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“Really good beignets and coffee, nice atmosphere”

Rue Cler Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 774 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Using our extensive network of regional farmers and fishermen and our close friends in the wine business, we have tried to adapt the experience of a Parisian neighborhood restaurant to offer a unique dining experience. Our food is inspired by French tradition and seasonal, local produce. The wines we serve are all made by vignerons that we know personally, who themselves love food, and who craft their wine to showcase the specific terroir, while harmonizing with the meal. Most of our vignerons practice biodynamic or organic farming. Our prix fixe dinner menu showcases the freshest ingredients the southeast has to offer, prepared simply and with care, served at a bargain price. We also serve classic bistro and brasserie dishes a la carte. Our popular lunch and brunch services feature French-styled sandwiches, crepes, salads, and more.
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Really good beignets and coffee, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed March 26, 2009

Really good beignets and coffee, nice atmosphere
What else can I say?
Also free wireless.

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“Would be better if I liked French food more”
Reviewed March 17, 2009

Would be better if I liked French food more

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“Mediocre”
Reviewed August 17, 2008

We had a very disappointing experience at Rue Cler. My grouper was tasty ,however, the thin sliced potatoes that the fish rested upon were undercooked. Figs in gorganzola cream were good. Roast chicken way too salty (two people who ordered this item concurred). Steak Frite not good , also way too salty and not cooked as ordered-was rare-blue and had been ordered medium rare. It was also covered in too much fresh tarragon. Salads were OK. but not really good. Blackberry crepe was bizarre- tasted like a white flour tortilla- crepe way too thick and off tasting.

What a waste of money- will not return.

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“We love the boxed red wine- it is so nice to drink with most anything on the menu. The atmosphere here is very nice...”
Reviewed August 6, 2008

We love the boxed red wine- it is so nice to drink with most anything on the menu. The atmosphere here is very nice, casual. The food is always nicely done. Tough call to say whether we like this better than Piedmont, but the moules frittes or steak frittes are the best.

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“Nice brunch.”
Reviewed July 19, 2008

Nice brunch.

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