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The Raymond 1886

1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave. (Columbia St.)
Pasadena, CA 91105
Cuisine: American / Contemporary
Housed in the former caretaker’s cottage of a long-gone hotel, The Raymond is a charming setting for contemporary American cuisine. View the photo gallery of The Raymond 1886.
Openings: Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.


The Raymond 1886, Pasadena, CA

The Raymond 1886 Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant: Not too many restaurants in Los Angeles can claim to bear history like The Raymond 1886. Of course “1886” is a date: it is the year that Bostonian Walter Raymond built a hotel. It burnt down in 1895, but was then rebuilt grander and more luxurious, with a private cottage for special guests. Charlie Chaplin, Tom Mix and Buster Keaton were among them. The Great Depression sadly rung the bell and the hotel closed the curtain in 1931. The cottage remained and is now the restaurant and its famous bar, built in Pasadena’s great tradition of Craftsman architecture.

Likes: Craft cocktails; the old time charm
Dislikes: Far from LA's Westside

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Food & Drinks: Start your meal with an artisanal baguette and housemade sweet and savory butters. The contemporary American menu may continue with ahi poke or beet salad, then braised beef cheeks layered with homemade lasagna noodles with mole and arugula salad. For dessert, we have enjoyed the butter cake, honey panna cotta and market strawberries accompanied by dehydrated meringue and cucumber granita. When it comes to drinks, put the bar team to the task. They have created so many craft cocktails you are sure to find more than one of your liking.

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