Raymonds Restaurant

4.7
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CAN$51 and over
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down one of the best food experiences of my life. My cousin and I loved every dish they brought out. We even got an extra little dessert. Service was excellent. We left full happy and couldn’t stop talking about each dish. Worth every penny.

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PaulM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We all did the five-course tasting menu, and the food was highly-inventive and delicious, must as we have come to expect from this great restaurant.

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Tjsplace
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our night was absolutely perfect.....many thanks to the servers, bartenders, cooks and all the fabulous staff that made our Christmas party so special....all our best for 2020

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MajidA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The service was very good. Staff were very courteous and polite and helpful. However for the value we didn’t really see exceptional quality. The amount and quality of appetizers were adequate however the amount and quality of the main entree and deserts were not at all and much below our expectations. Suggest to improve the amount of the entree as well as the quality of the deserts.

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DonH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit over priced.
I had the beef. Got serloin. They cooked it the best they could but it was still serloin, cheep cut for the price.

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KimD
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family celebration

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vipSnowbirds
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and everything was perfect. Such a lovely place with exceptional food and service. We did the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. It was fabulous! A truly wonderful experience!

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Tanker
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the seven course meal with the wine pairings. All courses were amazing. I would recommend it as a much hit on anyone’s trip to St-John's.

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vipDaspiceboyz
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is likely the best fine dining restaurant in St. John’s and one of the best in Canada. It’s a great space, the service was attentive and knowledgeable and the food and wine pairings were excellent. I wouldn’t change a thing. For a more casual dining experience, their sister restaurant, The Merchant Tavern, which is a few doors down the street is also a fine choice. St. John’s has much to offer everyone.

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joannes
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and impeccable service! I would recommend Raymonds to everyone!

BJ
BytownJoe
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my third visit and the food was incredible as always. I always find something new and unique to try, and the attentiveness and knowledgability of the staff is second to none.

Don't pass up the chance to eat here if you can!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic but the cocktails were not very interesting- next time we will do the wi e pairing

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HubertM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding except my entree cod skin was soggy not crispy and 2 baby carrots fir a side for 52 dollars was way overpriced! I thought this fish was the worst I’ve ever had st Raymond’s in st least 10 visits!

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GmoB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want to be pampered and surprise your
palette then a visit to Raymond’s is what you need.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The scallop encrusted rib eye was the best thing we've ever eaten!!

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TanMan
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Understanding the culture and history behind how Raymond's came to be, elevated our experience even more so. Jeremy² have stamped their mark in history as one of the greatest dining establishments our Nation has to offer. A must visit or bucket list adventure if you find yourself in St Johns!!!

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

My husband and I booked Raymond’s for our anniversary. This was our third dining experience here. The first two visits we left thinking we can’t wait to come back, but our third experience was not at the expected level and, for the price, was a little disappointing service wise. For the wine pairing, the amount of wine we received was significantly less than our first two visits, and the timing of the courses was inconsistent and not thoughtful. We were trying to take our time and enjoy, but a course and new wine came out while I still had almost a half a glass of wine left from the previous course. When I asked the server if they could hold the next course until we were finished the wine from the previous, they were a little defensive and unapologetic. The food was, as expected, absolutely delicious but unfortunately the service for the price we paid was disappointing.

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KayodeO
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I proposed to my girlfriend there and the staff made it easy to keep it a secret. The food was amazing and so was the wine. Alot of people helped out by taking the videos and pictures for our memory of this memorable night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful evening - cuisine, service and ambience were top notch.

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ElmarieP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The atmosphere and service was very friendly and welcoming. The dishes were well presented and very flavorful, with the cod dish and bakeapple dessert highlights of the meal. It is quite pricey, but for a special occasion highly recommended!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a point of going to Raymonds during our visit to St. John's because we saw it on Parts Unknown. They focus on local, in season, ingredients. It was superb. The service is top notch. We did the five course tasting menu and the complexity of flavours, complimented by the wine pairings was an experience I will not soon forget.

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vipdjhe
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way! I was visiting my elderly mother and took her there for her birthday. We both thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Service was fabulous and the food was excellent. I've eaten in many fine restaurants all over the world and it's so nice to find one of this caliber in my hometown.

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LouiseW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Right downtown St. John’s, it was easy to access on foot or by car. I’d booked far in advance, but had mistakenly booked for Saturday instead of Friday, but they were able to accommodate us (thank you!)
All the staff, from the hostess to our server to the sommelier were warm & friendly and full of information about the food and wine. Everything we ate was delicious. I will definitely return!

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very noisy with the table of 10 or 12. Great food and the service was excellent. Would like to try again but from Iowa.

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vipgridley
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a shock a delight to enter one of the most elegant dining rooms we have had the pleasure to enjoy, and to do so in St. John's. Most unexpected. The food was likewise elegant and well-presented. The ingredients were very local. Some of the presentations were very unusual and risky. The service was very personal and leisurely. I could go on about everything, but that would feel picky. It was simply the best dining-out experience we have had in a long time. The only downside was that it was not easily accessible.

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KatieG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely would recommend Raymonds. Excellent service, amazing food and a special atmosphere. I look forward to going back!

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vipWynne
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to NL. A recommendation. Not just dinner but an eating experience! Lovely room,china and food

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Danielle
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service the wine pairing the food the staff a big thank you to the chef

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, clean, comfortable, Nice view, food was amazing. I booked in advance and was very happy to be able to go. As I only had a two night stay.

Thank you

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vipTucson4682
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

What a terrific restaurant. Definitely lives up to it's reputation. Very knowledgeable staff and beautiful food presentation.

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TammyR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Sadly we did not enjoy our meal at all. We had to season 3 of 4 dishes ourself with the just purchased Newfoundland salt from my purse. We compared our dishes to what we might have had in the fine dining room on a cruise ship. Boring, bland, unmemorable generally. Tartare dish stood out because it reminded us of childhood Old El Paso taco night. When the waiter inquired as to our favourite course I suggested the wine was the best of the night and he didn't inquire further. Wine pairings were very skilled, delicious wines. When we asked to not be served the sweet wine with dessert we were given a replacement that didn't work and a bit of attitude unfortunately.

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CHOD
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food presentation and wine pairing. We were all very impressed by the meal in terms of inventiveness and taste. Portions are smaller than I remember them being in previous visits but were satisfying nonetheless

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, including the sommelier! Food outstanding especially the tomato and cucumber salad, homemade GF pasta (!) and the beef.

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vipGeoSF
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most memorable dining experiences ever. Everything — from the service to the preparation — was impeccable.

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vipHowardH
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We usually enjoy Raymonds but this time was a big disappointment. My wife had the cod and it was good. I ordered the lamb and it was inedible. I understand that at least 5 other people had the same problem. I was offered another choice but by that time my wife was nearly finished and would be by the time my meal would be ready so I declined. I was also tired of trying to chew the lamb. They did take if off our bill as one would expect but overall it was a disappointing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVED Raymond’s our server Julian was amazing and met our every need. If you’re looking for fine dining that sticks to local, I mean actually sticks, this is for you. I would suggest the five course tasting menu!

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dustinc
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Nice to see menu directed around what’s fresh and in season. Service is paramount and wine pairing takes your experience to another level. Atmosphere is very cozy and the decor is amazing. Glad to see all local products used on menu and even soap in the washrooms!

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StephenJK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It may not be difficult to spend a lot on a meal for two, but it’s rare to find a place that can provide a true gourmand dining experience.

Raymond’s is one of those places.

The combination of very well prepared dishes complemented with carefully selected wine pairings made for a truly wonderful evening. The service was personable, friendly and informative without ever being intrusive.

It was a lovely way to spend the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The meal and service went beyond what I expected.

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ReynoldH
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall marvelous. My only complaint is that we made the reservation for 9 pm but the table was not ready until 9.30 pm. The waitress tried to compensate the wait with a glass of sparkling wine but still it is frustrating.

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