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Rue Cler Restaurant

401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3303
+1 919-682-8844
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Ranked #49 of 661 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I wanted to have a nice brunch before a show at DPAC. We were so pleased with our experience at Rue Cler! The beignets were out of this world! Melt in your mouth pillows of perfection. My mussels were just right and the pomes frites were as good as any I have ever had. We decided to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We all ordered the "prix fixe" menu; 3 items for $30 (at time of visit). We all found the portions to be reasonable and I finished the meal feeling satisfied but not overly full or with leftovers which can happen elsewhere. I wouldn't call the portions too small as some have. I think in the US we have gotten used... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went for New Years' Eve and chose the Prix Fixe Three Course Dinner. First Course was Tomato Soup, very good, but the bowl was barely 1/3 full, quite noticeable upon presentation. Second Course, my wife ordered the Scallops, or, as we learned on presentation, the Scallop. ONE. Third Course was the Short Ribs. These were excellent, but again, small portion.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had Sunday brunch at Rue Cler. What a wonderful experience. We were with my parents and had some special needs. They were more than happy to move us around a couple of times. And then... the beignets!!!! Oh wow!! I had a Bloody Mary and it was one of my favorites. The food presentation was absolutely beautiful. AND the... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Rue Cler is terrific. The atmosphere is lovely. The rooms are beautiful and the acoustics are excellent. The service could not have been better. Our server was so friendly and helpful explaining the different items on the menu (some in French) and also explaining the many options available. The food was outstanding. Everything was presented beautifully, arrived hot, and was... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Busy place. Good menu but average food except for outstanding beignets! Coffee could be better. Service was efficient and polite. Enjoyable but no wow factor. Last table by kitchen entrance provided view of cigarette but on kitchen floor...what was that about?

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is sort of a French style restaurant which offers relatively limited selection of dishess to be order. They offer also Fix Price menu where you can select 3 course dinner and for each course you have to select out of 3 options. The price is rounded to 30$. I took it and got good duck but also got lamb... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a birthday dinner at RC this weekend and it always lives up to our expectations. The $30 fixed price menu is offered every night...every dish is perfectly proportioned and absolutely delicious. New menu items coupled with reliable, regular favorites. Great ambiance and attentive wait staff. My long-standing favorite restaurant in Durham. Rue Cler rocks.

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Raleigh, NC
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230 reviews 230 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We ate at Rue Cler before a show at DPAC. The location for that is terrific--just a few minutes walk. Food is of high quality and the selection is good, though not large. The interior is quite pleasant, though tables can be arranged rather close (as they are, I suppose authentically, at many French bistros). There's a well-priced 3-course prix... More 

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We ordered the Prix Fixe menu and loved the appearance and taste of the food. However, the third course flat iron steak portion was only 2-3 oz. which was meager. The duck egg salads and pear salads were excellent, the bread pudding course was great, and the desserts were wonderful. They were also very accommodating as we had our three... More 

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Additional Information about Rue Cler Restaurant

Address: 401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3303
Phone Number: +1 919-682-8844
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French

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