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.

6112 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Spring Forest

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 862-2770

Website:
http://www.saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com/

Executive Chef:
Serge Falcoz-Vigne

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).

Additional:
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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4.8

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98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (32)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Local Ingredients (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Cozy (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
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Seasonal (6)
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Healthy (2)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely astounding first French cuisine experience! Especially the bread! Expensive, yes. Worth it? Yes! For a special occasion, prepare to be spoiled (great waitstaff), surprised (small samples from the chef) and immersed in a gorgeously presented, perfectly cooked, delicious delight! We loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic meal and great service! Great restaurant for a nice meal or a special occasion!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

The best quality of food and service in the local area. So pleased! Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Very overrated. The decor is dated, service was lacking, and food was mediocre. Don’t forget very overpriced. My recommendation, go somewhere else and enjoy better food at a cheaper price.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, service was great. We especially loved the personal touch from the chef who presented guests with an amuse bouche. Great experience!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

These days, this is just about the top restaurant in the Triangle. It's real-deal French cooking done with consummate elegance and flair. If you haven't been here for dinner, it's overdue to rectify that mistake. Bon Appetit!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and food was outstanding. The attention to detail at this restaurant was top-notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A lovely evening. Attentive staff, exquisite food. We especially enjoyed "the extras": an amuse-bouche, the granite, the birthday dessert in the shape of a swan. Attentive staff, lovely cozy atmosphere. Fantastique!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Don't judge a book by its cover. Once inside you'll be impressed by the great food and cozy environment. Good service. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time here and it was worth it. Outstanding food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Having spent some time working in France I was interested to know if this restaurant in NC, USA would be authentic. I was not disappointed. From the actual food and presentation to the small touches eg complimentary starters. C'est fantastique.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Simply the best!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Elegant decor and sumptuous food. Would absolutely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time to eat there. portion size was perfect. Everything was delicious. Chef's table visits were appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Met a friend for lunch. The Quiche Lorraine was better than I expected.

It was my first visit for lunch. Service, as usual, was exceptional.

Thank you

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great lunch with excellent service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We truly enjoyed our first visit and hopefully, will be back again and again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Perfect in every way!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Chef Serge is a very engaging and funny. His personal attention to us on our anniversary was much appreciated. Our waiter Mel was very professional and personable. The food is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful meal. Very accomodating. Appreciated the chef stopping by the table.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Chef is diligent about making sure his food is delicious and gives a lovely presentation along with his visit to each table through several courses. A bonus for us was the new handicapped parking space right outside the restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Charming restaurant, especially considering it’s in a strip shopping center. The food is artfully presented and delicious. Service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful to get a meal and experience like this in North Raleigh. This place is a true treasure. The chef/owner personally came to each table to greet us and ask if everything was okay. I know that is common at dinner, but this was at lunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

outstanding service and delious food and tasty red wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is a great restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is impeccable. It is a small cozy restaurant and the noise level is low so that you can talk without shouting. We’ve been there twice and can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food is very rich, heavy, and high in salt content.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A hidden gem, have been twice and both were excellent experiences, authentic French cuisine.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food very good, would like to see more menu options without heavy meats. Scallops and salmon very tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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