Saint Jacques French Cuisine

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Saint Jacques French Cuisine is a traditional French restaurant located in North Raleigh. We serve authentic food with a respect for century old recipes, recreated for the taste of today.
French Native Serge Falcoz-Vigne is the Chef with 30+ years of experience in the hospitality business in both France and in North Carolina. Also as a General Manager of the restaurant, he can provide to the guest a total experience from the kitchen to the floor with renowned French food and service. Saint Jacques was voted one of the OpenTable Top 100 restaurants in the country for 2016.
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NN
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a wonderful, enjoyable evening. I look forward to my next visit.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We attended the Julia Child’s wine dinner. The food was amazing. We have enjoyed this event more in previous years as the owner made a real effort to interject facts about Julia and her life. This made it wonderful. That was lacking this year. Kind of missed out on the feeling of what the dinner was supposed to be about. Felt like it was more about selling wine.

t
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular! Personal visit by Chef was a nice touch. Waiter Johnathan was excellent.

m
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fois gras crème brûlée blew me away! So creative and tasty. And that was just the amuse-bouche starter. All wait staff were knowledgeable, precise and friendly. We enjoyed the rack of lamb and the duck entrees, after delicious classic escargots. Nice cocktail selection. We appreciated that some bottles of wines are available in half bottle size, as I am not a big drinker but like to pair a good wine with good food over a couple courses. Did not know the restaurant had changed hands. New owners doing a wonderful job. Cannot wait to return.

KT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early but the server seated us immediately at the nicely set table.
The service people are very polite and professional .. as many high classed European restaurants provide.
Services, foods, the environment/mood, plus are excellent and we appreciated the whole deal, especially for our special occasion. We loved it immensely, and thank you.

RF
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too expensive for pedestrian French food. Vin Rouge does it better at a lower cost.

L
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Chef Serge serves up some amazing French cuisine!! Celebrated our anniversary this visit and was treated royally!!

It is a very special place!

K
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited here for our anniversary, and we couldn't have been happier. The food was outstanding, and it was wonderful that they had a full vegetarian menu. Service was great, and they even wrote "happy anniversary" in French on our dessert plate and put the years we've been together. Everything was impeccable. We would definitely go there again.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks a lot, Saint Jacques! You have totally ruined any other restaurant for me! I'll never go anywhere else and enjoy food at the level I did at Saint Jacques. The food was the best I've had, the chef brought out a savory creme brulee and stayed to talk to us before our meal began, the waitresses were terrific and the interior was very French. It was a lovely, lovely experience. It was easy to taste that the ingredients were all natural, nothing cheap or artificial, the flavors were so rich. I loved the lavender bread, the filet, the potatoes, the French Onion Soup - all so flavorful.

GO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantasti-que!

Being French, I always expect the cuisine of a French restaurant to be… French! I had been disappointed in the past by other local French-themed restaurants whose cuisine was fine but lacked in sophistication or authenticity. Therefore, when a gourmet friend of mine told me that Saint Jacques was the best French restaurant around, I headed there with some circumspection. I was wrong. Saint-Jacques is indeed the best and truest French restaurant around. Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne’s cuisine is as elaborate and authentic as French standards demand. We picked the Fromage de chêvre chaud gratiné et canard fûmé, the Coquille Saint Jacques, the Carré d'agneau rôti en croûte, and the Filet mignon de boeuf, à la Rossini, and each of those was a marvel in its own way. The sauces were out of this world. The service was impeccable, yet warm, and the chef took the time to visit each and every table, which was a very nice touch. Merci, Chef, for a wonderful evening of gastrono-mie!

SW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a magical experience!11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service and ambiance. The chef visited our table and was very personable. He even made a special effort to speak to us as we were leaving. Food was spectacular! We will be back.

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, with a nice ambiance (nicely spaced for business conversation over dinner). Good wine selection. Excellent service.

A
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for birthday dinner, was our first visit. The food and the service were exceptional. The chef came out to say hello as he delivered the first amuse bouche, which was nice.

S
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Jacques is amazing, from the delicious French food to the impeccable service! Great for special occasions and date nights, definitely a memorable and special dinner!

n
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recommend the Saint Jacques for the overall experience and the quality of the cuisine and excellent service they provided us.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here. Food very good. Surprisingly small but cozy. Great place for a date.

