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About Raymonds

Living in Newfoundland and Labrador, we’re blessed in having access to some of the best seafood, meat, and produce in the world. Having such a bountiful larder right on our doorsteps means we’re able to adopt a truly sustainable approach to fine dining – sourcing locally-grown ingredients and getting to know independent purveyors. We've made every effort to make dining at Raymonds a unique and rare treat. Visit us at 95 Water Street in the heart of downtown St. John’s. Our dinner menu, prepared by head chef Jeremy Charles, is inspired by rustic Atlantic Canadian cuisine. It features authentic dishes that take advantage of Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich variety of seafood, wild game, berries and vegetables, while also exploring innovative, 'haute cuisine' ingredient combinations and finishes.

95 Water Street
St. John's, NF A1C1A5
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm -9:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(709) 579-5800

Website:
http://www.raymondsrestaurant.com/

Raymonds Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Tasting Menu (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for a Date (19)
Romantic (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Scenic View (12)
Waterfront (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 7 days ago

The food had a local focus and Newfoundland specific ingredients were used in creative ways. Exceptional meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sublime. Everything was sublime. Food. Service. It was perfect

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Expertly prepared food with a creative twist. The pastry chef is a genius - amazing, delectable, and uniquely creative desserts. It’s a higher end place and the atmosphere is a little reserved and stuffy but the food makes up for it.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

For the price, we expected far more than things you learn to do in the first two years of a Culinary school. The menu was uninspired, half of which was bland and it was not the menu expected and no notice of a change was provided. The tomato salad was a delightful start and the tuna was cooked beautifully. The lamb tartare was a lovely surprise and well executed. For the price not worth the journey we made for Canada's number one restaurant. We spent $500.00 at The INN at Bay Fortune and were over the moon. We spent $185 at Raymonds on a split menu and we're deeply uninpressed. The service was impeccable, the servers themselves had a brilliant knowledge of the menu. The atmosphere was relaxing, however it is a restaurant and you go for the food which was disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We really enjoyed but had to leave before desert, was there for 3 hours but had another function to attend , and didn't realize it was gonna be so long.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday and had a delightful evening. All 5 of us were thrilled with our meals and most importantly, the birthday girl is a vegetarian and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal too. The food is always outstanding and unusual. As well, our server was very attentive and made the night very special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always love dinner at Raymond's. We did have a lovely meal this time but our group didn't find it up to its usual amazing standard.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very disappointed. We came for our 15th wedding anniversary and put that in our Open Table reservation. There was no acknowledge of it as we saw tables around us being presented with beautiful desserts celebrating their special occasion. Our server said she was new and she clearly was. She was very friendly but she couldn’t describe the courses to us because she said she forgot. My water glass sat empty more than once. Then a table with 3 small children sat down two tables over and the children were so loud and were allowed to run around the dining room. It was unbelievable. We paid over $300 hoping for a memorable dining experience and I wish I could get my money back and forget the whole thing.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The chef is a genius . The sommelier is brilliant at matching wines with the superb dishes. Service is elegant yet friendly. Atmosphere is classic. We made a special stopover in St John's on our way back to Ottawa from Dublin specifically to have dinner here and it was entirely worth it. Why this chef and restaurant doesn't have Michelin Star I just don't know. Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

For an original experience; this is a must stop when visiting St John's NFLD! The menu is course based...you can go with a 3; 4...or a 7 course...basically extended variations of the 3 course meal...which is not a negative > we prefer a shorter menu...usually ensures a better end product. This was certainly the case at Raymonds!!...the food was awesome! We chose the 3 course & wine pairing option...fantastic experience. Service was a bit off the night we visited...a few mistakes but overall we really enjoyed and would recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food. The 5 course wine pairing is the way to go unless you get the 7! Jeremy Charles and Bona have done all of the right things.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! All the praise they have been receiving are spot on.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Raymond's was a wonderful dining experience. The food and ambience were first rate. Service was very good and it would be a memorable night for anyone who chooses this location

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wedding anniversary

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Raymonds lives up to all my expectations....except one. It was very dear for the tasting menu. I get that tasting menus are where it is at, but some of the portions were so small. Other than the amazing tuna, I cannot remember a single other morsel of food. I am sure that is not what you intended. We were 4 adults with one bottle of wine, 4 pre-dinner drinks and 4 tasting menu 5 and our bill was over $900. that is nuts. Very nice but way too expensive for the value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The staff are incredibly friendly and professional and are lead by the incomparable Kim who was warm, smart, informed, enthusiastic and treated us like old friends. The food...fabulous; all 5 courses.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ambience and service were exceptional. The food was delicious and wonderfully plated. The portion sizes in the tasting menu were minuscule. Literally a single bite of blue fin tuna and a pork medallion the size of a toonie.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service and ambiance is excellent. The quality of the food, the flavours and the wine pairing was the best we have had . Ive eaten all over the world in some very special places. Whoever eats at Raymonds will leave with a memorable dining experience.
We even realized we were eating so slowly to explore and savour tge unique flavours.
The staff were very informed about the meals and ingredients. Even the butter was made there.
Brilliant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I made the reservation for 6 @ least 2 mos. ahead so we had some while to anticipate the dinner. It more than met our expectations & was a dining experience rather than just being out for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food is innovative without being pretentious. Service is friendly and professional. Overall, a great dining experience. Really worth a stop when in St. John's

