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, Full Bar, 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
The food is superb and all the food revi ...
The food is superb and all the food reviews are on point under the oversight of a new chef. Alert - this is a first world problem review. The front management and servers are not comparable to the food. It must be improved if the ratings are to remain high. We had a server who was clearly over her head, in part due to lack of oversight and training by the front house manager. Who, upon the conclusion of expression of concern and why the evening was spoiled by the service failure, stated "Thank you for your input." Really? Disappointing to say the least...
The staff made every effort to take care ...
The staff made every effort to take care of our every need. We were invited to taste the wine selections that were recommended. I was pleasantly surprised to find plenty of gluten-free options. The chief chef came to our table to figure out a way to make my meal interesting and satisfying. The shredded duck distributed generously throughout a delicious polenta was outstanding. The tuna special with mushrooms, strawberries and risotto was also a hit. The chair I sat on was too hard to sit on for the duration of a leisurely meal, but other than that we were pleased with our dining experience and would definitely return on another occasion. We appreciated the excellent service. The chef even came by our table to thank us for coming and wish us a good evening.
We are regular patrons, and this visit e ...
We are regular patrons, and this visit exceeded our already high expectations. The cuisine continues to be superb, as are the wines and the service. We are firmly convinced that Saint Jacques is the best restaurant in the Triangle area!
We went here for our 31st anniversary! E ...
We went here for our 31st anniversary! Everything was perfect! Been wanting to dine here for some time now. Made our anniversary special! Can't wait to go back again! Telling all our friends what a special place this truly is! Highly recommended!!
This is without any doubt one of the bes ...
This is without any doubt one of the best restaurants we have visited in the US. We have been to Saint Jacques on numerous occasions and the quality of food and service have always been top notch. The new Executive Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne is very visible and enjoys interacting with his clientele. A very big plus (and in line with old school European tradition)!
We haven't been to this restaurant in ab ...
We haven't been to this restaurant in about 5 years -- and I am happy to say that little has changed. It is like going to France -- except without the jet lag and having to exchange currencies. The chef is from Grenoble - and the food is very authentic. One of the few quiet restaurants left.
Our table of three had salads, escargot, ...
Our table of three had salads, escargot, rack of lamb, scallops x 2 and dessert. Everything except the dessert was excellent. The waitstaff was very good and the chef took time to meet each of the patrons. It's pricey, so for me is only fit for a special occasion. The only disappointment was one of the desserts -- it was chocolate mousse -- very small portion, nothing special, $11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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