I started with their signature French onion soup, which was awesome. I chose their featured entree, which consisted of sliced lamb pieces complimented with some veggies; it was good however not spectacular; the lamb was a little tough but tasty. The service was great, provided by Kirstin who should be recognized by Management; it was quite busy and Kirstin was very attentive to every table's needs. I've mostly dined here for Sunday brunch and I'll be back again.
Always excellent service and great!
A delightful evening on our first visit to Coquette Brasserie. Lovely, quintessentially French bistro ambiance and menu (albeit with more space between the tables than usual - a good thing). Daily specials listed on the left side of the menu (Bouillabaisse on Monday!) and some classic bistro dishes such as coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon and, of course, duck. Though disappointed not to see cassoulet on the menu there are more than enough options. M friend and I shared the Market Fish (Amberjack) and Duck Breast entrees, after polishing off the amazing steak tartare along with the 2016 St Cosme Syrah, Cotes du Rhone. Fairly extensive wine list to meet most anyone's desires (with California, South American and Australian wines), though we would be perfectly happy with a solid list of French wines. We would have preferred more time between our hors d'oeuvres and entrees, as we were not quite finished when the entree arrived. I definitely look forward to going back multiple times. It was a delightful evening with great food, good wine, and perfect company. A special touch - family photos lining the back wall. Very definitely a French bistro!
Love this little spot. I come here any chance I get - always good for brunch or dinner.
My wife and I dined here on 2/17/18 as a late Valentine's Day date. Things did not start out great, but did pick up. I ordered the Escargot as an appetizer. They were somewhat rubbery with very little taste. For the main dish, I had the seafood crepe, which my wife and I both enjoyed. She was sharing mine because of the second issue - her main dish, the scallops were seared almost to the point of being burnt. A new plate was brought out with a lighter sear and we both enjoyed them. They did top off my wife's first glass of wine and gave us both complimentary second glasses. I think that is a professional way to handle that situation. For dessert, we shared peppermint ice cream with chocolate sauce in some sort of a soft shell. It was very good. The service was very attentive. I think the décor leaves a little to be desired. The prices were mostly reasonable, even without accounting for the $20.00 Open Table coupon we had.
Although we made the reservation for the wrong night the hostess worked us in very quickly.
Coquette is a fantastic restaurant. The food is great. I recommend their charcuterie. Dinner for two is on the high-side (about $100 with a glass of wine). This may not be your go-to place because it’s expensive, but it’s definitely worth going to for brunch, or any special occasion (birthday, anniversary, or a first date). The service is prompt and very professional. I would say the servers are more formal than familiar. That’s not a criticism.
The atmosphere is a classic French bistros, with black & white tile floor, wood chairs, and round marble tables (without table cloths). The bar is amazing. It’s large, with a metal top, near the center of the restaurant. It’s well designed, with a shelves that allow patrons to see the alcohol while either sitting at the bar, or sitting at a dinner table. The bartenders make a good Old Fashioned, and the restaurant is stocked with a decent selection of bourbon. It’s definitely worth visiting Coquette for a cocktail.
In the spring and summer the restaurant opens their large windows near the front of the restaurant. While the view looks out onto the parking lot and Six Forks road beyond, it still provides a certain amount of flair.
Went there for a late Valentine's Day celebration. Food was excellent and the atmosphere is romantic. We both loved it. Never have been disappointed.
We love Coquette. The first and service are always first-rate and so is the atmosphere.
Great food with a French flare. Portions are not big, but very tasty. This is a great upscale restaurant without the same old food from typical restaurants.
The escargot was not fresh. The olive and date dish was served with no dates; when asked about the dates the server said they ran out earlier in the evening yet he never told us this when we ordered the dish. The rest of the food was tasty. No compensation was given to us which would be expected in a fine dining establishment. I would rather spend my money in another place. St Jaques off of Falls of Neuse is a much better choice for French food .
