This longtime favorite may show a little age in its décor, but the food is as vibrant as ever thanks to the ministrations of an adept kitchen. Known for salads, sandwiches and strong vegetarian options like a gorgeous burnt carrot salad with avocado, this team can also turn out a top-notch burger—with lamb, feta, mint pesto and garlic aïoli. Other favorites include that old Raymond classic—tender chicken simmered in a curried chicken sauce and served with peanuts, raisins and coconut.
This “something for everyone” philosophy extends to the clientele—you’re as likely to find millennials gossiping over cocktails at the 1886 Bar as you are boomers on date night, right by the crackling fireplace. Regulars know not to sleep on the easy-breezy lunch service.