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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Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm -9:30pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Raymonds Ratings and Reviews
The best part of our evening was that th ...
The best part of our evening was that the wait staff were professional , courteous and knowledgable. Our order was a little wrong as our oysters had been forgotten between our app and main course. But the waiter recognized the mistake and was quick to apologize and more importantly fix the error right away without question. Our wine pairing person knew her wine and was willing to discuss such. The food was good , but our main was not up to par for the price. Our bill came to 350$ with tip. The over all experience was good , wait staff, service the little Happy Anniversay written in chocolate on our plates was enough for me to pass along a compliment to management ( for Mitchell )as we left. But value for price for the food was a little high 7.5/10
A wonderful anniversary experience ,Serv ...
A wonderful anniversary experience ,Service was exceptional, the 5 course menu was a delicious selection, even the cods tongue was better than I anticipated . The wine pairing was very suitable to each selection that was prepared. our request for special consideration re food intolerances was handled exceptionally well. We will return and bring friends. There is good reasons for your top 10 rating .Thank you for making our day very special .
Way too formal and completely lacking in ...
Way too formal and completely lacking in warmth and energy - could not wait to get out.
Clipped wait staff rushing around does not impress - esp when they forget to pour the wine - and pour still water in our sparkling water glasses. The cooking was average - and not worth the cost.
The Merchant Tavern is way superior - in atmosphere/warmth/cooking/service.
Excellent dinner. We were s group of thr ...
Excellent dinner. We were s group of three. Almost everything was spot on. The only minor hiccup was the starter braised rabbit tagliatelle (it was not as flavourful as the rest of our dishes). The service was impeccable. Definitely worthy of its reputation. I first met Jeremy at the first chef congress at Eigensinn farm. He's definitely one of the best in the country and a great guy.
Thanks for a memorable meal.
An amazing dining experience. We had the ...
An amazing dining experience. We had the 5 course tasting menu paired with the wines, the food was superb and the service was excellent. It was not just a meal it was an experience, and we really enjoyed ourselves.
we were a party of 8. the food was impec ...
we were a party of 8. the food was impeccable, as was the service. our sommelier needed to be flagged down numerous times to give us even the name and varietal of the wine pairing. she seemed quite distracted. our wine service overall was disappointing in terms of both our need to literally request explanations of what we were served and the ~1oz servings we recieved. at nearly $250 per person (with tip) i would have expected much better.
hats off to the chef though. a delicious meal.
What a wonderful experience to eat at Ra ...
What a wonderful experience to eat at Raymonds. The food was not only delicious but so very interesting. We had the 5 course taster menu and the wine pairing. Everything was fabulous and the service was attentive yet subtle. Tom was a wonderful server and he is a great barista!
Beautiful building, location, dining roo ...
Beautiful building, location, dining room and view, chair seats a bit too soft and made one feel seated too low at table. They did not pull out your chair to seat you nor place your napkin on your lap. We felt a bit rushed. Good service and knowledgeable staff on all levels especially the french sommelier. We had the table d'hote with good choices but not enough seafood on the menu for Nfld surprisingly ( late August 2016). Especially enjoyed the stuffed pasta appetizer and amuse bouche not so much the pureed corn with the beef tenderloin, tasted too much like can creamed corn although it wasnt of course. My husband did not enjoy his dessert choice of Milk (sorbet with crumble).
With that being said we would give Raymonds a 4 1/2 stars overall and definately recommend it to our friends. :)
Lovely building and room in a great part ...
Lovely building and room in a great part of St. John's. Food was fantastic and wine pairings were spot on. The only thing I would recommend is that the servers describe the meal a little when they bring it to the table. In my experience they tended to just lay it in front of you and walk away. I don't remember every detail from the menu so a little description would have been nice. Also, a little explanation for the wine pairing and why a certain wine was chosen would go a long way. Other than that, it was fantastic.
Raymonds is a fantastic restaurant! The ...
Raymonds is a fantastic restaurant! The food is creative and beautifully plated, as well as being delicious! The staff is attentive, informative, makes you feel special, but is not overbearing or "hovering". The wine pairings are perfect with each dish! It is a big, airy room that is well light, and you never feel crowded. It is expensive, but it is so worth it! Save up, wait for a special occasion, and have a wonderful meal and time at Raymonds!
