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Quinoa, black beans & diced sweet potatoes tossed in a light vinaigrette, served on a poblano pepper dressing, topped w/ fresh mango salsa & pumpkin seeds.
Mixed greens w/ diced tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus marinated olives, red onions, feta cheese tossed in a red wine vinaigrette
SMALL PLATE MEALS
Double chop lightly crusted w/ crushed walnuts, grilled to order, sliced & served on a red pepper aioli w/ home fried potatoes & braised sweet & sour red cabbage
Lemon tahini chicken, skewered & grilled to order. Served w/ grilled vegetable kabob (red onion, green & yellow squash & bell pepper), pita bread & house-made humus.
Sauteed shrimp, scallops, grilled salmon & seasonal fish seasoned w/ onions, garlic, mustard & anchovies. Griddled into cakes & served w/ chipotle aioli & cilantro cole slaw.
A sumptuous dish which layers sliced avocado & oranges w/ a shallot dressing, quinoa tabouli (tossed w/ fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, & parsley), mashed sweet potatoes & lime juice, beautifully served on an orange vinaigrette
Fresh falafel balls (chick pea patty w/ middle eastern spices) fried & served w/ lemon tahini, humus, grilled pita points & a small greek salad
Quiche Du Jour
Home made pastry shell filled w/ chef’s choice of vegetables & cheeses.Ask your server for today’s choice.Served w/ a small mixed green salad
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN ENTREES
Fresh poblano pepper stuffed w/ a spanish ratatouille rice placed atop a black bean cake & served on a roasted red tomato puree & balsamic reduction, topped w/ cream fraiche & smoked gouda. (Vegan without toppings)
Ravioli stuffed w/ asparagus, portobella mushrooms, carrots, onions, red peppers & ricotta, served on a bed of mixed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, green beans, carrots & cabbage). Topped w/ a tomato cream sauce.
Soft polenta cakes w/ a tofu bechamel layered w/ sauteed vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, red onions, red bell peppers & spinach), topped w/ marinara sauce. Served w/ vegetable du jour.
Vegan Eggplant Moussaka
Sliced eggplant, marinated in lemon tahini dressing, dredged in nutritional yeast & roasted, layered w/ marinara sauce, sliced yukon gold & nc sweet potatoes, topped w/ a cashew nut tofu “ricotta”sauce. Served w/ marinara & vegetable du jour.
Greek inspired dish layering phyllo pastry around a mixture of spinach, sauteed onions, garlic, romano, parmesan & feta cheese.Baked & served w/ a lemon cream sauce & vegetable du jour.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Half of an acorn squash topped & filled w/ a wild rice pilaf, lentils, pumpkin seeds & a splash of molasses.Set on refried black beans w/ roasted beets & white beans w/ roasted pineapple, & served topped w/ roasted corn salsa.
Gluten Free Pasta
Primavera rice spaghetti tossed w/ marinated sliced portobella mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, spinach, bell peppers in a light roasted garlic infused broth.
Oriental Stir Fry Bowl
Saute onions, garlic, ginger & broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, lentils, squashes & a light miso broth.Your choice of rice noodles, jasmine rice or brown rice lentil pilaf.Topped w/ a choice of roasted marinated tofu (vg & gf), grilled seitan (veg) or grilled sliced chicken.
MEAT, POULTRY & SEAFOOD ENTREES
Steak Au Poivre
Beef medallion rolled in rainbow peppercorns, grilled & served w/ roasted garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable du jour & a brandy demi glace.
Slow braised, smoked in house, sliced & served w/ a classic demi-glaze, roasted vegetables, potato cake, & roasted vegetables.
Duck a L’Orange
Sliced medallions of duck breast served on potato “hash” w/ frisee, leeks & endive, duck leg confit & orange glaze.
Pesto Penne Chicken
Pan-seared sliced chicken breast (or grilled sliced seitan for a vegetarian meal) tossed w/ “refried” penne pasta in a fresh garlic basil parmesan olive oil pesto, served w/ wilted arugula.
