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The Raymond Restaurant

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1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-3417 (S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.)
626-441-3136
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 42
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Saturday's at the Raymond

Being a Pasadena resident since 1993, I ovelooked The Raymond because of its lack of curb appeal. In fact, there is no curb appeal, as you must park on the street, valet is an option, and then walk down a slight 5 degreeish hill. One sees as you approach the establishment the outside sitting area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
msla_drsonny
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pasadena
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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pasadena
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Being a Pasadena resident since 1993, I ovelooked The Raymond because of its lack of curb appeal. In fact, there is no curb appeal, as you must park on the street, valet is an option, and then walk down a slight 5 degreeish hill. One sees as you approach the establishment the outside sitting area. I have avoided this area,... More 

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Arcadia, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Raymond had been known for many things - great food, beautiful décor and excellent service. I visited many times last 15 years and never disappointed. I sampled their brunch, lunch, dinner and tasting menu. I like their dinner starter menu the most because all my favorite dishes are there - tandoori cauliflower, pork belly and the ahi. I also... More 

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Newhall, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although The Raymond 1886 is well known to many, my husband and I had our first experience via a multi-course meal, cocktails and dessert, that brought our level of culinary education up a notch…or three. Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan has a way with food. It appeared to us, right off the bat, that he had designed his plates to delight... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We are happy about Raymond's reorganization which brought us high quality and creative food. But the service really took a dive. On our visit in January, we were seated in the porch section - which was fine. We were the only people in this section and no one came to greet us for 10 minutes. We inquired and the waiter... More 

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Tucson
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A friend took us to the Raymond and it is admittedly a nice atmosphere, quiet enough so you can actually carry on a conversation. My one complaint and I suspect that it is not an isolated incident is that my corn soup was cold, not cool, cold. They bring it from the kitchen in a little jug made of heavy... More 

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california
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We love the patio for lunch or brunch and the inside of the cottage for dinner especially in fall and winter. Reservations are a must as this is a popular place for those who love great food and service. Use their valet parking as it is difficult to park in this area.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an anniversary brunch at the lovely Raymond. We asked to be seated outdoors and found ourselves seated next to a lovely outdoor fireplace, so Christmasy. I ordered the cinnamon roll off of the starter menu. I am ever hopeful about cinnamon rolls, but am often disappointed. This roll was. . . Perfect. Perfect cream cheese frosting. Perfect doughy,... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Eight of us went to lunch yesterday at The Raymond for a birthday lunch. The Raymond has a wonderful reputation being an upscale restaurant in Pasadena. It is very dark so be prepared. We did get the room in the back patio area so there were windows all around They brought us fruit to start, which was a nice touch.... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The setting is very nice in a restored old home. The noise level is low enough to allow conversation. The wine list is extensive and the servers are knowledgeable about its contents. The menu is varied and interesting. Now...the few negatives: Service was "American".. Not professional (eg. Stretching over diners to serve others, not bringing all the entrees at the... More 

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Florida, Uruguay
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167 reviews 167 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We just had a congratulatory dinner for one of my coworkers who just got her MBA. It was a great place! It is a bit small, but very quaint. The service was excellent. The servers were attentive, courteous, and expedient. The food was amazing with many ecclectic starters, small plates, and entrees, from tandoori cauliflower, mussels, and scallops, to beets,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-3417
    (S. Fair Oaks Ave. & Columbia St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-441-3136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?