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The Raymond

1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave. (Columbia St.) Send to Phone
626-441-3136 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Housed in the former caretaker’s cottage of a long-gone hotel, The Raymond is a charming setting for contemporary American cuisine. Photo by Navin75 / CC BY-SA 2.0
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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The Raymond, Pasadena, CA

The Raymond Restaurant Review

: This cozy restaurant, all that's left of the grand Raymond Hotel from the 1920s, occupies the property’s former caretaker's cottage. The setting --- warming fireplace, high-backed wooden booths, flower- and white linen-topped tables spread through intimate rooms --- is utterly charming. An umbrella-shaded patio is delightful for lunch, brunch or summertime dinners. Chef Tim Guiltinan (formerly of the Patina Group) has elevated the cuisine, which used to be staid continental fare. Lunch tends toward big salads and pastas, as well as curried chicken or beef bourguignon. In the evening, a meal might begin with crispy pork belly with an aged maple-bourbon gastrique, or an artfully presented dish of sashimi. Diver scallops arrive with white asparagus and wild mushrooms in a Champagne-vanilla sauce, while beef short rib is enhanced with French purple mustard. The wine list, deep in reds, is an impressive compilation with some pricey big names, but good values are available, too. Bar 1886, hidden in the restaurant, specializes in seasonal, handcrafted cocktails.

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