Saint Jacques

★★★★★
  • 6112 Falls Of Neuse Rd

    Raleigh, NC 27609

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  • 919-862-2770

About Saint Jacques

Hours
Tue-Sat 11:30am-2pm, Tue-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
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Be prepared for an expensive dinner, but the food is very good & the staff works very hard.

3
★★★★★

Be prepared for an expensive dinner, but the food is very good & the staff works very hard.

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I can not even explain how good this place is, in every single way!! great food, great service, great atmosphera. Every body deserves to eat at this place :) it's a MUST

2
★★★★★

I can not even explain how good this place is, in every single way!! great food, great service, great atmosphera. Every body deserves to eat at this place :) it's a MUST

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My husband, mother, in-laws, and I decided to go to Saint-Jacques for my 22nd birthday. My mother and I, in particular, are self-proclaimed foodies. I had read all of these wonderful reviews and was concerned that perhaps it had been to hyped up and I wouldn't enjoy it as much. I was happily mistaken!

We were seated at a very spacious table for five, especially considering how small the restaurant is! Our white napkins were exchanged for black ones so as not to leave any lint on our dark clothes . My father-in-law discussed the wine list briefly with the gentleman there (I wish I knew who he was! I feel so ignorant!), and ordered a fabulous bottle of red wine, the Margaux. We had a very diverse dinner, and it was great with everything.

For starters, we ordered the sweetbreads, the goat cheese salad, and the french onion soup. The sweetbreads were out of this world. My mother and I shared it and it was entirely too much for two people considering how rich it is. My husband felt as though his french onion soup was a little on the sweet side, but I thought it was great.

By the time we finished our starter, we needed another bottle of wine. Again, the gentleman was there to help us and steered us toward ordering another bottle of the Margaux. I ordered the pork tenderloin; my mother, the family-recipe veal; my husband ordered the duck a l'orange, his mother ordered the sea-bass, and his father got the beef Normandie. Of everything, I liked my pork the best but all the other dishes were great. The veal was served on creamy polenta and mixed with the reduction sauce, it was delicious. The pork was moist and stuffed with squash and bacon that melted into the pork. It had a nice, crisp skin and sat on wilted greens and potato blini. I loved it.

Dessert was amazing. We had the clafoutis, the chocolate addiction, the cheese plate, their house made vanilla ice cream, and creme brulee bread pudding with biscotti, which was the special. Everything was, again, delicious. My mother in law had been to Saint-Jacques before and mentioned a poached pear with ginger ice cream to the gentleman. He said he didn't remember it but that it sounded good. A few minutes later, he brought her the dessert, having described it to the chef! We were so impressed.

The waitstaff was very attentive and had just the right blend of personable-ness (if that's a word) and the ability to disappear. Obviously, we were having a great time and joking around, and the waitresses would laugh and joke with us occasionally. I love that they felt comfortable enough to do so (besides, we're funny people).

We had a phenomenal time and I will always, always, always recommend Saint-Jacques.

2
★★★★★

My husband, mother, in-laws, and I decided to go to Saint-Jacques for my 22nd birthday. My mother and I, in particular, are self-proclaimed foodies. I had read all of these wonderful reviews and was concerned that perhaps it had been to hyped up and I wouldn't enjoy it as much. I was happily mistaken!

We were seated at a very spacious table for five, especially considering how small the restaurant is! Our white napkins were exchanged for black ones so as not to leave any lint on our dark clothes . My father-in-law discussed the wine list briefly with the gentleman there (I wish I knew who he was! I feel so ignorant!), and ordered a fabulous bottle of red wine, the Margaux. We had a very diverse dinner, and it was great with everything.

For starters, we ordered the sweetbreads, the goat cheese salad, and the french onion soup. The sweetbreads were out of this world. My mother and I shared it and it was entirely too much for two people considering how rich it is. My husband felt as though his french onion soup was a little on the sweet side, but I thought it was great.

By the time we finished our starter, we needed another bottle of wine. Again, the gentleman was there to help us and steered us toward ordering another bottle of the Margaux. I ordered the pork tenderloin; my mother, the family-recipe veal; my husband ordered the duck a l'orange, his mother ordered the sea-bass, and his father got the beef Normandie. Of everything, I liked my pork the best but all the other dishes were great. The veal was served on creamy polenta and mixed with the reduction sauce, it was delicious. The pork was moist and stuffed with squash and bacon that melted into the pork. It had a nice, crisp skin and sat on wilted greens and potato blini. I loved it.

