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Saint Jacques French Cuisine
Saint Jacques French Cuisine

Saint Jacques French Cuisine Details

  • 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 (919) 862-2770

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food and services were excellent. Been here a few times and each time we enjoyed our food tremendously..."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Servie was impeccable...so attentive and gracious. Food was delicious with many layers of flavor. Could taste the hours taken to prepare the dishes."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "An excellent meal, service and warm welcome. Highly recommend the foie gras."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Was the perfect night from the food to the service, very professional."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Simply the best food and service you will find anywhere. Period!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner here. The food was excellent as was the overall experience."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Will be back soon."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "All aspects of this visit were superb! As usual. the food and the wines were outstanding, and the service was absolutely top-notch."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    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 !"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The title says it all. It's just my favorite place to dine by stepping into France and having an outstanding meal every time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was by far the best time I've ever had at a restaurant. I really could not believe how good the service was. During the first 15 min or so I was almost feeling disappointed because I knew the food couldn't possibly be as good as the amazing hospitality and waiting staff who really remember everything you say and use so much consideration to make you have a nice night. Then the food came...the two appetizers were unrealistically good; I thought I struck gold and just happened to order their two best dishes. Then the entrees came...it was actually unreal no words can explain it just amazing food the best experience I could imagine in a restaurant setting. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service are the best they could be. Attentive service, yet they leave you alone and do not interrupt your conversation. Everything eaten was absolutely fantastic. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Took wife there on the day of our 50th anniversary and she couldn't have been more pleased with my choice. Since the restaurant is in the middle of a strip mall, she didn't know where we were going until we walked in the door. Once you walk in (as others have said before) you are in a small piece of France. The maitre d' and several of the wait staff and the chef are all from various parts of France and all offer excellent and friendly service. Wife and I both had the lamb chops (2) that we love and they were spectacularly and cooked to order. The escargot 3 ways was also excellent as was the onion soup that I had. The chocolate "bomb" was great but huge, after our other choices and had happy anniversary on the plate written in French."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything was superb, from the service to the food to the ambiance. We loved every bite!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband, son, daughter-in-law and I ate at Saint Jacques on Friday night. Our son and his wife travel extensively- and expensively. They were impressed- as we knew they would be. It was a great night. It was fun seeing a couple women dressed for an evening out - in the best sense. We look forward to visiting Burke Manor Inn- I already know what a few of our Christmas gifts to our children will be. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Almost a real French restaurant. Clearly the best in the Raleigh area."
    Dined on 6/5/2014