Saint Jacques French Cuisine
Saint Jacques French Cuisine

Saint Jacques French Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com/
  • Phone: (919) 862-2770
  • 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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Saint Jacques French Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (75)fit for foodies (72)notable wine list (54)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (13)good for groups (11)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fabulous Meal & Experience!
    Kbbg85
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. We enjoyed the soup of the day (root vegetable), I had the sea bass (which was incredible) and he had the filet (also amazing). Our waiter recommend wines for each meal. We then had the cheese tasting and chocolate mousse paired with the 6 grapes port - stunning. The ambience was perfect and our waiter was attentive and friendly. They really took great care of us and it was one of the most memorable meals we've shared. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night to remember
    Awesome
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    A romantic atmosphere and classy wait staff made this a unique and memorable experience. Every bite of food was exceptional and I would absolutely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding cuisine! Great restaurant!
    Disco
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This is a well-managed, specialty restaurant, not a chain. The food is superbly prepared, the dining pace is just right, and the staff's "uniform" is black and white evening wear. Classy. The service is the best of any restaurant I've been to, a rare find, especially this close to home. Attention to detail, right down to choice of linen napkin (I had khaki-colored slacks = white napkin, my wife had black slacks = black napkin so that lint does not show). I've been to a lot of restaurants around the world, none ever caught this detail. A delightful experience, especially for a special occasion (ours was wedding anniversary this time). We arrived a bit early for our reservation, but got seated immediately (first in restaurant). We could barely overhear the night manager reviewing with the wait staff their table assignments, what special occasion there was for their various reservationists...totally prepared for the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best French Restaurant
    EnjoyingLife
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Simply put "Great Food, Great Service.". Will be eating here a few times a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Gnaff9093
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was my first visit. What a lovely place! My steak was one of the best I have had in a while and I 'will' be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exciting
    RadAngelVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    St. Jacques is always a delight. Even after moving away from Raleigh several years ago, I never miss a chance to dine here. On this particular occasion, I was meeting a friend who drove down from Norfolk. She had never been to St. Jacques and was not sure what to order. Our waiter was happy to explain the details of the dishes she was interested in and recommended wines to correspond to the flavors. She decided on the French Onion soup on my recommendation and the Boeuf Bourguignon with a glass of Cabernet. Suffice to say she cannot wait to come back! And I will continue to return as often as I can for the impeccable dining experience that is St. Jacques.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    Garcon
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Unfortunate mall location is the only negative. Loved the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Colleen
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is some of the best food in North Carolina! Saint Jacques is high quality French food cooked to perfection, and perfect for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    Ellie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was top notch, the service was flawless, the sommelier was very knowledgeable. It was the best dining experience we've had in Raleigh in many months. Thank you Saint Jacques!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Loved the cozy atmosphere, the great wait staff and the quality and flavor of the food. Everything was prepared perfectly. Our new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Au bon vivant
    Vert
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    St. Jacques has always been an epicurean delight. The ambience is splendid, the service impeccable and the food piquant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful restaurant!
    KarenA
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had a fantastic meal at this authentic French Restaurant. The food was outstanding, the service was top-notch, and the entire experience was superb. It is a lovely, quiet restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner or an evening out with friends. Extra-special touches included a complimentary appetizer from chef, a sorbet mid-course and bowl of lemon water to cleanse fingers. Truly exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Dreta
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Real french cuisine. The service was great and the food was delicious. It is perfect for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Germangourmet
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent food, the number 1 ranking in Trip Advisor is well deserved. Have eaten there several times and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • St Jacques Superb Dining Experience
    Sentinel
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The simple shopping center facade of this gastronomic gem gives no hint to the sensual experience awaiting inside. When you step inside the intimate dining area the ambient light and unhurried soft step of the wait staff draws you in. The sounds of murmured conversation, cutlery and swish of the kitchen door tell you this is a place aside from the hustle and bustle of the world outside. With intuitive suggestions from the staff, perfect pairings of wine and food are settled and at last the senses of smell and taste are now fully primed to savor a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    MyDiningExperience
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    From beginning to end everything was first class. The service was fantastic and every dish we ordered was really good. I'm not French, but it seemed very authentic. Highly recommend for couples or smaller groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious crepe
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I highly recommend the restaurant. Right now there is construction so it's very hectic outside. But the service and food is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded our expectations
    dwasby
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Every element of the meal was delicious - including the two amuse bouches. And the chef outdid himself by accommodating my special request for a Grand Marnier souffle, which was fabulous. On top of all that, the sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable. Well done!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply OUTSTANDING !!!
