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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.
St. John's, NF A1C1A5
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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 service was impeccable, the setting was formal yet warm and inviting, and the food outstanding. We particularly liked the emphasis on local ingredients and the wine pairings that were available. It was a lovely place to celebrate a wedding anniversary and the end of a spectacular two week Newfoundland vacation.
One of the best meals I have ever had! The complexity of the flavors and the attention to detail are incredible. I love that they forage for herbs that are native to Newfoundland and incorporate them into almost every dish. You can truly feel the chef's passion. My waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall it was an incredible dining experience and one of the highlights of my trip.
Visited Saint John's to try the restaurant. Food was very strong, some repetition in terms of ingredients but the presentation was compelling and the quality if ingredients was excellent. In terms of michelin stars it is a strong 1 star. The service was good without being incredible, slightly more attentive staff would be my only recommendation. On the whole, worth the trip to the island, I would recommend.
Raymond's almost never disappoints. My wife and I have had our anniversary dinner at Raymond's (and the two Jeremy's predecessor, Atlantica) for more than ten years. The food seems to get better every year which we find quite astonishing, given the very high level at which it started. We have eaten all over the world and Raymond's is, unequivocally, our favourite restaurant anywhere.
Had one of my best friends visiting from the UK. Her and I wanted to have and beautiful meal where we were served, someone else cooked and we were not responsible for the actions of our kids haha. We had an exceptional meal at Raymond's. When we were seated I was placed at a table had I sat in on another occasion, I asked if we could move to a window seat and it was no trouble. About 30 minutes into our meal I noticed we were seated next to Blue Rodeo. That was a pleasant surprise and we did not ask for pictures. The best part of our evening was the service. The food was fantastic as usual but having a great service is what makes the experience exceptional. Thanks again!!
We went to Raymond's to celebrate my birthday while traveling from Miami. We had dined at Raymond's a couple years earlier and were blown away by the tasting menu and its homage to Newfoundland. Honestly, this time it was just okay. We did the full tasting menu with wine and each of the presentations were rushed and without much fanfare. Not at all what we expected and a bit disappointing. We had dined a couple nights earlier and Merchant Tavern and thought it was amazing and believed Raymond's would be even better. The food is on par with fine dining but honestly, for what you pay, they need to up their game in the service department.
Everything about the evening was lovely. We did have a wait for our table in the beginning, but we were also late (although we phoned to let them know). My only comment is that the meals could have been slightly bigger. The salad and pasta courses could do with with a couple more pieces, the cod, while small, was a reasonable amount and the duck could have been slightly bigger too. The desert was lovely. Most outstanding was the wine pairing. I was very impressed with the maple whisky and most importantly the lack of a headache the next day. On the whole, it was a lovely experience.
The menu was confusing at first. Isabella was very patient and although she was very good at explaining the menu options, unfortunately because we are older we were unable to remember the descriptions for each course. We felt bad we needed to have her repeat so much. However, Isabella was wonderful and although we asked her to repeat many times, she never made us feel like we were a bother. Amazing communication and service skills.
Exceptional food per usual.
Unfortunately the kitchen was slow but wait-staff had it covered and the delay helped to aid digestion :)
One atypical note was a special snowflake couple who were incredibly high maintenance and annoyed about the menu prior to eating anything. Excessive pandering to this apparently impossible to please couple including off menu items to satisfy their needs, almost to the exclusion of other customers. My approach would have been to invite them to leave.
Amusing to watch if nothing else.
I will be back whenever in St. John's.
We celebrated our second wedding anniversary and the end of our 2 week trip to Newfoundland with a dinner at Raymonds. We had a wonderful meal and we loved the three course option. I had the pasta, cod and rhubarb. My husband had the carrot salad, beef tenderloin and chocolate. The pasta and beef tenderloin were amazing. The rhubarb dessert was light and refreshingly tart - exactly what I look for in a dessert. For the experience and quality of food, $85 for three, full-sized courses was great value.
Very nice ambiance and excellent service. Worthy of its reputation.
The pasta appetizer was excellent but both main course meals were overcooked and dry. I had the duck and my date, the halibut. The duck came very well done and the halibut was very dry. Both were presented well but in the end, unremarkable.
Our first trip to St. John's was highlighted by a splendid meal at Raymond's. We decided to be adventurous and try the five course tasting menu and were assured that it could be customized to our needs (my sister can't have any seafood). My daughter and I delighted in the "regular" courses and my sister was given similar dishes that she enjoyed immensely. My daughter at seventeen was too young for wine so she was treated to virgin cocktails that were as tasty as they were beautiful. The service was friendly and each course was beautifully presented. The wine was served and replenished at exactly the right moments. The entire experience was exceptional and the food was well beyond our expectations. It was a special meal that we will remember forever.
We were very impressed with the food and the service. My husband has celiac disease and they were extremely accommodating. Our server had a beautiful little Happy Anniversary dessert plate made for us after learning it was our anniversary. The sommelier paired wine to our food choices. We would definitely go again, if we return to St. John's.
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