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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Saint Jacques French Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.9

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4.6

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4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (72)
Special Occasion (72)
Romantic (66)
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Fit for Foodies (54)
Authentic (45)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for a Date (42)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Notable Wine List (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Cozy (23)
Local Ingredients (18)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

LOVE st Jacques. Delicious authentic unpretentious French cuisine. Chef is phenomenal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Comfort Food, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and atmosphere Overall very good but felt a little rushed

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

The server, Caitlin, was outstanding with a great sensitivity to her customers and was thoroughly professional. She definitely gets 5 stars.
The food was very delicious and beautifully presented as usual with one small disappointment .
The pork chop on which the delectable grits rested was a bit touch.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Joyed it The chef was great. The service was excellent . The food was very very good 😊

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my best dining experience!!
Food beyond superior ambiance romantic and beautiful. Service outstanding. Chef amazing !!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

WHen you enter, you have left Raleigh behind and entered a cafe in France. The soft French music, white table cloths, charming decor and wonderful smells set the tone for a relaxing and enjoyable gastronomic experience. THe friendly and professional staff gave us the privacy we needed to enjoy our cocktails and meal, yet anticipated our every need keeping our water glasses full and our bread plates overflowing. The meals were mouth watering and were followed by a table side visit from the delightful French chef. We look forward to a return visit soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The service and the food were incredible. This is the place to go for an amazing dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were thrown off by the location. It's in a shopping strip with a Harris Teeter. However, once you go inside it's definitely a fine dining atmosphere. The food was exceptional, the service was perfect, and the atmosphere was lovely. The chef came around to each table personally. We really enjoyed our experience. Only negative is I felt the brown butter ice cream was a bit grainy. All the flavors and presentations were perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My parents I went to Saint Jacques to celebrate my birthday. The entire night was delightful, from the orange blossom sorbet that came as a surprising palette cleanser, to the chef's gracious visit to our table to greet my parents. If you are looking for a wonderful meal served by a team that sincerely wants you to have a wonderful experience, then Saint Jacques is for you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Authentic and fresh fine French cuisine. Beautiful little gem with outstanding service. Highly recommended fine dining reminiscent of Europe.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We have been fans of this restaurant for years. Since the change in ownership and chef, it has only gotten better! The new chef, Serge, is friendly , so very accommodating to his customers and extremely talented. His food is creative and authentic French. We had the onion soup, pate, mussels and rack of lamb and everything was exceptional. The wine list is also quite nice; they do also offer cocktails as well as French wine. I recommend this restaurant very highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great experience!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is good and the menu interesting but what makes the restaurant superb is the service. Attentive without ever being suffocating, always perfectly timed. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and felt that the evening lived up to expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a fantastic experience and would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The chef came and clearly has a passion for what he does. We cannot wait to go back

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food and service were remarkable. Terrific for a birthday celebration!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went to Saint Jacques for the first time yesterday, from a distance away. Though it was a 1.5 hour drive in rush-hour traffic, we felt it was well worth the trip.
First, it was superb French cuisine, from the lobster and pumpkin bisque, all the way to the best chocolate mousse my wife has ever had. The Amouse Bouche before dinner is a nice touch, as is the sorbet between courses. Everything we ordered was as described in the menu, and cooked to perfection.
However, what really sealed the deal was the service. We went to our table, and the waiter immediately switched out the white napkins for dark ones, so we would not get lint on our dark clothes. I went to the restroom, and came back to find my napkin neatly folded at my place. When my wife put on a sweater, the waiter came by and asked if he could raise the temperature of the whole restaurant, even though there were many other patrons there. .. Who does this any more? For the first time in a long, long time, we left feeling like the staff was truly happy we came. Thanks to you all.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Chef/GM Serge Falcoz-Vigne and his extraordinary team continue to wow me. From the exemplary service to the superb cuisine, Saint Jacques makes quite an impression on anyone lucky enough to dine within its walls. It is so unfortunate in our busy lives that we forget to take time and enjoy this most sacred ritual of eating without rush or constant interruptions from work/phone/etc. But once you enter this restaurant, you are transported to a place that will feed your taste buds and your soul, so you had best leave all of those distractions aside.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great French food and wine. Friendly personnel. Worth the money.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Top notch service and experience! Food was amazing, portions just right, price not too exorbitant. Perfect for a relaxed and slow-paced dining occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

One of the best meals ever. Chef comes to table to chat as well. Dinner could not have been better!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food, the wine, and the service were outstanding. This restaurant is simply the best!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was not our first visit. Although the other meals were good this one was terrific

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

1. I do not often dine at restaurants because I find restaurant food to be just average and full of empty calories. I can make average at home, and I don't have to pay for someone to cook and serve it to me.
2. Menus can make food sound delicious so I read them with a grain of salt. The proof is what is placed before the diner.

This occasion was my birthday so I was persuaded to make a restaurant choice. I would have to say that in the 22-plus years that I have lived here I have never dined at what I would really say was an excellent restaurant. My guests from the Boston area and I agreed we had never eaten as fine a meal in as relaxed an atmosphere. If you just look at cost, Saint Jacques is expensive. If you look at the meal as an evening out with friends and family, it is a worthy experience.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very nice! Service and food were outstanding.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As expected everything was superbly prepared & presented. Waiter professionally trained, attentive but never obstrusive. Serge prepaired for me a special dish not on the menu (with advanced notice). What a gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food and the service never disappoints. My only suggestion would be to turn the lights down a bit otherwise everything is perfect . Authentic French cuisine ,one of our very favorites.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Reservation was on time, service and food were awesome, we’ll be back

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A delightful evening. Fabulous food, presentation, and service. If you have dined in Paris, this is the only comparable venue in Raleigh. Serge and his staff make you feel like you are their most special guests. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in the Raleigh area. The food and service are excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have celebrated our 15th and 16th anniversary here. Nice staff who treat you well. All food we have ordered has been enjoyed. If celebrating a special occasion the staff go an extra mile. I suggest making reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is quite frankly one of the best French restaurants ever....the service is top notch. This is a dining experience more than a restaurant. Personal and caring service.

But then there is the food.....which is always perfect. Recommend the escargot and the scallops. Desserts are to die for as well. This is the place in Raleigh

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We go to Saint Jacques for special events because that is how we feel about it: special
When the chef comes out to your table multiple times to check on your food and pleasure, then you have a very unique dining experience. Every person is attentive to your needs and wants.
The food is so divine and seasonal that your palate is overwhelmed.
Can't rave highly enough every visit we make.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I am new to Raleigh and heard about Saint Jacques from a friend... excellent restaurant reminiscent of dinner in Paris! My daughter was in town from Chicago and she was most impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Have been to Saint Jacques many times. It is truly a neighborhood gem. Saint Jacques serves very good French food in a higher-end venue. Don't miss out!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent, as always! We had a new waitress, so the service was not the best, but overall, everything was excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great service and great food. Wonderful date night / special occasion spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is exquisitely prepared. The service is excellent, needs are spotted before you can make the request. Atmosphere is warm, intimate, and the decor is lovely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Exceptional service. Very good entrees. Would like to see more selections. A bit pricey for lunch portions. Dessert presentation is nice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Small portions for price. Storefront strip mall with car headlights shining directly into dining room. Mussels were miniscule. Spouse not happy with one duck leg and small thigh, menu did not specify what type of portion. Should have asked. Did not live up to anticipated results indicated by online reviews.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service and wonderful food. Portions are small for the price though. Four scallops for $30+. Have had much better and larger scallops for $10 less but this was an anniversary meal so no big deal. Would only come for a very special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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