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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!
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
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
An afternoon lunch was superb... waiter was a gem and their salads are truly great.. main entree of trout was unreal.. desserts too were amazing.. see you soon Rue Cler... worth the trauma of parking.. Durham get it moving.. more public parking
We had a 7 PM reservation, but were bable to arrive at 5:30 PM on a busy saturday evening. Bob Preston, the general manager knew us from previous dining & immediately set us up with a table.
Our usual order of the Salmon dinner was...More
Ate here with my wife before a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center. About a 7-10 minute walk from the venue, but a much better restaurant than what you'll find closer by. Service was excellent. I had an appetizer of what was essentially homemade...More
Stopped into Rue Cler for dinner while in Durham. It’s described as a comfy French Bistro. We loved the food, but I’d call it energetic as opposed to comfy only because of the physical plant with its high ceilings, concrete walls and large glass windows...More
Had an absolutely outstanding dinner before seeing a play at DPAC.
One of my daughter's is a vegetarian and she had no problem finding options.
My wife and I both had the fixed price menu: I got a watermelon salad, ham with peaches and the...More
We were meeting with h friends after work in Durham. We thought this place would be different and it was. Delicious cheeses and appetizers,interesting cocktails, delicious entrees and unique deserts. The hangar steak was cooked to perfection, salads had really good greens. Atmosphere was cozy.
I've been here twice and received great food and service both times, including once on a holiday when they were quite busy. I do recommend reservations. It's worth noting that the restaurant is quite noisy, and at times it was difficult to hear my partner's...More
Rue Cler is part of the Durham NC foodie scene. One of 2 good French restaurants. Menu was a typical French style with price fix choices. There were at least 3 main courses to choose from. Staff friendly and helpful. Food was good and I...More
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