The Raymond Restaurant

4.6
2284 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
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
What 2284 people are saying
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vipJenniferT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the ambiance and the food/drinks at the Raymond. Service is often slow, especially long wait for cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food and drink were excellent! The patio is spacious and tables are separated well - felt very comfortable and safe. Wonderful brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters there are the best!!!!

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vipDonaldS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Couldn’t be better

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Melly
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place, had mostly appetizers and drinks. One of the servers spilled a bit of my specialty drink on his hands and table. I made a remark to see if he would put that on the house and didn't. I didn't think it would be a huge request based on what happened. Otherwise loved everything.

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HeidiK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service really needs to be improve here. First of all , we were here for birthday. I do call ahead of time to mentions we are here for celebrating birthday and planning to give her a surprises. They said will have a complimentary dessert for her. However, when we ask for dessert menu the server just leave it on the table without explain the dessert menu . We end up ordered a dessert but it's came up with no candle and no complimentary dessert . Ending up we have to ask the server for the candle and very disappointing was the server doesn't even know we are celebrating birthday here!

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Mflanne1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my friend’s birthday. The Ambiance was wonderful. The patio was spacious and open and well shaded from the hot sun. The food was incredible. I will come back for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable outdoor experience. Great breakfast entrees. Good service.

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BBbb
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was a real disappointment ...sorry I spent money is a place that really didn't care if we were there.

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great but the place feels "short-staffed" - our waiter never came by unless we raised our hand and our voice to get his attention. I expect more from this restaurant. The poor service really took away our experience. Hope The Raymond will address this issue because we really enjoyed the food, just wish we had better services.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was abysmal. So much so that I will NEVER return. I suggest you avoid as well unless you’re ok with being ignored whilst other tables are receiving service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Experience and food was great, we tried the fixed menu only complaint was the salmon skin chip was soft and inedible.

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nolababe
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and everything was wonderful! I was a bit concerned about how the patio area would look and feel but in terms of experience it was just perfect. There is a huge fireplace right in the center. Just gorgeous! The service was attentive and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to have a wonderful meal with my family. It was outdoors but they had heaters warming the space. Great!!!!
Our table was on the corner and made it ideal to deal with social distancing. Thanks for a lovely morning

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MarjorieO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent at reasonable price. Ambience cozy, homey, very nice!

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vipLisaR
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The dinner menu was way over priced for such small portions. We enjoy going there for brunch but we will never go back for dinner.

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cocktailsandanappetite
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Raymond has always been one of our favorites for special meals. For our anniversary dinner, we had the tasting menu at the Raymond. Every bite was fabulous. All of the diners are seated on the patios so you feel very safe dining out. The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing. We would highly recommend The Raymond for any night out.

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CrystalV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the tasting menu and wine pairing so I can't comment on the regular menu. The tasting menu was GREAT and I think it was a very good value. They were bringing out the food too quickly at first but once we made a comment to slow it down. It was perfect. Great service, great food,

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FoodLy123
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Paul Shoemaker’s (Michelin star chef) tasting menu as a happy coincidence. The restaurant is normally stellar regardless. Love the ambience and the drinks are amazing. Food is delicious.

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SamanthaS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I came to this restaurant from OC just for Paul Shoemaker. The food was flawless as usual. I did not give full stars as the service was subpar. The pricing should reflect many things, food pricing, labor, supplies rent, taxes, competition, market changes, theft, etc. What it also indicates is customer service and wait staff experience. For an almost $350 bill for an evening of tastings, the water glasses should be full and not having to ask 2 different people for more. The tasting experience should be timed better. Sometimes the drinks would fly out at once, sometimes the food would pile up. Communication is key! I hope for a better experience with the wait staff being more attentive and high-end experience.

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vipHHZH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Our server Brian (?) was excellent and ambience outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio. Attentive, knowledgeable server. Delicious food. Acknowledged birthday celebration

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RobinM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Raymond is unique and historical. Food as good, but a bit salty. The mimosas were delightful.

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vipJillS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chicken curry in town. The very large covered patio was a bonus, as the weather was threatening rain. The service was perfect.

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TiffanyC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy place. Great food. Interesting drink options. Professional service!

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SaraA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I had waited nearly 30 years to visit. Excited to celebrate my friend’s birthday I booked myself a reservation. The service was friendly. However the presence or lack of it did not match the price tag. A casual uniform only implies casual wear resulting in casual service. And that is NOT what the price tag is symbolic of. At least for me. The starters were delicious, the octopus was finger licking and so were the Brussels sprouts. The salad very fresh. To my surprise the steak & pork chops were contrary. The meat not was dry and NOT soft. I can literally purchase softer quality at Sprouts. Very disappointed. I nearly paid $200 for dinner for 2 and left regretting the visit after nearly a long 3 decade wait. Sorry. But I would NEVER return nor recommend to anyone.

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vipHelenLu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an ICU nurse. I wasn’t able to celebrate my husband’s birthday with him due to my busy working schedule, especially during this pandemic. I made reservation for him to have his birthday lunch alone in Raymond. The staffs are very friendly and sent him a complimentary birthday cake. Thank you for making his birthday so beautiful & pleasant! Raymond, excellent food & service as always! Thank you!!

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Emcee
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Brunch menu was somewhat limited. Was hoping to order more items based on reviews, however most of the things we intended to try were unavailable. Had the smoked salmon with avocado on toast, peach and burrata salad and chicken chilaquiles. Everything was pretty good and price was reasonable. Noise level was a little loud being it’s on Fair Oaks and outdoor dining, but not unbearable. Valet parking $5 otherwise limited street parking.

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vipHerbie960
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with atmosphere and a wonderful staff. Creative menu with well prepared dishes. Great for date night or just to have a relaxing meal.

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JonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our favorite Pasadena restaurant with great outdoor patios.

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nicolasao
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Pasadena for brunch. 🙏🏻 for always making my visit memorable. Food, service and atmosphere always on point... 😘😘

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Renec
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Sunday brunch, outdoor and socially distant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were forced to hurry to order, eat and leave on a Saturday night with an 8:30 reservation. Our main course wasn’t even on the table and we were pressured to order dessert. We didn’t even get to order coffee/tea. We were interrupted multiple times with “the restaurant is closing” and basically that we need to leave. Honestly, made the whole experience very unpleasant and we were trying to celebrate 2 birthdays. 😞

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AhbraS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is part of the restaurant and not tacked on due to Covid. We sat by the outdoor fireplace. Service was exceptional.

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Jackie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and beautiful patio. The tables were nice and spread out. We found a place we could take our dog too! They even brought him a water bowl and treats while we ate. Very nice staff!

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AaronP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patios are perfect and the service is still great even during this pandemic!

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vipGipsyB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 3 October birthdays.

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful place to eat during the pandemic! Eat in back garden which was lovely and quiet. Service a little slow due, I think, to distance from kitchen.

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LeslieA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Beautiful ambiance and the food /drinks are always top notch. If you have never been here, come on down.

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