Raleigh >Irregardless Cafe & Catering
Worst Brunch Experience for ANY Restaurant/We were robbed!.
My husband wanted to take me to a special Brunch in N.C. after a difficult move from Arizona.It was the day before Valentine's Day and some tables had red flowers and I heard they were giving a complimentary glass of Champage for dinner,but not Brunch
After waitng to get seated we waited for about 20 minutes for our server ,Ryan to come and apologize for being late.This place was chaos and bussers were running,not walking,clearly they were not prepared, though they ARE AN INFAMOUS SUNDAY BRUNCH restaurant.
Our food took another 40 minutes after waitinf at least 20 minutes for our Bloody Mary's which I returned due to the super chunky sweetness and not a hint of liquor...not even a lone celery stick or wedge of lemon.
My entree came cold after waiting solong.The eggs Benedict were NOT POACHED....Gummy Soft Cooked eggs and the Muffin was not toasted or warm.Barely enough Hollandaise sauce AND the crabcakes,gummy and cold.
I am furious because The server and the owner were clueless...when I sent my food back,Ryan asked if I wanted a to go bag and I said no...that should give an expensive restaurant a clue when someone is not happy.I had complained 2 times and still paid for everything.I am calling the owner and letting him know he needs himself and staff to look at the big picture....never mind..I just did and they are too busy to answer.
Thanksgiving Dinner :-(.
Our first Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant.
Reservations at 3:15pm. Website stated that the Turkey dinner was $20, but the menu stated $24. We were never offered the choice between sweet potato or mashed potato (like the website menu listed). Out of Apple pie already. Food was ok, but felt rushed. Try somewhere else next year.
More breakfast please! :-).
Since I moved to Raleigh a couple of years ago, I made it my business to find the best breakfast place in town. Needless to say, over the months, I have tried many. Today, was The Irregardless Cafe's turn. I was immediately impressed and excited that the menu was arranged so that I could get one entree or choose several dishes to make up my plate- for just 7 bucks!!! Good stuff too: grits w/ real parmesan cheese, herbs and fresh tomatoes, eggs- with the option of an "add in" for no extra charge, and even a pancake or french toast. I judge breakfast restaurants by their french toast and theirs, flavoured with this custard batter and grilled was outstanding.
I was literally about to pull out my cell phone and text my friend that I had finally found THE spot for breakfast when I overheard the manager tell a customer that today was the LAST DAY! I am so sorry that I will be unable to go back and sample all of the other delicious sounding dishes on the menu. Honestly, it amazes me that the chain breakfast house around the corner is still standing. At this point for me, the IC has been the best breakfast in town without a doubt, in terms of food quality, varied menu with classic favorites with tasty twists, and price! Please bring breakfast back - I neeed that french toast!!!
In the meantime, I guess I'll have to check out brunch..
First time there, wont be the last!!!. My husband and I went to the Irregardless Cafe the other week for the very first time and we fell in love. Food was great, service was professional, and the live music and dancing made the evening so special. Our anniversary is next month, and I know where we will be going (especially since they send you a gift certificate for a free bottle of wine for anniversaries!!) You have to try the basil grapefruit martini yummm
Delicious Food. Met some friends at Irregardless the other night. Had a ball, our server was really cute! My favorite is the Morgan St. Chicken, for 35 yrs in business ya'll are doing something right!!
WHAT A TREAT!!.
