We had an awesome time, we
We had an awesome time, we will definately be back!!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent pub grub
I love the ambiance at this pub. A good balance between Irish fare (including authentically Irish server staff) and American pub grub and great sense of service, I love going to Ri Ra for a casual dinner or afternoon snack.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and
The food was wonderful and the nice weather in Charlotte made it perfect for sitting outside.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Wonderful Trip to Ri Ra!
This is our favorite Irish restaurant. Every time we're in Charlotte, we make it a point to eat here. The wait staff is phenomenal. They've accommodated us with high chairs and space for strollers during our past two visits. The menu is wonderful and the food is deliciously authentic.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprised by brunch at Ri Ra
I visited Ri Ra with young kids this past Sunday and admit my expectations were pretty low based upon visits there at least 5-10 years ago. Instead, the food was surprisingly excellent. The Irish Benedict got rave reviews from a friend and I enjoyed the Full Irish Breakfast. If you don't like black pudding, they will gladly substitute rashers or sausages. They were very kid friendly, service was terrific, food arrived piping hot and it was not crowded. All around a great Sunday brunch.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
To my Mom there for Mother's Day
The beautiful mild and sunny weather made sitting on the upper patio terrific (however, the waiter said they would be doing some work on the patio to provide more shade in July as it can be difficult to sit when super sunny and hot). We all enjoyed our lunch, except my husband. He tried the big Irish Breakfast dish for the first time and not fault of Ri-Ra, just didn't like some of the items. The waiter was very nice and we enjoyed lunch. Unfortunately, there were several upsets babies and children...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food - bit loud, but
Good food - bit loud, but only due to where we were sitting (close to bar).
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our meal and the
We enjoyed our meal and the staff was very helpful and nice. The fish and chips was a very generous helping and good.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for a birthday dinner for my son and we were astounded by the fantastic service our waiter gave us , Andy you are the best.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best ever fish & chips; a favorite
This has been one of my favorite places in uptown Charlotte for a long time. Great atmosphere, good food -- try the traditional Irish fare. They have the best fish & chips. The Shepherd's pie, stew, and potato and leek soup are also great. For non-traditional, try the brisket sandwich or the lamb burger.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Menu and Building
This is my fiance's and my favorite place in Uptown. We love the ambiance of the inside and the rooftop patio. It's great for groups and we had our engagement party here and we will be having our after-party for our wedding here too! (You can rent out space). They also have live music, karaoke and other fun things to do!!
For brunch I would highly recommend thier bloody mary. In general I would recommend their potato cakes and shepherd's pie!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Pub Grub
My husband and I love traditional pub fare like bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Ri Ra has these and more. We'll be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really FUN and really good food
What a gem this place is. Atmosphere and décor are great. Really fun place to go. Went for lunch and loved the Rueben and the Lamb burger.
Service was top notch. Server was Andy.
Good overall place- good food, interesting décor, cozy and great service.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Irish dinning in Charlotte.
A true warm Irish welcome awaits you here. A very English/Irish menu as you would expect. We started with the potato and leek soup, which is served with Irish soda bread - so good! We both had the bangers and mash which they serve with proper bacon (rashers) and I was able to get black and white pudding with the meal. If you are English, Irish or just really love good food, I would highly recommend this restaurant/pub. Our server was Robert, from Ireland making it a very authentic night out.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ri Ra is a great place to eat
Great food as always.... gin and tonic ??? I have yet to decide if not enough, too much or too bitter on the gin.
Will definitely eat hear again and avoid the gin and tonic.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night at Ri Ra's
We haven't been in years, so we took our adult daughter to dinner while in Charlotte. I had the fish and chips and loved it. Perfectly breaded and cooked fish, and great fries. My daughter had the Irish curry chicken and she thought it was very good. Our salads were all fresh and delicious. My husband got the corned beef and cabbage and he was really disapointed. The flavor of the meat was ok, but not great. The cabbage appeared to be blanched and put on the plate without seasoning of any kind. He did enjoy the potato's as he said they were the good old fashioned lumpy homemade kind. The mixed drinks were good, and the beer specials were also a nice addition. Overall we would recommend it highly.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick dinner pre Peal Jam Concert
We had made reservations for a quick bite prior to the concert and were delayed due to traffic. I made call a few minutes after our scheduled reservation to let them know we were late. When we arrived the tabe was still reserved for us. It was very busy and pepole were told there was a long wait and leaving becuase they too had concert plans when we arrived. Was awsome they held the table for us. We had a great meal and plenty off livations to prepare for the show. We all made out well with a good tab for the server and us being happy. We will come back again!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife on Date Night
Took my wife on Date Night on our first "Uptown" just-for-two outing. Being seated next to the fireplace was perfect. I can't complain about the meal, Steak Tips and Guinness Stew, but we were there for the Uptown Charlotte nightlife experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Irish Food!!
The Shepherd's Pie was the best we ever had - We loved our server (Adam)and his brogue accent and excellent service - we will definitely return to Ri Ra Irish Pub on our next visit to Charlotte.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
An outstanding meal!
My family and I dined at Ri Ra during the Thanksgiving week. To say my relatives from California are foodie snobs is beyond an understatement. When I told them I was taking them to a pub for dinner, they had their doubts. They all are still raving about the cuisine at Ri Ra. The shepherd’s pie, Guinness Stew, and Smoked Salmon appetizer were superb! The staff were lovely and the service prompt. So glad to have the original Ri Ra in Charlotte. The choice of restaurants was made by my mother – Ri Ra was the first restaurant she patronized when moving to Charlotte, and she has been a huge fan since. The California branch are hoping a Ri Ra opens in their area very soon.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unexpected Food from a Pub
While RiRa is a Irish Pub the cuisine is unexpectedly good. The Shepherds Pie was incredible, Guinness Stew was hearty and flawless. The Fish and Chips was well done and more than a generous portion. The prices were the biggest surprise. They must rely on the bar tabs for a profit because all the dishes are a bargain!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM