Ri Ra Irish Pub - Georgetown

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Rí Rá Georgetown is crafted in the warm pub style of 19th and early 20th century Ireland and custom-made with salvaged material straight from Ireland. Each rescued artifact has been carefully restored in County Wicklow, a scenic area just south of Dublin, and then shipped to Georgetown. We offer an impressive line-up of traditional Irish music & cultural events, a comprehensive drink list and fare that defies pub standards.
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EM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Ive eaten a lot of reubens at lots of places. This one was average at best. The bottom bread was soggy so it may have been under a lamp for a while. Only a modest amount of cornbeef and a bit stringy. The floor manager asked how things were. When I said 'fair' she asked why. I told her and she said, sorry. No offer for a replacement

The waiter spent much time at other tables but just a quick glance to us. We werent given silverware so i had to ask. Then, I had to get up and ask for ketchup.

Not worth the $50 tab for two people.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Ri Ra is closing and that's too bad because it was one of the best Bar/restaurants my family would go to every Thanksgiving. I was really looking forward to it this year but the service was so bad I assume it's because they know they will be closed late January. It took forever for us to get anything and when we did it was either wrong or some of the items we ordered never came. It really sucks to see such a great place go out like that.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been regulars at RiRa Georgetown since it opened six years ago and were very sorry to read the notice that it is closing at the end of January—-this is a terrible loss to the local community! Wish there was a way for RiRa to stay in DC, perhaps at another location where rents are cheaper!

o
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Gerard. Attentive, very helpful, excellent waiter.

Ordered the Dubliner, a lamb hamburger which is arguably my favorite burger in DC. Perfectly prepared, substituted
salad for the fried. Loved the tâter tots in lieu of croutons.

Very sad to learn Ri Ra will be closing end of January 2020.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Great ambience but the service was not great which led to not a great food experience. Willing to give it another try.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. One persons meal was not rang in with the rest of the table. It happens, understandable, but it took an excessive amount of time to correct the issue.

KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Best fish and chips in DC

MJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ri Ra Irish Pub is a good brunch choice. It was busy without being overcrowded. The food was excellent. It took a while to have the food delivered, but it was worth the wait.

OT
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waiter was attentive at all!
Other managers came and filled in, after we was looking for refills on our drinks.

CT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Liked the trivia night but it was a bit loud and we had a hard time talking with each other asleep the table were high.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super restaurant nourriture de qualité tellement que l’on est retourné une seconde fois

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d
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited Ri Ra in the past - and wanted our adult children to experience it. We had a wonderful dinner and spent a couple of hours in the bar talking to the bartenders and some of the guests. We had a wonderful evening - including way too much Harp! Keep up the good work Ri Ra!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambience was great, food and service was pretty good. Pretty loud

HJ
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer, cider, and service.
I didn't get to sample anything in the Whiskey Bar upstairs, but it is very impressive.

UB
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Met a colleague here since we used to go to RiRa in Bethesda every Wednesday. It was great to repeat that ambiance. He “had” to have the Pub Burger with rasher “just for old times’ sake”!
The Ruben was excellent, and I have high standards for Rubens!
I would have loved to have a draft beer, but I was going back to work!

JB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great late night visit to sample fantastic whiskey and snacks

TT
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ri Ra is unpretentious with a funky vibe, but they produce the BEST fish and chips we’ve found on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, and our fellow diners raved about both the scones and the perfectly prepared salmon Caesar salad. Great place for a casual meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service. Literally had 4 different people serving us and we couldn’t even get waters until almost the end of our meal. Screwed up our orders and literally didn’t even give us the check or come back to pick it up.

AC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not impressed. Our appetizers and entrees all came out at the same time and the waiter didn’t try to correct it. Then they ran out of ice so my cocktail was warm. Food was just okay which is a shame because the interior is beautiful. For the amount of gems in Georgetown, this one is definitely a pass.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat for about 15! minutes but no server. Watched them walk by, some looked pretty bored. Had to leave to go somewhere else to get something to eat and drink.

M
Tahoe
53 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I don’t even understand why this place is on open table. Went for lunch...the bar had customers but the dining area was empty and now I know why. Ordered the crab salad sandwich. Absolutely had no taste...or maybe out of the can taste...and the roll was like wonder bread. Don’t waste your time.

EB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great place for a larger group in Georgetown. Service was slow but food was fantastic.

M
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dad and daughter weekend ⚾️ and letting my daughter be the tour guide in the city she loves living and working in..

Veggie burger was amazing!

S
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food and service from the team at RiRa. Will go back if I’m in the Georgetown area!

A
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool place. Quiet when we were there on a weeknight. Food was good, beer choice was okay, scotch choice was amazing. Service was really good and friendly.

DJ
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and we had a wide variety of dishes. I had the Shepards Pie and loved every bite!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tables are small...trying to maximize seating in a smallish restaurant. Great food, good choices, competitive pricing

G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we miss the one in Bethesda but it is worth going to the one in Georgetown!

TO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite it being Mother’s Day we received excellent service, and our food was hot and perfect!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and the food was wonderful. Hadn’t been before and would definitely go back.

MV
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks and fun place to hang out and watch a game!

BR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with our out of town guests. Service and food was above expectations,. Bar was interesting and we'll maintained

AP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expert service and quality food! Perfect for a special occasion with friends or coworkers. A must try in Georgetown.

MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waiter was not very personable and the reatuarant appeared understaffed

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the waitress. She is extremely funny and kind.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! My salmon was delicious! Friendly service. Casual atmosphere.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! I’ve been to Ireland and I felt like I was back! Amazing fish and chips! Guinness was just wonderful! The way it’s suppose to taste. Cannot wait to revisit.

DH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, great scones, friendly service!

TA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, and great value. Place was busy but not loud or hectic. The host greeting was highly professional and helpful.

PM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The waitress was quick as if we were being waited on in a fast food table. It’s a beer/burger place with many TVs. The salads was awful. Won’t go back.

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