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
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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, 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
This is the real deal for French cuisine ...
This is the real deal for French cuisine. The service was excellent and so was the food. Would definitely impress your date. Even though its in a strip mall, they do a good job of making you forget that once your inside.
Saint Jacques has a new chef, Serge Falc ...
Saint Jacques has a new chef, Serge Falcoz-Vigne and some new items on the menu as well as traditional French bistro fare. We tried the Escargots de Bourgogne au beurre d'ail, an excellent example of this traditional appetizer in a six cup tray. The Coquille Saint Jacques included surprise Pamlico Sound shrimp and was served in three scallop shells. The Saumon Roti a la croute de basilic, vinaigrette a l'orange was generous and the sourdough crust and diced ratatouille were nice touches. The Filet mignon de boeuf, a la Rossini was topped with food gras and served with black truffle sauce, delicious and rich, with the steak cooked perfectly. The Mousse au chocolate maison was a great finish. The service was excellent, informed, and attentive. An excellent evening and a great choice for a special occasion or a night out!
We had a great time at St. Jacques, the ...
We had a great time at St. Jacques, the French food was superb, the wine list was outstanding, the staff was great, and the cook actually spent some time talking to us during diner and as we left. What could be better? I would highly recommend this quite and amazing place for superb food and quite atmosphere.
Dined here for the first time and I'll b ...
Dined here for the first time and I'll be back. Service and food was excellent. My only vice was the entree arrived slightly on the cool side, instead of warm-hot. I tried their "special of the evening" which changes regularly.
The dining room was packed, so whatever you do, make an advance reservation, as I think a walk-in is virtually impossible.
They do not have a full-service bar, but offer a nice selection of cocktails, wine, etc. which can be ordered at your table.
For fine French cuisine, this is where you want to eat!
Last Saturday night was my first visit t ...
Last Saturday night was my first visit to the restaurant. I chose it as a place to celebrate my anniversary because I not been to a French restaurant in the Triangle since I moved here more than 12 years ago. I was most impressed with the entire experience. They seemed to have a large staff and everyone worked together to deliver really wonderful service. The food was wonderful, the chef visited our table - (and he was French!) and as in any really nice French restaurant you get all the little extras - the little "foo-foo" plates, sorbet, the bread roving bread basket, etc. The food was wonderful, the portions size just right - honestly could not have been more delighted. The female manager (owner?) was gracious and attentive and made the point to thank us and make sure we had enjoyed our dinner. Also - although this restaurant is in a strip mall, it is decorated in such a manner that you really think you are in ..well.. if not in France - at least not in a strip mall! I highly recommend and plan to return!
Service excellent. Extremely overpriced ...
Service excellent. Extremely overpriced for the food quality and taste. I tasted my wife's salmon and we get it much better at home and way much better at the cafeteria at work. Maybe is just they way we are use to eating it but such an expensive meal ($185.05 for two, included 3 glasses of wine and desert) is expected to surpass, by far, anything you can get at home or work.
This was for a date nite with my spouse, ...
This was for a date nite with my spouse, no special occasion but simply to have a good meal. The entire experience was excellent. If anything, the portions were slightly too generous (as we left pleasantly full without getting dessert) but the food was outstanding. Although the location (a strip mall) is unimpressive, the interior is exactly on target to transport you to a small restaurant in France.
It was our second anniversary and I was ...
It was our second anniversary and I was looking for somewhere special and different. I located Saint Jacques and made reservations. We arrived a few minutes early but were immediately greeted by staff and seated. Our service was outstanding the the atmosphere for our special night was perfect. We were nervous a bit since this was our first time there but every staff member we had contact with made us feel at home. The chef even came to our table to check on us and see how our evening was. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet. Very classy place. Every thing we had to eat was absolutely perfect and could not have been better. The salads were the freshest ever and the cheese platter was a great choice. We (we couldn't help but share our entrees with each other) enjoyed the salmon and the filet, and the cream spinach was sooo good. We will definitely be back. Such a wonderful place for a special romantic evening. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you soon.
We went with another couple to celebrate ...
We went with another couple to celebrate the birthdays of our wives. We were seated promptly at a table in the center of the room. Our waiter was prompt in welcoming us and announcing the specials. Our friends were a bit late in arriving; however, we never felt pressured to get started. Throughout the evening, the waiter seemed to know when we were in conversation and didn't interrupt. We never felt rushed, even though we were there for over 2 hours.
Each of us ordered a different entree, including the scallops, rack of lamb, filet and the fish of the day. We shared a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine. Two of us ordered the ice cream and sorbet of the day.
Our entire party enjoyed the food and the experience. The food, presentation and service were excellent. Equally important was the quiet atmosphere that made for enjoyable conversation and a fun evening.
One of the best meals I have had during ...
One of the best meals I have had during my time so far in the Triangle. The food was excellent and the service was as impressive. The personal touch of the chef talking to each guest and talking about the dishes greatly enhanced the experience. The servers were very kind and friendly and always there when needed. It was a wonderful way to spend an anniversary and I look forward to dining here again.
Finally got the opportunity to dine at ...
Finally got the opportunity to dine at Saint Jacques! Did not disappoint... Great service, chef made multiple rounds greeting guests, food was well prepared and delicious, loved their attention to detail in presentation.
Great dining experience, highly recommend.
Excellent food and excellent service. Ex ...
Excellent food and excellent service. Excellent ambience. The dining room is cozy, with low lighting, carpeting and quiet music in the background, so you can comfortably have a conversation with people at your table. The servers we had all spoke French in a very friendly, inviting manner. They seemed like people who really enjoy working there. The chef obviously enjoys making his rounds with dinner guests and also had a very gracious and friendly demeanor. The website advises against bringing very young children, which is understandable to maintain the ambience. This is the second time we brought our 8 year-old son, who is well behaved, and the servers and the chef were all very engaged in making sure everyone including my son were having a good time. The food was absolutely delicious.
The staff was wonderful, from the hostes ...
The staff was wonderful, from the hostess to the server to the Chef. Our server spent time to get to know us. The chef walked us outside and spoke to us about our experience. The food was incredible, yea a little pricey so don't go there to cheap spend the money for the good stuff, wow it was awesome.
This place was the best choice we did fo ...
This place was the best choice we did for celebrating our anniversary, the attention to us was caring, warm and unique. Our waitress was able to speak to us in three languages french, Spanish and English. The food was the right portion, tasteful and amazingly crafted. We loved the chef coming to our table and taking the time to explain to us our dishes and the process the have in the restaurant to open your appetite.
Disappointed after the great reviews. Be ...
Disappointed after the great reviews. Been searching for excellent continental food with elegant service since we moved south 5 years ago - time to keep looking. Nothing like French restaurants in Manhattan. Started with the waitress telling us the dinner specials as soon as we were seated and then walking away without offering drinks. I had to ask to order a cocktail. We had to tell her we wanted to slow down a little and then she did. Food was very good but nothing all that "French" about it except adding pate to everything. Portions small and very expensive. Chef did come out to check on diners and I think he cares, but needs to school wait staff. Nothing really wrong with restaurant but nothing special either -no reason to go back.
This was the celebration of a special fr ...
This was the celebration of a special friend's birthday. The meal was special. The snails are wonderful. My dish was delightful...Flounder stuffed with mushrooms on a bed of butternut squash. My birthday friend had lamb chops with fillet bean. They were beautiful.
The chef visited us several times. I must complement him for his attentiveness. A delicious meal.
the coffee is outstanding.
Incredible. We came for my birthday- our ...
Incredible. We came for my birthday- our first time here. Absolutely everything was done so very well. They paid attention to the details. There was a wine tasting as we ordered wine, the Chef brought out an amuse bouche and spoke with us, between courses they did a palette cleanse, our server even scraped for crumbs before dessert. All these little things turned a great meal into a dining experience. On top of which, the food we ordered was absolutely divine. Scallops done perfectly, Boeuf Bourguignon that melted in the mouth, and I can't even begin to talk about the desserts. The plating was stunning; they even customized my dessert plate for my birthday complete with name and candle! The staff were professional while also personable, attentive without being annoying; just lovely. We had an excellent evening, and I can't for an occasion to return.
It was our first dinner at this excellen ...
It was our first dinner at this excellent restaurant and we are making reservations already for next week.
Excellent food, chef, service and very friendly staff make this one of the best dining experiences we have had since escaping NY five years ago.
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!
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