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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

The Raymond restaurant offers an elegant setting for your special event.

The Raymond Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Cozy (41)
Special Occasion (34)
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Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for a Date (28)
Romantic (27)
Great for Brunch (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Great for Lunch (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Authentic (13)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on November 9, 2017

First time - sat in the garden. I eat out often.
My steak salad was delicious; served tastefully.
My friend likewise enjoyed her entre. The Philipino
waiter was excellent. The women who greeted us were cheerful and attentive. We enjoyed our table in the garden.
I think your prices are reasonable, considering the quality.
I had heard good things - you lived up to my expectations.
Dr. Peter Gero

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

we just love this place - drinks at the bar are spectacular, and brunch was wonderful. we wish we lived closer!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ambience - awesome
Food - fabulous
Service - impeccable

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Situated in a craftsman house, this restaurant offers a casual vibe combined with nicely professional service. The appetizers were especially imaginative. Also the seasonal crafted cocktail list with fun names. The lamb was great. My duck was a bit tough but flavorful.
A nice change from noisy gastropubs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was a birthday celebration with friends and everyone enjoyed it.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

LOve this place! Love the bar menu and drinks are amazing.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brought friends from out of town - party of 6. Love to come here for the quick bites and small plates. We are able to order a variety of items for all to enjoy with their amazing hand crafted cocktails. Often we don't make it to the entrees as we will order several rounds of small plates. Food is always seasoned well and we love that the items seasonally rotate. Staff are always friendly and knowledgeable and are able to help navigate the changing menu. Never have sat inside - no matter the season we tend to love the patio. Our favorites from this last visit were the cauliflower, mussels, roasted beets, oysters and octopus and bone marrow. Will continue to keep this spot on our rotation of gems.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The place is so beautiful elegant and romantic. The food is extraordinary. I ve never tasted such delicious food anywhere else. Honestly and no exaggeration I recommended it to my boss friends the very next day... they are worth every mile and every penny

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great hidden spot close to home. Great service, good food. A neighborhood favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely excellent. We did Sunday brunch on the patio... griddle cakes with lamb sausage and sage was beyond delicious! And the spinach, tomato, goat cheese and pesto omelette was divine! Will definitely go back. Don't miss this!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Healthy, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took two out-of-towners for Saturday Brunch. I always get Eggs Benedict. Eggs cooked perfectly and Hollandaise light. They both got the Huevos Montuleatos and raved about them. Cinnamon roll for started and apple fritters for dessert. It was a perfect day on outside patio. Always a favorite place for me.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Quiet repurposed caretakers home for the hotel on the hill from a century ago. Many rooms to choose from, outside area has a fireplace, great happy hour menu

