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Rue Cler Restaurant

401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3303
+1 919-682-8844
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (63 reviews)
“beignets” (59 reviews)
“moules frites” (15 reviews)
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401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rue Cler is in Downtown Durham, and there is even a parking garage across the street so parking is easy. They also take reservations which I recommend as it is a small spot. I dined at Rue Cler for brunch and the brunch menu had...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Durham is full of good restaurants--chose a different one, it will probably be better. Perhaps they didn't pay their heating bill on the day we went, but it was uncomfortably cold inside. The cement floors and hard walls make it hard to hear the person...More

Thank CrystalClearTravels
Reviewed 7 April 2018

In downtown Durham. Simple dining room and a great bar that you can eat at. The bartender was so friendly I didn't feel like I was eating alone. Nice selection on the menu and the prices were reasonable for such quality food. Nice selection of...More

Thank Walter11_22
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were in town for one night and dropped in for dinner. So glad we did! The beet appetizer was delicious and my salmon dish with green beans and roasted potatoes with Bernadine sauce was fabulous. My husband’s mussels hit the spot along with the...More

Thank marytspecs
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Our small group had a very enjoyable dinner at Rue Cler. There is a small bar by the door where you can sit while waiting for your table or others in your party, which makes for a nice place to socialize before dinner. The service...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Rue Cler is a favorite of ours in Durham. Laid back, charming atmosphere with great food, ample wine selection and excellent, knowledgeable service. The prix fixe menu is a good value and changes regularly. On our last visit, the butternut risotto was delicious, and my...More

Thank ENCsailor
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Rue Cler was the third restaraunt we tried for restaraunt Week and by far the best dinner we had. Kudos to our attentive server, Maria. For starters I had the warm lentil and beet salad and my companion had the romaine salad with blue cheese...More

1  Thank MikeedRN
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Three of us used the triangle restaurant week to try out Rue Cler which we had heard about for years. We were seated immediately at a nice table and greeted by a very knowledgeable and attentive waiter. We were offered the special menu and the...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 28 January 2018

As usual, my 20'th time, I ordered the Salmom & Donna did the same. This meal I will not be sharing for the first time ever! It was so good & we started with a Gratin Dauphinois Potatoe & lots of bread dipped in olive...More

Thank donnanwill
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Quaint space and delicious beignets. First trip and won’t be our last. Wonderful flavors in the omelette, I had the “eggs benedict” not sure of the official French name and it was also delicious. Instead of hash browns they serve pommes frittas (French fries) and...More

Thank ncfisherCharlotteNC
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Questions & Answers
3 September 2016|
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Response from Robert P | Property representative |
My apologies for the delayed response... Casual attire is perfectly acceptable, no coat or tie required.
Fagan G
10 September 2015|
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Response from Robert P | Property representative |
Phil is correct... We have a full bar, as well as a Martini list featuring classic cocktails, including bourbon drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Since 2006, Rue Cler has proudly served the community of downtown Durham. We bring the freshest southeastern ingredients to our diverse clientele, offering simple, classic preparations, in the style of a Parisian neighborhood restaurant. Our dinner menu is updated frequently, with a focus on seasonal, local products. We have an extensive, award-winning wine list, with selections from France and the US, including rare bottles. We gladly accept reservations, so give us a call today!
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