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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.
Pasadena, CA 91105
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!
S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
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
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For inquiries or to book an appointment please call (626)441-3136 to speak to our Events Manager or email us at email@example.com
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The Raymond Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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