About The Irish House
The Irish House is an Irish Gastro Pub by Chef Matt Murphy. Chef Matt uses his Irish culinary roots to create elegant food featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. You can also enjoy light Irish fare in our pub, where we feature 12 beers on tap, a large selection of Irish beers, a carefully selected wine list, and television coverage of all of the biggest Rugby & Soccer matches. Coming soon: Irish musicians in our upstairs bar, Irish souvenirs in our old fashioned shoppe, and Irish Tea in our Tea Room.
Gastro Pub, Irish, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sat/Sun: 9am - 11pm
Brunch (Sat & Sun): 9am-3pm
Dinner (Daily): 5pm -close
Happy Hour (Mon-Fri):3pm-6pm
Bar Menu (Daily): 3pm-close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mondays: Traditional Irish Session 7pm
Tuesdays: BOGO Fish & Chips, $4 Draft & Pub Quiz @ 7pm
Wednesdays: Live Music @6pm & Wine Down Wednesdays - 33% OFF Btls of Wine
Thursdays: Live Music @6pm & Ladies Night
Fridays: Live Music @7pm
Saturdays: Live Music @7pm
Sunday: Live Music @6pm
Call The Irish House to find out about our catering options.
We have a private lot that can be entered on Melpomene or St. Charles Avenue. Overflow parking is available on the street.
On the St. Charles Avenue Street Car line.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Located right off the St. Charles streetcar line and only minutes away from Downtown New Orleans, The Irish House is the perfect place for any private event. This pub and restaurant offers a variety of gorgeous spaces rich with Irish character & wooden floors worn smooth by everything from traditional Irish Ceilis to board meetings, from rowdy World Cup parties to baby showers, from holiday parties to wedding ceremonies. Our staff exude the natural warmth and good-hearted ambiance of the Irish, and are sure to keep your stomachs, and pints, full to your heart’s content.
Chef Matt utilizes his diverse background to compose mouthwatering menus sure to please every guest. From Irish fare to Creole cuisine, upscale dinners to casual buffets and everything in between, the culinary and event team at The Irish House aims to provide a top-notch experience for all.
The Irish House Ratings and Reviews
Great selection of "Traditional Irish" d ...
Great selection of "Traditional Irish" dishes. Especially enjoyed the "Irish Bangers with Mash" and "The Sticky Toffee Pudding" was to die for! We also enjoyed the the "live music" which added a nice touch to our dining experience.
Will definitely make a return trip!
The manager hovered over us while we din ...
The manager hovered over us while we dined. The menu sounds good but the presentation is sloppy. The good tasted good but again presentation leaves a lot to be desired. It's needs a menu update offering a cross over into American version of Irish cuisine. It's a great location and excellent space just beautiful. Too bad the food is not up to this city's expectations.
We had brunch with the omelet if the day ...
We had brunch with the omelet if the day, a Full Irish Breakfast and Irish coffee (regular and jig). Everything was delicious, fresh and hot. The waitress took good care of us. I will return the next time I am in the region.
The menu was intriguing and the waitress ...
The menu was intriguing and the waitress was very friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not very good. My wife and I both ordered dishes from the Irish section of the menu thinking that would be great because it is their specialty. That was not the case. The shepherd's pie did not taste good. The meat didn't seem to be very high quality and the seasoning just wasn't good. I would not recommend this establishment.
Very good food with classic Irish dishes ...
Very good food with classic Irish dishes and riffs on New Orleans and Louisiana foods, too. Generous portions kept us from getting to the desserts, but they looked delicious. Loved the cocktail menu, and large selection of beers and whiskey. Much smaller selection of wines, but enough to keep a non-beer drinker happy. Our server seemed to be new, and thus a little less familiar with the specials, but definitely was attentive and gave his best effort.
Very nice. Really enjoyed the food. I p ...
Very nice. Really enjoyed the food. I personally did not like the chips, but husband and daughter really enjoyed them. Their lunch menus was limited but taste of the corned beef and cabbage was tasty. Would recommend. Real Irish food struck my husband as very good as welll.
This was our second visit during the sam ...
This was our second visit during the same week (dinner and brunch) so that says it all--especially in a foodie paradise like New Orleans. The creative chef makes typical Irish cuisine taste anything but typical. The waitstaff is hospitable and helpful. I was especially impressed with the way children (we didn't have any with us) were treated with such affection and respect. Make sure you notice the firefighter turnouts from 9/11 on you way out and all the delightful signs and striking artwork on the walls.
A big group held the rest of the patrons ...
A big group held the rest of the patrons hostage with their loud and boisterous behavior. I realize this is an Irish pub but we couldn't hear the music or even talk to one another. Food was OK but the noise made for an unpleasant experience.
We came to hear a guitarist, Aaron, Lopez-Barrantes. He was excellentand the corner where he played was quaint. There was just a lot of other noise and the TV playing behind was distracting. But it is a restaurant and that is to be expected.
The shrinp and grits was pretty good.
