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The Raymond Restaurant

4.4
4.4
2792 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hello Friends,

We look forward to welcoming you to The Raymond 1886. Please make reservations online or by calling the restaurant on 626-441-3136. If you have any special requests please note we will do our very best to accommodate however we cannot guarantee them. We have both outdoor seating in our wonderful patio spaces and indoor tables in the beautiful cottage. Standard and bar tables are for inside and outside is for a space on one of our three patios.

Please note all guests joining us inside and at the bar are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination along with ID for verification as per Pasadena and LA County's Health Department.

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Raymond 1886. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers,
The Raymond 1886 Team

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Dessert, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 441-3136

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adan Sanchez

  • Catering

    The Raymond Restaurant offers full service catering. Our Executive Chef and Events Manager can assist you in planning a truly memorable affair. Our staff is experienced in planning, executing and servicing your event.

  • Private party facilities

    The Raymond restaurant offers an elegant setting for your special event. For all inquiries please contact fill out our event request form at theraymond.com.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining: (888) 326-1824

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.

  • Parking details

    The Raymond offers valet parking Friday through Sunday ($7). There is ample street parking on South Fair Oaks Avenue and a private parking lot adjacent to the restaurant when valet service is not being offered.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Ambiance

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for Brunch

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Outdoor Dining

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Most Booked

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  1. JS

    JaniceS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were excellent - soft shell crab, shrimp scampi - and the ambience relaxed but service attentive. The Raymond was where friends and family gathered for a lovely meal after our small wedding many years ago, so I have a fondness for the house. I am still very happy to go there.
  2. F

    Freddy

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have previously enjoyed our experiences at the Raymond but now experienced very slow and disjointed service, and food that was not as illustrated on the menu. The octopus was previously our favorite dish, but this time amounted to a plate of friend calamari that was no better than a local sports bar. The menu is very expensive, and not at all worth it considering the lackluster service and food provided. We will not be returning.
  3. LR

    LuanneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    The food was very good, but the service left a lot to be desired. It took a long time to be served and the waiter never checked on us after we received our food. The hostess was not friendly and seemed more concerned with accommodating the needs of people who brought their dogs (which were not getting along with dogs at an adjacent table on the patio) than accommodating the needs of my elderly mother, who has mobility limitations. The reservation space should make it more clear if you are reserving an indoor or outdoor table.
  4. MP

    MaryP

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch is our favorite. We got seated in the sunroom and could open the windows. The omelet any way with three choices to add was so good. Our favorite. The blueberry waffle is so yummy. Very affordable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating new job!
  6. GB

    GionneB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The level of service and quality of food at The Raymond has always been top-notch. We ordered short ribs and filet mignon, both were cooked to perfection and extremely well-seasoned. Cocktails were amazing as well. When my daughter asked for a shirley temple, our server suggested she try their Cosmopolitan mocktail instead. Great suggestion! Overall, The Raymond is a great spot if you're looking for quality and ambience. From date night to friend gatherings, its the perfect place. Highly recommend
  7. JB

    JasonB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Went for brunch. It was good. Nothing outstanding; nothing bad. A solid place to get food. Might go back. Not sure yet. Worth a try though.
  8. SM

    StantheManfoody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there with a Friend yesterday. It was an amazing experience! Food, Ambience, Service, and staff are fantastic. Would definitely go back
  9. TG

    TxGrapeLuvr

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Filet was served barely warm, as was the accompaniments, pheasant was overdone. Basically the food is OK, but for the price, I expect much more.
  10. EL

    EL2019

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Short staffed but great ambience. Food was good, sea bass and pheasant were both a little dry and overcooked. Short rib was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious. And the drinks were good, too.
  12. MM

    MeredithM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We ate in a lovely setting outside. We had to ask the server several times for basics like silverware, our initial cocktails, etc. The avocado toast emphasized the toast and nothing else...big crusty French bread, served with a steak knife, with an avocado waved over it...Overall, way too pricey for the value (Oh yes, valet parking was a flat $8.)
  13. PL