Dessert was amazing. We had the clafoutis, the chocolate addiction, the cheese plate, their house made vanilla ice cream, and creme brulee bread pudding with biscotti, which was the special. Everything was, again, delicious. My mother in law had been to Saint-Jacques before and mentioned a poached pear with ginger ice cream to the gentleman. He said he didn't remember it but that it sounded good. A few minutes later, he brought her the dessert, having described it to the chef! We were so impressed.

The waitstaff was very attentive and had just the right blend of personable-ness (if that's a word) and the ability to disappear. Obviously, we were having a great time and joking around, and the waitresses would laugh and joke with us occasionally. I love that they felt comfortable enough to do so (besides, we're funny people).

We had a phenomenal time and I will always, always, always recommend Saint-Jacques.

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My fiance and I went here on a special occasion and felt like we hit a gold mine. It was just amazing, because the food was wonderful and the service was second to none.
To be clear to those wanting to check the place out, do not be dissapointed by the location. They are actually located in a strip mall with what I remember being a Chinese takeout and cheap hair salon. We were extremely turned off to this when we realized this. We were very dressed up and feeling quite out of place.
But once you get inside it is like you stepped into Paris. The beautiful lace curtains hide the less than charming view of the ATM machine outside. The tables are beautifully set and the wait staff (really one person that night) are so nice and our waitress was a native French speaker.
I ordered the duck a la orange and it was made perfectly, which is quite a feat. The flavor was just right and it was not too greasy as duck can be if not cooked perfectly right. His food was very good as well, but he ate like half of mine anyway. The prices are not cheap, but you really get what you pay for her. We left a thirty something dollar tip, if that tells you how good our service was.

2
★★★★★

My fiance and I went here on a special occasion and felt like we hit a gold mine. It was just amazing, because the food was wonderful and the service was second to none.
To be clear to those wanting to check the place out, do not be dissapointed by the location. They are actually located in a strip mall with what I remember being a Chinese takeout and cheap hair salon. We were extremely turned off to this when we realized this. We were very dressed up and feeling quite out of place.
But once you get inside it is like you stepped into Paris. The beautiful lace curtains hide the less than charming view of the ATM machine outside. The tables are beautifully set and the wait staff (really one person that night) are so nice and our waitress was a native French speaker.
I ordered the duck a la orange and it was made perfectly, which is quite a feat. The flavor was just right and it was not too greasy as duck can be if not cooked perfectly right. His food was very good as well, but he ate like half of mine anyway. The prices are not cheap, but you really get what you pay for her. We left a thirty something dollar tip, if that tells you how good our service was.

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Lil and Lori Lacassagne have created a most intimate and cozy space with some of the most memorable food in all the Triangle.

The Blue Cheese Delicacy is amazing: Bleu cheese mousse served on a puff croquant in the middle of Port wine poached Bosc pear slices, finished with the reduction syrup.

Our dinner for two was $190 including tip and a $20 corkage fee.

Never disappointing.

2
★★★★★

Lil and Lori Lacassagne have created a most intimate and cozy space with some of the most memorable food in all the Triangle.

The Blue Cheese Delicacy is amazing: Bleu cheese mousse served on a puff croquant in the middle of Port wine poached Bosc pear slices, finished with the reduction syrup.

Our dinner for two was $190 including tip and a $20 corkage fee.

Never disappointing.

Pros: quiet, small space

Cons: some would consider pricey

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I just want to say, I LOVE this place. It was my first time for my girlfriend and I trying French food and it was my birthday. First thing you notice is how quaint the place looks and feels. We were greeted and seated promptly when we came in and the matre'd was very nice. The service was very good. We never had an empty glass or unwanted plates/silverware just sitting on the table. Someone was always coming by filling up the water glasses or asking was everything OK especially the owner. He and his wife are from France and they take great pride in what they do. He was a sweet man. Our server was very cool and she made great recommendations. I choose this place because it sounded interesting and my girlfriend and I love to try new places/foods. I made a really good choice. One of the features we loved was the grapefruit sorbet they gave as a palate cleanser. If we could eaten more of that we would have. It was really good. The food portions are just the right size so you can save room for dessert. Glad we did. I had the lemon burlee tart and my girlfriend had the apple tatain. Excellent!!! It was a wonderful ending to a great meal and experience. We will be coming back!!