LW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday Dinner for my 70th.

I would say that this was the best restaurant experience that we have ever had in the Raleigh area.

Everything was absolutely perfect! It was one of the few restaurants where you could have a quiet dinner and be able to have a conversation without having to shout!

Chef came out at least two times to check on us and to make recommendations.

Both my wife and I agreed that our evening with St Jacques was a 5+ star experience.

KO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service
A great place to go for a special evening

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife Susan’s birthday

MM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our birthday celebration was a wonderful experience at St.Jacques as always. The staff and chef were very attentive and delivered a delightful dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable, simply impeccable.

T
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a recent Thursday night three of us absolutely enjoyed our French dining experience at Saint Jacques in Raleigh, NC. It was excellent from beginning to end! They kindly accommodated a change off time for us when I called after booking. A Very pleasant lady showed us to our table. The restaurant was lovely and quiet. The three of us were greeted by our delightful young server, Zevi, who told us us their evening specials and then brought us a very small dish and spoon to whet our appetites. The guys really liked their French Onion soups. Zevi brought us cold small scoops to cleanse our pallets. For Entrees we chose the scallops, and the lamb chops and the special of red snapper. The Exquisite Chef visited our table where we gave him our best compliments. Zevi then gave us a mighty dessert menu. One was a plate of ice cream which she then drizzled with chocolate sauce and covered with candied almonds, another was handmade pistachio ice cream topped with blueberries, a raspberry and a fresh mint leaf. With many compliments to Zevi, chef and staff, we departed completely satiated. Don’t miss this Open Table dining experience n Raleigh, NC!

LJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is one of the few quiet restaurants in Raleigh, where you can go and actually talk without having to shout to be heard. That's worth a lot. From a food perspective, I think it's good but not great. I had red snapper which was served with a "spiced beurre blanc". When asked if we could have the sauce on the side, the server said it came on the fish. It didn't and could easily have been on the side, although the presentation wouldn't have been as pretty. Unfortunately, I did not care for the sauce at all. I don't know what the "spiced" component was, but did not think it added anything (and took away from) the rest of the dish. The server brought us a different sauce (I don't remember what she called it) but it was a darker sauce and had a curry taste ... maybe some cumin in it. Didn't like that either. A simple squeeze of lemon was all that was needed . The rest of the meal was quite good.

C
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is romantic. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. The Chef is very nice and cares that his patrons enjoys their experience.

n
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The chef even came out to chat with his patrons and was a delight. The filet and lamb were cooked perfectly and the lamb was the best I’ve ever had. The service was attentive but not distracting and also very pleasant to chat with. A gem.

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, location was a little weird (in an unassuming strip mall), interior was slightly dated, and the customers were all of a bit of an older variety aside from us which made the atmosphere a little uppity and dry. But if you want some amazing French food, look no further!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service from beginning to end. We will be back!

ND
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one the best French restaurants at which I’ve ever dined - and I’ve been to many! The service was outstanding, and Emily was attentive but not intrusive. She made excellent wine recommendations, and the chef/owner visited each table to show his appreciation to every patron. It was overall an excellent dining experience experience, and I intend to return again and again!

JA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was also outstanding. Chef even came out and went to each table speaking to diners making sure if everyone was happy with their meal. We will definitely be going back.

J
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner. The food, setting and service were all superlative. Would strongly recommend Saint Jacques. Bon appetit!!!

AS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Only with the caveat that where they are seated could be noisy.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening! Food was so delicious I had to resist licking my plate!

AS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, wonderful dining experience. Will definitely come back!!!!

K
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and attention to detail, from Chef personally delivering an amuse Bouche to begin through sending you off with little wrapped cookies to end your visit. Well worth it!

JB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. We will definitely will go back.

L
Raleigh
96 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing waiter. The food exceeded my expectations. It is a very small, intimate setting. Will definitely be back.

R
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. They have earned their reputation as on one of the best restaurants in Raleigh.

DC
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very best French cuisine in the Research Triangle. Elegant ambience and service. The chef is creative and inventive while preserving essential traditions.

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