Staff were exceptional and well informed on both wine and food. Every dish was wonderful.
This was a standout meal. We went with the five service option and each service topped the previous service which was very hard to do. The decor and heritage building are spectacular as was the service which was like watching a well choreographed ballet! We will be back for sure. Don't miss this when you are next in St. John's.
Fabulous dining experience! The sauces paired with each course were carefully thought out. The homemade butter was beyond words. Incroyable.
The food was absolutely amazing and lived up to, even surpassed my expectations. My foodie BFF and I had decided Raymond's would be the perfect restaurant for our get away weekend. We chose the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. Every single bite had a beautiful balance of flavor and texture. The wines selected were unique and paired beautifully with the meal and the service was par excellence. The teamwork amongst the staff and the attention to detail only added to the experience. This restaurant could easily be uptight and stuffy but the staff are welcoming and the passion for their jobs shines through in everything they do.
If you are in St john's it is a restaurant you cannot miss.
Came to this restaurant for a very special occasion and all of my expectations were met with ease. All of the dining options were presented very well and any questions were answered with honesty and thoughtfulness. All the courses were very well done and an experience to enjoy. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone I know and will be sure to make it a regular option when I return to Newfoundland.
Raymond’s stood out for extremely attentive, efficient, and knowledgeable wait staff and a focus on local ingredients and subtle, yet complex, flavours. The wine pairing suggestions by the sommelier were very complimentary to the food we ordered. Highly recommend dining at Raymond’s when in St. John’s.
This was my fourth time at Raymond’s and it did not live up to my prior experiences. The timing of the 5 course meal was very ‘off’ and our server was always in rush-mode which did not help. The intention was to impress my business colleagues, sadly they were decidedly unimpressed.
Meal was excellent! Beef cooked to perfection! Timing of the service was bang on did not feel rushed at any point in the meal. Will definitely return for special occasions
We all had the 7 course tasting menu. My mom, aunt and uncle are in their 70’s and it was their first time having a tasting/pairing menu so I was a little concerned they wouldn’t get it, but they were over the moon, loved it!
Although a little unfocused when checking in, the entire experience was otherwise exceptional. Table service, thoughtfulness, presentation of exceptionally well prepared and exquisitely tasting dishes. Setting in an apparently historical building with views of a working harbour. Strong recommendation to visit.
Another excellent evening of dining at Raymonds. Superb food,an excellent wine selection and see that is second to none. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Our first experience at Raymond’s certainly did not disappoint. Everything we had was incredibly thought out and well done. I have a lot of food allergies and they were very accommodating. The food was locally sourced and there was a real pride in showcasing the flavors of Newfoundland. No wonder why Raymond’s is consistently in the top list of best restaurants in Canada.
Food is amazing and I understand why it is rated so well.
A fantastic evening top to bottom! The food was spectacular, the wine pairing lovely and the service top notch. The pace of the meal was perfect- neither rushed nor dragging. A night to remember.
The food was delicious. Every flavour amazing. But we are from out of town and we had done lots of hiking and worked up quite an appetite. The portions on the 7 course tasting menu were quite small. Even for a tasting menu they were small. But every morsel was delicious.
The service was great. My kids love the sour dough bread and the butter so much. They think they are the best they ever had.
This was my 5th time at Raymonds - we had the 7 course tasting menu. The portions were extremely small this time, and overall lacked creativity. The presentation was also lacking. For the price we paid, we should not have left hungry and we were not wowed by the food.
However, the service is ALWAYS spectacular and the ambiance is always great.
Sadly, the quality has been declining in recent visits. Hard to justify $135 pp - I am more than willing to pay for great quality food if it’s worth the price and I leave full.
This was an outstanding experience!
Great service, outstanding food, wish parking was a bit more accessible
Fantastic evening as usual. Kim and staff was superb!!
Food and service were fabulous.
Fantastic meal, and the most professional service. From the charcuterie board to the pasta and desserts, Raymond’s always set the bar for restaurants to aspire to
Accueil très chaleureux, bonne cuisine avec une bonne dégustation des entrées et des plats, mais les desserts ne sont pas à la hauteur du reste du menu. Bien que dans l’ensemble il s’agit d’un très bon restaurant, les prix sont élevés.
Unpretentious service yet first level as you would expect in a top level restaurant. Great attention to details and wine list that would not overwhelm you but obviously chosen by an expert wine sommelier.
Pappardelli with Moose ragu is perfection and better than many signature dishes in top 50 world restaurants ( and I am talking from experience).
A jewel in a city that feels rather small and isolated for a restaurant of this caliper.
Hreat experience from cocktails to dessert
Amazing food, not too fussy, super service!
Unforgettable birthday experience!
Great service and delicious food!
We heard so many good things about Raymond’s and it didn’t let us down at all. The food was amazing and the service and atmosphere were wonderful as well!
Late evening reservation gone wrong. They had tried their best but we were delayed so much that we couldn’t recover and finish the meal. Staff were extremely apologetic. I will still give it one more opportunity.
Fantastic dining experience. Great, professional service and the most delicious beef tenderloin I've ever had.
As always everything was perfect!
Fantastic food, and superior service. Will definitely go back again.
Food was great. Wine pairing was exceptional. But very expensive.
Food mediocre at best
No need to ever go there again
We celebrated our anniversary with the family at Raymonds. The food was amazing and the service outstanding.
Amazing! Might have been the best meal I ever had. I would have gave it all 5 syars but It was quite pricey.
I was given a Raymond's card as a farewell gift from my former co-workers. I thought Raymond's was far too luxurious for my husband and I to even think about going, so we never even tried to book a table. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the prices were equivalent to other establishments in St. John's. What was outstanding was the food and the warm and welcoming atmosphere. This is a luxury that we can afford to treat ourselves too.
We loved the entire experience. Great atmosphere, exceptional food and extraordinary service! The seven course meal with the wine pairing was to die for, we savored every bite and drink. A little pricey but well worth it!
The food had a local focus and Newfoundland specific ingredients were used in creative ways. Exceptional meal.