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Niche Restaurant

7734 Forsyth Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63105 (Benton Park)
+1 314-773-7755
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Ranked #39 of 2,537 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Benton Park
Cross street: Forsyth, Bemiston
Description: Niche offers several ways to experience our cuisine: a four-course menu at $67 per person (dishes are priced a la carte as well), and a Chef's Tasting menu at $100 per person. In order to best serve you, we kindly ask that you note any dietary restrictions and/or aversions when booking your reservation. Thank you! Please note: On Monday evenings, Niche offers an experience entirely different than that offered the rest of the week. "Monday Night Suppers" feature a 3-course menu of rustic, hearty classics for $35/person. This is the exclusive menu offering on Mondays.
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We celebrated my wife's birthday with a dinner at Niche. What a remarkable place. The atmosphere is inviting, the food is fantastic and the service excellent. There were three of us at the dinner and we ordered the four course. The first course all orders were the same: Spaghetti Squash, Baetje Farms feta, pepitas, oregano. This was a first for... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We dined at Niche to celebrate my husband's birthday. Neither of us had been there previously, so we didn't know what to expect. We were deliciously surprised. The menu is set up to have 12 dishes, essentially 3 options for each of four courses. Each dish can be ordered a la carte, or for a prix fixe, you can choose... More

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St. Louis, MO
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings at the "Chef's Table": a counter in front of the open kitchen. Courses included those listed on the website as of today, but with a few other small but nice items: roasted hen-of-the-woods mushroom with chorizo butter, and a small raw milk cheese course with a camembert produced by one of the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had read a little bit about chef Gerard Craft. He used to live in Salt Lake City and now owns and operates four restaurants in St. Louis. He is a four-time James Beard Foundation finalist for Best Chef. Midwest and Food and Wine named him Best New Chef in 2008. He was very gracious and came to my table... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are regulars at this restaurant and just enjoyed the tasting menu with paired wines again last night. Be ready to experience unusual but delicious combinations of tastes, textures and temperatures. One of the best restaurants in Saint Louis.

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Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place clearly wants to be reach a high level of fine dining. It tries, but it's not there yet. The restaurant and service are rather casual, which is good. The tasting menu had two meat courses but didnot include a fish course. The taste of the dishes were fine, but not stellar. Nothing was very memorable.

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North Westchester, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was a very special occasion since our daughter will only receive one masters degree, so we went to Niche to celebrate and ate like masters! From the warm welcome to the warmer Dia bread, we ate over 9 courses and never felt stuffed. Each course was well timed and proved to be an masterful concoction and mix of flavors,... More

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Irving, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was a wonderful night. We went to celebrate a special occasion and the staff was so friendly and warm. The food was perfect and everything was paired so beautifully. The open kitchen is nice and inviting, and I love all the cookbooks everywhere.

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Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Excellent and attentive service, with a charming server who had a big smile and a warm demeanor; menu is "creative" which means unusual combinations, some successful, some definitely not. Open kitchen, kitchen staff deliver the plates; nice presentation. Good, not great wine list could use some improvement. Some items were perfect, some left a lot to be desired. They are... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Loved this restaurant. Unique experience. Every item on the menu is an invention. I was in a party of three. We shared 2 full 5 course meals and the waiter recommended a couple individual add on items. It was plenty...definitely a place to have small tastes of lots of dishes as everything deserves a full discussion of the flavors, textures... More

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