Brasserie by Niche

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$30 and under
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French
Brasserie by Niche is located in the Central West End.
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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TW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding, service was spot on. We were entertaining guest from out of town and they were quite impressed! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

BH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance exceptional value and amazing service and food

GU
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, and the dessert was phenomenal. The two top was a little too small for two main and a side, glassware etc. nice room. Would definitely go there again.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the moment we stepped in! We had never been before and brought our friend visiting from out of town. The food was absolutely delicious - cannot wait to go back!

KK
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, and they have delicious vegetarian options! Gina is a wonderful sweet server there!

D
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the walleye quenelles special. It was exquisite!! Hadn't been there for a while. The wine was delicious. Our server Corey was cute, efficient and very knowledgeable. I have always liked dining there. Did not disappoint.
The noise level while loud was no worse than any contemporary restaurant and perhaps not as bad.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible and food seems to have taken a hit as well. Server brought out the apps and entrees at the same time which was inconvenient and felt rushed. Chicken was overly salty (more than normal) and overcooked. Server was rude and dismissive.

EF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Expensive but well worth it -- best restaurant in the Central West End.

HD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at Brasserie but it won’t be our last. From the fresh out of the oven bread with creamy butter all the way to our apple tart topped with homemade creme fraiche ice cream, everything was top notch. Our service was impeccably attentive yet delightfully unobtrusive. Ambiance was loud, but thankfully the noise level dropped as the evening progressed.

D
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will definitely go back.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always! The food never disappoints and service is excellent. Depending on what you order, it can a bit pricey, but well worth it! Added bonus, the cocktails in hose and next door at Taste are fantastic as well. We will be back...

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had a 7:30 reservation but wasn’t seated until after 8:00. After being seated the experience was good.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my dads birthday and the staff could not have been more attentive! I haven’t been in a very long time but was reminded last night of just how great Brasserie is! Will be back soon for sure!

JD
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is outstanding. Consistently good. Try the roasted chicken and you will keep coming back for this spectacular dish. The bibb lettuce salad is simple, crisp and delicious. The chocolate mousse is the best I've had. I will keep coming back:)

EB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited for our anniversary. They provided us with complimentary sparkling rose, which was nice. The food was delicious, and came out quickly. We had a slight error on our bill which took some time to be corrected, but overall, we had a nice time.

R
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin continually makes us feel special. We go for casual dining, events, special evenings, Sunday brunch and always walk away feeling great.
A true gem for dining.

Rick and Mary Wolf

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around—felt like a popular French bistro! Brasserie created a wonderful dining experience. All I can say is that we were blown away with all aspects of the meal!

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful place. Just a bit noisy and congested.

MB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious, as always. Service was very good. Time to get food and get car from valet ridiculously long. This is one of the downside - the wait. We had a 515pm reservation, ordered at 545pm and had our main course served at 645pm? Valet was 20 min.

r
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie by Niche always gives us a lovely, relaxing evening with great food. We bring out-of-town guests to Brasserie with full confidence that the food will be terrific, the tone of the place lovely and the drinks delightful. It feels like a wonderful, informal French bistro.

We recommend it to friends, and we will definitely come back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. We will be back!

JM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

great fish: mussel and walleye,average steak 'n frites. Very drafty--should get front door fixed. And very loud--hard to hear tablemates voices.

M
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brassiere for our 5 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience from start to finish. The food, the wine, the atmosphere... all perfection but it it was the way we felt celebrated that will bring us back again and again. Thank you Jennifer and entire staff of Brassiere for making our night truly special.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first impression of Brasserie by Niche was that it is classy, yet relaxed and friendly. Many people seemed to be having a VERY good time. Then the noise level hit me - loud! - from the music and the people. I had hoped for a quiet romantic evening, but it was difficult to hear each other. When our server, Tiffany, came to our table I knew we were in good hands! She was very sweet and the most competent server ever. She was not intrusive, but came over just when we needed something, whether we knew we even needed it or not. She was the best! My Trout Almondine was heavenly - tender and very lightly seasoned so the trout flavor dominated - and the green beans and almonds were cooked perfectly. My partner said his beef & vegetable dish was good except for a couple big fatty chunks. And the bread! Oh my, a bit crusty, soft, chewy, and warm - so good! Worth it to go there for just that! Then I saw Milk Chocolate Pot de la Crème on the desert menu and my will power crumbled. I was glad I ordered it - it was wonderful. My partner ordered the apple tart, but did not eat most of it - it was so burned and tough you could not cut it with a knife. In spite of the negatives I mentioned I would definitely go here again!

