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The Raymond Restaurant

4.5
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2162 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome Friends,

The Raymond Restaurant is pleased to announce that we are now accepting reservations beginning on Friday July 10, 2020. Our three outdoor patios are open for service are we will be practicing and have implemented full COVID-19 protocols, so please be prepared to be screened and please wear face masks when you enter. When you arrive for your reservation please call us at 626-441-3136 so that we can best practice social distancing while we confirm and prepare for your arrival. Lastly, due to the extreme reduction in our seating capacity and the high demand for dine-in space, we humbly request that all guests try to limit their time with us to two hours or less.

Thank you, and we're looking forward to seeing you very soon!
-The Raymond 1886 Management
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2162 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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vipjon5cts
Los Angeles
335 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Almost perfect experience during covid. We were pleased to see how seriously they take the safety measures, from taking temperatures upon arrival, mandatory masks when not seated at your table to social distancing. Team members all wearing masks, shields and gloves, we were very comfortable the entire time.

Atmosphere was perfect and food and drinks were delicious.

We did notice wait times were a little longer and there was a mix-up with one dish, but they made it right, AND with all of the challenges they are going through during this ridiculously challenging time it was all great.

HIGHLY recommended option during covid and I hope you support them.

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MattM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always good. During this time of Covid, the staff worked really hard to provide a safe and clean environment. I wish I could remember our waiter's name, because I'd give him props... but at any rate, he was fantastic. Food and drinks get a big thumbs up too.

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vipPamelasue
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During Covid it is hard to find a restaurant that takes reservations, has great food, super wait staff and all the safety protocols....! The Raymond hit all these points and more. For a birthday celebration I definitely wanted a reservation. Check. I wanted an amazing food offering. Check. I wanted the restaurant to be aware of all safety procedures necessary for a comfortable visit. Check. The servers went above and beyond. My compliments to the chef and staff as well. My thanks.

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KarenM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always wanted to try this restaurant. My brother was visiting with his family & because of Covid I knew we had to find a restaurant with outdoor dining so I thought of The Raymond. The staff was friendly, the service was excellent & the food was outstanding!

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AdenizV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first restaurant experience during COVID and it could not have been better. I felt super safe - I loved that they take your temperature upon arrival, have hands free menus and the servers are fully covered up with a shield, glasses and masks and gloves.

The service was amazing! I loved our server and the food couldn’t have been more delicious. The patio was shaded and we had a lovely time branching outside. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipdeni
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful escape during Covid. The waiters were properly masked, gloved, and shielded the food was excellent and we were one of two tables on the back patio.
Great cocktails

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vipJwill
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little nervous about going out to eat, but how they had set it up was tolerable to my paranoia. I've been here a few times for lunch but never for breakfast. Food was amazing. My daughter who was unsure about harsh, really enjoyed it. Very good service too.

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Jiab
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the special tasting menu offered this past week. The alcohol pairing was good. The first course was underwhelming and they ran out of prawn for the third course. The petit filet was delicious along with dessert and truffle cornbread. Great date night despite pandemic. We ate outside with proper social distancing. We would go back and try something else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience on the back patio during Covid. Our server did a great job making this a memorable food experience.

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vipmellapl
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service, nice atmosphere would go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience, definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Anniversary dinner. It took 45 minutes for our starter to be serve

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Michael Hung’s tasting course with drink paring was a tremendous value at $95. I would definitely do this again

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greatstaff
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks great food

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GuillermoF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very attentive staff. The food was great and at the right temperature. The drinks from espresso and cocktails were on point! This is a great spot for a date.

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CandieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The menu is very limited right now. They don’t offer lettuce on the side to accompany your burger but the Impossible patties made up for it.

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vipoldiebutgoodie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef's menu was fabulous. Unique and creative preparation.

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TomL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We decided to try Chef Hung's Special tasting menu with the wine and cocktail pairings to celebrate one of our first times out to dinner. We were not disappointed! The evening was truly enjoyable and The Raymond continues to be one of our favorite Pasadena restaurants.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent overall: From to service and the view is very intimate

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vipDineOutOfften
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Raymond is a favorite because the food is very good and the service is top notch!

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vipkair
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This review is for weekend brunch. They are open for outside patio dine-in / those of you familiar with the layout outside they have removed some tables to ensure proper social distancing between parties. We had the breakfast sandwich (which comes with fries ironically) and Eggs Benedict. Breakfast sandwich was good, Benedict was good as well. Eggs a tiny bit overcooked, but nothing to write home about. Benedict was served with their breakfast potatoes which are very good (smashed small potatoes, properly seasoned). Service has always been a strong suit here and we were pleased to see our regular waiter again.

