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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EH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at Saint Jacques! Our waiter was so respectful and funny and the experience could not have been better. The food was amazing and it was so exciting to try so many new dishes. I would highly recommend saint Jacques for a special night out!

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D
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the first time I have viewed St. Jacques as anything but 5 stars. This was a go to spot for a special treat. Outside France, the onion soup set the bar for all other establishments. I am disappointed to say that the current recipe is not as much to my liking. The quiche was delicious. So I will still go, but without the same anticipation.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was fabulous!

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M
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The chef, is from France and came out to speak with us as I commented to the waitress that I did not eat anything made from baby/small animals. He was great into taking this into consideration and his suggestions were amazing. Will definitely be going back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fine dining with a french style ambience and cuisine. We were looking for a such a local restaurant to rekindle wonderful memories of our visit to Paris, FR several years ago and found the Saint Jacques to be right on the money with a low noise, white tablecloth, friendly environment. The delicious, french based, multicourse dinner was excellent and paired with an equally charming french chef, Serge Falconz-Vigne, who was the icing on the cake so to speak. We will be back and plan to bring more friends with us.

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AV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience! Above and beyond expectations! Love this place!

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HR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for an anniversary or date night. A bit pricey, but service was fantastic. Food was great as well.

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T
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was fabulous! Thought I’d was a bit too bright. Should dim lights a bit lower for a more romantic ambiance. Could not tell there were candles in the table due to the bright lights on. Our waiter was a nice , young man but very slow and he seemed to have trouble figuring out when to take away our plates and could not bring two coffee cups out at the same tine. But again the food was best French cuisine I have ever had.

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MM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere result in the best dining experience in the Triangle!

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Very nice evening.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and very enjoyable

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Friendly service!
The mussels were the best I've ever had---so tasty!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.
We had one question about our wine and the chef came out to discuss and took excellent care of us.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and experience. The staff is very professional. Great experience. Thank you

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time going to Saint Jacques. The first was for our anniversary and this time was for my birthday. It is definitely a great spot for special occasions. For a full 3 course meal with drinks it was around $200. Very good spot and is our go-to place for French cuisine.

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P
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible restaurant!!! Food and service is perfection.
If you haven’t been you must go.
The salmon ravioli is the best you will ever have. Flounder was crisp, tender and who knew chestnut grits could be so wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

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S
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great dinner. The food was spectacular.

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AE
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, beautifully prepared and wonderful flavors.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic experience. The s’more reve was to die for.

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MI
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great experience at St. Jacques. The French onion soup I think is the best in Raleigh. I took a friend out for his birthday and it was really a special evening. Excellent service and attention to detail.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great French Cuisine. Very enjoyable birthday dinner. Excellent service. Several courses, paced very well. Good selection of European wines.

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PV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For those who want a "real" taste of French cuisine, and for those who miss it! Great food, great Chef and professional and friendly staff. A bit of my homeland in Raleigh!

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c
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sauce on the frog legs was fabulous. Sopped up every bit with bread rather than leave any behind. Meal and service 5 star!!

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A
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door we were transported to a perfect experience in France. The service was great, Chef Serge greeting us with the foie gras, the appetizers, entree and dessert were simply exquisite. I cannot wait until my wife and I have another night out so we can try even more of the menu. Could not have asked for a better experience for our 10th anniversary.

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at St. Jacques was delicious and delightful in every way.

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MA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I have had dinner, with friends, at the restaurant a number of times, and the food has always been extraordinary. When a group of 6 wanted a restaurant with excellent food and service, I immediately thought of St. Jacques. Five of the six of us had the St. Jacques seafood crepe, and it was quite spicy and salty. Four of the six diners had the profiteroles, and the pastry was over baked, and the ice cream was so hard it was difficult to cut into without the scoop skittering across the plate. Lunch was good, but not the quality I have come to expect from St. Jacques.

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s
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch, superb, wonderful, fantastic, etc. from the soup to the dessert and all the tastings in between.

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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was everything we had hoped for! The food was delicious and the service was great!

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CC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Wonderful service and some of the most authentic French cuisine in the area. 10/10!

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and wine. We had a great meal and will be back.

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m
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had the fish and I had the steak both were excellent. The service was outstanding as usual.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten at Saint Jacques three times now and will continue to frequent this lovely restaurant in the future. The cuisine reminds me of meals we have enjoyed in Europe and the atmosphere is very inviting. Chef Serge makes the entire dining experience very pleasurable.

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AC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the only and MOST French place to feel exquisitely fed. The pate reminded me of pate I used to buy at the Paris farmer's market. The Coquille St. Jacques was better than kissing Nick Jonas and the duck was juicy, rare and divine. Great place to get engaged or divorced, either way the food will guide you to more heavenly float.

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Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our dining experience at Saint Jacques was nowhere near as exceptional as our past visit. M6 husband never received his second course, my main course (Duck) came overcooked. I very clearly and specifically requested medium rare and it came not even a little pink in the middle. His main course (short ribs) were a bit dry and oddly bland. The service was not particularly bad or good. The best part of the meal was the amazing amuse boush, brought to the table by the very pleasant chef.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food here is just outstanding and the service impeccable. We went for New Years Eve so they had a set menu. I would say it wasn’t as good as their normal menu, but I think that is typical for any restaurant on such a busy special occasion night. The chef came out and spoke to every table which was amazing. They always have some kind of savory crime brûlée which is to die for.

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S
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We went here for New Year's Eve. While the food was nice, it wasn’t anything special; below our very high expectations for this restaurant. Given how expensive the meal was, the quality-price-ratio was not terribly high. It’s doubtful that we’ll return here.

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RD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a romantic setting. The service was exceptional . A visit from the chef was a great touch. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a special occasion planned.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in the Triangle - love the atmosphere and the food!

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BG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Serge is an outstanding chef! We thoroughly enjoyed the joyful flavors of every bite! We felt like we were wining and dining in downtown Paris. The decor, French and English speaking chef, excellent service, etc. They’ve thought of it all! I would highly recommend dining there so you can experience firsthand the empecible quality of food Chef Serge provides. What an experience. Thank you for the wonderful Parisian feel! Amazing!

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D
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was top-notch. The food was excellent, with a nice mix of flavors and a twist on French classic dishes. The service was excellent. A lovely experience! We’ll be back.

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