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Saint Jacques French Cuisine

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2431 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Opened in 2004, Saint Jacques French Cuisine aims to showcase France's culinary heritage, with its love of exceptional food and fine wines. We are dedicated to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients, which we source locally by working closely with North Carolina farmers. Saint Jacques is currently ranked as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the nation on OpenTable.com.

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Wine Down Thursday 25% off Bottles

Starting Jul 30, 2020 · Thu 4:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy 25% off Bottles of wine with us every Thursday!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2431 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OscarG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, desserts and wine!
Friendly staff.
Most enjoyable.

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DonnaV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saint Jacques has always been a good choice for us for a special occasion. The service is excellent and friendly and the food is always delicous.

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MelanieS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious. The staff was attentive. We had a lovely evening.

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vipDebA
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time doing brunch at saint-jacques. It was marvelous. highly recommend. It is a limited menu so look at it before you go

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Campbellma08
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. This is definitely a “special occasion” kind of place that does its very best to make you feel special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal

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vipRobertS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent French dinner; I had coquille st jacques and duck; my wife had the duck salad

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Redwine
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had a delicious meal and overall great experience. Would highly recommend to a friend.

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Happyanniversary
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At first glance you wouldn’t think you were entering a place with a romantic atmosphere and delectable food due to the location in a shopping mall, but don’t be fooled! This place is amazing! The food is unbelievable and the service is incredible. Wonderful anniversary dinner for us :)

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GregP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Upon arrival I was a little taken back as my thought upon making the reservation was solely created in my mind as a seclude romantic venue and not in a shopping center however, The service was good and the food was incredible! We will definitely return.

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Scott
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as usual. I could tell they were really being careful to protect their patrons from COVID-19.

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LaurieS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Staff did a great job, even with the mask requirement. Tables well-spaced. Great place for a quiet birthday celebration. One of our favorite restaurants. So glad they are open for business!!

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MariaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic French cuisine done well. Look forward to our next dinner.

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vipDebA
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, staff all wore masks and gloves. Love this place.

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DebG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at St. Jacques is always an exceptional culinary experience! The amazing flavors, excellent service, and lovely atmosphere come together to create a memorable evening every time!

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vipUbersmench
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for sure. The prices unfortunately make it a little less of a regular venue, but you definitely get everything you would want and then some. Currently I rate it the best restaurant in the area, and if not certainly top 5.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great restaurant. The food was great and the service very attentive. We really enjoyed it

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Madame
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waiter mispronounced French food on the menu, was inattentive and showed poor manners. For example, both my husband and I ordered aperitifs. Our waiter asked my husband if he wanted a refill, but failed to ask me, when my glass was also empty. He presented the desert menu to my husband rather than me, cleared my husband’s plate before mine, apparently not aware of proper protocol to attend to the lady first. To summarize, our waiter acted as if I did not exist. Disappointed in the service.

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GBS1043
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect. The food, the service, the atmosphere

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JanetG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent.

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vipOldMisery
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Best restaurant in Raleigh. This is a hidden gem

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BorisP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pretend to be French
Should be closed completely
Folks should be doing something else

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vipNCfoodlover
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very disappointing evening. The food was still good, but not worth the money. Service was noticeably poor, while outstanding service has long been a hallmark of St. Jacques '.

We had ordered a special dessert, as has been our habit. Clearly the new chef had no idea what he was supposed to do, yet the order was taken and I was not called about it ahead of time.

We will most likely not return.

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vipLeeTravel
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely!
Server was perfectly attentive & professional.
Food was divine!

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vipKimberlyM
Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

French food is not my usual go to but Saint Jacques is definitely the place to go for a special evening, whatever it may be. The french wine and seafood dishes we ordered were excellent. My friend ordered the pitterfoiles which she said were devine. Our server was fabulously informative, friendly, and attentive. A perfect evening!

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KLREID
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Late lunch with my niece. The great food added wonderfully to the flow and spontaneity of our conversation. Thanks. Katharine

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dessert was awful. Server was going to take it off of the price but I said no. Should've reconsidered.

Dan

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Bacon
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. Service, food and presentation was superb

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vipRonaldG
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at Saint Jacques is excellent. Food is delicious.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, almost all the food was excellent except for the beer tenderloin. My husband asked for it medium rare and it definitely came out well done. We opted to not send it back as to not ruin the evening plus the overall taste was excellent. Just expected better for a steak that costs that much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I’ve eaten here before..... best French Restaraunt in area ..... was here for Valentines Day.... prefixed menu.... I knew it wasn’t going to be the quality of the normal menu, but did expect it to still exceed other restaurants. I was very disappointed. Clearly focused on profiting on a special occasions by sacrificing the quality of their product. I’m sure the chef knows since they taste what goes out of their kitchen.

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JeffI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've dined here for over 10 years and have never been disappointed.

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vippsmithii
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sweetbreads were overcooked. Potato au gratin with lamb was watery and had to be sent back.

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GailL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cocktails, appetizers, desserts & presentation were outstanding. Entree which was a puff pastry with seafood tasted like the chef made a mistake with the black pepper. I questioned the taste but the server did not offer to check on the sauce. Of course, this was the priciest portion of the meal. Expect to pay about $100 + each for the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday there and we had a wonderful time. We lived in France for many years and my daughter was born in Paris so a French themed birthday felt appropriate.

The atmosphere was comfortable, noise level was good so we could hear ourselves talk. Not a big place but the tables were spaced well so we didn’t feel like we were on top of anyone.

Food was delicious, service was friendly and attentive. We all agreed that it was an enjoyable experience

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SnyderWife
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husbands birthday here and it was fantastic. Service was prompt and everything was delicious. We will definitely be back and will be recommending to friends.

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vipCathy
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We have LOVED Saint Jacques in the past, but I had a bad dining experience over lunch last week. What I was hoping for as an indulgent treat turned into a virtual nightmare. Ambiance: There were three VERY chatty and loud women in the restaurant, to the point where I could hardly hear myself think. I discreetly asked about their meal status (wrapping up, etc.), and the lovely waitress shared that they had finished - not so. I had to endure their political and gossipy conversation for an hour - could not wait to leave. Food: Again, we typically love this restaurant, but my seafood soup was gritty and the entree very rich. My posting is not so much as a warning about their food, but a heads-up to check out how loud the restaurant might be during your dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely lunch and Birthday celebration! Quiet restaurant with delicious array of baked bread, nice wine choices, delicious mussels and on the Birthday girl’s dessert plate- chef had written joyeaux Anniversaire in chocolate- a nice touch!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday there and very much enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Highly recommend the lamb and scallops.

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KarenM
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. We read about the restaurant in Walter magazine. It was refreshing to find an authentic French restaurant in a strip mall.

FAQs

Saint Jacques French Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 862-2770.

Saint Jacques French Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 2431 OpenTable diners.

Saint Jacques French Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.