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Niche
Niche

Niche Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nichestlouis.com
  • Phone: (314) 773-7755
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was Uniquely delicious. The artistry was like nothing else in St louis. Our waitress was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Gerard Craft and his team are operating on another level. The food, the ambiance, the service... it's all perfect."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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"
    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. "
    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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Wonderful inventive and delicious food. Amazing bread baked on site and brought to near perfection, subtle rich and deep flavors in most of the dishes we tried. Very memorable meal. The food does take center stage and was the main topic of our conversation during dinner. Going for a mixed drink (very well executed balanced and unusual flavors) and a plate of trout beignets at the elegant bar an affordable way to experience this food Mecca. Congratulations!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I wanted a special evening to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday, and it lived up to the reputation! We did the Chef's tasting, and it was amazing!!! We loved every dish, and our server was so knowledgeable, and timed the service impeccably. It was a bit loud, but not distracting- fun atmosphere! Glad we splurged, as it created a great memorable moment.....awesome!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A really great place for a special occasion. Our server Jordan was outstanding. The food was fantastic. You can't go wrong at Niche!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Still the best dining experience in STL. This is our favorite restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The service was impeccable. We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu. It was truly outstanding. We were provided with eight (8) courses better described as tastings which really came out to be nine (9) with a second dessert. The EGG course was to die for and I do not care for eggs. I cannot begin to describe it except to say it is more like custard than an egg but that description does it a disservice. Other courses simply exploded with flavor on your pallette. The menu changes depending on the season and what is available. This chef knows what he is doing! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had an early reservation so it was really quiet and our server had time to really explain the menu. We choose the 4 course dinner. Each course had an unusual preparation of the ingredients listed in the menu. We all really liked the use of the "ice cream" in several dishes. the Parsnip soup had been highly recommended and was lovely. We had them pair the wines with our courses and that was only thing that we would do differently next time."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Treated family to dinner during a visit to St. Louis. Outstanding meal and so very creative. While our family is able to visit more frequently, we newcomers enjoyed some great entrees, one of red snapper and the other a mushroom special. Service was extremely good and our wait person went out of his way to provide some requested extras from the sister restaurant next door. Lovely evening and one we hope to recreate on a subsequent trip."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Was in town for one night and had a spectacular meal. Chose the tasting menu, which showcased a lot of techniques and flavors."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Niche is always amazing and did not disappoint when we hosted a business dinner earlier this week. From the time we walked in the door to the time we left, every aspect of the experience was great. It could not have been better! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We loved our experience at Niche. The service was exceptional, the ambience just right for a special occasion, and the food was of course outstanding. This was our first time in the new space and we loved it as much as before. The dining experience was second to none!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at Niche during a recent trip to St. Louis. We opted for the 10-course tasting menu, and every course was outstanding. It's not often that I taste something I've not had before, but here it happened many times. From the tea service (tea and pork broth with smoked lemon!) to snacks of trout beignets and gin/celery popsicles, to an incredible parsnip soup with ice cream... everything was perfect. Our server was attentive, friendly and informed. Cocktails were creative and delicious. I don't have one complaint about this truly exceptional restaurant, other than I wish it were in Kansas City instead of St. Louis."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was amazing! Little touches that were divine like the "popsicles" between courses. Everything was exquisite except the dessert. I had the rhubarb. The rhubarb had it's tough skin on it, barely chewable, like straw. The bottom cake also was quite tasteless. Just a rare disappointment from this gourmet restaurant. Only other problem - around 8 p.m. a group of 7-8 men arrived and stood to have drinks at the bar. They were literally on top of us since our table was nearest to the bar. And they were obnoxiously loud, we couldn't even talk after that above the din. The bar placement is problematic. We were relieved when they were seated. Our waiter, Jordan, wonderful. But due to dessert,could not give it 5 stars."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great place. Unique menu, easy to follow, great food !!!! Service was great but I didn't catch our waiters name until the bill came. Good noise level, I could talk to others without a problem"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Had a great time at niche last night! The food was phenomenal as always, and the waitstaff helpful and knowledgeable. Always glad to get a table at niche!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Traveled to St. Louis for the first time and booked a night at Niche because of the chef's nomination for a James Beard Award. The restaurant is gorgeous. I was happy they were open Monday as many fine dining restaurants are not, and pleased with the more casual dining style. My guest and I were very happy overall; however I would say our server could have been better. She did not go over the menu, which was apparent at the table behind us as they ordered Hen of the Woods thinking it was a poultry dish. Hearing another server explain the items at greeting made our server's lack there-of more prominent. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant to any one in or visiting St. Louis."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The whole night was a greatly thought out and executed perfectly night. High recommendation."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I don't know where to begin , just after the first corse I could go home and die it was so good, I had parsnip soup. The teasing menu was an awesome choice . We got to taste serval different dishes, and everyone of them was better then the first. If you lucky to get the reservation soon, go without a hesitation . You will enjoy it"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had a wonderful anniversary dinner with my boyfriend here. We opted to order the chef's tasting menu, having saved for a few months and wanting to do something special. It was a decision we did not regret. The food was innovative and delicious. Our server was great: the perfect amount of wit and banter while conversing with us and explaining our courses. My boyfriend and I had so much fun eating all the different courses. I will say that, as a small person with a small appetite, I took care to pace myself through the tasting menu. If you are small, like me, I would recommend doing the same. It was well worth it to make it through the entire experience! Thank you, Niche, for a lovely and memorable anniversary!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "They are excellent with dietary restrictions while still making the experience a culinary adventure. The noise level would be challenging with hearing impaired. The service was great and the food was exciting and focused on flavor experience rather than just flowing with culinary trends to keep up. Still a birthday favorite! Sara"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was impeccable, and everyone did a great job! Smoked trout beignets were unbelievable!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014