Saint Jacques French Cuisine
Saint Jacques French Cuisine

Saint Jacques French Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com/
  • Phone: 9198622770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: David Wimmers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Off-sites are welcome, $2000 minimum
  • 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).
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Lacassagne 9198622770

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Forest
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Saint Jacques French Cuisine
A French heaven in this hospitable south, Saint Jacques is run and operated by French native Lil Lacassagne. We serve 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**
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Saint Jacques French Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)romantic (84)fit for foodies (73)notable wine list (59)neighborhood gem (42)great for lunch (19)good for groups (9)great for brunch (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Don't let the location fool you.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Yes, this restaurant it tucked into a stripmall. When we visiting there was even construction going on and it was not quite what I expected but once we stepped inside the cozy restaurant and experienced the service and food we instantly fell in love. The food is fantastic but the service is just out of this world. Saint Jacques makes you feel special during your entire meal and their attention to detail is outstanding. Maybe it stands out even more since good service is something you should expect anywhere but unfortunately that is not the case for most places and when you do find one that goes out of their way to treat you like a king and queen it's all the more special. I'm so glad we found this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNREAL!
    Charlie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    They don't miss a beat at St. Jacques. Whether it's keeping your water glass filed, replacing a dark napkin for a light one so no lint gets on your dark pants; whether it's ensuring the table is absolutely bussed AT ALL TIMES, St. Jacques should be the training ground for all servers! Food is unbelievable. Our feature was sliced lamb with carrot risotto, blue cheese and figs. Gastronomic explosion of wonderful flavors that was one of the best dishes ever! The wine. is hand selected by the owners and is fantastic at all levels. If you want premier service, absolutely fabulous food this IS the place. The owners are watching the staff and the customers to ensure that the experience is no less that fabulous. St Jacques is France in Raleigh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant Ever
    Suzanne
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went there last Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary and we couldn't have been more pleased. We've traveled to many European countries and through all of our travels this was by far the best food we ever ate. ( Even better than France) The presentation was elegant, the staff were all professional and friendly. It was pricey but worth every penny. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro De Luxe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A delectable dining experience. The food, the service, the staff are totally gracious. A gem of a restaurant in Raleigh.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    Ershar11
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything we expected and more. The staff are very nice and well trained, our waitress was eager to answer any questions we had. I would have given it five stars except the food was bland for my taste, but then, I'm used to more heavily seasoned food. The other people in my party loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Birthday Dinner
    BobB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Some good friends and I took my wife to Saint Jacques for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent. The service was equally good. Although a bit pricey, it was a great choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow.
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you like really great service and outstanding cuisine, this is your spot. I laughed out loud about how good it was there...I went for lunch, and it was a real treat! GO! Aaron gave us such great attention, and he was most patient with me, as I can be difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Sherry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was the most enjoyable dining experience I have had in a long time. Great service and the food was amazing! I probably will never get the opportunity to go to Paris or France but it was sure nice to get to experience a little piece of it so close to home. The servers were excellent and the owner came by through out your meal and made you feel like family. The food was out of this world!!! When the owner came by and spoke with his French accent and said for us to take our time and enjoy after the first bite I completely understood why. I had the Crusted Sea Bass and my husband had Filet Mignon lobster butter. Dessert was to die for.... our chose was Mousse Au Chocolate. Loved it all!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding attention to detail!
    ToughCookiE
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We recently celebrated our anniversary at St. Jacques. The staff's attention to detail as well as the outstanding meal made our night truly special. Having celebrated our honeymoon in Cannes, we can say that St. Jacques is the closest thing to the South of France that we have found in North Carolina. Excellent in every way!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food and services were excellent. Been here a few times and each time we enjoyed our food tremendously...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the place to go on occasion
    sometimespicky
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service is great. They describe the dishes in detail, and a sommelier (I assume) shows up the moment you are opening the wine list. Food is great, we had 4 people ordering 6 different entrees/appetizers and everyone liked them. I loved the tiny bits of sherbet and mousse they brought between the courses "to clean the palate". Dining area is not very big, so the atmosphere is pleasant and quiet, and reservations are recommended. You don't need a tuxedo, but T-shirt and flip-flops would definitely look out of place. Plan to spend about 1.5 hrs and roughly $70/person. You can check the menu and the wine list beforehand on their website.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing night!
