New American Cuisine

HOURS: SUNDAY & MONDAY NIGHT SUPPER 5PM-9PM, Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm & Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm

7734 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

(314) 773-7755


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At Niche we work to create a menu of humble ingredients and serve them in a way that shows their real potential.

To take the common and remind you how beautiful it can be. We look to the past to see what was here long before us and we look to the future to see what might be possible. As chefs we are never satisfied and always evolving. We are more in awe of a carrot or potato, grown by one of our trusted farmers, than we are by a white truffle flown in from Italy. To us, this is what defines cooking in Missouri.

Press

Readers’ Choice 2015: Chef of the Year – Gerard Craft

“You know a meal is special when you can recall it in vivid detail years, even decades, later. Epicures have traveled from far and near to visit Gerard Craft’s flagship restaurant, Niche, and have departed with memories of exquisitely plated, creative dishes. Craft’s own dining experiences likewise have left an indelible mark on his culinary mind. Here, this year’s Readers’ Choice Chef of the Year – and winner of the 2015 James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Midwest – shares the top meals of his life.”

St. Louis Chef Gerard Craft Announces New Fast-Casual Concept

Prolific St. Louis, Missouri chef Gerard Craft is opening another restaurant, joining the slew of other Beard-nominated chefs to go fast-casual. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Craft, who also operates the Italian restaurant Pastaria and the fine-dining Niche, will open Porano Pasta & Gelato in downtown St. Louis, borrowing ideas from both Chipotle Mexican Grill and his causal sit-down restaurant Pastaria. According to the Post-Dispatch, Porano will offer guests build-your-own pasta and salad bowls, with optional add-ons for protein (brisket, pork meatballs) and the diner’s choice of sauces. (Gluten-free pasta, farro, and bread bases will also be available.)”

Staff

Gerard Craft

Gerard Craft

Owner

Favorite Dish to Cook at Home

Roasted Chicken

Top Three Favorite Cookbooks

The French Laundry, Essence, The Whole Beast

Favorite Ingredient

Wild Sorrels

Least Favorite Ingredient

Apples

Why Do You Love Missouri

It is a region that keeps you on your toes and forces you to be honest. Missouri is full of great ingredients and has a countryside that never ceases to make people fall in love.

Nate Hereford

Nate Hereford

Executive Chef

Favorite Dish to Cook at Home

Anything I get to make and eat with my family.

Top Three Favorite Cookbooks

Flavor Bible, The French Laundry, Time Life Cooking Series

Favorite Ingredient

Oats. They are so simple, yet have such complex flavor. I think they can paint a tremendous picture. 

Least Favorite Ingredient

Cheez-it’s, or ketchup.

Why Do You Love Missouri

There are so many hidden gems here. The Ozark Hills, the rivers, the woods, the farmlands, and the cities. I love Missouri for its awesome pace of life, great people, history, & lots of treasured open spaces.

Sarah Osborn

Sarah Osborn

Pastry Chef

Favorite Dish to Cook at Home

Cobblers

Top Three Favorite Cookbooks

Elements of Dessert, Bouchon Bakery, and Joy of Cooking

Favorite Ingredient

Butter

Least Favorite Ingredient

There are things I have not worked with much, but nothing I would consider my least favorite.

Why Do You Love Missouri

Even after living here most of my life I am still amazed what I learn about it each passing year, and how I can translate our history into the food.

Brian Lagerstrom

Brian Lagerstrom

Sous Chef

Favorite Dish to Cook at Home

Chicken soup. It lends itself to being composed of whatever vegetables I have in the garden or in the fridge.

Top Three Favorite Cookbooks

Tartine Bread, The Zuni Cafe Cookbook, The Art of Fermentation

Favorite Ingredient

Naturally leavened bread. Cooking with bread is very versatile.

Least Favorite Ingredient

Eggplant. It’s a total drag.

Why Do You Love Missouri

Missouri has just enough variety and length of growing season to keep you interested for the whole year. Add on that it is very scenic and full of natural diversity.