Raymonds Restaurant

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CAN$51 and over
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Farm-to-table
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  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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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HH
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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.

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

d
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

SJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

RH
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

FB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was superb. The only tiny flaw was the two luke warm flat whites that we had following dinner. When we brought it to our server's attention, she very promptly replaced them with two that were piping hot. Lovely experience overall.

w
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food and service was fantastic.

M
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere and service are superb. The combination of local ingredients and quality of the dishes along with variety of wine is hard to top. The only low point would be the small portion size for our healthy appetites.

A
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the waitress was amazing - Brittany is a genius and a treasure

AH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very elegant fine dining experience. We loved the food and the descriptions offered by the extremely attentive servers.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 3rd anniversary dinner at the same corner table. Excellent and I hope we can get the same table next year!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Somewhat formal exoperience could be delivered with a little bit of levity but enjoyed the ecorrience thsnk you

F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

There was confusion between servers in the beginning, so we waited too long. But the food was excellent and the sommelier is very competent.

HM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was impeccable but I felt that the food was not equivalent to the high price.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The 7 course tasting meal with wine pairing was the perfect celebration for my 50th birthday. Everything from beginning to end was spectacular.

MA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was spectacular, the wine pairings perfect and the food delicious.

SC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal at Raymonds. We did a five and a three course tasting menu and selected our own wine (although they also offer a wine pairing option). Food, wine, service and setting where perfect for an anniversary dinner. Highly recommend for that special event.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

In my opinion this is a "bucket list" place. Been once, maybe not again? The entry level 3 course menu is fine but simple: four starters, three entrees, four desserts to choose from. But it is $95 pp so you may not be able to go every week. Having said that the food is wonderful, the service is impeccable, and there are some excellent moderately priced wines to choose from. A lovely elegant room, with a semi hushed sound level adds to the ambience.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!

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DC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had the seven course tasting menu and the food and service were excellent.
A mocktail, and a bottle of water and coffee. $186 plus a $40 tip makes it an expensive dining experience.

JJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I have ever had! The food was incredible and the flavours of each course were beyond anything. It was extremely expensive but definitely worth the experience!

OT
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome! Great dining room. Staff made it feel like it was special.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had one week in St. John's and ate at many restaurants. We had the 5 course dinner with paired wines at Raymond's. It was enjoyable and something I really looked forward to -- however, when all was said and done, I think I enjoyed similar foods and wines at other restaurants for half or even a quarter of the price. And the Newfoundland friendliness was completely wiped out in favor of a stiff formality. I'm really not so sure that the codfish was as fresh as others I had in less formal circumstances. I would say "Go to Mallard's Cottage three times over for the same price as Raymond's."

P
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed Raymond's very much. We were a little underdressed with couples celebrating anniversaries or other special occasions around us dressed to the nines. The menu is fixed with three, five and seven course selections. Wine pairings are offered with all of them. Bthe food was beautifully presented, explained and very good. The beef done exactly as requested. Gluten free options were readily available and made in house.

VP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Raymonds was recommended to us by a friend who had previously had dinner there. We were a little skeptical at first because we could not see the menu online, but we were certainly not at all disappointed with this restaurant. It was probably one of the best meals we have had anywhere in Canada. The flavours the chefs create are unbelievable. I am lactose intolerant, and they were able to create things just for me, without compromising taste, quality and appearance. The in house sommelier was extremely knowledgeable about wines and pairings and recommended the perfect wine with our meals. We would highly recommend Raymonds to anyone visiting the St. John's area. You will not be disappointed.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience once again.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great 5-course tasting menu. The cod and the beef servings were the highlights of the night. We also appreciated the offer to serve our kids small bowls of pasta. However charging us 40$ for 2 minuscule butter and cheese pasta contributed to change a very good experience into a sweet and sour one (either you charge 20$ for that plate and it is of a reasonable size or you stay with the small portion but you don’t charge such a hefty price).

RP
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Very disappointed in this dining experience. Was lead to believe this was THE restaurant in St John's. Had a better meal at an oyster bar down the road. The tuna and striploin steak were tough, the fava bean appetizer was tasteless. However, the desserts were fabulous. And the service was impeccable and a gorgeous and peaceful dining room.

MF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. Had the tasting menu and wine pairing and all was fantastic. Brittany waitstaff excellent and sommilier great at explaining the many excellent wines in the pairing. Sedate and pleasant atmosphere. Recommend this Restaurant.

JB
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely as always!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at Raymond's was the highlight of our trip to St. Johns. My husband said his steak was the best he'd ever had and my cod was delicious.

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. Classy. Intimate. Absolutely delightful!

J
New England
45 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding 5 course menu with wine pairings. Service was excellent. A real treat- fine dining as good as one could expect.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great food experience. A must if you are in St-Johns

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We are four sisters visiting NL for the first time and wanted a special evening in St. John’s. The food was very good, however two of us had the cod and it was rubbery - which was very surprising as we had just had it at a little diner the night before and it was perfect! The service was extremely efficient and our waitress was lovely. The decor is quite dark and somewhat dingy. The dessert was odd; overall a memorable experience. The vegetables and first course of our meal was excellent and one of my sisters had the steak and said it melted in her mouth! She loved her whole meal - except the dessert.

MA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really doubt Raymond's cares too much about individual endorsements on Open Table, but I can assure you that it's reputation is well earned. The dining room we were in was beautiful, the service was superb, the food magnificent. Prospective diners should be aware that even the "a la carte" option is a three course meal (a starter, an entrée, and dessert) in which you make a selection from three potential options. They did mention they accomodate aversions, and I'm sure they would, but the restaurant is probably best understood as a culinary experience that the chef has selected for you, rather than a modular one.

We spent a hair over $500 (including tax and tip) for two people after all was said and done for charcuterie, two cocktails, and the cheapest dinner option with wine pairings, which felt like a complete and elegant dinner. I'd go back.

MI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been there many times. This was the best. Food was fantastic, especially the tuna and pasta.

E
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Too much time to get the meals. Otherwise, very good experience.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were friendly and the food was incredible! We did the wine pairing with the menu, and it was well worth it!

LS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. Definitely will return again and highly recommend !!!!!

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