2
★★★★★

I just want to say, I LOVE this place. It was my first time for my girlfriend and I trying French food and it was my birthday. First thing you notice is how quaint the place looks and feels. We were greeted and seated promptly when we came in and the matre'd was very nice. The service was very good. We never had an empty glass or unwanted plates/silverware just sitting on the table. Someone was always coming by filling up the water glasses or asking was everything OK especially the owner. He and his wife are from France and they take great pride in what they do. He was a sweet man. Our server was very cool and she made great recommendations. I choose this place because it sounded interesting and my girlfriend and I love to try new places/foods. I made a really good choice. One of the features we loved was the grapefruit sorbet they gave as a palate cleanser. If we could eaten more of that we would have. It was really good. The food portions are just the right size so you can save room for dessert. Glad we did. I had the lemon burlee tart and my girlfriend had the apple tatain. Excellent!!! It was a wonderful ending to a great meal and experience. We will be coming back!!

Pros: The Food Was Fabulous!!!

Cons: They spoil you rotten!!

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I ate at this restuarant tonight and was so excited to come home and write this review. I allowed them to pick their most recommended wines and meals to serve me and boy was I in for a treat! I was served a wonderful wine which married the meal and left my mouth completely and utterly satisfied. the Appetizers and Entrees were delicious. Please DO NOT make a mistake by ignoring this place because of its outer appearance once you come inside you will forget where you are at. The staff is wonderful and knowledgible. The owner personally greeted me and my date and I must admit the personal touch was well worth the price on the check! I look forward to eating here again

2
★★★★★

I ate at this restuarant tonight and was so excited to come home and write this review. I allowed them to pick their most recommended wines and meals to serve me and boy was I in for a treat! I was served a wonderful wine which married the meal and left my mouth completely and utterly satisfied. the Appetizers and Entrees were delicious. Please DO NOT make a mistake by ignoring this place because of its outer appearance once you come inside you will forget where you are at. The staff is wonderful and knowledgible. The owner personally greeted me and my date and I must admit the personal touch was well worth the price on the check! I look forward to eating here again

Pros: atmosphere, flavor and service

Cons: none

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I recently visited Saint Jacques with friends and the experience was lovely. Amongst us, we ate 8 different dishes, all beautifully prepared. The wine list was lovely, all French, thank God. It is frustrating that so many "French" restaurants in the area don't even have a Chateauneuf-du-Pape on their wine list. Also impressive, the service. The server was polite, but never insinuated herself more than necessary at the table. She provided the mis-en-place quietly and without ever disturbing the guests. It was like everything you needed for the meal was simply there whenever you needed it. The owner, I assume, was always available. He touched the table several times throughout the evening to make sure everything was perfect, and he was very kind, never pretentious. I appreciated an evening well spent, and I will dine at Saint Jacques again in the future. Anyone who posts a negative review, in my opinion, is simply not someone meant to appreciate such a fine dining experience.

2
★★★★★

I recently visited Saint Jacques with friends and the experience was lovely. Amongst us, we ate 8 different dishes, all beautifully prepared. The wine list was lovely, all French, thank God. It is frustrating that so many "French" restaurants in the area don't even have a Chateauneuf-du-Pape on their wine list. Also impressive, the service. The server was polite, but never insinuated herself more than necessary at the table. She provided the mis-en-place quietly and without ever disturbing the guests. It was like everything you needed for the meal was simply there whenever you needed it. The owner, I assume, was always available. He touched the table several times throughout the evening to make sure everything was perfect, and he was very kind, never pretentious. I appreciated an evening well spent, and I will dine at Saint Jacques again in the future. Anyone who posts a negative review, in my opinion, is simply not someone meant to appreciate such a fine dining experience.

Pros: Attentive owner, excellent service, and fantastic food

Cons: This beautiful restaurant deserves a better location.

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Saint Jacques is truly a first class restaurant in every way. it is great for a special romantic dinner or an early evening weeknight dinner when ou just want great food and a great experience.
They also have a wonderful lunch menu. The tomato salad is amazing as is the french onion soup.
I just cannot say enough good things about Saint Jaques.

2
★★★★★

Saint Jacques is truly a first class restaurant in every way. it is great for a special romantic dinner or an early evening weeknight dinner when ou just want great food and a great experience.
They also have a wonderful lunch menu. The tomato salad is amazing as is the french onion soup.
I just cannot say enough good things about Saint Jaques.

Pros: Exceptional Food and Service

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I work with a gentleman from France and he told me St. Jacques has the best French food in the Raleigh area. We went there this past week-end for a special occasion dinner and were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service was great too. The only downsides are minor - the location and looking out on to a CashPoints machine is not ideal. The coffee was weak in my opinion (but I like strong coffee). Everything else was wonderful and, while it was somewhat expensive, it was well worth the price. We rate this as good as Fins (downtown) and Azure Grill (Chapel Hill) and maybe even better!

