About Saint Jacques French Cuisine
A French heaven in this hospitable south, Saint Jacques serves authentic and traditional French cuisine, discreet and polished service, and elegant atmosphere. Fine dining at its best."Voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table Diners - since 2009" "Voted one of the top 100 in service in the U.S. by Open Table Diners -since 2009", "Voted one of the top 50 restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table Diners - 2009", Voted "Best overall restaurant in Triangle by Open Table Diners - 2008" "Voted best French Restaurant in the triangle - Citysearch 2006". "Voted best French Restaurant 2007 & 2008- Metro Magazine".
**Because of the calm and serene environment we at Saint Jacques are proud to promote and offer our guest, we may not be a suitable venue for children under the age of 8**
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Private Party Facilities:
Saint Jacques does offer a private room setting up to 40 guests. The entire restaurant can be reserved for private party and can accommodate up to 80 (sit down dinner).
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
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Saint Jacques French Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
Delicious food. Good wine by the glass ...
Delicious food. Good wine by the glass. I had the mussels and snapper. My husband had the foie gras and duck. Both were very good. We will visit again.
We went for our anniversary lunch and we ...
We went for our anniversary lunch and were thoroughly impressed - the food and service were great. Somehow in nearly 30 years of living in North Raleigh we'd never been to Saint Jacques - a mistake we've rectified and won't repeat. Have told several couples we play tennis with about it who have likewise heard of the restaurant but never been, and they're eager to try it. I would definitely recommend Saint Jacques - outstanding food, service, and atmosphere for a reasonable price.
St. Jacques is one of the few French res ...
St. Jacques is one of the few French restaurants in the Raleigh/Durham area and they do a very good job with the quality and presentment of their food. It's been a few years since my last visit and it did not disappoint. The chef had visited our table twice and is a very friendly and gracious host. Now, this is not the equivalent of a Michelin Star restaurant in Paris, but it is very good. With 3 bottles of wine and apps and entree's for 4 people, our bill came to about $500 before gratuity.
Great food don't let the location or out ...
Great food don't let the location or outside fool you.
Great food, great atmosphere
My husband took me here for my birthday. We loved experiencing authentic foods. The food was wonderful! I especially loved the between palate cleansers!
This restaurant has been one of our favo ...
This restaurant has been one of our favorites for intimate dinners. When Chef Lil left, I was concerned that it would be the end of a special spot, but my fears were allayed by a lovely dining experience. The food was thoughtfully and carefully prepared, the staff was attentive, and we enjoyed a relaxing, unhurried meal. It remains a favorite.
Exquisite cuisine,great service.
Exquisite cuisine,great service.
Best French Restaurant in Raleigh
This French restaurant is our best in Raleigh so far. They need to have more reservation spot open for booking. We love the service and foods there. Thanks.
A delightful meal of classic French offe ...
A delightful meal of classic French offerings simply prepared (including a very special choux fleurs amuse bouche), a friendly young chef from Grenoble, agreeably discreet service and an appealing wine list though generally on the young side.
Outstanding all the way around...
This was a wonderful dining experience from strait to finish. Service, drinks, food were all exceptional!
Eight year patron and never disappointed
We searched the computer in 2008 to find a restaurant for our son's college graduation celebration. We struck Gold! The restaurant is small and unassuming. It is located in a strip shopping center. We had our doubts going in. We were greeted graciously and seated in a small side room (8 people in the group). The food was outstanding from the main course to dessert. The wine list was extensive and, fortunately, the owner very helpful with his recommendations. We enjoyed an unhurried two hour meal and celebration. Over the years, my wife and I have returned on several occasions to celebrate special occasions with family and friends. We have never been disappointed. (We live in Charlotte.)
Great French Restaurant
I started with the mussels in a cream sauce and they were superb. Wife had the seafood chowder and it was very good also. For a main, I had the rack of lamb while wife had the filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and were excellent. Finished with the profiteroles and wife had the rêve en chocolat. While the profiteroles were very good, I'll give the edge to the dark chocolate in warm puff pastry with crème Anglaise. Service is outstanding as everyone attends to you needs, not just your waiter. There are not many restaurants in Raleigh area that equal the food and service here. Kinda pricey, but well worth the splurge.
