Niche
Niche

Niche

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nichestlouis.com/
  • Phone: 3147737755x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 5pm - 9pm for Monday Night Suppers (Call for details)
    Tuesday through Thursday: 5pm - 9pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Gerard Craft
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forsyth, Bemiston
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Niche has valet parking, some street parking, and is happy to validate parking for those guests who park in the Centene parking garage, which is adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Niche
Niche offers several ways to experience our cuisine: a four-course menu at $67 per person (dishes are priced a la carte as well), and a Chef's Tasting menu at $100 per person. In order to best serve you, we kindly ask that you note any dietary restrictions and/or aversions when booking your reservation. Thank you!

Please note: On Monday evenings, Niche offers an experience entirely different than that offered the rest of the week. "Monday Night Suppers" feature a 3-course menu of rustic, hearty classics for $35/person. This is the exclusive menu offering on Mondays.
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Niche reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)special occasion (87)romantic (55)notable wine list (45)hot spot (35)neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very Nice
    brewedbehavior
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Gem of the Midwest. Lots of solid choices, bread to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Amazing creative food that was absolutely delicious! The service was inpeckable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Niche in August 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very fancy place, impeccable service. Very expensive considering small portion size. Some entrees were incredibly excellent and others were just OK. Presentations were superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice balance
    clutjVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    10 course tasting menu had nice balance of flavors in each dish, well executed, good pacing, perfect serving sizes, interesting twists without venturing too far into the odd gastronomy arena. Wine pairings were very well done; definately the way to go with the 10 courses. Very nice staff, front and in open kitchen. Comfortable, cooperative collegiality is nice to see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Simply outstanding! The attention to detail was memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transcendant!
    Catherine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Never have I been anywhere where the combination of flavors and textures are so vibrant and delicious. We had the tasting menu, and it was dinner for the gods. Many times throughout the evening, I would take a bite and forget everything!! Divine experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gerard is magic!
    JulzVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great spot! The service was perfect. Great advice on the wine selection. We just love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, Odd Setting
    TravelerReviewVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One would think that the restaurant offering the best food in St. Louis, would have a better environment to host customers. The food at Niche is top notch, each dish is an artful creation bursting with flavor. The dining area is too tight and touches on the sterile side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    FritzkathVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We choose the 4course dinner. It was outstanding. The bean first course was amazing and not like anything I have ever had. Each course was beautifully presented and unique
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality Food
    Mike
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a great date night! Went on a Monday, which has a special reduced menu with more provincial fare. Thank you for that opportunity! Food quality was outstanding and with high skill of preparation. Taste combinations were well balanced and smartly arranged. Unfortunately, as with many other newer age restaurants, the portion size is inversely proportional to the prices. I left with a very satisfied palate, but still was a little bit hungry......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Monday Night Menu
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had a great time. Jordan, our server, was friendly, fun, knowledgable and very helpful. The Monday menu was great. Ribeye La Plancha.....wow!! An excellent dinner and a fun night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and tasty menu!
    SwdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a very enjoyable anniversary dinner at Niche. The four-course menu was interesting, a great combination of taste and textures, and just the right amount of food. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and provided helpful recommendations. With high ceilings and hard surfaces, it is loud so it has an energetic but not necessarily romantic ambience, IMHO. We would recommend it to foodie friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite refined enough
    Hunkabread1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was a very enjoyable place, and the décor was nice. Service was excellent. My palate is just not refined enough to appreciate the food that was offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    Katie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food amazing, service amazing. We will 110% come back to Niche. made our anniversary night perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experimental place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This dining experience finds you at the mercy of the chef. For the uninitiated like myself, the menu does not have items I would ordinarily order, however given that it is prix fixe, the choice is already made for you. Thus the chef forces you to experience something "new" and the experience is wonderful. Every bite is a novelty. Spices are faint but felt. The quality of ingredients is incredibly high. Yes it costs a lot, but worth it in my view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is just an amazing restaurant! It is pricey, but if you have the money to spend, just the best, most interesting place in St. Louis! The egg benedict is addicting. Each of the first course choices was great. The zucchini soup was so unusual with a hint of mint. Peas were wonderful, as were carrots. Pork belly and quail were so tasty. Had the steak as the 3rd course and done perfectly. Cool space, but very noisy. Tables are close, which was fun on Saturday as we got acquainted with the couple next to us and shared some of our food choices. If you haven't already gone, go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jandr
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service is great Food was very good. The only neg was I wasn't thrilled with the menu selection. Still enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    wantobefoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good food, great service, took the time to explain the different components of the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    swimrhannah
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was the best food I've ever had. Our server was also great and very knowledgeable about the menu. Would love to come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobcat1963
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Niche since it moved to Clayton. We were relieved to see that little had changed from the fantastic, all around experience that a dinner here entails--including the innovative cocktails (even sans Ted Kilgore). We would have given the entire experience a full 5 starts, but a few of the wine pairings were ever so slightly off the mark with the courses, which made this particular visit a 4 1/2 star (still marvelous).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic food experience
    Kris
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a place for outstanding and creative food experience - the "Pork Belly" just melt in your mouth and taste is outstanding- The "Baetje Farms Cheese" dessert was another highlight, as well as the "Berger Bluff Carrots" as a starter: You just have to try all the different food, cause they are all unique. There is not a long menu list to choose from, but what you get to choose from is very good quality and innovative food. When ever we are in St. Louis we just have to go to Niche for dinner!! very highly recommended if you what something different.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    BSteiling
