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About Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta

Rí Rá- Atlanta is the complete personification of everything Irish. The bar has been carefully restored from old Irish pubs and related salvaged artifacts including the magnificent mid 19th century bar complete with Victorian snugs and the parquet floor from the Harland & Wolfe yard where the Titanic was built. The pub required a tremendous effort from numerous Irish craftsmen to complete the restoration of the key pieces. The pub took over two years and 11,000 hours to finish. A total of 40 tons were shipped from Ireland including an estimated 10,000 pieces for the Harland & Wolfe floor that was restored in Wicklow but reconstructed on site in Midtown Atlanta.

1080 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday -Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am (kitchen closes 10pm),
Thursday: 4:00pm -2:30am (kitchen closes 10pm),
Friday -Saturday: 4:00pm -2:30am (Kitchen closes 11pm)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 477-1700

Website:
http://rira.com/atlanta

Executive Chef:
Danny Seay

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

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Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Really lovely pub with a wide selection of Irish whiskey. Amiable, efficient service and Brilliant Irish breakfast shared with Irish visitors! Excellent homemade soda bread too. We’ll be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food! Service was a little slow, but it was busy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was very quiet in the restaurant, service was good, food is good and drinks are a good value

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was my first time to RiRa and will be going back for sure! The decor is very authentic-looking and the food is great! I had the chicken breast with lemon caper sauce. I wish I could get the recipe! Our service was good, but the lights were so low we used our phone flashlights to read the menu. The light thing isn't a huge deal at all since the food was the bomb!!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We picked this place for it's location and style of food; we were not disappointed. The service was good and it was not packed, for a Saturday night in Midtown. We ordered a mix of appetizers, sides, and dishes. Although the waitress could have been a bit more attentive, especially since it wasn't busy, we really enjoyed our time there and may return for a date night. The shaved brussel sprouts we're delightful along with the Sheppard's pie.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I will preface this first by stating that I am not a big fan of Irish Pub food to begin with. Ri Ra is another pub that is hyped as being the place to go but my visit was uninspiring. The limited menu is over priced and the quality of the food was average at best. My turkey sandwich was dry and needed more cranberry sauce to moisten it. I stayed away from the Irish food because there was nothing on the menu that seemed exciting and I have a hard time paying $15 for corned beef and cabbage. It is peasant food, not lords food, after all. The French fries were subpar and cold almost instantly. This leads me to believe that the food sat in the window too long before being delivered to the table. No one else at my table was impressed by there food either and my daughter thought the price paid for a very small serving of Shepherds Pie was outrageous. The service started with a very unfriendly girl at the front desk who informed us that our table was in the back of the room as she looked over the top of her phone. What the hell has happened in this country when you can stare at your phone while working. I really wanted to rip into her because I had read reviews that stated the service was unfriendly and poor. Our server seemed to be just passing the time. He didn't write anything done and his memory failed him because I ordered onion rings and was served fries. I won't be back for the food.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

meh. it sounded better online than what it actually was. a sports bar. with bar food. and servers who can barely be bothered to answer a question. wouldn't return, but we were looking for something close to the fox theatre. will not return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I've been to Ri Ra many times before and been very satisfied. This was not one of those visits. The food was just ok. I had Shepherd's pie, a dish I've had there on several occasions, and it missed the mark tonight...very dry and lacking in flavor. No one's food was particularly good.
Unfortunately for us as well, our server was terrible. I'm uncertain if perhaps he wasn't feeling well that night, but he was off from the beginning. Zero personality. Few check ups on his table (there were 12 of us). Once it was time to go, every single check was wrong. We corrected him and he brought each check back wrong again. A coupon was handed to him and he proceeded to leave it on the table and walk away...I had to chase him. I'm a former server as well as a former restaurant manager and I understand that everyone can have an off day once in a while, but this was ROUGH.

I brought a large group here for a birthday celebration and we all left underwhelmed. As I have had multiple great experiences at Ri Ra, I am not dissuaded this time from returning, but I hope this is not the new normal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Aoife was a great server - fun and attentive. Made my fathers day that much better!

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 11, 2017

It is rather a sport bar. Lot of people were getting eccited by a succer game.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Boisterous crowd watching a soccer game. Live music. Crowd participation. Great atmosphere

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. A little noisy during soccer games, but that is the fun!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Arrived to an incompetent front of the house staff who with only a half full restaurant spent 15 minutes deciding on where they were going to seat our party of six. The waitress was completely disinterested in making us happy. Drinks went empty for way too long and in general the food was mediocre.

