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.
We met two of our friends for an early dinner Saturday evening, October 12, 2109, and simply enjoyed everything about this restaurant. All the food was tasty, including the Vegan/Vegetarian options, and the ambiance was fantastic.
We loved the jazz music on Friday. Our food was delicious...as always!
Irregardless is always excellent. Food is wonderful. One of my favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner for many years. The menu has a large selection of wonderful vegetarian meals that I enjoy even though I am not a vegetarian. Also for a number of years I have dined on Christmas Day especially enjoying the wonderful turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Portions are ample. Service is generally excellent.
Relaxing ambience. Excellent service. A dinner menu with just the right number of choices. Not too many, not too few. And the meals were tastefully prepared.
We were there to celebrate our 4th Anniversary. Irregardless catered our wedding. We always enjoy eating at Irregardless and we like the music and the setting. Thanks...Jeff & Laurie Barnhart
Fresh, clean food that tastes amazing. Hard to find anymore so I never usually go out to eat. I WILL be coming back to Irregardless, however. Far exceeded my expectations!
We arrived near our reservation time, but the restaurant wasn't busy, so reserving a table wasn't necessary on a Wednesday evening.
Our server gave us a nice amount of time to get settled before inquiring about beverages.
One of the people in our group had a Birthday coming up in a couple days. I had mentioned it to the server, asking about a small acknowledgment at the end of the meal. I was impressed with her solution. The restaurant offers a complimentary bottle of wine to Birthday guests who are part of the restaurant's club/mailing list. So with a quick application fill out we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with dinner.
Our food was very, very good. Each appetizer and entree was full of distinctive and delicious flavor.
I would definitely go back to try other items and have a relaxed dining experience again.
GREAT place! Band was wonderful. We had a great table in the bar area. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Attentive staff and fabulous food! Highly recommend !!!
Live music was a very nice addition
Appealing for so many years in so many ways, Irregardless less compelling for being so loud and noisey A room with scant sound buffering materials is disadvantaged -- as are diners -- by live music that is too loud and incessant. Perhaps unnecessary, too. Has it been evaluated as a main draw? Is it every night or do we, even on week nights, keep arriving on the wrong night. Coming from Hillsborough to a place precluding conversation, particularly across tables of 6, is no longer of interest.
It had been 25 years, but the place only gets better with time.
Great restaurant with vegan/vegetarian options. Menu changes with unique options often. Nice place for a special event. Also had quiet music playing too.
Always dependable. Professional wait staff.
The food was awesome. I had the poached salmon with asparagus on a quinoa cake. OMG! The bluegrass band was good and we met the owner. Great TIme!!!
This is such a wonderful atmosphere! Food is always delicious, as well are their cocktails!
Purchased wedding dress
Loved the food and the service!! Excellent!!
Always delicious and fresh. Restaurant is accommodating to all diets.
Another heaven-on-earth experience with family at Irregardless! And we love Hanna!
My friend and I walked in after calling to say we would be running a little late for our reservation. We were not greeted by the hostess who continued to be on her computer and then just walked off to clean off a table. While we were standing right there. She then came back and answered the phone. Then asked us if we wanted a high-top table or low, we said it did not matter to be concillient. She then walks off and goes to fix us a high-top right by the kitchen door while there are plenty other ones. When she comes back I ask her if we can have another one. She is openly irritated and says that we would then have to wait. I said we had a reservation, so!? And she said other people did too... By that point I am irritated as well and just standing waiting. She then goes on to greet newcomers, and seat them before us. I don't know if one of us looked like someone she had beef with but she was extremely unprofessional. We finally got a table; our waitress was great, food was okay but nothing to talk about. Will not return and will not recommend.
My family and I had a amazing time. The wait was a bit long but it was worth it. The owner is super friendly and the food was great. I can’t wait to go back again. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a great meal in a super friendly and comfortable environment.
Service was great, food was great, music was great but we could not hear it well! When we left we realized the sound was much better out on the sidewalk than inside the restaurant. :(
A fun and unusual menu; "little" plates to share but mostly generous portions. all the food we tried was delicious and would love to return some time when we're back in Raleigh. Thanks for a great experience!
Wonderful as usual. Great food, friendly staff, and very accommodating to every individual in our party. Amazing music as well.
Got together with some work colleagues that were in from out of town. The music was nice, but sometimes it drowned out by some of the lifer tables. The food was very good, we all enjoyed our meals very much with very high marks for the shrimp and grits. The calamari was excellent too!
The service was excellent and the food was ok but did not impress. It was noisy with live music and loud talking so it was hard to have a conversation at the table. Had the tres leches for desert and it was disappointing.
We've been going to Irregardless since it opened 44 years ago - we love it! Food is always delicious and fresh; and there is live music every night. Highlly recommended!
You have to try the Filet Mignon. If you like mushrooms and you like steak, it is a no brainer! Mmmm good!
never a bad meal at the irregardless
a good time was had by all
Overpriced....Menu was very hard to follow. Our waitress was very short tempered. I asked her “what sides do you have” because there were no options for sides on menu. Her reply “what do you want?” I said I don’t know because it’s not on the menu. She was like we have the normal sides...save your time and go elsewhere!!!
Waitress seemed to have many tables. Paella was extremely salty.
Service was slow. It took quit a while to get the main entries as the place was busy. However, we shouldn't have to ask for drink refills, that should be automatic.
It was extremely loud. The place is too small to have a jazz band. I felt sorry for the table sitting in front of the band.
There were 2 of us with birthdays so we received 2 bottles of wine. We had the checks split per couple but the waitress still got them wrong and twice tried to charge us for the birthday wine, first tried charging the other couple for their wine while they tried to charge me for his meal. So when fixing the bills, I ended up getting charged for a bottle of wine. Waitress was confused.
Our meals were very good though. The filet mignon was one of the best I've had.
The menu has something for everyone. Everything was yummy and came all together so no one was left waiting. Our Server was excellent and very personable. Glad we had reservations, it was crowded.
Dinner with our NC State student
Disappointed in our visit to Irregardless this time. My food was cold and part of my chicken was dark pink. I have had so many good meals in the past. Not this time.
Great food, music and service. Vegan selections are outstanding
We have been patrons of Irregardless Cafe for more than 15 years and always came back for the ambiance and the service and always appreciated the food. But this last time was a revelation as the food was really very good and much more refined than usually: they always had good products but this time the preparation was at the level of a fine dining restaurant. Keep up the good work and we will enjoy even more, returning on a regular basis!
Great dinner...very interesting menu. Service was excellent and dishes came out timely. If I am ever in Raleigh I will definitely go back. Great Jazz music too!
Great venue to listen to loud music. I love their food and restaurant concept of farm to table. For me personally, the mostly vegan desserts are not my favorite but their entrees and cocktails are amazing. I will just have a glass of wine for dessert next time.
The food was outstanding. There were LOTS of vegan and gluten free options which was wonderful for my wife. The dishes were delicious. The service good but not great. The server was nice but not super attentive.