Wonderful meal! Impressive children’s menu as well.
We went there for lunch on Valentine's day and it was a delightful experience. We told our waiter that we would share each others meal, so they brought the courses out one at a time split, so it became a 5 course tasing menu. It was great. Also, the wine list will always surprise you with some unique high quality offerings. It was great! We will be back soon
Great food and service!
My wife and I really loved dining here for Valentine's Day, from the first bite to last everything was delicious! I really enjoyed the lamb loin (cooked to perfection) and the beet cured salmon is not to be missed.
Another wonderful meal at Coquette Brasserie! We celebrated Valentine's here and the prix fixe selections were delicious and the service smooth, despite a fully booked evening at the restaurant. One of our favorite spots to dine.
We selected CB as one of the Valentine's Day restaurants. It was a fixed three course menu with choices. Something for most everyone. She had the lamb and I had the ribeye. Very tasty food and creatively finished. Anice wine by the glass was also served. The restaurant and service is always very nice. No complaints here.
Coquette is one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh. The food is always wonderful. The only negative comment has to do with making a reservation on line with open table. We had very limited time slots available to make the reservation, however, there were plenty of tables available for the time slot we really wanted. That was the first time we were disappointed by using Open Table.
We have fallen in love with Coquette. It’s the perfect spot for lunch, brunch or dinner. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious and it has a casual, light and airy ambiance. We will definitely be back.
Wonderfully prepared duck, risotto and the excellent bread they always serve. Service was professional which means the right amount of knowledgeable, friendly interaction. Been eating here since they opened- never disappoints.
Great atmosphere. Our server was very nice, polite and professional. His uniform was ask wrinkly. Forgot to bring us couple of things but overall very good. We were told after we ordered that they did not have duck. Should be explained before. Ordered seafood platter instead. Crab leg was spoiled had bad taste and odor. When I told server he said he would comunicate to Chef. Did not hear back. Beef tartar was very nice. Terrine did not taste fresh, foie gras was tasty but the bread it sat on was hard as a rock. Beet and nicoise salad were very nice. Scalops were amazing with great presentation. Overall great atmosphere, expected way more when it comes to food.
Food was good, all 4 plates went back empty; service was not great but it worked.
One of our favorites in Raleigh. I recommend the restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Our server was not attentive whatsoever. We had to track her down for drink refills, to clear the plates (we were done eating for almost 30 minutes) and for the bill. It was so frustrating because we had my fiancé’s parents in town and the food was cold and just not good. Very disappointing experience
Went here to try some delicious French food and this place did not disappoint. Definitely make a reservation, at least for the dinner meal times. This place was packed and did not seem to slow down until 10pm!
The menu wasn't really explained to us as the servers appeared very busy. The way we decided to go forward ordering was:
appetizer- charcuterie board made with local honey hive, 3 meats, 3 cheese, mustard and jam
2nd course- seafood crepe made with crab, shrimp, cheese and a heavy cream
Individual entrees - salmon plate and scallops meal
A bread basket came out with fresh butter to start the meal. I think everything was excellent. I wish I had more room to eat my entree! The honey was fresh and sweet, the crepe was light, yet rich with flavor and the seafood entrees were cooked perfectly with well paired vegetable sides and purees.
Duck was overcooked and a little tough. Coffe was full of grounds . Seafood crepe was good.
Overall great dining experience. Our waitress and the wine manager were superb, timely and conversational. The only service issue we had was that we waiting 10 to 15 minutes past our reservation time ... no real biggie. I can see where it can get noisy, as the dining by the bar seemed to be most prone to that. However, we sat further back and the noise gets cut off. As long as no big parties are in back, the noise level was low and good for a date and conversation. It isn't the cheapest eating in Raleigh, but well worth it and the food is phenomenal.
Dinner was hands down amazing. Chef was able to add scallops to the rissotto making it absolutely perfect.
Love this place, but wish there were more vegan options.