Saint Jacques French Cuisine
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.
As usual a wonderful, enjoyable evening. I look forward to my next visit.
We attended the Julia Child’s wine dinner. The food was amazing. We have enjoyed this event more in previous years as the owner made a real effort to interject facts about Julia and her life. This made it wonderful. That was lacking this year. Kind of missed out on the feeling of what the dinner was supposed to be about. Felt like it was more about selling wine.
Food was spectacular! Personal visit by Chef was a nice touch. Waiter Johnathan was excellent.
The fois gras crème brûlée blew me away! So creative and tasty. And that was just the amuse-bouche starter. All wait staff were knowledgeable, precise and friendly. We enjoyed the rack of lamb and the duck entrees, after delicious classic escargots. Nice cocktail selection. We appreciated that some bottles of wines are available in half bottle size, as I am not a big drinker but like to pair a good wine with good food over a couple courses. Did not know the restaurant had changed hands. New owners doing a wonderful job. Cannot wait to return.
We arrived early but the server seated us immediately at the nicely set table.
The service people are very polite and professional .. as many high classed European restaurants provide.
Services, foods, the environment/mood, plus are excellent and we appreciated the whole deal, especially for our special occasion. We loved it immensely, and thank you.
Too expensive for pedestrian French food. Vin Rouge does it better at a lower cost.
As always, Chef Serge serves up some amazing French cuisine!! Celebrated our anniversary this visit and was treated royally!!
It is a very special place!
We visited here for our anniversary, and we couldn't have been happier. The food was outstanding, and it was wonderful that they had a full vegetarian menu. Service was great, and they even wrote "happy anniversary" in French on our dessert plate and put the years we've been together. Everything was impeccable. We would definitely go there again.
Thanks a lot, Saint Jacques! You have totally ruined any other restaurant for me! I'll never go anywhere else and enjoy food at the level I did at Saint Jacques. The food was the best I've had, the chef brought out a savory creme brulee and stayed to talk to us before our meal began, the waitresses were terrific and the interior was very French. It was a lovely, lovely experience. It was easy to taste that the ingredients were all natural, nothing cheap or artificial, the flavors were so rich. I loved the lavender bread, the filet, the potatoes, the French Onion Soup - all so flavorful.
Being French, I always expect the cuisine of a French restaurant to be… French! I had been disappointed in the past by other local French-themed restaurants whose cuisine was fine but lacked in sophistication or authenticity. Therefore, when a gourmet friend of mine told me that Saint Jacques was the best French restaurant around, I headed there with some circumspection. I was wrong. Saint-Jacques is indeed the best and truest French restaurant around. Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne’s cuisine is as elaborate and authentic as French standards demand. We picked the Fromage de chêvre chaud gratiné et canard fûmé, the Coquille Saint Jacques, the Carré d'agneau rôti en croûte, and the Filet mignon de boeuf, à la Rossini, and each of those was a marvel in its own way. The sauces were out of this world. The service was impeccable, yet warm, and the chef took the time to visit each and every table, which was a very nice touch. Merci, Chef, for a wonderful evening of gastrono-mie!
a magical experience!11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Great meal, service and ambiance. The chef visited our table and was very personable. He even made a special effort to speak to us as we were leaving. Food was spectacular! We will be back.
Very good food, with a nice ambiance (nicely spaced for business conversation over dinner). Good wine selection. Excellent service.
Came here for birthday dinner, was our first visit. The food and the service were exceptional. The chef came out to say hello as he delivered the first amuse bouche, which was nice.
St Jacques is amazing, from the delicious French food to the impeccable service! Great for special occasions and date nights, definitely a memorable and special dinner!
We recommend the Saint Jacques for the overall experience and the quality of the cuisine and excellent service they provided us.
First time here. Food very good. Surprisingly small but cozy. Great place for a date.
Birthday Dinner for my 70th.
I would say that this was the best restaurant experience that we have ever had in the Raleigh area.
Everything was absolutely perfect! It was one of the few restaurants where you could have a quiet dinner and be able to have a conversation without having to shout!
