NR Pub is awesome! It is absolutely my favorite restaurant in Raleigh. The place is tiny (7 tables in the dining room, plus a half dozen in the bar), but the intimate atmosphere is the best part.\r
Surprising is the breadth of the menu - a huge variety and the food is fantastic! Everything i perfectly prepared, and we highly recommend the Cajun shrimp appetizer, the tilapia tortilla, the Pub Club, the Blue Cheese Filet Mignon (very reasonably priced!), and even the kid's Chicken Fingers... The attention to detail is superb - even the french fries are always perfectly crisp and served hot. You won't find a better priced filet mignon, and the quality rivals that of the highest end steak houses.\r
The wait staff is exactly what you hope for in a little local pub - nice, friendly, and they remember you when you come back. By our third visit, the waitress asked if we wanted ""the usual"" and then brought everything out, just as we wanted.\r
I've recommended NR Pub to a ton of people, and everyone has reported they loved it to. It's the perfect kind of place - one of the only restaurants I've been that makes me want to come back every week.
Pros: Awesome service, great menu, perfect ambiance
Cons: Not good for parties larger than 4, as it's so small