Raleigh >Coquette Brasserie
WHY ARE THERE NO RECENT REVIEWS ON THIS RESTAURANT??.
THIS PLACE TO DINE CONTINUES TO HANG ON, THOUGH SOMETIMES I AM AMAZED WHY! FOR SOME REASON RALEIGH HAS A VERY HARD TIME WITH FRENCH RESTAURANTS. THEY ARE EITHER TOO EXPENSIVE OR THEY CANNOT GET THE FOOD RIGHT! COQUETTE SEEMED TO HAVE A HANDLE ON IT ...OR ALMOST FOR A WHILE, BUT THEN IT BEGAN TO SLIP.
ITS MENU AND ITS STAFF- FROM CHEF TO WAIT STAFF
ARE TOO UNPREDICTABLE. ONE NIGHT A GOOD TO GREAT MEAL, GOOD SERVICE; THE NEXT, POOR SERVICE GOOD FOOD OR VICE VERSA.
THE LOCATION, THE IDEA, THE CONCEPT IS SO GREAT AS HAVE BEEN MANY OF THE MENU ITEMS. THEY JUST DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO GET IT ALL TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME!!
WE SO VERY MUCH NEED A GOOD, REASONABLE, FRENCH BISTRO IN
RALEIGH. WISH II COULD BE COQUETTE!!
yep they closed. nothing more to say but go to the restaurant that replaced it Coquettes. This restaurant never did well and considering the other restaurants they own kinda of surprising
My FAVORITE restaurant in Raleigh!!. Please, please don't close this restaurant!! The food is excellent and so is the service. Love, love, love, the vegetables, the fried chicken, the crab cakes, the pimento cheese begnets, the goat cheese raviolis, seared sea scallops, etc. etc. How can you even consider changing the menu there? I hate French food by the way. Please keep this extraordinarily good restaurant just the way it is!! I'd eat there every night if I could!
Enjoyable evening for two sisters. My sister and I made dinner reservations for her birthday, but arrived early so we could have a margarita at the bar first. Nice atmosphere and good margaritas. Our table was waiting for us, the server was busy, but very good and made some recommendations at our request. We shared the fried pimento cheese appetizer - which was different and very good. It was like an upscale cheetos! My sister is a vegetarian and there were enough entrees on the menu for her to make a satisfying selection (fish) and I choose the beef special. Both entrees were presented attractively, had depth and flavor and there was plenty. The next time I go to South again I will probably order the fried chicken as it is a customer favorite at the restaurant (our waiter told us). It will be a while before I go back as the dinner was expensive, but well worth it.
great find. Recently a buddy of mine and I had dinner at South. We were in North Hills and stumbled upon this resaurant. Wow! what a find. The staff was great, especially the bartender I think her name was Grace. She was very informative and could really make a good martini. For dinner I had the special that evening which was rockfish in a red pepper broth with white beans and celery hearts. A flavorful dish and nicely presented. Grace told me that the menu is about to change and that this dish will be on the menu, a good choice I think. My friend had hte blackened tuna over succotash. He said it was the best tuna dish he had ever had. Both of us dine out quite a bit and can't believe we have not been here yet or for that matter even heard of South. I can assure you we will return. Nice job
Great evening. Recently my wife and I went to South for the first time. Our friends have recommended we go and we have been frequenters of the Urban Food Group's other restaurants. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and were told the wait was 30 min. We sat in the bar while we waited and had a chance to try the bar menu. We had a sampling of meats and cheeses. Great presentation and cool choices. The bartender told us that the veggies are all pickled in house. The cocktail list is a must, I had a Southern Sophisticate and my wife a lemon fizz which she really enjoyed. We were seated and our waiter arrived he was very knowledgeable and had good recommendations. For starters we had a country pate (to die for) and fried oysters. As entrees I had the flounder with the white bean puree and brussels sprouts awesome, and my wife had the roast which was awesome, better than mom's. The way they used braised short rib as the roast was a great update to a classic comfort food. For dessert we split a rice pudding made with local rice from South Carolina river rice. What a finish to a great dining experience. We can't wait to thank our friends for recommending South and will return soon. Our waiter said brunch is great too, does anyone have comments on brunch?
Awful food, awful service. My husband and I went to South last night for dinner. I had the deviled eggs and po t roast. If you are a true Southerner, you know that the deviled eggs are, at minimum, have the entire hole filled in, and are usually over-stuffed. These supposed deviled eggs had just a little squirt of deviled egg inside the whites. The holes were no where close to being full. The server never did ask me how everything was. She was always there to interrupt conversation with our friends, but never there when I was appalled at the eggs. The po t roast was GREASY. I have never in my life had greasy po t roast. My husband had the rib eye steak and detested it. It was thin, overcooked, over-seasoned and stringy. They smothered with some kind of awful sauce. If we had not been with very dear friends, we would have sent the entire meal back. The server was so rude and interrupted conversation several times, but never asked if we liked the food. She knew we were paying with credit card, yet she picked up the tabs after they were signed instead of leaving them on the table. Rude rude rude. She was young, had dark hair that she wore in a bun on top of her head. The only table decoration was a cheap clear votive with a white votive candle. Cheap decor, cheap awful food and service, but prices are astronomical for what you get. We will never return. The owner should be ashamed of himself for allowing this awful level of service to continue.
One star reviews not right. Don't believe the bad. I've been there three times in the past couple of years, each time glad I went. Portions aren't huge. It's open and airy, so it can get loud if lots of people are there. Every restaurant is going to have a drawback, so go, dine, enjoy and go to Starbucks for a coffee after.
Best Grits I've ever had. I went to South for brunch and enjoyed every minute of my experience. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was great. My favorite part of the meal by far was the grits, however. As a lifelong Southerner, I'm quite picky about my grits, but the chef at South has mastered the dish and I've been craving more ever since. The entire meal was great -- I enjoyed the home fries almost as much as the grits. We also had an amazing dessert of warm huckleberry upside down cake that was such a unique and delicious treat. I can't wait for my next visit to South.
Fried Chicken is a must!. South definitely satisfied on our visits. We've been twice now and really enjoy the Fried Chicken platter. I was a little dubious of a $16 Fried Chicken dish but it really is worth it. Not sure what the meal actually comes with as we substituted mashed potatoes with gravy and mac and cheese. The Chicken is boneless as well which I personally appreciated. The first time I went I had the garlic chicken pasta option which was also good but dordn't really match the fried chicken. You should try it, I bet you won't be disappointed.
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