Saint Jacques French Cuisine

4.9
2056 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
icon/ic_review copyCreated with Sketch.
Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
French
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(919) 862-2770
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Serge Falcoz-Vigne
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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).
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Spring Forest
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Please call 919.862.2770 for reservations for special events.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Sort by
Newest
Filters
L
Raleigh
3 reviews
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I feel like I was put in coach rather than first class which was unexpected for this restaurant. I have to say that the service was the most disappointing in addition to having some food served colder than it should have been. So overall a disappointing visit as compared to prior times. The main room was not full and was seated in the overflow room with an inexperienced server.... sigh.

Report
Helpful
J
Raleigh
10 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I dined at St. Jacques on Mother's Day this May. It was delightful & we wanted to share the St. Jacques experience with our son & his wife. So, the four of us had a special "date night" last Saturday. Both our son & his wife were as impressed as we had been during our visit in May. I was so glad that my impression was accurate & that both of "the kids" were raving about St. Jacques.

Report
Helpful
K
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably fabulous every time. It's also fun to go there on Bastille Day!

Report
Helpful
HR
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our anniversary dinner. We don't drink alcohol and are pescatarian, so we were worried about these things beforehand. The chef even brought out a special veggie amuse bouche and we were told about alcohol reductions up front. Most classy restaurants I've been to have great service, but these folks definitely just topped my list for anazing service to vegetarian and pescetarian tee-totallers.

Report
Helpful
HR
Raleigh
10 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven’t been to St Jacques for a while. Now that we live closer, we decided to give it a try. It was as awesome as always. Great French tastes and presentation. We can’t wait to go back.

Report
Helpful
BR
Charlotte
50 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saint Jacques is my favorite French bistro in the triangle. The service is top notch. The owner/chef personally greets every guests. The food is simply tremendous. Nothing here is bad. The escargot is exceptional. This is without a doubt the premier French bistro in Raleigh

Report
Helpful
z
Washington DC
85 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely oasis of fine dining in Raleigh, North Carolina. The service was impeccable and the food excellent. I had the rack of lamb and it was delicious. There is plenty of parking which is always a nice thing to find at city restaurants. The chef came to table to see that everything was to our satisfaction and served a wonderful amuse-bouche. We had a lovely time.

Report
Helpful
CJ
1 review
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary at Saint Jacques. This was our first time at the restaurant, and the food and service were wonderful. The staff made the evening very memorable, enjoyable, and special.

Report
Helpful
B
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Staff was very attentive, food was amazing, and the overall experience is one not to be missed.

Report
Helpful
TO
Chicago
148 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really lovely venue. Traditional French food well prepared. They were so welcoming and the service was extremely professional. Thank you for a truly wonderful evening.

Report
Helpful
OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
2.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our food has been great in the past, but was not good this visit. All proteins (4 of us) were over cooked. Sides were okay, but nothing special. Ice cream and sorbet for dessert was flavorless. Really disappointing visit since we took family from out of town as a treat.

Report
Helpful
GK
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are several places around town that we like, but this is absolutely the best food we have found. It is a little pricey, but fantastic food.

Report
Helpful
s
1 review
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased at the service and food .
It was our 28th anniversary.
We told the waiter as much.
Whenour desert arrived the chef had written and chocolate and script around the edge of the plate happy 28th anniversary!

We r sorry we couldnt upload a foto of it

Report
Helpful
SW
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary and it was indeed a night to remember. From the minute we walked through the door until the time we left we were treated as special guests, not customers. I had indicated a specific wine I wanted waiting for us and...there it was, right beside our table! All of the wait staff were fantastic and anticipated our next move before we made it. Above all else, the food was flat-out fantastic. My wife looked at me after finishing her last sip of coffee before we left and said, "I think this might be the best meal I have ever had in my life!!" How's THAT for a review!!

Report
Helpful
MR
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love fine dining, and this restaurant is amazing. The executive chef interacts with the guests, and the servers are very attentive to your needs. The food is presented well , it is authentic French cuisine and the food is delicious. I most definitely recommend this gem for a special occasion or if you want to treat yourself.

Report
Helpful
LU
Raleigh
19 reviews
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday celebration for a friend!

Report
Helpful
JD
Raleigh
65 reviews
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the wine, and the service were outstanding, as always. We and our friends have dined there many times over the years, and our experience has been consistently superb. Saint Jacques is our favorite place to spend a lovely evening!

