Saint Jacques French Cuisine

4.5
2608 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Pre-Fix Experience

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    A three course dinning experience... Some may call it the day of "Love".
  • Vantine's Day Dinner for Two

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    A refined experience, built to be shared. $100 per person, totaling $200 for this lovely option.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2608 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Cookieman
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

St. Jacques is always the best. Wish we could afford to eat there more often.

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RobH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been twice in the last 2 months and have found our new favorite restaurant for special occasions!

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vipShepherd
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Apparently Saint Jacques has gone through an ownership and kitchen change and
their renowned chef Serge Serge Falcoz-Vigne is no longer there.
My wife enjoyed her salad but the duck had not been trimmed properly. My escargot were lukewarm, shriveled and the garlic-parsley butter had "evaporated". I suspect they were previously prepare, dried out and reheated.
As to the wine list the best I can say is that it was mostly a "grocery store" list with little attention to food pairings.
Oh, our server was excellent and tried her best. Before we left the hostess was kind enough to give us a nice gift certificate.
I don't think I can recommend Saint Jacques and we certainly won't be returning.

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MaritaM
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a convenient location. We were warmly greeted immediately upon entering and shown to a lovely table. Our server, Michael, provided impeccable attention and service and wonderful recommendations when asked. The onion soup was the best I’ve ever tasted. Food quality was wonderful; just wish there were a few more choices. Would also have liked a prix fixed 3 course menu like we’ve enjoyed in other French restaurants. That being said, it was a wonderful experience all the way around. The ambiance can’t be beat and I whole-heartedly recommend this establishment.

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BigGuyWhoLikesFood
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding, this was the best meal I've had in a long time. It's nice to taste sherry in the onion soup and not mostly salt in what others call "French onion soup". We had scallops and the filet, both were delicious. The peppercorn sauce on the filet was so flavorful, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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BenC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistent excellent food and service at St Jacques!

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vipDnason9
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love this restaurant but it fell a little short on our NYE and birthday celebration. A couple of the courses were not really hot but they were tasty. The bisque for instance was overpowering and too thick - and not really hot. They don’t serve iced tea!! This would be an easy fix as they serve hot tea - and also do not serve French press coffee. For goodness sake — it’s a French restaurant and strictly from an economic perspective could make a killing if they purchased a few French press pots. On a positive note, the filet was excellent.

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JeffO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening dinner and the service was top notch. A little stingy on the food for the price but nice ambiance

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BryanC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We went out to celebrate our 28th anniversary. I think our experience can be summed up in the old saying, "One bad apple, spoils the bunch". Our experience was just ok, we both wished it had been better. The biggest issue was the duck magret, it was served with no sear at all on the skin and none of the fat rendered. The meat I fought to separate was delicious but so much was wasted clinging to the centimeter of fat and skin I was served. When we complained the manager(?) came over to tell me that I was wrong and that was the way the chef intended it. Our neighboring table also got the duck and proclaimed it was the worst duck they had ever had anywhere. They offered a gift card as an apology, but we had agreed we wouldn't be returning and wouldn't feel good recommending them to a friend, so we left the gift card for the waiter. In addition our neighboring table was brought dessert "on the house" for their anniversary, where we were not offered anything. Not that we were expecting it but when you serve people sitting 4 feet from us and announce it...well, enough said there. When asked our neighbors said they didn't say anything about their dissatisfaction but they were not likely to return.
On the positive side; the scallop appetizer was very good as was the escargot. My wife's steak was perfect and tender. Our waiter Andrew was extremely nice and attentive despite it being his first night there.

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StevenC
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great restaurant. They serve the best French style food in the area. The service was great. Would definitely visit them again.

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bdawg
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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WilliamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and service was very good. I'd highly recommend the Smore dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional staff, service and food. Highly recommend.

