Irenes Cuisine Irene's Cuisine

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529 Bienville St. (Chartres St.)
New Orleans, LA 70130
Cuisine: Italian / Creole
Irene's Cuisine may be the best Creole Italian restaurant in the French Quarter.
Openings: Dinner Mon.-Sat.


Irene's Cuisine Restaurant Review:

Irene’s Cuisine relocated from its former address (539 St. Philip St.) to 529 Bienville Street. The restaurant’s menu proclaims Sicilian influences, although a Creole accent also comes through to ground many of the dishes in their New Orleans roots. The cooking relies on southern Italian sauces, rather than the truffles-and-cream cuisine of northern Italy. For instance, a marinara with a toss of garlic and oil is notable in its simplicity. For more complex pairings of seasonings, consider the tender veal Marsala, and grilled red snapper with shrimp and peppers. Italian-style baked Alaska aflame with grappa makes a good conclusion. The wine list features Italian selections that pair well with the lusty food. Service is efficient.