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About Raymonds

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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm -9:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(709) 579-5800

Website:
http://www.raymondsrestaurant.com/

Raymonds Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.8

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Tasting Menu (28)
Local Ingredients (25)
Romance (25)
Good for a Date (21)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Waterfront (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Scenic View (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Gluten-Free Options (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post-theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Lunch (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Brunch (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

For an original experience; this is a must stop when visiting St John's NFLD! The menu is course based...you can go with a 3; 4...or a 7 course...basically extended variations of the 3 course meal...which is not a negative > we prefer a shorter menu...usually ensures a better end product. This was certainly the case at Raymonds!!...the food was awesome! We chose the 3 course & wine pairing option...fantastic experience. Service was a bit off the night we visited...a few mistakes but overall we really enjoyed and would recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food. The 5 course wine pairing is the way to go unless you get the 7! Jeremy Charles and Bona have done all of the right things.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! All the praise they have been receiving are spot on.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 26, 2017

Raymond's was a wonderful dining experience. The food and ambience were first rate. Service was very good and it would be a memorable night for anyone who chooses this location

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wedding anniversary

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Raymonds lives up to all my expectations....except one. It was very dear for the tasting menu. I get that tasting menus are where it is at, but some of the portions were so small. Other than the amazing tuna, I cannot remember a single other morsel of food. I am sure that is not what you intended. We were 4 adults with one bottle of wine, 4 pre-dinner drinks and 4 tasting menu 5 and our bill was over $900. that is nuts. Very nice but way too expensive for the value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The staff are incredibly friendly and professional and are lead by the incomparable Kim who was warm, smart, informed, enthusiastic and treated us like old friends. The food...fabulous; all 5 courses.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ambience and service were exceptional. The food was delicious and wonderfully plated. The portion sizes in the tasting menu were minuscule. Literally a single bite of blue fin tuna and a pork medallion the size of a toonie.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service and ambiance is excellent. The quality of the food, the flavours and the wine pairing was the best we have had . Ive eaten all over the world in some very special places. Whoever eats at Raymonds will leave with a memorable dining experience.
We even realized we were eating so slowly to explore and savour tge unique flavours.
The staff were very informed about the meals and ingredients. Even the butter was made there.
Brilliant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I made the reservation for 6 @ least 2 mos. ahead so we had some while to anticipate the dinner. It more than met our expectations & was a dining experience rather than just being out for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food is innovative without being pretentious. Service is friendly and professional. Overall, a great dining experience. Really worth a stop when in St. John's

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The service was spectacular. The cod and halibut entrees were superb. The tuna appetizer was surprisingly subpar as the tuna was overwhelmed by the vegetables and sauce. Desserts are out of this world and small enough that they can be enjoyed without calorie regret.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Absolutely amazing meal. Nothing else needs to be said. If you've never been, you need to go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

After reading that is was one of the finest restaurants in Canada, we went there with high expectations. We were not disappointed. Excellent, creative food with charming, warm service. We would return to St Johns just to eat there again. Truly wonderful

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I had the best meal in my life at Raymond's. The tasting menu was creative, well-balanced and utterly divine. I'm generally quite picky, but there was not a wrong note in the entire feast. I particularly enjoyed the seasonal and local ingredients, and my sister-in-law really appreciated the gluten-free alternatives. The sommelier's selections for the wine flight perfectly paired with the tasting menu, and I liked the combination of excellent Canadian and international wines. The staff were attentive and helpful, and the venue was elegant and enchanting, with a spectacular view of the forested side of St. John's harbour. I had wanted to dine at Raymond's for 7 years, since I was unable to during my first visit to St. John's, and it was truly worth the wait - an exquisite meal and lovely evening.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Organic, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Greeted warmly upon arrival. Food was good but not exceptional given the price point. Service was a bit stiff. The dining room had a banquet hall feel rather than a fine dining ambience. The cod was perfectly prepared but the halibut was overdone. Whiskey as the "wine" pairing for dessert was an odd choice.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

After all the rave reviews and press I was excited to try this restaurant. Service was excellent, room was formal without being stuffy. I had the 7 course tasting menu. The food overall was very good. However for this calibre of restaurant I was looking for perfection with how things were cooked. Halibut was very dry and cod skin was burnt. The other dishes were very good and inventive. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 24, 2017

