Raymonds Restaurant

4.8
1525 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Farm-to-table
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.
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4.8
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Matt
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tasting menu was incredible. Possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. My girlfriend and I were very well taken care of and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was simply amazing. Service was extremely slow and delayed. Our server was less then enthusiastic. As the evening went on the delays got worse. Empty beer and wine isn’t usually something we deal with at such a high class restaurant. Food more then made up for it.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a small group of 4. Requested a corner table and we were accommodated.

We all decided to have the 7 course tasting menu and each dish was fantastic. Being raised in Newfoundland I’ve had cod many ways but never as it was prepared at Raymond’s which was just fantastic. We did not opt for the wine pairing as we wanted specific reds that were on the menu.
The service was excellent. At no point did either of our glasses completely empty before a server came by to refill them, whether it was wine or water. The timing between the courses was very consistent and at no point did we feel that we were waiting for a dish. The overall experience at Raymond’s was second to none and I highly recommend trying this dining experience.

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AmitN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. One of the best in the country and the best in Newfoundland.

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VioletR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can’t go wrong when dining at Raymons. It’s the classiest restaurant ion the East Coast the food fabulous the service fabulous I 100% recommend it

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch! Eggs benedict and lamb stew were delicious and just the right amount of filling. Don’t skip dessert- petit fours were beautiful! A great way to experience Raymonds and celebrate with an indulgent brunch

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Jubei
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch was fantastic...Everything was expertly prepared. Service was perfect with every detail attended to.

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ToddH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Arrived at our reservation time to be told the table was not ready. Rainy wet night. No one offered to take our coats though they were great in providing us with masks as we had not brought them with us.

Things improved remarkably after that. Great service from Chloe who provided service in French (our request ). Pace of the dinner was perfect. We had the tasting menu. Wine pairings were good - one miss in my opinion. Cannot say enough about the moose ravioli. Novel, elegant and delicious. Overall an excellent experience! Expensive yes- and worth it!

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CatherineL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raymond’s never fails to disappoint. They provide exceptional food, service, and make for a truly special dining experience. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with the 5 and 7 course tasing menus. The wine pairing is a must do. Having the perfectly matched wine for each dish elevates the whole experience even further. Stand out dishes were the cod and moose pasta course. We always look forward to celebrating special occasions here.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exactly the quality one would expect from one of the best restaurants in the world. Superb all around!

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AshliS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous, attentive service. Delicious food. Beyond what we expected. Highly recommended!!

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PETERR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful evening with friends
Great food wine and enjoyment
Our server was AMAZING ....
sorry forgot her name! But she was informed , great presentation of the menu and suggestions as we requested
Super evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

This was our 7th or 8th visit to Raymond’s. This visit was a spur of the moment reservation for our 30th wedding anniversary. Because it was a last minute decision, 9:00 was the only reservation available. We were fine with that. Upon arrival we were shown to the bar. After 15-20 minutes we were seated. Once the waiter came we learned that 2 of the 4 entrees available were sold out. This was a great disappointment. We ordered what was available. Then learned the mushrooms were also sold out. Once we received our orders the steaks were good , but under cooked. The sides were terrible. They were also undercooked. Except the twice baked potatoes. Those were dry and quite over cooked.

My issue is two fold. 1- given the limited number of tables it’s not unreasonable to adequately plan so that food does not run out. 2- upon making the reservation, I had to agree to a $100 per person cancellation fee. I understand this is to ensure that I keep up my end of the bargain that I will show up. I feel that you should have done the same and ensured that your menu listed would also have been available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and splendid for the price of a pizza !

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my very time at Raymonds. It was such a beautiful and elevated experience. My brother and I took my Mom to celebrate her retirement. Every detail was clearly considered and our food was excellent. While I was eating I was trying to figure out when I could return. I look forward to my next visit.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chloe and the team at Raymond’s made my husband and I feel very welcome and valued. Our 5 year wedding anniversary was even more special because of our wonderful experience at Raymond’s! Thank you so much.

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LacyS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. Was excited to find out that the entire menu was available gluten free!

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AllyD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very delicious food and left with the perfect amount of food! Just overpriced for what it is IMO.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Won’t go backb

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very simple short menu, (a good thing IMO)

Service was attentive, relaxed, non pretentious.

Ambiance was fun, easy going but very classy.

Can’t wait to come back!

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MelanieC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My favourite restaurant. However this visit was very disappointing. The steak was very tough.

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SeyoungJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very friendly staff and good service.
I enjoy the wine pairing with our course meal. The dining area had vague fish smell and the meal on that day had 2 fish dishes out of 7 and both were huge portions. I didn’t enjoy the fish dishes as much as I would normally would. I felt like I was done with fish on that day (just from the smell)and the cod on that evening had bit of strong fishiness to it. Maybe i had too high of expectations:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Especially like the soup and the cod!!! Wines were great too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch with highly friendly & professional staff. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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AlbertJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall I think Raymonds is a great restaurant. I think we had the experience of an off night. Items not available, getting different menus, no explanation given for missing components of an order(which when finally provided were perfectly fine). It will not stop me from going back.

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TuncaA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice Greek theme. Greek music was in the background. Was good however they didnt have the Ouzo . Not a big deal coz they have amazing wine list anyhow.

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Gillian4
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch with my family. Loved the food and the service !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food

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GregS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sometimes diners who ask for medium well mean medium well. Our steaks were excellent, just cooked medium, not medium well.

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Bhb92
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raymond’s food, service, and ambiance exceeded my already high expectations. Such a beautiful restaurant with exceptional service and wonderful food.

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JosephK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was very good with great people looking after us.

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NeilC
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with outstanding service and a professional, fun bartender. What more could you want.

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DJkot
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

We did the 5 course dinner with wine pairings. Overall the food was good. Some dishes were delicious and others were ok. The tomato and cucumber started salad was pretty lacklustre for this type of restaurant. My tuna dish was very tough and hard to cut, the pasta was incredible and duck was delicious. Yummy dessert. They forgot to bring one of the wines and another one was poured after the dish was done. Staff are super friendly but we felt very neglected. Some of the food was delicious but for the price I wouldn’t go back.

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GeoffW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Highly recommend the 5 course wine pairing...

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Mellister
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Meal as always at Raymond’s. Tonight was the Italian-American Sunday series and every dish was perfection. Can’t wait to go back again!

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PremN
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious brunch presented in a lovely ambient restaurant!

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Albacore
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

My guests had steak I had pork which was only partially edible. So pick beef!

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Maggie112
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very pleased with the entire evening. The pasta starters (moose & vegetarian) were appropriately sized and were delicious. The fresh seared tuna and local pork were wonderfully prepared. We also enjoyed a lovely bottle of California pinot noir. Atmosphere and service first notch.

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vipCAT99
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. As always. World class food and wine.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for one of Raymond's "Pop Up" nights (Burger Night). Needless to say Raymond's did not disappoint! Everything was just perfect, and We enjoyed probably the best Burger I have ever had!

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Raymonds Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1525 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.