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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
  • Email: lillori@bellsouth.net
  • 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
  • "We took my mom to Saint Jacques for her birthday lunch. It was outstanding! Everything was perfect. The service cannot be beat - very friendly and very attentive. The food was also outstanding. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great dinner, reasonable house wine prices, good service with a customer friendly staff. Nice touches for free with sorbet and beginning mousse. A true dining experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have been here many times for lunch, dinner or special wine dinners but it was the first visit for my sister from out-of-state. We both enjoyed excellent food, attentive service and a friendly greeting from the owner. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday evening and we observed wait staff scurrying between the kitchen and the dinner tables to take orders, refill water glasses, bring out the food, check if anything was needed. On the other hand, we did not feel rushed with our meal. We could sit back and chat and enjoy the atmosphere. I look forward to every visit to St. Jacques."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a restaurant with great food & spectacular attentive but not intrusive service - every time. A small gem in a non-descript strip mall, but the food is world class."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The meal and service was fantastic. The manager was extremely customer friendly and servers were great. I had the short rib and it was absolutely amazing. The chocolate bomb dessert was one of the best desserts I have had in a long time. This restaurant lived up to all of its amazing reviews. I cannot say enough good things about it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is the best French Restaurant I have visited on the US East Coast and I have been to quite a few. Outstanding food and top notch service. A great experience all around!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a delightful experience at Saint Jacques. We had been looking for a new French restaurant in the Raleigh area. We celebrated my wife's birthday and it was a memorable meal. Food was outstanding, menu offered a wide variety. We had the chef's special - rack of lamb - on the night we went. A fantastic Chateauneuf-du-Pape was a perfect pairing for it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We wanted to treat good friends to a special evening out and we were not disappointed. We were happy with the service, especially her knowledge of the menu. The wine steward made excellent recommendations. Very nice place and we will return yet again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went to St. Jacques for my husband's birthday and it was easily the best dining experience we've ever had -- everything we ate was exceptional, the service was very warm and gracious, and they really made my husband feel special. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at St. Jacques and it certainly won't be the last. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. A truly pleasurable dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere, as in leisurely; modest, but sufficient, portions - exceptional food - everything was delicious. 4 different tables celebrating birthdays -- perfect destination for special occasion."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant to celebrate my wife's Birthday. It was GREAT, she truly enjoyed the entire time . The food was very good and the service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant to all. We will be going back soon to dine or try the Wine dinners they offer."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic! Great place for my birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant is outstanding; it is the first option for a romantic night out, but would also be highly recommended for any occasion! In fact, do yourself a favor and make up an excuse to get there....."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food and service are just wonderful. Felt like France without the jet lag."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Wow, how fortunate we stumbled on this wonderful French restaurant in a non-descript strip shopping mall. This must have been the best mussels I have ever eaten. The veal preparation was delicate, tender, appropriately accompanied by a sauce that complimented (not overwhelming). This was a meal that will be remembered! We dine well a lot, and this was one we will be talking about for awhile. It did not hurt that the servers were personable, available, & the male French-accented server was very accommodating in helping our high-school French III speaking son practice his French!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This marvelous little restaurant puts other Raleigh restaurants to shame. Tucked in a nondescript shopping center this restaurant shines in the quality of its food and service. Everything we ordered was not only delicious but was made with obvious attention to detail and passion for excellence. The service was attentive yet considerate. You feel like you were invited to a friend's house for dinner - no stuffiness here. Overall, our experience was fun and thoroughly enjoyable. What can I say but Wow!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We're from the Washington DC area and have been to number of French restaurants there. None better than this. While pricey by Raleigh standards -- our $200 meal for two included a 20% tip, appetizers, entrees (filet mignon and salmon), dessert and a really fine Bordeaux -- it would be about double in DC. The service, including the expert and entertaining owner, was just perfect. The food was amazing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellent. Would be the place to go for a special occasion. We will be back again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We fell in love with the lyrical descriptions our server offered, and the dishes tasted even better than they sounded. There were four of us, and we didn't have a single dish that wasn't outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I work at a Duke health center in Durham and a patient recommended St. Jacques for its authentic French food. I can see why they spoke so highly of it, my family and i had a wonderful experience! We loved the food, service an and quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dinner on a Saturday evening. The service was top notch. We were made to feel welcome and not hurried through our meal. There were three of us and we all ordered something different. My son sent pictures of the meal to his friends. The food was presented well and tasted every bit as good as it looked. The atmosphere was good for a romantic dinner, a celebration or just getting together with friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "An amazing little gem tucked away in a strip mall. This was my final meal in Raleigh before returning to Singapore and we we're not disappointed. The food was incredible and the wine selection paired nicely. Will definately return if I am evern in the Raleigh area again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A small, intimate restaurant tucked away in a shopping center. The owners and service are accommodating. The food is classic cuisine with attention to detail. Ordered one of their specials--monkfish with a bacon barley risotto that was served with perfectly tender carrots and red bell peppers. All of the elements of the dish complemented each other and the bacon was not overpowering. One of our friends had a gluten intolerance and they were more than helpful with dishes. Very impressive on food and service. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was a superb experience from start to finish. The cuisine and wines are marvelous, and the service is every bit as good. It's the perfect place for an evening of fine dining with good friends!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We've been to SJ's several times now and always had a great time with excellent food. I've brought friends with us and now they are also big fans."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner for our 5th Anniversary at Saint Jacques. We recently moved back to NC after two years away, and found the restaurant better than ever. A great place for a quiet romantic evening. We don't try other restaurants because the atmosphere is out of this world, and the menu is always changing."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We chose St. Jaques from afar. We live in Florida and have three grandchildren in colleges in North Carolina. We needed a place to take them for a good meal and some great conversation. St Jaques fit the bill from all perspectives. The food was exquisite, the service impeccable and attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance was conducive to good conversation. One of our grandchildren is vegetarian, and St Jaques provided an entire vegetarian menu. In fact, they remembered my mentioning this to them when I made the reservation on line--a nice touch. The entrees were outstanding, the between courses a delicate touch, and dessert was a perfect ending. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would go back in a heart beat"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We booked for an annniversary dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was supeb, as was the service. Highly recommended. We will look forward to dining here agaiin."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I would give it five stars, but the beef bourguignonne was a bit too salty to my taste. But the rest was just as good as always. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant with wonderful food, ambiance and staff. We can't wait to return. It's located in a strip mall, which surprised us. But once you enter the restaurant you feel like you are in a restaurant in Provence. The owner has his hand on the pulse of everything that's going on there and really cares about client satisfaction. A really special find!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is exceptional. They used to have French waiters. Now they have added American ones - as was ours. She was energetic and friendly, although slightly scattered. The foie gras two ways is highly recommended as are the beef short ribs. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is our fifth trip and will certainly not be the last. The service is impeccable and the food is inspiring. Where else can you relax with friends for a two hour relaxed experience? Start with the pate."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We found St Jacques to have the European ambience we have experienced abroad. It was relatively quiet and the wait staff was attentive during lunch. We did not feel rushed to vacate the table after we finished eating and were visiting with friends. My soup was warm rather than hot but was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful Experience! My wife and I were looking for a quiet evening for our date night. The food was fantastic and the service superb. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Very elegant restaurant. Service second to none. Very attentive and knowledgable wait staff."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Lunch here is often as tasty as dinner and usually less expensive. I like dining here at either time of day. On this occasion I had the featured soup of the day, a roasted pepper soup with veloute and a goat cheese gratin salad with additions such as candied nuts and cranberries and a glass of a white wine from Saumur. The lunch menu also offers choices such as quiche, omelette, or crepes, and heartier dishes as well. It was a relaxing interlude in my day. Highly recommended for either lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. The service was personable yet professional - warm and inviting. I chose Beef Bourguignon, amazing dish, perfect portion for lunch, and my husband chose the Chicken Crepe, light and delicious. Followed with dessert of Homemade ice cream and strawberry sorbet. All we can say is if anyone would choose either of these dishes, you will have a very "happy" mouth. Looking forward to returning for another delicious meal. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wonderful find in Raleigh! Warm welcome, great service and phenomenal food. Best froi gras ever!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Love St. Jacques. One of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh, NC."
    Dined on 2/7/2014