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Saint Jacques French Cuisine, Raleigh, NC

Saint Jacques French Cuisine

4.5
4.5
2583 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

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

First Course

  • Rillettes de Porc$15.00

    Confit pork, whole grain mustard, house-made pickles

    • Salade d'automne$14.00

      Rainbow chard, kale, apples, red wine poached pear, Roquefort, almonds, whole-grain mustard vinaigrette

      • Squash Bisque$10.00

        Local Koginut squash, herb goat cheese, flower petals

        • Onion Soup$10.00

          Caramelized onions, house beef broth, aged Gruyère, croutons, parsley

          • Cheese Plate$17.00

            Rowdy Gentleman, Blue Chevrolait, Rocket Robiola, apple butter, candied nuts, house-made pickles

            • Escargots Bourgogne$13.00

              Citrus and white wine marinated snails, maître d' butter, fleur de sel

              • Coquille Saint Jacques$14.00

                Local scallops, leek and mushroom mornay, breadcrumb

                Main Course

                • Blésotto Champignon$32.00

                  Red winter wheat berries, lion's mane & oyster mushrooms, baby carrots, broccolini, romesco, pecorino romano

                  • Cast Iron d'agneau$48.00

                    NC lamb Porterhouse, gratin dauphinois, haricots verts, date demi

                    • NC Catch$37.00

                      Pan Seared*, pearl couscous, asparagus, leek-mulberry vinaigrette

                      • Scallop Pistou$40.00

                        Locals Seafood scallops*, Trofie pasta, local peas, housemade pesto, tomato relish, pecorino

                        • Boeuf Bourguignon$47.00

                          Certified Angus short rib, pebble potatoes, mushrooms, lardon, pearl onions, asparagus, baby carrots

                          • Duck Magret

                            Magret breast*, local peas and Fox Farm mushrooms, sweet potato purée, orange demi-glace

                            • Filet au Poivre$49.00

                              Shipley Farms beef tenderloin*, broccolini, pommes pureè, green peppercorn sauce

                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                              What 2,583 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.5
                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.5Food
                              • 4.7Service
                              • 4.3Ambience
                              • 4.1Value

                              NoiseModerate

                              Loved For

                              • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                Romantic

                              • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                Special Occasion

                              • Raleigh

                                Notable Wine List

                              • Raleigh

                                Romantic

                              • Raleigh

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                              1. SM

                                StellaM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Saint Jacques did not disappoint! We had a wonderful experience and the food was absolutely fantastic! Our server, Alex, was very professional and caring. The manager was attentive and visited us several times to make sure everything was as expected.

                              2. HP

                                HarrietP

                                Raleigh

                                7 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food and service were excellent. Quality and quantity of menu items provided an enjoyable dining experience. Have been dining here for years and find the offerings of this chef and this menu exceptional

                              3. a

                                atlantcibeachbound

                                Raleigh

                                1 review

                                vip
                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 2 days ago

                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                This was one of my favorite restaurants for years but the past few times, especially last night, haven’t been up to the saint jacques standards. Food wasn’t spaced out, two apps came at the same time. The escargot was dry and lacked flavor. Bread was hard rather than soft, even when warm. Our waitress disappeared for most of the meal and I couldn’t even get a glass of wine with the main course. Wish it was the old Saint Jacques!

                              4. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Good food and great ambiance. Very focused menu, which is good in a sense that what they make, they make very well. A great place for a date night or special occasion.

                              5. DG

                                DanielG

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A wonderful dinner for two. Food was excellent, service was attentive.

                              6. E

                                iEat

                                Raleigh

                                14 reviews

                                4.0

                                14 reviews

                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                The food was good and well prepared. My guests said the steaks were a bit over-salted, and my boeuf bourguignon sauce was too. It was still delicious and cooked to perfection. We opted for the charcuterie for the table, which was plenty to snack on for the three of us. The wine was excellent, and the pace of the meal was perfect. We all had a good time. The ambiance of being at a fine dining restaurant near the window in a strip mall is a bit odd. Overall it was a good experience.

                              7. EK

                                EricK

                                Raleigh

                                5 reviews

                                3.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                Food was wonderful but three course meal ended up taking almost two hours. We waited abt 30 minutes from the time that our entree plates were removed to when the dessert plates were delivered. Just a very long time for a fairly simple meal. Would not return, cost was not equal to value.

                              8. DS

                                DinaS

                                Sacramento

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Scallops were delicious as was the pot de creme dessert.