The food at Raymond's did not disappoint ...
The food at Raymond's did not disappoint. We started with the oysters and they were fantastic. I ordered the cod, with hesitation, because I cook it a lot at home. However, the presentation and the flavors that decorated the plate were simply divine. My husband ordered the steak and had the same experience. The desserts were creative and just the right portion size. I wasn't overly impressed with the cocktail I ordered, but a good wine selection is available. The overall ambiance is a little pretentious. We went for our anniversary and intend to go back again next year.
We have eaten all over the world and Ray ...
We have eaten all over the world and Raymond's is our favourite restaurant anywhere. We always go for our anniversary and we always have the taster's menu. It never disappoints. I have no idea how Jeremy continues to get better year after year. And the service is absolutely superb.
Was on vacation in NL and had two nights ...
Was on vacation in NL and had two nights in St. John's so just had to try Raymond's as the reviews had been so good. They did not disappoint. Beautiful dining room, impeccable service and the food was spectacular. Great selection of fresh, local fare. We wanted to have Canadian-only wines and Kim, the sommelier, was only too happy to recommend some delicious ones. She was well-informed and very helpful. We would recommend Raymond's to anyone - the menu is pricey, but I'm giving it 5 stars for value as it was worth every penny.
A lovely experience at Raymonds where th ...
A lovely experience at Raymonds where they never seem to disappoint. The service really makes the occasion and I especially appreciate the great chats over wine with the sommelier that are an important part of the wine pairings (highly recommended). As always, the food is original, delicious and so well prepared your focus is on the overall experience. Already looking forward to my next visit!
Three, wife, me, son for dinner. Had th ...
Three, wife, me, son for dinner. Had the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. Food superb and interesting. Best single oyster I've ever had. Got talked into the wine pairing rather than two bottles I had identified (about the same total price). Wine pairing meh. We would have enjoyed the two bottles I had picked more. Service very good.
Took my son's to dinner for an experienc ...
Took my son's to dinner for an experience of a lifetime and they were totally inspired by every bite of the 7 course tasting menu. It wouldn't be complete without the wine pairing so you gotta splurge on it to get the full dining experience. By far the best fine dining Canada has to offer and well worth the extra effort to get over to Newfoundland.
The staff were very friendly and knowled ...
The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. The staff were attentive to every need and made my dinner a really memorable occasion. The food was quite good though I found the beef tenderloin disappointing. When I advised the staff of this they removed the cost from my bill, without me asking. The rest of the meal, seafood and cheese tray were excellent. I elected to have "wine pairing" with my meal and the experience was fantastic. I would advise anyone who goes to Raymonds to agree to this feature. It is well worth the price.
We did the 7 course tasting menu. Took ...
We did the 7 course tasting menu. Took about three hours, but you don't feel the time passing. Instead of doing the full wine pairing, they paired 4 half glasses over the night, which was a lovely variety of wines I wouldn't normally try.
The seven courses were a lovely tour of Newfoundland and the season. Oyster/capelin/cucumber/tuna to start, then a tomato salad, then a beautiful scallop, then cod three ways, then mouse bolognese, then steak, berries for dessert. The food was delightful and beautifully presented. The service is attentive yet friendly (this is newfoundland). The table next two us had vegetarian/shellfish concerns, and the kitchen easily accommodated them.
The room has a lovely few of the harbour, with an understated elegance. The tables are close enough to talk to your neighbours (if you feel so inclined) but not to fully overhear conversations.
If we lived in St John's this would be my default special occasion. It is expensive, but totally worth it for the food and experience.
Had the seven course tasting menu paired ...
Had the seven course tasting menu paired with wines. They even customized a tasting menu for our 11 yr old daughter including some fancy "cocktails". Food was exceptional - from the "snacking" first course, an incredible tomato salad (don't know how you get tomatos like this in Newfoundland in August!) to cod cooked three ways (the tongues were superb). The staff was very attentive and friendly. The restaurant was packed (we had an early reservation but they didn't rush us). Great selection of wines, a number of which I didn't know but all of which complemented the dinner exceptionally. One of the better meals I have had in a while. Well done!
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