Morgan Street Chicken
Fresh breast of chicken marinated in “irregardless” lemon tahini dressing, coated w/ crushed cashews & panko crumbs & topped w/ an herb compound butter & served w/ whole grain mustard sauce, roasted potatoes & sauteed spinach.
Shrimp & Grits
Sauteed shrimp, tomato con casse, parmesan & cheddar grit cakes w/ a wild mushroom sherry cream sauce.
Shrimp, bay scallops & mussels sauteed & tossed w/ linguini pasta, in a clam, white wine & lobster butter sauce w/ diced tomatoes, onions & garlic, garnished w/ parmesan cheese.
Fresh salmon pan poached w/ white wine & dill.Served on a wild rice pilaf w/ green beans, cherry tomatoes & a lemon cream sauce.
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Mahi mahi filet grilled to order, topped w/ a fresh mango pineapple salsa & served w/ roasted potatoes & vegetable du jour.
Spanish dish of rice seasoned w/ baked marinated chicken wing sections, sauteed shrimp, mussels & bay scallops. Served w/ peas, roasted red pepper slices & a Mediterranean inspired tomato saffron sauce.
Desserts are rotated often in keeping w/ seasonal ingredients.
Award winning restaurant, serving hand-crafted meals in downtown Raleigh since 1975. Featuring farm to table cuisine in the Cafe and at all Catering events. Great Jazz, Bluegrass & Folk music nightly, to be enjoyed with craft beers, unique wines and fun cocktails. Dinner, Lunch and Brunch menus feature local and organic ingredients, beef, lamb, seafood, poultry, duck, vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. Affordable, upscale dinner specials paired with sizzling cocktails, craft beers and musical ensembles nightly spells fun! The Irregardless Cafe is the place where friends dine regularly.
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Had dinner on a weekend. Fortunately I had a reservation as the place was packed. Our table was squeezed into the bar area practically on top of the table next to ours. Live music, but singer was hard to hear. Menu has a good variety...More
The brunch fare at Irregardless is very deserving of its "best of 2018" rating! My party enjoyed mimosa's followed by delicious quiche and flavorful vegetable frittatta with delightful cheese grits sprinkled with green onions and diced fresh tomato (the grits were not too heavy the...More
A family group went for brunch on a Saturday. They were packed and we were glad we had a reservation. We were diverse in age and in taste in terms of food and Irregardless Café that something for all of us. We started with the...More
Being a grammar queen, this is one of the WORST words (not really a word) ever used. Glad it’s in NC and not close to home 😂 It’s like people who say “laX-adaisical”...there is no X in lackadaisical. #offgrammarsoapbox
Super chill ambience, no fufu, very...More
Was in Raleigh for a wedding, and family member took us here for Sunday brunch! Fabulous. I had crab/shrimp omelet that was delicious! Others in the group had blueberry pancakes and shrimp and grits....Everyone loved what they had. Even had live music. If we are...More
We went to Irregardless on a Friday night with a reservation. I recommend having a reservation as they get pretty busy. Patrick was our waiter and he took good care of us. The food was great. My husband had the steak frites and I had...More
The Irregardless is an establishment in Raleigh, NC. I am somewhat of a regular for lunch and less so for dinner. I've been by myself, as part of a couple, and in a large celebratory group. The service has always been impeccable.
Their menu contains...More
Took my wife here for her birthday because of the expansive list of gluten free options. Everything we ordered was so good, plus they offer a free bottle of wine for birthdays! They have a dedicated gluten free fryer as well. We enjoyed everything so...More
Family had Christmas dinner at Irregardless Cafe. Husband and I had the turkey dinner and could not believe the huge portions. The turkey was cooked to perfection as well as the veggies. The service was top notc
This is a nice place to dine. The Friday night we were there, there was a string quartet that was very entertaining. We both had vegetarian entrees that were ample in portions. We wound up sharing them - one a polenta dish covered with what...More