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“I like it - a lot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie by Niche

Brasserie by Niche
4580 Laclede Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2104
314-454-0600
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Ranked #25 of 2,502 restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Euclid
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I like it - a lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The bustle and zip of the Brasserie by Niche can be appealing, if you're in the mood for it. Sure, the place can be echoey and they proudly state they use frozen potatoes for the frites (because they beat everything else in taste tests), but that's the only thing I have to say that isn't a compliment. The food, no matter what we've ordered, has been prepared and plated with easy care, the service has been good to very good, and the flavors all we wanted. Add a fair-plus wine list and affordable costs, and you've got a place that models the feel, flair, and competent informality of a brasserie.

When I'm in St. Louis and the Central West End is convenient, it's become my reflex if no one else is asking for a particular spot to say, "Why don't we just go to the Brasserie?"

I can't think of a better compliment for a brasserie than that one word, "just."

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sikeston, Missouri
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Very good food, EXCESSIVE pricing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The roasted chicken and beef bourguignon were prepared perfectly and deliciously. The Creme Brulee was awesome. The prices were over the top expensive. Nothing about the place made it worth the $175.51 bill. Salads are $8.25. Coffee $2.00. One glass of wine was $10.00. Creme Brulee was $8 for small serving. Delicious but I think pricing is excessive. We are from a small town and visiting relatives so maybe you are used to this in St. Louis.

Visited January 2013
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travelpro123
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
“Delightfully French”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Paris Rive-Gauche in St. Louis! What a wonderful restaurant. Our recent visit on a crowded Saturday night was entirely enjoyable. Our food from Moules Marinieres, oysters on the half-shell, wonderful pan fried whitefish called Skate and the Bistro Filet were all spectacularly good. Decoration is simple but tasteful. Valet parking is provided. Service was excellent and non-obnoxious yet fast and attentive. I wish there would be more restaurants of that caliber. We would be happy to pay the price. Reservations required.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Accidentally Stumbled into this Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We originally had reservations at the restaurant next to this brasserie. We walked in and out due to the loud noise. We had a fantastic lunch at Niche. The setting is similar to a small place you would visit in Paris, our waiter was so professional, knowledable, and accomodating. The atmosphere was so lovely, I cannot wait to go back for a weekend brunch, but will also try to go for a dinner. I had french toast that was not the typical french toast you order at breakfast places. These had a delicious lemon curd over the top. Another guest at waffles that were had cooked fresh apples over the top. We all loved our meals.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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135 reviews 135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Always Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

We went back and it was as good as ever. Their chicken special was extraordinary and others enjoyed their famous gnocchi dish. From beginning to end we always like going back to Brasserie. Our server was very helpful with the wine selections and the food came out hot and quickly, we love the setting and the atmosphere. Keep up the good work.

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