About Saint Jacques French Cuisine
Raleigh, NC 27609
Saint Jacques French Cuisine is a traditional French restaurant located in North Raleigh. We serve authentic food with a respect for century old recipes, recreated for the taste of today.
French Native Serge Falcoz-Vigne is the Chef with 30+ years of experience in the hospitality business in both France and in North Carolina. Also as a General Manager of the restaurant, he can provide to the guest a total experience from the kitchen to the floor with renowned French food and service. Saint Jacques was voted one of the OpenTable Top 100 restaurants in the country for 2016.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm-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
The food was simply delicious. I took my ...
The food was simply delicious. I took my fiancé for his 50th birthday and he was ever so pleased with the choice. The service was superb and the chef took the time to explain how he was preparing the food. We didn't want dessert, but the chef prepared a dessert anyway. The food was very much authentic French food and prepared to perfection. I would highly recommend Saint Jacques.
Had read all the reviews everything was ...
Had read all the reviews everything was as expected! Service was the best i have experienced in the US - which is no small statement as i must have eaten hundreds of times in dozens of major cities. Food was incredible, authentic, prepared with care and attention to detail and a joy to eat. Decor is old fashioned but it's appropriate. Prices compare to any high end downtown restaurant - but having eaten at all of those i would still come back to this place for my next special occasion. Make the drive a few miles north of town, ignore the strip mall location - you will be also be impressed.
The entire evening was wonderful. We wer ...
The entire evening was wonderful. We were cheerfully greeted and shown to our table immediately!
When given the menus, our waitress stated she knew someone was gluten free and explained they could prepare almost anything for me by slight changes ! I was impressed, in all the years of using OPEN TABLE this was the first time someone at the restaurant READ my note! Very Impressed! They even made gluten free little bread/cheese bites for me!
All I can say is that we will be returning!
This is an upscale restaurant that is ex ...
This is an upscale restaurant that is expensive but you get what you pay for so it is usually a special occasion treat for me. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful and the chef/owner from Grenoble, France was able to visit with the patrons. Our visit was on a Tuesday night so the restaurant was not very busy which may have permitted the staff to spend more time with patrons than usual.
I chose this restaurant as a Christmas p ...
I chose this restaurant as a Christmas present for my wife. Having recently been in France, she loves French cooking. Saint Jacques is authentic French cooking. The food was outstanding, she had rack of lamb, I had sea scallops. Portions were appropriate and cooked perfectly. The wait staff is most accommodating and friendly. Chef Serge visits every table and discusses your selections to help you understand his methods. Couldn't ask for a better experience in any restaurant. Relatively expensive, but they are not in the business of turning tables, they want you to have the best experience in fine dining at your leisure.
I have been to Saint Jacques numerous ti ...
I have been to Saint Jacques numerous times, and it never fails to impress. Classic French dishes are there, along with some more adventurous fare. The chef makes it a point to visit you tableside and make you feel very welcome. Service is spot on, and very unobtrusive. The daily specials are always a treat so be sure to try them! And don't be fooled by the location in a suburban shopping center - it is a terrific place for a special occasion as well as people looking for a great meal. Cheers!
An incredible find with amazing food and ...
An incredible find with amazing food and top notch service. My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday and we were thrilled with the choice! I had a terrible cold and the hostess went beyond expectations to bring me a hot drink with their special liquor from Durham. Just what the Dr ordered. The foie gras was phenomenal, a must if you go. My husband ordered the filet which was perfectly prepared, I had the lamb which was also delicious. Having the chef visit the table multiple times through the dinner showed how much he cared for his craft. His attention to the food, wine and his service can't be compared! We will certainly be back!
Food was excellent! We unfortunately wer ...
Food was excellent! We unfortunately were sat next to a very loud party so if I could change anything I would say I would have preferred to have sat somewhere quieter. Service was excellent, staff was excellent, overall very pleased with our experience
Everything was exceptional. The foie gra ...
Everything was exceptional. The foie gras was amazing. The prices were reasonable compared to many french restaurants. While some Americans complain that the French give you small portions, that is absolutely not the case here. We ordered the lobster bisque was five star. Get it if you can. The breads were exceptional as well. The service was wonderful as well. I can't really think of something negative. Take your date here. She will love it.
The food was excellent as was the wine r ...
The food was excellent as was the wine recommendstion. Service was outstanding including the multiple chats with the owner/chef. Though the lighting is a bit bright it is still a great place for a romantic evening. Very relaxed and not rushed, you dine you don't eat.
This is my second visit to St Jacques. I ...
This is my second visit to St Jacques. I can enthusiastically recommend this restaurant. From the time you enter until you depart, the entire staff ensures your satisfaction,. The food is magnificent and the staff equally excelled.
It is indeed "fine dining" in every way.
Make reservations, or you may be disappointed. St Jacques is rightfully making a name for itself!
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.
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