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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

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Cozy (32)
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Neighborhood Gem (30)
Romantic (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent brunch, a surprisingly good value.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We got a great table on the adorable patio. Service was great, as was food. Very cool, historical craftsman cottage. So nice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a treat. My husband and I love having dinner on a date night here. Never disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Cozy atmosphere and lovely outdoor patios. Service was professional and the food was excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing atmosphere. Very calm. Lamb burger is the best!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We last went to The Raymond about 5 years ago and were impressed. Sadly, the quality of the food has slipped. It's still pleasant and inventive, but the overall presentation and quality isn't quite up to the price. We still enjoyed it and our waiter was very good. My cocktail was perfectly poured.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was incredibly slow. 45 min to get our entrees. I ask the waitress where the food was and she told me it takes 25 minutes for the entrees to be served. That would be fine but 35 minutes had already passed when I asked.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had not visited this fine restaurant in several years… I was aware that there was new ownership and it has been recommended to me by a friend. I was so incredibly pleased with every aspect of this dining experience the table was ready at the reservation time the service was top-notch and the food was amazingly good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Absolutely great experience. The food was amazing. Kudos to the Chef!!! Who knew burnt carrots could taste so good. The Sauvignon Blanc was just OK and having it only filled ⅓ of the way was a little too little. Overall, the dinner was worth every penny!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

the setting was quiet- outside on a lovely day. lunch with friends was so nice however 2 of us got sick just hours after eating nicoise salad
not good. terrible thing after such an enjoyable afternoon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was pleasant, but not really memorable. We went for lunch. Certain menu items were not available. Only one item was available for dessert. Just seemed half-hearted.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Raymond continues to re-invent itself, this time we encountered the trendy Asian-Fusion type cuisine. While we love the ambiance and food presentation, the food itself is not on a par with the high cost. I have been to Raymond many times over the past decade and would go again, however, it is no longer on the top of my list for high end cuisine.
Their brunch, however, continues to be a top choice if you secure a garden table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The waitress was patient and we didn't feel rushed at all. The food was also amazing. Not my first time here & this experience reinforced why I like coming back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A quant place to go. Drinks for what you get a little over priced. Service was great. Make sure you have the sticky potatoes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved the simplicity and history of this house. We sat inside in a great booth where we were able to talk at leisure. Server was so nice and really knowledgeable about the menu. Turned out to be a special evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

after everything I've heard did not come close to expectations. Waiter rushed us for our order, place seemed understaffed, limited lunch menu, overpriced for what was offered. A real disappointment. Needs to be rethought by owners. Not what it thinks it is.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Birthday. Great restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We paid 25.00 for six tiny oysters. Another 10.00 for bread. Unable to refill a Diet Coke due to some fountain problem. My scallops (at 38.00) we’re delicious but a very tiny portion. We had advised the restaurant it was a 23rd wedding anniversary but restaurant offered nothing. My husband had one cocktail and one glass of wine. The bill was over 156.00. Not worth it at all.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of our most favorite restaurants in LA for a great dinner for two. Unusual awesome food and ambiance!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service. I like the bar area, and the inside better than the front outdoor tables. Only problem was the lamb that was suppose to be medium rare was served well done. That said, they took care of the problem and added the free desert.
Nice place.... and my wife and I shall return.
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Raymond was a welcoming place with great staff and good food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Raymond used to be a reliable romantic dining location. No question that it would benefit from a bit of an update, especially the unadventurous menu. However, the current management appears to be trying to make a traditional location into a “hip” place to be. The atmosphere is much less formal. The music, which I would have enjoyed at a different restaurant, seemed out of place at the Raymond. The food menu has been dumbed down and was not executed to past levels(my duck breast was overdone). The wine list was very disappointing. This restaurant is no longer on my special nights list.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent, especially the albacore appetizer.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have met a friend who works downtown here a couple of times now for lunch. It is very convenient from downtown LA. We sat on the patio. I thought it might be cold, but they turned on the space heaters and lowered a curtain to block the wind, and we were very comfortable (in January) sitting outside. Plus, it was very quiet and comfortable outside. I have had salads both times, and they are very good. The strawberry and chicken is delicious. The service was good and the price seemed reasonable.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great place to eat. Was surprised at how much food you received and the quality was pretty high.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A dineLA occasion with an extensive menu, attentive service, excellent food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 6, 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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 (Los Angeles)·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 5, 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 2, 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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 (Orange County)·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 19, 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 19, 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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