- 539 St Philip St
- 504 529 8811
- mains $16-20
- 5:30-10pm Mon-Sat
Lonely Planet review for Irene’s Cuisine
Irene’s may be in the Quarter, but it's in a corner generally missed by tourists – not that that’s easy to do given the overwhelming(ly good) scent of garlic emanating from this cavern of Italian intimacy. It’s Italian-French, really: you can pick from seasoned rosemary chicken, seared chops, pan-sautéed fish fillets and great pasta, but leave room for the decadent pecan-praline bread pudding. Reservations are not accepted and long waits are the norm.