Raymonds Restaurant

4.7
1548 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Farm-to-table
Living in Newfoundland and Labrador, we’re blessed in having access to some of the best seafood, meat, and produce in the world. Having such a bountiful larder right on our doorsteps means we’re able to adopt a truly sustainable approach to fine dining – sourcing locally-grown ingredients and getting to know independent purveyors. We've made every effort to make dining at Raymonds a unique and rare treat. Visit us at 95 Water Street in the heart of downtown St. John’s. Our dinner menu, prepared by head chef Jeremy Charles, is inspired by rustic Atlantic Canadian cuisine. It features authentic dishes that take advantage of Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich variety of seafood, wild game, berries and vegetables, while also exploring innovative, 'haute cuisine' ingredient combinations and finishes.
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IzzC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very tasty and original. Steak and duck were cooked beautifully and the sides were original, healthy and very tasty. We left full. Desserts were original but wished there was a larger variety. Overall, a great dining experience. Service was also excellent.

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Jennifer
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good abs so sad to see them closed for the next few months, every time we go it’s a WOW ! We did the 5 course and did not disappoint

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olab
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rayminds never disappoints !! It is a true gem in Canadian Cuisine.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with excellent food and service. We had oysters, parsnip soup and tartare as apps and duck and lamb as mains. All highly recommended and the tartare especially so!

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MelanieC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious however when I arrived I was seated at the bar, not an actual table and was informed that the dining room had been booked out that evening. I have zero issue with this but I should have been informed prior to arrival. I didn’t mind being seated in the bar area if we had been given a table, but were promptly seated at the actual bay to eat our $100 meal. I asked the waitress if we could have one of the 4 empty tables and she spoke to a manager and we were moved (thankfully).

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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BonnieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a round table for 7 to share a holiday brunch with the gals in the family - service was excellent, food great and we throughly enjoyed the experience.

Well done !

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Charman
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My main complaint about the food is that having a lettuce salad with eggs benedict is a poor combination. We ate at 11:00 am, and having lettuce for breakfast is not something I would ever eat. There should have been some fruit. That would have made more sense. The sauce for the eggs was very bland as well. My order came with hash browns which were like eating pure grease. The restaurant’s ambiance and service were lovely but we chose to eat here for our 1st time because of Raymond’s reputation for top quality food, so I can’t tell you how dissappointing it was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was the worst I have ever eaten there ; we were shocked , disappointed and let down .

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Snowbirds
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional meal to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Enjoyed the 5 course meal with wine pairing and loved everything about it. Made this special occasion memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good - a little misunderstanding with taking away leftovers but overall good...

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BethanyR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday brunch - food was beyond (especially the Petit Fours) and our server Bailey was so wonderful!

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SteveO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It has been awhile since we last dined here (pre-COVID restrictions), and was looking forward to our meal. The food was good (though the portions a little too big for a tasting menu - the amount of food took away from it's enjoyment). The dining room was much more noisy than I remember - the two of us could hold a conversation, but it would be difficult for a larger table to converse without raised voices. The biggest negative was the overall service - staff were not as responsive as in previous visits - I generally don't complain, but we didn't have water at the table for the last 3 tasting courses (yet were refilled three times during dessert). I'm not sure if this is due to COVID driving a lower amount of staff, the holiday rush, or something else. It will be awhile before we go back, and likely not until we hear some feedback from friends that service has improved.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had an unfortunate experience at Raymond's with regards to the food. The servers were lovely and apologetic.

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IanB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Chicken sandwich was fine, however the pieces of chicken were undercooked the point where blood was running out and we did not eat them. Advised server and we still paid for them but wanted the kitchen to be aware.

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MoniqueD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the Raymonds’ team.
We had a fabulous and very yummy brunch.
The food was tremendous and the staff were courteous and knowledgeable and overall very lovely.
All four of us were very pleased and recommend Raymond’s restaurant to all.
Happy Holidays.

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BARBARAB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 5 course meal and the food was beautifully prepared!
The service was great will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Appetizers and desserts were outstanding. Mains were good. Sommelier chose excellent pairings for the meals.

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WendyR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dining experience. Service was amazing. Could have done without the Christmas music.