2
★★★★★

I work with a gentleman from France and he told me St. Jacques has the best French food in the Raleigh area. We went there this past week-end for a special occasion dinner and were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service was great too. The only downsides are minor - the location and looking out on to a CashPoints machine is not ideal. The coffee was weak in my opinion (but I like strong coffee). Everything else was wonderful and, while it was somewhat expensive, it was well worth the price. We rate this as good as Fins (downtown) and Azure Grill (Chapel Hill) and maybe even better!

Pros: Food and service

Cons: View out the window of CashPoint machine and weak coffee

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We have lived in the triangle for 25 years and have tried to visit every good restaurant. We agree that Saint Jacques is number 1. We decided to go there last night for our 17th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. The service is superb. The food was outstanding. I got the onion soup and the Veal Piet Pacquets (my spelling is bad and worse in French). My wife got a special muscles appetizer and a special sea bass entree. Everything was wonderful, but we agreed the "must have" is the onion soup. It is better than we have had in France. Everyone there is friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is quiet so that it is easy to have a pleasant conversation. There are several good restaurants in the area that seem to have been designed as an echo chamber.

It is a minor thing, but I applaud all the places that use something like OpenTable to do online reservations. Saint Jacques does and it makes getting it easy to lock in a reservation at any time of the day or night.

2
★★★★★

We have lived in the triangle for 25 years and have tried to visit every good restaurant. We agree that Saint Jacques is number 1. We decided to go there last night for our 17th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. The service is superb. The food was outstanding. I got the onion soup and the Veal Piet Pacquets (my spelling is bad and worse in French). My wife got a special muscles appetizer and a special sea bass entree. Everything was wonderful, but we agreed the "must have" is the onion soup. It is better than we have had in France. Everyone there is friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is quiet so that it is easy to have a pleasant conversation. There are several good restaurants in the area that seem to have been designed as an echo chamber.

It is a minor thing, but I applaud all the places that use something like OpenTable to do online reservations. Saint Jacques does and it makes getting it easy to lock in a reservation at any time of the day or night.

Pros: Perfect service. Excellent food. Nice and quiet

Cons: Can't think of any.

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Just had to write a review after visiting Saint-Jacques for the first time last night. What a lovely evening! Get over the fact that this gem is hidden in a strip mall. You'll soon forget once you step inside and experience the impeccable service and fantastic food. We immediately knew this would be something different from all the chains in town. As we were being seated, the waitress whisked my napkin off the table and walked away with it, which I thought was odd, until she quickly came back with a black one, explaining that she didn't want me to get any white lint on my black dress. Such a thoughtful touch! The food was all delicately prepared and not overdone with heavy sauces. The amuse bouche and little sorbet between courses was also a great surprise. I look forward to visiting Saint-Jacques again.

2
★★★★★

Just had to write a review after visiting Saint-Jacques for the first time last night. What a lovely evening! Get over the fact that this gem is hidden in a strip mall. You'll soon forget once you step inside and experience the impeccable service and fantastic food. We immediately knew this would be something different from all the chains in town. As we were being seated, the waitress whisked my napkin off the table and walked away with it, which I thought was odd, until she quickly came back with a black one, explaining that she didn't want me to get any white lint on my black dress. Such a thoughtful touch! The food was all delicately prepared and not overdone with heavy sauces. The amuse bouche and little sorbet between courses was also a great surprise. I look forward to visiting Saint-Jacques again.

Pros: Outstanding food, impeccable service

Cons: stripmall location, limited seating (make a reservation!)

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Having eaten at the top 100 restaurants around the world, this place is world class. Cheesballs please stay away, lots of fast food places here in Raleigh for you indulge.

When my wife and I need a good meal, this is where we go. When colleages visit, this is where they are taken (Angus Barn does not cut it) and they have all been stunned at how wonderful their experience.

The wine list is perfect and also offers a reserve list where the bottles are extraordinary. I cannot point out a particular dish, as every dish has stood on its own merits and palet pleaseing experience.

What is really expceptional is the attentiveness of our staff. They notice my wife is ambidexterous and rearranged her setting to accomadte her particular utensil utilization. The other event is when we took our 3 month old to dinner, the host cut up my entree so I could enjoy my meal while holding our baby, without asking. As they say, priceless!

Great from a person with a refernce point....

