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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Saint Jacques French Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)romantic (69)fit for foodies (66)notable wine list (51)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (16)good for groups (8)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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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    • 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
    • Food
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
    • Food
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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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.