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“Authentic Irish Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ri Ra - CLOSED

Ri Ra
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown Providence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Authentic Irish Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

Great atmosphere in the RiRa. Good bar food, great Guiness (not as good as in Dublin but close). Great place to go with friends during the week or at weekend. This is a usual favourite of mine when in Providence and can recommend this for ore dinner drinks or after.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Simon H
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67 reviews from our community

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English first
Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
“ABSOLUTELY Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

We went to RiRa's Irish bar and restaurant last night, in Providence, Rhode Island, and had a great time. The food was very fresh**. I ordered a wonderful pancake/crepe stuffed with chicken and mushrooms in a light sauce with a mound of delicious green beans. My husband also really enjoyed his fish and chips! He said they were very light and the chips were done just right. You could chose from a myriad of drinks, they were good too! I loved the atmosphere and decorations. Patrick, the manager, was cordial and inviting. We found it down in the center of Providence after a few turns... it was well worth it!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Joanne4321
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Albany, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lunch at Ri Ra”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Delicious meal but service a little slow; though were were a large group (over 40), which probably accounts for it, and only one poor server.

Visited February 2012
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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281 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Yet Another Irish Pub. Yawn”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Ri-Ra is like virtually every other Irish Pub in the area: All offer Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp, etc, in a pub setting. All offer offer live music that is often too loud for the cramped space. And all offer some semblance of the typical pub food offerings. Unfortunately, Ri-ra fails badly in the latter category; seemingly simple sandwiches, nachos, and traditional "Irish fare" are well below par. Perhaps the space reserved for the dining room would be better used as a larger bar area.

A decent place to grab a quick pint after work before starting your night out, Ri-Ra is otherwise yet another entry to an already overcrowded Irish pub scene.

Visited May 2011
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Thank mthom100
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Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“music”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

good music, good food and good beer. the crowd varied in age. i really like that.

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Thank ctmkilday
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