    Steven
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our first visit (my wife and I) and it was an incredibly wonderful experience - simply the best food I have had in years. I do travel the SE and have eaten at many fine dining restaurants and this one ranks at the top. I cannot say enough good things about how delicious the food was...the wait staff was fantastic as well - very attentive, smiling, friendly and took very good care of us. I feel they actually enjoyed being there as much as we did. The maitre d was great as well - he suggested the perfect wine and made sure everything was to our liking. This has become our favorite restaurant now !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for my wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was an outstanding dinner, she said it was the best birthday dinner she had ever eaten. Service was the very best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    Tywanda
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is by far our favorite restaurant in Raleigh. The service ,friendliness and knowledge of the wait staff and owners,and of course the food. It is authentic French Cuisine at its finest !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Food
    NeuroMitchVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have lived in NC long enough to have gotten used to finding great restaurants in odd places. Outstanding French food served impeccably in an understated restaurant located in a strip mall. My wife had escargot followed by braised shortribs and I had sweetbreads (my favorite appetizer) and bison tenderloin (amazing). The dessert we shared was an apple millefeuille, pronounceable only if you took French 101, but quite delicious. This restaurant is a real gem. Many tantalizing options on the menu that warrant a return visit. Very pleasant and attentive wait staff. Highly recommmended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect evening
    RaleighDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    everything about our meal at St. jocks was outstanding. From the moment we walked in the door to the last bite of dessert and sip of coffee we could not have been more pleased. It was my wife's birthday and it was a very special celebration. The food was amazing, and the service was out standing. Highest praise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enchante!
    Educator
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had not been to Saint Jacques recently till this past week and it was INCREDIBLE! The food was over the top delicious! And, the service was the best in the city; bar none! Our waiter could give lessons in superb customer service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary
    1oflifesjoys
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Or (The Meal We Couldn't Find In Paris) My wife and I enjoyed a truly wonderful dining experience. It was our first time dining here after many years living in Raleigh and we were missing out. The food and wine was delicious and beautifully plated. The staff were wonderful and attentive. The dining room atmosphere was perfectly comfortable and transported us away from feeling like we were eating in a North Raleigh Plaza. It was a wonderful evening and one of out finest meals. Highly recommend and will be taking the teenagers back with us next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastique
    Voilavignettes63
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Spectacular meal. You were in the heart of the south of France with a superb menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly outstanding
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Superb food and impeccable service -- it doesn't get any better than this. Friendly helpful staff graciously accommodated gluten-free needs, and provided tasty GF rolls (it's best to mention the need for GF when you place the reservation.) Scallops and filet mgnon were prepared to perfection, and veggies were exceptionally tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was our first time. very difficult to find. bread was okay-cold. butter was room-temp. We got the onion soup&foie gras for a starter. soup was good but my girlfriend found it too sweet but I loved it-perfect balance between cheese/soup. The foie gras was excellent. It was the best I have ever had and I always get foie gras when it is on the menu so that says a lot. It was not a gigantic piece, it was perfectly cooked - creamy. I ordered the scallops-good. My girlfriend ordered the filet mignon-absolutely delicious. cooked perfectly - tender& juicy. But what made the dish really stand out was the lobster butter-bursted with flavors. We got the apple miillefeuille. crunchy and the entire thing worked very well with the cinnamon ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good place!
    alias
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had an awesome time here. The food was great & the chef was kind enough to accommodate a special request based on our dietary preferences. Overall we had a very pleasant & memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Dissapoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dine at St. Jacques as often as we can and the service and food are unmatched and unbeatable in Raleigh. My wife and I experience a lot of fine dining in our travels and I can honestly say that St. Jacques is in my Top 5 restaurants anywhere. PS don't tell the high priced steakhouses but they may have the best filet in Raleigh!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoughtful food, overlook missteps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Hard to find is an understatement. We were on a trip to the Raleigh area and it was virtually impossible to find -- once I saw where it was, I seriously considered abandoning the reservation. If you can manage to forget your surroundings and focus only on the food, you will be pleased. I thought the dishes were well-prepared with a careful, attentive hand. My husband had some under-done potatoes which was the only food issue we encountered and we were quickly comped dessert. The dining room interior will not fool you into thinking you aren't in a strip mall and this is a really serious issue. Service was not particularly deft or swift; staff did not appear to be near the level of the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & Service
    alwzsmiln
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Loved everything about it. Food was excellent, service was spot on and it was worth every penny. Definitely will be going back for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't let the location fool you.
    angel2609
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coquettes Saint Jacque
    Pete
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant is small, cozy, and undoubtedly French. The menu offered few surprises, but refreshingly so. So few restaurants in the area offer well-executed, classical fare, that it is nice to have a traditional French meal once in a while. The coquettes were superbly cooked, and zestfully delicate, complimenting the range of breads offered nicely. The service was prompt, although I had lunch at 1:30pm, so the restaurant was expectedly empty. However, I must say the decoration of the restaurant was rather dull, and I felt somewhat bored looking around. I can say little more for the music--I heard the same Mozart piece three times in my hour there. Ambiance aside though, Saint Jacques is a fantastic restaurant, with pristine cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro De Luxe
    Vert
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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.