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7734 Forsyth Blvd. Clayton, MO 63105 | Clayton | 314-773-7755

Location Description:

Acclaimed restaurateur Gerard Craft has relocated his flagship restaurant, Niche, from Benton Park to a brand-new, state-of-the-art space in downtown Clayton. The menu from Craft an chef du cuisine Nate Hereford remains true to the ethos that made Niche so beloved among local diners: progressive modern cuisine with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce -- and also with a playful side. Diners can order from the a la carte menu, but the new Niche also features a special chef's table with an more extensive tasting menu. While drop-in diners might find an empty seat at the bar, reservations are strongly recommended.


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  • Cuisine(s): American, Contemporary, New American
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Thu 5-10pm
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Evening
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Highly Recommended
  • Parking: Free, Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Dressy-casual attire
  • Extra Info: Handicap Accessibility: Good.
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible

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Business Description

Acclaimed restaurateur Gerard Craft has relocated his flagship restaurant, Niche, from Benton Park to a brand-new, state-of-the-art space in downtown Clayton. The menu from Craft an chef du cuisine Nate Hereford remains true to the ethos that made Niche so beloved among local diners: progressive modern cuisine with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce -- and also with a playful side. Diners can order from the a la carte menu, but the new Niche also features a special chef's table with an more extensive tasting menu. While drop-in diners might find an empty seat at the bar, reservations are strongly recommended.

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