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“good downtown location”

Rue Cler Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 785 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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 March 2014

Our experience in 3 visits is very favorable. Each waitstaff has been helpful and attentive. Food is excellent and the cauliflower salad now a staple at our table. Price is lower that at comparable venues.The main dining room is much preferred. Check out the menu before you visit as the selection is a little limited--with that said we have not been disappointed and you will not go wrong.

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Thank reddevil1962
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Very good french restaurant. Great prices: cheese plate $9; best roasted chicken ever was only $18; very good french wine for $30. Service was fine. Some reviews say it wasn't great, but we got what we needed and when we wanted it and the waiter gave us solid recommendations. I'd certainly go back in a second.

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Thank jnenc
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and I love this restaurant. It is one of several excellent French Restaurants in Durham, NC. The chefs are creative and offer excellence in food preparation, taste, and presentation. We dine here of an evening for a special night out, but we've also enjoyed outstanding lunches at Rue Cler. I also love to make a morning stop at Rue Cler to order a delicious bag of home made hot beignets to take home to the family. I love the special and creative salads, including one that is topped with a beautiful poached egg on top. The price can be $$ to $$$ depending on the meal you choose.

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Thank rossPDurham
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

The food is so good at this restaurant, but John (one of the waiters) may be trying too hard to personify the "rude" French waiter. He needs to remember that he is in North Carolina and at least try to be polite and not be so condescending to costumes who only want to enjoy some really great food in a nice restaurant.

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Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had Sunday brunch at Rue Cler and felt like we'd been dropped into a back street of the Paris Latin Quarter. The food was excellent and authentic French. A beautiful omelet with healthy stuff inside, served with a "salade vert" and and a perfect eggs benedict were a great start to our Sunday. One room is quite noisy when full, but the smaller room is delightfully funky and much quieter.

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Thank BobbieMac421
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