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About Saint Jacques French Cuisine
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.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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
$31 to $50
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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).
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 919.862.2770 for reservations for special events.
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Saint Jacques French Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
We went after Valentines Day for a nice dinner and the experience was better than anticipated. The food was excellent, deserts were great, and the staff did a nice job of being attentive without being obtrusive. I wanted to go here for a long time and I am glad we did. We will be back again soon.
The sweetbreads were amazing. We got our picky eater friends to try and the loved. Duck was terrific as were braised short ribs bourginon. Flounder special side sosh very good but sauce on fish not as good as meat dishes. This is such a good French restaurant
This was our first time at Saint Jaques. We were greated at the door and the hostess offered to take our coats. It was still early in the day and there were only a few tables occupied.
We had the soup du jour which was a delicious cream of cauliflower with mushrooms. The entrees were very good (oh, and the breads were tasty) and my wife loved the creme brulee and I had the chocolate mouse. We will be back!
Wow- what a great little find in North Raleigh. The service was impeccable, the food was to die for and overall, this was a great experience. I wish this was in a stand alone building or some place besides a small shopping center- the Girl Scouts selling cookies directly outside the window was the only thing that reminded us that we were not actually in France. Pricey, but perfect for a special occasion. We will be back!
Saint Jacques is a dining experience - not just a great dinner.
The appetizer, entree, and dessert choices are excellent offering various freshly prepared culinary selections.
Make reservations in advance to secure the time you'd like; by design Saint Jacques does not fill their restaurant - I understand each order is prepared from scratch - giving the chef the time and individual attention needed to create a delectable meal.
Periodic visits from management is also a nice touch.
In between courses we enjoyed the savory bread selections, a glass of wine, and at times little treats via compliments of the chef.
The meal was exquisite. The service was excellent. This restaurant is a dining experience that should not be rushed. Give yourself at least two hours to eat here. We took our time and spent three hours. The experience was better than most that I have had when dining in Paris.
I was thoroughly impressed with not only the presentation of the food, the taste, the ambiance but the overall experience. The staff was pleasant and did an amazing job at being very intensive. Even with the amount of guest I was able to have a discreet intimate conversation. Plan to visit again soon!
Chef Serge is very visible here amongst his staff and guests. The results are evident in superior food , excellent service and guests that seem quite happy to be in his restaurant.
I have visited here over the years many times under the former ownership and also during a short period when they were in between chefs . With Chef Serge in now firmly in charge, you find a wonderful menu of both food and wine . The wine menu by the glass is quite respectable . The white clothed tables are nicely spaced and service is spot on. If you are looking for that special dining experience in a very understated location, then join those loyal patrons who seem to keep coming back for more. Make sure you reserve given its popularity.
Food was subpar, I was expecting much better.
Had two glasses of wine( two types of Cabernet blends), that tasted very avereage, and rather bland.
The foie gras was frozen, almost could not eat it and it was basically tasteless.
We ate more bread that anything else, and even that, was stale; one has better baguette at Panera bread.
The onion soup was too sweet( the Vermouth/ wine was overwhelming)
The filet mignon was good, but nothing special.
The profiterol was old, stale and the salt was the only thing I could taste.
The mousse was boring as well.
I would recommend to find another restaurant instead. This was definitely not worth it.
We enjoyed our lunch at Saint Jacques. Their Orange Thyme Old Fashioned was very good, and the seafood crepes and salmon were cooked very well. The service was far more formal than what you can expect in even the nicest of restaurants around here. It's a rather small place, so it was not noisy at all, even as it filled up. This would be a great place for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
We went for New Year's Eve, to a 5 course meal, and of course we were NOT disappointed! No one could create a (NC) crab terrine like Serge can. The pork cheeks terrine was the other first course choice and was a grand way to taste pork cheeks (also locally sourced). Our group experienced both the lobster/butternut soup and the onion gratin' soups. Delicious! Then we had to choose between the shrimp and scallops St Jacques (wonderful) or a petite beef filet in a decadent burgundy sauce topped with a combination of buttered bread crumbs and blue cheese. Again, only by Serge! Dessert was a choice of vanilla crème brulee or a melt in your mouth apple/butter cookie delight. If you want to eat French food in Raleigh, this is the ultimate experience. Thanks to the chef and all his fantastic staff.
I never write OpenTable reviews, but I will for Saint Jacques.
We got a tip to head to Saint Jacques almost a year ago and it just completely slipped our minds. My girlfriend loves French food and we have been all over France, so we have some experience of authentic French cuisine. My girlfriend says that this was one of her best meals in her life.
The location is unusual as it is in a strip mall, but if that keeps away too many people, I hope it stays in its current spot. Great atmosphere, AMAZING food, super attentive service, Chef came out and greeted us.
This is a gem in Raleigh, and I hope you all give it a try, but don't go too many times, because we need a table too!
The food was amazing. The staff was very attentive. We were a bit disappointed with our server. We had over half our meal that we had asked to be boxed up to take home. We paid the bill and forgot about it until we got about half way home. That was disappointing,. Other than that, it was a lovely evening.
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