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  1. Distance: 1.94mi

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  1. Distance: 1.94mi
  1. Distance: 1.94mi

About Niche Restaurant

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.

Taft St. #8
Condado, PR 00911
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
International, Contemporary French

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(787) 268-2803

Website:
http://www.nichebistro.com/

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

Parking Details:
Free Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Chef David Chaymol

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

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Wed 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Thu - Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM

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.

Niche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

5.0

service

5.0

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for a Date (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

The most amazing, and special meal! Such a Puerto Rico gem 🙌🏻

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome food!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Special place in a secret hotel, very romantic. Great service and the food amazing.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is a small restaurant with superb food and service. The Chef is always talking and explaining the menu. The tasting MENU is a really rich gastronomic experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 24, 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had. Other 3 people dining with me thought the same. One of them actually said they were eating slow because she did not want the meal to end it was so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wow, great stuff! Everything was top notch. David, the chef, talked to us and every other table personally and explained everything. Mark, our server, was on top of everything. The food was super in all cases. Highly suggest the mussels as an appetizer.

We plan to return soon.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

A Hidden gem. One of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of the best meals that I've ever eaten. David is a culinary genius. I can't wait to return to Puerto Rico so I can return for another amazing dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

My wifey bday

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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent, great culinary experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Best French cuisine in pr. Not cheap

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great find! Cozy atmosphere with lovely chef and outstanding food! Perfect romantic spot

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

From the moment Chef David greeted us at the door, until the end of our 5 course meal, dining at Niche was a 5 star experience. The dishes were delicious and every bite was absolutely mouthwatering. Chef David interacted with us the entire time and was extremely gracious and made us feel at home. Service from his equally efficient staff was outstanding. Everyone should go to Niche to celebrate a special occasion or to just celebrate life. This restaurant will make you feel like you're in foodie heaven!!!

Dishes to try: Everything on the Chef's Tasting Menu

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Niche is cozy, the decor is modern and art gallery-like. but don't let that fool you. We were greeted and served by the chef, who convinced us (my wife & I) to select the five-course meal. A succulent white-bean soup with the aroma of white truffles, opened the treat followed by a perfectly seared scallop over fettuccini with generous slices of fresh black truffles. Segway into a tender and flaky Sea Bass over pureed malanga (a tasty local root veg), followed by duck leg confit topped with a pillowy potato mash. Top all that with a chocolate soufflé straight out of heaven. In addition, the wine pairings suggested by the chef, were spot-on perfect. This is the perfect blend of french classic cuisine blessed with ingredients local to PuertoRico - magnífico!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent service, even better food. Wines...exceptional!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great food and wonderful experience. The chef is extremely friendly and hands on.
Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Niche is an amazing restaurant located in a boutique hotel. Niche is VERY small - maybe 16 seats - maybe 8 very unusually shaped tables. The ambiance resembles a modern cave. The lighting finishes it off. The Chef is from French must have gotten lost and ended up in Puerto Rico. He is a very engaging guy coming over to the table several times. The rest of the staff could not have been nicer or better in any way. We had the tasting menu - 5 courses - amazing. One of the best restaurants we have every been to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing!!! Best overall culinary experience in Puerto Rico. Great staff and service in an intimate environment and everything on the menu is prepared to perfection. They even accommodated my 9 year old with an exquisite child sized dish off the menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We had a fantastic first dinner in Puerto Rico at Niche. Chef David made our night so special and is wonderfully attentive to his guests. The food was outstanding. The octopus appetizer is a must, and we tried one of the specials, a white bean and truffle soup. The ambience of this small restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

What a wonderful find and surprise in San Juan! This had to be one of the best meals I've had in my life, and as a New Yorker, I've eaten in plenty of high-end places. I cannot recommend this more highly to anyone looking for a quiet spot with interesting design and fabulous food and service. We spent $100 each for dinner, but it was money well spent. Don't hesitate, and if you don't, make sure to make reservations, as the place has limited seating. I can't wait to go back there again.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 2, 2017