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We celebrated our 25th anniversary, service was great, food and cocktails excellent.
I had the lamb it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck also done great.
Our server, Christina was great too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Raymond never disappoints. Birthday brunch Sunday was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their plate, plus the apple fritter and cinnamon roll starters. Best darn Bloody Mary I’ve had out since I was there last time. Finished up with a complimentary crepe brûlée for the birthday girl - me. Fabulous!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Great service, great cocktails, great food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good. Really liked the family platter. Waiter was unwilling to make any minor deviations from menu. We saw pepper jack cheese on a menu and asked for it in an omelette and he said it could only be served in the dish that listed the cheese.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had guest from out of town and wanted to try something new. This place did not disappoint! Will be back. Sat in the lounge and it was great, full menu service. Speciality cocktails are a must try.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Over was a cute place feels like a house they have different rooms. Food was fairly good manhattan was good, some item are not worth the price like the salad for over $12 but you just get lettuce nothing else no onion, no fruits, nothing special just plain lettuce of on a plate with dressing & pepper on the side in a bottle. The octopus was tender but I asked the waitress if we can remove the bone marrow for more octopus she was friendly said "yes" but we didn't get more octopus without the bone marrow, bread was kind of oily can't imagine eating that with rich bone marrow (i like bone marrow just didn't feel like it that night). Flank steak was good flavoring, again small portion 6-7oz for $35
Pork belly need some work fat part need be broil more or cooked longer meaning cook on all sides so will be more crunchy. French press taste very burn taste like brew coffee has been sitting in a pot for a while. Overall was a cute place I do like the creative menu items but we just love the steaks, food, drinks the genuine friendly service at Arroyo Chophouse in Pasadena.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Tapas
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was cold, we were very disappointed.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service and food was absolutely horrible. We were literally embarrassed for taking our friends here for dinner.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Such a marvellous place for an anniversary dinner, food was brilliant as the service and their luscious libations makes me want more, we had asked to be on the patio but there was a huge party of obnoxious and loud guest which should have told us to dine inside instead, we know for the next time.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We came for my birthday party based on seeing other good reviews. We were not disappointed...I am pesco-vegetarian and gluten free and the chef easily accomodated and modified a particular dish I wanted (King Crab Etoufee) which was out of this world amazing. Every bit of appetizer and food was great. Service was a bit slow so plan to spend a couple hours eating. Outdoor patio is the best part. The inside restaurant is dark and small with historic beautiful decorations but felt too enclosed to me (very European bar feel inside). I would definitely come again and definitely make reservations again for the patio...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant is one of our all-time favorites. We tend to celebrate most of our special occasions here including our engagement, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. The ambiance is perfect for dates and the food is always perfect. The service is amazing and the attention to detail is unsurpassed. We will always return and as soon as we leave, we cannot wait for our next visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We ordered the Mussels which were delicious. The broth was very rich and hard not to drink when the bread ran out. Next we had the Bone Marrow which was fine. Maybe I would have preferred a different appetizer since it too was accompanied by toasted bread. For our main course, it was the Salmon and the Lamb. The Salmon was perfectly cooked and the Lamb was really nice & tender. Last, we had the hazelnut chocolate dessert which was very tasty. All in all, a very wonderful meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband and I went to the Raymond for our anniversary. The meal was very good and it was lovely eating in the outdoor area. My only criticism is with the bar. When we sat down at the table in the bar area, no one waited on us. Finally, I had to get up and ask the bartender to send someone over. Someone eventually came over and immediately said that we were required to give our credit card to "run a tab". We explained we only wanted one drink before we sat down for dinner. He said it was "restaurant policy" to get the credit card upfront. I find this ridiculous and offensive in a restaurant of this caliber and price-point that they would not bring a check when we're finished, as is typically done. I doubt The Raymond Bar is catering to people who would run out without paying the tab and I don't appreciate that implication. Really? You can't trust us to pay our bill after we have our drink? This is not a dive bar, it's part of a high-end expensive restaurant. Left a really bad impression!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My party was pretty disappointed with the menu itself. The drinks were well made, though expensive, and the ambiance was lovely. However, the meals themselves were ill-conceived. I had the vegetable melange, which is the only vegetarian entree available on the menu. I was served a plate of lightly seasoned roasted vegetables. There was no sauce; no bed of mashed potatoes; no unifying element whatsoever! The vegetables were quite dry and under seasoned. I felt like I was eating a jumble of vegetables, but most certainly not a cohesive meal. I was VERY disappointed to pay $25 for such a low quality entree.

My boyfriend had the short rib, and while his meat was well cooked, it was very underseasoned. Only the barest edges of the meat were seasoned, otherwise the meat had no flavor. My mom had the lamb, which came with richly spiced grilled onions, a cream-based mashed potato, and a plate of brussel sprouts rendered with pepperoni. Strangely, this meal was overly seasoned and the elements combined in a manner that was disjointed and heavy.

Overall, I would not rate our experience highly. The food and drinks were over-priced. The waiter was attentive and the ambiance on the patio memorable, but overall, the food was not worth the cost. I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The Raymond never disappoints. Wonderful food, a lovely setting and interior, cozy outdoor patio and great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Enjoyed our birthday luncheon very much. Great food and wonderful service. Our birthday girl was quite pleased.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was my sister's 75th birthday and the food was delicious, the service was wonderful and all the staff was very friendly and helpful. Had a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food. A bit on the spicy side, but great.

Service was friendly, but just a bit odd. Hostess seemed flustered when we asked not to sit outside on a 100 degree day. Then we went to wait in the bar where we sat at a communal table. Then they moved us to a table in the bar area and two minutes later asked us to move again. She seemed very confused and overwhelmed.

Nice, but just odd.

Waiter was fine. Took our order, but wasn't very attentive. But we got everything ok.

Don't order the apple fritters, they do not taste like apples.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was my first time at the Raymond. I was looking for good food and a more intimate environment for a Sunday brunch. The service was excellent and the food was very good. In my opinion the champagne used in the mimosas was too dry but that's my personal taste. I'd be happy to come back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The valet was not present so we parked ourselves. The attendant ran down to our car, as we were walking to the restaurant, to chastise us for self parking. He argued with my husband for several minutes, said he was inside getting a drink and we should wait for the valet
Once inside the hostess said we would be seated outdoors. We did not request outdoor seating - which is typically what you have to do at this restaurant - and we did not want that. The option we were offered was to sit on bar stools in the bar to have brunch. We did so, finished quickly & left as it isn't comfortable for dining
Very, very disappointed! We've been there many times for family celebrations but will likely not return due to these issues

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for brunch. Wonderful food and service. Handmade sausage and french toast was very tasty. Didn't feel like I was eating a heavy meal. Just right.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Found this place on line. Ended up being a good choice. Service was very friendly. The menu is interesting and the food presentation and quality very good. Portions on the smaller side.
Great choice overall !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We came for a friends birthday party for brunch. We arrived right on time and were accommodated promptly. The service from Clint was great and our party was happy with the food... We were even surprised with some special birthday goodies. Overall a great experience. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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