We were there around 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning / only a few tables were taken. People need to get out of the house and enjoy a good brunch or dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside dining. Staff was very nice and wore gloves and mask. Haven’t been out since covid, I live in Pasadena and when I saw the Raymond was open for outdoor dining I needed to book right away. Love this restaurant, had my sisters bridal shower there. Countless brunches and dinners with my family. I hope they can survive this!

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BillieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The staff was attentive, the atmosphere great. The menu was limited. A great place to dine particularly under the present circumstances.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've never had a bad meal at the Raymond! We love it there it there, so much so, that we got married there. We had so many compliments from our guest about the delicious food. That’s why we decided to return for our anniversary date. Jesus the bartender even sent over celebratory drinks. Staff is amazing! Food is amazing! Let me recommend the tender octopus, you Will not be disappointed! I’m glad you guys our open during these unprecedented time. We will definitely be back!

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EatItAll
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and handling of Coronavirus protocols.

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JoeS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and friendly staff. They exceed COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, making me feel even safer!

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Harold
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was well done, outdoor covered patio area very good ambiance, even next to busy Fair Oaks Ave. Maitre'd followed health guidelines to check customer temperature.

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phoenixfta
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Somehow I frequently forget about, then fondly recall, this restaurant. Perhaps because it’s truly a hidden gem, located on a one-way street by a bridge near the Pasadena power plant. It’s my loss. This renovated home is charming, the staff is friendly, and the food and cocktails are wonderful. Due to COVID, my buddy and were seated outside under a vine-covered pergola. It was great for catching-up and talking about some sensitive business topics. The staff was exceptionally attentive, without being intrusive. Food, on point. Cocktails also on point. I don’t think I’ll be forgetting about the Raymond any longer!

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ReneeP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed and love the ambiance, food and service. Really glad that one of our favorite restaurant's has re-opened its business for outdoor dining and happy hour again!

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vipLambchop
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

So bad out server was kind but food was terrible.

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vipReneB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for our 30th Anniversary at The Raymond! The ambiance and service were equally fantastic!

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JimN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First outing out since COVID-19 hit the scene. I greatly appreciated that the restaurant instituted protocols to keep everyone safe. These included: requesting a call when you arrive to avoid groups at the entrance, taking each guest's temperature on arrival, using a QR code so that you can pull the menu up on your personal phone instead of sharing menus, only seating guests outside on their patios, providing additional separation between the tables, having all staff wear masks and face shields, and providing hand sanitizing stations. Both my wife and I initially had issues pulling up the menu with the QR code and the masked / shielded staff did make me feel like I was in an episode of Dexter and could be wrapped in plastic at any moment... but it's the thought that counts. As usual, the food was very good although I've switched to a plant-based diet since my last visited and the menu is fairly limited in this respect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful ambiance.

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vipRach
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Sunday brunch! Still using quality ingredients and our meals were delicious.
The staff was friendly, had their PPE on, used mobile menus and spread the guests far a part in the outdoor tables. Great for outdoor meals because the Raymond has tons of shade!! It was cool and pleasant.

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vipJamesR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Raymond was just as good as I remembered it, Pre-Covid... Their great patio enabled ample Social Distancing. I had the Steak Fritte and it was better any I've had in years.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very attentive - nice and welcoming

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CherylG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great “COVID” dining experience! We’ve been to The Raymond many times and enjoy the ambulance, great food, and unique cocktails. They did not disappoint this visit despite all the restrictions to keep patrons and staff safe. Andrew, the manager, was wonderful and worked with us to keep our party safe. Our server Robert was funny, personable and kept our drinks (water included) flowing. I was so grateful to be out to dinner finally and The Raymond was the best choice! Thank you for making our evening wonderful! Can’t wait to do brunch soon.

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420666
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

transphobic customers need to keep their eyes on their $40 entrees and mind their own business :)

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vipgoofybird
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant had just re-opened for seating 2 days before and they now practice safe distancing, so it was much quieter than normal.
The food was excellent, the only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars was that I had mentioned that it was my wife's birthday when I made the reservation and no one mentioned anything about it (although people at a nearby table did get a birthday celebration).

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful safe dining experience. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Food was great, we had a great night.

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