                              9. CR

                                CourtneyR

                                Raleigh

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Charcuterie plate is insanely good. We had a wonderful experience.

                              10. CH

                                CHBill

                                Raleigh

                                3 reviews

                                2.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall2food3service3ambience2

                                We last ate at Saint Jacques in 2017 when Saint Jacques was in the top 100. Since then the award winning chef left in 2019. My impression of the 2022 experience is that the restaurant is coasting on its previous reputation. The food and service is inconsistent. Some dishes are excellent, but some are not up to the standard you would expect for what is billed as a top French cuisine restaurant. Unfortunately the prices are out of line with the performance.

                              11. J

                                Johnk

                                Jacksonville

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                overall3food2service5ambience4

                                The food was not up to our standards. We both had duck breast, with a sauce. The sauce was more like mud than a sauce and tasteless. The escargot was good, but the butter sauce was bitter. The waitress was very good. We would never go back.

                              12. LJ

                                LJA2

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Consistently excellent...we always look forward to our next visit.

                              13. M

                                Meet2eat

                                Sacramento

                                18 reviews

                                5.0

                                18 reviews

                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                A relative newcomer to Raleigh, having come from an older, larger city I've looked for a fine dining experience and had some concern about another "fancy" restaurant in a strip mall. The exterior is indeed unassuming but the small interior is pleasant, open and suited to the name and menu. It was not very full so the noise level was fine; I can't speak to the volume of a full house. Their bartender serves traditional and original cocktails; I enjoyed the bourbon-forward Midnight Run and delighted to note the use of Luxardo cherries. Our appetizers, Salade Paysanne with fried egg vinaigrette and Escargot, were perfectly prepared. Each revealed layered flavors as we savored mouthfuls. The main courses, NC Catch of the day and Scallops were just as good. The only weakness was the desserts, pleasant enough but not up to the standard of the other courses. Further, the service was outstanding and attentive without being intrusive. No, they don't all speak French but they knew the menu and provided timely service and impeccable silver service without missing a beat.

                              14. ER

                                ERNIE

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very friendly professional service. Food was great. French music wonderful. A quiet enjoyable evening.

                              15. LC

                                LCx2

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Service was good, not quite the Hospitality I've experienced previously here. Apps were good, portioned adequately. Baguette was not crusty and they no longer serve our beloved Lavender bread. . Entrees were good, albeit a tad bit salty. The desserts were fantastic but portioned way to large compared to rest of meal. Huge portion, I would have shared one had I known. Tasted fantastic though. It was still a great experience and I will return.

                              16. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Raleigh

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great quality food most important! We will be back

                              17. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Raleigh

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wow - The food was amazing!! They handled my challenging garlic allergy with ease, creating a beautiful dish with perfectly cooked scallops, asparagus, a variety of mushrooms, pearl onions and topped with beautiful beet Microgreens for a pop of color. The others in my party had a variety of dishes, which they greatly enjoyed. Truly a gem of a restaurant!

                              18. ND

                                New2DC

                                Washington DC

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. French cuisine is my favorite, and Saint Jacques is the best restaurant I’ve been to in a very long time.

                              19. A

                                Alan

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                Great food and service. We will definitely be back!

                              20. T

                                Taxprofs

                                Raleigh

                                50 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                50 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food here continues to impress us on every visit. My wife and I both enjoyed the Vichyssoise which was the soup du jour and it was perfect. The entrees were equally delightful and certainly made a very positive impression on our guests. The service was very professional, helpful and friendly. This has quickly become our “go to” place when we are in Raleigh.

                              21. P

                                Paul

                                Atlanta

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Good food, great service, not the best location. Dessert amazing.

                              22. E

                                Elizabeth

                                Las Vegas

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My husband Max and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary together on April 21, 2022 and decided on St. Jacques. We decided on this French restaurant due to the good reviews and that we were married in Paris and thus were after some good French food. St. Jacques did not disappoint, quite the opposite in fact, it was a phenomenal experience. The service was top-notch, we felt like St. Jacques appreciated our business and our server Anthony made us feel like we were visiting an old friend. We had fantastic Escargot that brought us back to our Paris wedding day. Anthony provided us with an excellent red wine choice that paired well with both our meals. My husband declared the French onion soup was the best he had ever had. I had the scallops, with goat cheese polenta and Max had the Beef Short Rib, which was so tender it only needed a fork. We ended with a Crème brûlée that was delicious and was on the house. Finally, Patrick the head of the house came by our table and talked with us too and made us feel very welcome. I even left my shawl and they called us to inform (used our number from the reservation) and greeted me at the door with my shawl for when I arrived back to retrieve. I will recommend this place to everyone I know, so happy I found a wonderful N. Raleigh Gem! Merci Beaucoup St. Jacques!

