Brasserie by Niche

Brasserie by Niche

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasseriebyniche.com/
  • Phone: 314-454-0600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gerard Craft
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Euclid
  • Parking: Valet
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Brasserie by Niche is a new restaurant located in Central West End.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Brasserie by Niche reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)great for outdoor dining (78)neighborhood gem (73)special occasion (58)romantic (39)great for brunch (32)notable wine list (26)hot spot (24)good for groups (19)late-night find (10)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • good, as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always look at the menu but end up ordering the trout which is always flavorful and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for two at a French cafe
    ScottS
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner on a Wednesday, not too noisy or crowded (7pm seating). Amazing bread started the evening. Food was excellent, wait staff very attentive without being overbearing. Waiter offered suggestions and when I followed his suggestion he also later brought a sample serving of the other side dish i had debated before following his suggestion. Chicken dish was incredible, special of the night was trout, possibly the best I've had anywhere. Would recommend, make reservations, looking forward to going again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    HotHands17
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I frequent here once every couple of months. It's one if the few restaurants we return to on a regular basis. We enjoy everything about the place, but the food is the star always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High expectations low satisfaction
    Piratesquash
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I wish I could make this a positive review but just can't. Having been to France several times I admit I had high expectations. I had the tartare. Instead of ground meat this was more like small chunks of meat with not enough flavor. My wife had the onion soup which was OK but have had better around the corner in Crepes etc. I had the trout as main course. It was well prepared but nothing special. Just grilled trout with flavorless green beans. The wife had monsiour croque. It had a funny flavor I could never single out. Another story is the service. Extremely slow, the waiter did not check on us while waiting for the food and our check was wrong and included my neighbors food. It was our anniversary night and it was disappointing
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big mixup
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were celebrating a special birthday on Friday night. We placed our order and the salad came in a timely manner. However, I noticed that entrees similar or our being delivered to a nearby table and the customers began eating the dinners. Shortly thereafter, I noticed a waiter come and take the dinners away and our waiter came to us and said there has been a mixup and your dinner will be out shortly. I asked "did that table have our dinners?" and he admitted they did. When our entrees arrived (my husband had bistro steak and frites) his French fries were barely warm. My husband and I will always wonder if we were eating some of the same food the other patrons were eating. Our waiter did not offer a dessert or wine as compensation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner on Sunday night
    Breezy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Recently my husband and I dined at Brasserie. We don't get to spend many dinners together so we decided to do something special. We started with a bottle of wine that the server recommended and te country pate. It was wrapped in caul fat which was unusual but it kept the pate quite moist which was wonderful. For dinner my husband had the roast chicken and I had the steak. The chicken was delicious but for almost 23 dollars you would think it should have had more than two pieces if chicken and bread. The steak was cooked perfectly but slightly under seasoned. The fries as always were delicious. U didn't have dessert but my husband had the profiteroles which were excellent. Overall, our server was good but forgettable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    rsmd
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Another excellent meal at Brasserie! Very consistent in the food and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliably good
    hollyhurl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Consistently great. Terrific cocktails and wine list. Can never resist a desert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    Rose4meVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've been coming here since the day they opened their doors, and have never been disappointed. From the always welcoming staff, complete with a meal that meets all expectations. If I we're to say anything, for someone who eats out all the time, I wish there could be more wines available in the $28 > $35 range. Keep up the outstanding work, and I'll keep coming back. Save me a place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Diana
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The French bistro food is always outstanding and the service excellent at Brasserie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    C718002
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love the brunch so much that we had to try dinner---it was just as fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Brasserie
    DaveM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delicious food in a charming setting. Classic French style with modern touches. There's something here for the traditional and adventurous eater alike.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    bastoff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife loves French cuisine and I surprised her with this restaurant. We loved everything about it. We ordered the cheese plate and the steak tartare to start and each were delicious. My wife had the mussels and I had the steak. The portion on the mussels was generous, to say the least, and the sauce on the steak was amazing. Each entree came with fries and a dipping sauce of mayonnaise mixed with garlic that my wife loved. They also brought out a dessert as a surprise for my wife that was wonderful, the floating island. Service was excellent. We had Danny and will be asking for him again when we go back for our anniversary in December.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stlnan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Loved this place! Food was great, interesting menu, wine list adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bistro food
    KerenVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brasserie has very good food. Our starters included tomato pie, cheese puffs, and a great pate. Entrees too were good. We had trout (excellent), beef in wine (very good), burgers, salads (many nice choices). They have $ 3 valet which is great in this area and excellent selections of French wines. Too there are many fine Scotches to choose.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thinking of Paris
    almostinparis
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and service were excellent as always. Our party had drinks appetizers, main course and desserts. Would have loved to have sat outside, but were unable because of the impending rain. This reminds of Paris.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    marg50
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to Brasserie by Niche this past Tuesday. We were a party of 4 and chose to seat outside since it was a very nice evening. The service was very good as well as the food. Most of us ordered the trout which was very good. Portions are reasonable, not to share. All in all, it was a very nice and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding entrees and desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a party of four; I was the only one who had been to Brasserie before. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly; we relied on his recommendations of what was especially good. Two guys had the braised beef; both loved it. One wanted to lick his plate. The lady had the roast chicken and said it was fabulous. I had the trout; it was cooked and seasoned perfectly, with a wonderful crisp skin. A good-sized portion. We tried four different desserts and agreed each one was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie is our new favorite
    jeffinthestl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My significant other and I had our first experience at Brasserie last Saturday. The food was excellent and the service was superb. We started with the onion soup -- the best either of us as ever had -- and steak tartar -- fabulous, garlicy splurge. For main courses we had the chicken with mushrooms and mussels. Both were excellent. For desert, we had the floating island, although we were only able to finish about half of it. Our waiter was nice enough to wrap the rest for us and when we went to pick it up after taking an after dinner stroll around the CWE, John, the manager, not only met us at the door with our late night snack, he had replaced our leftovers with a new floating island! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's good
    spdt
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    noise level pretty bad when crowded. Outside chairs much more comfy than those inside. Otherwise, muy bueno!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie by Niche
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A truly wonderful restaurant experience. At Brasserie, they excel at every aspect of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great restaurant but they have not changed their menu in years. It needs to be updated with some different items. We went on a Saturday night and the staff seem blown away and it took awhile to get our food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent but nothing special
    Becki
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My steak was pretty good. My date's entree was not. Not exactly gourmet- the sides were heaping servings of fries. I didn't dislike this place but it was nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good!