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The service was spectacular. The cod and halibut entrees were superb. The tuna appetizer was surprisingly subpar as the tuna was overwhelmed by the vegetables and sauce. Desserts are out of this world and small enough that they can be enjoyed without calorie regret.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Absolutely amazing meal. Nothing else needs to be said. If you've never been, you need to go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

After reading that is was one of the finest restaurants in Canada, we went there with high expectations. We were not disappointed. Excellent, creative food with charming, warm service. We would return to St Johns just to eat there again. Truly wonderful

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I had the best meal in my life at Raymond's. The tasting menu was creative, well-balanced and utterly divine. I'm generally quite picky, but there was not a wrong note in the entire feast. I particularly enjoyed the seasonal and local ingredients, and my sister-in-law really appreciated the gluten-free alternatives. The sommelier's selections for the wine flight perfectly paired with the tasting menu, and I liked the combination of excellent Canadian and international wines. The staff were attentive and helpful, and the venue was elegant and enchanting, with a spectacular view of the forested side of St. John's harbour. I had wanted to dine at Raymond's for 7 years, since I was unable to during my first visit to St. John's, and it was truly worth the wait - an exquisite meal and lovely evening.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Organic, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Greeted warmly upon arrival. Food was good but not exceptional given the price point. Service was a bit stiff. The dining room had a banquet hall feel rather than a fine dining ambience. The cod was perfectly prepared but the halibut was overdone. Whiskey as the "wine" pairing for dessert was an odd choice.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

After all the rave reviews and press I was excited to try this restaurant. Service was excellent, room was formal without being stuffy. I had the 7 course tasting menu. The food overall was very good. However for this calibre of restaurant I was looking for perfection with how things were cooked. Halibut was very dry and cod skin was burnt. The other dishes were very good and inventive. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The meal, the 5 course menu with wine pairings was spectacular!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Wonderful and accommodating staff! Nice view over the harbour early evening, and a relaxing atmosphere. An upscale experience without any stuffiness or pretentiousness. The meal was very good, with a couple of outstanding elements. Great bartender too.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Extraordinary! Friends had been previously, and said it was not to be missed when in Saint John's. Each exceptional course was paired with wine perfectly by Kim, Raymond's sommelier, with just enough information to inform and entertain. Mitchell's service perfect. Great experience. Raymond's is in the same league as any of the Michelin-starred restaurants I've visited in France.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Impeccable service. Everything we ate was procured locally, so it was all super fresh and at its peak. Raymonds continues to maintain its reputation as a world class establishment. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our experience there.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Raymond's deserves its reputation as one of the very best restaurants in North America.

We had the 7 course Chefs Menue with the wine pairing. Everything fit together superbly. Service was impeccable. The dinner was built around local ingredients currently available.

This is an experience not to be rushed. Take the time to savor every bite, every sip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had the 7 course meal with wine pairings and it was delightful! I also added on oysters which were fantastic.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Complete meal service and each dish was better than the last. Top notch.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Really excellent fine dining experience. Great and patient staff. Excellent food and wine.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was outstanding. Dillon was our serve and he was great. Attentive. Food was extremely tasty and touched the senses. An enjoyable 3.5 hours.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was impeccable, the setting was formal yet warm and inviting, and the food outstanding. We particularly liked the emphasis on local ingredients and the wine pairings that were available. It was a lovely place to celebrate a wedding anniversary and the end of a spectacular two week Newfoundland vacation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 9, 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had! The complexity of the flavors and the attention to detail are incredible. I love that they forage for herbs that are native to Newfoundland and incorporate them into almost every dish. You can truly feel the chef's passion. My waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall it was an incredible dining experience and one of the highlights of my trip.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Amazing meal. We were in St. John's for vacation, but would build a trip around a meal there!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent food, plenty of it, and could not ask for better service. A wonderful treat as part of our visit to Newfoundland.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Visited Saint John's to try the restaurant. Food was very strong, some repetition in terms of ingredients but the presentation was compelling and the quality if ingredients was excellent. In terms of michelin stars it is a strong 1 star. The service was good without being incredible, slightly more attentive staff would be my only recommendation. On the whole, worth the trip to the island, I would recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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