Report
Helpful
LA
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic French quisine best I experienced in the triangle area

Report
Helpful
B
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate. Great staff, friendly and professional. Awesome food. Wonderful ambiance.

Report
Helpful
RR
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleased that the chef was able to deftly and patiently accomodate our dietary requests. Not only did he provide a special amuse bouche just for our table (out of this world!), but the restaurant gratiously allowed us to bring or own “keto” rolls to enjoy the garlic herb butter from their delicious escargot. We so appreciate being able to have a special occasion out, and our health as well. St. Jacques is always a pleasure, but this time even more so. We can’t say thank you enough!

Report
Helpful
p
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food fantastic waitress Merisol. She made the entire evening...pleasant, knowledgable and fun! We will definately go back!

Report
Helpful
SC
Charlotte
17 reviews
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small and intimate restaurant and surprisingly good for being in a strip mall.

Report
Helpful
AW
1 review
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my fiancé here for our anniversary. From the decor to the menu, attention to detail stood out. The chef and the staff were very accommodating and gracious. Looking forward to many more moments there.

Report
Helpful
CP
Nashville
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my dad here for his birthday dinner. Food was great. Service was great and well worth the 35min drive from Durham.

Report
Helpful
WF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word describes the food...formidable! Since we moved to NC, we've had one above average meal in the city, but not exceptional, until we dined at St.
Jacques for my birthday. It's an odd location in a strip mall, but what stands out is the absolutely superd cuisine. I lived in Paris, France, so I know French cooking. You will not find a better meal in all of Raleigh, guaranteed. The chef/manager is talented and friendly and it was a delight eating in his restaurant. Hats off to the chef. We'll be frequent visitors in the future, without doubt.

Report
Helpful
AC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was spectacular! The chef was friendly and personable. We had a lot of specific dietary needs due to allergies and the staff was very accommodating. The food was delicious.

Report
Helpful
DJ
1 review
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely birthday dinner on a quiet Tuesday. We had a delightful meal at Saint Jacques.

Report
Helpful
DG
Raleigh
14 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. A jewel in N Raleigh

Report
Helpful
NB
Raleigh
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An oasis in a strip mall! Simply wonderful. Food. Ambiance.

Report
Helpful
RW
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second anniversary we have spent here and it was just as great as the first! The cocktails we're delicious. Wonderful service. Everything we had was delicious and beautifully prepared.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere! We went there for dinner on our anniversary, and truly enjoyed the experience. Excellent authentic french food, great service. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
RC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food outstanding from the chef's complements bone marrow with brown sugar glaze mini appetizer to the perfectly prepared Creme Brûlée desert. Main course was lamb for my lady and sweetbreads for me and both were carefully prepared flavorful and served with grace and aplomb.

Report
Helpful
OT
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is amazing. One of the top resturant experiences in the triangle!!!

Report
Helpful
1
Raleigh
15 reviews
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

While this has been a Raleigh staple for many years, this my first visit. We tried quite a few menu items. All of them very flavorful. The only disappointment, is that I hadn’t come in sooner!

Report
Helpful
PW
1 review
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are entertaining out of town guests. Together we all had a fabulous meal with great service!

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's was a life changing experience for me! I rate this as the best restaurant in town! The Chef was a very nice person, and the entire ambience was very welcoming and very relaxing! I would rate the quality of food as 10/10, the service as 10/10, ambience as 10/10. I highly recommend this place to everyone! Your dining experience can't get better than this one!

Report
Helpful
DD
Raleigh
5 reviews
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our anniversary dinner was one of the best meals we've had at any restaurant in the Triangle
recently!

Report
Helpful
AB
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service!! By far, one of the best restaurants in Raleigh. Cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is.

Report
Helpful
MW
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food that I will keep coming back for.......
Great service and atmosphere which makes it a fine dining experience
The chef is intimately involved with the diners and gives it a warm personal touch
I will continue to eat there as much as my waist and wallet can afford 😀

Report
Helpful
LP
Charlotte
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. My daughter wasn’t happy with the prix fixe choices and the chef came to the table and offered to make what ever she wanted. She asked for a croque monsieur and chef was happy to oblige.

A wonderful experience and a restaurant we will visit again soon.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
52