Niche Restaurant

4.9
305 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. Marriage of French and PR flavors.
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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM

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JK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef David has created a masterpiece. Oh how we loved it. Just a wonderful and authentic experience. Far exceeded expectations.

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Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my father and we had an amazing time. We ordered the grilled octopus (it was cooked perfectly), sea bass with truffles and the scallops. Everything was so fresh and extremely tasty. Also, our waiter Eddie gave us spectacular service. He was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. Would definitely come again. Once again, David Chaymol does not disappoint.

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CR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent, great cocktails. Definitely would recommend and come back.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing French food! Small restaurant (yet a large menu) waited on by the fun loving superb French chef. Great wine list even by the glass. We’ve decided we’ll purposefully stop in San Juan for one night when headed to the Caribbean from now on— just for this dinner. Go!

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KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, drinks and service. Creative and unique but tight atmosphere. Go!

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and menu, quality employees with a really fine meal

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PV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Niche was a beautiful experience. We went for New Years Eve and enjoyed a 6 course meal that was divine. The service and ambiance could not have been better and we chef came out with every course to explain the dish. It’s origins and inspiration. Absolutely wonderful. Would go back again and again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Owner/chef gives you a very personal experience. Will definitely be back!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was simply stunning. You walk in and greeted by the head chef and showed us to the bar and we talked drinks for a bit before ordering some. Our table was ready after a bit (we showed up 30 min early by mistake) and we sat down and had some of the best food that to be honest I’ve ever ate. The atmosphere and dining experience was a dream and I still can’t believe this amazing hole in the wall exists. A dining experience I will never forget! Next time I’m in PR I know where I’m going for dinner!!

The mussels are next level.

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B
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an oasis of Gallic culinary excellence nestled between the cozy bungalows of Ocean Park and Condado's tourist hotels. The dining room is tiny (6 tables!) but hums with the happy vibe of people enjoying good food and good services. The menu is standard French bistro but some items are cleverly accented with local ingredients and flavors. The cooking is very good and the wait staff superb. I cannot recommend the 5 course tasting menu, however, much as the owner chef pushes it in his "rounds" before you order. Each of our dishes was quite good but the kitchen just doesn't have the manpower to sustain the necessary pace to bring out that much food and there were lengthy and uncomfortable pauses (20 minutes) between some courses. That said, I highly recommend this place.

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FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! The tasting menu portions are large and the chef if able to make substitutions as needed. Will definitely be visiting again!

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Had a great time! We've eaten at most of high end restaurants in San Juan, and some are very good, but none seem to get everything right every time. Niche is the exception, and it is the first place we've been to in San Juan that I would truly call Fine Dinning. It's quite small, but not in a awkward way. the small number of seats allows the chef/owner to oversee and ensure everything is executed to the highest level.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Feels like they enjoy your visit more than you do and that is exactly how they make you feel :)

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AR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was me and my boyfriends first night in Puerto Rico. We stayed at the hotel where Niche Restaurant resides. The food and ambiance were superb. The chef recommended wine pairings and the food was absolutely divine. Our waiter was attentive and friendly.

I cannot say enough great things about this eclectic menu and perfectly cooked food. For people with a curious and sophisticated palate I would recommend!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the most romantic restaurant in PR. Exquisite!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints. 5-course dinner exceeded expectations and well above other similarly priced restaurants in the area. Great place for a date! Keep up the good work!

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v
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!! 5 stars!! Great food and great service!!

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IK
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was amazing, we were happy to meet the chef David Chaymol, and loved how he made experience unique and personal, even though usually we are dinner introverts :)

The live guitar music was great as well

Going back for more tomorrow

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find!!! Small quaint gem located in a charming boutique hotel. The ambiance was perfect, the service was 100% personalized by the chef himself. We could not rave about the food enough- eclectic flavors we will remember for years to come. If we had one small correction/ do-over, we would have asked for light salt on our steak. That may just be a personal preference. Could not recommend highly enough!!! We will be back.

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CR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Niche is a wonderful option for excellent food. But even with a party of 4 sharing 2 main dishes and a bottle of wine you don't go below $100 per person, a bit high. Is only for very special occasions.

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KD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, great atmosphere service was great but I did find the prices to be a costly.

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef David has created a unique gem in the restaurant landscape. His world travels are evident in the flavors of his menu. The cozy warm atmosphere began with the valet, to the wait staff, to Chef David. Treat yourself well and dine with Chef David at Niche'.

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p
Las Vegas
15 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
34 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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Caribbean
2 reviews
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
3 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
14 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
3 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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