I can only say two good things about this bar. First, the decor is nice for an Irish pub and second, they validate for 2 hours at the adjacent parking garage. But I've been twice and won't go back. Here is why.
Food: They were out of literally half of the items on the menu, including such standards as burgers and shepherd's pie. What Irish pub runs out of shepherd's pie, on a Tuesday? The only food they did seem to have was fried. The chicken fingers were salty, dried out and obviously frozen and while the fish was fresh they only gave one filet. I opted for a salad which turned out to be a pile of greens soaked in heavy dressing and a few grapes and pieces of overly ripe apple. Either the kitchen manager is inept or Ri Ra is hurting for cash and skimping on fresh ingredients.
Drinks: They have a big drink menu which promoted their seasonal beers. But it turns out that they don't actually have any of those seasonal beers in stock. (Hmm - seeing a trend here.) But they did have a $3 special on an Irish beer that was OK. So at least they don't overcharge for watered down drinks.
Service: The service was OK. Our waitress was attentive to our group. And she apologized for not having much food. So she earns them an extra star. Otherwise I'd give them only 1 star.
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