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    From start to finish, everything that came out of the kitchen was outstanding! We picked our own dishes from the four-course menu and had the staff pair wine with each. Snap peas had great flavor combinations and the carrots with burnt ends and crunchy quinoa was excellent. Whitefish was a standout. Although inventive, the quail ball could be skipped. The kitchen team pushes the envelope on what you think might be standard items. Ask your server to explain the dishes because they could be off the wall--in a good way. We are from Chicago and Niche could without question easily be part of our restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Dinner!
    foodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Once again it was a memorable night at Niche! The food is always super and no detail was overlooked. Jen did a wonderful job of taking care of us. We never had to worry about an empty glass. Chef Nate was very ambitious so that we never had a wait on the next course. Food, service, wine,and everything was excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner of my life!
    martindesign
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    So creative and delicious and so joyfully and elegantly presented. I think we tried 21 items, each one more interesting and beautiful than the last. The portions were perfect for our table of three. It's hard to describe in words the subtleties we were tasting. The presentation and staff were about the best I've encountered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Priceysmallportions
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The positives: Flavors were wonderful. Presentation an A+. The not so positives: The portions were definitely not sufficient, unless perhaps you indulge in the prix fixed menu of four dishes. I was the only one in my party of three who did not order four courses. Two of us ordered the pork belly and one serving was pure fat. Overall it was too expensive.
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  • First timer
    Stlouisvisitor
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was Uniquely delicious. The artistry was like nothing else in St louis. Our waitress was fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went for our anniversary dinner, everything from start to finish was divine!!! Every dish had the perfect amount of textures and flavor. Also a shout out to Matt for treating us so awesome and making our day special!! 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.
  • Epicurian
    alwaysacritic
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Service was great, portion size was just right. Creative and colorful plates with complex flavor and texture combinations. The vegetarian options were great - the hen of the woods is outstanding and definitely worth a try. Loved Dia's Cheese Bread and the fact that it is gluten-free was a delightful surprise. The restaurant featured an open kitchen where skilled staff churned out dish after delicious dish in a coordinated, highly disciplined elegant manner - a pleasure to watch. Kudos to Chef Kraft! Definitely an experience I would like to repeat. The understated candle accompanying my dessert plate was a nice touch recognizing this was my birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Niche
    gcvmd1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fro start to finish the Chef's Table experience was outstanding. From the spectacular food, wonderful service and regular interaction with the Chef we could not have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true foodie adventure
    FoodMaven13
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Niche continues to be one of the very finest restaurants in greater St. Louis. The chef has not lost an ounce of creativity; every new dish remains an exciting adventure of unexpected flavor and texture combinations. The visually stunning presentation of the dishes, the brilliant flavor explosions, and the thrill of tasting entirely new things combines for a magnificent night of dining. The service is extremely knowledgeable about the dishes and very friendly. You feel like you are in your favorite neighborhood bistro; there is no pretension at all. The wine list is relatively small, but stacked with unusual choices that make wine selection a treat. For any person who loves fine dining, a stop a Niche is a must.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAGNIFICENT
    NimbleNosher
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our meal at Niche was deliciousl and easily one of the best meals we've eaten. The menu was balanced, the ingredients elegant and fresh, and the service was impeccable. Thank you for a wonderful experience - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience!
    jcvirus
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had a great dinner at niche last night! Food was wonderful. If I had one critical comment, it's that our waiter was quite rude to one of the busboys, bossing him around quite a bit. Detracted from an other wise lovely evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, creative American cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Gerard Craft and his team are operating on another level. The food, the ambiance, the service... it's all perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is an amazing restaurant
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Niche is an incredible restaurant. Starting with the tremendous talent in the kitchen, Gerard Craft's staff makes creative and delicious dishes which can rival the best restaurants in food capitals like New York, Chicago and LA. Add Matt McGuire as the restaurant manager and the service is flawless yet unobtrusive.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    1stTime
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Every ingredient had a purpose and every bite w as an experience. There was no weak spot in any course.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always creatively outstanding
    Enjoy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Been going to Niche for over 4 years and have never been disappointed. It's always treat to see what is being served which is 100% excellent
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JahJeff
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our first visit to Niche on our 11th wedding anniversary very much. Earlier in the day I received a call prepping us for our reservation. I told them about our anniversary. Within 30 seconds of being seated at the restaurant, they brought us champagne and congratulated us. We both ordered the Tasting Menu and enjoyed it all. The Wine Pairing was very good as well. The Tasting Menus forced us (non-foodies) to experience a lot of dishes we wouldn't normally order. We also enjoyed being able to see into the kitchen. The staff was very friendly, attentive and professional. The meal was very pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. We will go back again for future special dinners.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for an amazing ride...
    eatyourheartoutVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Niche is fantastic! Go for an amazing ride for your taste buds! Great service and all around experience. Order the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Experience
    dgpbjp
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our experience at Niche was exceptional. One source stated Niche was the restaurant they would choose everyday if they could afford to do so! I totally agree. The atmosphere, service, and food quality were all exceptional. Niche represents the dining experience very well!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    Steve
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    OK, it is rare that you find such a unique, fabulous restaurant. For us, it was a modern day challenge, our 36th wedding anniversary which we needed to couple with a business discussion (with visitors from Europe) arriving 90 minutes later -- imagine that challenge for the Chef and staff. Yet the Niche team accepted the challenge, and provided us one of the most wonderful dining experience of our lives. We turned ourselves over to the staff, selecting the multi-course extravaganza, coupled with a wine paring, which the chef started for us, then seamlessly added our 3 European visitors to 90 minutes later -- all appearing to be one seamless event. The food, world class, the staff and chef the same. Reserve here soon & often, as I will.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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