We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.”

Rue Cler Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 812 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 35
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Great food in a nice setting. We ordered mostly off the special board. The lady had a charred escarole starter, I had duck and pork pate. Both were great, very well presented. For mains, coq au vin and a merguez lamb sausage. Both very delicious. Reasonable prices, flexible mix-and-match menu. Good service. Great spot.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Morgan2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (319)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

14 - 18 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 18 December 2017

For the most part this is a nice restaurant with great food BUT it is so noisy because of the large groups and bad ecoustics....If you want a quiet meal, forget it. Also, the server did not know anything about the wine list nor anything about where the food/fish came from.....disappointing. It is hard to think about purchasing a $100 bottle of wine when Maria doesn't know anything about it, where it came from......the same with the salmon entree....

Thank Ron C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Took my mother and partner on her last evening in Durham. A sunday night, parking was easy although the place was packed, we had the coq au vin and mussels. All was delicious, well proportioned and with great service. We were seated next to the kitchen door and could see how clean it was, and could smell the gorgeous food . Crowd was aplenty and happy, the atmosphere was great. Our waiter was exhausted (after serving brunch) yet amazingly friendly and with a sense of humor!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Herve_8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We ate here several weeks ago prior to a concert at the Carolina theater. It was fantastic. I started with the foie gras. It was outstanding. Then I had the coq au vin which was also A+. My wife had a salad and a flounder dish that she raved about. While the menu was not extensive, everything on it was excellent and authentic. You will not find a more authentic taste of France anywhere.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Lawrence B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The DUCK CREPE is Donna's usual order & the Salmon is mine. As always both were super & only $13 each. The Crepe was so good ( I got a bite) i wanted to quickly finish my delicious Salmon & order a Duck Crepe for dessert. Thwarted by the server bringing Bignets, covered with sugar as a comp thank you!
We had the identical treatment last year! This is our go to restaurant for out-of-town visitors to impress them with "local quisine" that isn't very local.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank donnanwill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Rue Cler Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Rue Cler Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing