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Rue Cler Restaurant

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401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3303
+1 919-682-8844
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun brunch!

Delicious beignets, mimosas, and crepes! Fun, "happening" place to go downtown. The salads are also generous sizes and yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
luvin2go
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Cary, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Delicious beignets, mimosas, and crepes! Fun, "happening" place to go downtown. The salads are also generous sizes and yummy.

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Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a fun place to have brunch in downtown Durham. Beignets that are fresh and hot, a little bit of New Orleans here in Durham. The eggs benedict in several varieties are always great. Can't wait to try it again.

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a terrific meal in their private room (which I hadn't known was there). The food was excellent as was the ambiance.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We go to this restaurant on a regular basis, and are never disappointed. I need to eat gluten free, and they are always extremely accommodating to my needs and have no problem with substitutions. I usually get Steak Frites with asparagus substituted for the french fries, and I am always happy. And people who love bread have lots of choices... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I dined at Rue Cler on a Friday night w/ reservation as I enjoy another French restaurant in the area. The food was excellent, actually more reasonable than the other restaurant, and service good. I have heard that lunch is great as well. I will return.

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Seattle
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a very lively place and has good service. The wine selection is good. Has some classic dishes on the menu. I was disappointed by the classic French dishes i ordered. They were very Americanized and greasy. Not refined.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rue Cler has been our favorite Durham restaurant since it opened, but with all the other new choices we had neglected it for the last year or so. Then my husband surprised me with reservations on Valentine's weekend and we returned. We were not disappointed. We went with the Prix Fixe menu and every selection we ordered was perfect. My... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were hoping to go to Pizzeria Toro the other night (another Durham great) but it was late and the wait was too long. We went down the street and were lucky enough to score a table at Rue Cler. A simple bistro with great service and great food at a great value. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3303
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-8844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?