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About The Raymond Restaurant

The Raymond 1886 offers inspired, seasonal cooking featuring the finest selection of ingredients paired with a diverse collection of wines from top West Coast and international producers and hand crafted culinary cocktails produced in our bar, 1886.

The restaurant is housed in the former caretaker's cottage of the storied Raymond Hotel. It is a slice of Pasadena’s historic past and carries on it's great traditions of hospitality and architecture with it's indoor cottage seating and outdoor craftsman style patios.

1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dessert, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday-Friday 

BRUNCH 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday & Sunday

DINNER 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday-Sunday

BAR 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday

BAR 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM Friday & Saturday

HAPPY HOUR 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday - Friday

*Bar food available until 10:00 PM Sunday - Thursday & 11:00 PM Friday & Saturday*


We're open on Thanksgiving!

Cross Street:
S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 441-3136

Website:
http://www.theraymond.com/

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.

Parking Details:
The Raymond offers valet parking Friday through Sunday. There is ample street parking on South Fair Oaks Avenue and a private parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Tim Guiltinan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For inquiries or to book an appointment please call (626)441-3136 to speak to our Events Manager or email us at hostmyevent@theraymond.com

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Private Dining

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The Raymond Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Special Occasion (37)
Cozy (35)
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Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The Raymond is the perfect spot for a business brunch on Sunday mornings. We can eat outside. We can hear each other. The food is very good. The service is very good. The prices are reasonable. Plus, food, service, etc., are reliable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Their valet is $5, the ambiance inside was dark and a bit uncomfortable. I think their outside seating was better. The service and food was extremely slow. The servers appeared new and untrained. A server spilled water all over the floor, another server brought me a WARM mimosa. There were only one restroom for men and one for women so the line can get long. Other than that, the food was delicious and generous portion.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Been coming here for a few years and perhaps its just a fluke but this was definitely the least memorable meal. Also it was restaurant week so maybe just a busy & burned out week for the kitchen. Still, for the price this should have been much better.

The menu has been changed up and I'm not sold on the new additions. Trying to add in more Asian flavors to the menu sort of seems disjointed. We ordered sticky potatoes (meh, flavor gets lost in the starchiness of soft potatoes), cauliflower (pretty good!), hangar steak (ehh, not memorable) and salmon (overcooked). Drinks were good, as they usually are. For the price (240 with tip - incl. 2 drinks, no desert) it was pretty underwhelming. I've had meals here where every single thing is excellent. Service is always really good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Undercooked chicken and a salad that left both with bad stomachs. Feels like no chef on premises.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Charming old craftsman setting. Pricey, loud (not only the other guests, but the music was way too loud) Would recommend for brunch, but not for dinner. There are too many other options in Pasadena.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely back patio - quiet and comfortable -- great for friends catching up. Not crowded. Easy parking.

Edible food - nothing special for brunch (spinach salad and Huevos Montuleños-scrambled eggs, beans, tortillas).
Minimal service - pleasant - but seldom there to refill water or check on status.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent everything! I’ve been to the Raymond for years and it’s always consistently good -food, service, and ambience. We sat in dining room and ate most of the vegetarian / roasted vegetable options family style. It was delicious. Wish we had ordered dessert! We will be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

As always, this place did not disappoint. We come here for special occasions, usually anniversary dinners. This is where we got engaged 10 years ago and so it holds a special place in our hearts. The food was amazing (get the marrow) and the service was the perfect balance of attentiveness and privacy. They brought us champagne to start the meal since it was our anniversary and took such great care of us. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Haf a terrific brunch there. Great menu, food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Raymond is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions or any time we just want to feel beautifully spoiled. It is one of my all time favorite brunch places, the dinner menu is delightful, and the 1886 bar serves some of the best cocktails in the area, hands down. Service is always excellent, and the ambience of the converted house and patios is warm and lovely.

This weekend we took my parents for a late Christmas brunch and now they are just as smitten as I am. Suggestion: Start by sharing the apple fritters with your coffee while you're making final menu decisions. They are delicious! Other standouts from the visit include the chedder herb griddle cakes, chorizo and eggs, and the vanilla brioche french toast with homemade sausage.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance and food. Nice place to celebrate a special ocassion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family decided to try brunch on Christmas Eve and it was wonderful- the food and service were phenomenal.
We loved it and can’t wait to go back

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was my wife's birthday, so I made reservations weeks in advance. At first, I did not want valet parking, but as we drove along Fairoaks, there was no parking. We were fortunate to get the last valet spot for the evening, as our other guests parked across the street. Our waiter was responsive and knew how to monitor our status. The food was exceptionally good, with the temperature just right. For dessert, we brought our own cake in, which they will allow you to do at either $3/person cutting fee, or we cut the cake ourselves. I opted to bring plates and forks, so it was easily handled with no fuss. My wife enjoyed her birthday...

