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Fri, 4/20
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The Raymond Restaurant

4.5
1617 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Dessert, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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!
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Phone number
(626) 441-3136
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tim Guiltinan
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.
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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.
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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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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

Private Dining

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

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What 1617 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Friday night was busy. The bar was packed and noisy. We didn't like the table that was left for us, so the hostess kindly found us another much better table and as we waited in the bar for the table to be ready, she graciously comped us our first drink. Service was great, food good, but it's the ambience that sells the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Okay food. A bit noisy. Seated near bathroom

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went to TheRaymond for Sunday Brunch. We were seated immediately, but right next to the front door so there was noise from people coming and going. The room we were in was small and there were a couple loud tables next to us. At times it was tough to hear each other and have a conversation. The food was good. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Only compliant was that the shrimp in the salad still had their tails on (awkward to remove and keep in the same salad bowl while trying to eat around them), and they were over cooked.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Beautiful day. Happy we stopped in here. Loved all the made from scratch dishes!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Used to enjoy The Raymond very much. The food was NOT good. The wine was $19.00 per glass, which was fine, but was from a bottle that had been opened and the Phelps was not good.

I have lived in the area a long time, but will not go back there again, and neither will the person I was with.

The wait staff were very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really enjoyed dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch with my family, everyone enjoyed their food, so many delicious choices, had a hard time picking just one but was not disappointed with the ricotta pancakes! Yumm. The ambience is quaint & beautiful, so many nooks, crannies & garden areas to choose from. Service was great! Will definitely be back soon.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

great restaurant. enjoyed the food. great ambiance. not too loud, so you can hear each other speak.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Raymond hit it out of the park for Easter Brunch for the family. Their appetizer Apple Fritter for the table was a delicious starter, I had the Smoked Salmon Benedict with Asparagus with outstanding Hollandaise, and the bartender knew his way around a Bloody Mary. My only feedback is the "Children's Offerings". Two scrambled eggs and bacon cost the same as the Two Eggs Any Way option for adults. ? Darling outdoor restaurant, service was sublime!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our Open Table reservation notes were not read, and so the initial table provided did not work (not enough seats, noisy area). We were re-seated to the same size table with an extra seat, which meant the seats could not pull into the table. However, when three narrower seats were made available, we all fit comfortably. And the new table was in a quiet area. The host graciously offered to comp us a couple of starters. We ordered modestly (just baguettes/butter and the pickled food of the day). When we received the bill, we were charged for the starters. After noting this (I would have trusted it was done but fortunately my husband looked more closely at the bill), the starters were then taken off the bill. Two of our orders were not prepared according to the description on the menu (e.g., 6 oysters for $25 and only four of them had the described marinade while the others were plain). I do want to acknowledge that our server and the assistant were very attentive, which was great. We did leave the full 20% tip for our table (already assumed on the check) in honor of their work despite the issues with the hosting and kitchen. It was a disappointing experience for a renowned restaurant for a special occasion and expensive meal. We stayed relaxed and had a nice time together, but the value for the money was not there this time.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Forgot how good this place is! A bit more expensive the a Marie Callendar's or Acapulco (places that don't even exist anymore! and sooo much better! We split creative lunch sandwiches that were delicious and I loved the bread so much, I asked the waitress if they sold the bread. She checked and said no, but gave me a to go box with 4 slices of the pumpernickel! Who does that? Only critique, desserts not enticing...Creme brule and a few sorbets that sounded too healthy...basil? hibiscus? Nyet! But will definitely return to this off the old town Pasadena path!

