I thought it was great, I'd
I thought it was great, I'd go back there in a heartbeat.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant In Edmonton!!
Best Restaurant In Edmonton!! Every time I go to LA I eat at place where the tables are communial and everybody talks together about the food and the different aspects of it. Niche reminded me of this as the food and service are incredible and something to talk about. Edmonton really has grown in the culinary world ... A must see spot
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great waiter, wonderful menu
Great waiter, wonderful menu and awesome food! Can't ask for anything more!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's all good: food & service
We really enjoyed this little restaurant. The service was near perfection, and the food was creative and tasty. Prices were fair and the wine list had a good selection of wines by the glass. I am looking forward to going back and trying the new menu.
My one caveat is this: it wasn't too busy on a Tuesday evening, so it wasn't noisy or crowded. But on a busy night, you would, in effect, be sitting with the people at the table next to you, as there is little room between tables in this tiny restaurant.
My advice: make a reservation, and don't go there expecting a quiet, intimate experience. You'll have a great time!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd pass on the beef cheeks
I'd pass on the beef cheeks next time, but otherwise it was a nice spot.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, dinner at Niche
As always, dinner at Niche did not disappoint. Our party of four ordered the Beef Cheeks, Lobster Pot Pie and two of Mandel's Mandibles and everything was delicious. And the Broken Coffee Cup was exciting as always.
We've loved the winter menu and are really excited to see what's on the new menu!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely beautiful.
The food was absolutely beautiful. Chef Hanson made a custom meal that was both vegan and gluten free. It really felt like a special occasion for me and my girlfriend. The food was absolutely exquisite. Atmosphere was beautiful and romantic. Service was casual, yet professional. We felt comfortable, yet we also felt like we were enjoying a proper night out.
We will absolutely be coming back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was excellent. A misunderstan
food was excellent. A misunderstanding of gluten free meant I received the PB&J when I shouldn't have. That was only glitch of the night. The table of 4 enjoyed their fish and goose dishes.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found my niche!
Right when you enter the ambience hits you and you know the experience is going to be delicious for all the senses! A gorgeous server named Teresa greeted me warmly and was very knowledgeable of the menu and even offered me a beer that wasn't even on the market yet! Once looking at the menu I wanted to try everything! Chef Hansen was cooking this night and I would say that he has to be the best chef in the city. He knows flavor like "the back of his hand"! Everything accenting the other flavors perfectly and the plating was emaculate! Chef Hansen even came out to serve the dessert and to make sure everything was delicious! I would recommend this resto to any food critic. I will definitely be back!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Depends on what's important to you.
The place is a bit crowded, and somewhat loud (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), but the food and service are both very good.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great lunch experience with 2 others. All meals were very tasty - the waitress was fun - and the broken cup dessert was a spectacle! Will definitely go back.
Tables are close together so if you want a private spot this might not be the place.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sangria in Edmonton
Niche is amazing!!! Best food we've had in ages. The cocktail list is of the finer ones in the city. We started off with a mojito that was AMAZING!! Then went onto Sangria which included pears and a nice red wine. We will be back again, Great Spot!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The name "Niche" really suites
The name "Niche" really suites the restaurant. It was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised. Very cozy and comfortable.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Pleasure
Brought a colleague to Niche asa treat - he hadn't ben before - and we were both tremendously happy with the experience. The new Spring Menu for lunch is fabulous - had tough time choosing what to eat, but our selections were delicious ... so we'll have to come back to try the rest of the menu! Brilliant, as always.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Niche is fantastic
Great place for lunch, service, food, atmosphere all exceptional.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here because of the accolades through opentable so we thought we'd give it a shot. The service and amazing! The food was also amazing. We started with a meat plate which the chef marinates himself, then I had the beef cheek and my friend has the risotto. Wow! The place is a bit small but I like that. They have free parking in the general hospital too which is nice.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food!! Portion sizes perfect when you order an appetizer. Sad that the cup for the desert broke so we couldn't experience the "broken cup" dessert.
The chairs could use some padding though.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional service; wnet out of her way to provide information on the ingredients in the meal - above and beyond and very much appreciated. Food was excellent. Eat here - you won't be disappointed.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would definitely come back
I had ordered a salmon dish and my friend ordered their Bacon Lobster Risotto. Both were delicious, mine was better. The presentation of the dessert was nice, but taste was just okay. Food was great, service was great.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mousse with a twist
Although the dinner was delicious, it was the chocolate mousse presentation that was the star. I don't want to ruin the surprise, but experience a transformation before your eyes...
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place. Excellent food, attentive service. Perfect for a romantic date night!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous food and service.
this was my third visit and once again the food and the service were terrific. love this restaurant. always happy to recommend it.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Little Gem downtown
Niche is a great stop for Gourmet food at a reasonable price. The flavours are amazing and the dishes are put together well. I have been here multiple times and have been impressed every time!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, the Chef was happy to accommodate our dietary eccentricities and the Sangria was the best any of us has had.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrible service, but good food
We had an bad experience, table next to us of 4 came, ate and left while we (2) were still waiting on appetizers. Food was very good, but make sure you have time for a 2 hour wait for appetizers, followed by another wait for food. The dessert came out right away, although by this time the restaurant was empty.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
went there for out forth anniversary and twas amazing! delicious food and great atmosphere!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food & service at the
The food & service at the Niche were amazing. very impressed that they change the menu regularly.
Hopefully they'll keep the PB & J, and the Broken Cup dessert. Will definitely return!!!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food quality excellent. Not vast portions, but adequate. Staff bent over backwards to accomodate; there was a long delay in the kitchen (due to the chef and a car accident?) but the staff made up for it and were very pleasant.