2
★★★★★

Having eaten at the top 100 restaurants around the world, this place is world class. Cheesballs please stay away, lots of fast food places here in Raleigh for you indulge.

When my wife and I need a good meal, this is where we go. When colleages visit, this is where they are taken (Angus Barn does not cut it) and they have all been stunned at how wonderful their experience.

The wine list is perfect and also offers a reserve list where the bottles are extraordinary. I cannot point out a particular dish, as every dish has stood on its own merits and palet pleaseing experience.

What is really expceptional is the attentiveness of our staff. They notice my wife is ambidexterous and rearranged her setting to accomadte her particular utensil utilization. The other event is when we took our 3 month old to dinner, the host cut up my entree so I could enjoy my meal while holding our baby, without asking. As they say, priceless!

Great from a person with a refernce point....

Pros: Amazing food and service, nothing better in the area.

Cons: None

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After 10+ visits to St Jacques, I felt I had to let others know about it. This restaurant is an oasis where one is transformed from North Raleigh to the South of France. Owners Lil & Lori are the most accommodating restauranteurs I have seen anywhere, truly believing that their customer is their guest and that the guest's experience during the few hours in their restaurant is the most important thing there is. If anyone on this earth was born to be a Maitre d', it is Lil. Ask him to describe the evening's dinner selections and your mouth will be watering at each description! This is great but wouldn't be enough if the food didn't live up to the service. Luckily it does. Chef Aaron Whittington and his small kitchen staff have really mastered the intracacies of the finest French dining experience. Nothing is ever loaded with heavy sauces ( though many of the dishes are quite rich ) and many of the items have a simple elegance that needs to be tasted to be understood. At last night's Alsace wine dinner the 1st course of Salmon Souffle stole the show. Imagine having the guts to serve a souffle to 60 people all at once! The end result was a fabulously aromatic dish that was light yet rich and the star of the evening. The entire dining room seemed to be talking about it as they were enjoying it. Try the Ravioli Whittington when it's on the menu for a very rich but very sensually satisfying dish with deep and concentrated aromas and flavors. The onion soup has been mastered - no saltiness to hide the flavors of high quality ingredients cooked for what I imagine must be a very long time. And of course the St Jacques namesake, Scallops, are expertly prepared. We've had the opportunity to eat in fine restaurants in NY, Chicago, Paris and the French countryside and St Jacques can hold their own with the best of them. Everyone we've introduced to the restaurant from across the Triangle continue to talk about it and some drive from Chapel Hill somewhat regularly to go there.

2
★★★★★

After 10+ visits to St Jacques, I felt I had to let others know about it. This restaurant is an oasis where one is transformed from North Raleigh to the South of France. Owners Lil & Lori are the most accommodating restauranteurs I have seen anywhere, truly believing that their customer is their guest and that the guest's experience during the few hours in their restaurant is the most important thing there is. If anyone on this earth was born to be a Maitre d', it is Lil. Ask him to describe the evening's dinner selections and your mouth will be watering at each description! This is great but wouldn't be enough if the food didn't live up to the service. Luckily it does. Chef Aaron Whittington and his small kitchen staff have really mastered the intracacies of the finest French dining experience. Nothing is ever loaded with heavy sauces ( though many of the dishes are quite rich ) and many of the items have a simple elegance that needs to be tasted to be understood. At last night's Alsace wine dinner the 1st course of Salmon Souffle stole the show. Imagine having the guts to serve a souffle to 60 people all at once! The end result was a fabulously aromatic dish that was light yet rich and the star of the evening. The entire dining room seemed to be talking about it as they were enjoying it. Try the Ravioli Whittington when it's on the menu for a very rich but very sensually satisfying dish with deep and concentrated aromas and flavors. The onion soup has been mastered - no saltiness to hide the flavors of high quality ingredients cooked for what I imagine must be a very long time. And of course the St Jacques namesake, Scallops, are expertly prepared. We've had the opportunity to eat in fine restaurants in NY, Chicago, Paris and the French countryside and St Jacques can hold their own with the best of them. Everyone we've introduced to the restaurant from across the Triangle continue to talk about it and some drive from Chapel Hill somewhat regularly to go there.

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: None!

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This restaurant is absolutely fabulous. I took my fiance there for his birthday, and we were welcomed warmly by a wonderful French waiter and by the owner himself. Lil is a treat, and you are guaranteed to meet him. His sense of humour and utter dedication to everything food is truly refreshing. He will even be happy to recommend the best wine for your dinner (whether you like red or white, he never forces you too far out of your comfort zone). Dessert was also fabulous. Our waiter, Luis, was fantastic. I wish I could visit St. Jacques every night! Unfortunately, it is a little pricey and I think I'd go bankrupt on roast duck and sweetbreads en duo!!!