The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and delicious. We weren't sure which wine went best with the lamb and the Wine Sommelier was perfect with his selection for us after several questions regarding our tastes. Atmosphere was romantic and the service superb. We love this restaurant and it is consistently "the best" every time we go.
Chef Serge creates excellent French cuis ...
Chef Serge creates excellent French cuisine right here in Raleigh!
Amazing lunch in surprise location. Chef is wonderful and visited our table to introduce the excellent cheese plate--loved his commitment to the cuisine and culture. Have already started recommending to friends and look forward to returning asap.
We went here for our anniversary dinner and had one of the finest meals we have ever had. Service and food were perfect and the dishes were exquisitely prepared.
Wasn't quite up to par this time
Let me start by saying I really like this restaurant. But this visit was not quite up to par. We got there early and they were kind enough to seat us, which was appreciated . The appetizers were good. The duck was heavy and there was too much honey. My son said his salmon was "bland" and my husband's sea bass was somewhat 'fishy' tasting. The palate cleanser had a bit too much thyme. The amuse bouche was fantastic. And the desserts were wonderful. Still my favorite restaurant but I was disappointed.
Better than ever!!
We have been fans of this restaurant for many years.They have recently hired a new French chef and the food has improved remarkably--which is saying a lot as it was wonderful before this chef. We came for a birthday lunch and the chef came and spoke to us and asked if he could prepare any requests for us. My daughter requested sweetbreads from the dinner menu and he was happy to prepare it. They were marvelous! The offerings all now more authentic French dishes, taste exquisite and are beautifully presented. Service has always been a strong feature here and it remains stellar. Our waitperson was Aaron who is always attentive, knowledgeable and makes the meal even more of a pleasure. The wines are excellent and they also now offer cocktails as well. Do not let the location of this restaurant stop you from trying it. It is a gem and always make me feel I am back in France again.
Excellent restaurant for special celebra ...
Excellent restaurant for special celebrations. Chef is excellent and service is tremendous!
My rack of lamb was fabulous and the gra ...
My rack of lamb was fabulous and the gratin potatoes and broiled tomato completed the meal perfectly. My husband ordered the apple dessert which I would go back just to order for dessert!! Our server Aaron was incredible. Cudos to getting Serge as your new Chef/manager. (Hope I got that correct) We need to visit more often but be sure to get your reservation well ahead or you will be out of luck.
As always. Fantastic. As a celiac, the ...
As always. Fantastic. As a celiac, they have always done their best to be helpful :) Thank you.
A Truly Memorable Evening
The dinner was superb in every respect. The only difficulty was choosing what to have; everything on the menu sounded wonderful. Each member of our party had a different entree, and all were perfectly prepared. The service was outstanding, and the evening could not have been better in any respect!
The food was wonderful, and the ambiance ...
The food was wonderful, and the ambiance was very nice. Our server did not know that my fish's delicious accompaniment was made from leeks (also delicious). I loved the fact that the napkins on the table were white, but when we sat down our waitress brought black napkins since we were wearing darker attire. Also, I think the beer that I ordered should have been poured for me and not served in the bottle (my husband ordered wine by the glass for himself). So just little details that could make this a five star overall for me.
One of the few restaurants to still have escargot, so of course we had them. They were great. The breads were incredible. The service was absolutely fantastic. Main course was a scallop pastry, soooo good. And dessert was so amazing. The choices were numerous and all sounded great. I finally decided on the sabayon ( i think that is how it is spelled). The entire evening was an A+, can't wait to go back. It is pricey, but very worth it.
The food was great. Unfortunately my da ...
The food was great. Unfortunately my date was mentally unstable.
We love St.Jacque! The entire staff is there to make your meal excellent. The chef, sommelier and waiter were checking in with us to make sure we were pleased with everything. It was such a wonderful evening.
