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Raymonds Restaurant

95 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A5, Canada
+1 709-579-5800
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
95 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So a group of us decided to have dinner at the renowned Raymonds in St. John’s. We were not disappointed. We opted for the three course menu (vs 5 or 7) with the wine pairings. The scallops (raw) were outstanding! I love scallops but never...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rjdixon5419
Reviewed 1 week ago

We treated ourselves to dinner at Raymond’s the night before my partner’s surgery for lung cancer - and I am so glad we did. It was a great evening, lovely staff, who kept bringing us amuse bouche and explaining it all (and the partnering wines)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the best margherita ever (who would have expected that in Newfoundland! ?) to the perfect wine pairings, exceptional service and of course the most wonderful bites in every course!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fffearless
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reson Raymonds has been voted one of the best restaurants in Canada, The food is so delicious and unique and the service from the staff is the best I have ever come across, Every meal that we were served was made from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank msvi2016
Reviewed October 24, 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had. Seven course tasting menu paired with wine. The service was outstanding, both the waiter and the sommelier. Food impeccable. What a treat.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank danemcs
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I orginally dined at Raymond's a couple of years ago.  Overall we weren't impressed and hadn't returned until this week.  I really wanted to give it another chance...so here goes. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the hostess...very friendly and she seated us.  We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Amy_1977
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant but the food is a huge disappointment. We had the seven course tasking menu and it was less than average. The selections of wine by the glass were shockingly poor and their so-called sommelier didn't seem to know what she...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BeachBoy2009
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The current menu features a 3, 5 or 7 course tasting menu. I had the 7 course menu in hopes of a variety of tastes and flavors. The food was good, but not great in my opinion. As is the case with restaurants who achieve...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank travbud1
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Too much pretension and too much bother: Demi-glace; Au jus; Confit; Reduction You need an eidetic memory or shorthand skills to remember whether they were talking about beef or cod. Paying by credit card is yet another production number. If I go back? I will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JeromeS5123
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I must be susceptible to the hype about this place because despite three previous so so evenings, we tried again. The menu is now much more limited: either a three course set meal (three choices of appetizer, three of main and three desserts) or a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AmberK
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August 18, 2017|
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Response from Joe W | Reviewed this property |
We went smart casual and fitted in some dressed up depending on the occasion.
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Bren0990 | Reviewed this property |
If you are a big eater you probably won't leave full. I have a fairly small appetite and it was perfect for me,
Ri B
May 23, 2017|
Response from Joanne D | Reviewed this property |
There is a sommelier at the restaurant that can help you when you order.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-579-5800
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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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