Saint Jacques French Cuisine

4.8
2088 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(919) 862-2770
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Serge Falcoz-Vigne
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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).
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring Forest
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Special events & promotions
Please call 919.862.2770 for reservations for special events.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Unless you want to practice your French this place is just okay. The service is good but food lacked flavor for the price point.

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C
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful surprise!!!

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were amazing. The owner/chef came out to chat with us multiple times, which was a great touch. Definitely, don't let the location fool you, this place is 5-star! We will be going back for special occasions.

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v
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the very finest restaurant in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Area. Extraordinary food, exceptional food, the finest wines.

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GC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal. Fresh ingredients, wonderful staff, superb chef. I will definitely go back.

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GH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and could not have been more pleased. The cuisine was excellent— memorable— and the wait staff were professional and attentive.

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We ordered off the vegetarian menu and ordered all 3 courses for the two of us for our anniversary. The food was excellent, portions were small and our waiter was awkward. But they made it special for our anniversary (dessert plate read Happy Anniversary) and overall it was better than We expected.

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JO
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit of Paris in Raleigh, NC. Quiet but attentive service, excellent food in proper portions, attention to detail-even down to the crumb scrapper.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening. Everything from the food to the service to the attention to every detail made this evening extra special!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal from start to finish. The best meal I’ve ever had in my life.

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HF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very lovely birthday celebration for my daughter.

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l
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Classic French with enough twists to make it interesting. Food was all very flavorful. My snapper was just a little overdone, but I prefer "less done" fish. My wife's fillet was perfect. Vegetable choices and sauces complemented the dishes, were tasty and innovative. Really great desserts - best I've had in awhile. Service was perfect...unobtrusive and things just came and went at the right times. Very inexpensive for what you get.

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MF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another lovely Birthday celebration for my 93 year old Father (born Jacque) at Saint Jacques. Chef is delightful and takes time to speak French with my French parents. Food is always well prepared and well received by my family....a special offer (pre-ordered) of a Croque-en-bouche finishes a lovely meal and celebration!

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CK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the service was excellent. This was our second dinner there and we will definitely go again. It’s a perfect experience for a special occasion.

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LG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The service was outstanding, the Authentic French food was the best we’ve had in 20 years. The duck was to die for! The frog legs were done perfectly. I can’t say enough about the staff, what a pleasure they were. They knew when we needed something and stayed back when they saw us conversing. We wanted a quiet romantic dinner and they gave us a meal and an evening we won’t soon forget! I will go back there again for sure!

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RP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our 33rd Anniversary and St. Jacques was outstanding. Service was excellent and our wait staff warm, happy and professional. Chef Serge visited us and we had a wonderful discussion of life in Europe and visits to France. Highly recommended.

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k
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved St. Jacques when M. Lil owned and ran it. Ignoring that missing personal connection, I would say this meal was just as amazing. Rack of lamb was just right and good flavors. Salmon ravioli for the wife was exquisite. Country pate is a bit stronger than before, but still very nice. They added rabbit. The wine list has undergone a transtion - larger and more varied, and no longer all French, although that is still the most prevelant. We will return soom.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is constantly exceptional, from appetizers to desserts.
The service is always welcoming and knowledgeable.

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PB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Saint Jaques many times over the last 3 years. The service is outstanding and the food is amazing. Everytime I go it is an incredible dining experience.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, really good food. Medium rare lamb was a little too rare, but rest of the dinner was fine.

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VA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authenitic French Cuisine in Raleigh. Outrageously good French onion soup. Friendly, attentive and professional service. Outstanding chef, Serge. Creative, beautifully presented dishes.

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LF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was only outdone by the service. Our waiter was superb

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JD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great all around. Food cooked perfectly and service was outstanding.

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DG
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finest chef in the Triangle, without a doubt. Always amazingly creative dishes with authentic French flair. Have never had a sub-par dish at this restaurant.

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PG
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We ate there last November/December time frame and this restaurant was great grime the service to the food. This time the food was just average. It all appeared to be bland. For a French restaurant, one would expect something really special. For the kind of money we spent. It was average and quite honestly tasteless.

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VS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt I was back in France! Food and service was outstanding. Expensive but worth every penny, I will be back!

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JD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal and experience. The food was outstanding and the service was great. The timing of the courses was perfect.

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OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit. Surprisingly, EVERYTHING I tried was amazing. Yes...that is the appropriate superlative - amazing. Presentation of food, portion size, complex flavors and proper temperature were all noted. Likewise, the dessert ess phenomenal. Instantly a favorite of mine and the wait staff was attentive, courteous, informative and pleasant to interact with. Especially the young lady from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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M
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I’ve been to St Jacques many times and always loved it. My last visit was very disappointing. Food was okay- not memorable. We were seated in the overflow room even though I made reservations weeks ago and the main dining room was pretty empty when we got there and left. For close to $300 I expect exceptional. I’m taking it off my list.

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RK
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent French food in the triangle.
Located in a strip mall.
Food was excellent.

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GA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience from beginning to end. Service and food were outstanding. Three tank of lamb was prepared perfect and the salmon was very good. The profiteroles were there perfect ending to s lovely dinner.

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l
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have lived within 3 miles of this restaurant for over 30 years but have never dined here. Went with my daughter and we had a great experience. Great food, quiet enough to talk, and wonderful service. Will definitely be returning.

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L
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
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.

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J
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
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.

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K
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
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.

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HR
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
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.

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BR
Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
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

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z
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
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.

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CJ
1 review
Dined 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.

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