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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.)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Glenn Dale, Maryland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the restaurant was not crowded, service was afflicted with long lags between courses. Portion for the salmon was a bit stingy, for the vegetable platter and lamb overwhelmingly large. Desserts were inventive and delicious,

Thank Diane F
West Hollywood, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food in a beautiful environment. The hand harvested & perfectly prepared scallops simply melted in my mouth. :) Did I mention the pork belly yet!? OMG! Fantastic!!! That was my second time there and it has become one of my favorite in LA.

Thank CulinaryLiz
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The patio is quite lovely, and the inside tables looked quite cozy as well. The food on the other hand was rather disappointing. The descriptions sounded innovative and appetizing, the presentation was well done, but the flavor was just not there. We tried multiple small plates, and other than the golden beats I would not recommend any. Service was adequate,... More 

Thank plava_laguna89
Portland, Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are visiting Pasadena and my boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary (based on friend's recommendation). We had reservations and we got a table outside on the patio right away. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. We ordered cocktails right away... you should get your drink right away because it takes about 15... More 

Thank Maria P
Burbank, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

My friend and I were there for lunch. I had a burger with sweet potato fries, he had shrimp in salad. Burger was very good. His salad was very small, especially for the price. When will local restaurants, even upscale ones, stop overcharging?? They shouldn't have diner prices, but really... $40 for lunch for 2? No pickles, no bread with... More 

Thank Steve P
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I've reviewed a lot of places, and this is the only one I've ever given a 5-star rating! Unbelievably scrumptious, and a beautiful setting, with the best service! Pricey, but well worth the money for a special occasion. Take the suggestions of the wait staff because there are so many good things on the menu. Don't miss the very cozy... More 

Thank Sue S
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I had never been to this restaurant and it was such a treat! Wonderful restaurant with fantastic food set in a Caretaker's Cottage that dates back to 1886 that was once part of a hotel built in that same era. Wonderful setting. Perfect covered patio and very vintage interior with a touch of rustic. Cute little bar. Brunch was wonderful... More 

Thank Liz H
Georgetown, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I escaped from California in 2000 to Texas but remembered The Raymond as one of the oldest and best in the entire San Gabriel Valley so my wife & I dined there on a Thursday evening last week. Fortunately I remembered how hard the place was to find and had a wonderful experience that night. We started with two perfect... More 

Thank John D
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Terrific. Service by a knowledgeable team with experience and taste. Personally I had the bread and flavored butter, the onion rings and glazed potatoes. This was followed by pork belly and fresh salmon. All out of this world. The inside of the restaurant is crisp and clean and I accidentally walked into kitchen. Immaculate. Prices were very reasonable. Valet parking.... More 

Thank retiredbanker_9
San Francisco, CA
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73 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Cozy bar and picturesque patio, but it shouldn't take 35 minutes to get a gin and tonic. Great food and wonderful waitstaff. Would come back, but wouldn't order any drinks.

Thank Crabbus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
American, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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: 16264413136
1886 Bar Hours Tuesday -Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Friday 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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