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“not on-par with Heron's or St. Jacques” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coquette Brasserie

Coquette Brasserie
4351, North Mills Mall, Raleigh, NC 27690
919-789-0606
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Ranked #66 of 1,236 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Six Forks
Transit: The local bus system has a stop less than 100 yards away from our door.
South Pole
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“not on-par with Heron's or St. Jacques”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

4.5 of 5 stars (excellent, fine dining).

(see explanation of ratings below)

Technically, yes---- it's fine dining. But, it's not on-par with Heron's or St. Jacques in Raleigh, and it's more like a bistro, so I've gotta deduct a half star.

Allow 1:20 (no dessert).

$40 per person (one glass of wine, no dessert, gratuity not included).

What to wear: black (or a beret)--- you're in France!

One of our very fave places since the day they opened.

Order the mussels-- you'll get at least four dozen!

Love their oysters, too.

One service slip-up last visit: waiter brought me the wrong dish.

About my ratings:

Only fine dining establishments can garner five stars. Until TripAdvisor realizes that a fast food joint cannot possibly be ranked equally with a $100 per person place, I need to draw the line somewhere. If we were only talking about the quality and presentation of the food, it would be a different story. But, as we know, TripAdvisor's rankings take into account the entire dining experience.

Therefore, I divide restaurants into three categories (and I wish TripAdvisor would do the same):

1) fast food and "fast-casual" (no table service )

2) casual and "polished casual" dining (table service)

3) fine dining (linen napkins, no plastic cups, no TV's in dining room, typically more expensive than casual dining)

Fine dining can earn a max of five stars. Casual dining can earn a max of four stars. Fast food can earn a max of three stars.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Raleigh, NC
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“Consistently Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Coquette is always good. Especially the food. Some wait staff are excellent some are very good. They are educated about what is safe for me to eat because I have Celiac Disease and have to eat gluten free. The atmosphere has a european feel. In the warmer months it is wonderful when the doors are open.

Visited February 2013
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“Feels Like an afternoon in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The only downside to this restaurant was the lack of parking and the narrow parking spaces. I have tried to eat here for lunch and dinner but could not find a parking space...I finally got lucky! The seafood crepe ($12) was delightful beyond compare! I paired it with the soup du jour which was a butternut squash bisque ($6) for a warm and satisfying lunch on a cold winter day. The service was excellant and very friendly. I will definately return even if I have to stalk the parking lot for a parking space.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“French fair at a modest price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Asked the parking attendant for a good meal that would not break my budget. This is truly a treasure, the food was delicious both for lunch at a reasonable price and at dinner with some variations of the menu and a bit pricier. we were a party of 4 and no one left the restaurant unhappy with the food or the bill. Food delicious, staff helpful and polite. will be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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raleigh, nc
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“A good spot to go”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I had dinner there and it was enjoyable. The food was very good, the service was decent, but I agree with a previous review that the wait staff wasn't very knowledgeable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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