    YKJK
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Me and my fiance just had a date night since it was exactly 2 weeks before our wedding. We started with 2 glasses of champagne and cheese plate. They asked me for occasion and we explained, then everybody stopped by and congratulated us.A nice guy who is a host at the front but I believe he is a sommelier since he had great knowledge of wine, recommeded a bottle of wine for us. I am not an expert of wine but I tried to explain my kind of wine as much as possible. And it was the perfect wine!! For entree I ordered today's special and it was Hlibut with vegetable and my fiance ordered a fillet with potatos and asparagas. The dessert was creme brulee. Everything was just perfect and cannot wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • REVIEW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was very good. Great Belgian beer selections and wine enjoyable. Good recommendations on both. Entre selections not enjoyable, particularly rack of lamb, which should have been described as 2 rib chops.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    2FinePalates
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I made a reservation to this restaurant because of the good reviews and I was DELICIOUS!! It was my husbands birthday and they made sure everything was perfect! From the soup to the dessert and everything in between a well seasoned masterpiece. I must admit that upon arrival we looked at the place and said really? Because it's in a strip center but once you step in you forget out it! It's very private and romantic tastefully decorated! The last thing I have to say... The service was excellent! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbarella
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    What a great restaurant. Heard of it from a friend. It was wonderful especially the Chilean sea bass and squash raviolis. Great wine list. Staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • balonei1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Servie was impeccable...so attentive and gracious. Food was delicious with many layers of flavor. Could taste the hours taken to prepare the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saint jacques
    ThePIT
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    An excellent meal, service and warm welcome. Highly recommend the foie gras.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Quite possibly the best meal I've ever had. By the time we got to the desert course I almost didn't care what I ordered because I knew I couldn't be wrong.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Found the nugget
    Cornelis
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Traveling the world means eating at many different places. And, as with many experiences in live, some are good some are poor and most of them are reasonable. I make it a habit on my trips to visit as many different restaurants as possible. This was outstanding. St. Jacques masters the secret how to cook great food. The starter was an excellent kick off. The sea bass was the best I tasted in a long time. The apple pie was a pleasant symphony in taste and texture. Next time I am around I break my rule and dine here again. Absolutely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vive la France!
    chefmomVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We have dined here since the restaurant opened and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the service attentive and pampering. The owners make you feel as if you are dining in their home and your wish is their command. We recently had lunch here and the special of the day was bison in a marvelous wine sauce. It was divine! If you have not tried this place and you love French food, do not hesitate. Dinner is great but also the lunch here is very quiet and provides a wonderful respite from the day's stresses. You will think you have been transported to Provence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner out
    Candy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Needed a great place for a quiet business dinner. This fit the bill. The service was outstanding. Very attentive but never got in the way. Our needs were anticipated and we did not have to ask for any extras, they were there just when we needed refills. The service alone set the standard and was the best I have ever encountered. Also appreciated how they spaced reservations so as not to overextend the chef. It was frustrating when making the reservation but very appreciated. The menu is not extensive, but the choices are varied so you do not feel limited. Dishes were well flavored but not overpowering and portions were perfect, not those small taster plates that leave you hungry. Made a big hit with my client.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely good!
