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Iris at NC Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
+1 919-664-6838
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited this restaurant on many occasions but only for Sunday brunch. We chose this restaurant for dinner because we had tickets to a hockey game on Friday night and needed a restaurant in close proximity to the PNC Center. We had an absolutely amazing...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish the were open more nights for dinner! Had a spectacular four-course Valentines meal there. Very impressive! No full bar, but they will make you a vodka drink, if you like.

Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
Reviewed 11 January 2018

You do not have to enjoy museums (NC is a great one) to eat at Iris. While we are regulars to the museum and hit Iris every time - we also make reservations just for this simple, elegant, wonderful food at reasonable prices without going...More

Thank drbork52
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

NCMA is a large state operated gem in Raleigh. The large garde containing many Rodin sculptures is worth a visit, but the museum is home to art from many geographical locations and styles, you can’t stop with Rodin. Except for special collections ther for one...More

Thank asburydan40
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I have been here numerous times. This time, a friend of mine and I had a Thursday lunch here. I arrived earlier before the restaurant opens. The good thing is that the MOA store is right next to it, so I spent some time there...More

Thank WessexFreeCloud
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I went to lunch at Iris with a group of women after touring the museum on a Saturday. I highly recommend the Turkey and Cambozola sandwich. There is something about the blend of flavors of the bread, sweet and tangy condiments, cheese and turkey that...More

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Conveniently located inside the museum, but off to the side. Modern feel. Good food at a moderate price. Worth a stop during your outing at this excellent museum.

Thank Lucas4
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Six of us had a Sunday brunch today (2017-10-08). The restaurant dining area is not particularly large, so a reservation seems to be a wise idea on a Sunday (we arrived at 12 PM). Some of us dined here a few times prior (read as...More

Thank WessexFreeCloud
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can always feel confident regarding restaurants in art museums & this was no exception. Wonderful service & selection of entrees. This is a beautiful museum in a lovely location. The exhibit on Race was the highlight. I hope many, many more art museums can...More

Thank adora01
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have always enjoyed eating here. The menu changes frequently and we always find something delicious!

Thank Bojj80
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Sunil D
4 February 2017|
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Response from Patticakes123 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I would call the number at NCMA and usually will have a direct line to Iris. Unless ypur party is large, you can normally just walk in. That's what I've done & I'm a member. Hope this helps you.
13 December 2015|
Response from marievRochester_NY | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, they were very cool -- but no, I'm afraid I didn't check for a brand. I'm sure if you emailed the restaurant, somebody would be able to let you know.
Lauryn M
11 July 2015|
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Response from mrmachine | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you need reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-664-6838
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