The meal, the 5 course menu with wine pairings was spectacular!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Wonderful and accommodating staff! Nice view over the harbour early evening, and a relaxing atmosphere. An upscale experience without any stuffiness or pretentiousness. The meal was very good, with a couple of outstanding elements. Great bartender too.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

Extraordinary! Friends had been previously, and said it was not to be missed when in Saint John's. Each exceptional course was paired with wine perfectly by Kim, Raymond's sommelier, with just enough information to inform and entertain. Mitchell's service perfect. Great experience. Raymond's is in the same league as any of the Michelin-starred restaurants I've visited in France.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Impeccable service. Everything we ate was procured locally, so it was all super fresh and at its peak. Raymonds continues to maintain its reputation as a world class establishment. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our experience there.

Tags: Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Raymond's deserves its reputation as one of the very best restaurants in North America.

We had the 7 course Chefs Menue with the wine pairing. Everything fit together superbly. Service was impeccable. The dinner was built around local ingredients currently available.

This is an experience not to be rushed. Take the time to savor every bite, every sip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had the 7 course meal with wine pairings and it was delightful! I also added on oysters which were fantastic.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Complete meal service and each dish was better than the last. Top notch.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 14, 2017

Really excellent fine dining experience. Great and patient staff. Excellent food and wine.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was outstanding. Dillon was our serve and he was great. Attentive. Food was extremely tasty and touched the senses. An enjoyable 3.5 hours.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was impeccable, the setting was formal yet warm and inviting, and the food outstanding. We particularly liked the emphasis on local ingredients and the wine pairings that were available. It was a lovely place to celebrate a wedding anniversary and the end of a spectacular two week Newfoundland vacation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 9, 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had! The complexity of the flavors and the attention to detail are incredible. I love that they forage for herbs that are native to Newfoundland and incorporate them into almost every dish. You can truly feel the chef's passion. My waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall it was an incredible dining experience and one of the highlights of my trip.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Amazing meal. We were in St. John's for vacation, but would build a trip around a meal there!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent food, plenty of it, and could not ask for better service. A wonderful treat as part of our visit to Newfoundland.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

Visited Saint John's to try the restaurant. Food was very strong, some repetition in terms of ingredients but the presentation was compelling and the quality if ingredients was excellent. In terms of michelin stars it is a strong 1 star. The service was good without being incredible, slightly more attentive staff would be my only recommendation. On the whole, worth the trip to the island, I would recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Raymond's almost never disappoints. My wife and I have had our anniversary dinner at Raymond's (and the two Jeremy's predecessor, Atlantica) for more than ten years. The food seems to get better every year which we find quite astonishing, given the very high level at which it started. We have eaten all over the world and Raymond's is, unequivocally, our favourite restaurant anywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food and the wine pairing were amazing. We loved our Raymond's experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

amazing time for all - staff was amazing - highlight of our trip

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 2, 2017

G&T w local maritime gin and "Third Place" tonic - exceptional.
Oysters - excellent! Do try them.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 2, 2017

Had one of my best friends visiting from the UK. Her and I wanted to have and beautiful meal where we were served, someone else cooked and we were not responsible for the actions of our kids haha. We had an exceptional meal at Raymond's. When we were seated I was placed at a table had I sat in on another occasion, I asked if we could move to a window seat and it was no trouble. About 30 minutes into our meal I noticed we were seated next to Blue Rodeo. That was a pleasant surprise and we did not ask for pictures. The best part of our evening was the service. The food was fantastic as usual but having a great service is what makes the experience exceptional. Thanks again!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 1, 2017

Only negative comment was that the length between courses was too long. We were there for a total of 4 and a half hours for the 7 course meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Service impeccable, présentations soignées, recherche des saveurs et des textures, sommelière passionnée, allergies traitées avec sérieux. Une soirée mémorable.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant where meals cost a minimum of $80 per person needs a dress code so guys wearing only t-shirts should not be allowed!

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We went to Raymond's to celebrate my birthday while traveling from Miami. We had dined at Raymond's a couple years earlier and were blown away by the tasting menu and its homage to Newfoundland. Honestly, this time it was just okay. We did the full tasting menu with wine and each of the presentations were rushed and without much fanfare. Not at all what we expected and a bit disappointing. We had dined a couple nights earlier and Merchant Tavern and thought it was amazing and believed Raymond's would be even better. The food is on par with fine dining but honestly, for what you pay, they need to up their game in the service department.

Tags: Special Occasion

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