Chef came out at least two times to check on us and to make recommendations.
Both my wife and I agreed that our evening with St Jacques was a 5+ star experience.
Great food and excellent service
A great place to go for a special evening
Wife Susan’s birthday
Our birthday celebration was a wonderful experience at St.Jacques as always. The staff and chef were very attentive and delivered a delightful dining experience.
Impeccable, simply impeccable.
On a recent Thursday night three of us absolutely enjoyed our French dining experience at Saint Jacques in Raleigh, NC. It was excellent from beginning to end! They kindly accommodated a change off time for us when I called after booking. A Very pleasant lady showed us to our table. The restaurant was lovely and quiet. The three of us were greeted by our delightful young server, Zevi, who told us us their evening specials and then brought us a very small dish and spoon to whet our appetites. The guys really liked their French Onion soups. Zevi brought us cold small scoops to cleanse our pallets. For Entrees we chose the scallops, and the lamb chops and the special of red snapper. The Exquisite Chef visited our table where we gave him our best compliments. Zevi then gave us a mighty dessert menu. One was a plate of ice cream which she then drizzled with chocolate sauce and covered with candied almonds, another was handmade pistachio ice cream topped with blueberries, a raspberry and a fresh mint leaf. With many compliments to Zevi, chef and staff, we departed completely satiated. Don’t miss this Open Table dining experience n Raleigh, NC!
This is one of the few quiet restaurants in Raleigh, where you can go and actually talk without having to shout to be heard. That's worth a lot. From a food perspective, I think it's good but not great. I had red snapper which was served with a "spiced beurre blanc". When asked if we could have the sauce on the side, the server said it came on the fish. It didn't and could easily have been on the side, although the presentation wouldn't have been as pretty. Unfortunately, I did not care for the sauce at all. I don't know what the "spiced" component was, but did not think it added anything (and took away from) the rest of the dish. The server brought us a different sauce (I don't remember what she called it) but it was a darker sauce and had a curry taste ... maybe some cumin in it. Didn't like that either. A simple squeeze of lemon was all that was needed . The rest of the meal was quite good.
The ambiance is romantic. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. The Chef is very nice and cares that his patrons enjoys their experience.
Excellent food and service. The chef even came out to chat with his patrons and was a delight. The filet and lamb were cooked perfectly and the lamb was the best I’ve ever had. The service was attentive but not distracting and also very pleasant to chat with. A gem.
Food and service were excellent, location was a little weird (in an unassuming strip mall), interior was slightly dated, and the customers were all of a bit of an older variety aside from us which made the atmosphere a little uppity and dry. But if you want some amazing French food, look no further!
Great meal and service from beginning to end. We will be back!
This was one the best French restaurants at which I’ve ever dined - and I’ve been to many! The service was outstanding, and Emily was attentive but not intrusive. She made excellent wine recommendations, and the chef/owner visited each table to show his appreciation to every patron. It was overall an excellent dining experience experience, and I intend to return again and again!
Food was outstanding. Service was also outstanding. Chef even came out and went to each table speaking to diners making sure if everyone was happy with their meal. We will definitely be going back.
We had a fabulous dinner. The food, setting and service were all superlative. Would strongly recommend Saint Jacques. Bon appetit!!!
Only with the caveat that where they are seated could be noisy.
Amazing evening! Food was so delicious I had to resist licking my plate!
Amazing food, amazing service, wonderful dining experience. Will definitely come back!!!!
Incredible food and attention to detail, from Chef personally delivering an amuse Bouche to begin through sending you off with little wrapped cookies to end your visit. Well worth it!
Wonderful experience. We will definitely will go back.
Had an amazing waiter. The food exceeded my expectations. It is a very small, intimate setting. Will definitely be back.
Great food and great service. They have earned their reputation as on one of the best restaurants in Raleigh.
Very best French cuisine in the Research Triangle. Elegant ambience and service. The chef is creative and inventive while preserving essential traditions.