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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 hours ago

Brunch is worth going for

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·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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vip
 (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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