WE HAD A BUSINESS LUNCH FOR THREE OF OUR FIRMS MOST CHERISHED CLIENTS AND WHEN ASKED WHERE THEY WANTED TO EAT WHILE IN TOWN THEY SAID "IRREGARDLESS CAFE" WHICH SURPRISED ME, THEIR BEING FROM CALIFORNIA. APPARENTLY THE CONCIERGE AT THEIR HOTEL HAD RECOMENDED THEY TRY IT. HAVING NOT EATEN THERE MYSELF, I WAS AT FIRST, HESITANT. A LOT OF MONEY WAS RIDING ON THIS MEAL. i TOLD THE MAN AT THE FRONT DESK PON ARRIVING THAT WE WOULD NEED A LARGE BOOTH AS WE WERE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AND HE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN SETTING UP SOMETHING IN THE CORNER FURTHEST FROM THE NOISIEST PART OF THE ROOM. I IMAGINED THAT THE FOOD WOULD BE A BACK-DROP FOR THE DISCUSSIONS WE WERE TO HAVE BUT AS IT WENT, NONE OF US COULD STOP TALKING ABOUT THE FOOD! TO OUR DELIGHT SOMEONE MAKING ROUNDS CHECKED UP ON US AND AT OUR PROMPTING TOLD A MOST HEART-WARMING AND INTERESTING HISTORY OF THE CAFE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE STAYED LATE TO FINISH BUSINESS, SIGNED THE DEAL AND AS A CELEBRATORY GESTURE OFFERED OUR GUESTS TO ENTERTAIN THEM FOR DINNER. WHEN THE INVITATION WAS USHERED THEY IMMEDIATELY REQUESTED THAT WE SECURE RESERVATIONS FOR THAT EVENING AT IRREGARDLESS AGAIN!! THE DINNER THAT NIGHT WAS ALMOST EQUALLED BY THE LIVE BAND AND BOTH TOGETHER LENT ITSELF TO THE PERFECTION ONE COULD ONLY DREAM OF FOR AN ALL IMPORTANT AND MAKE-IT-OR-BRAKE-IT BUSINESS LUNCH MEETING!~
One of my new Favorites! :).
I love Irregardless Cafe. I've only eaten here a handful of times, but the food is excellent and I really enjoy the atmosphere. To be honest, I had passed by the place for a while but had never given it much thought until I read something about it online. My boyfriend and I visited on a weekend evening without a reservation and decided to go to the bar instead of waiting for a table. The bartender was great to talk to! We did find it a bit crowded, though. (Although I guess that's a good sign!) We visited again on a weeknight and I actually much preferred this atmosphere! It was nice because we felt a bit more comfortable with the noise level and the amount of people.
I do have to recommend the Warm Goat Cheese Salad. I'm not usually big on salads (i don't find them very satisfying and usually have to order something else as well) but this one was REALLY good!!! The goat cheese is what caught my eye, but the salad as a whole was very well balanced!
This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh!
Highest Quality Food!.
I recently decided to take my son out for a quiet Sunday Brunch and was so pleased with my experience with Irregardless.
The food was excellent, the server friendly, and the music was top notch. But the best part, for me anyways, was that the atmosphere was casual enough to make an 18 year old boy comfortable, but nice enough to please his 47 year old mom. It wasn't loud or noisy and we were able to have a great time talking about life.
He had the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and took the leftovers home and ate them that night. (He NEVER eats leftovers.) That spoke volumes to me about the quality of the food.
A great afternoon all around.
Great Place!!!. The other night my friend held her bachelorette party at Irregardless Cafe, of which I had heard mixed reviews. All I know is that upon arrival, when we told the manager that we had 4 extra people in our party, he was gracious, accomodating and the only thing that could have been better was if we could have had a bigger table (but considering the circumstances)Anyways, out of all those girls, nobody brought a camera...i mean we had are cell phones but nothing substancial. up comes the hostess and asks if we would like to have her act as our personal photographer for the evening! then the food came. I didnt know that eating healthy food could be so joyfully accomplished. So anyways, before i left, I got a buisiness card and spoke to the manager about having my rehearsal dinner there! Cant Wait!
Best Meal I've Eaten....EVER!!!. I have been a traveling business man for 28 years and i've eaten at some of the best(and worst) restaurants in the world. Sometimes you stumble upon a rare gem that is hidden off of the more posh and trendy streets and maybe isn't quite as "hip" as others might think they are, but the service is just right, not to casual, not overbearing, and the food...well the food reminds you of childhood when every taste was new and things exploded in your mouth and everything was a first. Well, that was my experience at Irregardless Cafe. Unassuming, Unpretentious. Persnal staff. Friendly Management. Perfect Cooking. I'd move here just to eat the food more often!
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