H
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Definitely will return.

AB
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a restaurant near the Barnes-Jewish medical campus and this wonderful French restaurant fit the bill. Everything was perfect - friendly and efficient wait staff, excellent food, fun atmosphere. Our waitress did a great job suggesting a wine and allowed us to taste two before deciding. The timing of the courses of our meal was perfect; we didn't feel rushed.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Brasserie this past weekend. The ambiance was upbeat and warm, our server was helpful, friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. I had the scallops - they were outstanding. We were visiting from out of town and look forward to our next trip when we’ll definitely return to this wonderful restaurant!

JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and helpful service. We visit Brasserie at least once a month and always enjoy the experience

C
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRASSERIE never disappoints! Both food and service are always outstanding.

i
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chicken was not moist as the server advertised it. The breast was very dry, the taste was good but it was definately over cooked. I think it would have been a great dish if it was not over done. The cheese puffs were the best I've had. Wine by glass selection was not so great.

d
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waiter, Peter, was excellent. We were going to a show after dinner, and he made sure that all the courses were brought out in a timely manner. We will be back!

LS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely, lively and fun!

BG
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For the four of us who had dinner at your restaurant this past Tuesday we all agreed that it was a terrific experience with great tasting food made all the better by our waiter Catlin. She knew the menu well, made good suggestions and had a pleasant smile and way about her. She’s a keeper and made us feel right at home.

Regards,
Bernie Gacka

G
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we really enjoyed the food and our overall dining experience. We had a great server as well...wish I could remember his name but he was very attentive.

R
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie by Niche is my favorite restaurant, and I chose it to celebrate my sister's birthday as she was a French major. She and a friend were visiting from out of town. Our server wished her happy birthday upon our seating and at the conclusion of the meal. While I understand that restaurants cannot give away a lot of freebies, I did find it unusual that no attempt was made to acknowledge her birthday with ... some small item even if it was a candle in something. Turning 70 is no small feat! The couple next to us were given a dish of au gratin potatoes as acknowledgement of their anniversary. I actually have celebrated my own birthday at Brasserie....cannot recall if anything was provided. Open Table asks about such special occasions...perhaps such questions should be omitted. In the big picture, the restaurant was wonderful, and our seating request was acknowledged...just perfect. The crowd was large, and bar service a tad slower than usual. This was understandable. My disappointment at not having my sister's birthday made more of a "to-do" than a greeting lead me to leave a smaller gratuity than the server deserved....It was likely not her fault...more the restaurant's. I will correct this the next time we come in.

MO
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our 4th visit and the first to disappoint. The trouble started with the valet parking. We had to wait for someone to show up to take our car and someone trying to get into their parking garage next door while we waited went totally crazy that we were blocking their way. The food was just OK and our waiter seemed distracted so we had to pull information out of him. The one positive was we were headed to the Fox and the meal came so quickly we were able to get there in plenty of time.

LT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

French onion soup was tasty but too salty. The broth was very think.

The trout almondine was tasteless as was the steak tartar.

The vegetable tart was good.

The bistro steak needed more seasoning and was overcooked.

The braised beef was good.

The hazelnut mousse lacked flavor.

SG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brasserie by Niche was a delightful treat for my wife and I on our anniversary! Tiffany went above and beyond with her service and recommendations! The food was even more delicious and each course we had was better than the next. Highly recommend giving it a chance!

CS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For many years the Brasserie served dishes similar to those I experienced in France, moderate sized portions, with vegetables and salad. At the end of the meal you felt satisfied but rarely "stuffed." As a friend said, it's just enough. Now they seem to have gone all American, huge amounts of french fries, not so much emphasis on the vegetables, large desserts...sort of like one of the upscale chain diners.

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always consistent with good food and excellent service