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Found this place and thought it was super cute. We sat down at 7:30, I had asked for outdoor seating since it was more romantic but they didn’t have anything available for another hr so we said inside was fine even though it felt stuffy. After waiting 10 minutes or more we were asked if we wanted anything to drink. We ordered our drinks and two appetizers. After a few minutes the waiter came back and said the soup was not available so we just waited for the four oysters we ordered. It was 20 minutes after and still no oyster or our waiter. We asked another gentleman if he can check on our order. Another 5 minutes passed and they finally brought it out. Unfortunately for us, it was the worst oysters we have had and we told the manager. Finally our waiter comes and we place our entree orders. Not sure if the kitchen was backed up or not, the place did not look that busy but our food took over 50 to an hr before that was out! We were debating if we should leave at this point since we had been waiting for so long. Once we got our food, cod fish and chicken dish, we both agreed we were still hungry! I have never left s restaurant hungry! They were nice enough to take the oysters off the bill and give us a delicious dessert. Other than the desserts being really good, everything else was not great at all. We would not go back due to it being super slow in service and the food was not great. The staff was very nice but we just would not go back. We actually had to stop at a fast food restaurant after cause that’s hungry we still were.
I hope we were just having a bad night cause we really wanted to love the place since it was so cute and cozy.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Finally got to dine at the great historic restaurant in Pasadena. Had reservation so got right in, and Grace our waitress was fantastic. No pressure to order fast and move on, spend 3 hours dinning with friends. I had the Nordic Cod atop morel mushrooms. Cod was juicy and not overcooked, the morels where spicy and truly delightful. Starters, fresh bread with spicy & sweet butter. A plate of wild mushrooms flavorful and hardy. The lamb was tasty with eggplant and couscous, fried shared a chop with me. will definitely return to view the wonderful landscaped restaurant.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had brunch last Sunday. The service was very slow and our waiter seemed too stressed to be friendly and welcoming. The muffins were old, the eggs tasteless and the salad bitter. We will be looking for another Pasadena restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Thought I requested outdoor seating for brunch but got stucked in bar area with stroller.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have eaten there several times, most recently for brunch. Interesting menu items, well prepared and really good service. One of our favorites when we visit the Pasadena area.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We waited 45minutes for a table. Waitress was rude.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I liked the inventiveness displayed by the menu, but I was somewhat disappointed by the preparation of the salmon, the onion rings and part of the vegetable side dish....Loved the setting on the patio, though, as well as the wonderful mushroom dish.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have been to the Raymond many times. It is our favorite cozy place for special occasions and I recommend it also for outdoor dining. It is not your average cookie cutter place. Being in an old house makes it special. The food is outstanding also. Love this place!

A little pricey but worth it for the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Friendly and lovely space.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fun, special occasion spot! Food is good. Cocktail menu is great!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Haven't been to The Raymond in 25 years. Found it as lovely as ever. Totally enjoyed my meal by the fireplace and excellent service by my waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

It was our one year anniversary/turned into engagement night dinner. It was perfect for an intimate, special meal.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I hadn't been to this restaurant for several years and I learned I wasn't missing much. The server was not pleasant, she was aloof and non accommodating . The food was overpriced and the atmosphere disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

nice luncheon with girlfriend.. a favorite spot of mine to have lunch with friends , its quiet has good food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Restaurant is in a historic cottage with small adjoining rooms. Ambience and food is excellent; service is impeccable. Creative cocktails. Would visit again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Met a friend for Sunday brunch and sat in the patio with a heater nearby. Had the huevos rancheros and fruit crepe - friend had the Bloody Mary. The food and drink were excellent. Recommend better and stronger coffee, especially for the price. Bathrooms are rather inconvenient. Valet parking. Want to go back for Happy Hour.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I liked that even when it was raining, they kept the outdoor seating warm. The food and service was great. A little bit on the higher price but all together, it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Everything about The Raymond is top drawer. The staff were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We sat outside, it was a bit chilly, but they accommodated us with a heater. We were able to talk business, noise level was good where although are party was of 7, we were able to hear each other across the table. Great service, food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This place is magical! We had the best server and the best time! Perfect place for a girls night.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

While the entrance experience is confusing (did I enter through the front or the back door?!) I was greeted in under a minute and immediately seated near the fireplace on a cold night(alas, the room was not designed to fully enjoy the view).
I quickly got over these minor issues when our server, the friendly and attentive server Becky arrived. She was so pleasant, helpful and patient. The type of service you would expect from a very high-end restaurant.
The menu was slightly different from the one online, but only because it appears to get updated with the freshest ingredients available. We selected the “Pickle Project” for an appetizer. A bold and surprisingly delicious dish of apple slices pickled with habaneros. This project changes the main fruit/vegetable regularly.
You must have a cocktail while at the Raymond. It’s their thing. Great classics and inventive twists.
For entrees we had the duck and scallops. Both were perfectly cooked with nice accompaniments (and in adequate portions to make a meal- a rarity these days!).

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food. Everything very tasty. A little bit pricy though.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I returned to the Raymond because of nice prior experiences. Cozy and authentic, warm ambiance. Menu is fun and interesting, and of excellent quality. Fun unusual cocktail offerings.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent brunch, a surprisingly good value.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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