    AKKK
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I am a regular here since I like French food and live just down the street. For this particular evening, my niece and nephews took me here for my birthday and I was treated very well by the waiter, who knows I am a regular, but still went out of his way when he found it was my birthday by providing our table with free appetizer and a crème brulee for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuesday evening
    BKBreview129
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    What a wonderful experience!! I cannot wait to return to Brasserie. It was beautiful evening and the diner was perfect from start to finish. The wine was fabulous too :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    eatyourheartout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Brasserie's food is delicious. The ambiance is little lacking, I was disappointed to find that having made a reservation for two, we were seated at a table right next to the kitchen. Our server was okay, but not particularly knowledgeable or helpful. Res said it was a bday dinner, but that was not acknowledged. I love a good amuse bouche so we tried the chees puffs - yummy little pillows but not the best in the world. The salad with bacon lardons was literally to die for. The braised beef and chicken were equally fantastic - melt in your mouth, humming while you eat good. The floating island was unique and yummy with a sweet and salty touch. I also had a coffee with dessert which was super good - a telling sign of overall quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing favorite
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It's one of our favorites, but on Bastille night it was very disappointing. The food was served warm. The onion soup is excellent; if it were served hot, it would have been outstanding. My burger was ordered medium rare, served medium well; the burger and fries were both WARM -- not hot. My wife's trout was good, though warm, not hot. We'll wait a while before trying Brasserie again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Skipzie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our group of four visited there for dinner before the Muny. Everyone's food was delicious. I ordered trout which came to the table only half cooked. I asked for it to be more well done. The waiter graciously returned my plate to the kitchen. It took a little bit for them to finished cooking it. There was no charge for my meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding !
    GoodFoodDude
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We are never disappointed! Excellent food. Pate appetizer is always our go to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John W Kilgore
    JKGourmet
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Terrific food and service. A real gem that always satisfies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon was outstanding!
    Armando
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The Salmon with basil pistou was outstanding! it was prepared perfectly! Can't wait to try it again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening Out
    Thursdayfoodnite
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    From drinks in the bar through appetizers and entrees this was a terrific evening with friends. Service was great. Everyone was pleased with their choice of entrees. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A constant (too muc so?)
    STLgirl
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Dining experience was good--in terms of both service and food. I just wish they would shake their menu up a bit, as it never seems to change, even seasonally.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of France in St. Louis
    Dfline1944
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Brasserie was our choice to celebrate Father's Day. Attractive setting just south of Forest Park, with a large outdoor seating area. Restaurant was about 50% occupied when we were there. Our waiter was attentive with a pleasant demeanor. Our drinks and salads came quickly and were excellent. Our main courses, while completely meeting our expectations, took a very long time to arrive. The ambiance was eclectic, but nothing like you would find in Paris. Overall, our party felt it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    cdavis98
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I don't often times rate 5 stars. 5 stars to me, means that there is no room for improvement. And Brasserie is just that. If you're thinking about a place to go, and reading this review, go ahead and make your reservation. You won't be disappointed. I promise :) The food is unreal. So, so good. The location, decor and ambiance are perfect. The service was very good - with the lone exception of our waiter disappeared for a while after he brought us our desert menu. However, I did see a big top walk in and he may have had to deal with that. It was a perfect meal, at a perfect place. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    foodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food is always delicious and the service friendly and professional. It's a wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't live up to past experience
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Unfortunately our experience did not live up to past dining experiences here. Our server Robert was not very attentive. He had to be requested back to our table twice. Once to ask for an ordered side dish and honestly multiple times for initial bread service. He spent too much time socializing with one table in particular. My advertised cocktail was not made according to the menu. Was suppose to have simple syrup but granulated sugar was settled at the bottom of the glass. For $8 a cocktail it should have been much better. Hopefully this was just an off nite and is not representative of things to come.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food, service and experience were all wonderful! Amazing cocktails, dinner and dessert! Friendly, helpful staff! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 950 reviews are from the Brasserie by Niche reviews archive.
  • Perfect evening!
    Happy
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Dining al fresco it was a perfect evening. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still wonderful!
    GregnJo
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Had early dinner here before a show, on a weeknight. Beautiful Spring evening had the patio full. Food was excellent as usual, service top notch. Nothing to be dissappointed about at Brasserie! Love it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate