An excellent evening. The food was superb ant the staff, the best we’ve seen anywhere
It was one of the best dining experiences of my life
My husband and I went to Raymond’s last night. The Place was nice, cozy and service was great. However I was not impressed with the food itself especially for the price, it was disappointing as I’m such a foodie. First we started with a cheese and meat tray which was not too bad. We decided to do the 3 main courses. I had the Veg Pasta which I will say was really good, my husband had the moose Pasta which was ok. We then waited over an hour to get the main course which I had the Lobster and it was so tough, very buttery and creamy but it was over the top. My husband had the pork and you could see the blood in it before he even cut it, raw meat not so good so it definitely needed to be cooked more. For dessert I had Raspberry and my husband had partridgeberry and it was so disappointing. Just like you threw jam on a plate and served it. The 3 courses took about 3 hours which I found extremely long, we started at 7:50pm and let around 11pm. First time there and based on experience I would not be excited to return
We rate this as one of our top 3 dining experiences across Canada! Great local NL farm to table offerings (moose pasta app and lobster main- yum!) with well portioned courses. Very unique flavours and creative combinations. Extensive wine list (pairings also available) but took quite awhile to order any! Otherwise very attentive service. Elegant room with well spaced tables for privacy. Definitely a grand palate experience!
Wonderful menu and especially enjoy the wine pairing with mini tutorial on each glass served. A special place for a special evening!
We had the 7 course tasting menu along with the paring wines and it was fabulous! Each dish was exquisite full of flavour carefully presented, the service was excellent the wines absolutely right on each dish and wine carefully described by the wait staff and sommelier. Far superior to similar experiences in Michelin star rated restaurants. We flew in specially to fine there, well worth it !
We did the wine pairing with the meal. It was excellent. The lamb and sherbet dessert was excellent. The veggie pasta was a little salty for my tastebuds. Great in house crackers and pickles.
Would recommend it to anyone for a special treat.
Everything was beautiful in its own way, we had 3 excellent bottles of wine, the som was great and we appreciated his comments. Our server was an absolute dear. The food was 8/10.
Amazing food, dandy how they use local/traditional nl food on the menu!
Awesome place and well deserving of its reputation..great wine pairings..they were also able to easily accommodate my friend who had shellfish allergies, which may not have been easy in a restaurant by the sea
It was our Birthday celebration dinner. We had the seven course tasting menu with wine pairing. Lobster was on the menu in two separate dishes but we asked to try the moose pasta so they changed our one of the lobster plates. The moose was great! It was all very good and the wines we an excellent match.
They brought our desserts with a Happy Birthday piped in chocolate on the plate with a candle on each. It was lovely!
Food was good but miserly in portions we had the five course, and portions were laughable in size for instance they served one scallop all dressed up but really one? A couple of slices of partridge not even enough for a good taste. For what you are paying they could at least give some value and not still be hungry when you leave. Overpriced and overhyped very disappointed
The atmosphere is divine, nice ambient lighting for dinner. The staff are fabulous, very accommodating and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, I've never tasted so many flavors all at once. I really enjoy the experience at Raymond's and I highly recommend.
Amazing local food with great texture and flavour.
Great food, very innovative. Wine pairings were fabulous. Menu always has something new. Service was top notch, as always.
Fantastic food and service. The menu varies from day to day. Yesterday we had a delicious crab salad with lots of crab as an appetizer. The gnocchi that came with the halibut main was the best I've ever had. For dessert we enjoyed an assortment of partridgeberry variations including a sorbet.
Outstanding food. Exceptional service. Would definitely recommend and go back if we were visiting St. John’s again.
This is no doubt the best romantic or special occasion restaurant in the City. The server was fantastic and the food as always was remarkable.
The recommended wine pairing was superb. I always look forward to eating here.
The prices are quite high but you get what you pay for. If the prices were a little lower I would probably eat there more often.
Amazing service as always.
7 course hit on every level from start to finish
Everything was perfect.
We had a really nice evening. The staff where very pleasant and professional. Thanks again.
Everything was spectacular the service outstanding.
Excellent all around!! Would recommend to everyone to try!
Such an amazing meal!
Our server, Regan, was one of the best parts of the dinner.
The location and restaurant itself are beautiful and the food; AMAZING!
Such a special night!
Basic ingredients at a premium price. Cuts of meet (lam
We found the reservation system including online menu to be outdated and a bit glitchy. The scallops and beef were truly outstanding. I ordered the carrot dessert because there used to be a superb carrot cake on the menu. The present carrot dessert was very disappointing, being "deconstructed", and consisting of a few raw carrot slices, a few tasty crumbs, and a tsp of ice cream. The dessert notwithstanding the overall experience, was excellent.
This was a first time special occasion treat to to wife and its something we have rarely done in the past . We loved the experience ,great servive ,very friendly,very professional,great food ,great presentation,and the wine pairing was just fantastic. We knew it would be expensive for our taste but we didn't mind this one time as the TIP was about the same as we would normally spend on an entire meal elsewhere.
amazing food and staff are great. very accommodating for any allergies. the chef altered my first course and made me a specific desert.
Fantastic as always!
Amazing food and service!! A beautiful experience
one of my favorite places. I would recommend it to any one
Wonderful experience. Service was fantastic. 7 course with wine is excellent.
There were 5 of us in our party and we’ve all previously dined at Raymond’s and enjoyed fantastic food and service however this most recent experience was anything but. We ordered the 7 course tasting menu and waited 1 hour and 40 minutes for our first course. They forgot the first course which was only discovered when they presented us with the second course. Upon recognizing the error our server took back the second course and made us wait another 20-25 mins for the first course to be brought out. Our server did make efforts to make up for the error and slow service but it was a frustrating and disappointing experience nonetheless. There were three courses either entirely off or at least partly consisting of white first. And in general we all felt the food was quite bland. We all felt the servers were all friendly. Considering the price tag associated with a meal at Raymonds the dinner was not at all worth. With that price tag one should expect consistently high quality service and exceptional tasting food. We won’t be heading back anytime soon.
What a fabulous evening. The service was spot on, the food and drink delicious. All the meals came at once and we so tasty. The pacing of the evening was just perfect.
Everything you’d expect from a 5 star restaurant! Do yourself a favour & get the 7 course!!
Reunion of sorts. Siblings from 3 different provinces and our father enjoying each others company. Food and service was amazing!
Raymonds is a bucket list dining experience. Everything from the service, to wine, to food, was exceptional. The highlights of our 7 course tasting menu were the lamb tartare and moose pasta. I highly recommend the wine pairing offered with the tasting menus. Raymond’s is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
What a wonderful experience we had. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding. Every staff member seemed like they cared about the restaurant and the patrons. The chef was incredibly accommodating to my vegetarian needs and created lovely and creative dishes. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
The ratings are indicative of a harsh critic but explainable. The overall experience was outstanding ( 5 stars) but that being said, my spouse wasn't keen on two of the dishes in her 3 entree offering. She is very much a love of many international cuisines, not a picky eater or nearly as critical as myself, but two of her dishes just came up short (she had some elements that didn't seem to match together or make sense but the main entree was stellar). I think i may have enjoyed her dishes more than she did and all of my dishes in the 5 course plan were outstanding. I had to dock a star because i had to agree that the very first thing she was served, a baked crabapple, was seriously disappointing. It was bitter and uninteresting and rather confused us as to why it was served at all. At this price point, you shouldn't expect anything disappointing in the food. The service section lost a star because of the sommelier. He was knowledgable but didn't bother to ask about his audience. He spoke to a very educated (ISG certifications) guest assuming they wouldn't know anything about a gruner veltliner grape (or other similar comments). Know your audience before you present the wines or your presentation can come off as insulting. The value lost a star because this isn't a 'value' type restaurant but i would give it back a half star if possible because i found the wine pairing ($70 for 5 wines) to be very reasonable. Expect to pay half your mortgage for a dinner for two with wine, but to reiterate, the overall experience was outstanding and we wouldn't hesitate to go again and would love to see how the menu changes by the time we get to attend in the future. Note that we went on a quiet night so could not evaluate the total noise level without a full restaurant. For our evening, it was very pleasant.