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Niche, St. Louis

Niche - St. Louis, Missouri
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1831 Sidney Street, St. Louis, MO 63104Map
+1 314 773 7755
Neighborhood: Benton Park
Cuisine: Bistros & Brasseries
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Gerard Craft has certainly made his niche in St. Louis. His arrival from Salt Lake City in 2005 electrified the dining scene, as the adventurous chef-owner introduced his envelope-pushing creative cuisine and transformed a shell of a building in historic Benton Park into one of the hottest and best St. Louis restaurants. The accolades that have followed—Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef, two nominations for the James Beard Foundation Award—have made Niche’s 42 seats even more coveted. Craft’s artistry is in taking humble ingredients, particularly overlooked cuts of pork, and elevating them to fine fare. In particular, his Greenwood Farms pork belly—with faro, comte, strawberries and turnips—is an amazingly tender and succulent dish and an absolute must-try. If the Bistronomy set dinner is on offer, seize the opportunity to try three courses for $35. Craft has described Bistronomy as his return to his original mission to share affordable, unpretentious, modern cuisine in a fun setting. Should Niche be booked solid, check out Craft’s two other outlets: the tiny Taste by Niche next door, serving small plates and creative cocktails; and Brasserie by Niche in the Central West End.

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By rperiasamy | Posted 09/01/10
  Great place to stay on a business trip!  
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Restaurant General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
  • Takeout Available: Yes
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11 th most recommended restaurant in St Louis, MO