                              23. CA

                                ClydeA

                                Raleigh

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                Excellent food and service, really good. Quiet, decoration is so-so, but with that kind of food and service who cares! Nice folks, wonderful food.

                              24. P

                                Peaville

                                Raleigh

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This restaurant never fails us. The dishes are delicious, the staff is terrific. We are always happy to visit Saint Jacques.

                              25. K

                                Kate

                                Raleigh

                                23 reviews

                                2.0

                                23 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall2food3service5ambience1

                                Prix fixe brunch. Cost for cup of soup and a tiny baguette appetizer, a small ordinary slice of quiche , salad and odd tasting dessert with a mimosa and a Kir Royale ( not included ) with tip was over 155 dollars.for 2 people. The onion soup was good as was apple dessert ( the other dessert choice was the odd tasting one) The restaurant is without French ambience. Very sterile minimalist decor. Perhaps recovering from pandemic but a little interior design would go a long way. Nice solicitous staff but very limited choices. At the very least the price should have included the 2 drinks.

                              26. TB

                                ThomasB

                                Raleigh

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall3food2service5ambience3

                                Onion soup was very good; quiiche was ok but not up to standards; custard tasted of olive oil.

                              27. JD

                                JustinD

                                Greensboro

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal in a tucked away space. Outstanding service and equally wonderful food.

                              28. K

                                Katherinek

                                Washington DC

                                10 reviews

                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I'm never disappointed at St. Jacques. This was no exception. The food is delicious, the service is consistent and the food is delicious. Did I say that twice? Yes I did.

                              29. CT

                                CynthiaT

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The service is excellent and the food special and delicious. It is a lovely place to dine, even by yourself. There is a great wine selection, as well.

                              30. D

                                Dave

                                Raleigh

                                5 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Saint Jacques. This is actually the fourth time we have done so. The meal was excellent, the service fantastic, and the evening was thoroughly enjoyable.

                              31. GM

                                GaryM

                                Charlotte

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely phenomenal food. Classic French with a twist! Atmosphere is quiet and intimate, and the service was impeccable. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for original French fare in a laid back atmosphere!

                              32. k

                                khanhv

                                Western NC

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                Our dinner was disappointed as compared to the ones from our previous visits a number of years ago under the original owner. The baguette provided for the table was soft instead of crunchy. The escargots bourgogne appetizer were small and dry. Our main dish duck magret was tough and fatty. Our chateaubriand steak was salty.

                              33. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Raleigh

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This place is a hidden gem!!! That short rib is superb. Lola is an amazing hostess. 10/10 we will be coming back!

                              34. BH

                                BrynH

                                New York Area

                                23 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                23 reviews

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We always enjoy dining at this restaurant. The menu provides many options and service is impeccable!

                              35. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Richmond

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                Small but appropriate portions, delicious food, cute music, nice staff, uncomfortable chairs.

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Raleigh

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                We went there for my husband’s birthday. Food was delicious. Service was great. Even got some special mock-tails made for the DD.

                              37. JF

                                JonathanForThePeople

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall1food1service5ambience3

                                The food was quite underwhelming. My wife and I saw all the other reviews and had high expectations especially after seeing the prices and were quite saddened when the food arrived. Excellent presentation but terrible food. Her fish was cold and the inside of my soup was as well. It felt very rushed and almost pre made. I will say the staff was very friendly and accommodating which was appreciated.

                              38. M

                                Mmmm

                                Naples

                                11 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very wonderful evening! Food, wine, service…everything was spot-on. A certain revisit!

                              39. L

                                Lawrencen

                                Raleigh

                                13 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                13 reviews

                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Reconnect with friends who got engaged

                              40. SB

                                SteveB

                                Raleigh

                                6 reviews

                                3.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                The Escargot was excellent. However, the Duck Magret was only so-so. The duck itself was very good, but the accompanying brussell sprouts were undercooked hard as rocks. I had trouble cutting them. And the sweet potato puree listed on the menu was absent, obviously replaced by the aforementioned rocks. An obvious lack of control in the kitchen. The dessert, with a name I can't remember was wonderful.

                              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 4.5 stars by 2583 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Booked 1 time today
                              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

                              • 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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