Rue Cler

401 E Chapel Hill St DurhamNC27701

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Thanks to our extensive network of regional farmers and fishermen, and our close friends at wine importer Centerba Selections, we are able to offer a unique dining experience. Our food is inspired by French tradition and seasonal, local produce. The wines we serve are all made by vignerons who love food, and who craft their biodynamic wine to harmonize with it, while at the same time imparting...
by binglocal on April 24, 2016 from binglocal


Keep the party going and get a pastry or French bread from the bakery to savor at home. Its hours are Monday throguh Friday, 7:30am--6pm
by menuism on June 22, 2013 from menuism
Study the wine list before you go, wine is available mostly by the bottle rather than by the glass, with a good variety of affordable to luxury.
by menuism on June 22, 2013 from menuism

Editorial Reviews

Rue Cler Restaurant Review:
Just as at most of the bistros lining the famous Paris market street for which it is named, Rue Cler's crowds can get dense. But if you plan it right, you can drop in for dependable classics in an unchanging menu that includes salade niçoise, a buttery liver pâté, roast chicken, moules frites, and soupe à l’oignon gratinée, as well as a few seasonal specialties such as slow-roasted pork loin...
by gayot on March 06, 2015 from gayot

Information from the business

Since 2006, Rue Cler has proudly served the community of downtown Durham. We bring the freshest southeastern ingredients to ...our diverse clientele, prepared simply, in the style of a Parisian neighborhood restaurant. Our dinner menu is updated daily. We have an extensive wine list with selections from France and the US, as well as a reserve wine list with rare bottles. We gladly accept...
by facebook on October 20, 2014 from facebook
For us, it's all about the food. We share a passion for French food
& wine, and Rue Cler is our way of sharing that passion with our friends and neighbors in Durham. John & Chris are adamant about using only the best local produce and the finest meats. You won't find pretentious décor or snobby waiters here, just classic French bistro cuisine which combines the freshest ingredients & the most...
by cityvoter on July 07, 2013 from cityvoter