After moving here from NYC we have not found many really good restaurants, so Saint Jacques was a nice surprise and we would definitely go back.
Chef did an outstanding job. Service wa ...
Chef did an outstanding job. Service was wonderful. Every bite delicious. Will be back again soon!
I give the food and service 6 stars. Very nice! yes!
Outstanding: Par excellence!
A new chef from Paris worked his magic to produce a truly outstanding dining experience. Every aspect of our experience was superb. I would highly recommend the current iteration of St. Jaques. Although we went with some uncertainty after the departure of Lil and Lori (the former owners), our experience will bring us back often. Far exceeded my expectations.
The Taste of Paris
I went to St. Jacques for lunch with a friend and had the best meal I've had in Raleigh, NC, while feeling that I was miles and miles away in Paris, France. We started with the most perfect fois gras that I have had since Paris. It was smooth and delicious with a marvelous apple-mango chutney, delicious warm bread, and a beautiful presentation. The Coquilles St. Jacques was so fresh and flavorful and served beautifully in a scallop shell with light breading and a smooth savory sauce. I had a fabulous vol-au-vent of creamy shrimp and lobster sauce. The pastry was done just right and it was served with a very tasty root vegetable side. Homemade peach ice cream and an extraordinary sorbet with grapefruit and thyme completed a most pleasant experience. The background music was lovely and so relaxing. I love the warmth and welcome feel of the restaurant once you are inside. French chef, Serge, is a delight and has made this a must go place for an exquisite dining adventure. Don't miss St. Jacques in Raleigh!
The food was a little pricey but it is worth it for many many reasons. There are so many different flavors built into your meal. The taste does not get old. Every bite you take still has an exploding amount of flavor in your mouth. The homemade bread is also the same way. It is not noisy at all. Due to this being a fancy restaurant, no parents want to bring rowdy little children here to ruins other customers' experience. The whole staff is amazing. Even if a staff member isn't "your" waiter or waitress, they will still smile at you and make you feel welcomed. The look on your date's face after you leave is the best part about it too. When you pay for your meal, you aren't paying for tasty, fancy food. You pay for the experience of a lifetime. From the moment you step through the door to the moment you go to sleep that night, you will not regret that you chose this place to bring your date. If you want to have a night you won't forget, this is the go to restaurant.
Simply one of the best dining experience ...
Simply one of the best dining experiences I've had in Raleigh that rivals anywhere I've been. Top notch from top to bottom. Absolutely delicious is every way and impeccable service while still being relaxed. Loved it. Will be back.
I took my huaband there for his birthday.
Each course we ordered was amazing. Always a pleasure to dine at an establishment that caters to their guest. What a treat. We will be coming back soon.
A surprising gem in an unlikely location
Always EXCELLENT food and service. Fun for lunch and GREAT for dinner -- but be sure to make a reservation for evenings!
Classic french dishes
Great food; sommelier was friendly and helpful. They were full the evening we were there, so it could be our server was distracted; she was very friendly and could have been more attentive but our experience was positive overall.
Great experience at Saint Jacques French Cuisine
My wife and I have been looking for a good French restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. I read a few reviews and picked Saint Jacques. We were skeptical of he location in a shopping center... but were not disappointed in the experience. The staff were welcoming and attentive without being over bearing. I especially liked that we were not hurried through our meal. We were able to take our time and relax between courses. The food was very good. My wife had the Scottish salmon and I had the short ribs as well as the muscles for the hot appetizer. both dishes were excellent and well prepared. We will definitely be back for more.
Exceptional food and service.
St. Jacques is an excellent French restaurant with superb food and service. From start to finish all five of us experienced a meal that was exceptional on every level. The wait staff deserve special mention. They are attentive without being intrusive, very pleasant and accommodating, and very professional. My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend.
Service was terrific and the food was spectacular.
Had an excellent dining experience. Felt like we were in France. Very authentic. The staff was outstanding.
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