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The Raymond Restaurant

4.6
2399 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hello Friends,

Great news, we have now reopened on our beautiful outdoor patios and indoors. Please make reservations online or by calling the restaurant on 626-441-3136. If you have any specials requests please note we will do our very best to accommodate however we cannot guarantee them.

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
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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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2399 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have been and everything was perfect! Highly recommend!😊

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for brunch for the first time, we typically go for steak dinner however wasn’t disappointed. The chilakiles I ordered were very tasty, however the egg sandwich my husband ordered was very garlicky and had not other flavors the balance out. Other than that everything else was great! Still love the restaurant!

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Renec
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been enjoying having brunch outside on Sundays with my friends and is a perfect location

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lorrainec
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Disappointing. Poor service in an ambience not worth paying for

AS
AnalisaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sweet rustic space! Hands down the most amazing pancakes! Seriously, I think about those pancakes!!! Solid on service and presentation.

EB
EriqBay
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is a great Covid "safe-ish" outdoor place to eat. I like going to places/building that have been reappropriated. Love eating in a building that has been reimagined. The Raymond is a beautiful place to eat, but the food is not well balanced. I find that the proteins are often lacking in flavor and the favors come mostly from the sauces which are overpowering. Most foods here are overly salty for my taste, but the portions are generally well done.
I have always felt that the staff here does a good job, not hovering over you, but always keeping an eye out for you. To me, it's a little bit like going to Disneyland. you love the environment, and you eat what's offered there because that's what's available, and it's fine food just not great food.

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vipLAdineNclub
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has the best happy hour for drinks in town. $7 cocktails made meticulously pretect.

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NRZD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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.

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vipmichelle
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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!

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emmiM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
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.

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vipBenW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog friendly restaurant with ample seating

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
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.

CF
CuckooForCookies
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
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.

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

Birthday. Food and environment were wonderful !

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

We had a date

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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.

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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

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

Some of the best cocktails in the city!

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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.

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vipPamel
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 2399 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.

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