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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food and service was fantastic.
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.
the waitress was amazing - Brittany is a genius and a treasure
A very elegant fine dining experience. We loved the food and the descriptions offered by the extremely attentive servers.
Our 3rd anniversary dinner at the same corner table. Excellent and I hope we can get the same table next year!
Somewhat formal exoperience could be delivered with a little bit of levity but enjoyed the ecorrience thsnk you
There was confusion between servers in the beginning, so we waited too long. But the food was excellent and the sommelier is very competent.
The service was impeccable but I felt that the food was not equivalent to the high price.
The 7 course tasting meal with wine pairing was the perfect celebration for my 50th birthday. Everything from beginning to end was spectacular.
Service was spectacular, the wine pairings perfect and the food delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our waitress was awesome! Great dining room. Staff made it feel like it was special.
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."
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.
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.
Fantastic experience once again.
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).
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.
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.
Lovely as always!
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.
Delicious. Classy. Intimate. Absolutely delightful!
Outstanding 5 course menu with wine pairings. Service was excellent. A real treat- fine dining as good as one could expect.
Really great food experience. A must if you are in St-Johns
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.
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.
Been there many times. This was the best. Food was fantastic, especially the tuna and pasta.
Too much time to get the meals. Otherwise, very good experience.
The staff were friendly and the food was incredible! We did the wine pairing with the menu, and it was well worth it!
The food was delicious. Definitely will return again and highly recommend !!!!!