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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Saint Jacques French Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
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.
now that he's free from the restrictions ...
now that he's free from the restrictions of the previous store at 518 W, i can see why serge is an amazin' chef! i consider st jacques to be a boutique restaurant - one that i feel caters to an affluent guest who is more interested in food quality, the experience and service than price. to that end, it's great for all who want to shock their palette with a delight i've not experienced anywhere on the planet!
the service is even a step up from the barn who in my view is premiere esp when u consider the number of ppl they serve on a regular basis. i will add that margaux's is another with superb service but st jacques takes it to a new level!
for me, this is the restaurant in the triangle. yes, there are fancier, as in cosmetics, stores that do well but this store is one that MUST be experienced.
We have always considered this one of ou ...
We have always considered this one of our top restaurants. this time my duck had a lot of gristle and was a little tough. the rest of the meal was exceptional as always. the creme brulee is always near the top of our favorite list and I appreciated the chef making a special pre appetizer for me when I could not eat the scallops one.
Our out-of-town guests were first-time v ...
Our out-of-town guests were first-time visitors to Saint Jacques, and they loved it. As always, everything about our meal from start to finish was outstanding. Whether for lunch or dinner, St Jacques is the perfect place to go for a wonderful meal!
Five stars is not enough!! Seven, at le ...
Five stars is not enough!! Seven, at least!! Pricy? Yes. Worth it? YES! If you're like us, occasionally spending a lot on a special occasion is nice. And fun. As long as we feel that the experience was worth the cost. Spending a bucket-load of money on a ho-hum meal leaves one feeling angry on wasting the money. Spending a large sum of money and getting MORE than you ever expected... WORTH IT! All in the perspective.
St. Jacques staff will pamper you. The chef will send out an "amuse bouche" to stimulate your taste buds. And he will come to visit you at your table to be sure you're happy.
The service is leisurely, neither rushed or overly prolonged. The wine list has something for everyone.
I could describe the items we ordered from the menu, but really... whatever you order will be great! Of course, you have to understand French cuisine. The portions are not huge, but they're not skimpy, either. We had the amuse bouche (which is really just about two bites); we shared 3 appetizers (because we couldn't decide); and bread, of course (awesome); then a sorbet "palate cleanser"; our main course; coffee and dessert. We were pleasantly sated, neither hungry or over-stuffed.
And you know the best part? We cannot wait to get back there!! Really!! Perfect!
Our party of 4 enjoyed the lunch meal gr ...
Our party of 4 enjoyed the lunch meal greatly. We had the watermelon gazpacho and salad. The main courses were very tasty and appropriately light for lunch (quiche, crepe St Jacques, salmon). The chocolate and sabayon desserts were super.
Chef Serge was very friendly!
The main problem was that it was very quiet during the midweek lunch hour - great for a friends' get-together, but somewhat lacking in ambience.
I hope that the great food overcomes what should be a temporary 'low' season at lunchtimes.
Third visit over several years; I knew m ...
Third visit over several years; I knew my wife liked it as she'd mentioned it a few times. It's in a shopping center but don't let that fool you. Silver lining: plenty of parking spaces, but then it was a Wednesday night. Interior is not overly formal but is well done in quiet and subdued themes. As much as we usually have to slow the staff down in most restaurants using various strategies, we were pleasantly surprised when we found that even we were moving just a little bit too fast. Please do not come to this restaurant if you are in a hurry. Or cannot find a babysitter. This is not an inexpensive restaurant except for the wine list. Of course there were expensive bottles but there was an expansive range of reasonably priced bottles. Small but very good selection by the glass. The cheese plate appetizer is a good choice to share if you just want something to nibble on. The night's special was trout which was incredible. Served on mixed greens with a vinegarette dressing and a side of a kind of casserole with squash and cheese. The other main dish tried were the scallops from the menu (see online). Incredible. Perfect Creme Brulee. For a special occasion, let the staff know when you make the reservation.
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!!
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