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Rue Cler


401 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-8844
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Photo of robert bridges robert bridges
Jun 13, 2019 3

We give it a 3 * for atmosphere, quaint. But seating was very smug. Our waitress had no personality, which surprised us because we came before the dinner crowd. I mentioned to her it was my husband's birthday. He ordered the lobster salad special, and it was a huge disappointment. I wish I took a pic, cause the serving couldn't have been smaller! She said, "you got the last special". What? I guess it was the bottom of the barrel. I ordered Halibut on bed of chickpeas and it was good. Then we ordered dessert for hubby, still hungry, and after all, it's his birthday. Maybe they will say, "happy birthday", put on a candle, give him a bigger portion to make up for lobster plate. No. Nothing said. We got our bill, and never saw our waitress again. Bill was left with hostess at front. Sorry, maybe better next time we'll have better luck.

Photo of Jordan Jewell Jordan Jewell
May 13, 2019 5

I took a friend for Mother's Day and we were so impressed with our dining experience. The wait staff were jovial and attentive and the food was excellent! I cannot oversell the quality of the cuisine, and at very reasonable prices. I will absolutely be going back again. Thank you for a lovely Mother's Day brunch Rue Cler.

Photo of Laura Windham Laura Windham
Jun 17, 2019 5

I have been to The Clerk twice, and both dinners have been delightful. The service is courteous and attentive. The preparation of the food is thoughtful and well balanced. This restaurant is becoming a go-to for special occasions.

Photo of C j C j
Jun 15, 2019 4

The food was very good and the service was friendly. The only issue I had was that the greens I was served weren't all that fresh. But I would definitely recommend.

Photo of Derrick Ochoa Derrick Ochoa
Jun 28, 2019 5

Good place for french food. Filled me up in no time. Fast and courteous service. The place has a cool atmosphere. Makes me feel like I am back in Tucson.

Photo of Laura Windham Laura Windham
Jun 27, 2019 5

I have been to Rue Cler twice, and both dinners have been delightful. The service is courteous and attentive. The preparation of the food is thoughtful and well balanced. This restaurant is becoming a go-to for special occasions.

Photo of J Hill J Hill
Jul 28, 2019 5

Great brunch/lunch menu for Sunday. Food prepared well and homemade. Cant go wrong with anything on the menu. Great atmosphere.

Photo of Cat Le Cat Le
Oct 20, 2019 5

Great food and friendly staffs. It made me want to learn French to fully understand the entire menus. Definitely gonna come back.

Photo of Samantha Sherwin Samantha Sherwin
Sep 15, 2019 5

Went for brunch. The food was great! I had the farmers plate which includes, eggs, sausage, fruit and potatoes. No issues with service, everyone was nice and friendly.

Photo of Hans Rumble Hans Rumble
Sep 11, 2019 5

Upon my last visit here I went for my mom's birthday and made reservations for a party of two. We were sat at a four person table. The server was very polite, but eventually since it was Sunday brunch the place started getting busy. We had already placed our order and just received our food when the manager asked us to bump down to a two person table because it was getting busy.

Photo of Erick von Schulz Erick von Schulz
Nov 5, 2019 4

Food is always great and service is pretty good. I love the Croque-Madame it is always amazing. The steaks are good and the mussels are as well. Overall a nice place to eat with friends.

Photo of Martin Bermudez Martin Bermudez
Oct 10, 2019 5

Great food, great service. All prix fixe courses were spectacular. Nice wine selection.

Photo of Ches Spencer Ches Spencer
Nov 19, 2019 5

Pleasantly surprised by this quaint spot with some seriously good breakfast options. Bloody Mary was on point. Definitely returning to this unique experience.

Photo of Leland Allison Leland Allison
Dec 26, 2019 5

Would certainly recommend visiting this place. Great atmosphere, delicious food, good customer service. Keep up the good work.

Photo of Mike Xenos Mike Xenos
Jan 3, 2020 5

Let me start by saying that this place is always packed. From open to close, however there is rarely a wait. One of the best pubs! They have a smaller selection of ciders in comparison to most places down town. It is a very charming restaurant with lots of character and always has great live music on the weekend. They're open way later than most places downtown so I find myself coming back mainly for this connivence.

Photo of Cheryl Lawrence Cheryl Lawrence
Jan 13, 2020 5

Food is pricey but delicious, lots of wonderful new flavors. Wait staff is very attentive. Wine was excellent too.

Photo of Liz Templeton Liz Templeton
Feb 9, 2020 5

We savored every bite of brunch! An amazing experience from the service through dessert. The salads, the meal, the drinks and dessert were all beautiful and utterly delicious. I've been here before, and I will go again soon. I'm really looking forward to a dinner here very soon!

Photo of Denise Williams Denise Williams
May 15, 2019 5

This was my first time at Rue Cler and I was highly impressed. I had the fish of the day, which was halibut, and it was really good. My coworkers had the Duck Confit and the Burger and they all enjoyed their meals. I will definitely be back to try the other dishes.

Photo of Jeremy Edgell Jeremy Edgell
Jul 28, 2019 3

A bit underwhelming given the menu's promise of French-style cuisine. It was definitely adjusted to an American pallette and some of the things one looks for in French food were missing, like a heavy handed use of butter, and un the dish I had, lavender.

Photo of megan brame megan brame
Aug 15, 2018 5

The chef is happy to make a vegan meal! We got the 3 course meal - all vegan, all delicious! The staff were all delightful and everyone seemed genuinely excited to see the vegan creations. Top notch food.