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous. I took my fiance there for his birthday, and we were welcomed warmly by a wonderful French waiter and by the owner himself. Lil is a treat, and you are guaranteed to meet him. His sense of humour and utter dedication to everything food is truly refreshing. He will even be happy to recommend the best wine for your dinner (whether you like red or white, he never forces you too far out of your comfort zone). Dessert was also fabulous. Our waiter, Luis, was fantastic. I wish I could visit St. Jacques every night! Unfortunately, it is a little pricey and I think I'd go bankrupt on roast duck and sweetbreads en duo!!!

Pros: Wonderful food, wonderful people, wonderful service

Cons: A little pricey, but worth it

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Absolutely delicious!! Most definitely the best French food we have eaten outside of France. Impeccable service. Intimate setting. A true gem. Whoever would have thought such a wonderful place existed tucked away in a strip mall. Raleigh is very fortunate to have Saint Jacques. We most certainly will go back. We ate there for the first time last night and have already told our friends what a wonderful experience we had. Worth every penny.

2
★★★★★

Absolutely delicious!! Most definitely the best French food we have eaten outside of France. Impeccable service. Intimate setting. A true gem. Whoever would have thought such a wonderful place existed tucked away in a strip mall. Raleigh is very fortunate to have Saint Jacques. We most certainly will go back. We ate there for the first time last night and have already told our friends what a wonderful experience we had. Worth every penny.

Pros: Absolutely delicious food, impeccable service.

Cons: None.

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We love this place. The food is the best in the Triangle. We do eat here atleast one a month and we have not eaten anything bad here yet. Its like going to France with out leave Raleigh. The Wait staff is always there when you need them and very friendly and good at what they do. Everyone that works here seems to love it here. The owner is always on hand to help you and talk to you. I have never felt so at home in a restaurant. Even the bathrooms feel like you are at someones home. The owner and staff feel like family. They even know our names when we walk in the door. If your looking for the best french food and great sevice this is the place to go. I have been to alot of upscale restaurant in the triangle and this is by far the best place to go.

2
★★★★★

We love this place. The food is the best in the Triangle. We do eat here atleast one a month and we have not eaten anything bad here yet. Its like going to France with out leave Raleigh. The Wait staff is always there when you need them and very friendly and good at what they do. Everyone that works here seems to love it here. The owner is always on hand to help you and talk to you. I have never felt so at home in a restaurant. Even the bathrooms feel like you are at someones home. The owner and staff feel like family. They even know our names when we walk in the door. If your looking for the best french food and great sevice this is the place to go. I have been to alot of upscale restaurant in the triangle and this is by far the best place to go.

Pros: great food and great service

Cons: They do not have a bar area

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The featured entree of Filet Normandie was the best I have ever eaten. The authentic french food and detailed service made my birthday celebration at Saint Jacques exceptional!

2
★★★★★

The featured entree of Filet Normandie was the best I have ever eaten. The authentic french food and detailed service made my birthday celebration at Saint Jacques exceptional!

Pros: Exceptional service and food

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The best service in the Triangle. Every detail is always perfect, the food is always outstanding. You can count on Saint-Jacques for top level food and service each visit. Also, a great place to lunch, especially if it is a day when you can have a glass of winme with lunch!
Ideal for special occassions. Rather than just going on our anniversary, my husband and I now celebrate small things more often so we have an excuse to dine at Saint Jacques regularly.

2
★★★★★

The best service in the Triangle. Every detail is always perfect, the food is always outstanding. You can count on Saint-Jacques for top level food and service each visit. Also, a great place to lunch, especially if it is a day when you can have a glass of winme with lunch!
Ideal for special occassions. Rather than just going on our anniversary, my husband and I now celebrate small things more often so we have an excuse to dine at Saint Jacques regularly.

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We had a great time speaking french with the owner and the waiter. The food & wine was great! A great find and a great place to go if you want to go to France w/o spending the airfare. :-)

2
★★★★★

We had a great time speaking french with the owner and the waiter. The food & wine was great! A great find and a great place to go if you want to go to France w/o spending the airfare. :-)

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This is one of the best restaurant experiences in the Triangle. The service is attentive and welcoming. The food is perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented. My husband had the lamb tenderloin special, served with white beans and pesto, which was so delicious I almost wished I had ordered that, but then I would have missed out on the sea bass, a lovely balance of the buttery fish and the delicate caper sauce. Special extras are the intermezzo (lemon sorbet when we were there) and the tiny savories of chicken mousse and puff pastry. We can't wait to go back again.