The best ever. Thanks David. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Jane.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Love everything about this place great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Outstanding meal, the coco mojito started off a wonderful experience. The chief who is French comes to your table and described the special tasting menu. This was the best meal we ever had in San Juan and we live here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A "niche" is a "shallow recess," and that's exactly what this intimate little restaurant is. Beautifully appointed with a custom wooden bar and tables to fit its unusual space, this gem of a restaurant, with only a handful of tables, is an absolutely lovely place to spend an evening. And it's a wonderful place to eat. My tuna tartar appetizer, scallops entrée, and chocolate mousse dessert were nearly perfect. A completely wonderful and satisfying evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Love this place the food is unbelievable and also the service. Totally private and I absolutely recommend it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Chef David took personal care of us with the passion that characterizes his food!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Excellent restaurant with great food and awesome service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Very cool spot. Like you're in a cave. Three out of four of us ordered Othe lobster tail. Unfortunately two of them came out mushy. Sent them back in the new ones that we receive were fabulous. Overall it was a great experience. Would definitely go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This is the best restaurant I ever been in Puerto Rico. The food outstanding and the environment is different. The Chef is always taking care of you. We had the 5 courses menu and amazing .... white bean soup, toston de pana with salmon, and the best creme burle with grand marnier. Totally recommended! I must!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We have visited La Niche three time for dinner - tis time with my wife and our grand daughter, who was on Spring break from College in Connecticut - what a perfect evening! Great food service at the attention of the Chef owner to each customer is always notable! Bravo !

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 20, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I ever had, certainly the best of the 5 restaurants I researched for my trip. This is the place not to miss. Seats 6 or 7 tables, quiet and romantic with amazing food. Rack of lamb with pistachio crust, for example. Tuna tartare , grilled octopus that was soft and sweet. And on and on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The food was beautifully prepared with unusual presentations. I enjoyed the scallops on apio and my companion found his halibut equally delicious. However, the service was unacceptably slow. We waited 45 minutes for the appetizer and another 50 minutes for the meal as did others. If you wish to enjoy 2 cocktails before dinner this is a good option.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Went
On both Friday and Saturday night. Terrific Food ambiance and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We were greeted by the chef/owner who seated us and reviewed the menu. As others have said this is small, out of the way, eclectically decorated restaurant. Everything was beautifully presented form the amuse bush to the main course to dessert. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great food chef very available to diners very nice evening

Tags: Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Excellent! One of the best restaurants I have been to!!! Best food and the most romantic place ever!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great dining experience. Small restaurant in a boutique hotel. Only a few tables but great menu and excellent food. Highly recommend but make sure you make a reservation.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 22, 2017

The food here is excellent. I ordered the lamb chop with a cream of mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and i must say it was one of the best dishes i have ever had in my life if not the best. The sauce is what really what made the dish. It had a creamy (bisque-like taste and texture) that was was poured over the top of the sauteed chop along with some sauteed whole mushrooms. The chop was cooked perfectly as well. We ordered the crab cakes as an appetizer and they were wholesome and delicious. The waiter was extremely friendly and the chef came out to meet and greet people which i thought was very nice of him to be in touch with the costomers. The ambiance was simply gorgeous. The low lighting with the beautiful blend of blue, green and pink lighting gave the interior a very intimate feel to it. If i were to be picky about one thing or give any suggestions i would have to say that when i went into the restaurant for my girlfriends birthday they didn't offer any kind of dessert on the house. Usually any restaurant i've been too they have always offered some kind of dessert on the house even if its just a piece of pie or cake however nothing like that was offered when i stated that it was my girlfriends b-day. Not that its a big deal but it would have been a kind gesture even if we didn't necessarily want dessert. Overall thats not enough for me to keep it from getting a 5 star rating. I would definitely come back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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