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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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
I'm sad to see that I have to write this review. I hope Chef Matt is paying attention. The Irish House was needed in New Orleans and it was great in the beginning. Over the past few years we have seen quality of food and service drop on a steady pace, but still had reason to go for a ceili or other "irish" events. Truth is that we (2 adults, 3 kids) never even spoke with an actual, face-to-face person on Saturday. The hostess stand was abandoned and we waited 15 minutes before calling the Irish House (from the hostess stand) and asking them to cancel the reservation so we could book something else. [This was a celebratory dinner at 7:30 Saturday night] Whoever answered the phone apologized and said that she would cancel. Didn't cancel, limiting our options. I'm still upset that they advertised a ceili and didn't even come close to pulling off a decent meal, let alone music. Really sad for Irish fans in NOLA, I'm sure a few tourists were disappointed as well. At least one couple ended up at the same place we went after.
The beer selection was outstanding and the ambiance was warm and inviting. We had the Shepard's Pie and Fish and Chips. Both were very authentic and well done, just not my favorite. But I have to say others were very happy with those dishes. The service for our large group was spot on!
Great place! My girl and I were seated near the live music, making our dinner more romantic. It was perfect. Food was excellent, but the service was even better! James was our server. Would request him again next time. If you like Irish Whiskey, this place has nearly 100 different ones to try.
Fantastic meal!!! What an incredible meal. My husband and I had the shepherd's pie and our daughter had the corned beef and cabbage sandwich, all was amazing! Then finished with the sticky toffee cake with Irish coffee recommended by our sweet waitress. Perfect meal before heading out of town! We will be back next time we visit NOLA.
Well, after reading reviews we booked a reservation for our party of 9. After 3 different server changes we received our food. Very disappointed is how I would describe it. A few of us ordered the Shrimp and Grits, served cold and clumpy. Tasted like they were microwaved with a ton of butter. The Shepard Pie was very bland and tasteless as was the fish and chips. For a restaurant rated so highly, I expect a lot better quality for the amount of money we spent. We will not be returning.
We went on a Monday evening about 8:30 pm, and the restaurant was quiet. There were musicians playing authentic Irish music, and a couple of customers joined in the playing and singing. The food was good Irish fare - Shepherd's Pie made with lamb and beef, and a double patty hamburger with a sunnyside egg on top. The beer prices were very reasonable and our server was attentive.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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