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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
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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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Georgetown, Texas
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a relatively highly rated restaurant in Pasadena. We found its food and wine to be significantly overpriced, The staff was friendly, but we hesitate to recommend it.

Thank Michael G
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This is absolutely the best gem in South Pasadena! The food is cooked perfectly and the menu is always changing and delightful. The downside is that is is pricey and if you wish to have wine with your dinner the bottles start at$60 and up turning the meal into a somewhat expensive dinner. Nevertheless, we save this for special occasions... More 

Thank LMCinLA
Pasadena, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant for weekend brunch and for gluten free eaters you are in luck. The restaurant is hidden, but worth the search. The dinner menu is unique with tasty bites that are fresh and easy on the palate. I love the tandoori cauliflower for an appetizer and the short rib is to die for. The patio has plenty of heaters... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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706 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

The Skinny: Parking - free street or valet Decor - Arts & Crafts Service - excellent Restroom - clean but dark single Food - Amazingly good We came here for brunch at 12p and a lot of the items were sold out! Note to self, get here earlier..... We ordered the Cinnamon bun, delicious obey gooey baked goodness dripping with... More 

Thank melobeam
Glendale, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is a restaurant in a small house hidden down a drive way. This alone makes it interesting. It has an arts and craft feel, it makes you want to get up and do a dance from the roaring twenties. The food is very good, if you like large servings you will find them here. Two of us had the... More 

Thank Tarkus2u
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Met a friend for lunch on a warm spring-like day. The Raymond patio is in a very pleasant and spacious garden setting. Service is friendly and efficient. An inviting place to sit where the guest doesn't get the feeling they need to "turn the table" rapidly. The food is acceptable but not outstanding, but the experience of being in this... More 

Thank FredSimson
La Crescenta, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We had a very nice meal, and dessert was complimentary, in celebration of our anniversary. The food was, as I said, nice, and beautifully presented, though I think a bit over-priced. So, you're paying for the atmosphere? Well, the house is a Craftsman gem; unfortunately, they kind of spoil it by playing '70's pop music (!) as the background: really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
American, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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?