    PatL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience -- beautiful, shaded patio setting; pleasant staff; good service; delicious food.
  14. S

    Slecnokim

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The ambiance is my favorite part of dining here. Brunch was okay. My husband had the breakfast burrito and found it to be bland (although he omitted bacon). My daughter had fruit and some of it was overripe and not tasty. I had the eggs and potatoes and subbed toast. Mine was excellent except I used the jam on my rye toast and it was not a good combo. Drinks were tasty but the non alcoholic pricing was high and I wouldn’t buy again. Wait staff was friendly but slow for our table. The table next to us ordered and was served before our food order was taken. C’est la vie
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I really want to enjoy the Raymond much more. I was generous in my grades because I like the place. Overall experience was wonderful but there were a couple of things that really took away from the pleasure of dining and one of those was the steak tartare. The steak tartare was really more like capers and nuts with beef. I’m sure when the head chef who designed this appetizer had the intent to bring in the saltiness of the capers and The crunch of the nuts to contrast with the smoothness of the raw beef. I can’t imagine that his recipe called for 3 to 4 tablespoons of capers and a handful of nuts because they were so overpowering it literally did not taste anything like steak tartare, (I carefully removed about 2 tablespoons of capers Leaving a little for that salty brine taste otherwise it tasted like a sip of the ocean) I am really a fanatic of good steak tartare I have it wherever I go whenever I can get it. It’s possible that the sous chef or whoever the line cook was was too heavy handed with these ingredients but that’s something you need to be on top of it was totally unacceptable. Other than that my partner loved her fish and I loved my chicken albeit the salt was extremely heavy handed again an overzealous preparer.
  16. AD

    AndrewD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another fine meal at this venerable restaurant. My dinner companion who is a foodie was very impressed.
  17. FB

    FunButQuirky

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food at our brunch was amazing and the wait staff was fun, attentive and friendly. We ordered two Blueberry Muffins for the table and they were delicious! The Eggs Your Way was also outstanding (scrambled eggs were flavorful and fluffy to perfection; bacon was crispy; potatoes were so good I'm still thinking about them). However, while the wait staff was fun to interact with, they didn't appear to have a lot of food service training. A different wait staff member came out for each item brought to our table, and one member almost spilled a whole cup of coffee onto my elderly mother's head. But, food service skills can be learned, while interpersonal skills that great cannot be taught (usually). Other things that were a bit off: the menus were pretty badly stained and the hostess was competent but cold, and appeared to frown at people she didn't like. Not a great fit for that position. The hostess stand should be located outside, under cover, so customers reserved for the patio don't have to come inside the narrow entryway of the restaurant, which was next to our table. A bottleneck occurs while people are waiting in line to speak with the hostess/host or trying to come in and out, etc. It really wasn't an issue for us because we came early, but being seated in the front area of the restaurant kind of feels like a no-man's land, if you're looking for great ambiance. We will go back because we'll take great food and a (mostly) welcoming atmosphere over polish. However, if you're bringing a business associate, an elderly guest, or anyone who might have very high expectations, you might want to go somewhere else. I rated our experience three (and not four) stars because all the quirks did add up to making my mother uncomfortable (she won't be back), and the rest of us debating whether it was worth it. It is... come here if you don't mind a few kinks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 20th anniversary here! Was a lovely time
  19. JS

    JillS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed brunch and the new menu in a lovely setting, but please, please bring back the Raymond Chicken Curry. It is the best! Thank you.
  20. c

    celsot

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service and waiting for waiter was long. We had to reach out to the waiter for coffee. Sat at 9:15 am and had our food served at 10:05am
  21. AL

    AvaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and good service. Can’t wait to visit again!
  22. EV

    EduardoV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wanted to come back to The Raymond, the food is amazing, the cocktails are second to none and the service impecable. Great place to celebrate a special occasion, this time our 15-year anniversary. They welcomed us with free champagne to star our celebration. Highly recommended!!!
  23. JH

    JerryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great except the service was slightly lacking. Busser tried to remove plate before finished and waiter had to be reminded three times to bring the check.
  24. MP

    MaryP

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new chef’s menu features great flavors and choices. Had brunch last Sunday and the waffle was light and crisp and really good with the pistachio cream and blueberries and syrup. Omelet your way gave lots of choices to build your own omelet. And the Bloody Mary drinks are the best we e had outside of NewOrleans!
  25. JP

    JulianP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional restaurant!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Much smaller menu due to Covid recovery :(
  27. KN

    KarenN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The appetizers were a bit limited. Would love more shareable options. Service was a bit spotty for the price point.
  28. DD

    DaveD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here 4-5 times and I try to not come to often. To keep it special. Not due to cost. It’s a special place. While a completely different vibe, it reminds me of how I feel at Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits n New Orleans. Maybe because they’re both in homes. This last time the food might have surpassed the vibe. Brought tears to my eyes
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was even better! Servings could have been a little bit larger but it was so delicious we didn’t care
  30. MC

    MCNguyen

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is a great place to have good food on the informal side with plenty of outdoor seating. We come here often especially with young grandkids. We’ll be back
  31. ST

    SusieT

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely environment, delicious food and rriendly staff.
  32. s

    snaks

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it. We originally picked the location for the ambience alone. We were blow away by how delicious all of the food and drinks were. My whiskey sour was perfect. The filet mignon was melt-in-your mouth tender. They were not afraid to cook a true medium-rare, and despite its rareness, there was no stringiness to the meet. The short rib was so flavorful and they avoided either over salting the dish or making it too sweet. I -really- wished I had ordered the pheasant. The way they cooked it left such a satisfying crispness on the skin. We are definitely coming back!
  33. GA

    GarettA

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place, good food and drinks.
  34. EM

    EdmundM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, restaurant is clean with great ambience. Food and wine were good, yet the menu was lacking. Pre-pandemic they used to have a happy hour menu with a variety of appetizers and small serving platters. Apparently, they got rid of that menu, and they have no specials food or otherwise. The extra variety was why I recommended my friends. When I got negative feedback from my friend, I could not understand why. After returning post-pandemic, I understand why. If you want good food with excellent service, I recommend; however, if you want variety, I will not recommend.
  35. i

    iamjdv

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good omelets with lots of choices. The carrot bread was a treat - crispy on the edges but moist with cream cheese topping. The mimosas were a bit sweet for my taste. The patio is completely covered and shady.
  36. A

    Angie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    This restaurant has special meaning for me and my partner. He and I came here in 1989 after a 15 year separation. Afterwards,, we parted again and only reunited in 2021. We wanted to come back again to reminisce. He told our waitress our story. It's really very romantic
  37. JP

    JulieP

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciated that they let us stay and chat with our friends. Some restaurants now kick you out after 90 minutes. I get it if they are busy but when restaurants are empty why not.
  38. CP

    ChaunP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Great atmosphere! Good vibes. I definitely recommend!
  39. GG

    GregG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience- service was attentive and food very good!
  40. KS

    KeithS

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal, the service and ambiance were likewise outstanding. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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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 4.4 stars by 2792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Google Map for The Raymond Restaurant

1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Dessert, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Raymond offers valet parking Friday through Sunday ($7). There is ample street parking on South Fair Oaks Avenue and a private parking lot adjacent to the restaurant when valet service is not being offered.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adan Sanchez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 441-3136

  • Catering

    The Raymond Restaurant offers full service catering. Our Executive Chef and Events Manager can assist you in planning a truly memorable affair. Our staff is experienced in planning, executing and servicing your event.

  • Private party facilities

    The Raymond restaurant offers an elegant setting for your special event. For all inquiries please contact fill out our event request form at theraymond.com.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining: (888) 326-1824

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