2
★★★★★

This is one of the best restaurant experiences in the Triangle. The service is attentive and welcoming. The food is perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented. My husband had the lamb tenderloin special, served with white beans and pesto, which was so delicious I almost wished I had ordered that, but then I would have missed out on the sea bass, a lovely balance of the buttery fish and the delicate caper sauce. Special extras are the intermezzo (lemon sorbet when we were there) and the tiny savories of chicken mousse and puff pastry. We can't wait to go back again.

Pros: superb service, excellent food

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The service was one of the best experiences I have had in the Triangle. Overall food was great - one of my favorites was a grapefruit sorbet palette cleanser, simple and delicious. Atmosphere was quiet and romantic, a nice place to chat over dinner on a Friday evening.

2
★★★★★

The service was one of the best experiences I have had in the Triangle. Overall food was great - one of my favorites was a grapefruit sorbet palette cleanser, simple and delicious. Atmosphere was quiet and romantic, a nice place to chat over dinner on a Friday evening.

Pros: Excellent service, Personable Staff

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went there for a birhtday dinner with my fiance. everything was perfect. from the service, to the wine. my fiance had the seabass and loved it. I ordered the tenderloin, and was somewhat skeptical of the price, but after the first bite of the morel mushroom sauce, id have gladly paid more. this is the best place in town by far, i hope its here for a long time to come

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★★★★★

went there for a birhtday dinner with my fiance. everything was perfect. from the service, to the wine. my fiance had the seabass and loved it. I ordered the tenderloin, and was somewhat skeptical of the price, but after the first bite of the morel mushroom sauce, id have gladly paid more. this is the best place in town by far, i hope its here for a long time to come

Pros: wine menu, food, service

Cons: strip mall

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Upon entering the resturant you are treated as though you are a close friend. After being seated the waiter noticed I was wearing a black skirt so he quickly brought me a black napkin so no lint would be left on my skirt. Forgot your reading glasses? No problem, they will prvide you with a pair. These are the little touches that make a great resturant fantastic. The fare is French and wonderful. Everything was cooked to perfection. The wine list is a plus and the sugguested wine was wonderful wih our dinner. Saint-Jacques has become my favorit place to dine.

2
★★★★★

Upon entering the resturant you are treated as though you are a close friend. After being seated the waiter noticed I was wearing a black skirt so he quickly brought me a black napkin so no lint would be left on my skirt. Forgot your reading glasses? No problem, they will prvide you with a pair. These are the little touches that make a great resturant fantastic. The fare is French and wonderful. Everything was cooked to perfection. The wine list is a plus and the sugguested wine was wonderful wih our dinner. Saint-Jacques has become my favorit place to dine.

Pros: Food, Service, Good Wine list

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THis is a great find. Lil does a great job bringing fine french food to the area. Glad to see him out on his own and doing so well. The food is great and the service is exceptional. He goes the extra mile to provide the little extras that make dinning at Jaint-Jacques a personal experience!!!

2
★★★★★

THis is a great find. Lil does a great job bringing fine french food to the area. Glad to see him out on his own and doing so well. The food is great and the service is exceptional. He goes the extra mile to provide the little extras that make dinning at Jaint-Jacques a personal experience!!!

Pros: food, service, price

Cons: strip mall

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My husband and I decided to try Saint-Jacques, which was highly recommended by a friend. It's a small place with alot of charm! Excellent food and great service. The owner Lil knows how to add that special touch. He is detail oriented & personable with every table in the restaurant, which certainly gave it that Southern 'French' feel. The experience we received was like no other in Raleigh. We had such a great experience, we returned the following weekend with a group of 6. We can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I decided to try Saint-Jacques, which was highly recommended by a friend. It's a small place with alot of charm! Excellent food and great service. The owner Lil knows how to add that special touch. He is detail oriented & personable with every table in the restaurant, which certainly gave it that Southern 'French' feel. The experience we received was like no other in Raleigh. We had such a great experience, we returned the following weekend with a group of 6. We can't wait to go back!