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good food, though we found the entrees to be uneven in tastiness and comparison to other similar venues. The fish was spectacular. Meat so-so in flavor, though good quality. Limited but good wine list. Be aware the parking can be a major problem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Said was delicious but the service was very slow and confused- 3 different busboys finally got us a waiter. We saw him twice - once when we finally got him and then at the very end for the check. Maybe a busy day

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The cooking is experimental but without a skill. Just pretty poor cooking. The service was very good. The place itself is run down and with cheap decorations. Far away from the well kept place from 1996 I remember. Please understand - this review is not frivolous - the food is not good. It definitely needs vast improvement.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Brunch is worth going for

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Whether you're looking for a brunch on Sat/Sun, or a nice cozy lunch, a special cocktail, a fabulous meal, the Raymond and Bar 1886 is your one stop restaurant for all occasions and everyday dining. Nothing beats their happy hour from 5-7 Tues-Fri, half off all food and amazing cocktails and will have you craving for more. Tonight we had dinner with friends and we couldn't help but notice how beautiful the setting was, especially with the holiday decor. We started off with Mikey's pickles and onion rings, before moving on to the delicious Hangar steak and mouth watering scallops. I've been here too many times, and each visit has been extra special. Worth a trip out to this restaurant on all counts!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Raymond is trying hard to strike a balance between traditional and hip. It's a work in progress. I have been a patron for decades and the food is better than ever and the vibe is much more energetic -- in a good way. The tipping point, however, is upon them and my hope is that TR does not slide into another metro cliché of being randomly trendy "scene." Charm should always remain the high card.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I have loved this restaurant since I moved to Pasadena in the early 80s. Recently, I had a friend visiting from Sacramento and she loved the Restaurant. However, she was pretty shocked that we were charged $25.00 for the corkage fee as she has never experience this high charge. It practically ruined our evening. I would never bring wine for our dinner.
Thank you, Yoland

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Meh! Have been here several times, mainly for brunch. This time we came for dinner and it was strictly okay. They dinner offerings are somewhat limited. I ordered their layered pasta and beef dish which is neither a pasta or beef dish. It appears to be bits of beef prepare in a stew sauce with vegetables and pieces of pasta the size of wafers. Odd, skimpy, and perhaps not the best choice. Moreover, the service was definitely lacking. We waited interminably for our food. We also had to ask an attendant to please find our waiter since we wished to order dessert and we hadn’t seen him in a half hour. All in all, it was okay.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We arrived and our reservation was acknowledged. We were seated on the patio and waited probably 15 minutes or water and a waiter. We ordered salads and a quiche and waited another 25 minutes, when we were told that a kitchen mishap had occurred and we could not have the quiche. No problem, salads were served and were very tasty. We waited longer and this was even acknowledged, as they took the drinks ordered off our bill. I love this place, but it is too
stressfull, unless you have all day.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Raymond. The food was excellent, and the staff very attentive and knowledgeable. We would go there again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Little disappointed, but wonderful atmosphere. Cedar plank vegetable starter was very good. Overall my expectations were not met. They were not busy at the time,but service was a little out of sync and my martini taste like a Cosmo.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My new favorite brunch spot. Reasonable prices and huge portions. Delicious fluffy omelettes with potatoes and fruit. Staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable of menu offerings. Great ambience. Outside dining.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was very mediocre - ranging from tasteless to inedible (too salty/spicy) and the service was mediocre as well - very slow. But we did receive a credit for our starters because the service was so slow. Also, cocktails were super expensive - $14 for a Bloody Mary!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Menu is strange, overpriced and highly untraditional with no outstanding items. However, the service and atmosphere was wonderful. The restaurant host was extremely helpful and accommodating and all the front of house staff were wonderful. Unfortunately we will not be going back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had reservations, but we were seated in the entryway - a small noisy room by the bathrooms with no charm. The food was good with nice presentation. I suggest requesting a patio table when making the reservation. It was our first visit so we didn't know to try that. Cappacinnos were cold and our waiter argued they were not, but eventually he brought us fresh hot ones, but turns out they were not the decaf we ordered even tho he assured us they were. I think with a different table location on one of the patios and a different server it would have been very nice. Valet was full, but had no problem parking close by on the street. Lots of nice places to choose from nearby, so doubt we'll go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent for any occasion. Friendly and helpful staff, great servers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Raymond has been there for ages and we go for birthdays, anniversaries an family events. Brunch is great. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

While we ate lunch there on an exceptionally hot day, the outside patio was reasonably comfortable with the roof, drop-down shades and greenery. However, we did notice how good the air conditioning felt inside when using the restrooms. Having the inside fireplace going along with the air conditioning created a nice ambiance and made it a truly California experience!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a lovely time, great service and very good food sat out on one of the patios and had a nice view of the fireplace.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent overall!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our first time to visit this gem of a restaurant for a Birthday celebration and the service was excellent in taking care of specific requests. Definitely will become a go to place whenever I am back in Pasadena to sample more of this very interesting menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fun place with good food and GREAT friendly, helpful, and proactive staff.
The Outdoor seating is much less noisy than inside and has a very nice ambience.
TOP feature was our WONDERFUL server - Kristina! She greatly exceeded even high expectations - know what we wanted/needed before we did!
Great hostess also who even remembered my favorite patio table (next to the fountain).

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

You can always count on the Raymond to have delicious food, a cute relaxed quiet ambiance, and delicious cocktails. Its great for brunch or drinks. I recommend the bruleed grapefruit, the dutch baby, the french toast and sausage, and Ramos Fizz. I admit I don't love the apple fritters, as I find them to be a bit bland. Excellent service and multiple outdoor dining spaces make for a fun dining experience regardless of the time of day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The patio was lovely. Service was excellent and attentive. The Brunch was absolutely amazing. I don’t know how they make their eggs so fluffy and delicious. I had the avocado omelette and my husband had the French toast. We shared bites of each other’s dish. Both were excellent!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great little historic gem in Pasadena, the staff is amazing with true cocktail crafting bar tenders. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Raymond is BEAUTIFUL. Every part of the experience blew me away from the ambiance to the food to the drinks and the service. Highly recommended!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My Wife and I went there on a date. The salmon was tasteless and the duck was fatty and under cooked.

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