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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j
Raleigh
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my significant other here for her birthday as this is her favorite Raleigh restaurant. Food drinks’ and service were excellent.

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

It was so so.......................................

Will not go back...........

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! Only wish for a bit more of entree portion.
Dessert is to die for.

R
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to restaurant for any special occasion. Great food great service. I never get tired of going to st Jacques

DR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable place for fine dining.
Wait staff was friendly and fun, and attentive.
Food was delicious.

JJ
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything is as close to perfection as you’d expect. We love the commitment to using local ingredients and products. An appearance by Chef Serge is always a special moment of the meal. Always a great experience

j
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We have dined at St Jaques numerous timess over the years and every year on our Anniversary. We will break this tradition for our next Anniversary. The dinner with wine and tip was around $300. I had the short rib and my wife the scallops. My wife thought the scallops were unfresh and she experienced significant stomach upset the next day. I had the beef short rib and it was inferior to that I have had at Coccquets in Raleigh. It was dry and not very tastefull . We could of done a better job on this dish in our own kitchen. For dessert my wife had the creame brulett which was ok and I had the fruit tart which was marginal. What has happened to this restaurant? it used to be something really special. I doubt this dining establishment stays in business much longer given the poor quality in the work of its Chef. i use the term"Chef" loseley.

JC
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saint Jacques is always one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions, and this visit did not disappoint. Everything was PERFECT, from the wine to the food to the service. We are always made to feel so welcome and appreciated whenever we visit, and it’s this level of personal attention and dedication to the craft of spectacular food that will keep us coming back!

NA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us had a delightful evening, enjoying excellent appetizers, main courses, and desserts, along with wines from a well-thought-out list. We nearly recreated our experience dining at chef Serge's restaurant he once ran in Paris. Well done!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine dinner.

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GM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zevi was our waitress and was fantastic. Friends from Canada and Dallas. Two had the sweetbreads and said they were the best ever. One of which is a French Canadian and dines in Quebec frequently. Even had a chat in French with the chef. My short ribs were off the charts! On,y down side was they didn’t have Crown Royal and my buddy is good for at least 4 Crown Royal manhattans per dinner.

g
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here five times over the last 2 years. Every time I leave I think to myself, “ when can I come back?” In my opinion this is the best restaurant in Raleigh. The service is impeccable and the food is always delicious. It’s French cuisine so if your not familiar with French food don’t pass this gem by based on that. There is something for everyone.

SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Saint Jacques twice and both times the menu was superb, the plate presentation was beautiful and every item that we chose on the menu both times was fabulous. The other night, my soup of the day was a mouth watering cream of curried squash bisque and Beef Bourguignon which was superb to the palate. My husband had the fresh Snapper and a French Onion Soup Saint Jacques style. Two days later we are still talking about how fabulous the meal was. Desert can't be topped as I had a squash / chocolate cake which had a wonderful fall spice twist to it and my husband loved his classic, beautifully made Crème brûlée.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience at Saint Jacques. It was truly an amazing experience. The service by ALL was attentive. The Chef delivered a scrumptious sweet potato foie gras and visited with each guest. He shared details regarding our delicious dishes and took pride in his staff. The attention to detail was beyond expectations. We most definitely recommend Saint Jacques to anyone who wants to experience an exquisite meal and be spoiled in the mean time. As I mentioned to the Chef, this is a memory that I will treasure.

m
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was what you want in a great dining experience

WD
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had lunch here after having attended a wine dinner in Durham the previous night and staying overnight in Durham (I live in Fayetteville, NC.) For my first course I had a cup of the butternut squash bisque which was the special soup of the day and it was rich, creamy and delicious. The glass of Vouvray was nice with the bisque. My entrée was beef bourguignon which was also quite rich and delicious. I had a glass of a Cote du Rhone with the beef and it was okay but not exceptional. Service is always topnotch at Saint Jacques and the setting is relaxing and an oasis in a busy shopping center.

MD
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Jonathan, created us and took care of all our needs. The Chef stopped by to meet us and to explain the special items on the menu. The food was outstanding and came at a perfect pace.
The Birthday addition to the profiteroles was very nice. Even the cappuccino was perfect. There was a very good number of other diners but the noise level was “very quiet”. Looking forward to our next dinner at Saint Jacques!!!

JD
Raleigh
67 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Saint Jacques with close friends was perfect from start to finish. The cuisine was superb, the wines were outstanding, and the service could not have been better.

SJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a red meat allergy (Alpha-gal) so Chef Serge came out and spoke with me and made adjustments to the sauce for the duck breast. Very personal touch and very delicious. We will be back as so as we can.

DG
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Serge takes great care of his guests and his menu outstanding.

DC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal, great service. We have eaten here a number of times and we have never been disappointed. A great menu with great presentation. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a top French menu.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

70th Birthday for my husband. Ambience was
peaceful; no loud music, service professional,
and food delicious. Perfect.

W
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Outstanding waitperson. Very slow order to food delivery.

J
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, service and experience!

DK
Jacksonville
43 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the rack of lamb and the grouper special. Both were excellent. Finished our meal with profiteroles. A very nice evening!

e
London
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best french food in the Raleigh area
Excellent presentation friendly and knowledgeable service
Thoughtful wine list
Overall an outstanding experience

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome lunch! Love the scallops and the crepe.

JR
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a special anniversary. I think the servers and maitre de had as much fun with the special events and gift my husband had planned as I did. Great evening.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time. The chef and waitstaff made us feel welcomed and were very gracious and forthcoming with information from the menu. Truly one of the best in Raleigh.

S
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific service... quality food..enjoyable but expensive lunch.

J
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do not judge a book by its cover! It's located in a strip mall, but as soon as you step inside you'd never know. Great ambience, great food, great service!

DM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and exceptional service

f
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine in Raleigh when we want something “special”. Excellent food and attentive service in a friendly, welcoming environment. Everyone that works here has a passion for food and it shows.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing and polite service. Great drinks. Very well prepared and tasty appetizer and entree dishes (I had the best beef bourguignon). Desert was a let-down.

S
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. I could have eaten everything on the menu! A little on the expensive side but overall an outstanding meal. Great service. Will definitely be back. A special place for a special occasion.

LH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kivi was perfect server. Food was awesome. The baguette was the real deal.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A delicious experience. Wonderful that the chef greeted each table with an amuse bouche as the beginning to an excellent meal.

NN
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a wonderful, enjoyable evening. I look forward to my next visit.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

VZ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Unique delicious dishes. New interesting wine.

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