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.
Undercooked chicken and a salad that left both with bad stomachs. Feels like no chef on premises.
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.
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.
Haf a terrific brunch there. Great menu, food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend it!
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.
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