    swag
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Was the perfect night from the food to the service, very professional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • top-notch
    2dine4
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Simply the best food and service you will find anywhere. Period!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Joek
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here. The food was excellent as was the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Transported back to Paris
    doctorbill
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent food, service, ambiance! Perfect. Felt like we were back in Paris. Will definitely return. If you love an overall wonderful experience, try this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • France in Raleigh
    france4food
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The quality and selections of France are expertly brought to Raleigh. St. Jacques maintains the highest level of cuisine and service; our food was perfectly prepared and presented. St. Jacques is a great place to celebrate any special occasion; it has never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Restaurant, Poor Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I went to Saint-Jacques to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing, the service was perfect, we didn't try any wine but their wine list was impressive. However, we were surprised and a little disappointed when we arrived and discovered that the number one restaurant in Raleigh according to Trip Adviser is in a strip mall. I had come prepared to tip a valet. We felt a little awkward and overdressed walking through the parking lot to the restaurant. However, once we got inside Saint-Jacques lived up to Trip Adviser's claim. Saint-Jacques's deserves a better location. I would have gladly paid more money to have the same dinning experience at the same restaurant, but in a better location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special occasion
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I have been regular diners at Saint Jacques since we moved here nine years ago. We always reserve a quiet table in the corner to celebrate our Wedding Anniversaries. This year we celebrated our 51st. We can't decide which is better, the food or the service as they are both beyond expectations. Our server Chris even split the French Onion soup order for us and was ever attentive to our needs. This night we enjoyed the Rack of Lamb and the Scallops. Our dessert is always decorated with Happy Anniversary written in French chocolate. The owner's wife Lori came by our table to ensure everything was to our liking and invited us to their next Wine Dinner in August.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    Together
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The atmosphere and the cuisine are authentically French. The wait staff were very knowledgeable and professional. The food came with the attention to the taste - especially the sauces which were perfectly flavored and matched to the main component - fish, chicken, lamb, etc. One thing that was very important was that it was possible to sit and talk to each other in a regular voice without having to shout over the noise or music.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated my Birthday in Style
    merrrymonkVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a lovely dinner with amazing food, wine and service. If you find yourself you're not fond of French food, you'll find Saint Jacques a delightful surprise. Food is fresh and tasty and the presentation is beautiful. You will not be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing...
    ckpandcmp
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    There aren't enough words to describe what a diamond this place is. Everything - the food, the staff, the atmosphere - is top notch. Probably one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. Worth every penny and we can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CinnamonGirl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Outstanding food and service at lunch and dinner. Special cooking classes and wine dinners. An all-time favorite we come back to again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Wonderful Evening
    JDB3
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    All aspects of this visit were superb! As usual. the food and the wines were outstanding, and the service was absolutely top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed it
    Sunshine
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Celebrated my mate's birthday and they brought a cute little cream filled pastry in the shape of a swan to wish her a happy birthday! Very nice touch and excellent wait staff. very attentive to our dining needs and
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    Terpmanfoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The staff works as a team and is very attentive. No detail is too small , including matching napkin linens to your color pants/dress to ensure lint won't show. The entrees will not disappoint and all were very well presented. Don't let the strip mall location fool you, we will definitely come back. In fact, the owner Lori called me after the restaurant had closed for the evening and indicated she noticed we put a substantial tip on top of the 20% gratuity already added to the bill ( this was a mistake) and was checking to see if we did this intentionally or we wanted it removed. It was mistake, and she took care of it. I wonder how many other restaurants would have brought this to a diners attention.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience !
    MelGfromVa
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My family and I enjoyed a wonderful experience on Sat. night (June 14, 2014) at Saint Jacques. Part of our group had been there before , so they had warned the rest of us that it was in a strip mall and completely unobtrusive. Once inside the delicious smells hit us and we were warmly welcomed. The staff was fantastic..accommodating and VERY knowledgeable. The menu had a great variety and the food was wonderful. Passing up bread is a mistake there as it's all made in house. I couldn't recommend one thing over another on the menu as everything I tried was really tasty, but the mussels might have been the biggest hit for the group. The desserts we picked to share along with the lattes were the perfect ending.. we'd highly recommend !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Three stars for the outside of the establishment , since there was some constrcution going on in the strip mall. Location aside , the food was simply amazing. Service was fantastic and the owner was extremely personable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maybe the best in Raleigh
    pjandco
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is a really special experience. You feel completely welcomed in a personal way. The service is outstanding,the wine selection the same and the appetizers and entrees are varied, interesting and cooked to perfection. Don't miss the deserts. This was our first experience there but will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining Experience
    CJEP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My sister and I took my father to Saint Jacques for a Father's Day dinner. The restaurant is in a strip mall and doesn't look like anything special--until you get inside. It's elegantly decorated and the staff is very friendly and attentive. I told my waitress I'm lactose intolerant and she took excellent care of me the whole time, working with the chef to make a dairy-free variation of my meal. He even made me a tomato puree to go with the bread since I couldn't eat the goat cheese and balsamic vinegar drizzle my Dad and sister got. The dessert list is sinful, and though there was only one option for me (the lactose thing) that option was delicious. I highly recommend checking out Saint Jacques.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet