Saint Jacques French Cuisine

4.7
2152 reviews
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We would like to inform all of our guest for Valentine's Day that we do have a prix fixe menu and will not be offering the regular menu. You may view the pre fixe on our website saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com or call us at (919) 862-2770 with any questions. $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I have had dinner, with friends, at the restaurant a number of times, and the food has always been extraordinary. When a group of 6 wanted a restaurant with excellent food and service, I immediately thought of St. Jacques. Five of the six of us had the St. Jacques seafood crepe, and it was quite spicy and salty. Four of the six diners had the profiteroles, and the pastry was over baked, and the ice cream was so hard it was difficult to cut into without the scoop skittering across the plate. Lunch was good, but not the quality I have come to expect from St. Jacques.

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s
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch, superb, wonderful, fantastic, etc. from the soup to the dessert and all the tastings in between.

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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was everything we had hoped for! The food was delicious and the service was great!

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CC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Wonderful service and some of the most authentic French cuisine in the area. 10/10!

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and wine. We had a great meal and will be back.

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m
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had the fish and I had the steak both were excellent. The service was outstanding as usual.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten at Saint Jacques three times now and will continue to frequent this lovely restaurant in the future. The cuisine reminds me of meals we have enjoyed in Europe and the atmosphere is very inviting. Chef Serge makes the entire dining experience very pleasurable.

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AC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the only and MOST French place to feel exquisitely fed. The pate reminded me of pate I used to buy at the Paris farmer's market. The Coquille St. Jacques was better than kissing Nick Jonas and the duck was juicy, rare and divine. Great place to get engaged or divorced, either way the food will guide you to more heavenly float.

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Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our dining experience at Saint Jacques was nowhere near as exceptional as our past visit. M6 husband never received his second course, my main course (Duck) came overcooked. I very clearly and specifically requested medium rare and it came not even a little pink in the middle. His main course (short ribs) were a bit dry and oddly bland. The service was not particularly bad or good. The best part of the meal was the amazing amuse boush, brought to the table by the very pleasant chef.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food here is just outstanding and the service impeccable. We went for New Years Eve so they had a set menu. I would say it wasn’t as good as their normal menu, but I think that is typical for any restaurant on such a busy special occasion night. The chef came out and spoke to every table which was amazing. They always have some kind of savory crime brûlée which is to die for.

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S
Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We went here for New Year's Eve. While the food was nice, it wasn’t anything special; below our very high expectations for this restaurant. Given how expensive the meal was, the quality-price-ratio was not terribly high. It’s doubtful that we’ll return here.

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RD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a romantic setting. The service was exceptional . A visit from the chef was a great touch. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a special occasion planned.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in the Triangle - love the atmosphere and the food!

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BG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Serge is an outstanding chef! We thoroughly enjoyed the joyful flavors of every bite! We felt like we were wining and dining in downtown Paris. The decor, French and English speaking chef, excellent service, etc. They’ve thought of it all! I would highly recommend dining there so you can experience firsthand the empecible quality of food Chef Serge provides. What an experience. Thank you for the wonderful Parisian feel! Amazing!

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D
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was top-notch. The food was excellent, with a nice mix of flavors and a twist on French classic dishes. The service was excellent. A lovely experience! We’ll be back.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this restaurant for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it! Dinner was served in courses over an hour and a half. Excellent!

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GC
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely dinner. We really enjoyed the Salmon ravioli appetizer in the light cream sauce!!!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with amazing service! Everything was cooked to perfection and authentic French cuisine. This is our new favorite restaurant in Raleigh!

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F
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A calm in a storm of “get it done, let’s wrap this Christmas up”. Didn’t know of Saint Jacque picked it because 1. it was near by and 2. French Resturants are about cheif’s potentials and a dining experience. You will not be disappointed. Great atmosphere. No cackling groups on expense accounts since most of Raleigh’s fine dining as become entertainment. Good job kitchen and staff! Was a good find.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time... we save for special occasions. Menu is varied and lots of local sourcing. Service is great... food is even better. We will return.

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DD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Will definitely be going back!! Our waitress was awesome!!

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Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. Whenever I go to Raleigh I make an effort to eat here. True French in a relaxed, white tablecloth, kind of way

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KA
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best French restaurant we've been to. The food and wine were amazing, and the chef was out visiting tables and serving the granite between courses as well as serving the lovely savory creme brulee before the dinner. It was such a great experience. Highly recommend.

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CT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's become my spouse and my anniversary tradition. Takes me back to Paris. I'm continuously amazed that you can find french cuisine that good in Raleigh, NC.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my significant other to Saint Jacques before attending the ballet. If you are looking to set the mood for a romantic, luxurious evening, then this is the place to go. While the pricing definitely requires a “splurge”, it is my opinion that the food, atmosphere, and wait staff all make it entirely worthy.

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RR
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good lunch menu with appropriate by the glass pairing. Mussels, torchon, crepes and dessert we're excellent. Definitely will return for dinner!

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HH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef came out and talked with us - felt very special for him to take time out of his busy kitchen duties

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every interaction with all staff made us feel welcome. The food and atmosphere are top notch!

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OT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply outstanding ... food is remarkable, and service world-class ... setting is a little humdrum (strip mall storefront) but in every other way this place is simply delightful.

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best desert I have ever had. Get the chocolate Smore

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was very average. Frog legs appetizer was good. Main course was a total disappointment (tasteless). Dessert (profiteroles) was really bad. Service was good, but the waiter came to me at least four times asking me if everything was alright. I think a couple of times would be enough. Ambiance was good. The big minus was the food, it's just wasn't good for a French restaurant.

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MP
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We dined here, a group of 4, during the Thanksgiving weekend, which may have impacted our experience negatively as business was slow and so was the energy level. The food was variable: mussels notably good, pastries below par and other dishes in between. Service was competent, atmosphere pleasant but lacking energy. All-in-all, the experience was not up to high prices.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening of excellent food, awesome service (Ryan is the best!), and great cocktails and wine! A must experience!

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to celebrate our 35th anniversary and Saint Jacques did not disappoint. From the savory creme brullee starter through the sweet creme brullee dessert, each dish was expertly prepared and memorable. While the main dishes were the stars, the sides for each of our meals were particularly luscious - the sign of a true fine dining experience. Definitely a place to go when you want to celebrate a special occasion!

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SB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve dined here several times and have throughly enjoyed the food. In addition the service is could not be better, attentive but not overwhelming.

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DL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There are not enough superlatives to describe the excellent food and dining experience. We will return again and again. Thanks very much.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife and in-laws there to celebrate her 40th birthday and we were all very satisfied with the food and service. Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne came out to greet and present us with tasty dish, which was awesome. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting fine dining for a classy evening.

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r
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

excellent restaurant, great food , good value

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BR
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

simply the best French cuisine in Raleigh, hands down. A great dining experience

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best fancy restaurants I've found in the triangle.

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