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: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 919.862.2770 for reservations for special events.
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Saint Jacques French Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
We loved that the chef came out to talk ...
We loved that the chef came out to talk to us about our meal. We could tell that he really enjoyed what he was doing. The food was amazing, the service impeccable. I would definitely recommend Saint Jacques to anyone.
We had an unbelievable dinner at Saint J ...
We had an unbelievable dinner at Saint Jacques! The service was exemplary. The chef even came out to introduce himself prior to our appetizers. We had the cheese plate and the fois gras to start. Both were so good. I ordered the beef tenderloin as my entree and my husband had the duck. We loved our choices. For dessert, we split the apple tart. It's on the pricey side, but worth every penny.
We returned to Saint Jacques this visit ...
We returned to Saint Jacques this visit to celebrate our anniversary. Every person we encountered made us feel special! The food exquisite. My Dijon crusted rack of lamb was so tender and cooked to a perfect medium/rare. The potatoes in a cream sauce was a delicious accompaniment. My husband's beef filet had the most unusual and incredibly rich sauce. We shared the apple tartlet for dessert. Their wine list is terrific and the servers are very knowledgeable. We appreciated a table-side visit by Chef Serge, and reflected with him his participation in the Fire in the Triangle Dining Competition a couple years ago. We were there....(and he won that night!) Thanks to the Chef and his fine staff for a memorable anniversary!
We drive from Virginia down to Raleigh a ...
We drive from Virginia down to Raleigh area just to eat here. The food is absolutely outstanding. The menu is seasonal. The place is very quiet and small. Great for romantic dinners or special occasions. The service is always great.
St. Jacques is, simply put, a wonderful ...
St. Jacques is, simply put, a wonderful restaurant. You will feel that you've instantly been transported to an intimate restaurant in the heart of France! We are return-customers and chose St. Jacques for our 25th wedding anniversary! We can't wait to go back!!
first time there based on ratings on Ope ...
first time there based on ratings on Open Table. Were in the mood for a good French meal and we were not disappointed. Maybe does not stand out in Paris, Lyon, or NYC but here it does. We enjoyed some meals with different treatments without being too far out.
Will return and probably invite friends to branch out and feel like on the continent. Truly nice touches on starter and mid meal sherbet to cleanse palette.
We dined here based on the many good rev ...
We dined here based on the many good reviews but what a disappointment!
While the ambiance is pleasant in a traditional way and the service is attentive enough, the food experience was lacking. There's an over-reliance on salt for flavor, and entrées arrived lukewarm. The prices are quite high, making the entire dining experience even less savory.
I am torn on this review. I enjoyed the ...
I am torn on this review. I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant, and most of the offerings were excellent. I gave 3 stars for the food, only because out of 2 dishes that seems to be the average. Do not order the chicken, you could simply eat salted chicken in some brown gravy and get much the same experience. The other sides and dishes were excellent. I'd simply suggest removing chicken from the menu as it's not a strong point. The duck? Excellent. Everything else? Excellent. The chicken? A mistake.
The servers were attentive and exceptionally knowledgeable not only about the dishes but also about the wine list and were great at suggesting pairings. Please make sure to avail yourself of these services. Our server, Trent, was exceptional. If you can request him, you'll not be disappointed: professional, prompt, and accommodating. Great dining experience.
Ambiance is excellent and noise level is reasonable. You can have a private, quiet, conversation without problems.
Absolutely amazing dinner! From the min ...
Absolutely amazing dinner! From the minute we arrived, the staff was very attentive to our needs. Received a great recommended for the wine he had. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was delicious. I would definitely return and highly recommend Saint Jacques.
We have been numerous times to Saint Jac ...
We have been numerous times to Saint Jacques. Food and service are top notch. Experience has been consistently very good. If you enjoy high-end French cuisine this is the place to go. Among the best Restaurants we have experienced in the entire US.
Very nice lunch menu ... we ordered appe ...
Very nice lunch menu ... we ordered appetizers for lunch with a glass of wine and it was perfect ... so perfect that we re-ordered the same appetizers for our "dessert": coquilles st jacques and escargots with glasses of white bordeaux and chablis. Cappucino was perfectly executed for the finale.
Very warm and generous staff. Quite po ...
Very warm and generous staff. Quite polished and professional. Traditional French food in a non-fussy way. Not nouvelle by a long shot, but well prepared and well plated classic French cuisine. Chef stops by the table at end of meal. Very friendly and open fellow. Don't be deterred by location in a nondescript strip mall. Once inside you will be transported.
This is the 2nd time we have had lunch h ...