Unprofessional & sullen staff = unhappy diners
We left before we ordered so this review is only on the poor service. When we arrived the hostess silently led us to a tiny two-top in the midst of 5 empty tables - 2 four tops and 3 larger tables. We're a couple who enjoys sitting side by side, so we asked if we could move to one of the empty 4 tops directly next to us. To our surprise, our waitress said no, but suggested we turn the two top sideways. We complied, but were taken aback by the refusal when there was clearly a lot of room. Not one person entered the restaurant as we sat uncomfortably smushed together. I stewed as the hostesses observed that we were clearly physically uncomfortable, but did nothing about it. I felt as if we were bad schoolchildren forced to sit in a corner. Up until then, everyone we encountered in NOLA was friendly & helpful. This was not the case at the Irish House. After sitting for a few more minutes, looking at a disappointing and limited menu, we decided to leave, although we had ordered drinks. The hostess who stood right next to us for a few minutes was clueless that a couple sitting at an angle to each other, elbows knocking every time we moved, surrounded by larger, empty tables was the slightest bit unusual. If the place had been crowded, we would have understood, but there were at least a dozen empty tables, and we had been seated in an empty section all by ourselves. Honestly, if ONE person had smiled at us, we might have given the place a chance, but when the staff is clearly disengaged, there's no reason to expect anything good will happen. No one seemed to care that stood up to leave - in fact, no one even looked our way, and since we have never dined and dashed, my husband tried to find our waitress to no avail and finally informed a hostess who stared blankly at us. Because he's a nicer person than I am, he said we were leaving because the music was too loud (which was a lie, but better than berating staff for being unprofessional and thoughtless).
Great atmosphere and service; decent food
My family was in the mood for fish & chips so decided to stop by The Irish House to try it out. I also heard some good things with the new chef - Chef Matt Murphy - doing some good things. Overall, the Irish House provides a good atmosphere and good service with decent food.
We went on Saturday afternoon, and even though it was around 2pm Brunch was still being served (it is served until 3pm). The brunch had a nice mix of lunch and breakfast items so we ordered a breakfast option, the fish & chips and the corned beef sandwich. The breakfast option was good, the fish & chips were alright, and the corned beef sandwich was really good.
The atmosphere of the place was really nice and it provided a nice environment in which to relax and enjoy the food. The service was also good. Overall,a nice place to hang out and enjoy.
We made it!!
Last trip to New Orleans we missed the Irish House due to travel disruptions. Now I realize it was our loss. Served by pleasant & pretty ladies; our traditional Irish choices and everything else were excellent. We will return and highly recommend.
Mardi Gras Parade Spot
Went there with a party of eight to have dinner and watch the 3 Mardi Gras parades that pass the restaurant. There were 2 options available that night: pay $140 per person for an all inclusive buffet with an open bar or pay $20 per person for the privilege of having access to the bar and bathrooms and the option of ordering off the menu. We choose the latter but doubt seriously we will ever go back. The food was mediocre at best. Had to send back a dessert that was inedible. The service was about the same. The restaurant was empty except for our table and 1 or 2 more the entire evening. Unfortunately I cannot fathom any food or liquor this restaurant could produce that would be worth $140 per person! I saw countless people walk away because they did not want to pay $20 to just come in. This could have been a great opportunity for the restaurant but instead it was just a missed one.
The Irish House has always been one of my favorite restaurants but I was extremely disappointed in my experience this past weekend. I brought friends who were visiting from out of town and, while the ambience was terrific as usual, the food was very disappointing. The menu has changed since the last time I was there with some interesting additions. My friend ordered the Jambalaya which had a very raw tomato taste - as if it hadn't cooked long enough. I ordered the Guinness Stew which was tasty but only had about 2 small pieces of meat in the entire bowl. My son and husband had the Fish and Chips and Clover Chicken, both of which have been on the menu for a long time and were very good, as usual. Overall, I was disappointed and a little embarrassed to have raved about this restaurant to my friends only to have a disappointing experience. While I have always loved The Irish House, I'm not sure if I will be returning,...
Irish House Review
New Years Eve was not a good fit for this restaurant. They had a limited menu which went for $65 per person. The soups were good, the entrée left little to consider. A thinly sliced piece of prime rib thrown on a grill. It was cooked perfectly but mostly fat. The dessert has no comment as it was not good. To top everything off, we got the bill for $4.22 which was in not way correct. Looking at my bank statement tonight, they charged me for the full bill plus the erroneous $4.22 bill. The service personnel were in a chaotic state as one of the employees didn't show up for work. It also took 20 minutes for us to initially be waited on. We had to ask the manager for someone to come over and wait on us.
If it's Music Night, sit close to the music!
We picked the Irish House for its location near our B&B. When we walked in, the hostess said it was "Music Night" and asked if we wanted to sit close to the music or far away.
Having spent too many meals unable to talk to my tablemates because of loud music, I immediately said "far away", and she seated us appropriately.
But once the musicians started playing, I realized my mistake - it wasn't a loud, amplified band; it was a quiet circle of Irish musicians, and I couldn't hear them very well!
What I did hear of the music was very enjoyable; I won't make the same mistake twice.
We dined on Christmas Eve expecting to go somewhere different. We found an unexpected treasure? Simple well crafted, well proportioned and priced entrees. A great beer and Irish whiskey list and great service rounded out the experience. The chef owner was in the house making sure all ran well. Great to see! We will be back.
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