tickets in town. How owner Irene DiPietro, a baby boomer from a little town in southern Sicily, came to dazzle the palates of the French Quarter’s jaded souls and create an enticing, enchanting setting that is both intimate and homey, is certainly fodder for dining out fanatics.


You will feel like you are at home.

Lamb A’ La Provence

Grilled lamb chops, roasted garlic potato mash, haricot verts with a rosemary port wine demi

Duck St. Philip

Roasted crispy, glazed with a pecan, raspberry pancetta demi, sweet potato mash and fresh spinach

Chicken Rosemarino

Roasted in white wine, virgin olive oil, rosemary garlic jus with herbed roasted potatoes

San Francisco Style Cioppino

Shrimp, scallops, fish, crabmeat, clams, mussels simmered in a spicy, saffron scented tomato fennel broth

Meunière Amandine

Pan seared filet of fish, toasted almonds, sweet potato mash haricot verts, brown butter (add jumbo lump crabmeat for an additional charge)

Oysters Irene

Baked in the shell with pancetta, pimento and pecorino romano

Yelp Reviews

What People are Saying

"History along with great food and great atmosphere. We had dinner with friends and the place was buzzing. Our server was amazing. The food and wine was just spectacular."

Munzer Q.
New Orleans, LA

"The staff is always SUPER friendly and make you feel welcome and at home. The food. Oh EM Gee. It's comfort food for sure and it's DELICIOUS. Lots of house made secret sauces."

Hailey A.
Irving, CA.

"The best service, food, atmosphere that I have ever experienced. And get seated in Daniels section- he is the best server ever. Just go book now..."

Lauryn C.
Las Vegas, NV

"Service was great, food was damn near close to perfection in my opinion and the ambience was spot on."

Ashley M.
Metairie, LA

Hours of Operation

5:00pm – 9:15pm

Thank you for choosing Irene's. Should your plans change, please let us know. For parties of 6 or more, a credit card is required to confirm the reservation. You will be charged $25 per person fee to your credit card for no show or no call. Cancellation must be made 24 hours prior to your reserved time.

Our New Location

Parking Details

We recommend parking at the neighboring hotels, in the One Canal Place Lot or Premium Parking Lot – P402 at the intersection of Bienville and N. Peters.