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Saint Jacques French Cuisine, Raleigh, NC

Saint Jacques French Cuisine

4.7
4.7
2665 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Opened in 2004, Saint Jacques French Cuisine aims to showcase France's culinary heritage, with its love of exceptional food and fine wines. We are dedicated to using the freshest and highest quality ingredients, which we source locally by working closely with North Carolina farmers. Saint Jacques is currently ranked as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the nation on OpenTable.com.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 862-2770
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Teears
  • Private party facilities
    Saint Jacques does offer a private room setting up to 60 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    Spring Forest
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,665 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2.4Value

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2,665 Reviews
  1. Dnice

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Liquor licensed expired. No warning till you got there. Very disappointed. Other parties left. Should have notified clients at the time of reservation.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was international not specifically French The wine selection was poor Waitress was not good

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  3. Steph

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I really wanted this place to be good but it was disappointing. Overall, the food was okay. -For appetizers, the foie gras appetizer was decent. The soup of the day was a lobster and crab bisque, which was very tasty but a bit lacking on the meat. -We ordered the scallop risotto and the duck breast for the main course. The risotto was really soupy and reminded us of the soup of the day. It was like 90% liquid and 10% rice. The scallops were only seared on one side and it was over seasoned on that same side; however, they were pretty good and we got a generous amount. Oddly there was also one squid in the dish. The duck breast was supposed to be medium rare, but it came out medium well. There was also one carrot amidst the green beans, which was weird. -The dessert we chose was the peach galette. It was pretty big and could feed up to 4 people. The pastry was really dense. The best part of it was the ice cream on top. Other things we noticed: -The restaurant decor was bland, generic. -I could hear a very loud conversation in the kitchen. It was weird that they were yelling about a hot dog? -The bathroom was clean and had nice thick hand towels, but it was weird that the inside of the toilet lid was completely wet and the seat was all wet too. I guess it was cleaned but didn’t have enough time to dry out? -The service was acceptable. Our server was polite and friendly. The food came out in a timely manner. All in all, this wasn’t the fine dining experience I was hoping for.

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  4. GeorgeB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. My only recommendation is to make sure you clean the floor. My wife immediately noticed that the floor looked dirty. Nevertheless, we will visit again and recommend it to friends.

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  5. nanddusa

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    St. Jacques is a reliably good restaurant with traditional French fare. The food & service are consistent. The overall impression is lacking when more ancillary items are considered such as: 1) 4 large window boxes & planters with dead floral material are what first greet prospective diners. 2) The glass on the front door is in dire need of cleaning. 3) Music may have been French-inspired, but did not create a relaxing atmosphere. 4) When making a reservation, the celebration of 2 birthdays was mentioned, but this was overlooked by the staff. It was difficult to not make comparisons to the attention to detail of the previous owners Lil & Lori, who made St. Jacques a Michelin-worthy restaurant. There was a sign on the front door asking for patience, but it wasn't clear what improvements were being made. It may be worth checking out again at a later date.

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  6. RebeccaR

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the host to the waiter, the staff at Saint Jacques is fantastic. The food is delicious, I especially enjoyed the fois gras and the homemade ice cream. A great place for date night or to celebrate an occasion with friends.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our third time there and the experience NEVER disappoints. From the aperitif to the dessert, it is lovely dining with them.

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  8. JCFEDMD

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Still good, but not nearly as impressive as it once was…

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  9. FayL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really did enjoy our dinner. The ladies I was with were amazing company. My meal was quite overpriced for what it was but very delicious. I had the beef

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  10. JenniferL

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb was amazing! Staff was very attentive. We’ll definitely be going back.

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  11. ColinC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Risotto was too salty. Duck meat was tough. Onions oup was very good. Escargots not as good as other places.

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  12. WarrenO

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and setting was fantastic and the menu exceeded expectation.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great, quiet atmosphere. Fantastic service.

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  14. RhKK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place. Nice customer service. Based on all reviews expected a lot form the food. Partially my fault. But food can be lot better

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  15. HugoH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good cooked perfect for us and the whole experience was great

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  16. DurhamMom

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is NOT the same St Jacques as 8-10 years ago. Back in the mid 2010s my son's French teacher took her students to St Jacques at the end of each school year. The service was outstanding, the meal/ambience was excellent--you really felt like you were eating at an elegant restaurant. SO-last night, as a treat on his 22nd birthday, we thought it would be sweet to re-visit a special restaurant. As soon as we came to the front door my heart began to sink--the glass was smudged and dirty. The inside had what I call the "dying restaurant" smell. Not sure what it is, but it is not aromatic or appetizing. The service was odd, with servers bustling around and speaking too loudly, when there were only a few tables occupied--another warning bell-very few patrons for the busiest restaurant hour (7pm). The dinner bread was not even a real baguette-it had the taste and texture of white sandwich bread. They only served garlic butter-I think to disguise the blandness of the bread. I had to ask for regular butter (which still had a touch of garlic flavor...?). My meal was literally inedible. I ordered the "confit", which was a layer of zucchini, squash and onions on a bed of quinoa, swimming in what was called a lemon-butter sauce, and topped with mushrooms. It was bland, as if all ingredients had been stacked with no seasoning. As I was chewing something wasn't breaking down--if felt like chewing meet fat/gristle-then I realized it was a mushroom-they must have been cannned/marinated- (and possibly old?)-I ended up having to discreetly dispose of it in my napkin. I did not touch the rest of my meal. I was so embarrassed, because we brought two of his best friends, who I know have good taste. SO disappointing. And we drove 35 minutes from downtown Durham, where we live within walking distance to at least a half dozen excellent restaurants. I don't even want to think about the money spent. SO sad. They should go ahead and close down.

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  17. RoyP

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic French cuisine presented perfectly, thank you so much!

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  18. Jacfucius

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine list could feature more mainstream wineries to better match the excellent food.

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  19. jetting

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been a while since our last visit. The food was good, but I remember it as better. The chairs were very uncomfortable. Overall, I think it is not the best option for fine dining.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable experience and we had a good time. Being a little critical due to the price point. Three of the entrees were just a bit over cooked, the waitress didn’t take orders in the correct order and then when food was delivered, the host placed two meals with the wrong people. I will also point out that only beer and wine is available, no liquor. Lastly, the previous owner had a pate starter available which was the best item on the menu…it is no longer on the menu. Definitely a recommend but for the price point, I would expect a more sophisticated fine-dining experience.

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  21. DavidH

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't really like the food except for the bread. Boring and bland. Service was great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fairly good though the place looked a little run down

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  23. Lance

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New, refreshed menu. Larger portions and all was quite good.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited almost 1/2 hour for our desert to go and our leftovers. Arrived at home to discover no leftovers which are generally 1/2 our meal any more. Meal was just ok. Not impressed. Won’t be back.

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  25. FredB

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food this visit, better than last time, but not like the "good ole days." Waiter was great. Quiet, in part because there were few diners. Disappointed in the escargots two times in a row - don't know what's wrong here. Good place to go for a quiet, intimate dinner. Found a new French wine we like!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We hadn’t been since COVID. We are happy to say the food and service is still the same & amazing! Excellent food & wonderful service.

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  27. GlennS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, the service was exemplary, and the ambience impeccable. This was the first visit for my wife and I as our date night for the month of April. We had a delightful dining experience and plan to return. Thank you!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I love this place. The staff is always friendly and very welcoming

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We got a cheese board but the server didn’t go over the different types of cheeses until I asked. They brought lobster bisque soup but no spoons. I got scallops but they were super salty. Tenderloin was great but they didn’t bring a steak knife. When I made the reservation, I included that it was my birthday. When we got there the host asked if we were celebrating anything special. I said my birthday and he said ok. Staff didn’t do anything special like a candle in my dessert or even say happy birthday. When we went there years ago, they had palette cleansers between courses and chef samples, they even matched the color of our linen napkins (white or black) to our outfits. They don’t do that anymore.

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  30. Dave

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would be perfect if was in a better location, but overall great experience.

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  31. BobK

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals at St. Jacque’s were among the best that we’ve had in Raleigh, perfectly prepared and very flavorful. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was low key and intimate. A great place to wind down or to celebrate!

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  32. Kimisan

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is mediocre. Overpriced. Risotto was mushy and tasteless.

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  33. Luvtoeatout

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very soothing atmosphere and attentive staff. There were four of us and three out of four loved their meal, one did not like their quinoa dish. Fantastic soups and bread. Disappointed with chocolate met dessert was dry but apple dessert was delish. Would go back but with changes to our order

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  34. Bubba

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Adrian provided excellent service and sugestions.

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  35. FrankP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst anniversary dinner ever. Server disappeared for 15min. rack of lamb ordered medium rare, came out well done. replacement came out rare. 2nd replacement was not cooked properly. On the way out we noticed health inspection rating that is very poor. Never again

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  36. Jason

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arriving at 5:30 was wonderful to beat the crowd and allow for intimate conversation. Enjoying an affordable amazing bottle of wine throughout the whole dining experience is a perfect way to pace your meal. The monk fish was phenomenal! Actually everything we had was exquisite! Closed out the evening with creme brulee and a most memorable Anniversary meal. Thank you Adrienne for taking such wonderful care of us.

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  37. MCMM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Have been waiting for years to go to this restaurant due to Covid. Overall extremely disappointing.

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  38. FoodyG

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place needs an update. The kitchen door is dirty and old and it is just in front of you when you access to the restaurant so you will notice that right away. Carpet is also old and look dirty. Food is good in general, but the last time I was there my risotto was super salty so I couldn't finish it. I have eaten there three times and I would say that my first two time a couple of years ago everything was great, but my last time there this week the experience was not great especially when you consider the price you pay for eating there. They need to update the restaurant and improve their dishes for sure.

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  39. Chuck

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just ok. not sure i'd come back, risotto was pastie. lamb & sauce good. fois gras sauce good

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  40. Melanie

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent, but the waiter rarely came to check on our table for the 2 hours that we were there for brunch. The waiter offered mimosas to us, but didn't state that they were $8 each. We were surprised to get the $32 charge on our bill for the mimosas. The 2nd mimosa was almost all orange juice and very little champagne. Most brunches offer mimosas as part of the brunch, especially when you are paying $60 each for brunch.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Saint Jacques French Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 862-2770.

Saint Jacques French Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 2665 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Saint Jacques French Cuisine

6112 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring Forest
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Teears
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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