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Irregardless Cafe
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Ranked #36 of 1,546 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Raleigh's CAT bus stops at the corner of West Morgan Street and Tryon Hill, just across the street from the Cafe.
Description: Award winning restaurant, serving hand-crafted meals in downtown Raleigh since 1975. Featuring farm to table cuisine in the Cafe and at all Catering events. Great Jazz, Bluegrass & Folk music nightly, to be enjoyed with craft beers, unique wines and fun cocktails. Dinner, Lunch and Brunch menus feature local and organic ingredients, beef, lamb, seafood, poultry, duck, vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. Affordable, upscale dinner specials paired with sizzling cocktails, craft beers and musical ensembles nightly spells fun! The Irregardless Cafe is the place where friends dine regularly.
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Irregardless Cafe for dinner last weekend. I had heard good things about it, and decided to give it a try.

We did not know they had live music. The jazz ensemble was a very nice surprise. We had reservations, which I recommend on a Saturday.

We were greeted warmly, and seated at the bar while we waited. I ordered a honey bee, a drink I saw the bartender making for another customer. It was made with Makers...a really good drink.

We were seated within a few minutes at a table facing the stage. We ordered the vinegar brined fries and calamari as appetizers. Both were really good.

For our main course my wife ordered the seafood linguine, and I ordered the paella. We both enjoyed our meals. The paella came with grilled chicken wings.

The food, service and music at Irregardless Cafe are all outstanding. We had one of the more enjoyable dinners we experienced in a long time. The music was not too loud, which allowed for conversation.

I highly recommend Irregardless Cafe if you’re looking for great food, music and a great atmosphere. We will go with friends next time.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went to Irregardless Cafe this week. I've eaten there in the past and enjoyed the meal and experience. Last night was a disappointment. The hostess could not have seemed less interested in her job or customers. She ignored us for several minutes at the hostess table and made no effort to acknowledge our presence even with eye contact, if nothing else. It was such poor service, we considered leaving but we were hungry, had tickets to a show at Goodnights and it was a convenient place to dine. We finally were seated; the server was ok but fairly inattentive. The meal was tasty but not the quality and taste that it used to be. In the triangle, there are too many places with better food and a much better customer service ethos. Irregardless is resting on their laurels and we likely will not return any time soon, if at all.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

First trip was 2 yrs ago to celebrate my dtrs. birthdays (2 days apart). We chosen Sunday Brunch this time for the variety. And it did not disappoint!!! Wonderful variety of selections for all dietary needs- GF, Vegan, or just plain ole country breakfast fixins. The adults chose omelets and unique sides (veggies, potatoes, grits, etc), The restaurant was swamped, but NO PROBLEM for this great wait staff & kitchen. Not only were we seated and served promptly, but our food was served Timely and Hot! This is a must-do for locals & area visitors- cannot go wrong here. And to our waitress: WELL DONE!!!

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Thank rgdrake
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We recently got married and decided to have this restaurant cater it. The whole process was very accommodating until the actual day of the wedding.

Don't get me wrong, the staff that they had hired to work the wedding were absolutely fantastic.

However, one of the main reasons we chose to go with irregardless was because they offered chicken piccata, which is my husbands favorite dish... they did NOT serve us chicken piccata at the wedding. It clearly states on the catering menu that the chicken piccata is what you are used to when you think of chicken piccata, a white wine lemon caper sauce over pounded out chicken. We received chicken, with NO sauce that was topped with tomatoes.

Second of all the chicken was dry as a bone, to the point where a lot of it was left on peoples plates because it was hardly palatable .

Last, There was no one that had an abundance of either of the sides so I'm curious as to why there wasn't enough prepared for the amount of people that we had with the understanding that we actually had 10 people less then the final count we gave them show up.

This was our big day and the food...was very disappointing considering the cost (over $3000 for 54 ppl) and the fact it was NOT what we ordered.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

this place is great, great food, great service, great staff..........plenty of vegetarians options also. Only minutes from Cary or Raleigh, great location also.

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