Due to high volumes of traffic in the Cafe, we can not always guarantee seating at a specific reservation time. Although we are using the word "reservations", in fact, our guests are being put on a list. Our guests, on a weekend, will often encounter a wait. If you have a party larger than 6, please call 919-833-8898 to make a reservation. During holidays, reservations need to made via phone (919-833-8898) and will not be available via OpenTable.
Great place to reconnect with friends haven’t seen in a while.
I love eating at Irregardless Cafe. The specials are always tasty.
We took friends here who hadn't been before and they also loved it. One of our favourite restaurants.
Disappointing visit. Arrived for 5:30 reservation promptly, table assigned was right near stage with music starting at 6 and a large loud group of 10 or more. Had I realized, I shd have asked to be reseated. Service was lackluster. Asked to sample a wine before ordering and 10 minutes later, needed to remind her.
Two in our party ordered Morgan Street Chicken, typically a very reliable dish. This time the chicken was noticeably undercooked which made me very nervous and I opted to push my plate away. Finally when our server reappears and inquired if I wanted a box, I explained the situation. She asked if I wanted something else- at this point no. They did take the cost off my bill which is what I would expect but no apology or other compensation. Which brings me to the manager or owner - not really sure. Always on site but not attentive at all.
I’ve been many time but feel confident I won’t be returning.
I am glad we chose Irregardless for my daughters birthday, she’s a vegetarian, and typically in the Triangle area it’s hard to find a place that offers many vegetarian choices along with good choices for carnivores; Irregardless offers many unique choices for all people.
The ambiance was charming with pretty blues we could still communicate at our table while enjoying the music at the same time.
What struck me the most was the Owner coming to our table to find out how everything was...he was friendly with a wealth of history to share; he obviously cares about the people who choose to visit his restaurant and that’s not a common ideal...perhaps it should be however...his restaurant has been well-adored by many for over 40 years.
Amazing food! A great place to celebrate a special day. The service was wonderful and the music was great.
Food and ambiance were great as usual. Safe place to be from home. The jazz music was very much enjoyed. Will be back soon.
I’ve never been there, I was impressed with the menu- the food, and tea selection.
As always, great service, food and music! Tried one of the specials and it was good, too.
We enjoyed the meal at Irregardless Café very much and loved the cute faces on the chocolate cake and coconut pie. I took pictures. The music was good and not too loud. Overall an outstanding experience.
This was our first experience eating there and it was wonderful!
live music was a plus, food tasted great. Great for a family outing or quick meeting.
Best brunch location in Raleigh. Great food and relaxing ambience.
Great weight staff, great food, and great atmosphere!
Food was very good- but not spectacular. lots of vegetarian options. Service was excellent. Restaurant was very loud but that seems to be the norm.
We had a large party so the wide menu selection was appreciated. Everyone's food was great, we'll be back next time at State.
The food was delicious. Entrees innovative. Great choices. Katelyn provided excellent service--timely, efficient and friendly.
If I had to describe our experience at Irregardless with one word it would be "warm". From our greeting at the door to the wait staff to the live music to the food to the general ambience Irregardless Cafe exuded warmth. I`m so glad that we chose this restaurant for our celebration dinner.
I always recommend Irregardless Cafe. The experience is always top notch from the food and service to the music and environment. I'm never disappointed.
Food was delicious! Tons of vegan options which we love! The vegan chocolate cake was amazing!
Best mussels ever! Great evening celebrating my wife’s birthday.
Quaint location, dedicated parking lot for customers. Food was well seasoned, lots of vegan options and the waitress was well versed on the menu.
I was disappointed because they didn't have "again"the corn bread. I can't eat gluten so one of my favorites things in the restaurant is the corn bread.
But the band Half past six was pretty awesome.
My friends and I dined at Irregardless Cafe for the first time and we will definitely return! The food, music, service, and atmosphere were all great!
Great as always!
This was our first visit to Irregardless, and and my partner (vegan) and I (not) were very pleasantly surprised by the evening. We knew it was popular, and arrived when it was quiet at 5pm. Over the hour or so we ate, the restaurant filled very quickly, but was only moderately loud. Our server Ryan was delightful and friendly, and had a ready smile and prompt service. We found out at the end of dinner that we were her first table ever at Irregardless, which was a very sweet and pleasing way to end the meal! The food was amazing, colorful and with incredible flavor. The chile relleno was phenomenal with amazing textures, colors and heat, and the vegetable strudel was fun and tasty. Both dishes were a filling portion size too, something I didn't expect for a vegan meal. My only dissapointment with the night was the perplexity I felt with the decor. I couldn't tell if they were aiming for eclectic and upredictable, or simply took an plain and unexciting existing space with mass produced tables, chairs and carpet, and then added an undersea/beach/marine decor. The amount of neon ropes and lights were strange. It's off-putting and odd. If that is intentional, great! But a more uniform or intentional decor would be the icing on what is very much a jewel of a restaurant. Strongly recommend for the food and service.
Everything is great here! Food, service, all impeccable.
Always a favorite choice, even after all these years. Been going since the 70's. A meal made with care and quality, fresh ingredients is a guarantee. Service is always perfectly attentive and efficient. Customers are treated with kindness and respect. Live music is always a plus as well as the local artisans work on display.
Wonderful creative specials. Nice background music. Delicious food. Great service!
We'll be back!
WE usually enjoy the food at Irregardless and this evening was no exception, but our service was terrible. Out waitress was occupied with a large table somewhere and I understand the issue, but management should not let that happen. Someone else should be there to step in immediately when that arises.
Often Irregardless is very noisy, this time moderate.
The food and wine was exquisite; enjoyed our romantic night listening to jazz and witnessing a couple people dancing. Most definitely returning!
Food was great. Timing in delivery of food was to perfection. Great experience, good flavors, wonderful evening.
IRREGARDLESS OF WHAT ANYONE ELSE MIGHT SAY, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT. WE HAD EXCELLENT SERVICE BOTH AT THE BAR AND WHILE SEATED FOR DINNER. LIVE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT AS WAS THE AMBIENCE OF THE RESTAURANT. BUT WAIT, THEN THERE WAS THE DINNER. ALL FIVE OF US CHOSE DIFFERENT VEGETARIAN DISHES AND ALL FIVE OF US ENJOYED AN EXCELLENT MEAL. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK.
Been in business since 1975. Great venue for live entertainment EVERY night. Diverse and interesting menu. Food is very very good! Parking can be tough, though they have small private lot across the street.
Would absolutely recommend!! Great for work events as the menu caters to all, and wonderful for families during the day as the food is fresh and healthy options taste great.
We certainly had another wonderful meal at the Irregardless Cafe. My wife loved the Spanakopita and I truly enjoyed the Linguini with Seafood. Music was exceptional; Foscoe Philharmonic group.
They have a great menu especially if you want Vegan or Gluten Free.
Packed at lunch so make a reservation. Service was slow until it cleared
out a bit. A great Raleigh gem!
We were running late but called and hostess was very sweet. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. We told him we didn’t have too much time as we had comedy show tickets. He gave great suggestions for shareable items and made sure drinks and food came out promptly! We had mussels, chicken & steak kabobs and cauliflower/sweet potato entree. All delicious!
Food was good, had a variety of vegan and non-vegan options, pretty quiet at 5:00 PM but could be more active later.
Great meal, great value. We went for lunch and also brought a meal home for a husband. Irregardless is a favorite or my friend and me.