Niche Restaurant

4.7
282 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
The stone walls, wood finishes and lounge style seating give it a sense of being in a remote and rustic location away from it all with only 8 tables. It’s a cozy and romantic ambiance, perfect for having a unforgettable dinning experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
International, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:7:00AM to 1:00pm Daily
saturday ,Sunday Brunch:7:00AM to 3:00PM
dinner 7/7 : 6:00pm to 10:30pm
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Phone number
(787) 268-2803
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef David Chaymol
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Free Valet Parking
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Entertainment
David Chaymol decides to become a cook at the age of 14, and credits his first boss for igniting his passion for cooking. He went on studying culinary arts until the age of 20. Among his ventures, he has been a host Chef for several TV shows, has taught cooking classes for children and adults at several culinary institutes and organizes gastronomic and wine exploration trips to Spain, Italy and France.

AWARDS WON

•Tenedor de honor 2002, 2003 y 2004
•Tenedor de bronce 2005 y 2006 (último año del tenedor)
•Tables Magazine CHEF’S HAT AWARD 2002, 2003, 2004 y 2005
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy a sexy, classy, and elegant event at NICHË BISTRO including amazing food, great service, personalized menu, catering, full bar & wine list, professional staff, valet parking, a unique atmosphere and great music.

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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM

What 282 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Superb in every aspect!!, From the start everyone makes you feel at home, love to see the chef going to every table presenting and explaining the menu!!!, will be back!!

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JP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnífica comida, ambiente excepcional y la atención y calidez del chef David, incomparables.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in pr for our 3rd time and wanted to try somewhere new. We loved how small restaurant was and the personal service provided by the executive chef/owner David. We had an amazing experience and never felt rush. The staff was always smiling and willing to chat with you about the food or options. Would go here again. Great date spot.

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JJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place, great atmosphere. The owner / chef takes a lot of pride in his place and it comes across in the cuisine. They are knowledgeable and offer great selections and parings for first time visitors. It’s on the expensive side but well worth it in my opinion.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

99 prix fix tasting menu, outstanding. Great wines.

Ambience on tacky side, but great service and quality more than compensates.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is wonderful. It is a French + Puerto Rico fusion restaurant bring the best of both. It is a small intimate restaurant, with room for about 30 people. Many of the patrons are regulars. The chef is great and very visible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an anniversary date with my girlfriend.
Received at the doorstep by the chef himself.
Incredible 5 course pre-set menu; each course was well presented and brought to the table by the chef.
Luxurious and modern decoration.
The ambient and atmosphere of the restaurant was very pleasant; felt private and exclusive.
Would recommend for a special occasion or celebration.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

La calidad de la comida, a diferencia de otra ocasión, estuvo baja. Además, éramos cuatro personas y dos pedimos el queso derretido como aperitivo pues pensamos que era una porción para una persona. Era un queso completo por lo que tuvimos que llevarnos un servicio completo. El mozo debió advertir el tamaño, que es más que suficiente para dos y hasta tres personas. Era una ocasión especial y así lo puse en las anotaciones. No tuvieron ni la cortesía de decir felicidades. Fue igual si no hubiese puesto nada. Devolvimos el foi gras, que estaba viejo, el halibut sabía demasiado a mar, como si no lo hubieran sazonado. En fin, que $450 después coincidimos que no fue la mejor elección.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the experience was great! Highly recommended.

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YP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Great food very romantic

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PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food experience! 100% recommended Chef Chaymol thanks!

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L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in Puerto Rico in the past 3 years. I look forward to going back soon!

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JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three food and ambience is great. Best in San Juan, PR

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exceptional meal where the chef is also very involved with the guests. Everything is thoughtfully prepared and the quality of the ingredients and presentation was perfect. I especially liked how the chef incorporated local foods into traditional recipes.

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Too expensive! The space in the restaurant is very limited, we had to move constantly!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service. Took my wife for he birthday, we were greeted by the chef and he recommended the tasting menu. One vegetarian for my wife and a regular for me; everything was excellent!

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IJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was excellent and the service and ambiance were great as well. Be prepared to drop a few bucks on dinner, but it's worth it if you are a foodie.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!!!! Everything was amazing. One of the best dinners I have ever had. The boneless lamb shank is a must. This dinner was one of our highlights in Puerto Rico.

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MS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A bit noisy and hectic being a small place, but the food is divine. The chef himself is very welcoming and attentive. An unforgettable experience!

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K
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best meals my husband and I have ever had! Every single thing we got was delicious! We even made a second reservation to eat here again another night before we leave. The restaurant is quaint with a small/intimate feel. It was romantic and perfect for a date night. The service was exceptional as well. They are open for breakfast too, which is also delectable. This place is a must while in San Juan!

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R
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and great service

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, ambience and service.

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N
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is that you have to experience it yourself you won't regret it! Everything was beyond amazing. Best restaurant I've been to in Puerto Rico. Wish I could give it 10 stars

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the 5-course tasting dinner. Excellent! Service (Mark) was also terrific.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A+++++. Amazing food ! Great service. Very cozy restsurant

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D
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef chaymol #1, always impresses me with new plates. Always excellent.

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent and the chef was available for questions and suggestions.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is AMAZING. The service is A1 and the food is ever better. If you are in San Juan this place is a must.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, simple yet flavors were spot on. From the first course to the dessert there was nothing that we did not like. Restaurant is not very big, but the service was consistently great. It's a special occasion type of restaurant.

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GG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! It is a rare night out when the Chef greets you personally at the door, welcomes you then proceeds to take care of you throughout your meal. We did the 5 course tasting and each dish was better than the next. White truffles in the spectacular velouté and copious amounts of fresh shaved black truffles over the bass which tasted like it was caught five minutes before it was served. A truly outstanding dinner. We are so glad we stumbled across them while doing restaurant research for our trip. It was a wonderful way to start our trip and we will definitely be back.

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Caribbean
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True chef's table. Amazing food, exceptional service in a very intimate ambiance. A hidden gem

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R
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an absolute gem in San Juan. No foodie should miss this five course meal. Each course was prepared and plated to perfection. This intimate dining experience is in the Acacia boutique hotel and offers only 8 tables.

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k
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our time here. The food and service were excellent! Everything had amazing flavor. We will definitely come back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very small, hip, romantic. Perfect date spot. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. Food was excellent!!! Highly recommend!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed it very much. The food is delicious, but the service is fantastic. They make you feel at home. The waiters are attentive to every detail, they make good recommendations and they are very friendly. A hidden gem.

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l
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibrant ambiance in a very cozy atmosphere. Food was excellent and the service attentive, yet not intrusive. Loved it!!!

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Puerto Rico’s best kept secrets. Marvelous place to have a wonderful dining experience. A pleasure to go back to.

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London
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Could not have asked for a better experience.

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