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David
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Squash Bisque was amazing. Loved all three courses.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always special, service is excellent. As is the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Escargots cold and hard - terribles
Fish to dry or overcooks
Sercice very acceptable
I asked for any kind of potato on the side, they don’t have
I had more than two years to comeback and is a down quality overall

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vipbill
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server ken was excellent despite the restaurant being a little short staffed. Food was excellent as usual

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vipHecbad
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went to St Jacques to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had gone to this restaurant once before and we had a great time . This time was a bit different though, the ambiance was great as the first time (nice , cozy , quiet) , and the service was also very good . The food however was a disappointment, I had the Rilettes de Porc ( pork confit), it was tasteless… the bread that came with it was very hard . My second dish was the Boeuf Bourguignon , very small portion and about 1:3 was pure fat . The desert was crème brûlée which was good . In conclusion it was an ok experience that left us with a bitter sweet feeling about this restaurant

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Harry
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Portions are small but very tasty. Service is fast and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great. Service was great. We really enjoyed our dinner

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LindseyC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Raleigh. I highly recommend. 10/10

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TamiE
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for the first time for our anniversary. The food was amazing. Our server did a great job making recommendations, and was very personable. The wine list was spectacular. The desserts were the best part…I’ll be craving them for a long time!!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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Lousy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

We had multiple waiters. Mix ups. Wrong food delivered to table. Bread was stale and hard. My duck breast was tough as leather. Wifes desert was like boxed pudding. Room was cold and dull. Not like our restaurants we go to in Paris. Will not be going back anymore. Used to be much better. Used to have live music. Was fun years ago. Too bad. Wont be long for this place. Rushed all evening. Told waitress to back off a bit you are rushing us. Was our 39th anniversary but no recognition like 2 other tables received.

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vipRobS
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Steps above the other French restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took our parents to dinner who were visiting from CA, and we all enjoyed our dinner. Probably best of all were the incredible desserts! Wonderful experience! We’ll be back soon!

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vipCPBarney
Raleigh
121 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have dined at SJ many times. However, I haven't been in a couple of years. I was wondering if it was just as great as it used to be. It most definitely was! Perfect experience as usual! Food was scrumptious. Drinks and wine were amazing. Service was impeccable. Great for a special occasion! Don't let the shopping center fool you. If you’ve never been, then you're missing out!

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BmwCatherine
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was fine but not really special like it was a few years ago. I felt that the price was a little much for the food provided.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alex out server was awesome

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Lynette
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! We were celebrating a couple of special events and this was a perfect place for our celebration!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, food, and a very quiet ambiance! We will look forward to returning soon.

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vipMarniB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I really was excited to go and try this restaurant. I have to say that the service was absolutely phenomenal. I just wish that the food had matched. Unfortunately, I just did not feel like it was worth the money … the food was meh….

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Laurel
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! So delicious and great service. Highly recommend.

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VivianM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food. Attentive (even fun) service. Highly recommend!

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DesireeG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food and service was amazing. Saint Jacques helped us celebrate our wedding with their excellent dinner, drinks, and dessert.

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vipRichardR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Truly outstanding food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very friendly and the food was fantastic. The price was very reasonable for the quality of food and care. We will be back

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WayneW
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We could actually have a conversation. Never rushed and food was delicious.

We will go back.

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FrancisO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night. Food was great service was outstanding. A little pricey but very nice night.

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WilliamS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Nothing on the menu French except escargot. Extremely overpriced average food with very small portions. Would not recommend.

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BFW0
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was superb. Service was flawless in every aspect. We were seated without issue, despite arriving about 10 minutes early for our reservation. Still water was brought out immediately, but sparkling was offered. That was soon followed by fresh bread, and a perfectly spaced 1st/2nd course and dessert. Recommendations were educated, genuinely based on personal experience and up to date with any recent/seasonal changes.The food was great, the wine was great, the environment is warm and den-like, but the service was truly top tier. I sincerely could not have asked for a better experience. Considering all of that, I find the cost associated to be warranted. I will be returning and have already recommended it to some close friends.

FAQs

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

Saint Jacques French Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 2608 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.