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Rascal
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

went for brunch. Little disappointed it was not decorated for Christmas!

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Bowringa
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was awesome. Always something a classic with a NL twist :) Really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We did the 5 course tasting, everything was exquisite and our waiter was prompt and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Matt
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was incredible. Possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. My girlfriend and I were very well taken care of and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was simply amazing. Service was extremely slow and delayed. Our server was less then enthusiastic. As the evening went on the delays got worse. Empty beer and wine isn’t usually something we deal with at such a high class restaurant. Food more then made up for it.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small group of 4. Requested a corner table and we were accommodated.

We all decided to have the 7 course tasting menu and each dish was fantastic. Being raised in Newfoundland I’ve had cod many ways but never as it was prepared at Raymond’s which was just fantastic. We did not opt for the wine pairing as we wanted specific reds that were on the menu.
The service was excellent. At no point did either of our glasses completely empty before a server came by to refill them, whether it was wine or water. The timing between the courses was very consistent and at no point did we feel that we were waiting for a dish. The overall experience at Raymond’s was second to none and I highly recommend trying this dining experience.

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AmitN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. One of the best in the country and the best in Newfoundland.

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VioletR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong when dining at Raymons. It’s the classiest restaurant ion the East Coast the food fabulous the service fabulous I 100% recommend it

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Eggs benedict and lamb stew were delicious and just the right amount of filling. Don’t skip dessert- petit fours were beautiful! A great way to experience Raymonds and celebrate with an indulgent brunch

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Jubei
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was fantastic...Everything was expertly prepared. Service was perfect with every detail attended to.

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ToddH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Arrived at our reservation time to be told the table was not ready. Rainy wet night. No one offered to take our coats though they were great in providing us with masks as we had not brought them with us.

Things improved remarkably after that. Great service from Chloe who provided service in French (our request ). Pace of the dinner was perfect. We had the tasting menu. Wine pairings were good - one miss in my opinion. Cannot say enough about the moose ravioli. Novel, elegant and delicious. Overall an excellent experience! Expensive yes- and worth it!

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CatherineL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raymond’s never fails to disappoint. They provide exceptional food, service, and make for a truly special dining experience. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with the 5 and 7 course tasing menus. The wine pairing is a must do. Having the perfectly matched wine for each dish elevates the whole experience even further. Stand out dishes were the cod and moose pasta course. We always look forward to celebrating special occasions here.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly the quality one would expect from one of the best restaurants in the world. Superb all around!

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AshliS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, attentive service. Delicious food. Beyond what we expected. Highly recommended!!

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PETERR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful evening with friends
Great food wine and enjoyment
Our server was AMAZING ....
sorry forgot her name! But she was informed , great presentation of the menu and suggestions as we requested
Super evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This was our 7th or 8th visit to Raymond’s. This visit was a spur of the moment reservation for our 30th wedding anniversary. Because it was a last minute decision, 9:00 was the only reservation available. We were fine with that. Upon arrival we were shown to the bar. After 15-20 minutes we were seated. Once the waiter came we learned that 2 of the 4 entrees available were sold out. This was a great disappointment. We ordered what was available. Then learned the mushrooms were also sold out. Once we received our orders the steaks were good , but under cooked. The sides were terrible. They were also undercooked. Except the twice baked potatoes. Those were dry and quite over cooked.

My issue is two fold. 1- given the limited number of tables it’s not unreasonable to adequately plan so that food does not run out. 2- upon making the reservation, I had to agree to a $100 per person cancellation fee. I understand this is to ensure that I keep up my end of the bargain that I will show up. I feel that you should have done the same and ensured that your menu listed would also have been available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and splendid for the price of a pizza !

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my very time at Raymonds. It was such a beautiful and elevated experience. My brother and I took my Mom to celebrate her retirement. Every detail was clearly considered and our food was excellent. While I was eating I was trying to figure out when I could return. I look forward to my next visit.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe and the team at Raymond’s made my husband and I feel very welcome and valued. Our 5 year wedding anniversary was even more special because of our wonderful experience at Raymond’s! Thank you so much.

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LacyS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. Was excited to find out that the entire menu was available gluten free!

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Raymonds Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1548 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.