Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta

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92 reviews
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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.
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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as was our server! Loved the authentic irish architecture!!

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PF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great hangout to watch the game with friends. Atmosphere was good and not too noisy.

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LL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While it can get kinda loud/crowded on weekends, if you want to watch a game and have a drink and/or food, it's a great midtown neighborhood place.

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were friendly and professional, and the pub was neat.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Unorganized and rude staff. I was seated, then went outside to bring my date in and when I returned with her, our table had been given away to someone else by a different host. When I asked the host, he was defensive and rude,telling me "don't worry. I have other tables I can give you." I didn't want to lose my cool with him on a first date, so I swallowed my anger and said, "fine", but I was furious. I was frustrated that the staff is so uncoordinated that they gave my table away and then angry that I was disrespected in front of my date, by a rude host who acted like I was being ridiculous or over-reacting to OUR TABLE BEING GIVEN AWAY!. His answer that I need to not worry, that implies that my reaction of frustration was unwarranted and that all tables there are the same. What if I liked the setup at the table I was originally seated at? And during this interaction with the rude host, not once did he apologize for the mistake of giving our table away or validate the concern and frustration I had. This is unacceptable. He needs to be re-trained. He is very unfriendly and rude. On top of this, it might as well just be another generic sports bar, bc the TV's everywhere and the loud noise from those watching soccer ruined the Irish pub vibe. My date and I had to shout to hear each other. I even moved right next to her and struggled to hear her. It was obnoxious. This wasn't St. Patrick's day or anything like that. It was a Thursday night. It was excessive noise. On top of that, the food was very mediocre to good, but quite over priced for what you get.

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DD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and authentic ambiance!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and really enjoyed the food.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Server was inobstrusive.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish and chips this side of the pond!

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CH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made our reservation on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6:15pm. On Sunday at 11:30am, while en route from a trip, I received a call from Rí Ra that there was a private party and they canceled our 6:15pm reservation for that evening. We were very disappointed. Did they not know 4 days prior that they had a commitment that would shut down the entire restaurant? Not living within the city, it wasn't easy booking another restaurant, especially while traveling.

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AR
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the Guiness and Fish & Chips. Great place for a catch up and good sports screens too if that is what you want. Great atmosphere for the US crowd watching the first play off.

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DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling for a living makes eating out an adventure. I am sure glad we found Ri' Ra; it was outstanding in every way. Thanks for a great time.

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DQ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

A nice local Irish pub but food was average at best.

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t
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary before seeing ET with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — R Ra’s was perfect..right up our alley 🙂

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K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The noise level was so loud that we had to set outside in order to hear ourselves talk.

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E
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Super slow service. Server took one drink order and went to get that drink before asking everyone else at the table if they wanted anything. She seemed more interested in talking to the hostess. Fish and chips had NO flavor- no spices! And I find it hard to feel like I'm at an irish pub while there's rap music playing....

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T
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my second visit both following Tech football game. It's a great place to gather with friends. This is a great place to watch college football. The beer selection is very good and the food is tasty as well. The fish and chips were outstanding and my wife's chicken dish was awesome.

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FP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

decent food, but not crowded and super slow service.

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NM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very friendly staff. Ordered peach cobbler for desert. Manager noticed they were out on ice cream and went out personally to buy some.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Three out of our four meals were disappointing, the AC was too high and service was very slow.

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AR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was not good. BBQ chicken wings, fries, and onion rings were ok. However, a pita sandwich and BBQ pork sandwich were not good. I would not recommend this place for food. After i left the place, i asked myself, why did i pay for the food that we got? The main driver behind meeting up with my friend here was location, which is great. Otherwise, people (customer service) were nice and friendly. They just need to improve on the kitchen game.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Maybe it’s just me, but when I walk into an Irish pub I want to hear Irish music. I can hear piped-in pop rubbish anywhere.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

In town for work. Love pubs. Thought I'd check out RiRa with a friend. Everything was pretty awesome. Had a reservation. Got seated quickly. Super friendly guy checked us in (it was his first day).. the food was awesome. I had the cottage pie and I loved it. The only negative was I think there was miscommunication with the waitresses and they left us for like 20 minutes. No drinks. No food. No "hello". Nothing... we finally had to ask for help. Once they realized we were there- it was a pretty easy and good night.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were just looking for a quick dinner and the food and price was very reasonable.

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AT
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice neighborhood pub for good food at a very reasonable price. Actually, it's exceptionally well priced when you consider the neighborhood, quality and good portion size. Overall, nice pub in a nice neighborhood.

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Decent food that took a long time to come does not make up for horrible service

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We waited over an hour for our food. A table that arrived 20 minutes after us received their food 15 minutes before us. We had to ask a shift manager about our food. We received it cold. Our server was almost nonexistent. Shift manager discounted our entire meal, still was not worth what we paid.

I have been here before with my husband and have hade great service and great food. I took my parents and a dear friend for her 80th birthday, after which we went to see Hamilton. I described the ambiance, food and our past experiences. I was left looking like a fool. The menu completely changed for the worse. An Irish Pub with only a few Irish meals???? What happened to Bangers and Mash?? Appetizer list had the worst change, I don’t think there was an Irish item at all.

Extremely disappointed!

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M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good spot for a business lunch! Location is very good. The service was excellent. Great appetizers and entrees on the menu. Overall good energy and atmosphere. I give Ri Ra a strong recommendation.

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PM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying in the Mid-Town Atlanta area, we found this restaurant while walking around. We stopped by for late lunch/early dinner before heading our for the evening elsewhere.
Since we stopped by on a Sunday at about 4:45pm, the place was not crowded at all. We were seated immediately and were able to get a table outside the restaurant.
Our waitress was so nice and super speedy with drink orders and food orders - this was probably because it was not yet crowded - so we lucked out!
We did the traditional pub fare - burgers! They were great - real big and juicy.
I had the Guinness BBQ Burger. It is a big burger, so have your appetite ready.
I imagine when the crowd gets going, the bar area must be a great place to hang out. Maybe we will try that next time.
Anyway, this was a great place for a casual meal. I can't say what the service is like when the place is real busy, but if you go during the "in between" time, you will enjoy yourself.

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YD
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Being a Boston native and having maternal grandparents who were immigrants from Ireland I was expecting something Irish. First of all it was about 100 degrees inside the pub. Apparently their A/C was not working 100%. The food was good, the beer ok ... a few we ordered were not in stock. And the music/band .... there was nothing Irish about the band or their music. I have been to several Irish Pubs across this country and you always felt like you were in a pub in some town in Ireland. This place you did not. Very disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible setting and wonderful service. I will definitely return again. Go Five Stripes!

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GH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress and the other staff were great

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Had fun. Drinks were a little pricey for the quality but not bad. Cool place!

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VG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

By 6:30 on a Monday night, the bar side of Ri Ra was lively and nearly full. We had a very good Shepherd's Pie and Grilled Fish Tacos and an excellent Shaved Sprout Salad. Ri Ra has a great variety of draft and bottled beers (both Irish and other) and broad array of Irish whiskeys. We had the Guiness Foreign Extra Stout and the Glendalough 12yr, very tasty and not seen in most bars.

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Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cute place with good food

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our daughter's good experience at an audition and stopped in for dinner. Our server (Rob?) was very attentive and welcoming to our 10-year-old, which you don't always find in pub. We expected them to have more beer varieties on draught, but they did have several good bottled selections. My daughter and I had the fish and chips, which was excellent; my husband had the Reuben, which he really enjoyed. The atmosphere was standard Irish tavern without being too dark. The noise level was moderate, but it started to pick up at about nine pm as we were leaving. I imagine the live band would add considerably to the din, but it must be great fun.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My wife and two sons went for lunch. We made a 12:30 pm reservation and were seated right away. We ordered within five minutes of being seated. Our order did not come until approximately 1:20 pm. The same was true for the tables seated immediately before and after us. The table of two next to us, who arrived about 15 minutes after us, finally left before getting their order. We would have left except we did not have time to start our lunch process over. We were not given any idea that there would be a delay until approximately 30 minutes into our wait, at which time we were told the kitchen was backed up because of a table for 15. The wait was long and unacceptable, but not being made aware of the wait during a lunch (after which I had to return to work and the rest of my family had a planned outing) was the part that was truly unacceptable. They did "reduce" the bill some although I think a free meal would have been appropriate. If we were made aware of the potential wait, we could have made numerous other plans. This had less to do with the server (who remained attentive during the wait).

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SW
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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EK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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TW
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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