Do not trust any gluten-free statements made by the menu or staff.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I had a reservation that was denied at the restaurant, I love a lively bar/restaurant, but the inside was so loud it was entirely impossible to talk, we were taken to the tables outside only to discover there weren't any available tables. We were then seated along the outside the restaurant at a lonely table literally on the sidewalk. We ordered food and were later told they switched from the dinner menu to the late night menu so we had to order again, we ordered drinks only to be told two or three times that they were out after a long wait each time. I don't blame the server, he was a very sweet guy, it was the running of the restaurant itself that was upsetting. Outside was cold, the food was cold, and it wasn't the experience I had anticipated. I loved RiRa in the past, but this past visit was awful and I don't think I will be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Wow! We had great food and a wonderful experience. We were there during happy hour, sonit was quite loud. Once happy hour ended, the ambiance was more succeptable to conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Very mediocre, I miss the original management team and chef.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Happy hour specials are awesome! Highly recommend & would go back again.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 5, 2017

A great place except for the hostess. We told her we had reservations but she never took our names or looked at her book. Not exactly nice. Everyone else was nice.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Bar was very loud but US soccer was in progress and noise was understandable. Ate in the empty upper dining room so our party of five could visit, we were early for dinner because of a Fox matinee. Service was great, food was good in general. Always reliable!

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great Irish pub! The food was excellent - take the waitresses ' advice on drinks👍 busy and noisy and fun

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Live, loud, and exciting atmosphere! Would certainly recommend to watch a game or guys and gals evening out. Also recommend ordering drinks first because it takes a while.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Live Sports, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Great service and food, as always. This restaurant is a must for us every time we visit Atlanta.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great place! Good food, very nice staff
Late night band was worth staying up late for
Would definitely return in the future

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Very lively and the wait staff is very knowledgeable on the food and drink menu.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Good food and friendly service. Worth a visit. Good beer list.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 12, 2016

It wasn't what I expected for a pub. I thought the food was going to be just like every other typical bar/pub, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We went to remember our trip to Ireland. The food we had there was not spectacular, but like home cooking. We liked the look, service, the main entrees chicken with Brie and lightly breaded lemon caper chicken were good. The veggies okay. The Brownie with ice cream was really good. They of course have a good drink selection. We parked by the Woodruff Arts center and walked over and back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Incredible - finally a chef that knows how to present, cook and complete an entrée. I ordered the all day Irish breakfast and it was fantastic and perfectly prepared. We were seated quickly, the staff was friendly and we had a great experience at this restaurant- I WILL BE BACK.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2016

This is the best Irish Pub in Atlanta. After having been to them all, I would recommend Ri Ra. Great service & great beer selection, coupled with Irish whiskey. Interior is cozy and very much like a neighborhood pub. Try the fish & chips - fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Very good pub food, relaxed atmosphere, comfortable and casual. Service was there when you needed it, but not hovering. I look forward to going back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 23, 2016

The corned beef sliders are excellent! Other sliders and fish and chips also very good. Lots of opportunities for small bites.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 2, 2016

So. Place is packed. Thefirst hostess didn't greet us. The second redheaded one I had to stop her. They couldn't find my reservation. Then when I pulled my phone out to show them and they didn't care. My waitress was horrid. The band was to loud.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 25, 2016

In my opinion, RI Ra has the best fish and chips of anyone. They did not disappoint and I was happy to see they had a lunch portion as it was the perfect amount. Service was friendly and we got there before the lunch crowd so was relatively quiet.

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 (München)·Dined on February 20, 2016

I'm not a fan of Midtown, especially on a Saturday night, but the decent food, friendly service, reasonable prices and free (validated) parking at Ri Ra made venturing here a lot more palatable. VERY noisy though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 15, 2016

I've only hit Ri Ra a few times since it opened but I've been impressed each time. After this last visit, a postponed valentine's dinner, I will be making a point of visiting again much sooner. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding.

My only complaint is that it can get rather noisy when they are busy, i.e. any weekend. If you want to have a quiet or more romantic dinner make sure it's a slower weeknight.

Regardless I've always received excellent service and the food has been great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2015

I ordered something very simple. Fish and Chips. The fries were good but the fish had no taste what-so-ever. First off the piece of fish was HUGE. (who would complain about big portions of food though, right?) It was huge yet so greasy and the little bit of taste it did have was all in the crust. The servers were nice. Someone was being trained and I thought he did a great job. The actual restaurant was nice looking and had a great bar feel. There seemed to be something going on upstairs which seemed to be very loud but I expected that for a bar. I hate I parked a block away because I had no idea they validated parking. I wouldn't ever go back here though. Food just wasn't good to me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2015

They were incredibly accommodating due to my being on crutches. They took very good care of us. The frosting on the cake was the outstanding food! I would recommend it for authentic decor, great food and the warm Irish welcome.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2015

A decent enough Irish Pub, and worth a try. However, be warned: EVERYTHING was significantly over salted. Hopefully the chef will learn how to fix that. My wife and I ordered appetizers and dinner. The first round was sent back -- we asked for plain chips instead. The main course we were told was already made, and sending it back would not fix the problem.
I'll give it anther try. Maybe it was just the weekend crew.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2015

Service was slow during lunch, but the breakfast burger was good!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 18, 2015

I always like meeting the girls for lunch at RiRa a place for all of us to have a good cluck.

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