Overall it was a great experience. Highly recommended.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fun staff
We really enjoyed the food at Niche. We were able to experience the Fresh Wednesday menu and were delighted at the flavour and quality of the food. The staff was fun and relaxed but still paid attention to fine details of the service and food. We're excited to go back to try out the often changing menu.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This City's Hidden Gem
I decided to go on a business lunch with a media partner of mine on a Wednesday as I had been given an industry card by a friend. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived with only one other table. The atmosphere was great, a very cozy warm and inviting little place. We sat and ordered drinks, which were phenominal. I had something with watermelon which I could have had about 10 more had it not been a wednesday at 11 am. I then ordered the Boar Bacon and Lobster Risotto......TO DIE FOR.....and incredibly reasonably priced. When the bill came our waitress gave me an executive lunch card which made lunching there far more often innevitable! I have since refered clients and friends and they have had nothing but great things to say.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband raved to me about
My husband raved to me about his meal, he thought the pork was truly wonderful and he enjoyed the dessert and coffee with chocolate on the side to be very good also. I had a scallop dish to start, which was very delicious. The entre was spiced a little too much for my own liking but my husband did taste it and he thought it was still very good. My dessert and coffee was the perfect end to a very enjoyable dining treat. We would very much indeed make a return trip to try other items they would have on the menu. The staff were the most pleasant as well.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the whole experience
The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the sangria was the perfect summer drink. I would definitely recommend this restaurants. The food is expertly cooked and the flavours are delicious.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great staff. just so unusual offerings. Only complaint, it is a little cold in there, and the music is a touch loud for a quiet spot. Otherwise, we will just keep going back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was the perfect restaurant to celebrate a family birthday for our group of 10. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food was delicious and great service from Simon.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little hidden treasure
A unique small restaurant that was a nice setting for a quiet supper. The menu changes every day so it was creative and tasty. A really great experience from great drinks to the perfect deserts. Would definitely return!!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Niche was recommended to me by a co-worker, so my wife and I went there for an early 6PM dinner this week. The owner met us at the door and seated us, then discussed the menu and the food options for the evening. He sugguested both a wine and a beer - each of which were very good. Appetizers were tasty and appropriately sized. Main course was a smaller portion - but adequate. I had the venison and my wife, the lobster ravioli. Both were wonderful. Overall service level was extremely good, and the ambiance was casual and pleasant. Pricing was competetive. Overall, a great experience at Niche. We'll be back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and recommendations
Great service and recommendations on the menu. Definitely a go to for the foodie who wishes to try something different. Staff were just fab!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
my food was great !! loved
my food was great !! loved the fresh ingredients used through my meal
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food but over priced wine
This is a lovely intimate restaurant . The menu is very limited, but what they choose to serve is prepared with interesting flavours and ingredients. The evening we were there the main choices were heavy on the seafood side which were excellent. Being here in Alberta I would have expected a choice of delicious local lamb OR beef.....
The wine selection was good but 20% higher on my choice than similar restaurants of this price range.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat on the patio with six friends and had a great time.
Reasonable prices for great food!! The wine list is one of the best Ive seen in this city.
We will be back. Our new little favorite spot!!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is incredible. I don't typically like focacia bread and blue cheese but the chef combined the ingredients to perfection. The waitresses were prompt at filling our glasses. The only dissapoint was that our party of 7 people waited 1 hour before receiving our food!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and atmosphere was excellent. Very small and quaint place. My only complaint was parking. I absolutely recommend that people should try this restaurant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us were out to celebrate four birthdays, so we were looking for something a bit special and Niche certainly fit that bill. From our opening martinis to the wine list to our entrees and desserts, everything was excellent. Service was very nice. Not rushed. The menu is small and changes frequently, but the options available on our visit provided a broad selection, so that everyone could find something they liked. We'd heard positive things about Niche, and we were not disappointed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My 2 friends and I all had the lentil soup and very much enjoyed it! I also shared a pasta with one of my friends and it had a tomato sauce and was absolutely delicious! Everything was fresh, warm and very good!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time there. Loved it again. Need to visit more frequently.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of Class without the Cost
I highly recommend this place. The food was amazing! Having an allergy I find high class is the way to go since they use less pre-packaged/pre-made junk. The Niche Chef shops for the food day of, and the menu is always changing, local AND fresh!
Second best part (first being taste) the price is totally reasonable! And a close tie for first.. the Sangria is a MUST!!
I will be back Niche! Can't wait to see what is on the menu next time!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprise new ownership! Great Food!
This was about my 3rd or 4th visit to this establishment and while the food was always interesting, it wasn't always amazing. This visit I took along a friend who is a chef and fellow foodie. We were surprised to hear about Niche's recent change in ownership. The new owner was onsite and shared the story - in fact she served our table! The menu was filled with interesting dishes and many local ingredients. I ordered the beet marinaded sea bass purely out of curiosity and I was not disappointed! it was a lightly pink (from the beets!) filet with a beautiful light taste. I'm so not doing it justice but it was great! We also ordered desert - the flaming cup. Very dramatic chocolate cup - it was great to watch but the taste was lacking flavor.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 in our group, we took our friend for her birthday. Service was great. Food was amazing. Room was so cute. Will Italy be back.
Parking is this issue but the lady who served us told us parking is free at the hospital next door after 6 pm. Great to know!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a business lunch - a break from training. The waiter spent the time we needed with the "fresh every day" menu - it was hard to decide which of the from the choices we had. They accomodated our request for shared appetizers and all of the food was absolutely fabulous! It is around the corner from our office - so we plan to go back often.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, delicious
Excellent food, delicious cocktails and great service. I would go back in a heartbeat.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM