Fantastic tasting menu and glorious wine list
Service was impeccable and the food did not disappoint - it was a memorable culinary event not to be forgotten.
Meets all the hype and would suggest this restaurant to anyone who comes to St. John's. Will book this again if I were to come back. Even went for Brunch at Merchant Tavern their sister restaurant and it was incredible as well.
One of the top 3 restaurants I’ve ever eaten at.
The picture below is of a glass of 40 year old Highland Park Scotch
Fantastic food and service!!!!!!
Great ambiance and friendly staff.
I have dined at Raymond’s several times now and must say that this most recent meal was by far the best to date. My companion ordered the 3 course meal and I the 5 course meal. This was prudent since neither of us has a huge appetite and we share everything. As such we began with our appetizers (she had an amuse bouche and I had the chanterelle pasta...which was divine). We continued with beef tartare and turbot in a sea urchin foam...the turbot was spectacular albeit very small...4 modest bites at best. We then enjoyed a beautiful although again small portion of lamb and the beef tenderloin which was rather large if not enormous by comparison. Desserts were delicious as usual...service was exceptional...from attentive, knowledgeable waiter Connor to captivating and enthusiastic sommelier Mark. What I have learned is that the 3 course meal offers as much, if not more food than the 5 and 7 course meals...just with less variation. I would not recommend the 7 course option as it costs $50 more than the 3 course meal and I have left hungry after consuming the 7 samples of delectable morsels presented me...though if you plan on dining at Raymond’s only once, the 7 course option would be a once in a lifetime event for most people.
Raymond’s is a nearly flawless setting to enjoy conversation and impeccable food, wine and service. We enjoyed every aspect of our 7 course tasting menu with the exception of the end of the meal when, as the last table in the restaurant we felt a bit abandoned by the server who took over our table. First, my husband had to get up an ask for the check, then the server stood over us, hovering with an attitude of inappropriate aggression whilst we wanted to confer about the bill and the tip we wished to leave our wonderful servers. It was very off putting to say the least. In any establishment it’s best to give the diner(s) space to consider the bill- especially after almost 4 hours of eating and drinking. More intuition and tact would have been greatly appreciated. In a place so rightly renowned as Raymond’s it seemed bizarre and marred an experience that we would otherwise give the highest possible rating. Hopefully better etiquette will develop around this practice.
Impeccable service, delicious food. Pricey but not more than one would expect for similar tasting menu.
It was good but the portions were just too small. We left quite hungry after a $400 meal for two trying the 5 courses. Waitress forgot about drinks twice and it was cold in the dining room.
Our dinner was sublime & we highly recommend Raymond’s.
Massive thanks to the service staff tonight: Andrew, Marek, and Ryan! We loved it - you guys crushed!
My husband and I were visiting St. John’s from Toronto and received a recommendation to dine at Raymond’s from one of our clients here who has visited Raymond’s serveral times. We were there for our four year wedding anniversary and it was truly an experience we will never forget. It’s been very difficult to eat other meals since because they simply don’t compare (haha). Our server, Adam, was very welcoming and took good care of us. Between him and the chef they were able to easily and kindly accommodate my husband’s dairy intolerance. We enjoyed the 5-course tasting, oysters, extra dessert, espresso and a bottle of wine and had the best dinner ever. We’re so glad we went and cannot wait to visit again. Thanks to the entire Raymond’s team for the most amazing foodie experience of our lives and a date we will take with us forever.
5 course set menu was good but the portions were all extremely small. Unfortunately not at all good value for the price.
On vacation and enjoyed the experience.
Flavors explode with each and every bite. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was expensive, but good value for one of the best meals I have ever had.
Phenomenal meal. Flavours were creative and complimentary. We added the wine pairing and it was a great decision. The service was incomparable to anywhere else.
Fantastic experiment. Food, service and ambience is second to none. Can be a bit noisy if you are sitting near the wrong crowd but we were also there on a Friday night. Will visit again.
Definitely not the price range my husband and I generally go for but it was our honeymoon so we splurged and it was worth it- The food was fresh and delicious and the service was exceptional.
What an experience...amazing food, nice wine pairings, and the servers were perfect.
The best meal ever!
Unusual surroundings and delicious food, but not worth a $700 bill for 5 people for a 3 course tasting menu.
Food was wonderful with a perfect wine pairing. The special touches for our Anaverisary were perfect.
Amazing as always. We go there 2-3 times/ year and always have had a fantastic experience. Well worth the money.
We were not disappointed.Visiting from Ontario and would go back again.
My wife, Donna, and I dined at Raymond’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is the second time we have done so. We really enjoyed the experience, the atmosphere, the excellent food and great service. We also enjoyed striking up a conversation with a couple sitting next to from Ontario. We will definitely return and we will certainly recommend Raymond’s to others!
The food and service were amazing. The wait staff took the time to explain our dishes and the food was just incredible. Loved everything about the meal.
Absolutely wonderful food! This is my third time eating there and I am never disappointed.
Fantastic food! One of the if not the best meal I’ve ever had! Great textures of food with amazing flavors. It is a very pricey meal but worth it for a very special occasion.
Great food, wine and ambiance. Had a nice view of a ship out in the harbour. Waiter was excellent, made the fine dining experience casual and fun. Get the 7 course if your hungry. 5 course may be a little lite but super tasty. Beef tenderloin was amazing.
We had the three course meal. We added on the cheeseboard. Everything we had was delicious. I know a lot of people complain about portion size, but with the three course the portions were great. I actually took some of my entree home with me. I think with the 5 and 7 course tasting menu the portions are a bit smaller. My favourite course i had was the braised lamb pappardelle pasta, so good.
7 Course meal was fabulous! I have never tasted anything like it. Staff was so involved and very knowledgeable.
We were there with my husband’s mom as she is from Newfoundland. We had a wonderful night for our last supper in St.Johns and could not have asked for better. The staff were attentive,courteous and caring. They were knowledgeable about the menu and pairings. The local fare was exquisite. We had an excellent night.
First class dining, service and creative cuisine. Would highly recommend Raymonds to anyone visiting St. John’s. Not to be missed.
Great food great ambiance service excellent.
Desserts are disappointing .
Wonderful staff and incredible food. A seven course tasting menu. A bottle of wine and a cocktail or two. What can I say, easily one of the best dining experiences ive ever had. Attention to every detail and impeccable ingredients. A very special place indeed. My first taste of haute cuisine and one i wont soon forget. Thank you for a magnificent time and tasting menu.
A lovely evening. Fabulous service throughout the meal. Excellent five course tasting menu. Expensive, but the tastes were sublime in the food. Enjoyed the matching wine pairings too. Staff are knowledgeable and professional.
Atmosphere was outstanding, service was top notch. Food was prepared well and absolutely delicious. We celebrated our 2nd year anniversary there and we would highly recommend it. It’s very expensive but well worth the experience. We enjoyed the 7 course meal with wine tasting. Tried duck, cod, halibut and this delicious salad just to name a few. Knowledgeable staff and exquisite service.
Upscale food, ambience, prices etc but no attire restrictions which is great. Choice of 3, 5 or 7 courses with optional wine pairings. A must for visitors and locals alike.
Wonderful culinary experience. Was on vacation with my daughter and a friend. We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was perfect. I want to fly up from NYC just to go back.
Don’t ask questions. Just go and enjoy!
We had the steamed cod....did not realize cod could taste so good...unbelievable.
The agnolotti was also so fresh and a burst of flavour every time you took a bite,