This is the 2nd time we have had lunch here and it was as wonderful this time as the first. We especially appreciated the chef accommodating a special request for a dish that was on the dinner menu but not on the lunch menu. And most especially the entire wait staff was exceptionally pleasant, engaging and patient letting us spend 2 hours having lunch and enjoying the company of our guests whom we hadn't seen in a number of years. It was most appreciated as they are in town supporting their daughter who is in a critical health situation and this was a much needed respite for them. I can't thank you all enough!!
Divine! The French Onion Soup did not di ...
Divine! The French Onion Soup did not disappoint. Rack of Lamb and Filet of Duck both cooked to perfection. Unexpected winners of the evening were the potatoes "gratin dauphinois" and the lavender cranberry wheat bread. Wine recommendations by the staff paired well. The arancini amuse-bouche and sorbet palate cleanser were both nice little luxuries. Perfect for a romantic dinner.
The occasion was a friend's birthday. T ...
The occasion was a friend's birthday. The meal was superb from start to finish, including a special birthday dessert treat for our friend. The service was flawless. It is always a pleasure to dine at Saint Jacques, no matter what the occasion!
My daughter took me here for my ____ bir ...
My daughter took me here for my __ birthday. We are both great fans of French cuisine and we both agreed St. Jacques is one of the best we have experienced. I have eaten in many French restaurants both domestic and in Europe over the last 35 years and, for me, this was one of the top 5.
The new chef-owner at Saint Jacques Fren ...
The new chef-owner at Saint Jacques French Cuisine picks up where Lil Lacasagna left off. It's authentic French cuisine with a very welcoming but French "formal" atmosphere deserving of at least one Michelin star. If you want an authentic French atmosphere with authentic French food, this is THE place to go in the Triangle. There are even some French-speaking waiters.
We had a wonderful lunch at St. Jacques. ...
We had a wonderful lunch at St. Jacques. The mussel appetizer was delicious. I would definitely recommend it. It was a large enough portion for two people. Their dessert menu is unique. The goat cheese with passion fruit puree and blackberries was great. Again, large enough to share. The service was impeccable. Well worth the price for a special occasion.
St Jaques never fails to impress. The s ...
St Jaques never fails to impress. The service is outstanding and the food was excellent. I had the filet mignon cooked to perfection with fingerling potatoes and my husband had their special...trout with spinach and potatoes...just the right amount. Dessert was a a scrumptious lemon cake specially presented for my husband's birthday. The cappuccino was the best I have tasted in a long time.
This is a very special restaurant well worth a visit.
Very nice atmosphere, adult conversation ...
Very nice atmosphere, adult conversation, no cellphones, etc. The waitstaff was very attentive, recommended a great bottle of wine to go with my duck and my wife's NC trout. They even made a special order aperitif, Dubonnet, Gin and a lemon in honor of Queen Elizabeth for me. It was a pleasant and delicious two hour vacation from modern life. We'll be back one day for sure!
Saint Jacques was a pleasant find in the ...
Saint Jacques was a pleasant find in the Triangle area; an area lacking in quality French cuisine. Not since eating in France have I found an authentic French restaurant. Saint Jacques is unapologetically French and doesn't try to have any other types of cuisine. It's worth every single penny and the chef even came to speak to us throughout the meal. Maris (Marisa) was a wonderful server and took excellent care of us. I couldn't decide which dessert I should get and told her to surprise me. She did a wonderful job and brought the Reve en Chocolat - highly recommended!
There's no question that I will return time and time again.
We went here for date night and it is al ...
We went here for date night and it is always the most pleasant experience. The chef always comes out to talk about the food and its preparation. The filet could be cut with a butter knife and the sauces prepared for it were perfect! Dan was right on with the selection of wine to pair with the filet. The service is impeccable (thanks Dan!). Saint Jacques is our favorite restaurant in the triangle. We live in Cary and it is definitely worth the drive.
St. Jacques once more proved itself one ...
St. Jacques once more proved itself one of the top restaurants in the area. I took my husband there for his birthday. He had the escargots, the beef bourguignon, and a chocolate dessert. I had the Coquilles St. Jacques, the shrimp salad, and the cheese assortment for dessert. All six dishes were marvelous. The service was, as always, perfect. This is one of our very favorite special occasion restaurants. We plan to return next month for our wedding anniversary.
What a wonderful experience. We am not k ...
What a wonderful experience. We am not keen on dinner, and our search is for fine dining restaurants that can serve "dinner" for a late lunch. Saint Jacques did just that. From the service, to the food, to the un-rushed meal....it could not have been better!
All around, a great experience! The meal ...
All around, a great experience! The meal was excellent and service is the best in Raleigh. The chef spends a lot of time visiting patrons in the dining room. He is a sweet and charming man, a little difficult to understand at times, due to his French accented English. I recommend St. Jacques for any special occasion.
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