Pros: Food, Wine, Inter-Mezzo

Cons: Strip Mall

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I have dined at St. Jaque's twice, and both times were fabulous. The first time I dined there, the owner (Lil) came over to meet me. The next time I called for reservations, he knew who I was! I called to make reservations on Christmas Eve, and initially they planned not to be open. However, the next day Lil called and said that he had decided to open up for that night since he had a few patrons that had expressed an interest. Lil waited on us personally for the entire evening. The wine (1990 Simard - St. Emilion) was one of the best wines I have ever enjoyed (better than the 1998 Lafite Rothschild Paullic I had). The food was exquisite, and the deserts were wonderful. My girl-friend is French Canadian, and she thorughly enjoyed the experience, comparing the restaurant favorably to Montreal French restaurants. I will be back!

2
★★★★★

I have dined at St. Jaque's twice, and both times were fabulous. The first time I dined there, the owner (Lil) came over to meet me. The next time I called for reservations, he knew who I was! I called to make reservations on Christmas Eve, and initially they planned not to be open. However, the next day Lil called and said that he had decided to open up for that night since he had a few patrons that had expressed an interest. Lil waited on us personally for the entire evening. The wine (1990 Simard - St. Emilion) was one of the best wines I have ever enjoyed (better than the 1998 Lafite Rothschild Paullic I had). The food was exquisite, and the deserts were wonderful. My girl-friend is French Canadian, and she thorughly enjoyed the experience, comparing the restaurant favorably to Montreal French restaurants. I will be back!

Pros: Service, Food, Wine

Cons: None

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Now this is a restauant worth writing about. The food is excellent, service first class... I was wearing a black dress and the person who seated us took the white linen napkin and told me he would bring a dark color so as to make sure it did not lint on my dress! Where do you find that kind of service in Raleigh? I had the sea bass as did one of my friends it was perfectly cooked. My other friend had the scallops, they to were excellent. I would HIGHLY recommend this place. Only draw back is trying to get a reservation. We opted for early dining at 6:15 but were certainly not rushed as we did not leave until after 9.

2
★★★★★

Now this is a restauant worth writing about. The food is excellent, service first class... I was wearing a black dress and the person who seated us took the white linen napkin and told me he would bring a dark color so as to make sure it did not lint on my dress! Where do you find that kind of service in Raleigh? I had the sea bass as did one of my friends it was perfectly cooked. My other friend had the scallops, they to were excellent. I would HIGHLY recommend this place. Only draw back is trying to get a reservation. We opted for early dining at 6:15 but were certainly not rushed as we did not leave until after 9.

Pros: Excellent food, Excellent service

Cons: Call ahead:popular

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I took my fiance out for dinner at St Jacques on his birthday and everything was just perfect! If you're looking for a truely authentic french restaurant, this is the place, and I'm french so you can trust me on that! I tried the scallop appetizer and the bouillabaisse, and both were excellent. The complimentary "trou normand" (a ball of citrus sorbet) was a very nice transition between the appetizer and entree. The service was outstanding: we went there on a quiet weeknight and Lil (the owner) took great care of us. He even wrote "happy birthday" with chocolate on my fiance's plate without me having to ask.
My parents are visiting me from France this month... I know where i'm taking them!

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★★★★★

I took my fiance out for dinner at St Jacques on his birthday and everything was just perfect! If you're looking for a truely authentic french restaurant, this is the place, and I'm french so you can trust me on that! I tried the scallop appetizer and the bouillabaisse, and both were excellent. The complimentary "trou normand" (a ball of citrus sorbet) was a very nice transition between the appetizer and entree. The service was outstanding: we went there on a quiet weeknight and Lil (the owner) took great care of us. He even wrote "happy birthday" with chocolate on my fiance's plate without me having to ask.
My parents are visiting me from France this month... I know where i'm taking them!

Pros: outstanding food, excellent service

Cons: a bit out of raleigh

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Dining at Saint-Jacques French Restaurant is the next best thing to actually visiting Provence! Owner, Lil Lacassagne, has brought a piece of his homeland to NC in the form of this delightful, authentic French dining experience. I can't wait to go back to try other dishes on the menu.

2
★★★★★

Dining at Saint-Jacques French Restaurant is the next best thing to actually visiting Provence! Owner, Lil Lacassagne, has brought a piece of his homeland to NC in the form of this delightful, authentic French dining experience. I can't wait to go back to try other dishes on the menu.

Pros: excellent food, friendly service, varied menu

Cons: too far from Durham

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Provence-born Lil Lacassagne trained with the legendary Roger Verge at Le Moulin de Mougins in the south of France. The charming chef-owner brings to the Triangle area the flavors and warm hospitality of his sunny birthplace. Saint…

 

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