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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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Yesterday's food and service was not up to par. The wine was not served until lunch was served. I will not order the beef bourguignon again--there was fat, which should have been trimmed off. My friend commented that hers was not warm.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A sweet place to meet if you want to have a conversation and delicious food. Our waitress was very kind and gave us a good balance of attention and time.

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BP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. I have some allergy issues, but the chef was happy to work around them, and still produce the most tasteful meal. The chef also made a point of interacting with all his guests, which is always is a big plus.

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, St. Jacques is a pleasure to dine in! The food, service, ambience is excellent! They always do a little something special for your special occasion if you let them know in advance.

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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was generally excellent except for the rack of lamb. It seemed to have a lot of grissel in comparison to the better meat.

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KB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience recently, the service was the best we have ever received. A truly French menu, and beautifully presented. We will definitely return to St. Jacques.

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

Service, food, greeting by chef all led to a fabulous dinner.

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Knew before hand what the prices would be. Had lunch with a date: split an appetizer of mussels and an entree of Scottish salmon. Finished with a creme broulee. It was the $65 for a bottle of Sancerre that ran up the tab. We were there for a long pleasant conversation and I figured the bottle would be less expensive than multiple glasses. The food was excellent in preparation and presentation. Service was prompt and very good. The experience was perfect for our tête-à-tête.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant! Fabulous food, classy, and wonderfuñ service. A delightful experience.

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BD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first visit and definitely not the last. By far the best service and best food I have enjoyed in my 50some years on the earth. I have travelled all over the US and abroad. This experience is a must. Hurry! But make a reservation.

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MA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Jacques is always a fantastic experience. Service is attentive and the food is delicious.

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B
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an excellent dining experience. The food was delicious. We loved the appetizer foil gras and coquille St Jacque and the lamb was superb. We each had a cocktail and they were well made. Our server, Grant was very solicitous and helpful to us. We will definitely definitely dine here again.

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Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Saint Jacques to celebrate our 18th Anniversary. The food and service were exquisite as anticipated. But our waiter Kenneth made the evening even more enjoyable with both his professionalism and witty interactions with us.

I don’t typically write reviews but Kenneth deserves a pat on the back for making a special evening for my wife and I one we will remember for years to come. Thank you Saint Jacques and thank you Kenneth.

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o
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True French food is a joy to eat and St. Jaques knows how to do it well. Their servers and knowledgeable and really add to the dining experience.

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience and very accommodating wait staff and manager. Everyone seemed to want to make our meal a pleasant one. The duck breast entree was quite good; my wife enjoyed the short rib boeuf bourguignonne.

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JJ
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional experience

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W
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do not let the location throw you off, this is no standard “strip mall” restaurant. This was an entire dining experience. I promised my boyfriend we would have the perfect date after I recovered from surgery and this was it! Each dish was so thoughtfully prepared; each flavor melding beautifully together and enticing the senses.

If you’re unsure what to try, trust your server. They’re well educated on the cuisine. The chef was a delight to talk to and you could feel his passion for what he created.

We enjoyed ourselves so much that we were late for our speak easy event and didn’t even care! 100% going to return!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice food. My wife had wanted to go here from almost the day we moved to Raleigh. The food didn’t disappoint. I had Sweetbreads and the Filet Mignon both were excellent. My wife had the duck appetizer and Vol a vont both very good the breads were excellent and the gateau with butternut squash and chocolate was the surprise hit. Only two drawbacks, some patrons were not dressed for the occasion- business casual was the recommended attire with one fellow even in shorts. Additionally the wine list is overpriced however my wife and I decided on cocktails instead and they were very good! Not a place for weekly dining but definitely a go to spot for special occasions. Check it out! We

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Everyone is professional and the food is great.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel so special! The food and service were outstanding!! Definitely a must to eat there!!

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious!!

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Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of staff genuinely demonstrated their desire that we enjoy our visit ..and we did have a wonderful time.

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and personable feeling. Chef Falcoz-vigne was warm, fun and did not disappoint with his culinary expertise! Definitely a welcome change!

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was fabulous!

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EP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Jaques reminded me of the fine dining I was used to working as a waitress in upscale restaurants in the NJ/NY area. The service was impeccable, with just enough attention from the management, wait staff, and even the chef. Then there was the food! Saying it was delicious is an understatement. The portions were just right, and the flavor burst from each bite. I was especially impressed with the local items they had on the menu from vegetables and fish to the cheese. Their house chardonnay was crisp and clean-just the way I like it. I cant wait to go back!

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M
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 12, 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 9, 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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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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 8, 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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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 1, 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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