This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

The Raymond Restaurant

4.6
2374 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hello Friends,

Great news, we have now reopened on our beautiful outdoor patios. Please make reservations online or by calling the restaurant on 626-441-3136. We are still also offering take-out and delivery Tuesday through Sunday.

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Raymond 1886 during these unprecedented times. We cannot wait to welcome you back.

Cheers,
The Raymond 1886 Team
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2374 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
NR
NRZD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in a long time. Forgot how lovely the place is and the outdoor patio was just lovely. Food is nicely made and presented. Celebrated a birthday and this brunch was just what we wanted.

m
vipmichelle
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good - love the seasonal specials and our waiter offered some great recommendations. The desert Soo LA was such a presentation surprise. Loved it!

M
emmiM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. However, The staff seemed annoyed that we had 2:00 reservations. I made my reservations online but called to confirm them the next day and no one told me the kitchen closes at 2;00 for a mid day switch to the dinner menu, like the waiter claimed it did. We felt rushed to order and he seemed in disbelief when I said I made reservations for 2:00. Asking me, “really, you did?” After rushing to order I see another table being sat after 2;00 who also seemed like they were rushed to order. Annoying. The staff should get on the same page as the hostess and kitchen before being snarky to guests.

BW
vipBenW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog friendly restaurant with ample seating

DS
vipDonS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t find better weekend brunch. Staff are attentive and quick.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice location for south Pasadena/Pasadena locals to enjoy a nice drink however, Food selection seems to be standard with minimum choices. Before pandemic the menu had great appetizers, and seasonal menu with more options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great, historic restaurant with an eclectic menu. The restaurant offers to outdoor patios, one has a stone fireplace. Inside is quaint and dark. The building was a residence years ago. Located below street level the restaurant is quiet and romantic. Portions are small and menu is limited.

CF
CuckooForCookies
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One service complaint/recommendation for the restaurant: They wouldn't take or fulfill explicit requests for an outdoor table; could only seat us (even with advance reservation) at first table available, indoor or out. With Covid still a legitimate health concern, that policy doesn't make sense. Please update to enable advance reservation of an outdoor table, if that is the client's preference.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Food and environment were wonderful !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a date

c
chuckl
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My disappointment was with the menu choices. Only two salad choices (Kale or Raddish) neither of which I liked. What happened to just a garden salad or caeser. No soup on the menu. And the side dishes were terrible. This not a cheap restaurant.

g
gabrielg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Offered a specials menu more than half was not available. Both sandwiches were also 86’d and some. Staff should let guest know when they present menu about items 86’d. Not professional

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the best cocktails in the city!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Raymond. The food was excellent! My only complaint is that the decaf coffee smelled and tasted like it had been on the burner too long. I asked for a fresh cup stating how it tasted, but I am pretty confident she just brought me a new cup from the same pot.
This won’t deter us from going back again! We truly enjoyed our dinner. The Brown Butter cake was out of this world!

JF
JosephF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. Not enough visits to our table. Felt totally ignored.

SP
ShannonP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique setting, beautiful little courtyard. Delicious seasonal food. Try the Krafted rum brand there.

P
vipPamel
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was a little bit slow but the food was worth the wait.

SL
vipSueLa
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Raymond is a wonderful, out of the way restaurant, with good food and service. They are friendly and professional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always surprising and always great cocktails. Cozy!

AD
vipAmyD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Cute little craftsman cottage slinging lovely cocktails out of their bar. For a finer dining restaurant I expected better service for a slow night (it took a while for someone to come and take our drink order, and empty cocktail glasses were left behind on our table taking up space). Dinner was good, but the steak was served with nothing -- just $46 for a filet -- that's it.

GB
vipGipsyB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Raymond for the past year. We love it. They are fantastic. We girlfriend left her wallet. 3 weeks has lapse and they had her wallet with all her money inside. Fantastic people working there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet evening on the patio. Delicious cocktails, customized for us. Half chicken, steak, and fish were tasty and covered in delicious sauces. Fries are perfectly cooked and seasoned.

JF
JerryF
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I get I'm big-boned, but the portions were way too small. I mean I can't believe just because I ordered seven appetizers for the table that it took eighteen minutes to arrive. Your customers are HUNGRY!! Plus I was completely fat-shamed given that the chairs weren't reinforced and the legs were HUGELY bouncy completely reminding me of my size and the resulting shame THEY PUSHED ON ME. Be better, bay area!!!

Furthermore, the portions were way too small for the prices. I mean I came here to EAT, not to nibble like I'm at a coffee shop. It's not just me, my companions felt the same way. I mean COME ON The Raymond, fork it over!

Desserts needed much more dairy. I'd go to some macrobiotic place if I wanted the kind of tasteless cardboard they suggest.

For the price I paid, I wanted FOOD, not garnish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Service was very good and the food was wonderful. Will definitely return for brunch.

SC
SteveC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very nice restaurant to have a family gathering or gathering with friends the staff are very friendly and helpful i love going there on weekends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Good safety precautions. Excellent food. What a treat to get out.

RJ
vipRJinLA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cocktail selection in the US, IMHO.
A place where you can meet with friends, family, loved ones and feel you are at home.
Outstanding service, great ambience, easy to access, a hidden gem.

K
Kelly
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Good was ok. Service was slow. And no open table points were awarded even though it said I’d get 100 points at the time of booking

GR
vipGiannaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awesome spot for families, a drink with your friends or just overall a cozy at home experience. Service is a bit slow-but very kind!

CH
CynthiaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive. I loved the back patio.Tables were separated, with good social distancing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a restaurant in a year, I felt safe and the food was incredible. Nice way to Ré-enter the world! I highly recommend to all

JJ
JoseJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and I very much appreciate all the COVID precautions that they have taken. The ambiance was fantastic too ... I went there on a date and both my partner and I loved it.

T
Tasteful
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Wasn’t as great as the many times we have been before. Too many last minute, non Covid related changes to our celebration by the restaurant. Of course we will go back for the food. Usually 5 stars across the board

LG
LethalG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything I ordered was delicious. We were here for the Dine LA, and the courses did not disappoint! Heat lamps made the outdoor dining experience much better, although we had to ask for it to be turned on several times. It would have been nice for it to have been turned on when we sat down.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Disappointed in the food particularly-
Overpriced bread course was absurd-
Service was slow-
And the “protein” concept over rated
- just put some vegetables on the plate!
Been there before and enjoyed the menu much more-
The environment is still as lovely as ever...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my boyfriend be in Los Angeles with my family. Exceptional food, service, drinks ... EVERYTHING! The Raymond has been around forever and never disappoints. Can’t wait til my next meal here!

P
vipPigeater
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediocre food in attractive outdoor environment due to covid.

LA
LawrenceA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Made to wait 35 minutes past reservation time before being seated; waiter pretty much disappeared after taking order; took forever for main course to be cleared; had to waive another server down to order coffee; food was tasty

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

JL
vipJonathanL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Will go Back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Raymond Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Raymond Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Raymond Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 441-3136.

The Raymond Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2374 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.

Tweets by The Raymond Restaurant