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 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.
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!
We had a group of 10. The food and servi ...
We had a group of 10. The food and service was great. Some of us had cod. It was very good but maybe have slightly bigger portions. The beef portions were quite big in comparison. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
Raymonds is one of the finest establishm ...
Raymonds is one of the finest establishments in Canada. Each year we visit it and have never been disappointed. Both owners are delightful and care about their patrons.
From the moment you enter the restaurant, you are warmly greeted by their friendly staff. This warm greeting is carried through until you leave the restaurant. The servers are well trained and well versed with the menu.
The ambiance is very regal with wonderful paintings of Ron Bolt.
We find the dishes served are beautifully presented which adds to the interesting flavours. It is quite a treat to see the presentation of each dish. We have never had a bad dinner there and await our visit in 2017.
Congratulations to both Jeromes!
The beef tartare was out of this world - ...
The beef tartare was out of this world - the stone presentations were a nice nod to the local landscape! A lovely restaurant with knowledgeable friendly (not stuffy) staff. Relaxed casual atmosphere. We were on vacation from Ontario and lucked out and got a reservation on a Thursday three weeks in advance. Didn't disappoint.
Raymonds is nothing short of culinary ma ...
Raymonds is nothing short of culinary mastery. I cannot say enough about the outstanding quality of the food, wine, and service. If you are in the St. John's area and are looking for a fine dining experience, Raymonds is the place to go.
We were visiting St. John's and had hear ...
We were visiting St. John's and had heard great things about Raymond's. The ambiance was amazing. The service was impeccable. We had the seven course tasting menu with wine pairing. Where most of the dishes were amazing, a few fell short and could only be described as bland. I really enjoyed that they were celebrating Canadian food and wine during our visit. The price was high, but overall the experience was worth it!
This was my sixth visit to Raymond's. We ...
This was my sixth visit to Raymond's. We were a party of seven last night and I was anticipating the meal, service and ambiance. We were seated immediately and brought cocktail and wine menus, but somehow the waiter (S) seemed to forget about us. When he returned he proceeded to get into the menu additions but forgot to take our drink orders. We sorted through this and finally ordered from their excellent cocktail menu. Still, the waiter remained aloof and seemed disengaged; perhaps he was having a bad night, but we were left shaking our heads and we felt uncomfortable. In fairness, this improved somewhat as the night went on but the excitement and enjoyment had already been dulled. The male wait staff wore blue shirts and in a couple of cases, well worn, wrinkled yellow ties, a far cry from the professional service we enjoyed in our previous visits to the restaurant, when our waiter was courteous and friendly, in crisp whites adding to the special ambiance of the restaurant. Later in the evening several members of our party visited washrooms; there are four washrooms and three of the four were, frankly dirty and had no hand towels. Again, a major departure from the pristine condition of the washrooms in earlier visits. What happened?
The food was very good, especially the pasta appetizer and the scallop appetizer, which were outstanding. For a main course I had the tenderloin. It was prepared as I ordered it and was delicious - not quite as tender as other times I have had the same dish, but very, very good. Some members of our party had the pork, which was excellent and the cod (skin on) - again very well prepared. The food at Raymond's is unique in that Chef Jeremy takes locally-sourced ingredients and prepares them with imagination and flair. Chef Jeremy came out at the end of the evening and greeted us - a nice touch.
In summary, the food didn't disappoint, but the service and some aspects of the dining experience unfortunately seem to have slipped.
Service & food was exceptional. We trie ...
Service & food was exceptional. We tried the 7 course tasting menu but passed on the paired wines. We stuck with a single wine for the meal which was also excellent.
Loved the atmosphere - elegant but completely unpretentious. I understand how this place is one of the best in Canada! I'd be back if I'm ever in St. John's again.
We had a wonderful 7-course tasting dinn ...
We had a wonderful 7-course tasting dinner. It was graciously served, creatively composed & presented and so tasty! We loved that they considered our own unique preferences in the preparation as well! Raymond's is an absolute must when you travel to St John's. We both felt it was a superb meal experience! Bravo Raymond's!
The tasting menu was great and the food ...
The tasting menu was great and the food was great, but the portion size for at least one serving (i.e., the main) needed to be larger. I know it may defeat the purpose of 'tasting' but people would like to leave filling full after spending nearly $1000.
Raymond's caters to pretentious people w ...
Raymond's caters to pretentious people who don't understand what good food is. It is way over-priced and the quality of the product, as well as its preparation leave something to be desired. Much of the food needs to be deconstructed and the dishes are over complicated and small portion sizes. If you're looking for excellent food with a much better atmosphere, go to Mallard's Cottage.
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