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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
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm -9:30pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Raymonds Ratings and Reviews
When a restaurant has such rave reviews you just know it will be consistently great. We were thrilled with our experience as well as the food. Their reputation is well deserved. The service was perfect as were our meal choices. Gluten free was no problem and quietly addressed which was an added touch.
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Raymond's, St. John's during our June travel event. The reservation was well planned by staff, confirming the event in advance, as well as allergy concerns and the evening was well handled.
We shared the 5-Course tasting event c/ wine paring, as we always do for specials. All dishes were well prepared, nicely presented and delivered with informative description by our server. We found most dishes to be excellent. (One scallop starter (ceviche/daikon ?) the only dissapontment.) All, mostly seafood dishes which we had hopefully expected, were exemplary of fine maritime dining, and most memorable of our event.
The selected wine parings were excellent in choice, uniquely delectable, and presented with great descriptions by our Sommelier. Only the timing of wine delivery and food service seeme out of syn. While the wine service was always appropirate in timing after finishing a course, it seemed the kitchen delivery was just a little late. Wine was consumed/spoiled for sharing before delivery of the appropriate course.
Not so much of a criticism, but thoughts for consideration.
Everything was just perfect. The food was around the best we've ever had and the service was perfect. The wind pairing was ideal. We ate the five course surprise menu and despite having two different menus everything worked extremely well
I was at Raymonds in March and food choices were limited and the food was only average. I returned the other night the good was fantastic. The service was very rushed. I had to ask the server to slow down the service. It was fine once I addressed the problem, which I should not have to do. Their was no maitre d' present. No one visited my table. I think the service is slipping!
An eclectic experience for the palate. The seven course meal was expensive but the experience was worth every penny. The staff were superb at explaining the food and the wine pairings. Overall, one if the best food experiences we have ever had in 26 years if marriage.
It is easy to see why Raymonds is so highly rated as one of the best in the country. All facets of the meal were outstanding. There were no Cal Chards on the by the glass menu so Ryan said no problem and open a bottle of Raymonds (go figure) so she could enjoy some wine with dinner. Then the chef surprised us with a complimentary scallops dish as a teaser before the main course. This place is unforgettable
In my experience, trust the Chef and order the tasting menu. They know what is fresh, local and what their kitchen can prepare well.
We selected Raymond's because we want to experience (and encourage) Canadian cuisine.
We waffled on whether to add the matched wines (which is often too much wine for us) and Natalie suggested we could have the "half wine" times two. Since I had a clear view of other diners, I could see that while we had an average sized glass with each course , probably 4 to 6 oz poured, others had glasses with a larger bowl, which was filled with at least 8 oz. with each serving per course.
The Sommelier was warmly enthusiastic about the selections and knowledgeable about their origin. I regret I didn't get her name. Most wines offered were from Canadian vintners.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening, we were not rushed or annoyed with over-solicitous service. We felt well taken care of and welcomed.
I was planning to visit New Foundland with a friend. Since i watch very often Food Network (Top Chef) I decided to reserve from Montréal. We were very satisfied with the food ( texture, taste, presentation, the used of food from producers of the region, which for me, is very important). We appreciated very much our dinner. Most important is the service that was remarquable. You have very dedicated employees: this is an important part of a meal experience. From the "somelière" ( I really loved her) and the service from a young girl from Shawinigan, everything was perfect. Thank you
Excellant restaurant. The food is exceptional all the time, we go there quite often & would highly reccomend it. The staff are so friendly & courteous all the time, they go the extra mile ! Our table is always available to us & the wine chilled the way we like it.
Outstanding dinner with 6 star service! We had the beef tartare to start - fabulous!
We both had their special - a lobster dinner that was served with a lobster bisque & fingerling potatoes = AMAZING! I have been dreaming of the lobster bisque ever since. The house made whipped butter served with house made bread was fantastic as well.
Amazing evening at Raymond's - everything was completely top notch! Locally sourced food including game / the tasting menu was superb! We learned a ton about local Canadian and other wines from the sommelier - incredible fine dining experience worth every penny!
I had heard about Raymond's and had always wanted to go there and I must say the meal met and went beyond all my expectations. The service was exceptional. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We shared the Charcuterie plate and cheeses. The waiter explained each offering and the platters had a plentiful assortment for us to share.
We each ordered something different. I wanted beef tenderloin which was served a perfect medium rare and accompanied with a delicious assortment of vegetables. My companions had the duck and halibut which they equally enjoyed. The servings were plentiful and each with it's pairings. Would highly recommend this place.
2nd time there and the food was amazing !!! Great location , view and service ! I can't find anything to complain about at all. Very accommodating to people with allergies! Love love this place. Portions are not small. Would recommend this restaurant as a must do while in st john's
A unique dining experience with friends . Tasting menu with wine pairings outstanding.
Henry, our server was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. A winning combination.
Our only surprise was when the bill was presented and we noted that coffee was not included. We felt that after our amazing food and wine experience ($250 each plus) that the minimal cost of coffee should have been included.
The overall experience was great and the service was perfect. Chef Charles' execution and creation on seafood was the best I ever had before(Amuse, Scallop, and Cod were so delicious); however, there are few things I would say that can be improved was the main course and dessert. The main course was Duck (Partridge, apple, celery root), Partridge was good, seasoned well nice doneness. But the duck's skin was a bit too chewy to me, not sure if it was because the render of the fat was not enough. The dessert's flavor was good(Brown butter, cultured cream, strawberry), the only thing I would say is that I couldn't feel the Newfoundland-based taste in it.
Décevant pour 300 $, un cuisine décevante entrée et plat principal , dessert très bein, vin commandé un 2013 et on me sert un 2014 sans excuses et sans baisse de prix ! D'autres restaurant sur la place on un bon niveau .
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